Adventures of the Little Koala (lost original Japanese dub of anime series; 1984-1985)


Adventures of the Little Koala (Japanese dub)
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Title card.
Status Lost

Adventures of the Little Koala (コアラボーイコッキィ Koala Boy Kokki) is a children's anime series from the mid-1980s directed by Takashi Tanazawa. It original aired in Japan from October 4, 1984 to March 28, 1985 on TV Tokyo, for a total of 26 episodes.[1]

History

Several well-known companies in Japanese animation were involved in the production of the series. Topcraft, a company that worked with Hayao Miyazaki early in his career (on Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) helped in animating the series. It was produced by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, who is known for their work on many anime series and the mainstream American film Lost in Translation.[2]

After airing in Japan, the anime was later picked up and dubbed in English and French by the Canadian company Cinar Films. It aired in United States from June 1, 1987 to April 2, 1993 on Nickelodeon, mostly in the Nick Jr. block.[3] The series quickly became popular during its run, as dubbed re-runs aired for longer on Nickelodeon than the original series in Japan. This run also led to the series' only home-video release, a VHS tape titled, "The Adventures of the Little Koala and Friends: Laura and the Mystery Egg," which contains the English dubbed-episodes of four of the 52 episodes.[4]

Status

Due to its popularity in the United States and the Arab world, the original Japanese version audio has fallen into obscurity. While versions of the English dub have been found online for sale,[5] the original Japanese episodes haven't resurfaced in any form online to this day.

Episodes

Episode # Original title English translation

Air date

1 "クジラのコンテナ / 空を飛んだペンギン" " " October 4, 1984
2 "ぼくのママはスーパーママ /ユーカリを守れ" " " October 11, 1984
3 "彼女は月の女神 / パパのおなかをへこませろ" " " October 18, 1984
4 "サーカスでハッスル / 特ダネをさがせ" " " October 25, 1984
5 "飛んだユーカリの木 / カモメハシのダクビー" " " November 1, 1984
6 "バニーの看護婦さん / 空とぶドクター" " " November 8, 1984
7 "ラーラはママになるの / パン切りナイフ山にアタック" " " November 15, 1984
8 "恐竜の卵 / 走れウインナー号" " " November 22, 1984
9 "ママのたんじょう日プレゼント / ぬけなくなった花びん" " " November 29, 1984
10 "夜空のおくりもの / 蝶々を救おうよ" " " December 6, 1984
11 "コッキィの子守り騒動 / カメラはつらいよ" " " December 13, 1984
12 "パパの作った料理 / 世界一大きな絵" " " December 20, 1984
13 "カエルにされたウェザー / パパのみつけた蝶々" " " December 27, 1984
14 "っておなかがすくものなの / 大空の散歩" " " January 3, 1985
15 "ダグビーの大発見 / メール爺さんの老眼鏡" " " January 10, 1985
16 "ゆうれい船が現れた / ユーカリ子供新聞" " " January 17, 1985
17 "ワルサーのブーメラン / トランシーバー作戦" " " January 24, 1985
18 "それいけオリエンテーリング / あきれた白雪姫" " " January 31, 1985
19 "ぼくらは名探偵 / ぼくはお城の王さまだ" " " February 7, 1985
20 "ごめんねウェザー / 子供発明コンクール" " " February 14, 1985
21 "バニーの大決心 / 時計台のたんじょうび" " " February 21, 1985
22 "花の女王はだれだ / とんでいったモンガー" " " February 28, 1985
23 "文明に挑戦するんだ / SL機関士コッキィ" " " March 7, 1985
24 "おこずかい値上して / 犯人はだれだ" " " March 14, 1985
25 "幻の鳥モア / 新しい友だちモア" " " March 21, 1985
26 "モンガーの大滑空 / まぼろしのUFO" " " March 28, 1985

Gallery

Promo for the Japanese version (6:29).
The opening to the anime.
A soundtrack version is only one available of the ending to the anime. It is only available in Arabic dubbed of the anime. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3uR0ADJWN8

References

  1. Wikipedia article that informs most of this page. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
  2. Tohokushinsha Flims on Wikipedia. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
  3. Fanmade site on the series. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
  4. Amazon listing for this VHS tape. Retrieved 24 Nov '16.
  5. This Freewebs user is selling the episodes on DVD (this buyer and these DVDs are unverified, they're just here to show that the episodes likely exist somewhere.) Retrieved 24 Nov '16.

Comments


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RetroGameFan9000

12 months ago
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Arabic version of the Japanese's ending. https://www....=X3uR0ADJWN8
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Anonymous user #1

9 months ago
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I think i used to have a bag of コアラボーイコッキィ (Koala boy Kokki) Seems familar to me
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SgtBilby

7 months ago
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It hurts more that the show isn't on DVD
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RetroGameFan9000

1 months ago
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A copy of a episode from a 1990 reairing of the original version get a bootleg DVD release. http://park1...oped005.html
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RetroGameFan9000

1 months ago
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Sorry, it was a DVD for OPs and EPs of the anime shows.
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