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Takarajima

Takarajima

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Treasure Island
Japanese: 宝島

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1978 to Apr 1, 1979
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 1189 users)
Ranked: #5212
Popularity: #3693
Members: 2,453
Favorites: 32
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Synopsis

Jim Hawkins is a young boy lead by progressive events to embark on a search journey for the legendary treasure of the once dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. On their way to Treasure Island, John Silver, Jim's best friend, take over command of the ship revealing his true self as the ruthless pirate who once was the right hand of Flint himself. Feeling betrayed, Jim now has to deal with his mixed feelings and face Silver who still consider himself and Jim as friends.

(Source: ANN)

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Alternative version: Takarajima (Movie)

Characters & Voice Actors

Hawkins, Jim
Hawkins, Jim
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Shimizu, Mari
Japanese
Shimizu, Mari
...
Silver, John
Silver, John
Main
Wakayama, Genzo
Japanese
Wakayama, Genzo
Papy
Papy
Supporting
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Ben Gunn
Ben Gunn
Supporting
Kimotsuki, Kaneta
Japanese
Kimotsuki, Kaneta

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
Machida, Yoshito
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance



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Jan 17, 2012
sabrina19
Story 10/10

You all probably know the original book from Robert Louis Stevenson "The Treasure island". Well, as this anime is based on the book, you would assume that the story is pretty much the same. You're right, it is, except that in my opinion it's a little bit...more exiting. Those who have read the book know that the pirates didn't find the treasure because Ben Gunn had already dug it out and hidden at another place. It's completely different in the anime. Here, is the secret of the treasure much more puzzling, an amazing quest left by the famous captain Flint. So, read more
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Jul 30, 2012
Shaja
This is Treasure Island, the classic book brought to life in anime.

This is one of the best classics i can possibly think of. Staying really close to the story it really brings the story to life for me. The show executes the atmosphere greatly too. The music,background noises and sound effects are well selected and timed to create some of the most dramatic and lighthearted moments i can imagine.

The character portrayal of long john silvers is a very lasting impression. It really shows the duality of his character while maintaining his opposing force threw the entire series. Jim is depicted a bit annoyingly tho, a read more
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Recommendations

While both series have very different stories they do share the concept of meeting a charismatic man whose allegiance is shrouded in mystery; The Count Of Monte Cristo and John Silvers. Other common traits are parts of the story being centered on betrayal and murder.
Both series follow a young boy (Jim Hawkins in Takarajima and Yuu Tagami in Giant Gorg) as they explore an island looking for unknown treasures. Giant Gorg's Captain is also fairly similar to Long John Silver, especially considering his moral ambiguity. Giant Gorg likely had some inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale. Their similarities are just too great.

Opening Theme

"Takarajima" by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)

Ending Theme

"Chiisana Funanori (小さな船乗り)" by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)

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