Tico and Friends (TV)

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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 Arabic dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 German dubbed
 Good: 10 votes (raw:3, dub:2, sub:1, others:4
2 German dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 German edited dub
 Decent: 3 votes (sub:1, others:2
1 French dubbed
1 German dubbed
 So-so: 2 votes (others:2
2 German dubbed
 Not really good: -
 Weak: 1 vote (raw:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 74 users, rank: #4369 (of 6966)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.200 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.5492, rank: #2088 (of 6978)
Weighted mean: 7.036 (Good), rank: #2382 (of 6978) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 6.95 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.201 (Good+), rank: #1757 (of 5276)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 39
Episode titles: We have 39
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
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Jun Takagi
Episode Director:
Ami Tomobuki (eps 29, 35)
Jiro Fujimoto
Kōzō Kusuba
Nobuya Hanai 
Shinpei Miyashita
Shinya Hanai (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 25

Takuya Inagaki
Original creator: Akira Hiro
Art Director: Shigeru Morimoto
Animation Director:
Azumayami Sugiyama 
Ei Inoue
Kôichirô Saotome
Masaru Oshiro (11 episodes
eps 1, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 23, 27, 31, 34, 37

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

Art Layout: Kazue Itô
Color design: Akiko Koyama
Key Animation:
Chie Uratani (7 episodes
eps 9, 13, 18, 24, 28, 32, 36

Hideaki Maniwa (ep 2)
Jun Uemura (6 episodes
eps 24, 27, 31, 34, 37, 39

Kazunobu Hoshi (7 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8, 12, 17, 23, 28

Kazutaka Ozaki (ep 2)
Ken'ichi Hara (4 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19

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

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

Masaru Oshiro (eps 13, 31, 39)
Nagisa Miyazaki
Noboru Takano
Norifumi Kiyozumi (ep 3)
Shinji Morohashi
Shunji Saida
Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 1)
Takamitsu Kondou (ep 12)
Takayo Nishimura (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 25

Tetsuya Ishikawa
Toshiki Yamazaki (ep 36)
Toshiya Washida
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Shoji Sato (Nippon Animation)
Production Desk: Tōitsu Komura
Setting Cooperation: Sunao Katabuchi
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Theme Song Arrangement: Mayumi Shinozuka
Theme Song Composition: Osamu Tozuka
Theme Song Lyrics: Chiho Seikô
Theme Song Performance: Arisu Satô
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
Rokuro 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
Development: Imagica
Distributor: Bandai Visual
Internet Streaming: Oznoz (raw)
Key Animation:
Doga Kobo (ep 21)
Mushi Production (eps 16, 22, 27)
Oh! Production
Samtack (ep 3)
Studio Core (5 episodes
eps 10, 16, 23, 29, 35

Paint: Studio Robin
Photography: Trans Arts Co.
Recording Studio: Tact Studios (now Studio T&T)
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
English staff
English cast
Assistant recording Engineer:
Mike Iske
Olivier Metayer
Online Editor: Erin Falconer
Post-Production Supervision: Keith A. Goddard
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Recording engineer:
Eric LeBlanc
Trevor Smith
Script Adaptation: Kacey McDougall
Script Supervision: Derick J. Cobden
Voice Direction: Karl Willems
English companies
EMTV (Papua New Guinea)
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
Mme Bennex
Francette Vernillat as
Al's Grandmother
Jérome Keen as Kolova
Laurent Morteau as
Philippe Gilmore
Michel Lasorne as Alphonzo
Natasha Geritssen as Harold
Ninou Fratellini as Terry & Maggy's mother
Patricia Legrand as
Serge Bourrier as James the butler

French companies
AB 1
France 3 (from 1997)
TF1 (from 24 June 1996)
Dubbing Studio: SOFI
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Cristina Hernandez as Nanami "Naomi" Simpson
Patricia Acevedo as Nagisha

Joel Cortés (Mexican redub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TVC (Mexico)
Distributor: Cloverway, Inc. (Latin America)
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
Hiro (from October 2009)
Italia 1 (from 1999)
Rete 4 (from 1996)
German staff
German cast
Eberhard Haar as Scott Simpson
Saskia Heckler as Nanami Simpson

Tobias Pippig as

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
Clarice King as Nanami
Duday Galvez as Cheryl Melville
Jefferson Utanes as Scott
Jojo Galvez as
Pocholo Gonzales as Various Characters (Goons and Extra Characters)
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN
Dubbing: ABS-CBN
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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