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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: 63 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:17, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Good: 15 votes (sub:14, others:1
1 Norwegian Dub dubbed
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:7, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Weak: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
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Seen in part or in whole by 138 users, rank: #4211 (of 8809)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.159 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6639, rank: #2787 (of 8927)
Weighted mean: 7.066 (Good), rank: #2933 (of 8927) (seen all: 7.20 / seen some: 6.07)
Bayesian estimate: 7.139 (Good), rank: #2500 (of 6727)
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:
E Choul Kim (5 episodes
eps 4, 9, 14, 20, 23

Jae Go Yoon (eps 5, 11)
Jin Hwa Kang (eps 16, 21)
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:
Eun Chul Kim (eps 5, 11)
Eun Joo Ko (eps 16, 21)
Eun Ok Choi (5 episodes
eps 4, 9, 14, 20, 23

Hiroaki Noguchi (8 episodes
eps 2, 6-7, 12-13, 22, 24, 26

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

Masaya Yasutome (eps 17, 19, 25)
Moon Soo Lee (eps 5, 11)
Mechanical design: Kazuhide Tomonaga
Art design: Hiroshi Nitta
Executive producer:
Shunzō Katō (TMS Entertainment)
Dong Uk Lee (Koko Enterprise)
Kōji Takeuchi (Telecom Animation Film)
Michiko Suzuki (WOWOW)

3D Animation:
Junko Miyakawa (eps 1, 3-4)
Yukihiko Ichikawa (ep 3)
Color design: Tomoko Yamamoto
Color Key:
Eriko Ishikawa (eps 1-4)
Myung Sook Kim (ep 4)
Digital Background Art:
Eun Young Choi (Koko Enterprise; eps 2, 4)
Hiroshi Nitta (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Jae Jeong Sim (Koko Enterprise; ep 2)
Kyung Min Kim (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Mari Tanaka (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Se Young Nam (Koko Enterprise; eps 2, 4)
Seo Hoon Oh (Koko Enterprise; eps 2, 4)
Digital Paint:
Eun Hee Heo (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Eun Jung Son (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Eun Sil Lee (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Hae-Kyung Kim (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Kyung-Sook Kim (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Mari Hitokurai (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Megumi Kitajima (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Midori Suzuki (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Nobuko Takahashi (Telecom Animation Film; eps 2-3)
Noriko Matsumoto (Telecom Animation Film; eps 2-3)
Sayuri Nagashima (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Digital Photography:
Junko Miyakawa (Telecom Animation Film; ep 2)
Rumi Ishiguro (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-2)
Sun Hyang Lee (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Yoon Kyung Jung (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Yoshihiro Kasahara (Telecom Animation Film; ep 3)
Yukihiko Ichikawa (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
In-Between Animation:
Ayako Hata (Telecom Animation Film; eps 2-3)
Chizuko Koike (Telecom Animation Film; eps 2-3)
Eun Hwa Jo (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Hye Ja Nam (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
In-Hee Park (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Jeong Won Lee (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Ji Sun Lee (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Kanako Satō (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Kazuko Hirai (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Kazumi Inadome (Telecom Animation Film; ep 2)
Madoka Kattō (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-2)
Mi Kyung Park (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Mi-Hee Gweon (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Miyoko Shikibu (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Miyuki Goto (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-2)
Myung-Hwa Kim (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Natsuko Iimori (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Natsuko Murakami (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Natsuko Watanabe (Telecom Animation Film; ep 3)
Noriko Hara (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
O-Kyung Lee (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Ryeong Hee Park (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Saeko Ooba (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Sang Bong Oh (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Shou Takahashi (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Su Jin Han (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Su Jin Kim (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Sung Won Ryang (Koko Enterprise; ep 4)
Takuya Kawai (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1-3)
Tomonori Katayama (Telecom Animation Film; eps 1, 3)
In-Between Check:
Kazumi Inadome (eps 1, 3)
Su-Young Hwang (ep 4)
Tomonori Katayama (ep 2)
Key Animation:
Akihiko Uda (ep 2)
Chie Nishizawa (eps 1, 3)
Chil Weon Kim (ep 4)
Emiko Shimura (ep 2)
Eun Ju Ko (ep 4)
Gyu Chun Lee (ep 4)
Gyu Deok Jo (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Aoyama (ep 2)
Ji Young Jung (ep 4)
Jin Hwa Kang (ep 4)
Jung Hyun Hwang (ep 4)
Keiko Nakaji (ep 2)
Ken Baba (eps 1, 3)
Kenji Hachizaki (ep 1)
Masaya Yasutome (eps 1, 3)
Mineko Ueda (eps 1, 3)
Natsuko Watanabe (ep 2)
Nobuo Tomizawa (ep 2)
Sawako Miyamoto (eps 1, 3)
Shinobu Mori (ep 2)
Shōjirō Nishimi (eps 1-2)
Teiichi Takiguchi (eps 1, 3)
Toshihiko Masuda (ep 2)
Yoshinobu Michihata (eps 1, 3)
Yūko Sobu (eps 1, 3)
Production Accounting: Shinya Nagasaka
Production Advancement:
Akira Shimizu (ep 2)
Chil Sung Kim (ep 4)
Satoru Taniguchi (eps 1, 3)
Yoon Jung So (ep 4)
Production Affairs: Masako Hayashi
Production Assistant: Akane Kanno
Production manager: Haruhisa Yamaji
Recording: Kazuaki Narita
Recording Assistant: Yuriko Kiyomoto
Sales: Ryōta Katō
Song Selection: Yutaka Gouda
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Special Effects:
Rumi Ishiguro (ep 2)
Sun Hyung Lee (ep 4)
Yukihiko Ichikawa (eps 1, 3)
Special Thanks To:
Keishi Nomura ("Janken Taisou")
Yoko Hayano ("Janken Taisou"; Jiyuu Gakuen)
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)
Michael Africk (ED1)
Ema Kogure as Jane Buxton

