Captain Future

Japanese name: Captain Future
Japanese name: キャプテンフューチャー
English name: Captain Future; Adventures of Captain Future
French name: Capitaine Flam
Italian name: Capitan Futuro
Spanish name: El Capitain Futuro
Dates: November 7, 1978-October 30, 1979
January 26, 1981 (France)
September 27, 1980-March 28, 1981; December 3, 1981-March 25, 1982 (West Germany)
1981 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 52
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK-G)
TF1 (France)
ZDF (West Germany)
RAI1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Edmund Hamilton (novel series)
Series Director: Tomoharu Katsumata
Episode Director(s): Shigeo Hirota, Tomoji Katsumata, Kiyoshi Kawikubo, Kozo Morishita, Hideki Takayama, Akira Yokoi
Planning: Take Tamiya, Tomiro Kuriyama
Art Director: Makoto Yasuhide, Nobuto Sakamoto
Character Designer(s): Takuo Noda, Toshio Mori
Backgrounds: Tadanao Tsuji
Music: Yuji Ono
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Hirokawa Taichiru (Captain Future), Eiko Masuyama (Joan Randall), Keiichi Noda (Otto), Kenichi Ogata (Grag), Kazuhiko Inoue (Ken Scott), Kiyoshi Kawikubo (Simon Wright)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, space travel, robots, cyborgs, genetic engineering
Home Video
Germany: DVD (Ufa/DVD 7 discs, partial)
United States: VHS (Family Home Entertainment, 2 tapes, partial)
Note(s): In the United States, two VHS tapes with episodes compiled into long stories were released in 1980.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Captain Future 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: August 23, 2008
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