Jungle Kurobe

Japanese name: Jungle Kurobe Jungle Kurobe TV Series image
Japanese name: ジャングル黒べえ
English name:
Dates: March 2, 1973-September 28, 1973
Broadcast time: Friday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 31
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS), A Production
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Mainichi Broadcast System (MBS), National Educational Television (NET)
Creator(s): Fujiko F. Fujio (Fujimoto Hiroshi) (manga)
Series Director: Osamu Dezaki
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Toshiaki Matsushima, Yutaka Kaneko, Yoshiaki Yoshida
Art Director: Noboru Tatsuike
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Yoshio Kabashima (director), Takeo Kitahara (director), Akio Sugino (director)
Music: Goh Misawa
Sound: Chiba Kouichi (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, modern life, African natives, elementary school, children
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Note(s): Each episode is composed of two short cartoons.

Kurobe, the main character, was defined as an offensive racial stereotype in 1989. At that time the manga this series is based on was removed from distribution along with this animated version.

Each episode is composed of two short cartoons.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Jungle Kurobe go to the Chronology of Animation.

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Last update: September 6, 2009
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