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Dokaben (TV)

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Alternative title:
Mr. Baseball (Italian)
ドカベン (Japanese)
Themes: baseball, sports
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: The new transfer student, Taro Yamada, always uses a big-sized bento box and because of this, is given the nickname of "Dokaben". He joins the school baseball team and meets some of the members, Iwaki and Tonoma. Time has passed and they are now in the high school baseball team. A new member, Satonaka, has joined them and the four of them are well-known in the baseball arena, being the Four Heavenly Kings of the baseball team. They have been entering numerous matches, meeting a variety of adversaries and honing their baseball skills in the process, awaiting in the meantime, for the strongest competitor to appear.
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 163
Episode titles: We have 163
Vintage: 1976-10-06 to 1979-12-26
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
#1: "Ganbare Dokaben" (がんばれドカベン) by Kourogi '73
#2: "Hachinin no March" (九人のマーチ) by Suginami Jidou Gasshou-dan
#3: "Seishun Fever (Combat March)" (青春フィーバー(コンバット・マーチ) by Ichirou Mizuki, Isao Sasaki, Mitsuko Horie, Kumiko Ousugi, Kumiko Kaori, Kourogi '73
Ending Theme:
#1: "Ah Seishun yo Itsumademo" (ああ青春よいつまでも) by Kourogi '73
#2: "Kimi Koso Minna no Idol da!" (きみこそみんなのアイドルだ!) by Kourogi '73, Suginami Jidou Gasshou-dan
#3: "Taiyou no Ko" (太陽の子) by Columbia All Stars
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Composition: Eiji Okabe
Script:
Mitsuru Majima (153 episodes
eps 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17-163
)

Tatsuo Tamura (157 episodes
eps 1, 3, 5-6, 8-9, 11, 13, 15-163
)

Storyboard:
Eisuke Kondo (9 episodes
eps 26, 34, 38, 45, 51, 57, 63, 87, 154
)

Hiroshi Fukutomi (eps 124, 132)
Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu (6 episodes
eps 1, 3, 20, 54, 72, 96
)

Iku Suzuki (eps 82, 88, 105)
Kunihiko Okazaki (8 episodes
eps 117, 121, 125, 130, 135, 139, 143, 147
)

Masakazu Higuchi (7 episodes
eps 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 36, 41
)

Masuji Harada (23 episodes
eps 90, 94, 98, 102, 106, 114, 116, 120, 126, 129, 134, 137, 141, 145-146, 149-163 odd
)

Mitsukazu Yamatani (13 episodes
eps 27, 33, 39, 46, 50, 58, 64, 68, 74, 79, 86, 92, 100
)

Noboru Ishiguro (ep 10)
Shōichi Yasumura (ep 75)
Shuji Iuchi (ep 104)
Shûji Yamazaki (13 episodes
eps 2, 4, 15-16, 42-43, 48, 56, 59, 71, 78, 89, 95
)

Susumu Ishizaki (29 episodes
eps 55, 61, 65, 67, 73, 77, 83, 85, 91, 93, 97, 101, 103, 107, 113, 115, 119, 127, 131, 136, 142, 144, 148, 150, 152, 156-162 even
)

Takeshi Shirato (eps 53, 69, 99)
Tameo Kohanawa (6 episodes
eps 9, 21, 30, 40, 44, 49
)

Wataru Mizusawa (7 episodes
eps 7, 12, 18, 24-25, 31, 37
)

Yasumi Mikamoto (12 episodes
eps 8, 19, 32, 47, 52, 60, 62, 66, 70, 76, 80, 84
)

Yasuo Kageyama (ep 108)
Episode Director:
Eiji Okabe (eps 1-106)
Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu (eps 1-106)
Kunihiko Okazaki (8 episodes
eps 117, 121, 125, 130, 135, 139, 143, 147
)

Masuji Harada (26 episodes
eps 108-120 even, 123, 126, 128-129, 132, 134, 137, 140-141, 145-146, 149-163 odd
)

Susumu Ishizaki (23 episodes
eps 107-115 odd, 119, 122, 124, 127, 131, 133, 136, 138, 142, 144, 148-162 even
)

Original creator: Shinji Mizushima
Character Design:
Eisuke Kondo
Tameo Kohanawa
Animation Director:
Akira Kawashima (24 episodes
eps 3, 11, 17, 23, 28, 32, 37, 42-43, 47, 52, 57, 65, 78, 83-84, 88, 91, 98, 105, 122, 125, 134, 137
)

Eisuke Kondo (eps 2, 24, 72)
Hidetoshi Owashi (ep 137)
Hiroshi Kanazawa (16 episodes
eps 1, 4, 9, 15, 19, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 49, 56, 60, 63, 76, 81
)

