|Title (English)||Showa Era Idiot Storybook: Most Refined; City Boy|
|Title (Japanese)||Shouwa Aho Zoushi Akanuke Ichiban!||Art Sample
|Notes||From a manga by AZUKI Yuu, published in Margaret magazine.|
|Synopsis||Kojiro moves to Tokyo from Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, and insists on bringing his favourite horse, Hikarikin, with him. The alien king Rel arrives from planet
Wedelun and gives Kojiro a belt that will allow him to transform in typical superhero fashion and to protect the world from alien menaces. Kojiro though is more interested in impressing
the pretty Yuka. Kojiro has a rival, Michinari, for Yuka's affections.
Pure comedy with Koujiro Tanne, spineless young guy who can transform himself into unlikely hero, with the help of babyish alien. (AAK)
|Review||Though I haven't watched it much, I believe its production was
much better than the other AZUKI's manga-made-into-anime, "Iga no
Kabamaru". It had nice castings, too: INOUE Kazuhiko for Koujirou,
GENDA Tetsushou for a talking horse who has a crush on Koujirou. (AAK)
The creator apparently has a reputation as an artist who is able to straddle the divide between boys' and girls' comics. Hence "Akanuke Ichiban" looks rather like a typical superhero story for a male audience, even though it ran in Margaret magazine. Ratings were poor and the series was pulled before the end of its planned run.
|Credits||Dir: Hidehito Ueda
Des: Hiroshi Hamazaki, Ammonite
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Date||1985 October 7 - 1986 March 24|
|References & Help||Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
Help & further information.