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  • PROJECT 1980s

    THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURE OF NILS

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 1980–Mar 1981
    Length : 30min X 52 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NHK
    Contact Info : Upon Request

    Buckle up for an amazing aerial adventure that marked the beginning of Studio Pierrot!
    When mischievous Nils foolishly plays tricks on an elf, he ends up paying for it by setting out on an adventure of a lifetime! The elf casts a spell that shrinks Nils but also gives him an ability to communicate with animals. The farm animals, who have always been victims of Nils' mischief, come after shrunken Nils to get revenge. To escape from their attack, Nils hops on the back of Molten, a farm goose who has always dreamt of flying to the haven of migrant birds. As a flock of wild geese take off for their migration, Molten desperately flaps wings to join them and takes off for the first time!
    Thus begins Nils' spectacular adventure across beautiful Sweden. Join Nils and his friends as they embark on a thrilling high-flying journey overflowing with action and memorable episodes that teach Nils important lessons about compassion, friendship and tolerance.

    ©Gakken

    PROJECT 1980s

    MISS MACHIKO

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1981–Oct 1983
    Length : 30min X 95 eps
    Broadcasting Station : TV TOKYO
    Contact Info : Upon Request

    Miss Machiko is a new Science teacher at Arama Academy. Young, pretty and kind-hearted, she is everyone's dream teacher but also a good prey for a bunch of wild youngsters who are always looking for something fun and naughty to do.
    Ever since her arrival at the academy, the students start playing risque pranks on Miss Machiko. Though she often finds herself victim of their crude jokes, Miss Machiko always tries to understand her students instead of scolding them. This makes her even more popular, making her the favourite heroine in the academy.
    Join Miss Machiko and her students as they share laughter, tears and thrills of their vibrant school life!

    ©Gakken

    PROJECT 1980s

    LUM, THE INVADER GIRL

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1981–Mar 1986
    Length : 30min X 218 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions

    Eccentric characters, slapstick humor and a cute alien girl in love with the biggest loser on planet earth—it's all here in LUM, THE INVADER GIRL!
    Ataru is a natural-born womanizer and troublemaker with a reputation of being an exceptional idiot. When a twist of fate pits him against an alien girl Lum in a game of tag with the Earth at a stake, Ataru's life takes on a very bizarre turn. In the heat of the game, Ataru shouts out a marriage proposal to his girlfriend. When the game ends with Ataru's victory, however, Ataru finds out that Lum has mistaken his proposal as meant for her. Before he can set the record straight, Lum moves into Ataru's apartment and thus starts their strange life!
    Ataru's town turns into a hilarious mayhem as Lum's arrival brings misunderstandings, cultural differences, alien visits and extraterrestrial mechas into everyone's lives!

    ©RUMIKO TAKAHASHI/SHOGAKUKAN・KITTY・CX

    PROJECT 1980s

    ESTEBAN, A BOY FROM THE SUN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jun 1982–Jun 1983
    Length : 30min X 39 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NHK
    Contact Info : Upon Request

    Here is Pierrot's epic adventure animated series that has garnered wide recognition in many countries as one of ambitious children's television programs of the 1980s.
    Set in the 16th century, ESTEBAN, A BOY FROM THE SUN follows the journey of a 12-year old to the New World in search of his father and El Dorado. As Esteban and a group of Spaniards set to sail, they are joined by Zia, a priest's daughter who can decipher ancient scripts and Tao, the last descendent of the ancient Royal family.
    Their journey takes them through mysterious civilizations of Inca, Maya and Olmecs, unveiling their extraordinary technology. Enjoy as the gripping tale unfolds against backdrop of the Age of Discovery when the old met the new, the mysteries met science and the west met the east.

