Shin Hakkenden

Japanese name: Shin Hakkenden
Japanese name: 神八剣伝
English name:
Dates: April 3, 1999-September 25, 1999
Broadcast time: Saturday, 8:00-8:30 am
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Public and Basic
Production Company:
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Creator(s): Yasushi Hirano
Series Director: Katsuyoshi Yatabe
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Yasushi Hirano
Art Director: Nobuto Sakamoto, Mitsuharu Miyamae
Art Design: Keiichi Hunada (color), Miharu Sakai (color)
Character Designer(s): Atsuko Ishida, Masahiko Ohkura (mecha)
Animator(s): Moriyasu Taniguchi (director), Izumi Shimura (director), Saburo Masutani (director), Shinichiro Minami (director), Masayuki Sato (director)
Sound: Hideo Takahashi (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Masami Suzuki (Kou Yagami), Tomohiro Nishimura (Gyo), Rika Komatsu (Noburu), Toshiyuki Morikawa (Jinrai), Ryotaro Okiyu (Tomoka), Yuu Sakawa (Rei), Yumi Touma (Fuse), Naoki Tatsuta (Chuji), Takehito Koyasu (Kai Oowani)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, martial arts
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BBBA 1151-1159)
VHS (BBVA 1151-1159)
Note(s): This is supposed to be a science fiction version of the famous novel by Kyokutei Bakin.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Shin Hakkenden 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: June 5, 2010
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