Ginga Hyōryū Vifam (TV)

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Alternative title:
Galactic Drifter Vifam
Round Vernian Vifam
Space Castaways Vifam
銀河漂流バイファム (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, real robot, space
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Set far in the future, a mysterious alien race attacks a new colony light years from Earth. A number of children ranging in ages from 4 to 15 are among the survivors that evacuate from the fallen colony. Due to attacks by the aliens on the escaping freighter, the number of adults left dwindles. Over time, the children become involved as they strive to understand the aliens and try to make their way back to Earth.
User Ratings: 13 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 47 users, rank: #5228 (of 7465)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.231 (Good+), std. dev.: 2.0439, rank: #2126 (of 7491)
Weighted mean: 7.196 (Good+), rank: #2081 (of 7491) (seen all: 7.57 / seen some: 4.75)
Bayesian estimate: 7.353 (Good+), rank: #1468 (of 5657)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 46
Episode titles: We have 46
Vintage: 1983-10-21 to 1984-09-21
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"HELLO,VIFAM" by TAO
Ending Theme:
"Never Give Up" by TAO
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Takeyuki Kanda
Screenplay:
Hideki Tonokatsu (ep 26)
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (14 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 16, 22-23, 31, 35, 37-38, 40, 43, 45-46
)

Satoshi Namiki (4 episodes
eps 8, 13, 20, 28
)

Tsunehisa Ito (12 episodes
eps 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 19, 27, 29, 32, 34, 39, 42
)

Yasushi Hirano (13 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17-18, 21, 30, 33, 36, 41, 44
)

Storyboard:
Ami Tomobuki (ep 31)
Iku Suzuki (ep 18)
Junji Nishimura (eps 5, 13)
Katsuyoshi Yatabe (ep 30)
Kazuo Terada (eps 14, 38)
Kazuo Yamazaki (ep 8)
Masanori Miura (4 episodes
eps 16, 23, 28, 43
)

Ryoji Fujiwara (5 episodes
eps 21-22, 29, 39, 44
)

Seiji Okuda (eps 4, 12, 20)
Shoichi Yasumura (5 episodes
eps 7, 19, 26, 33, 37
)

Shūichi Hirokawa (eps 3, 10)
Susumu Ishizaki (eps 6, 11)
Tetsuro Amino (7 episodes
eps 9, 17, 27, 32, 36, 40, 45
)

Toshifumi Takizawa (eps 35, 41)
Yuichiro Yokoyama (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 15, 34, 42, 46
)

Episode Director:
Ami Tomobuki (ep 31)
Hideki Tonokatsu (eps 24-25, 42)
Junji Nishimura (ep 5)
Katsuyoshi Yatabe (ep 30)
Mamoru Hamatsu (ep 41)
Masanori Miura (8 episodes
eps 6, 11, 16, 23, 28, 34, 38, 43
)

Osamu Sekita (8 episodes
eps 4, 12, 15, 20, 29, 35, 39, 44
)

Ryoji Fujiwara (ep 22)
Ryōnosuke Nakamura (eps 3, 10)
Shoichi Yasumura (5 episodes
eps 7, 19, 26, 33, 37
)

Susumu Ishizaki (ep 1)
Tetsuro Amino (10 episodes
eps 2, 9, 14, 17, 21, 27, 32, 36, 40, 45
)

Yasuo Hasegawa (ep 8)
Original Work: Jules Verne (Deux Ans de Vacances)
Character Design: Toyoo Ashida
Art Director: Toshiharu Mizutani
Animation Director:
Hideyuki Motohashi (8 episodes
eps 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 22
)

Hiromi Muranaka (eps 34, 40)
Hiroshi Watanabe (eps 1-2, 11)
Itaru Saito (ep 35)
Makoto Ito (eps 12, 16)
Michiyo Sakurai (eps 38, 43)
Nobuyoshi Sasakado (7 episodes
eps 19, 23, 26, 32, 37, 42, 45
)

Toyoo Ashida (11 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 17, 21, 28, 31, 36, 41, 46
)

Tsuneo Ninomiya (ep 29)
Yasuchika Nagaoka (ep 15)
Yuzo Tomizawa (9 episodes
eps 4, 9, 14, 20, 27, 30, 33, 39, 44
)

Mecha design: Kunio Okawara
Sound Director: Katsumi Ota
Director of Photography: Housaku Miura
Producer:
Masuo Ueda (Nippon Sunrise)
Yoshihiko Marutani (Mainichi Housou)

Assistant Mechanical Design:
Mamoru Nagano (eps 1-16)
Masahiro Sato (eps 26-46)
Noboru Matsuoka (eps 17-25)
In-Between Animation:
Fujiko Ito
Fumiyo Yoshikawa (Studio Musashi; eps 5, 15)
Kazuchika Kise (eps 34, 40, 44)
Mariko Kamata (Studio Musashi; eps 5, 15)
Takayuki Kanouchi
Tatsuro Fukushima (Studio Musashi; eps 5, 15)
Tomohiro Hirata
Yasuchika Nagaoka
Production Desk: Masato Mochizuki
Sound Effects: Kenichi Mori
Special Effects: Yutaka Chiba
Hidehiro Kikuchi as Fred Shuffle (debut)
Katsuhiko Nanba as Roddy Shuffle

Eriko Hara as Sharon
Hiroko Kasahara as Kachua Pearson (debut)
Hiroshi Takemura as Barts
Katsumi Toriumi as Scott Heyward
Kumiko Takizawa as Lucchina Pleshette
Kyouko Hanemura as Maki
Masako Nozawa as Kent Norton
Miina Tominaga as Clare Barbland
Run Sasaki as Marlo Bonner, Jr.
Runa Akiyama as Pench

Eriko Hara as Grace
Hiroko Nishi as Yu
Kenichi Ogata as Dr. Rider
Kenichi Ono as Adel
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Rerela Jeda
Kousei Tomita as Narration
Kumiko Takizawa as
Kate Hathaway
Routinie
Mari Mashiba as Guy
Miho Yoshida as Mell
Miki Ayazaki as Kay
Natsumi Sakuma as Mrs. Robinson
Nobuyuki Furuta as Sid Muhrer
Shigezou Sasaoka as Kreek
Shuusei Nakamura as Frederick Roden
Yuji Fujishiro as Lared

Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Daisuki (expired)
English cast
(none)

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