    ©NSP・MK

    PROJECT 1980s

    MRS. PEPPER POT

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 1983–Mar 1984
    Length : 10min X 130 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NHK
    Contact Info : Upon Request

    Meet Mrs. Pepper Pot—a charming old lady living in a small village with her husband. Hard working and kind-hearted, she is an ordinary lady with just one little secret.
    The secret is that Mrs. Pepper Pot occasionally shrinks to the size of a spoon which she always wears around her neck. What's more, when the mysterious shrinking hits, she also gets an ability to communicate with animals! Her size change often puts Mrs. Pepper Pot in difficult situations but nothing can dampen this little dauntless lady's spirits! With a a knack for turning adversity into exciting adventure and great discovery, she braves any incidents with her wits, optimism and daring spirit!
    Join Mrs. Pepper Pot in her fun-filled adventure that teaches you that "one sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak"!

    ©Gakken

    PROJECT 1980s

    CREAMY MAMI, THE MAGIC ANGEL

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jul 1983–Jun 1984
    Length : 30min X 52 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Make your childhood dream come true in Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel as a girl obtains magical power to transform into a pop star!
    When a 10-year-old girl Yu is endowed with magical power Yu uses this to transform into a beautiful grown-up to make her crush fall in love with her. Things become a little complicated when an agent discovers Yu in her transformation and puts her out as an upcoming pop star Creamy Mami! Soon enough, Creamy Mami becomes a pop icon and everyone falls in love with her including Toshio, her crush. It is not long for Yu to find herself in a strange love triangle in which the lover of her life is in love with her in another carnation!!
    Let Yu's magic take you to a wonderful world full of dreams, magic and romance! CREAMY MAMI, THE MAGIC ANGEL caused a fad upon release, with an outstanding viewer rating and the popularity still resonates today as a pop culture milestone!

    ©Pierrot

    PROJECT 1980s

    CHIKKUN TAKKUN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 1984–Sep 1984
    Length : 30min X 23 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Upon Request

    Chikkun is a prince from another planet. The whole universe's peace is threatened when an important encyclopedia is stolen from a secret vault. The encyclopedia documents every conceivable crime and any attempt to abuse it will instantly throw the world into chaos! Chikkun sets out with his subordinate Takkun to retrieve the encyclopedia and comes to the earth. Teaming up with five girls, Chikkun and Takkun try everything they can to get the encyclopedia back. With Chikkun being still a child and Takkun being a klutz, their attempts somehow always end up in failures. Will they ever get the encyclopedia back and save the universe from falling into evil hands?
    Filled with visually exciting mecha, unique characters and side-splitting episodes, Chikkun Takkun is a hilarious slapstick action comedy that is sure to incite children's imagination and dreams!

    ©ISHIMORI PRO・GAKKEN

    PROJECT 1980s

    PERSIA, THE MAGIC FAIRY

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jul 1984–May 1985
    Length : 30min X 48 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Following the huge success of CREAMY MAMI, THE MAGIC ANGEL, Pierrot brings the second "magic meets girls" animated series PERSIA, THE MAGIC FAIRY!
    Born in Japan and brought up in Africa, Persia is an athletic, kind-hearted 11 year old girl. On her way back to Japan, she wanders into a magical kingdom of fairies. The fairies explain to Persia that their kingdom is facing a crisis and needs Persia's help. They give Persia magical power that allows her to transform into a grown up beauty. With this power, Persia is to help people in the human world and collect "love energy", which is essential for the survival of the kingdom of fairies.
    Each time she encounters people in need of help, Persia would use her magical power to transform into a grown up woman of different occupations and skills, may it be a policewoman, a kimono beauty or even a flower fairy!! Filled with fun and fantasy, PERSIA, THE MAGIC FAIRY is an animation delight for all families!

    ©TAKAKO AONUMA/SHUEISHA・PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    BISMARK

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1984–Sep 1985
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    The time is the future. The mankind has reached the stars, terraforming asteroids and moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn to make them their habitat. When the peace of the mankind is threatened by evil aliens bent on conquest of the solar system, four young elites are summoned to Jupiter's satellite Ganymede. Piloting Bismark, a giant robot designed by state-of-art technology, the four youngsters set out on dangerous missions to stop their enemy and their heinous plan. As the formidable enemy continues their assault, the foursome learns to set their differences aside to eventually organize themselves into an effective fighting force. Join the Bismark team in this action-packed Sci-Fi-meets-Western classic!

