Takoyaki Mantoman

Japanese name: Takoyaki Mantoman [Takoyaki Mant-Man]
Japanese name: たこやきマントマン
English name: Octopus Dumplings Mantleman (Capeman)
Dates: April 4, 1998-September 25, 1999
Broadcast time: Saturday, 7:30-8:00 am
Number of episodes: 77
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company: TV Tokyo, Yomiko Advertising, Studio Pierrot
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)m Kyotara Kimura (Yomiko Advertising), Naoyuki Oshikiri (Studio Pierrot)
Creator(s): Hiro Takada and Yasutoshi Nakamura (manga)
Series Director: Akira Shigino, Masami Anno (chief director)
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Junpei Nakagawa (TV Tokyo),
Planning: Yoshio Urasawa (series composition)
Writer(s): Yoshio Urasawa
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Character Designer(s): Katsuyuki Kubo
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Satsuki Yukino (Red), Megumi Nasu
Genre(s): comedy, science fiction, superheroes, food, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (ICDD 13-28)
Note(s): The first 51 episodes were composed of two 15 minute cartoons. The final 26 episodes consisted of half-hour stories.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Takoyaki Mantoman 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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Last update: September 20, 2008
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