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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: 8.011 (scored by 1408 users)
Ranked: #5022
Popularity: #3746
Members: 3,102
Favorites: 37
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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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Episodes  3 / 26
Aired  Oct 8, 1978 to Apr 1, 1979
Status  Finished Airing

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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
Anderson
Anderson
Supporting
Katou, Osamu
Japanese
Katou, Osamu

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Columbia Yurikago Kai
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

Same director telling a story about a crew of pirates led by their manly captain while bearing a thrill of adventure. 
reportRecommended by THEAnimeHERO
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.  
reportRecommended by THEAnimeHERO
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. 
reportRecommended by Doublas_Mk-II
Both shows share a lot of the same staff, director Dezaki, character designer, composer, and maybe even more. Beyond that it's easy to say these are some of Dezaki's simpler shows with more straightforward storytelling and a great emphasis on adventure and action. Although wildly different settings, you could almost picture Silver in Cobra's world or Cobra himself as a pirate ... since he is one of the future! So yeah straight up if you like one of these you'll probably enjoy the other.  
reportRecommended by Echelon
It's all about swords, fights, islands, treasures and adventures. 
reportRecommended by dnqw97dhqu9d

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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