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Japanese name: Katanagatari Katanagatari TV Series image
Japanese name: 刀語
English name:
Dates: January 25, 2010-December 10, 2010
Broadcast time: Monday, 25:10-26:10 (broadcast time, first episode)
Number of episodes: 12 (1 hour)
Animation Studio: White Fox
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Ishin Nishio (novel series)
Series Director: Keitaro Motonaga
Episode Director(s): Keitaro Motonaga, Mokoto Sokuza, Tomoki Kobayashi
Producer(s): Hideo Katsumata, Masayuki Haryu, Nriko Ozaki, Gaku Iwasa (animation (White Fox)
Planning: Makoto Uezu (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Goichi Iwahata, Tomoki Kobayashi
Writer(s): Makoto Uezu, Seiko Nagatsu, Touko Machida
Art Director: Tadashi Kudo
Art Design: Akemi Teshima (color)
Character Designer(s): Tsuyoshi Kawada
Animator(s): Tsuyoshi Kawada (chief director), Atsushi Itagaki (director), Daisuke Mataga (director), Kazuhisa Nakamura (director), Ikuo Yoshida (director), Yuji Moriyama (director), Soji Ninomiya (director)
Music: Taku Iwasaki
Sound: Yasunori Ebina (director)
Voice Actors
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Genre(s): adventure, romance, historical (Japan, Edo Period), martial arts
Home Video

Note(s): This series is broadcast monthly as a one-hour special, then released on home video.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Katanagatari 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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