    ©PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    MAGICAL EMI, THE MAGIC STAR

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jun 1985–Feb 1986
    Length : 30min X 38 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Get mesmerized by Pierrot's animation magic where illusion meets singing and dancing!
    11 year old Mai's dream is to become a top magician. Her dream comes true earlier than imagined when she accidently sees Topo, a mirror elf. Topo endows Mai magical power to make her dream come true. Mai jumps onto this chance to transform into an adult magician with a stage name "Magical Emi". She joins the magician troupe led by her grandparents and soon becomes a star illusionist as she stages gorgeous shows with her magical power.
    Watch Mai grow her sense of independence as she finds herself trapped between illusion and reality, fame of a top entertainer and school life of an ordinary girl and most of all, wishes granted and dreams earned. Imbued with exciting effects, rich characters and intriguing storyline, Magical Emi, the Magic Star is a visual delight for your whole family!

    ©Pierrot

    PROJECT 1980s

    NINJA ROBOT TOBIKAGE

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1985–Jul 1986
    Length : 30min X 43 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    The year is 2200. Joe, Renny and Mike are teenagers who have spent all their lives on Mars. They are ripped from their ordinary lives when they stumble upon a fierce battle between two races of aliens. It does not take them long to find themselves entangled in an interplanetary conflict that involves abduction of a princess, pact between evil human commander and evil alien force and deadly battles deploying robotic weapons. As Joe and his friends pilot robots to fight the evil aliens, they encounter a mysterious super robot Tobikage that always appears in times of need and disappears after turning the table for Joe and his friends.
    Buckle up for an exciting Sci-Fi robot action and find out amazing secrets behind the formidable Tobikage while fighting for the freedom of people!!

    ©PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    PASTEL YUMI, THE MAGIC IDOL

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Mar 1986–Aug 1986
    Length : 30min X 25 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Pierrot presents the fourth "girl meets magic" anime. This time the girl does not transform but instead, make her drawings come to life!!
    Yumi is a 10 year old girl who dreams of becoming a manga artist when she grown up. Born into a family running a flower shop, Yumi is one day rewarded by flower elves who have the custom of giving magical power to a flower loving child every spring. The magical power allows Yumi to make her drawings come to life for a short period of time!
    Watch as Yumi's casts spells on everyone's lives with her magic, bringing mishaps, laughs, misunderstandings and surprises!

    ©Pierrot

    PROJECT 1980s

    SUGAR PRINCESS

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1986–Sep 1987
    Length : 30min X 51 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Fall in love with the cutest, funniest and the most athletic princess in the anime history as Princess Anmitsu and her gang takes you to an amazing world where kimonos and samurais meet quirky Sci-Fi gadgets!!
    Fun-loving, smart and freewheeling, Princess Anmitsu charms everyone around her, may that be a samurai, a commoner, a European tutor or even an eccentric scientist! With her intense curiosity, knack for getting into mischief and mastery of skateboarding, she is a magnet of troubles and everything that is fun and amazing.
    Set in a unique fictional world where samurais and flying saucers coexist, Sugar Princess is an animated amusement park that will give both young and old a great time to share!!

    ©Syousuke Kurakane/Pierrot

    PROJECT 1980s

    KICKERS

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1986–Mar 1987
    Length : 30min X 26 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Love soccer? Then Kickers is just an anime for you.
    With no winning history and no star player, Kitahara Kickers is a hapless youth soccer team low in both motivation and skills. Things are about to change when a new boy with unequaled passion in soccer joins the team!
    Watch as Takeru inspire and lead the pitiful team regain their love for soccer and grow into a formidable team that challenges national championship! With unique characters and strong narrative that focuses on the boys' individual growth, Kickers is a delight for soccer fans and non-fans alike.

