List of Anime Television Series:
Dolphin Oji

Japanese name: Dolphin Oji
Japanese name: ドルフィン王子
English name: Dolphin Prince; Marine Boy
Dates: April 4, 1965-April 18, 1965
Broadcast time: Sunday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 3
Animation Studio: TV Doga
Production Company: TV Doga and Toei Doga
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Series Director: Haruo Osani
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Minoru Adachi
Writer(s): Yukihiko Kitagawa
Art Director:
Art Design: Kazue Ito
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Takashige Sugiyama, Motohiro Matsumoto
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Noriko Ohara (Dolphin Prince), Yoshiko Matsuo(Neptunia), Chikao Ohtsuka (Dr. Marina)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, ocean life, mermaids
Home Video

Note(s): This is the earliest series that Kaitou Shonen Marine is based on. Its three episodes were broadcast as an experiment that lead to the making of Ganbare! Marine Boy. Later, Kaitou Shonen Marine was made, reusing the episodes from the two earlier series. Dolphin Oji's three black and white episodes were remade in color for the final version of the series (changes were also made to the characters and plots to be consistent with the continuity of the final series).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Dolphin Oji go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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