Ganbare! Genki

Japanese name: Ganbare! Genki
Japanese name: がんばれ元気
English name: Go For It! Genki; Genki, The Boy Champ
French name: Genki
Italian name: Forza, Sugar
Dates: July 16, 1980-April 1, 1981
1983 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 35
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Yu Koyama (manga)
Series Director: Rintaro
Episode Director(s): Masahiro Sasaki, Akinori Nagaoka
Planning: Yoshio Takami (Toei Animation)
Storyboard(s): Rintaro
Writer(s): Shunichi Yukimuro
Art Director: Yoshiyuki Shikano
Character Designer(s): Takao Kouzai, Kazuo Komatsubara
Animator(s): Kazuo Komatsubara (director), Masami Suda (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): drama, comedy, sports (boxing), high school
Home Video
Japan: DVD (DSTD 02242)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ganbare! Genki 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: December 27, 2008
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