List of Anime Television Series:

Japanese name: Barbapapa
Japanese name: バーバパパ
English name:
French name: Les Barbapapa
Dates: October 2, 1974- (France)
April 4, 1977-March 27, 1978 (Japan)
Broadcast time: Monday-Friday 19:15-19:23 (7:15-7:23 pm)
Number of episodes: 260 (5 minutes), (52)
Animation Studio: Top Craft
Production Company: Polyscope (Netherlands), KSS
Broadcaster: Tokyo 12
Creator(s): Annette Tison and Talus Taylor (Barbapapa children's book series)
Series Director:
Episode Director(s): Katsuhisa Yamada, Kouichi Sasaki, Atsushi Takagi
Producer(s): Toru Hara
Writer(s): Masaki Tsuji, Tsutomu Matsumoto, Ken'ya Oda
Art Director:
Art Design: Tadami Shimokawa
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Bonjin Nagaki (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kaneta Kimotsuki, Noriko Obara
Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, fantasy characters, personality transformation
Home Video

Note(s): This series was originally broadcast in Japan in 260 daily short episodes eight minues long. Each week's set of five episodes were then recombined into a standard 25 minute episode (52 episodes in all).

When this series was first broadcast in France only 45 of the shorter episodes were broadcast.

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

Title Lists [Introduction] [0-9] [A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [Gi] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L]
[M] [Me] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [Sh] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]

Last update: March 25, 2012
Comments to: Richard Llewellyn
Copyright © 2012 Richard Llewellyn. All rights reserved.
Go to
List of Anime Television Series
Introduction and Index
Return to
Richard's Animated Divots