Akado Suzunosuke

Japanese name: Akado Suzunosuke
Japanese name: 赤胴鈴之助
English name: Redbreast Suzunosuke
Dates: April 5, 1972-March 28, 1973
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Takeuchi Tsunayoshi and Eiichi Fukui (manga)
Series Director: Isao Takahata (partial)
Episode Director(s): Shigetsugu Yoshida, Tetsuo Imazawa, Minoru Okazaki
Storyboard(s): Osamu Dezaki, Hayao Miyazaki
Writer(s): Haruya Yamazaki, Yoshitake Suzuki
Art Director:
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Kenzo Koizumi (director), Takashi Asakura (director), Tetsuo Imazawa (director), Takao Kouzai (director), Koichi Murata (director), Shingo Araki (director), Keichirou Kimura (director), Hayao Miyazaki (key)
Music: Takeo Watanabe
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): adventure, historical (Japan, Edo Period), martial arts, samurai
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Note(s): There were a number of live action movies based on this story made during the 1950s. There is also a live action television series and a radio series that preceded this series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Akado Suzunosuke 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: February 28, 2009
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