List of Anime Television Series:
Manga Doshite Monogatari

Japanese name: Manga Doshite Monogatari
Japanese name: まんがどうして物語
English name: Cartoon Why Story
Dates: April 7, 1984-March 29, 1986
Broadcast time: Saturday, 17:30-18:00 (5:30-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 100
Animation Studio: Knack Productions
Production Company: Dax International
Broadcaster: Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Yoshihiko Soga, Nozaki Sadao
Producer(s): Yuji Tanno, Kenji Nagai, Hiroshi Inoue
Writer(s): Takeshi Shudo, Hiroshi Toda, Yuuho Hanazono, Kyouko Sugiyama
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Yasuhiko Suzuki (director), Junko Isaka (director), Tatsuya Matano (director)
Music: Harumi Ibe
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): educational, animal characters
Home Video

Note(s): Each episode contains two short cartoons.

There are also live action segments in this series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Manga Doshite Monogatari 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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