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Genshi Shounen Ryuu


Alternative Titles

English: Ryu the Primitive Boy
Synonyms: Genshi Shonen Ryu
Japanese: 原始少年リュウ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 30, 1971 to Mar 25, 1972
Premiered: Fall 1971
Broadcast: Saturdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: TBS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.441 (scored by 268 users)
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Ranked: #56282
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Popularity: #7841
Members: 879
Favorites: 2
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Synopsis

When Ryuu is born his tribe tries to sacrifice him to a Tyrannosaurus named Shirano because of the color of his skin. He is however saved by a monkey who raises him as her own son. Meanwhile Ryuu's mother has left the tribe and is out on a quest to find Ryuu.

16 years later Ryuu meets a girl named Ran who was sold to the tribe Ryuu originaly came from. The tribe is not happy to see Ryuu alive and tries to sacrifice him again, this time by burning him alive. Before they can get the deed done the tribe is massacred along with Ryuu's adoptive mother by Shirano. Ryuu then sets out on a quest together with Ran to find his mother and Ran's brother Don.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryuu
Main
Inoue, Makio
Japanese
Pasa
Supporting
Kiba
Supporting
Naya, Gorou
Japanese
Karim
Supporting
Mine, Eken
Japanese
Esta
Supporting
Senou, Reiko
Japanese
Toko
Supporting
Mashi
Supporting
Miros
Supporting
Elder
Supporting
Saikachi, Ryuuji
Japanese
Majara
Supporting

Staff

Kasai, Osamu
Episode Director
Andou, Toyohiro
Script
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance
Ishinomori, Shoutarou
Original Creator


Edit Opening Theme

"Genshi Shonen Ryuu ga Iku (原始少年リュウが行く)" by Ichiro Mizuki

Edit Ending Theme

"Ran no Uta (ランのうた)" by Mitsuko Horie




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Jul 5, 2017
ToriXtra (All reviews)
Genshi Shounen Ryu or Ryu The Primitive Boy is a 22 episode series by Toei Animation, and it was directed by Akihi Masayuki.

This anime is set in a primitive world and it follows our main character Ryu. Ryu is a white boy born into a black tribe and is concidered the devil. He is to be sacrifised due to his skin color, but he gets picked up by a monkey who also raises him. The story follows Ryu who's on a journey to find his mother. On the way he meets many other people, such as Ran (the love interest), Don (Ran's little brother), and read more

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