Karate Baka Ichidai (TV)

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Alternative title:
A Karate-Crazy Life
Ichidai the Karate Fool
Karate Master
空手バカ一代 (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 47
Episode titles: We have 47
Vintage: 1973-10-03 to 1974-09-25
Opening Theme:
"Karate baka Ichidai" by Masato Shimon
Ending Theme:
"Karatemichi otokomichi" by Terutomo Yamazaki
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Osamu Dezaki
Script:
Akinori Matsumoto (6 episodes
eps 9, 16-17, 30, 37, 47
)

Atsushi Imura (ep 8)
Kôei Yoshihara (14 episodes
eps 6-7, 11, 20-21, 26-27, 32-35, 40-41, 44
)

Mon Shichijoo (9 episodes
eps 5, 12, 18, 23-25, 28, 41, 46
)

Shizuo Komori (6 episodes
eps 13, 19, 27, 31, 36, 42
)

Takeshi Sako (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 39, 43, 45
)

Yoshiaki Yoshida (8 episodes
eps 3-4, 10, 14-15, 22, 29, 38
)

Storyboard:
Eiji Okabe (eps 46-47)
Hiroaki Ōmura (8 episodes
eps 6, 8, 16, 21, 23, 27, 35, 39
)

Hiromi Yamamoto (ep 18)
Hiroshi Yamamoto (eps 3-4, 13)
Keiichiro Kimura (eps 26, 33)
Kōji Toyoda (ep 2)
Makura Saki (eps 36, 40, 44)
Masahiro Sasaki (5 episodes
eps 11, 22, 30, 41, 43
)

Masao Kuroda (ep 1)
Mitsuo Koga (ep 19)
Noboru Ishiguro (5 episodes
eps 9, 15, 17, 24, 34
)

Osamu Mibu (6 episodes
eps 12, 14, 20, 25, 28-29
)

Ryōta Igusa (eps 5, 32, 37)
Soji Yoshikawa (ep 7)
Yoshikata Nitta (ep 31)
Episode Director:
Eiji Okabe (eps 1-47)
Osamu Dezaki (eps 1-47)
Unit Director:
Hideo Takayashiki (eps 38, 42, 45)
Masahiro Sasaki (ep 10)
Art Director: Takamura Mukuo
Animation Director:
Hiroshi Iino (11 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 21, 24, 31, 34, 36
)

Kazuhiko Udagawa (5 episodes
eps 28, 35, 38, 42, 47
)

Kazuhiro Taga (5 episodes
eps 27, 32, 37, 41, 45
)

Keiichiro Kimura (19 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 6-8, 10-14, 16-18, 20, 22-23, 26, 33
)

Masayoshi Nakashima (eps 39, 43, 46)
Mitsuo Shindo (ep 29)
Takeshi Oosaka (5 episodes
eps 29, 36-37, 40, 44
)

Yoshihiro Sasaki (ep 30)
Yoshio Kabashima (ep 25)
Director of Photography:
Hirokata Takahashi
Tatsumasa Shimizu
Producer:
Eisuke Ozawa (NET)
Nobuo Inada

Animation Supervisor: Daikichirou Kusube
Assistant Episode Director:
Hideo Takayashiki (eps 36, 40, 44)
Masahiro Sasaki (eps 2-8 even)
Norio Kashima (16 episodes
eps 12-18 even, 19-20, 22-34 even, 37, 41, 46
)

Toshitsugu Mukaitsubo (20 episodes
eps 1-17 odd, 21-35 odd, 39, 43, 47
)

Background Art:
Hajime Soga (ep 31)
Kimiko Kusube (ep 31)
Noboru Tatsuike (ep 31)
Saburo Hashimoto (ep 31)
Sachiko Nishino (Mukuo Studio; 43 episodes
eps 2-12, 14-17, 19-30, 32-47
)

Susumu Nakahashi (Apples; eps 13, 18)
Tadao Kubota (Mukuo Studio; 43 episodes
eps 2-12, 14-17, 19-30, 32-47
)

Takashi Watabe (Apples; eps 13, 18)
Takeshi Watanabe (Apples; eps 13, 18)
Yoko Mukae (Mukuo Studio; 43 episodes
eps 2-12, 14-17, 19-30, 32-47
)

Editing: Kazuo Inoue
In-Between Animation:
Atsushi Ishiguro (eps 20, 29)
Emiko Akiyama (eps 29, 36-37)
Fumiko Osaka (eps 40, 44)
Haruo Takahashi (eps 5, 19)
Hiroshi Nagayama (10 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 11, 16-17, 23, 26, 33
)

Jun Nakamura (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 17, 26, 33
)

Kazuo Takemura (4 episodes
eps 27, 32, 41, 45
)

Keizo Shimizu (ep 29)
Kimiko Amano (4 episodes
eps 36-37, 40, 44
)

Koichi Iino (eps 34, 36)
Kunio Fujishima (eps 40, 44)
Makoto Inoue (ep 3)
Masao Takeda (6 episodes
eps 23, 27, 32, 37, 41, 45
)

Masayoshi Arai (4 episodes
eps 5, 11, 16, 19
)

Miyuki Shindo (eps 20, 29)
Noboru Suzuki (5 episodes
eps 3, 9, 15, 21, 24
)

Nobukazu Sakukado (eps 42, 47)
Nobuyuki Fukuchi (eps 42, 47)
Reiko Kuwahara (5 episodes
eps 3, 9, 15, 21, 24
)

Sanae Isshiki (eps 28, 35, 38)
Satoru Kusuda (5 episodes
eps 28, 35, 38, 42, 47
)

