• remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
ANN Reader Survey • If you haven't had a chance yet, please fill out our annual survey, It's so helpful to us. As a thank you for filling out this massive survey, we're giving away 100 ANN subscriptions to people who fill it out. read more
  • remind me tomorrow
  • remind me next week
  • never remind me
Subscribe to the ANN Newsletter • Wake up every Sunday to a curated list of ANN's most interesting posts of the week. read more

Yamataro Comes Back (OAV)

Have you seen this? want to / seen some / seen all

©Tezuka Productions

Alternative title:
山太郎かえる (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: talking animals
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: After losing his parents, a young bear named Yamataro is chained as an attraction of a small kiosk near a train station. There he is encouraged by a C-62 train to runaway from the humans and become free.
Running time: 24 minutes
2003-01-17 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Official website:
You can contribute information to this page, but first you must login or register

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Tezuka
Original story: Osamu Tezuka
Art Director: Seiji Miyamoto
Sound Director: Johei Kawamura
Producer: Takayuki Matsutani

Assistant producer: Minoru Kubota
Background Art: Masami Saito
Color design: Rika Fujita
Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
Music Selection: Sei Toujoubeppu
Picture Director: Masaki Yoshimura
Sound Effects: Yukiyoshi Itokawa
Special Effects: Takashi Maekawa
Eiko Yamada as Yamataro (young)
Hiroshi Takemura as Yamataro (old)

Hitoshi Takagi as Shi-roku 
Kenichi Ogata as Kuro
Mahito Tsujimura as Station Master
Masayuki Omoro as Hiker
Miki Itō as Yamataro (infancy)
Miyoko Asou as Woman
Rica Fukami as Hiker
Tomoko Munakata as
Yamatarō's Mother

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Tezuka Productions
Background Art: Art Noah
Film Developing: Imagica
Internet Streaming:
Photography: Studio Cosmos

This encyclopedia is collaboratively edited by the users of this site
DISCLAIMER add information report an error lookup sources

Compare this anime's credits with others

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Anime anthology