Tico and Friends (TV)

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©NIPPON ANIMATION CO., LTD. 1994


Alternative title:
Asrar Al Moheet (Arabic)
Ein Toller Freund (German)
Nanatsu no Umi no Tico (Japanese)
Tico ein toller Freund (German)
Tico et ses amis (French)
Tico of the Seven Seas
Tico y sus Amigos (Spanish)
Un oceano di avventure (Italian)
أسرار المحيط (Arabic)
七つの海のティコ (Japanese)
七海小英雄 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Nanami Simpson is a young girl. Her mother dies when she is young, and she goes to live with her Father, Scott Simpson, on board a Marine Research Vessel , the Peperonchino. Her Father is a Marine Biologist, and he is in search of a creature known as the Glowing Whale. When He finds the bones of one of these, he is saddened, and resolves to change his mission towards preserving and caring for the creatures. Nanami befriends an Orca which she names Tico, and She goes swimming with it every day. Eventually, she learns to breathe Underwater which astounds her Father. Nanami nearly drowns one day, and one of the glowing whales saves her from certain death and returns her to the vessel, where her Father finally gets to see it.
User Ratings: 25 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:1, others:2
1 Arabic edited dub
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Very good: 4 votes (sub:1, others:3
1 German dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 10 votes (raw:3, dub:2, sub:1, others:4
2 German dubbed
1 German edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 3 votes (sub:1, others:2
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
)
 So-so: 2 votes (others:2
2 German dubbed
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 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (raw:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 75 users, rank: #4421 (of 7109)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.200 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.5492, rank: #2124 (of 7122)
Weighted mean: 7.036 (Good), rank: #2434 (of 7122) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 6.95 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.200 (Good+), rank: #1785 (of 5381)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 39
Episode titles: We have 39
Vintage:
1994-01-16 to 1994-12-18
1996-06-24 (France Air Date)
1997 (Philippines)
Opening Theme:
"Sea Loves You" by Mayumi Shinozuka
Ending Theme:
"Twinkle Talk" by Mayumi Shinozuka
Official website:
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Jun Takagi
Script:
Aya Matsui (15 episodes
eps 3, 9, 11-12, 14-16, 20, 24, 26, 29, 31, 35, 38-39
)

Hideki Mitsui (14 episodes
eps 2, 4-5, 8, 10, 13, 21-22, 25, 28, 32-33, 36, 39
)

Mamiko Ikeda (ep 17)
Noriyuki Aoyama (eps 1, 6-7, 39)
Tôru Nobuto (7 episodes
eps 18-19, 23, 27, 30, 34, 37
)

Storyboard:
Ami Tomobuki (11 episodes
eps 8, 13, 16, 19-20, 22, 25, 29, 31, 35, 38
)

Jun Takagi (5 episodes
eps 1, 10, 17, 23, 39
)

Kōzō Kusuba (8 episodes
eps 4-5, 9-10, 17, 24, 26, 30
)

Shinichi Tsuji (6 episodes
eps 6-7, 11-12, 18, 28
)

Sunao Katabuchi (8 episodes
eps 2, 14-15, 21, 27, 32-33, 36
)

Takuya Inagaki (ep 5)
Tsuyoshi Kaga (eps 34, 37)
Waruo Suzuki (ep 3)
Episode Director:
Ami Tomobuki (eps 29, 35)
Jiro Fujimoto (eps 17, 21, 28)
Jun Takagi (5 episodes
eps 1, 20, 23, 34, 39
)

Kōzō Kusuba (12 episodes
eps 5, 9-10, 13-14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 27, 30, 32
)

Nobuya Hanai 
Shinpei Miyashita (6 episodes
eps 17, 21, 26, 31, 33, 36
)

Shinya Hanai (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Takuya Inagaki (5 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 12
)

