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Taro the Space Alien (TV)

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Alternative title:
Taro, el extraterrestre (Spanish)
Uchuujin Tanaka Taro (Japanese)
うちゅう人 田中太郎 (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy
Plot Summary: Takashi Horimachi is an ordinary curious fifth grader attending "Anytown" Elementary School. One day, a very unusual transfer student named Taro Tanaka joins Takashi's class. Takashi and his classmates have never encountered anyone quite like Taro before. He is blue, has huge glowing eyes, pointy ears, a smooth bald head and one horn. Takashi, obsessed with trying to figure out this strange new visitor, attempts to track Taro's every move; and in the process he continuously falls victim to Taro's hilarious assortment of cosmic jokes and traps.
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
2000-04-17 to 2001-03-30
2002-05-07 to 2002-06-10 (Germany)
2005-01-15 (Spain - Castilla-La Mancha Televisión)
Ending Theme:
"Tanaka Taro no Uta" (田中太郎のうた) by Yuzo Gutch
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yorifusa Yamaguchi
Series Composition: Michihiro Tsuchiya
Koji Ueda (11 episodes
eps 3, 5, 7-8, 12-13, 15-23 odd

Michihiro Tsuchiya (12 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 9-11, 14-24 even

Storyboard: Yorifusa Yamaguchi (4 episodes
eps 1, 19-20, 22

Episode Director: Yorifusa Yamaguchi (5 episodes
eps 1, 19-20, 22, 24

Music: Cher Watanabe
Original creator: Yasunari Nagatoshi
Character Design: Masaru Oshiro
Art Director: Hiroshi Yoshikawa
Animation Director: Masaru Oshiro (5 episodes
eps 1, 6, 20, 22, 24

Sound Director: Shigeru Chiba
Producer: Ryoji Shimizu

Background Art:
Kazushige Takatō (See Through Studio; ep 1)
Osamu Tayama (See Through Studio; ep 1)
Color setting: Masami Nagano
Digital Paint:
Fumie Kato (ep 1)
Kumiko Kaneko (ep 1)
Yaeko Mizukami (ep 1)
Digital Photography: Yuki Yanagi (ep 1)
Editing: Seiji Morita
In-Between Animation:
Kazuharu Saito (Jungle Gym; ep 1)
Kazuo Harada (Jungle Gym; ep 1)
Kazuyuki Ueda (Studio Hibari; ep 1)
Miyuki Nishimura (Jungle Gym; ep 1)
Ryōzō Sugiyama (Studio Hibari; ep 1)
Taisuke Iwasaki (Studio Hibari; ep 1)
Music producer: Takashi Yoshida
Recording Adjustment: Masanori Tsuchiya
Sound Effects:
Masahiro Shōji (Fizz Sound Creation)
Masami Kitakata (Fizz Sound Creation)
Punch UFO as Taro Tanaka
Sachi Matsumoto as Takashi Horimachi

Chinami Nishimura as Kyoko Asada
Kumiko Yokote as Yutaka
Kurumi Mamiya as Yuji
Sawa Ohno as Masami
Showtaro Morikubo as Teacher
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Hibari
See Throu Studio (6 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21

Studio Kanon (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23

Studio Uni (eps 2-24 even)
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo ("Oha Star")
Digital Editing: Morita Editing Room
Digital Paint:
Anime World Osaka (ep 12)
Light Foot (eps 8, 14)
Phoenix Animation (ep 17)
Studio Flag (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 17

In-Between Animation:
Actas (eps 2, 12)
Anime World Osaka (ep 12)
Daume (ep 12)
Delta Peak Production (ep 8)
Digimation (ep 7)
FAI International (eps 21-22, 24)
G&G Direction (ep 14)
Mouse (ep 8)
Mugenkan (4 episodes
eps 3, 9, 13, 21

Noside (eps 8, 14)
Oh! Production (ep 7)
Phoenix Animation (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 17

Radical Party (eps 8, 14)
Seigasha (eps 23-24)
Studio Cockpit (ep 22)
Studio Flag (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 17

Studio Gash (ep 7)
Studio Hibari (10 episodes
eps 1, 4, 7-8, 12, 16, 21-24

Studio Jungle Gym (18 episodes
eps 1, 3-6, 9-11, 13-16, 18-19, 21-24

Studio Victory (ep 24)
Studio Wanpack (ep 14)
Key Animation: Studio Wanpack (ep 8)
Production Cooperation:
Noside (eps 4, 8, 14)
Studio Flag (4 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 17

Recording Studio: Procen Studio
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Video Editing: Imagica
English staff
English companies
Broadcaster: Okto (Singapore - as Channel i)
English cast
Korean staff
Korean companies
Animax Korea (from 2012)
Tooniverse (from 17 April 2007)
Korean cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Carles Boluda (Catalan dub)
Ramón Burgos (Catalan dub)
Susanna Fosch (Catalan dub)
ADR Script:
Manuel Lázaro (Catalan dub)
Ramón Burgos (Catalan dub)

Dubbing Assistant: Ernest Rusinés (Catalan dub)
Theme Song Performance:
Alberto Escobal García (OP & ED; Spain dub)
Joaquim Sota (ED, Catalan dub)
Jordi Vila (OP, Catalan dub)
Aleix Estadella as Taro Tanaka (Catalan dub)
Anna Orra as Takashi Horimachi (Catalan dub)
Anselmo Herrero as Taro Tanaka (Spain dub)
Fátima Casado as Takashi Horimachi (Spain dub)
Miquel Ruiz as Takashi Horimachi (Majorcan dub)

Antonio Pujós as Alienígena Malvat (Catalan dub)
Berta Cortés as Amiga de Kyoko (Catalan dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Kyoko Asada (Catalan dub)
Carmen Calvell as Yutaka Matsunouchi (Catalan dub)
Jordi Vila as Director de l'Escola (Catalan dub)
Pilar Ferrero as Kyoko Asada (Spain dub)

Aleix Estadella as Tribu de Taro (Catalan dub)
Anna Maria Camps as Tsukkomi (Catalan dub)
Antón Palomar as Foreigner (Spain dub)
Estívaliz Lizárraga as Masami (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Cuiner alienígena (Catalan dub)
Jorge Varela as Professor (Catalan dub)
José Manuel Cortizas as Mechawaru (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Assistenta (Catalan dub)
Marta Estrada as Masami (Catalan dub)
Nuria Marín Picó as
Aiko Precioza (Spain dub)
Rie (Spain dub)
Sonia Torrecilla as Yuji (Spain dub)
Víctor Prieto as Teacher (Spain dub)

Ramón Hernández (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Canal Sur (Spain)
Castilla La-Mancha TV (Spain - from 15 January 2005)
Castilla-La Mancha Televisión (Spain) 
K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Telemadrid (Spain)
Distributor: Luk Internacional (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Dubbing Films (Catalan dub)
Mar Digital (Spain dub)
Licensed by: Luk Internacional (Spain)
German staff
German companies
Broadcaster: RTL II (from 7 May 2002)
Song Production: Arts of Toyco (Opening Song)
German cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: HERO TV
Tagalog cast

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