Patapata Hikosen no Boken

Japanese name: Patapata Hikosen no Boken Patapata Hikosen no Boken TV Series image
Japanese name: パタパタ飛行船の冒険
English name: The Adventures of Patapata Aircraft; Secret of Cerulean Sand
French name: Le Secret du Sable Bleu
Dates: January 5, 2002-June 29, 2002
November 4, 2003 (France)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 7:30-7:55 pm
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Telecom Animation
Production Company: Koko Animation, Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Telecom Animation
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Télétoon (France)
Creator(s): Jules Verne (novels: Face Au Drapeau ("Facing the Flag") and L'etonnante Aventure De La Mission Barsac ("City in the Sahara"))
Series Director: Yuichiro Yano
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Yuka Yamada
Art Director: Makoto Shiraishi
Art Design: Tomoko Yamamoto (color design)
Character Designer(s): Kenji Yazaki, Kazuhide Tomonaga (mecha)
Animator(s): Hiroaki Noguchi (director), Hisao Yokobori (director)
Sound: Kazuaki Narita
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Ema Kogure (Jane Buxton), Toru Okawa (William F. Buxton), Masaki Tsukada (Edward Buxton), Rokuro Naya (Agenore San Bellan), Akio Otsuka (Christophe Balzac), Naomi Kusumi (Marusney), Maki Mizuma (Sabri)
Genre(s): adventure, history (Europe and Africa), literary adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BMBD 5041-5044, ONBD 5057, 5058, 5061-5063)
France: DVD (IDP Home Video, 5 discs)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Patapata Hikosen no Boken go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
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Last update: September 13, 2009
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