Tsuyoshi Kaga (eps 37-38)
Original creator: Akira Hiro
Character Design:
Akiko Morikawa 
Satoko Morikawa
Art Director: Shigeru Morimoto
Animation Director:
Azumayami Sugiyama 
Ei Inoue (11 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 33, 36, 39
)

Kôichirô Saotome (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Masaru Oshiro (11 episodes
eps 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 23, 27, 31, 34, 37
)

Mayami Sugiyama (eps 29, 35)
Satoru Iriyoshi (ep 38)
Toyomi Sugiyama 
Yoshiharu Satō (8 episodes
eps 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 24, 28, 32
)

Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
Director of Photography: Toshiaki Morita
Executive producer: Kōichi Motohashi
Producer:
Akio Yogo
Yoshihiro Suzuki (Fuji TV)

Art Layout: Kazue Itô
Assistant Director:
Hiroyuki Shimazu (eps 31-39 odd)
Jiro Fujimoto (12 episodes
eps 2-10 even, 13-25 odd
)

Ken'ichi Nishida (7 episodes
eps 27, 29-30, 32-38 even
)

Shinpei Miyashita (12 episodes
eps 1-11 odd, 14-24 even
)

Background Art:
Harumi Kawaguchi (eps 25-39 odd)
Hideaki Kawamura (eps 1-39 odd)
Junji Kasahara (eps 1-37 odd)
Ken'ichi Ishibashi (20 episodes
eps 2-38 even, 39
)

Masaaki Kawaguchi (6 episodes
eps 11, 13, 17-23 odd
)

Naho Yoshioka (eps 2-38 even)
Noriko Fujiwara (4 episodes
eps 11, 13, 17, 19
)

Noriko Tsutsui (20 episodes
eps 2-38 even, 39
)

Riku Kuwabata (eps 2-38 even)
Sayuri Ito (20 episodes
eps 2-38 even, 39
)

Shigeo Nishihara (19 episodes
eps 4-38 even, 39
)

Toshiyuki Shimizu (eps 1-39 odd)
Yumiko Saito (eps 1-39 odd)
Finish Check: Chieko Ishii (eps 1-39)
In-Between Animation:
Akemi Koyama (ep 13)
Asako Iwai (6 episodes
eps 2, 9, 21, 23, 27, 31
)

Atsuko Narumi (19 episodes
eps 12-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Etsuo Nakashiro (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Hideki Okae (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31
)

Hiroshi Yamazaki (5 episodes
eps 2, 5, 9, 17, 23
)

Jun Uemura (eps 9, 13)
Junko Nakanishi (eps 5, 13)
Kaoru Okada (5 episodes
eps 2, 5, 9, 17, 31
)

Kazuo Ushigoe (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Kazuo Ushikoshi (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Keiko Hatano (7 episodes
eps 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Ken Sekiai (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Kiyoto Ishino (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Mariko Kurita (eps 2, 5)
Mariko Sakagami (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 31
)

Masami Goto (eps 17, 21, 31)
Megumi Hashizume (eps 5, 17, 23)
Mika Fujita (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Nobue Ito (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Noriko Tokue (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Takashi Miyamoto (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Takayuki Iwamizu (eps 21, 27)
Tazuko Toyota (10 episodes
eps 1, 4-10 even, 29, 33-39 odd
)

Toshiko Nakagawa (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Tsuguo Motegi (24 episodes
eps 1, 4-28 even, 29-30, 32-39
)

Yukiko Okada (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Yukio Maekawa (4 episodes
eps 2, 5, 13, 23
)

In-Between Check:
Hideki Ito (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Kō Satō (18 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 8, 12-38 even
)

Mariko Sakagami (eps 33-39 odd)
Tadanobu Hasebe (10 episodes
eps 2, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31
)

Yumi Takano (ep 3)
Key Animation:
Aki Yamagata (6 episodes
eps 6, 8, 12, 22, 27, 31
)

Akiko Yamaguchi (8 episodes
eps 4, 9, 13, 18, 24, 28, 32, 36
)

