List of Anime Television Series:
Hakugei Densetsu

Japanese name: Hakugei Densetsu
Japanese name: 白鯨伝説
English name: Legend of the White Whale; Legend of Moby Dick
Dates: April 2, 1997-October 29, 1997; October 21, 1998 (March 24, 1999-May 12, 1999)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 18:30-18:58 (6:30-6:58 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Image K; Studio Junior
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Housou Kyokai (NHK-BS2)
Creator(s): Osamu Dezaki and Akio Sugino
Series Director: Osamu Dezaki
Episode Director(s): Kou Matsuzono, Takeshi Yoshimoto
Producer(s): Tetsuo Katayama (1-18), Tsuneyuki Morishima (1-18), Sumio Udagawa (19-26), Minoru Kubota (19-26)
Planning: Takayuki Matsutani, Yoshihiro Shimizu (19-26)
Storyboard(s): Osamu Dezaki
Writer(s): Katsuhiko Koide, Koji Ueda, Eto Mori, Osamu Dezaki
Art Director: Jirou Kouno
Art Design: Kayoko Nishi (color)
Character Designer(s): Hirotoshi Takaya, Masaki Sato, Tsutomu Suzuki (mecha)
Animator(s): Hirotoshi Takaya (chief director), Masaki Sato (chief director, director), Tatsufumi Tamagawa (director), Yuki Iwai (director)
Music: Masahiro Ando, Hirotaka Izumi, Seiji Suzuki (director)
Sound: Tomoaki Yamada (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toshihiko Seki (Dew), Akio Ohtsuka (Ahab), Yuko Mizutani (Lady Luck)
Genre(s): adventure, drama, science fiction, space flight, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA-3090)
Note(s): This series is a science fiction version of Herman Melville's novel, Moby Dick.

This series was suspended in October 1997. In October 1998 it began broadcasting again, possibly from the beginning, and was broadcast to its completion.

This show was originally supposed to be 39 episodes long but was shortened to 26.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hakugei Densetsu 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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