What's Michael?

Japanese name: What's Michael?
Japanese name: ホワッツマイケル
English name: What's Michael?
Italian name: Ciao, io sono Michael
Dates: April 15, 1988-March 28, 1989
Broadcast time: Friday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm) (original broadcast time)
1989 (Italy)
Number of episodes: 45
Animation Studio: Daume
Production Company: Kitty Films
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Makoto Kobayashi (manga)
Series Director: Masakazu Higuchi
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Osamu Nakamura, Masaaki Sakurai, Kishi Hazama
Art Director: Katsuyoshi Kanemura, Chisato Sunagawa, Uchida Yoshiyuki
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshio Kabashima
Animator(s): Yoshio Kabashima (director), Yukio Oyake (director), Sayaka Yamada (director), Masae Otake (director), Yoshinobu Aohachi (director), Junko Furatsuka (director), Katsuji Matsumoto (director)
Sound: Hiroshi Yamasaki (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, modern life, animal characters, cats
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as What's Michael? 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.

Last update: October 2, 2010
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