Atsushi Aono (eps 3, 7)
Chie Uratani (7 episodes
eps 9, 13, 18, 24, 28, 32, 36
)

Chigusa Terada (ep 8)
Hideaki Maniwa (4 episodes
eps 2, 14, 27, 29
)

Hideaki Matsuda (6 episodes
eps 8, 16, 22, 27, 29, 31
)

Hiroki Kusuda (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19
)

Hiroshi Watanabe (eps 18, 24)
Ichiro Ogawa (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Jun Uemura (6 episodes
eps 24, 27, 31, 34, 37, 39
)

Junko Ikeda (8 episodes
eps 1, 6, 13, 20, 26, 30, 34, 38
)

Katsuyuki Tsubouchi (8 episodes
eps 5, 12, 17, 23, 28, 32, 36, 39
)

Kazumasa Okumura (6 episodes
eps 6, 8, 12, 16, 22, 27
)

Kazunobu Hoshi (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8, 12, 17, 23, 28, 33, 37
)

Kazutaka Ozaki (7 episodes
eps 2, 18, 24, 28, 32, 34, 38
)

Kazuyuki Toshida (eps 8, 16)
Ken'ichi Hara (4 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19
)

Kenichi Yamaguchi (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 10, 17, 21, 26, 30, 33, 37
)

Koichi Maruyama (9 episodes
eps 5, 12, 17, 23, 28, 32-33, 36, 39
)

Koichi Murata (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 10, 17, 21, 26, 30, 33, 37
)

Koji Ito (7 episodes
eps 4, 9, 17, 22, 29, 33, 37
)

Kumiko Kondo (4 episodes
eps 4, 9, 17, 20
)

Manabu Inoguchi (5 episodes
eps 24, 27, 31, 34, 39
)

Masaharu Tada (4 episodes
eps 28, 30, 34, 38
)

Masahiro Kitazaki (eps 8, 12)
Masaru Oshiro (eps 13, 31, 39)
Mieko Mitsuhashi (eps 35, 39)
Mitsuru Aiba (ep 2)
Mitsuyasu Takekoshi (ep 25)
Mizue Ogawa (4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 12, 17
)

Motoko Hiraishi (eps 3, 7)
Nagisa Miyazaki (ep 1)
Naoki Arakawa (8 episodes
eps 5, 12, 17, 23, 28, 32, 36, 39
)

Noboru Takano (5 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 16, 22
)

Norifumi Kiyozumi (ep 3)
Ryuta Kawagishi (9 episodes
eps 2, 5, 10, 17, 21, 26, 30, 33, 37
)

Saburo Masutani (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Satoko Morikawa (ep 39)
Satoru Iriyoshi (6 episodes
eps 5, 9, 14, 23, 33, 38
)

Shinji Morohashi (4 episodes
eps 4, 9, 26, 30
)

Shiro Kudaka (8 episodes
eps 2, 8, 13, 20, 26, 29, 33, 37
)

Shizuko Minami (eps 3, 7)
Shunji Saida (8 episodes
eps 1, 6, 13, 20, 26, 30, 34, 38
)

Sumiko Asato (10 episodes
eps 1, 4, 9, 13, 18, 24, 29, 31, 35, 38
)

Tadashi Hiramatsu (8 episodes
eps 1, 6, 14, 20, 27, 30, 34, 37
)

Takamitsu Kondou (ep 12)
Takao Yoshino (ep 2)
Takashi Iwao (7 episodes
eps 5, 10, 16, 23, 29, 35, 39
)

Takashi Kamei (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Takaya Ono (ep 8)
Takayo Nishimura (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Taketomo Ishikawa (ep 2)
Tamami Yamada (5 episodes
eps 24, 27, 31, 34, 38
)

Tetsuya Ishikawa (8 episodes
eps 4, 8, 14, 21, 27, 31, 36, 39
)

