Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun

Japanese name: Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun
Japanese name: 南国少年パプワくん
English name: Southern Country Boy Papuwa-kun; Papuwa of the South Seas
Dates: October 10, 1992-October 2, 1993
Broadcast time: Saturday, 19:30-19:58 (7:30-7:58 pm)
Number of episodes: 42
Animation Studio: Nippon Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi National Broadcasting (ANB)
Creator(s): Ami Shibata (manga)
Series Director: Jun Takagi
Episode Director(s): Yoshikata Nitta, Akinori Yabe, Masahiro Hosoda
Producer(s): Kenji Oota (Asahi National Broadcasting), Shigeo Endo (Nippon Animation)
Planning: Shoji Sato
Art Director: Ken Kawai
Character Designer(s): Akira Takeuchi
Animator(s): Akira Takeuchi (director), Tomoyuki Matsumoto (director), Takao Yamasaki (director), Hiroko Fuji (director), Eiji Hirayama (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Mayumi Tanaka (Papuwa), Hikaru Midorikawa (Shintarou)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, Pacific islands
Home Video
Japan: Laserdisc set (PCLP-508)
Note(s): This series has a sequel, Papuwa, that ran from 2003-2004.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-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: September 20, 2008
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