Tentomushi no Uta

Japanese name: Tentomushi no Uta
Japanese name: てんとう虫の歌
English name: Song of the Ladybug
Italian name: Coccinella
Dates: October 6, 1974-September 26, 1976
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 104
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
SuperSix (Italy)
Creator(s): Noboru Kawasaki (manga)
Series Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Episode Director(s): Masami Anno, Motosuke Takahashi, Satoshi Dezaki
Producer(s): Masashi Nagai
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi, Akiyoshi Sakai
Art Director: Kikuko Tada
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Masayuki Hayashi (director), Hiroshi Kawabata (director), Akio Sugino (director)
Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Sound: Shigeharu Shiba (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Minoru Matsushima (Hiyo), Mari Okamoto (Tsukimi), Yoshihito Yasuhara (Kaji), Yoshiko Matsuo (Mizuo)
Genre(s): drama, comedy, modern life, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (POBE 9113, 9119, 9125)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tentomushi no Uta 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: March 29, 2009
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