Sarutobi Ecchan

Japanese name: Sarutobi Ecchan
Japanese name: さるとびエッちゃん
English name: Monkey-Style Jumper Ecchan, Ecchan the Ninja
Italian name: Hela Supergirl
Polish name: Hella Superdziewczyna
Dates: October 4, 1971-March 27, 1972
1982 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company: Toei Doga
Broadcaster: National Education Television (NET)
Rete 4 (Italy)
Polonia1 (Poland)
Creator(s): Shotaro Ishinomori (manga: Okashina Okashina Anoko)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Yugo Serikawa
Planning: Shinichi Miyazaki (NET), Yoshifumi Hatano (Toei Doga)
Writer(s): Shotaro Ishinomori, Morihisa Yamamoto, Shin-ichi Yukimuro
Art Director: Fumihiro Uchiyama, Osamu Tsuchida
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Shinya Takahashi
Animator(s): Shinya Takahashi (director), Teruo Kogure (director), Bonjin Nagaki (director), Hideo Furusawa (director), Hayao Miyazaki (key), Yoshinori Kanada (key), Yoichi Kotabe (key)
Music: Seichiro Uno
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, magical girl, family life, ninja, martial arts, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (XT 2160 (set))
Note(s): Each episode contains two short stories.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Sarutobi Ecchan 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.

Last update: March 7, 2009
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