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Manga Hajimete Monogatari

Japanese name: Manga Hajimete Monogatari Manga Hajimete Monogatari TV Series image
Japanese name: まんがはじめて物語
English name: Animated First Time Stories; Animated History of Origins
Italian name: I grandi personaggi
Dates: May 6, 1978-March 31, 1984
1983 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 17:30-18:00 (5:30-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 305
Animation Studio: Dax International
Production Company: Dax International, Tokyo Broadcast System
Broadcaster: Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS)
Series Director: Kimiyoshi Soga, Nozaki Sadao
Episode Director(s): Tatsuya Matano, Hiroshi Jinsenji, Takao Yosuji
Producer(s): Yuji Tanno, Kenji Nagai (Dax International), Takashi Suzuno, Hiroshi Inoue (Tokyo Broadcasting System)
Storyboard(s): Kimiyoshi Soga, Nozaki Sadao
Writer(s): Takeshi Shudo, Shina Matsuoka, Keiji Kubota
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Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Kazuna Matsuzaki
Music: Harumi Ibe
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): educational, history, animal characters, science fiction, time travel
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Note(s): This show had a live action hostess who introduced the two cartoon biographies contained in each episode.

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