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Hare Tokidoki Buta

Japanese name: Hare Tokidoki Buta
Japanese name: はれときどきぶた
English name: Fine, Occasionally Hog; Tokyo Pig
Dates: July 3, 1997-September 29, 1998
September 14, 2002-March 29, 2003 (United States)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 61
Animation Studio: Group TAC
Production Company: SPE Visual Works
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
ABC Family (United States)
Creator(s): Shiro Yadama (children's book)
Series Director: Shinichi Watanabe
Episode Director(s): Shinichi Watanabe, Kouichi Takada, Tadao Wakabayashi
Producer(s): Keisuke Iwata, Hideo Katsumata, Keiko Asami (assistant), Kenjiro Kawahito (animation)
Planning: Yoshio Urasawa (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Shinichi Watanabe, Akitaro Daichi, Kouichi Takada
Writer(s): Yoshio Urasawa
Art Director: Akira Furuya, Eriko Shibayama
Art Design: Kazuko Sato (color), Yuko Saito (color)
Character Designer(s): Rie Nishino
Animator(s): Rie Nishino (director), Masahiko Murata (director), Hajime Matsuzaki (director)
Music: Toshio Masuda
Sound: Sasumu Aketagawa (voice director)
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Genre(s): comedy, fantasy, magic, elementary school, children, animal character, modern life
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Note(s): The United States version of the series, Tokyo Pig, only broadcast 29 of the episodes.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Hare Tokidoki Buta 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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