Ippatsu Kanta-kun

Japanese name: Ippatsu Kanta-kun
Japanese name: 一発貫太くん
English name: Homerun Kanta
Italian name: Il fichissimo del baseball
Polish name: Baseballista
Dates: September 18, 1977-September 24, 1978
Broadcast time: Sunday, 18:00-18:30 (6:00-6:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 53
Animation Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Production Company: Yomiko Advertising
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Polonia 1 (Poland)
Creator(s): Tatsunoko Productions Planning Room, Jinzo Toriumi
Series Director: Hiroshi Sasagawa
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Akira Inoue
Planning: Jinzo Toriumi, Tomoyuki Miyata
Storyboard(s):
Layout: Hidemi Kubo
Writer(s): Satoru Suyama, Moto Mouri, Yuu Yamamoto, Jinzo Toriumi, Saburo Ebinuma, Soda Hirohisa, Shimon Hotta, Susumu Takaku, Susumu Takeuchi, Saburo Taki
Art Director: Tsuneo Ninomiya
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Akiko Shimamoto
Animator(s): Mamoru Oshii (director), Hidemi Kubo (key)
Backgrounds:
Music: Akisuke Ichikawa, Koba Hayashi
Sound: Shoji Katou (special effects)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Toshiko Ota (Kanta Tobase), Toru Ohira (Juheiei Yakyu), Moyoko Asou (Kumiko Tabase), Chikako Akimoto (Ichiro), Kaneto Shiozawa (Jiro), Kazue Komiya (Shiro Tobase), Keiko Yokozawa (Itsuko and Motsuko), Yo Inoue (Shichiro Tobase), Reiko Suzuki (Yokichi)
Genre(s): comedy, drama, sports (baseball), family life, children
Home Video
information:

Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ippatsu Kanta-kun 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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