Shin Obake no Q-Taro

Japanese name: Shin Obake no Q-Taro
Japanese name: 新オバケのQ太郎
English name: New Q-Taro the Ghost
Dates: September 1, 1971-December 27, 1972
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 70
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television
Creator(s): Fujiko Fujio (Abiko Moto and Hiroshi Fujimoto) (manga)
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Haruya Yamazaki, Tsunehisa Ito, Tsutomu Matsumoto, Yoshitake Suzuki, Yasuyuki Takeuchi
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Art Design:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Yoshio Kabashima (director), Eiichi Nakamura (assistant director), Takeo Kitahara (assistant director)
Music: Naozumi Yamamoto
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, supernatural
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Note(s): This series is the second Obake no Q-Taro series. Each episode normally contained two cartoons (135 total).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Shin Obake no Q-Taro 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 15, 2010
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