Japanese name: Hipira-kun Hipira-kun TV Series image
Japanese name: ヒピラくん
English name: Little Hipira
Dates: December 21-25, 2009
Broadcast time: Monday-Friday, 11:41-11:51 am (slight variation each day)
Number of episodes: 12 (5 minutes)
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nihon Hiso Kyokai (NHK BS2)
Creator(s): Katsuhiro Otomo and Shinji Kimura (children's book series)
Series Director: Shinji Kimura
Episode Director(s):
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Kodai Sato (director)
Music: Comish
Sound: Keiichi Momose (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yumiko Kobayashi (Hipira)
Genre(s): comedy, supernatural, supernatural creatures (vampires, ghosts), children
Home Video

Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hipira-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: June 14, 2010
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