Hoshi no Ojisama Petit Prince

Japanese name: Hoshi no Ojisama Petit Prince
Japanese name: 星の王子様プチ・プランス
English name: Prince of the stars: Petit Prince; The Adventures of the Little Prince
Italian name: Il piccolo principe
Dates: July 4, 1978-March 27, 1979
1983 (United States)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 7:30-8:00 pm (19:30-20:00)
Number of episodes: 35 (39)
Animation Studio: Knack Productions
Production Company: Knack Productions
Broadcaster: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Italia 1 (Italy(
Nickelodeon (United States)
Creator(s): Antoine de Saint-Exup?ry (novel: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
Series Director: Takeyuki Kanda
Episode Director(s): Kouji Yamazaki
Producer(s): Hiromichi Shigegaki, Hiroshi Hashioka
Art Director: Hironari Hachimura
Character Designer(s): Eiji Tanaka, Yasuji Mori, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Animator(s): Shinnosuke Kon (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tatsuya Matsuno (Petit Prince), Yûko Maruyama (Claude), Masaaki Yajima (Narrator)
Genre(s): drama, science fiction, space travel, children, literary adaptation
Home Video
Japan: VHS (NAC 301-313)
Japan: DVD (MX231S-MX239S, box sets, MX229S,230S)
United States: DVD (Koch Vision, 4 discs (partial)
Note(s): Four additional epiodes were distributed with the home video release of this series. Only 26 episodes were included in the United States release of this series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hoshi no Ojisama Petit Prince 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: May 4, 2008
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