Saber Marionette J

Japanese name: Saber Marionette J
Japanese name: セイバーマリオネットJ
English name: Saber Marionettes J
Dates: October 1, 1996-March 25, 1997
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 25
Animation Studio: Studio Junio (Hal Film Maker, Dr. Movie (South Korea))
Production Company: Studio Junio
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Satoru Akahoru, Tsukasa Kotobuki, Hiroshi Negishi
Series Director: Masami Shimoda
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Noriko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo), Shinjiro Yokoyama
Planning: Mayori Sekijima (series composition)
Writer(s): Mayori Sekijima, Kenichi Kanemaki, Masaharu Amiya, Sumio Uetake, Tomofumi Nobe, Katsume Hasegawa
Art Director: Kazuo Nagai
Character Designer(s): Hidekazu Shimamura, Shuichi Shimamura
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yuka Imai (Otaru Mamiya), Megumi Hayashibara (Lime), Yuri Shiratori (Cherry), Akiko Hiramatsu (Bloodberry), Urara Takano (Tiger), Kikuko Inoue (Panther), Yûko Mizutani (Luchs), Hikaru Midorikawa (Faust)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, science fiction, androids, gender roles
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 376 (box set))
United States: DVD (PIO 11452, 10444, 10445)
Note(s): This series was continued by an oav series Mata Mata Saber Marionette J (1997-1998) and then by the television series Saber Marionette J to X.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Saber Marionette J 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.

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