Shigeharu Honma (eps 5, 19)
Shigemitsu Koshiba (eps 40, 44)
Shin Inoue (6 episodes
eps 9, 15, 21, 24, 31, 34
)

Shojuro Yamauchi (ep 34)
Toshiharu Ebe (6 episodes
eps 23, 27, 32, 37, 41, 45
)

Toshiko Naka (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 17, 26, 33
)

Yoshitaka Gokami (10 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 11, 16-17, 23, 26, 33
)

Yukiko Hiramatsu (eps 28, 35, 38)
Yumiko Takahashi (5 episodes
eps 28, 35, 38, 42, 47
)

Yutaka Oka (12 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 11, 15-16, 19, 21, 24, 31, 34, 36
)

Key Animation:
Ashihei Nobi (ep 12)
Emiko Akiyama (eps 40, 44)
Isao Utsumi (eps 4, 8)
Jirou Tsuno (9 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 19, 21, 24, 36
)

Kakuko Hoshino (eps 35, 42, 47)
Kazuhiko Udagawa (eps 42, 47)
Kazuhiro Taga (5 episodes
eps 23, 27, 32, 41, 45
)

Keiichiro Kimura (9 episodes
eps 1, 7, 13, 17-18, 22-23, 26, 33
)

Keizo Shimizu (4 episodes
eps 36-37, 40, 44
)

Michiko Takahashi (4 episodes
eps 28, 38, 42, 47
)

Mikio Tsuchiya (ep 35)
Mitsuo Shindo (eps 12, 20, 29)
Naoaki Terada (ep 14)
Noboru Suzuki (eps 31, 34)
Osamu Kamijō (5 episodes
eps 27, 32, 37, 41, 45
)

Osamu Shimazaki (ep 14)
Seiji Yamashita (eps 28, 38)
Shiro Murata (eps 2, 6)
Shizuo Goto (9 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21, 24, 31, 34
)

Takeo Takakura (eps 2, 7, 16)
Yasuhiro Yamaguchi (eps 1, 6, 11)
Yukimatsu Ito (eps 29, 40, 44)
Literature Manager:
Akinori Matsumoto (ep 4)
Ken'ya Oda (eps 1-3, 5-47)
Live-Action Photography:
Kazuo Inoue
Takuma Nishikawa
Paint:
Eiko Sekine (eps 28-47)
Kimie Ona (eps 2-27)
Photography:
Eiji Imai (eps 14-47)
Hirokata Takahashi (eps 1-47)
Jun Uemoto (eps 1-13)
Ken Ooya (eps 2-47)
Masataka Okamoto (eps 1-47)
Yasuyoshi Toyonaga (eps 17-47)
Production Advancement:
Hirohide Sumimoto (4 episodes
eps 3, 11, 13, 15
)

Hiromi Tamada (ep 2)
Hitosuji Noji (8 episodes
eps 4, 8-14 even, 18, 22, 26
)

Jirou Tsuno (6 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 15, 19, 21
)

Kazuki Makino (8 episodes
eps 16, 19-20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40
)

Keizo Fukuda (eps 1, 5-7, 9)
Kiyoshi Takanezawa (5 episodes
eps 30, 34, 38, 42, 46
)

Sadaaki Mizushima (ep 44)
Seiichiro Naruoka (5 episodes
eps 23, 27, 31, 35, 39
)

Takamasa Ogura (8 episodes
eps 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45
)

Takashi Anno (eps 43, 47)
Toru Sakata (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 11, 16-17
)

Yuichiro Yoshioka (ep 12)
Production Desk:
Tsunemasa Hatano (eps 1-47)
Yoshio Kato (eps 2-25)
Recording Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Mitsuru Kotani (OP; ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Masaaki Hirao (OP)
Mitsuru Kotani (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Ikki Kajiwara (OP; ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Masato Shimon (OP; as Daian Len)
Terutomo Yamazaki (ED)
Nobuo Tanaka as Ken Asuka

Akira Kamiya as Shougo Ariake (11 episodes
eps 6-12, 14-16, 45
)
Goro Naya as Todd Wakamatsu (eps 18-27)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Taylor Kojima (9 episodes
eps 8, 10-12, 14-18
)
Kôichi Kitamura as Kato (6 episodes
eps 5-7, 10, 14-15
)
Masashi Amenomori as Great Togo (eps 27-33)
Osamu Kato as Jo Igarashi (eps 19-30)
Osamu Kobayashi as Rikidozan (eps 29-30)
Ryusei Nakao as Takatsu (eps 45-47)
Takeshi Aono as Kuroki (eps 45-46)

Nobuo Tanaka as Asuka Ken
Tamio Ohki as Narrator

Japanese companies
Backgrounds:
Apples (eps 13, 18)
Mukuo Studio (44 episodes
eps 1-12, 14-17, 19-30, 32-47
)

Broadcaster: TV Asahi
In-Between Animation:
Group 7 (ep 4)
Group Family (ep 20)
Kagehito Animation Center (6 episodes
eps 8, 10, 12-14, 18
)

Miyuki Production (6 episodes
eps 22, 25, 30, 39, 43, 46
)

Key Animation: Miyuki Production (5 episodes
eps 25, 30, 39, 43, 46
)

Live-Action Cooperation: Kyokushin Kaikan
Paint:
Easy World Pro (eps 1-30, 32-47)
Studio Korumi (ep 31)
Planning: Tokyo Movie
Production: Tokyo Movie
Recording: Group TAC
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Sound Effects: Ishida Sound
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Hulu
Licensed by: Discotek Media
English cast
(none)
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