Iga no Kabamaru

Japanese name: Iga no Kabamaru
Japanese name: 伊賀野カバ丸
English name: Kabamaru of Iga
Italian name: Ninja Boy
Dates: October 20, 1983-March 29, 1984
1988 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 24
Animation Studio: Group TAC
Production Company: Yomiko Advertising, Toho, Nippon Television, Group TAC
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Odeon TV (Italy)
Creator(s): Yu Azuki (manga)
Series Director: Tameo Ogawa
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Toru Horikoshi (Nippon Television), Minoru Ohno (Yomiko Advertising), Masamichi Fujiwara (Toho), Shigeji Tsuiki (Group TAC)
Planning: Tokio Tsuchiya (series composition)
Art Director: Shizue Tanaka
Character Designer(s): Akio Hosoya
Animator(s): Akio Hosoya (director), Toshiyuki Inoue (key)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Ryuusei Nakao (Kabamaru)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, romance, martial arts, ninjas, high school, teenagers
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Iga no Kabamaru 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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