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Ribbon no Kishi

Japanese name: Ribbon no Kishi Ribbon no Kishi TV Series image
Japanese name: リボンの騎士
English name: Ribbon Knight; Princess Knight; Choppy and the Princess
Arabic name: Al Amira Yakout [الأميره ياق]
French name: Prince Saphire
German name: Choppy und die Prinzessin; Ritter mit dem Band
Italian name: La Principessa Zaffiro
Portuguese name: A Princesa e o Cavaleiro
Spanish name: Princesa Caballero
Dates: April 2, 1967-April 7, 1968
September 1970 (Australia)
1980 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Sunday, 6:30-7:00 (18:30-19:00)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Mushi Productions
Production Company: Mushi Productions
Broadcaster: Fuji Television
Creator(s): Osamu Tezuka (manga)
Series Director: Osamu Tezuka (general), Kanji Akabori, Chikao Katsuji
Episode Director(s): Masami Hata, Osamu Tezuka, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Sadao Tsukioka
Storyboard(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino
Layout: Shiro Fujimoto
Writer(s): Osamu Tezuka, Masaki Tsuji
Art Director: Kazuko Nakamura, Sado Miyamoto
Art Design: Minoru Nishida, Takateru Miwa, Hiroyuki Sawai (color)
Character Designer(s): Kazuko Nakamoto, Sadao Miyamoto
Animator(s): Teruhito Ueguchi (chief director), Kazuko Nakamura (director), Sadao Miyamoto (director)
Music: Isao Tomita
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoshiko Ohta (Saphire), Takako Sasuga (Chink), Goroh Naya (Sir Nylon)
Genre(s): adventure, romance, fantasy, angels, historical (Europe, medieval period), gender roles
Home Video
Japan: DVD (XT 1284, 1305 (sets))
LD (MD 010 (set))
Note(s): Choppy and the Princess is a compilation movie version of the series produced in the United States.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ribbon no Kishi 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.

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