Cyborg Kuro-chan (unaired/cancelled episodes of anime series; 2001)
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|The main character, Kuro.|
The anime adaptation of Cyborg Kuro-chan was sadly cut short in January 2001 after the show's producers (PIBI) became bankrupt and did not have enough money to finish the series. The anime was set to have a total of 78 episodes, 66 of which were aired on TV. It is believed that PIBI began production on episodes 67-71 before their demise. The titles of these episodes do exist which gives fans of the series some idea of what they were about.
- Episode 67 "謎の雪男現わる!" "nazo no yukiotoko arawaru!" "Mystery of the Abominable Snowman!"
- Episode 68 "ライバルはコタロー?" "RAIBARU wa KOTAROU?" "Rival of Kotaro?"
- Episode 69 "キンタローのリベンジ" "KINTAROU no RIBENJI" "Revenge of Kintaro"
- Episode 70 コスプレ少女カグヤ KOSUPURE shoujo KAGUYA Cosplay Girl Kaguya!
- Episode 71 "悪魔になった? 剛くん" "akuma ni natta? Go-kun" "Becoming a Devil? Go-kun"
It is rumored that a preview of episode 67 was played after episode 66 but only in the original broadcast from 6th January 2001, and only in some parts of Japan. As of now, nobody has a recording of the preview.
On 23rd January 2016 Japanese voice actress Makiko Ohmoto, who provided the voice for the character Matatabi in the show, posted an image to her Twitter page of a book containing the script of episode 68.
Episodes 67-70 were featured as promos in a Japanese TV magazine and on 25th December 2014 a Twitter user posted two images showing the magazines that promoted episodes 69 and 70. On these pages we can see the images of the characters Kintaro and Kaguya who were to debut in these unaired episodes, plus in the promo for episode 69 an image of the abominable snowman from episode 67 can be seen.
Since all the episodes of the anime (starting with episode 54) were animated with computers it is likely that everything including the audio and frames were stored on them. It has been over a decade since the anime ended meaning that most if not all the computers used to make it were destroyed or stopped working. It is possible that PIBI gave out some of the storyboards when they went bankrupt since they previously did this with some animation cels that were used to make the earlier episodes.