    ©Noriaki Nagai/Shogakukan, Pierrot 1986

    PROJECT 1980s

    KIMAGURE ORANGE ROAD

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Apr 1987–Mar 1988
    Length : 30min X 48 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : TOHO

    Kyosuke is a new kid in town with a big secret—everyone in his family has supernatural powers! On the first day in town, Kyosuke falls in love with Madoka, a mysterious girl with a beautiful smile. As Kyosuke starts his new school life, he learns that Madoka is a problem child who distances herself from everyone. Unable to take her smile off his head, Kyosuke tries to open up her heart. Although icy at first, Madoka eventually starts to warm up to Kyosuke. In the meantime, Madoka's childhood friend has a crush on Kyosuke. Now Kyosuke finds himself entangled in an awkward love triangle that only he can resolve—not with his supernatural powers but courage to face his own feelings.
    Based on popular comic series, Kimagure Orange Road is a perfect teen fantasy romance that has it all—love triangle involving an indecisive boy with two attractive girls and comedic twists and turns sprouting out of supernatural powers!

    ©IZUMI MATSUMOTO/SHUEISHA・NTV・TOHO

    PROJECT 1980s

    NORAKURO-KUN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1987–Oct 1988
    Length : 30min X 50 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Kurokichi is a veteran with decorations and medals to prove his extraordinary exploits from past battlefields. Not the type to give into his old age, Kurokichi decides to set up a detective agency to put his experience and expertise to use.
    Kurokichi's grandson Norakuro, the landowner's son and a cute high school girl are called in as assistants but they soon find that clients who come knocking on their office door are far from ordinary, varying from Cleopatra to Monkey King!!
    Based on a popular character from classic manga Norakuro, Norakuro-Kun is a delightful comedy full of fun, unexpected stories and vibrant characters! What is more, did we mention that Kurokichi and Norakuro are dogs?

    ©SUIHO TAGAWA/KODANSHA・PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    OSOMATSU-KUN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Jan 1988–Dec 1989
    Length : 30min X 86 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Here is a spectacular slapstick comedy that guarantees explosive laughter for everyone and anyone of all ages!
    Meet the Osomatsu boys—sextuplets who look, speak, dress and talk like the same. They only add to the hyper eccentric residents of the town who easily break any boundaries defined by common sense. Check your logical thinking and reason at the door and immerse yourself in everyday lives of unique characters who are wild both in appearance and temperament!
    Based on a highly popular manga by Japan's famous manga artist Fujio Akatsuka, Osomatsu-kun is a perfect family comedy full of nonsensical gags, unforgettable characters and up-tempo stories!

    ©Fujio Production/PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    BURNING WILD MAN

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Mar 1988–Sep 1988
    Length : 30min X 24 eps
    Broadcasting Station : NTV
    Contact Info : TOHO

    Kenichi is a young man who has spent all his life in the mountain as a feral child. When he comes down to a city in search for his family, a huge culture shock slaps him in the face in forms of technology, social norms and etiquette. Having never lived under social constraints, Kenichi's wild demeanor and naiveté bring all sorts of troubles to his long sought-for family as well as the city. Will this wild youth who befriends nature and believes in the power of passion and justice learn to adjust to the modern city life?
    The Fiery Wild Man is a hilarious fish-out-water comedy that makes you laugh but also rethink about what we have lost at the cost of civilization.

    ©TADASHI SATO/SHUEISHA・TOHO・PIERROT

    PROJECT 1980s

    MAGICAL HAT

    TV Animation Series
    Duration of initial on air : Oct 1989–Jul 1990
    Length : 30min X 33 eps
    Broadcasting Station : FUJI TV
    Contact Info : Pierrot

    Magic, thrills and fun are all infused together in Pierrot's magical adventure series, Magical Hat.
    Long ago, an evil king had risen to disturb the peace on earth. His dark plan was thwarted when a hero, Magical Hat, unleashed his magical psychic power and successfully sealed the king into the depth of an island.
    Now the legend is to be re-lived by Hat, a descendent of the hero who accidentally finds himself in the evil king's domain! With the evil king devising to take control over the upper world, it is up to Hat and his friends to stop him!
    Filled with unique characters and good laughs, Magical Hat is an adventure to share with your family!

    ©Youji Katakura/Shogakukan, Pierrot 1989