|Title/Name||Tico of the Seven
English title: Tico & Nanami
[Czech Republic] Tico a Nanami - Tico sedmi moøí
Japanese Title: nanatsu no umi no tiko
Spanish title: Tico Y sus Amigos (Tico and Friends; used on other dubs).
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Language||Japanese, Spanish, English, others|
|Lable||Nippon Animation; Fuji TV|
|Releases||* 39 TV episodes
[15-Jan-1995 - 17-Dec-1995]
* Japanese VHS: Entire series in 10 volumes, videos: released by Pioneer LDC. ¥3800/ 4 (four) episodes each (except for the last volume, 3 episodes).
* Includes episode 31, which was not shown on TV.
* LD: Entire series in 5 volumes, released by Bandai Visual. ¥11,650 each.
* DVD: Entire series to be released end of 2001
story idea by Hiro'o Akira
Produced by: Nippon Animation; Fuji TV
Staff: Producer(s): Motohashi Kôichi
Director(s): Takagi Jun
Character Designer: Morikawa ?Akiko
Episode Directors: Fujimoto Jirô, Miyashita Shinpei, Kuzuha Kôzô, Hanai
Nobuya, Inagaki Takuya
Animation Director(s): Satô Yoshiharu, Ôshiro Katsu, Saotome
Kôichirô, Inoue Ei, Sugiyama Azumayami
Art Director(s): Morimoto Shigeru
Storyboards: Takagi Jun, Kuzuha Kôzô, Chibuki Ayumi, Katabuchi Sunao, Tsuji
Shin'ichi, Suzuki ?
Script Writer(s): Aoyama Noriyuki, Mitsui Hideki, Matsui Aya, Ikeda
Mamiko, Nobuto Tôru
Music: Saneai Kyô
Art Layout: Itô Kazue
Nanami: Hayashibara Megumi
Scott Simpson: Ikeda Shûichi
Al: Ogata Ken'ichi
Cheryl Melville: Mizutani Yûko
Thomas: Matsui Mami
James: Masuoka Hiroshi
Thomas LeConte: Naya Rokurô
Gaulois: Yamashita Keisuke
Benex: Kawashima Chiyoko
Gayle: Ishimaru Hiroya
Topia: Yajima Akiko
|Description||A pre-teen girl (not sure about age) named nanami (Naomi, on the Spanish dub) befriends a killer whale (Tico). Together they engage in a number of exciting adventures. Some really silly in nature, others filled with adventure, drama, happiness, sadness, ... in short: you don't know what'll happens next! At their side we find Nanami's father, Scott Simpson and Al (the engineer). Later they were joined by Cheryl Melville (the rich girl), Thomas (son of a scientist, friend of Nanami's dad), and James (Cheryl's majordomo).|
|Comments||This Animé was released as part of Nippon Animation's World Masterpiece Theater series, which is odd because ALL shows made for that series are based on famous books and Tico is an original story. True, it was later made into a book but still it don't justify it's inclusion. But don't take this statement as a bad review, because it isn't. Tico and Nanami is a real good anime. So good it captured my heart, and I'm mustly interested in action and sci-fi anime, specially those featuring robots! So what makes Tico appealing to a "mecha-freak" like myself??? Firstly, the animation; as a Nippon Animation's tradition, the animation is excelent! Second, the story line; despise beign aimed to younger viewers, the content is still appealing to grown ups. I wsih ALL western cartoons are made that way. Third, maturity?; maybe I've grown to appreciate Anime in general and not just the "guy" stuff. Finally: Nanami herself! Call me a pervert but she's so cute it's hard to ignore her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
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Tico (japanese language)