Tobidase! Machine Hiryu

Japanese name: Tobidase! Machine Hiryu Tobidase! Machine Hiryu TV Series image
Japanese name: とびだせ! マシーン飛竜
English name: Take Flight! Machine Hiryu [Flying Dragon]
Italian name: Flying Dragon, il drago volante
Dates: October 5, 1977-March 29, 1978
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 21
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company: Toei Animation
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12
CRC Cooperativa Rinascita Cinematografica (syndicator) (Italy)
Creator(s): Jinzo Toriumi, Tatsunoko staff
Series Director: Seitaro Hara
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Kei Iijima, Yasuto Kono
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Art Design: Naoto Yokose (setting), Torao Arai (setting), Yoko Sugisaki (color)
Character Designer(s): Yoshitaka Amano, Katsumi Endo, Kunio Okawara (mecha)
Animator(s): Eiji Tanaka (director), Katsumi Endo (director)
Music: Hiroshi Tsutsui
Sound: Fusanobu Fujiyama (recording director)
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Genre(s): comedy, adventure, racing (automobiles)
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tobidase! Machine Hiryu 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.

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Last update: June 12, 2010
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