List of Anime Television Series:

Japanese name: Oishinbo
Japanese name: 美味しんぼ
English name: The Gourmet
Dates: October 17, 1988-March 17, 1992
Broadcast time: Monday, 19:30-20:00 (7:30-8:00 pm)
Number of episodes: 136
Animation Studio: Shin'ei Doga (Studio Deen)
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Creator(s): Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (manga)
Series Director: Yoshio Takeuchi
Episode Director(s): Kunihisa Sugishima, Tetsuya Endo, Takaya Mizutani, Kou Matsuzono
Producer(s): Hidehiko Takei, Yoshio Kato
Storyboard(s): Yoshio Takeuchi, Tamiko Kojima, Takaya Mizutani, Kou Matsuzono
Writer(s): Ryuzo Nakanishi, Yasuo Tanami, Haruya Yamazaki
Art Director: Akira Furuya
Art Design: Masahiro Sato (props)
Character Designer(s): Masaaki Kannan
Animator(s): Masaaki Kannan (director), Shigetaka Kiyoyama (director), Akinobu Takahashi (director)
Music: Kazuo Otani
Sound: Yasuo Uragami (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kazuhiko Inoue (Shiro Yamaoka), Mayumi Shou (Yuko Kurita)
Genre(s): drama, cooking, journalism, modern life
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Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Oishinbo 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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