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Animal Ninja (Kanji: アニマル忍者) is a 1970 anime based on picture books written by Natsuoki Kawakura and illustrated by Ume Katsuya.

The anime, produced by Shinada-sha and aired on NHK, was the studio's first ever TV anime to air in full color. It was later remastered and redubbed into Kokontōzai Animal Ninja (Kanji: 古今東西アニマル忍者) as a tribute to Sadako Yamada, who voiced Kemonogumi, the main trio of the show.

CastEdit

OriginalEdit

  • Sadako Yamada as Kemonogumi:
    • Kitsunemaru, a heroic and fun-loving fox.
    • Tanukimaru, a naive tanuki.
    • Sarumaru, a smart monkey.
  • Kei Tomiyama as Master Kurohyō, Kemonogumi's master.
  • Reiko Mutō as Sakura, Kitsunemaru's love interest.

KokontōzaiEdit

  • Kemonogumi:
    • Keiko Toda as Kitsunemaru, a heroic and fun-loving fox.
    • Akiko Yajima as Tanukimaru, a naive tanuki.
    • Kaneta Kimotsuki as Sarumaru, a smart monkey.
  • Tōru Furuya as Master Kurohyō, Kemonogumi's master.
  • Kotono Mitsuishi as Sakura, Kitsunemaru's love interest.

Theme SongsEdit

Lyrics by Natsuoki Kawakura
Composition and Arrangement by Shunya Asano
Additional Arrangement by Waku Hoshino (Kokontōzai version)

OpeningEdit

  1. "Animal Ninja no Uta (アニマル忍者の唄)" by Sadako Yamada/Keiko Toda

EndingEdit

  1. "Ninja no Kataomoi (忍者の片思い)" by Yōko Maekawa/Maho Sōma

See alsoEdit

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