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Vampire (live-action TV)

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Alternative title:
バンパイヤ (Japanese)
Genres: horror
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Toppei, a young boy from a village of vampires who transform into animals, dreams of becoming an animator. He comes to Tokyo and starts to work for the famous animator Osamu Tezuka, but his clan and his ability to transform into a wolf are discovered by the evil criminal mastermind Makube Rokuro, a.k.a. Rock. Toppei and Tezuka struggle to oppose Rock and the other vampires, who want to use their transforming powers to overthrow human civilization and return mankind to an animal state in which humans will be liberated from morality and conscience.
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1968-10-03 to 1969-03-29
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Fumihito Imamura (ep 21)
Hiroyasu Yamaura (eps 1, 7-8)
Kaya Miyoshi (ep 22)
Masaki Tsuji (ep 1)
Norio Miyashita (ep 20)
Ryūzō Nakanishi (eps 15, 19)
Shin Kutani (eps 2-6, 10)
Shunichi Yukimuro (ep 25)
Toshio Fujinami (eps 2-6, 10)
Toyohiro Andō (eps 23-24)
Tsuyoshi Ishigōoka (ep 26)
Screenplay: Yoshiyuki Fukuda
Episode Director:
Hiroo Matsuda (eps 16-18)
Keihachi Heki (eps 22, 24-26)
Takanobu Nishijima (eps 20-21, 23)
Takeshi Yamada (8 episodes
eps 1-4, 7-9, 11

Tei Mafune (11 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-14

Yasushi Kikuchi (eps 1, 15, 19)
Original story: Osamu Tezuka
Sound Director: Ichiro Tsukasa
Actor Affair: Satoshi Kohinata
Production Advancement:
Mikio Nishimura
Takao Hikishima
Sound Effects: Shinichi Nagasawa
Kahoru Kiryū as Mika Ōnishi (22 episodes
eps 2-11, 14-15, 17-26

Akira Kimura as Chairman Maruyama (7 episodes
eps 7-8, 14-17, 19
Bokuzen Hidari as Dr. Tachibana (ep 5)
Fumio Watanbe as Newswriter Morimura (live action)
Hiroshi Iwashita as Police Inspector Geta (live action)
Hiroshi Satō as Rock (live action)
Hitoshi Ōmae as Giant (ep 9)
Ichirō Sugai as Chief Kawano (eps 4-6, 9, 12)
Izumi Hara as Witch (eps 9-10, 12)
Keisuke Tate as Tachikawa (eps 5-6, 9)
Kichijiro Ueda as Gozo Onishi (live-action)
Kiyomi Kadena as Ruriko Iwaneyama
Michiko Ikuno as Toppei's Mother (12 episodes
eps 9, 11, 14, 18-26
Noriko Honma as Witch (eps 9-10, 12)
Osamu Ichikawa as Vampire C (ep 17)
Osamu Tezuka as Himself (live action)
Risa Otori as Mika Onishi (live action)
Rokko Toura as Prof. Atami (live action)
Shigeo Nakahara as Nakahara (eps 5-6, 9)
Shun Yashiro as Vampire B (ep 17)
Tadao Futami as Truck Driver (ep 18)
Takashi Toyama as Dr. Beppu (eps 15-17, 19-26)
Tetsuya Kaji as Vampire A (ep 17)
Yoshiaki Yamamoto as Chippei
Yoshirô Kitahara as Police Chief (ep 26)
Yurie Hidaka as Witch (eps 9-10, 12)
Yutaka Mizutani as Toppei
Japanese companies
Editing: Matsubara Eiga
Film Developing: Toyo Laboratory
Production: Mushi Production
Sound Effects:
Fukushima Sound (as Fukushima Group)
SAM Sound Group

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