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

Akimitsu Takase as Abbas
Akio Ohtsuka as Christophe Balzac
Akira Ishida as Bob Harrison
Daisuke Egawa as Guard
Daisuke Ono as Old Scholar (ep 2)
Eiji Sekiguchi as Jaba
Eri Oono as Anna
Hikari Yono as Elizabeth
Hiromichi Kogami as Caleb
Hiroyuki Yokoo as Schultz (ep 2)
Ikuko Tani as Kate
Kaori Sekine as Servant 3 (ep 3)
Keiko Sonoda as Marguerite
Kenji Hamada as Lawyer Gilbert (ep 3)
Kiyomi Asai as Kemal
Kōichi Kitamura as Gordon (eps 1, 3-4)
Maki Mizuma as Sabri
Makoto Aoki as Coachman Andy (eps 2-3)
Masaaki Tsukada as Edward Buxton
Masayo Hosono as Mother
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Alex Winner
Mitsuaki Madono as Moririre
Mitsuru Ogata as Michael (ep 4)
Nao Takamori as Hanan Village woman
Naomi Kusumi as Marusney
Rokurō Naya as Agenore San Bellan
Ryouko Kuramochi as Female Teacher (ep 2)
Sachiko Kojima as Camule Jin Hanan
Sayaka Horiuchi as Servant 1 (ep 3)
Seijirō Chōda as Coachman (ep 4)
Shuuko Eguchi as Servant 2 (ep 3)
Takahiro Yoshino as Rower B
Takanobu Hozumi as Karl
Takashi Onozuka as Jack
Tomo Shigematsu as Belinda (ep 4)
Toru Ohkawa as Harry Killer
Toshiaki Kuwahara as Photographer (ep 2)
Toshihiro Nakamura as Official (ep 4)
Yasuyuki Kase as Kera Karage
Yōji Ueda as
Detective (ep 3)
Yoshiko Kamei as Jeanne
Yousuke Akimoto as Richard Glenn
Yousuke Naka as Duncan
Yuki Hamano as Meg
Yuki Masuda as Banchi
Yukiko Tagami as Sasha
Yumiko Iwamoto as Boy (ep 16)
Yuuji Kishi as Soldier
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Telecom Animation Film
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Music Production:
GIZA Studio
Mister Music
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
Patrice Shreider
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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