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Uchu Densetsu Ulysses 31

Japanese name: Uchu Densetsu Ulysses 31 Uchu Densetsu Ulysses 31 TV Series image
Japanese name: 宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31
English name: Space Legend Ulysses 31
French name: Ulysse 31
German name: Odysseus 31
Dates: September 12, 1981 (West Germany)
October 5, 1981 (France)
February 6, 1988-April 23, 1988 (Japan)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 17:30-18:00 (5:30-6:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS), DIC (France)
Production Company: Tokyo Movie Shinsha (TMS), DIC (France)
Broadcaster: RTL (West Germany)
France 3 (France)
Nagoya Broadcasting Network (NBN)
Creator(s): Jean Chalopin, Nina Wolmark
Series Director: Tadao Nagahama, Bernard Deyries
Episode Director(s): Tadao Nagahama, Bernard Deyries, Kousuke Mikuriya, Yuzo Aoki, Kazuo Terada, Seiji Okuda
Producer(s): Jean Chalopin, Yutaka Fujioka
Planning: Shinji Ito (story editor), Noboru Tatsuike (story editor)
Writer(s): Jean Chalopin, Nina Wolmark
Art Director: Morishige Suzuki, Shinji Itoh
Art Design: Philippe Adanov, Francois Allot, Bernard Deyries
Character Designer(s): Shingo Araki, Philippe Boucher (mecha), Yoshinori Kanada (mecha)
Animator(s): Shingo Araki (chief director)
Music: Denny Crockett, Ike EganKei, Shuki Levy, and Haim Saban (French version)
Wakakusa (Japanese version)
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Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, space travel, robots, literary adaptation
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Note(s): This series is a science fiction adaptation of Homer's classic Odyssey

This program was made originally for European television but was a co-creation of its French and Japanese producers. It was first broadcast in Japan in 1988 but only 12 episodes were broadcast at that time. The entire series was broadcast in Japan in 1991.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Uchu Densetsu Ulysses 31 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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