Hitotsuboshike no Ultra Baasan

Japanese name: Hitotsuboshike no Ultra Baasan
Japanese name: 一ツ星家のウルトラ婆さん
English name: The Super Grandmother of the Hitosuboshi Family
Dates: October 16, 1982-January 15, 1983
Broadcast time: Saturday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Knack Productions
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Yomiuri Television (YTV)
Creator(s): Meme Akutagawa (manga)
Series Director: Masuji Harada
Episode Director(s):
Art Director: Ken Kawai
Art Design: Goichi Kudo (setting), Mitsutoshi Kubota (color design)
Character Designer(s): Takeo Kitahara
Animator(s): Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu (supervisor), Takao Yamasaki (director), Koji Kato (director)
Music: Masayuki Yamamoto
Sound: Toshiki Toriumi (director), Yuuki Matsuoka (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, modern life, elderly
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Note(s): Each episode was composed of two cartoon stories.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hitotsuboshike no Ultra Baasan 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: July 17, 2010
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