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Hatsumei Boy Kanipan

Japanese name: Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
Japanese name: 発明BOYカニパン
English name: Inventor Boy Kanipan
Dates: July 3, 1998-January 29, 1999
Broadcast time: Friday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 31
Animation Studio: Studio Comet
Production Company: Nihon Ad Systems
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Series Director: Hiroshi Ishiodori
Episode Director(s): Hiroshi Ishiodori, Toshitaka Tsunoda, Yoshiaki Okumura, Shunsuke Tada
Producer(s): Kaoru Saitou (TV Tokyo), Tatsuji Yamazaki (Nihon Ad Systems)
Planning: Ryota Yamaguchi (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Hiroshi Ishiodori, Toshitaka Tsunoda, Kazumi Hukushima, Takaaki Ishiyama
Writer(s): Taishi Yamazaki, Ryota Yamaguchi, Nishizono Satoru, Reiko Yoshida
Art Director: Chikara Nishikura
Art Design: Tomioya Tsujita (setting), Yukiko Kiyokawa (color)
Character Designer(s): Hiroshi Kanazawa, Hajime Jinguji (mecha)
Animator(s): Hiroshi Kanazawa (director), Yukio Oyake (director), Yoshiaki Okumura (director)
Music: Toshihiko Sahashi
Sound: Hiromi Kikuta (director) (early episodes); Takuya Hiramitsu (director) (later episodes)
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Genre(s): comedy, adventure, science fiction, robots, children
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Note(s): This series was continued by Chou Hatsumei Boy Kanipan.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hatsumei Boy Kanipan 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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