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What's Michael? (TV)

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Alternative title:
Aqui esta Michael (Spanish)
Ciao, io sono Michael (Italian)
Cześć Michael! (Polish)
Qué es Michael? (Spanish)
ホワッツマイケル (Japanese)
Themes: animals, cats
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: What's Michael is a set of episodic stories about the lives of cats and their owners, there is no continuity from episode to episode. Michael goes into heat so his owners buy him a mate. Michael, Popo and their kittens attack a teddy bear that has invaded their house. Michale catches the fleas. The Freyman Reaction is explained. (from manga)
Number of episodes: 45
Episode titles: We have 45
Vintage: 1988-04-15 to 1989-03-28
Opening Theme:
#1: "マイケル音頭" by Mami Yamase
#2: "Michael No. 1" by Yamase Mami
#2: "マイケルNo.1!" by Mami Yamase
Ending Theme:
#1: "星空のエトランゼ" by Mami Yamase
#2: "失恋ブギ " by Mami Yamase
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Masakazu Higuchi
Original Manga: Makoto Kobayashi
Character Design: Yoshio Kabashima
Art Director: Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Sound Director: Hiroshi Yamazaki
In-Between Animation: Keiji Gotoh
Literature Manager: Junichi Iioka
Production Desk: Hirofumi Otsuki
Production manager:
Kazu Iwata (Kodansha)
Shigeru Akagawa
Yasuko Takei
Sound Effects: Yutaka Inoue
Theme Song Arrangement: Kōji Makaino (OP, ED1)
Theme Song Composition: Kōji Makaino (OP, ED1)
Theme Song Lyrics: Ben Uozumi (OP, ED1)
Theme Song Performance: Mami Yamase (OP 1&2 + ED 1&2)
Kei Tomiyama as Michael

Hideyuki Umezu as Makoto Kobayashi
Yoshino Takamori as Mrs. Kobayashi

Hiroshi Masuoka as Noboyuki
Mami Matsui as Nyajira
Mami Yamase as Kayoko
Maria Kawamura as Poppo
Sakiko Tamagawa as Shino
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Daume
Studio Jack (eps 10, 18)
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Recording Studio: D.S.D. Eureka
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Titles: Maki Production
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Antena 3 (Spain)
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Theme Song Performance:
Cristina D'Avena
Pietro Ubaldi
Pietro Ubaldi as Michael

Dania Cericola as Sig.ra Kobayashi
Enrico Maggi as Oliviero
Stefano Albertini as Sig. Kobayashi
Italian companies
Italia 1 (from 1989)
JTV (from 1996)

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