Patapata Hikōsen no Bōken (TV)

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Alternative title:
Adventures of Patapata Aircraft
Il segreto della sabbia (Italian)
Le secret du sable bleu (French)
Pada Pada Airship Adventure
Secret of Cerulean Sand
الطاقة الزرقاء (Arabic)
パタパタ飛行船の冒険 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: Jane's mother dies when she is born, and her father, a rich English aristocrat, soon remarries to a woman with a son, William, who despises his new father and brother. George and Jane grow up with a dream to make a flying machine. George believes the distant Asian sands hold a secret: a mysterious cerulean sand which can make machines fly. He goes on an expedition to find it, and soon is reported executed for treason. William disappears too. After she recieves an unsigned letter holding a handful of pale-blue sand which floats in the air, Jane is sure her brother is alive and leaves to the East to find him and prove him innocent. There are many mysteries to unravel in store for Jane and her new friends on her journey. But perhaps a mystery should forever remain a mystery...
User Ratings: 61 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:17, others:1
1 French dubbed
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1 Norwegian Dub dubbed
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1 French subtitled
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Seen in part or in whole by 135 users, rank: #4059 (of 8382)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.229 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.6032, rank: #2403 (of 8478)
Weighted mean: 7.143 (Good), rank: #2537 (of 8478) (seen all: 7.30 / seen some: 6.07)
Bayesian estimate: 7.201 (Good+), rank: #2127 (of 6385)
Running time: 22 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
2002-01-05 to 2002-06-29
2006 (Middle East - Spacetoon Broadcast)
2008 to 2009 (Norway - NRK Super broadcast)
Opening Theme:
"Naked Story" by Garnet Crow
Ending Theme:
#1: "What Can I Do" by Michael Africk with Mai-K (eps 1-13)
#2: "This is your life" by Aiko Ohno (eps 14-26)
Based on two classic Jules Vernes novels, "Facing the Flag" (Face au drapeau) and "City in the Sahara" (L'Étonnante aventure de la mission Barsac), Secret of Cerulean Sand is a Japanese / Korean co-production and will be broadcast simultaneously in both countries.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yuichiro Yano
Kōichi Mashima (9 episodes
eps 2, 6, 12-13, 16, 19, 21, 24-25

Miwa Satojima (5 episodes
eps 3, 10-11, 14, 23

Noriko Tanimura (eps 4-5)
Yuka Yamada (12 episodes
eps 1, 4-5, 7-9, 15, 17-18, 20, 22, 26

Atsuko Tanaka (eps 22, 26)
Hiroyuki Aoyama (4 episodes
eps 3, 17, 19, 23

Kazuhide Tomonaga (4 episodes
eps 10, 15, 18, 25

Keiichiro Furuya (ep 7)
Kōji Takeuchi
Teiichi Takiguchi (5 episodes
eps 8-9, 11, 16, 20

Toshihiko Masuda (7 episodes
eps 4-5, 12-14, 21, 24

Yuichiro Yano (eps 1-2, 6-7)
Episode Director:
Keiichiro Furuya (8 episodes
eps 2, 6-7, 12, 17-18, 22, 25

Keiko Oyamada (9 episodes
eps 1, 3, 8, 10, 13, 15, 19, 24, 26

Original creator: Jules Verne
Character Design: Kenji Hachizaki
Art Director: Makoto Shiraishi
Animation Director:
Hiroaki Noguchi (8 episodes
eps 2, 6-7, 12-13, 22, 24, 26

Hisao Yokobori (6 episodes
eps 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 18

Mechanical design: Kazuhide Tomonaga
Executive producer: Shunzō Katō
Color design: Tomoko Yamamoto
Digital Photography:
Rumi Ishiguro
Yukihiko Ichikawa
Production manager: Haruhisa Yamaji
Recording: Kazuaki Narita
Recording Production: Takako Hasegawa
Song Selection: Yutaka Gouda
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects: Yukihiko Ichikawa
Theme Song Arrangement:
Cybersound (ED1)
Hirohito Furui (OP)
Theme Song Composition:
Aika Ohno (ED2)
Michael Africk (ED1)
Yuri Nakamura (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Mai Kuraki (ED2)
Michael Africk (ED1)
Nana Azuki (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Aika Ohno (ED2)
Garnet Crow (OP)
Mai Kuraki (ED1)
Ema Kogure as Jane Buxton

Masakazu Suzuki as George Buxton
Toru Ohkawa as William F. Buxton

Akio Ohtsuka as Christophe Balzac
Daisuke Egawa as Guard
Keiko Sonoda as Marguerite
Kiyomi Asai as Kemal
Kōichi Kitamura as Gordon (eps 1, 3-4)
Maki Mizuma as Sabri
Masaaki Tsukada as Edward Buxton
Masayo Hosono as Mother
Mitsuaki Madono as Moririre
Nao Takamori as Hanan Village woman
Naomi Kusumi as Marusney
Rokurō Naya as Agenore San Bellan
Takahiro Yoshino as Rower B
Takashi Onozuka as Jack
Toru Ohkawa as Harry Killer
Yoshiko Kamei as Jeanne
Yumiko Iwamoto as Boy (ep 16)
Yuuji Kishi as Soldier
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Music Production: GIZA Studio
Recording Studio: Studio Mausu
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Tokyo Sound Production
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Danièle Hazan

Theme Song Composition: Claude Lombard
Theme Song Performance: Marie Lanzafame
Thierry Kazazian as George Buxton

Adrien Solis as Mousse
Alain Floret as Edward Buxton
Bruno Magne as William Buxton
Christelle Reboul as Jeanne
Constantin Pappas as Morilire
Danièle Hazan as Kate
Emmanuel Fouquet as Chambellan
Nathalie Bienaime as
Georges enfant
Olivia Dutron as Mère de William
Patricia Legrand as Jane Buxton
Philippe Roullier as Capitaine
Thierry Murzeau as Christopher Barsac

French companies
ADR Production: Studio Chinkel
Broadcaster: Teletoon (from 3 November 2003)
Distributor: IDP Home Video Music
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Pino Pirovano

Dialogues: Francesca Bielli
Synchronization: Giancarlo Martino
Theme Song Composition:
Giorgio Vanni
Max Longhi
Theme Song Lyrics: Alessandra Valeri Manera
Theme Song Performance: Cristina D'Avena
Video Post-Production: Marco Boschian
Daniele Demma as Morilire
Diego Sabre as Marcenay
Elisabetta Spinelli as Jane Buxton
Emanuela Pacotto as Jeanne
Mario Scarabelli as Agenore San Bellan
Paolo De Santis as George Buxton
Patrizio Prata as William Buxton
Raffaele Farina as Christophe Barsac
Italian companies
Hiro (from 8 December 2008)
Hiro - Mediaset Premium Fantasy 
Italia 1 (from 6 December 2017)
Dubbing: LOGOS srl
Translation: C.I.T.I.
Arabic staff
Arabic cast
Translation: Maha Abed

Artistic Supervision: Luay Ismail
Assistant Director: Nadeem Suleiman
Montage: Samer Abu Hamad
Production manager: Radwan Hijazi
Proofreading: Ramadan Ayyub
Script Adaptation: Mayyadah Bilon
Sound: Ahmad Farraj
Theme Recording: Samer Abu Asali
Theme Song Lyrics: Samer Radwan
Theme Song Performance: Rasha Rizk
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Spacetoon
Distributor: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Al Zahra Centre - VENUS (Syria)
Production: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)

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