Tetsujin 28-go

Japanese name: Tetsujin 28-go
Japanese name: 鉄人28号
English name: Iron Man No. 28; Gigantor
Dates: October 20, 1963-May 27, 1965; September 1, 1965-November 24, 1965
January 5, 1966 (United States)
January 1968 (Australia)
Broadcast time: Sunday, 20:00-20:30 (8:00-8:30 pm) (original broadcast time)
Number of episodes: 97
Animation Studio: Tele-Cartoon Japan (TCJ)
Production Company: Tele-Cartoon Japan
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Mitsuteru Yokoyama (manga)
Series Director: Yonehiko Watanabe
Episode Director(s): Yonehiko Watanabe, Isao Yamamoto
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Writer(s): Kinjou Okamoto, Kou Matsuki
Art Director:
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Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kazue Takahashi (Shotaro Kaneda), Kousei Tomita (Police Chief Otsuka), Masako Ikeda
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, giant robots, police, crime, children
Home Video
information:
Japan: DVD (IMBA 0139, 0140 (boxsets))
United States: DVD (Rhino Home Video, 2 box sets, partial (this note refers to the fact that not all of the Japanese episodes are included, this release does have all of the 1966 U.S. release)
Note(s): This series is the first of several Tetsujin 28-go television programs. Some sources about this series counts this as two series based on the four month gap between the first 83 episodes of the series and the final 13 episodes. This series was remade in 1980 and 1992.

Chou Dendo Robo Tetsujin-go 28 FX is a sequel to the events of this series although not directly made as a sequel.

The Gigantor translation of this program only included 52 episodes from this series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Tetsujin 28-go 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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