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Karate Baka Ichidai

Japanese name: Karate Baka Ichidai Karate Baka Ichidai TV Series image
Japanese name: 空手バカ一代
English name: Ichidai the Karate Fool
Dates: October 3, 1973-September 25, 1974
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 47
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Manichi Broadcasting System (MBS), National Educational Television (NET)
Creator(s): Ikki Kajiwara and Jiro Tsunoda (manga)
Series Director: Osamu Dezaki
Episode Director(s): Eiji Okabe, Osamu Dezaki
Producer(s): Eisuke Oizawa (National Educational Television), Nobuo Inada (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)
Storyboard(s): Yoshio Kuroda, Koji Toyoda, Hiroshi Yamamoto
Writer(s): Ken Hazama, Yoshiaki Yoshida, Akinori Matsumoto
Art Director: Takamura Mukuo
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Daikichirou Kusube (chief director), Keiichiro Kimura (director), Hiroshi Iino (director), Masayoshi Nakashima (director), Takeshi Oosaka (director)
Music: Mitsuru Kotani
Sound: Susumu Aketagawa (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): drama, sports, martial arts (karate), biography (Masutatsu Oyama)
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Karate Baka Ichidai 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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