Viewtiful Joe

Japanese name: Viewtiful Joe
Japanese name: ビューティフル ジョー
English name: Viewtiful Joe
Dates: October 2, 2004-September 24, 2005
November 5, 2005-May 20, 2006 (United States)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 10:30-11:00 am
Number of episodes: 51
Animation Studio: Group TAC
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
WB (United States)
Series Director: Takaaki Ishiyama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: GGB (series composition)
Art Director: Seiko Akashi
Art Design: Yuko Saitou (color)
Character Designer(s): Yukiko Oohashi, Nobuaki Nagano (mecha)
Animator(s): Masami Suda (director), Noritomo Hattori (director), Masami Abe (director), Chuuichi Iguchi (director)
Music: Takehiko Gokita, Yuusuke Hayashi
Sound: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tomokazu Seki (Joe/Viewtiful Joe), Natsuko Kuwatani (Silvia/Super Silvia), Makoto Tsumura (Junior/Captain Blue Jr.), Mayumi Asano (Sprocket)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, dimensional travel, super powers, video game adaptation
Home Video
Japan: DVD (CJBA 10001-10007, partial)
Note(s): Only the first 26 episodes were broadcast in the United States.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Viewtiful Joe 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.

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Last update: July 17, 2010
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