Kazuo Hayashi (eps 18, 22)
Kazuo Iimura (eps 74, 79)
Keiichiro Kimura (7 episodes
eps 5, 10, 16, 21, 26, 31, 38
)

Mamoru Uchida (ep 137)
Manshū Fujiwara (4 episodes
eps 46, 51, 59, 67
)

Masayuki Uchiyama (eps 7, 12)
Nobuhiro Okasako (81 episodes
eps 13-14, 20, 27, 29, 34, 39, 44, 50, 54, 62, 68, 71, 77, 80, 82, 87, 89-90, 94-95, 102, 104, 106-163
)

Seiichi Nodate (6 episodes
eps 85, 90, 93, 96-97, 103
)

Takeshi Shirato (8 episodes
eps 33, 36, 41, 48, 53, 58, 64, 69
)

Tameo Kohanawa (eps 3, 8)
Yoshiyuki Momose (eps 66, 70, 85)
Yuji Yatabe (6 episodes
eps 86, 93, 96-97, 101, 103
)

Executive producer: Kōichi Motohashi
Producer: Tadami Watanabe

Animation:
Akira Kawashima (5 episodes
eps 1, 158, 160-161, 163
)

Hideto Kojima (8 episodes
eps 1, 9, 15, 19, 25, 42-43, 83
)

Masami Abe (ep 2)
Nobuhiro Okasako (15 episodes
eps 2, 14, 20, 27, 29, 34, 39, 44, 50, 54, 62, 68, 71, 77, 82
)

Editing: Hajime Okayasu
Key Animation: Hiroshi Ogawa
Planning:
Shoji Sato
Takaharu Bessho (Fuji TV)
Production Assistant:
Koji Beppu
Masao Kodaira
Production manager: Tatsuo Shibayama
Recording Adjustment: Kunio Kuwabara
Recording Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Sound Effects: Kenichi Mori
Hideyuki Tanaka as Taro Yamada (Dokaben)

Akira Kamiya as Satoru Satonaka
Haruya Katou as Jiro Kinoshita (Wabisuke)
Hiroko Maruyama as Natsuko Natsukawa
Hiroshi Ohtake as Daigoro Unryu (Aoyama)
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Kazuto Tonoma
Katsuji Mori as Sho Doigaki
Masatō Ibu as Kojiro Inukai
Minori Matsushima as Sachiko Yamada
Minoru Yada as Grandpa Yamada
Osamu Ichikawa as Mamoru Shiranui (Tōshō)
Reizō Nomoto as Ieyasu Tokugawa
Shingo Kanemoto as Takezo Inukai
Tesshō Genda as Masami Iwaki
Yoshito Yasuhara as Santaro Hohoemi

Ai Sakuma as Dr. Koizumi
Akira Kamiya as Satonaka 
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Harry Foreman
Hiroko Maruyama as Otsuru
Hiroshi Masuoka as
Hacchan
Takohachi
Isshin Ikeda as Mitsuo Kita
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Tonoma 
Kaneto Shiozawa as
Chūji Kunisada
Kunisada 
Kazuomi Ikeda as Mitsuo Kita
Keiko Yokozawa as Kyoko Asahina
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Hikaru Ōkouchi
Makio Inoue as Shinji Kobayashi
Mami Koyama as Toshiko Kobayashi
Masane Tsukayama as Hayato Kagemaru
Masatō Ibu as Nagashima
Michihiro Ikemizu as Hayato Kagemaru (ep 82)
Minori Matsushima as Sachiko 
Minoru Yada as Ji-chan 
Mugihito as Gosuke Domon
Norio Wakamoto as Akechi-sensei
Osamu Saka as Kazuma Musashibo
Rokurō Naya as
Hikaru Yoshitsune
Tsutomu Ogata
Setsuo Wakui as Gonza Nankai
Shigeru Chiba as
Masao Imagawa
Yamaoka
Shun Yashiro as Ryo Inugami
Takeshi Kuwabara as Gosuke Gama
Tesshō Genda as Iwaki 
Toshio Furukawa as Keiichi Nagisa
Yoku Shioya as
Gorō Tanitsu
Tanitsu 

Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Jack
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Production: Nippon Animation
Production Cooperation: Tsuchida Production
Recording Production: Omnibus Promotion
Recording Studio: CINEBEAM
Sound Effects: Ishida Sound Production
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Broadcaster:
Rete37 (from September 2001)
Super 3
Telegenova (from 21 February 1983)
Dubbing: Oceania Film
Italian cast
Maurizio Reti as
Iwaki
Taro Yamada

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