List of Anime Television Series:
Topo Gigio

Japanese name: Topo Gigio Topo Gigio TV Series image
Japanese name: トッポジージョ
English name:
Italian name: Bentornato Topo Gigio
Dates: April 27, 1988-September 21, 1988
1992 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 18:50-19:20 (6:50-7:20 pm)
Number of episodes: 21
Animation Studio: Nippon Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Canale 5 (Italy)
Creator(s): Maria Perago (Italian (non-animated) puppet character)
Series Director: Noburo Ishiguro, Shigeo Koshi
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Koichi Motohashi (executive), Shinji Nabeshima (TV Asahi), Shoji Sato
Storyboard(s): Noburo Ishiguro, Shigeo Koshi, Shigeru Omachi
Writer(s): Noburo Ishiguro, Tomoo Tadaoki, Rino Wada
Art Director: Shuichi Ishibashi
Art Design: Shohei Kawamoto (setting)
Character Designer(s): Susumu Shiraume
Animator(s): Chuichi Iguchi (director), Hirokazu Ishino (director), Kazushige Yusa (director)
Music: Nobuyuki Koshibe
Sound: Hideyuki Tanaka (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): science fiction, time travel, space travel, animal characters, adventure
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Note(s): This series is based on the (non-animated) puppet character that appeared in the United States on the Ed Sullivan Show.

This series is continued by Yume Miru Topo Gigio series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Topo Gigio 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.

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