Nintama Rantaro

Japanese name: Nintama Rantaro
Japanese name: 忍たま乱太郎
English name: Rantaro, Ninja in the Making
Dates: April 10, 1993-March 12, 1994
Broadcast time: Saturday, 18:10-18:40 (6:10-6:40 pm)
Number of episodes: 47 (10 minutes)
Animation Studio: Ajia-do
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK Educational, NHK-G)
Creator(s): Sobei Amako
Series Director: Tsutomu Shibayama
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Hiroshi Kubota, Kenichi Kuroki (animation)
Planning: Yoshio Urasawa (series composition)
Art Director: Kanako Nomura
Art Design: Eriko Murata (color)
Character Designer(s): Tsuneya Fujimori
Sound: Akira Ohkuma
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Minami Takayama (Rantaro), Mayumi Tanaka (Kirimaru), Mie Suzuki (Shinbei)
Genre(s): comedy, martial arts, ninjas, elementary school, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (GNBA 1071-1072 (sets))
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Nintama Rantaro 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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