Japanese name: Norakuro-kun Norakuro-kun image
Japanese name: のらくろクン
English name: Little Norakuro
Dates: October 4, 1987-October 2, 1988
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 50
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Suiho Tagawa (manga)
Series Director: Masami Anno
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Yoshio Urasawa (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Takaaki Ishiyama
Writer(s): Hiroshi Konishikawa, Yoshiyuki Suga
Art Director: Torao Arai
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yuji Moriyama
Animator(s): Takeshi Oosaka (director), Hiroshi Kawabata (director), Hiroyuki Ikegami (director)
Sound: Fusanobu Fujiyama (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Chika Sakamoto (Norakuro), Naoko Matsui (Rika)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, detectives, crime, animal characters (dogs), modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (ICDS 5-6 (sets))
Note(s): This series is a sequel to the first Norakuro (1970) series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Norakuro-kun 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: April 24, 2010
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