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Tezuka Osamu no Kyuuyaku Seisho Monogatari: In the Beginning


Alternative Titles

English: In The Beginning: The Bible Stories
Japanese: 手塚治虫の旧約聖書物語 In The Beginning

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1997 to May 9, 1997
Premiered: Spring 1997
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
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Source: Unknown
Genres: Historical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 6.721 (scored by 93 users)
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Ranked: #45882
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Popularity: #8508
Members: 493
Favorites: 4
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Synopsis

Through the Italian National Broadcasting Network, Tezuka Osamu received an ardent request from the Vatican to make the Bible into animated form. This request was probably made to see how the Bible would be depicted by the non-Christian Tezuka Osamu. Tezuka Osamu accepted the request and spent an entire two years to complete a pilot film. It was about the mythology of Noah's ark, with the enthusiastic Tezuka Osamu not only writing the scenario but also drawing pictures by himself. During production, however, he unfortunately passed away, so Director Dezaki took over the film and completed it.

(Source: official homepage)

Note: While the series was in production during a period of several years in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was not aired in Japan until 1997, on the satellite channel WOWOW. It was most likely broadcasted in Italy in 1992.

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Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Tezuka, Osamu
Character Design, Original Creator
Hattori, Katsuhisa
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More reviewsReviews

May 27, 2017
jmriz (All reviews)
I loved this anime as a kid!!!! I used to visit a lending library in town with my dad when I was about 7 and we used to watch these Bible stories together; great memories! Very accurate and true to the Scriptures. I would recommend this to parents for teaching their kids about the faith and for their overall enjoyment. (Note: The first episode of the Japanese version contains minor nudity (Adam and Eve) which was edited in the English dubbed version.)

Story: 10/10

As there were many theological advisors, Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant alike, who assisted both directors, the stories were impeccably told.

Art: 6/10

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