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Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi

Japanese name: Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi TV Series image
Japanese name: まんが日本昔ばなし
English name: Animated Japanese Tales
Dates: January 3, 1976-September 3, 1994
Broadcast time: Saturday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 949 or 1453 ??
Animation Studio: Group Tac
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Tokyo Broadcast System (TBS); Manichi Broadcasting System (MBS)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Rintaro, Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu, Gisaburo Sugii, Eisuke Kondo
Planning: Yasunori Kawauchi (supervisor)
Art Director:
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Shinya Takahashi, Hiroshi Kanazawa, Tsuneo Maeda, Atsuko Hotta
Music: Jun Kitahara
Sound: Atsushi Tashiro (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): folklore (Japan)
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Note(s): From October 2005 to August 2006 some of the episodes were revised and broadcast on the Manichi Broadcast System and Tokyo Broadcast System.

In 2011, some episodes have been revised into long specials and broadcast on the Manichi Broadcast System.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi 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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