Nanatsu no Umi no Tico

Japanese name: Nanatsu no Umi no Tico
Japanese name: 七つの海のティコ
English name: Tico of the Seven Seas; Tico and Nanami
French name: Tico et ses amis
Italian name: Un oceano di avventure
Dates: January 16, 1994-December 18, 1994
June 24, 1996 (France)
1996 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 19:30-19:58 (7:30-7:58 pm)
Number of episodes: 39
Animation Studio: Nippon Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
TF1 (France)
Rete 4 (Italy)
Creator(s): Akira Hiro
Series Director: Jun Takagi
Episode Director(s): Jiro Fujimoto, Shinpei Miyashita, Kôzô Kuzuha, Nobuya Hanai, Takuya Inagaki
Producer(s): Kôichi Motohashi
Planning: Kenji Shimizu, Shoji Sato
Writer(s): Noriyuki Aoyama, Hideki Mitsui, Aya Matsui, Toru Nobuto
Art Director: Shigeru Morimoto
Character Designer(s): Satoko Morikawa
Animator(s): Yoshiharu Satô (director), Katsu ôshiro (director), Kôichirô Saotome (director), Ei Inoue (director), Azumayami Sugiyama (director)
Music: Kyô Sanae
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Megumi Hayashibara (Nanami Simpson), Shuichi Ikeda (Scott Simpson), Kenichi Ogata (Al), Yuko Mizutani (Cheryl Melville)
Genre(s): drama, adventure, animal characters, whales, oceanography, children
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 857-865)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Nanatsu no Umi no Tico 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.

Last update: October 4, 2008
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