List of Anime Television Series:
Hikari no Densetsu

Japanese name: Hikari no Densetsu Hikari no Densetsu TV Series image
Japanese name: 光の伝説
English name: Legend of Light; Legend of Hikari
French name: Cynthia ou le rythme de la vie
German name: Die kleinen Superstars
Dates: May 3, 1986-September 20, 1986
September 6, 1988 (France)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 19
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Production Company: Tatsunoko Production
Broadcaster: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
La 5 (France)
RTL2 (Germany)
Creator(s): Izuma Aso (manga)
Series Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Episode Director(s): Tomomichi Mochizuki, Shinya Sadamitsu
Planning: Hideki Sonoda (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Tomomichi Mochizuki, Shinya Sadamitsu
Writer(s): Hideki Sonoda, Asami Watanabe, Yasushi Hirano
Art Director: Kikuko Tada
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Toyoko Hashimoto, Michitaka Kikuchi, Ammonaito (mecha)
Animator(s): Yumiko Suda (director), Naoyuki Onda (director), Takayuki Goto (director), Toyoko Hashimoto (director), Asami Endo (director)
Music: Eiji Kawamura
Sound: Katsunori Shimizu (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tsukasa Ito (Hikari Uenaga), Nobuo Tobita (Yoshiaki Ooishi)
Genre(s): sports (rhythmic gymnastics), high school, shojo, romance, teenagers
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hikari no 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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