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Ryu, the Cave Boy (TV)

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©Ishimori Production Inc., Toei Animation

Alternative title:
Chłopiec z Parku Jurajskiego (Polish)
Genshi Shōnen Ryū (Japanese)
Huledrengen Rai (Danish)
Jaskiniowy chłopiec (Polish)
Nolan (French)
Rai (Polish)
Rai Grottpojken (Swedish)
Ryu the Primitive Boy
Ryu, il ragazzo delle caverne (Italian)
Tao, el cavernícola (Spanish)
原始少年リュウ (Japanese)
Genres: action, adventure
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Set in primitive times, a baby with white skin is born into the world. As his skin color is different from the rest of the children around him, the baby is immediately disliked and alienated from the others. Deserted and left on his own, the baby is eventually picked up by an ape called Kitty and raised as her child. The baby, Ryuu, grows up to be a good man but at this moment, his mother is attacked and killed by Tirano. In order to defeat Tirano and also find his real mother, Ryuu decides to set off on his own journey. In the midst of his travels, he meets the siblings Ran and Don. With his new-found companions, Ryuu begins his battle against hardships and obstacles.
User Ratings: 15 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 38 users, rank: #5946 (of 8116)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.467 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.3098, rank: #4816 (of 8197)
Weighted mean: 6.495 (Decent+), rank: #4684 (of 8197) (seen all: 6.62 / seen some: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.943 (Good), rank: #2937 (of 6196)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 22
Episode titles: We have 22
1971-10-30 to 1972-03-25
1979-05-14 (Italy)
1989-09-12 (France)
Opening Theme:
"Genshi Shonen Ryuu ga iku" by Ichiro Mizuki
Ending Theme:
"Ran no Uta" by Mitsuko Horie
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Masayuki Akehi
Hiroichi Fuse (ep 2)
Hirokazu Fuse
Kuniaki Oshikawa (9 episodes
eps 3, 6-12 even, 13-14, 18, 22

Norimasa Mayumi (eps 19, 21)
Tadashi Kintoo
Tadashi Kondô (7 episodes
eps 1, 4-5, 7, 11, 15, 17

Toyohiro Andō (eps 9, 16, 20)
Original Manga: Shotaro Ishinomori (Ryu no michi)
Character Design: Kazuo Komatsubara
Art Director: Mataharu Urata
Planning: Kenji Yokoyama
Theme Song Lyrics: Shotaro Ishinomori (OP,ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Ichiro Mizuki (OP)
Mitsuko Horie (ED)
Makio Inoue as Ryuu

Eken Mine as Karimu
Gorō Naya as Kiba
Michiko Hirai as Ran
Yoshiko Ohta as Don

Reiko Seno as Ryuu's Mother
Japanese companies
Animation: Toei Animation
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
French cast
French staff
Theme Song Performance: Jean-Paul Cesari
French companies
Broadcaster: La 5 (from 12 Sept. 1989, Dec. 1990 & Aug. 1991)
Dubbing: Dovidis
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Radio Caracas Televisión (Venezuela)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Theme Song Performance: Georgia Lepore
Italian companies
Italia 1 (from 1979)
La Uomo TV (from 1979)
Man-Ga (from March 2012)
Super 3

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