Time Bokan

Japanese name: Time Bokan Time Bokan TV Series image
Japanese name: タイムボカン
English name: Time Machine; Timefighters
Italian name: La macchina del tempo
Dates: October 4, 1975-December 25, 1976
1983 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 6:00-6:30 am
Number of episodes: 61
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
syndicated (Studio TN7) (Italy)
Creator(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Series Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Episode Director(s): Koichi Mashimo, Masami Anno
Producer(s): Ippei Kuri, Masaru Shibata, Masatsugu Nagai
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi, Shigeru Yanagawa
Art Director: Mitsuki Nakamura
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Yoshitaka Amano, Mitsuki Nakamura (mecha)
Animator(s): Eiji Tanaka (director), Hidemi Kubo (director), Hiroshi Iino (director)
Music: Masayuki Yamamoto
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toshiko Ota (Tanpei), Mari Okamoto (Junko), Junpei Takiguchi (Perasuke), Reiko Katsura (Chorobo), Ryuji Saikachi (Dr. Kieta), Noriko Ohara (Majo), Joji Yanami (Grokki), Kazuya Tatekabe (Warusa), Haru Endo (Otake-san), Kei Tomiyama (narrator)
Genre(s): comedy, adventure, science fiction, time travel, maecha, animal characters
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA 1326-1327)
Note(s): This series is the first of several Time Bokan series. The actual series are not directly related as stories. The series that followed this one was Time Bokan Series Yattaman (1977).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Time Bokan 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: September 6, 2009
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