Idol Densetsu Eriko (TV)

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Alternative title:
Ciao Sabrina (Italian)
Erika (French)
Eriko (Spanish)
Legendary Idol Eriko
أيروكا (Arabic)
アイドル伝説えり子 (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Plot Summary: Eriko Tamura is Kousuke Tamura, the chairman of Tamura Productions (reknown music company) and Minako Tamura's (former famous idol singer) only daughter. Having talent for singing since birth, she has always loved her parent's media world. Then one day tragedy strikes when her parents get into a horrible car accident, which kills her father and leaves her mother in coma. She is left in her father's best friend, Mr. Uchida's care. Now Eriko must take the path of singing, a path her parents did not want her to pursue. Then her uncle is out to destroy her career. But in spite of all the hardship, she becomes an idol and wins hearts all over Japan.
Number of episodes: 51
Episode titles: We have 51
1989-04-03 to 1990-03-26
1992-10 (Italian Air-Date)
2000-12-24 (France)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Namida no Hanbun" by Eriko Tamura
Ending Theme:
#1: "Unchained Heart" by Maiko Hashimoto (eps 1-50)
#2: "May be Dream" by Eriko Tamura (ep 51)
Links: We have 4
Modeled after a real idol Eriko Tamura (田村 英里子).
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Series Director: Tetsuro Amino
Character Design: Noriyasu Yamauchi
Masahiko Miyoshi (TV Setouchi)
Tomoyuki Taguchi (Big West)

Insert Song Performance:
Eriko Tamura (as Eriko Tamura)
Maiko Hashimoto (as Rei Asagiri)
Masahiko Arimachi (as Shogo Ohgi)
Key Animation: Hiroyuki Okiura (ep 50)
Theme Song Performance:
Eriko Tamura (OP, ED#2)
Maiko Hashimoto (ED#1)
Animation: Ashi Productions
Backgrounds: Baku Production
Key Animation:
Oh! Production (ep 21)
Studio Live (eps 1, 20, 26)
Production Cooperation:
Studio Kuma (4 episodes
eps 5, 11, 18, 22

Studio Look (4 episodes
eps 6, 10, 17, 24

Watanabe Promotion
special effects: Marix
Titles: Maki Production
Japanese cast
Akiko Yajima as Eriko Tamura

Ai Satou as Yuki
Hiroyuki Shibamoto as Hiroshi Ohsawa
Katsumi Suzuki as Ijuuin
Kumiko Takizawa as
Minako Tamura
Naoko Matsui as Rei Asagiri
Shigeru Nakahara as Kazuki Uchida
Shozo Iizuka as Kousuke Tamura
Takaya Hashi as Yuusuke Tamura
Tomomichi Nishimura as Shinya Uchida
Yasunori Matsumoto as Shogo Ohgi
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Ryoko Asagiri
Yoshino Takamori as Yasuko Nakata
Yuko Mizutani as Kaori Yamaguchi

Chieko Honda as Asami Yamagata
Daiki Nakamura as Amino
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Francis Lax

Theme Song Performance: Claude Lombard
Magali Barney as Erika Tamura

Brigitte Morisan as Aurèle (2ème voix)
Celine Monsarrat as Aurèle (1ère voix)
Francis Lax as Coltan , Oncle d'Erika
Herve Rey as Richie
Lucie Dolene as Mère d'Erika (Mina)

Brigitte Morisan as
Astor, Aurèle , Frédérique
Francis Lax as
Père d'Erika (Randon)
Père, Coltan
Françoise Pavy as Aurèle (voix de remplacement)
Gerard Berner as Père (1er épisode)
Herve Rey as
Mr Juin
Richie, Anthony, Mr Juin
Jean-François Kopf as
chauffeur des Tamura
Jean-Louis Rugarli as Mr Henry
Lucie Dolene as
Aurèle (voix de remplacement)
Mère, Marie, Alexandra
Magali Barney as Erika
Thierry Redler as Mr Henry (voix de remplacement)
French companies
Broadcaster: Mangas
AB distribution
La 5
Dubbing: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Mabel Escaño (Spain dub)

Adaptation: Mabel Escaño (Spain dub)
Theme Song Lyrics: Carlos Toro (Spain dub)
Theme Song Performance: Sol Pilas (Spain dub)
María Ángeles Figueiras as Eriko Tamura (Spain dub - redubbing)
Sara Vivas as Eriko Tamura (Spain dub)

Antonio Cobos as Jacobo Tamura (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Beatriz Bravo as Rei Asagiri (Spain dub - redubbing)
Marta Sáinz as Sandra Asagiri (Spain dub)

Ana García Olivares as Sandra's Mother (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Ángeles García as Yuki (Spain dub - redubbing)
Blanca Rada as Natalia Yasuko (Spain dub)
Carmen Carpintero as Ryoko Asagiri (Spain dub - redubbing)
Carmen Cervantes as Gala (Spain dub)
Daniel Sánchez as Enrique Tamura (Spain dub)
Isabel de Luis as Yasuko Nakata (Spain dub - redubbing)
Iván Jara as Ivan Ohgi (Spain dub)
Joaquín Lens as Kosuke Tamura (Spain dub - redubbing)
José Carabias as Javier Uchida (Spain dub)
José Polo as Shinya Uchida (Spain dub; Jonu Media)
José Antonio Jiménez García as Karasawa (Spain dub - redubbing)
José Ramón Lojo as Yûsuke Tamura (Spain dub - redubbing)
Juan Tinaquero as Kazuki Uchida (Spain dub - redubbing)
Luis Etchevers as Shogo Ohgi (Spain dub - redubbing)
Luzberta Vázquez as Minako Tamura (Spain dub - redubbing)
Mabel Escaño as Mónica Tamura (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Policarpo Prieto as Ijuin (Spain dub - redubbing)
Ruth Pazo Olivares as Asami Yamagata (Spain dub; Jonu Media)
Santiago Fernández as Saijo (Spain dub - redubbing)

Blanca Rada (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Chus Álvarez (Spain dub; Jonu Media)
José Carabias (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Miguel Ángel Godó (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Teresa Acaso (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Telecinco (Spain)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Estudios EXA (Spain dub; Telecinco)
Penteo Films (Spain dub; Jonu Media)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Maurizio Torresan
Translation: Luisella Sgammeglia

Theme Song Composition:
Paolo Marino
Piero Cassano
Theme Song Lyrics: Alessandra Valeri Manera
Theme Song Performance: Cristina D'Avena
Nadia Biondini as Sabrina

Annamaria Mantovani as Narratrice
Caterina Rochira as Simonetta
Dania Cericola as Roberta
Daniele Demma as Guido
Enrico Bertorelli as Padre di Sabrina
Flavio Arras as Domenico
Grazia Migneco as Ines
Ivo De Palma as Max (speaking)
Lara Parmiani as Daniela
Luca Bottale as Dario
Luca Semeraro as Fabrizio
Maddalena Vadacca as Eleonora
Maura Musi as Milena
Maurizio Scattorin as Giorgio
Paola Tovaglia as Susi
Paolo Torrisi as Gianluca
Tony Fuochi as Rolando
Vincenzo Draghi as Max (singing)
Italian companies
Boing (from 1st December 2008)
Canale 5 (from 19 September 1991)
Hiro (from October 2009)
Italia 1 (from October 1992)
Distributor: DENEB Film
Dubbing: DENEB Film
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Spacetoon
Distributor: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Production: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Arabic cast
Qasim Mlho as Kazuki Uchida

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