Ninja Hattori-kun

Japanese name: Ninja Hattori-kun
Japanese name: 忍者ハットリくん
English name: Little Hattori the Ninja
Italian name: Nino, il mio amico ninja
Spanish name: Ninja Hattori
Dates: September 28, 1981-December 25, 1987
December 1986 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 18:50-19:00 (6:50-7:00 pm) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 694 (10 minutes)
Animation Studio: Shin'ei Doga
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi National Broadcasting (ANB)
Euro TV (Italy)
Canal Panda (Spain)
Creator(s): Fujiko Fujio A (Motoo Abiko) (manga)
Series Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Episode Director(s): Fumio Ikeno
Producer(s): Yoshiaki Koizumi, Tetsuo Kanno (TV Asahi), Hiroshi Hagino (Asatsu), Yoshio Kato (Shin'ei Doga)
Planning: Masaaki Sakurai (series composition)
Writer(s): Masaaki Sakurai
Art Director: Takashi Miyano
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Nobuyuki Kitajima (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yuko Mita (Hattori)
Genre(s): comedy, ninjas, modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (XT1864)
Note(s): There was a live-action television version of Ninja Hattori-kun in 1966 and a movie version in 2004.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ninja Hattori-kun 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 21, 2009
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