List of Anime Television Series:
Hajime Ningen Gon

Japanese name: Hajime Ningen Gon
Japanese name: はじめ人間ゴン
English name: Gon, the Stone Age Boy
German name: Gon, der Höhlenfratz
Dates: March 9, 1996-April 22, 1997
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyoukai (NHK-BS2 satellite)
Premier Junior (Germany)
Creator(s): Shunji Sonoyama (manga)
Series Director: Yutaka Kagawa
Episode Director(s): Yutaka Kagawa, Takashi Ikehata, Takashi Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Yokoyama
Planning: Yoshio Urasawa (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Yutaka Kagawa, Junya Koshiba, Akira Shigino
Writer(s): Yoshio Urasawa, Megumi Sugiwara
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Art Design: Mika Iwami (color)
Character Designer(s): Yoshiyuki Kishi
Animator(s): Masaaki Iwane (director), Hirohide Shikishima (director), Fumie Muroi (director), Yoshihiro Matsushita (director), Hiroyuki Yamada (director), Toshiyasu Okada (director)
Music: Yusuke Honma
Sound: Shimizu Katsunori (director), Yuko Suzuki (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): comedy, historical (prehistoric), family life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (XT 1736, 1759 (sets))
Note(s): Each episode has three separate stories. (In later rebroadcasts, the original episodes were broken into up so that it could be rebroadcast in daily 10 minute episodes.) It was broadcast as part of Eisei Anime Gekijou.

This series has an earlier version under the title of the manga that Hajime Ningen Gon suceeded, Hajime Ningen Giatrus (1974).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hajime Ningen Gon 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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