Tomohiro Takeuchi (ep 25)
Tomoki Mizuno (ep 25)
Toshiki Yamazaki (ep 36)
Toshitaka Hayami (eps 8, 12)
Toshiya Washida (7 episodes
eps 5, 10, 17, 23, 29, 33, 37
)

Yasuhiko Ōyama (ep 3)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (eps 11, 15, 19)
Yuuichi Satou (7 episodes
eps 5, 10, 16, 23, 29, 35, 39
)

Yuuji Ogata (ep 8)
Yuuko Fujii (4 episodes
eps 4, 31, 35, 38
)

Negative Editing: Hidetoshi Kadono
Paint:
Chie Nakazato (13 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30, 36, 39
)

Fumie Kosao (13 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30, 36, 39
)

Fumiko Tsukada (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Kaoru Hoshi (11 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30
)

Kazuo Kuwabara (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Keiko Hayashi (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Kiyomi Abe (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Mami Ishii (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Shigeru Fujii (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Taeko Kobayashi (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Tomoko Komatsubara (13 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30, 36, 39
)

Yoshimi Mogi (13 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30, 36, 39
)

Yūko Kaneda (13 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7, 11-12, 15, 17, 21, 23, 27, 30, 36, 39
)

Photography:
Akio Kanazawa (eps 2-38 even)
Haruhiko Tsumura (eps 1-39 odd)
Hiroaki Matsuzawa (eps 1-39 odd)
Hiroki Sekido (eps 1-39 odd)
Kazushi Torigoe (eps 1-39 odd)
Keiji Kitsutaka (15 episodes
eps 8, 12-38 even
)

Natsuko Mori (eps 2-38 even)
Ryuji Fukumoto (eps 2, 4, 6, 10)
Tomohiro Baba (eps 2-38 even)
Yasuhisa Endo (eps 1-39 odd)
Yasuyuki Kuroki (eps 1-39 odd)
Yoshihisa Yabushita (eps 2-38 even)
Yukio Sugiyama (eps 2-38 even)
Planning:
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Shoji Sato (Nippon Animation)
Production Advance:
Daisuke Aoki (8 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 26, 31, 36
)

Hiroatsu Agata (5 episodes
eps 4, 9, 14, 19, 24
)

Hitoshi Kōbe (4 episodes
eps 21, 27, 32, 37
)

Ken'ichi Nishida (5 episodes
eps 1, 6, 11, 16, 21
)

Ryo Miyata (eps 7, 11)
Sadanori Kaneda (ep 25)
Seiji Sofue (6 episodes
eps 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
)

Tetsuya Tomioka (4 episodes
eps 22, 29, 34, 39
)

Tsuyoshi Hayashi (8 episodes
eps 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33, 38
)

Wahei Tanaka (eps 3, 15, 19)
Production Desk:
Hidenobu Watanabe (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25
)

Tōitsu Komura
Production manager: Juichi Motohashi
Recording Production: Tetsuo Ono
Setting Cooperation: Sunao Katabuchi
Sound Adjustment: Chiaki Sato
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Effects: Masao Yoshiyama
Theme Song Arrangement: Mayumi Shinozuka
Theme Song Composition: Osamu Tozuka
Theme Song Lyrics: Chiho Seikô
Theme Song Performance: Arisu Satō
Titles: Akira Michikawa
Megumi Hayashibara as Nanami Simpson

Akiko Yajima as Topia
Bin Shimada as Enrico
Daisuke Gouri as Metal Claw
Hiroshi Masuoka as James
Hiroya Ishimaru as Gayle
Hisako Kyouda as Rozalint
Keisuke Yamashita as Gaulois
Mami Matsui as Thomas
Rokurō Naya as Thomas LeConte
Shiho Niiyama as announcer A (ep 36)
Shūichi Ikeda as Scott Simpson
Tomomichi Nishimura as Joldino
Yukimasa Kishino as Anjuan
Yuko Mizutani as Cheryl Melville
Yumi Touma as Terry
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Nippon Animation
Backgrounds:
Atelier Roku (eps 1-39 odd)
Studio Aqua (20 episodes
eps 2-38 even, 39
)

