Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch

Japanese name: Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch TV Series image
Japanese name: 昆虫物語みなしごハッチ
English name: Insect Story: Honey Bee Hutch; Honeybee Hutch
French name: Hacou l'abeille
Italian name: L'Ape Magà
Dates: April 7, 1970-December 28, 1971
1980 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 91
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Productions
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television
RaiUno (Italy)
Creator(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Series Director: Ippei Kuri, Hara Seitaro
Episode Director(s): Hara Seitaro, Ippei Kuri, Hisayuki Toriumi, Yugo Serikawa, Yoshiyuki Tomino
Producer(s): Tatsuo Yoshida
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi, Tatsuo Yoshida
Writer(s): Jinzo Toriumi (chief), Kahei Chikara
Art Director: Mitsuiki Nakamura
Art Design: Tadashi Igarashi (setting)
Character Designer(s):
Animator(s): Eiji Tanaka (director), Takashi Saijo (director), Masami Suda
Music: Kanae Nigita
Sound: Kan Mizumoto (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Yoko Kuri (Hutch)
Genre(s): adventure, comedy, animal characters
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Note(s): In 1974, this series was continued by Shin Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch. A new version of Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch was made in 1989.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Konchu Monogatari Minashigo Hutch 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 10, 2010
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