Calimero (partially found original Japanese version of anime series; 1972-1975)


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Calimero (1972 Japanese anime series)
Calimero and Priscilla in the series.
Calimero and Priscilla in the series.
Status Partially Found

Calimero (カリメロ Karimero?) is an Italian/Japanese cartoon about a charming, but hapless anthropomorphized cartoon chicken; the only black one in a family of yellow chickens. He wears half of his egg shell still on his head. Calimero originally appeared on the Italian television show Carosello on July 14, 1962, and soon became a popular icon in Italy.

The character has had multiple animated adaptations in Italy, France, and Japan, with one of the rarest being the first Japanese anime series made by Toei Animation, which ran from October 15, 1972, to September 30, 1975. Episodes dubbed in European languages as well as in Arabic can be found online, but none of the original Japanese episodes have surfaced, and only the opening and ending sequences are available. Unfortunately, unlike the second anime series made in 1992, there are no known VHS or DVD releases of the 1972 series in Japanese. There were 47 episodes made; a list of 45 of the episodes with Japanese titles can be found here.

Both openings and endings can be found here.

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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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I used to watch this, it aired on Croatian tv. Not sure what channel though..
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KristoHam

8 months ago
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Do you think you might have any old recordings of it?
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Reynard

8 months ago
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This cartoon is one of the nostalgic classics in France!
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KristoHam

8 months ago
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Do you have any episodes in French you can send me?
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Anonymous user #2

4 months ago
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I'm watching a cartoon of the same name,but it's 3D and it has the same premise.
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KristoHam

4 months ago
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Are you watching it in English? If so, can you get me episodes please? That version is needed as well.
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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I used to watch this show a lot when I was a little girl...I wonder if my gradma recorded some of it (btw I'm from Spain).
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KristoHam

3 months ago
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I could use some more Spanish episodes too. I only have 1-27 and I know there are more. Let me know if you find any on your grandma's tapes, please.
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Anonymous user #4

15 days ago
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Random fact:

In my honetown there is a pizzeria named "Calimero" and it's pizzas are considered the best in my homeplace area xD
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