Samurai Giants

Japanese name: Samurai Giants
Japanese name: 侍ジャイアンツ
English name: Samurai Giants
Dates: October 7, 1973-September 15, 1974
Broadcast time: Sunday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 46
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Yomiuri Television (YTV)
Creator(s): Ikki Kajiwara and Koo Inoue (manga)
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Hisashichi Sano
Storyboard(s): Osamu Dezaki, Satoshi Dezaki, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Writer(s): Yutaka Kaneko, Tetsu Dezaki, Haruya Yamazaki
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Character Designer(s): Yasuo Otsuka
Animator(s): Yasuo Otsuka (supervisor, opening), Hayao Miyazaki (key), Yoichi Kotabe (key)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): sports, baseball
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 1375-1376 (sets))
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Samurai Giants 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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Last update: January 3, 2009
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