Japanese name: Pokonyan Pokonyan TV Series image
Japanese name: ポコニャン
English name:
Dates: April 5, 1993-March 11, 1994
Broadcast time: Monday-Friday, 17:50-18:00 (5:50-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 170 (10 minutes)
Animation Studio: Animation 21
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-G)
Creator(s): Fujiko F. Fujio (Hiroshi Fujimoto) (manga)
Series Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Shunichi Yukimuro (series composition)
Writer(s): Shunichi Yukimuro, Shigeru Yanagawa, Koichi Mizuide
Art Director: Yoshiyuki Uchida
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Toyoko Hashimoto
Animator(s): Toshiharu Sato (director), Nobuhiro Okasako (director), Akinobu Takahashi (director), Ichiro Hattori (director), Shizuo Kawai (director)
Music: Masaki Sakamoto, Seiji Morita
Sound: Etsuji Yamada (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yuko Mita (Pokonyan)
Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, magic, folklore (Japan), animal characters (tanuki), children
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Pokonyan 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 18, 2010
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