Development: Imagica
Distributor: Bandai Visual
Internet Streaming: Oznoz (raw)
Key Animation:
Doga Kobo (ep 21)
Mushi Production (eps 16, 22, 27)
Oh! Production (10 episodes
eps 1, 10, 13, 20-21, 26, 30, 33-34, 37
)

Samtack (ep 3)
Studio COA (5 episodes
eps 10, 16, 23, 29, 35
)

Paint: Studio Robin (26 episodes
eps 2-3, 5-6, 8-10, 13-14, 16, 18-20, 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31-35, 37-38
)

Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Recording Production: Onkyo Eizo System Co., Ltd.
Recording Studio: Tact Studios (now Studio T&T)
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
English staff
English cast
Additional Sound Effects:
Francois Lafleur
Joe Spivak
Assistant recording Engineer:
Mike Iske
Olivier Metayer
Dialogue Editing:
Gina Mueller
Trevor Smith
Music Editing: Eric LeBlanc
Online Editor: Erin Falconer
Post-Production Supervision: Keith A. Goddard
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Re-Recording Mixing:
Gina Mueller
Keith A. Goddard
Recording engineer:
Eric LeBlanc
Trevor Smith
Script Adaptation: Kacey McDougall
Script Supervision: Derick J. Cobden
Theme Song Lyrics: Jan Deny
Theme Song Performance: Lalainia Lindbjerg
Voice Direction: Karl Willems
English companies
Broadcaster:
EMTV (Papua New Guinea)
Okto (Singapore - as Kids Central)
Tonga Broadcasting Commission
TV3 (Samoa)
Internet Streaming: Oznoz
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Serge Bourrier

Theme Song Performance: Dorothée
Sylvie Jacob as Nanami

Jérome Keen as Nanami's father (Scott)

Alexis Thomassian as Daniel
Brigitte Lecordier as Toupia
Déborah Perret as
Cheryl
Mme Bennex
Nagisa
Francette Vernillat as
Al's Grandmother
Ben
Jérome Keen as Kolova
Laurent Morteau as
Enrico
Gail
Philippe Gilmore
Richard
Michel Lasorne as Alphonzo
Natasha Geritssen as Harold
Ninou Fratellini as Terry & Maggy's mother
Patricia Legrand as
Maggy
Terry
Serge Bourrier as James the butler

French companies
Broadcaster:
AB 1
France 3 (from 1997)
Mangas
TF1 (from 24 June 1996)
Dubbing Studio: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Cristina Hernandez as Nanami "Naomi" Simpson
Patricia Acevedo as Nagisha

Joel Cortés (Mexican redub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TVC (Mexico)
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
Licensed by: The Japan Foundation (Latin America; 2017)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Paolo Torrisi
Dialogues: Cristina Robustelli
Theme Song Composition: Franco Fasano
Theme Song Lyrics: Alessandra Valeri Manera
Theme Song Performance: Cristina D'Avena
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Hiro (from October 2009)
Italia 1 (from 1999)
RAI
Rete 4 (from 1996)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Eberhard Haar as Scott Simpson
Saskia Heckler as Nanami Simpson

Tobias Pippig as
Terry
Thomas

Christian Rudolf as Sergio
Daniela Reidies as Tupia
Tina Eschmann as Cheryl
Uschi Vogel as Grossmutter
German companies
Broadcaster: RTL2
Distributor: KSM
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Clarice King as Nanami
Duday Galvez as Cheryl Melville
Jefferson Utanes as Scott
Jojo Galvez as
Al
Marcelino
Pocholo Gonzales as Various Characters (Goons and Extra Characters)
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN
Dubbing: ABS-CBN
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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