Genshi Shounen Ryuu


Ryu the Primitive Boy

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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
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, AdventureAdventure, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.311 (scored by 452452 users)
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Ranked: #67402
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Popularity: #9174
Members: 1,614
Favorites: 6
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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

Karim

Supporting
Mine, Eken
Japanese

Pasa

Supporting

Kiba

Supporting
Naya, Gorou
Japanese

Esta

Supporting
Senou, Reiko
Japanese

Toko

Supporting

Mashi

Supporting

Miros

Supporting

Elder

Supporting
Saikachi, Ryuuji
Japanese

Majara

Supporting

Staff

Nitta, Yoshikata
Episode Director
Kasai, Osamu
Episode Director
Andou, Toyohiro
Script
Mizuki, Ichirou
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

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

"Ran no Uta (ランのうた)" by Mitsuko Horie



Mar 20, 2018
Gundroog (All reviews)
It's true what they say about modern anime, they don't make 'em like they used to, and sometimes, a lot of the times, it's a good thing. Cause if you go back far enough, anime like Genshi Shounen Ryuu start popping up and even watching one episode will be enough to explain why people don't watch much old anime aside from time tested classics. Be warned of spoilers ahead if for some reason if you want to watch this yourself.

Genshi Shounen Ryuu follows a rather simple story structure that's present in a lot of episodic anime of that era. First episode sets up the premise, read more
Jul 5, 2017
AnimeTopScholar (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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