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Popolocrois Monogatari (TV)

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Alternative title:
Popolocrois Story
ポポロクロイス物語 (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, fantasy
Plot Summary: Long long ago, in the time of the courageous, the knights and magic, there was a country by the name of Popolocrois in which the people live peacefully. King Paul is a kind-hearted man who entered into a marriage with one of the daughters of the Ryu clan, Sania, in order to overcome the barriers between the different races. The Queen soon gave birth to a child, Prince Pietro, who will play a significant role in bridging the gap between the humans and the Ryu clan.
User Ratings: 33 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
 Very good: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 Decent: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 2 votes (raw:1, sub:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 86 users, rank: #5502 (of 9611)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.273 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2057, rank: #6508 (of 9745)
Weighted mean: 6.728 (Good−), rank: #4814 (of 9745) (seen all: 6.99 / seen some: 6.67 / won't finish: 3.84)
Bayesian estimate: 6.952 (Good), rank: #3604 (of 7316)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
1998-10-04 to 1999-03-28
1998-12 (Brazil - Cartoon Network)
1999-01 (Brazil - Rede Globo)
Opening Theme:
"Natsu Kikyuu (夏気球; Summer Balloon)" by Rie Otsuka
Ending Theme:
#1: "Kaze no Mahou" by Fumi Ootou (eps 1-24)
#2: "Kaze no Mahou (Hyuu Version)" by Eri Miyajima (ep 25)
Official website:
POPOLO CROIS物語 (Japanese)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kōichi Mashimo
Series Composition:
Kenji Horikawa
Kōichi Mashimo
Akemi Omode (8 episodes
eps 2, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23

Aya Matsui (11 episodes
eps 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25-26

Hideki Mitsui (7 episodes
eps 4, 7, 10, 13, 18, 21, 24

Itsurō Kawasaki (4 episodes
eps 2, 6, 12, 20

Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 7)
Koichi Chigira (ep 3)
Kōichi Mashimo (ep 1)
Takaaki Ishiyama (5 episodes
eps 5, 11, 19, 24-25

Episode Director:
Itsurō Kawasaki (6 episodes
eps 1, 3, 6, 10, 12, 16

Koichi Chigira (ep 3)
Shigehito Takayanagi (ep 8)
Shunsuke Tada (eps 15, 18, 25)
Takashi Sudō (5 episodes
eps 2, 12, 16, 21, 24

Music: Kō Ōtani
Original creator: Yousuke Tamori
Character Design: Takayuki Gotō
Art Director: Toshihisa Koyama
Animation Director:
Atsushi Wakabayashi (ep 8)
Norio Matsumoto (ep 3)
Mechanical design: Toshiharu Murata
Sound Director: Riku Matsukawa
Director of Photography: Seiichi Morishita
Assistant Director: Itsurō Kawasaki
Character Drafts: Atsuko Fukushima
Color design: Miyoko Kobayashi
Editing: Seiji Morita
Effects: Eiko Morikawa
In-Between Check: Kan Ogawa (eps 1-2)
Key Animation:
Atsuko Inoue (Anime TOROTORO)
Atsushi Hasebe (Anime TOROTORO)
Atsushi Wakabayashi (ep 8)
Hiroyuki Okiura (ep 25)
Ichirō Itano (Dust)
Jun Fujiwara (Dust)
Kan Ogawa (ep 9)
Kayoko Nabeta (Production I.G)
Keiji Tani (Dust)
Kenji Adachi (Production I.G)
Kenji Irie (Dust)
Kōji Komurakata (Production I.G)
Kumiko Kawana (Anime TOROTORO)
Kyoji Asano (Production I.G)
Masahiro Satō (Production I.G)
Miho Asatani (Production I.G)
Miyako Yatsu (Production I.G; 5 episodes
eps 2-3, 6, 11, 16

Norio Matsumoto (Dust)
Osamu Ōkubo (Production I.G)
Reiko Okamura (Anime TOROTORO)
Ritsuko Watanabe (Dust)
Ryota Niino (Production I.G; eps 4, 7, 21)
Satoru Tanzawa (Production I.G)
Shigeru Katō (Dust)
Takaaki Fukuyo (Dust; eps 1, 8, 22)
Takayuki Gotō (Production I.G)
Taketomo Ishikawa (Production I.G)
Tatsuya Oka (Dust)
Tetsuichi Yamagishi (Dust)
Tomohiro Kawahara (Dust)
Tōru Ōkubo (Production I.G)
Toshiharu Murata (Dust)
Toshihiko Shimada (Dust)
Yoshie Yokoyama (Dust)
Line Producer: Kenji Horikawa
Music Production: Takashi Kodama
Recording: Shōji Hata
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Theme Song Performance:
Fumi Ootou
Rie Ootsuka (OP)
Ai Orikasa as Pietro
Yuri Shiratori as Narcia

Eri Miyajima as Hyuu
Junichi Sugawara as Prime Minister Maugham
Takashi Nagasako as Sanda

Arata Furuta as Gamigami
Hiromi Tsuru as Shion (ep 14)
Ken Narita as Wind Tribe Man
Kyōko Dōnowaki as Queen Sania
Masashi Ebara as White Knight
Masayuki Nakata as Doctor
Mitsuo Senda as Head of the Wind Tribe
Naoki Makishima as King Paul
Takako Kitamura as Witch Girda
Takeshi Uchida as Ston
Japanese companies
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Laura Ayala as Pietro

Diana Santos as Hilda (Witch Girda)
Miguel Angel Ghigliazza as Evil King Gamigami
Ricardo Hill as White Knight
Spanish companies
Cartoon Network (Latin America)
Cartoon Network L.A. (Latin America)
Televen (Venezuela)
Televisa Canal 5 (Mexico)
Italian cast
Italian staff
Gaia Bolognesi as Pietro

Daniela Calò as Regina Sania
Davide Lepore as Stone
Fabrizio Vidale as Thunder
Ilaria Latini as Narcia / Kai
Paolo Marchese as Gami Gami
Saverio Indrio as Cavaliere Bianco
Italian companies
Broadcaster: RaiDue (from 30 August 2004) 
Dubbing: LaBiBi.it
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Aya Bejer as Narcia
Wendy De Leon as Pietro

Aya Bejer as Kai
Montreal Repuyan as White Knight
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN
Dubbing: ABS-CBN
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Diego Marques as Piedoroshi
Melissa Garcia as Ryo-sama

João Batista as O Rei
Nelson Machado as Sr Bigode
Raquel Marinho as Narusha

Figueira Júnior as Rosinha
Isaura Gomes as Gilda the witch
Mauro Eduardo as Amarelinho
Renato Soares as Rei do Trovão
Sílvio Navas as Prime minister
Portuguese companies
Cartoon Network Brasil
Rede Globo (Brazil)
Dubbing Studio: Sigma

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