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Kashi no Ki Mokku


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Saban's Adventures of Pinocchio
Japanese: 樫の木モック

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 1972 to Dec 1, 1972
Premiered: Winter 1972
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Saban Entertainment
Source: Unknown
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.891 (scored by 450 users)
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Ranked: #73432
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Popularity: #8060
Members: 899
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Synopsis

This version of Pinocchio tells a story of an extremely gullible, naive and morally confused wooden doll brought to life by a mystical blue fairy. Pinocchio (Mokku) is characterized as having many character faults which he must learn to overcome in order to be worthy of being granted humanity. Some of these character faults include selfishness, rudeness, insensitivity, indolence, obstinacy, over- trusting, self-pity, stupidity, disobedience, compulsive lying, arrogance, greed, cowardice, recklessness, cruelty, foolishness and an inability to learn from mistakes.

Throughout the entire series Pinocchio (Mokku), partly due to his own delinquency and repetitive disobedience, must undergo other costly ordeals of hardship and pain in which he is continuously tormented, persecuted, bullied, humiliated, tricked, ridiculed, ostracised, beaten, downtrodden and subjected to degrading and inhumane treatment. Its plain depiction of the austere reality of what it would be like to be literally subhuman growing up in a world of danger and hardship, makes this another good example of traditional Japanese stories, which teach moral observance through tough endurance.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mokku
Main
Maruyama, Hiroko
Japanese
Carlo
Supporting
Nakagi, Ryuuji
Japanese
Ojii-san
Supporting
Yada, Minoru
Japanese
Koorogi
Supporting
Kimotsuki, Kaneta
Japanese
Yousei
Supporting
Ikeda, Masako
Japanese

Staff

Kramer, Steve
Script
Columbia Yurikago Kai
Theme Song Performance


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"Kashi no Ki Mokku (樫の木モック)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Kumiko Onogi

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"Kashi no Ki Mokku (樫の木モック)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Kumiko Onogi




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Apr 9, 2010
ChronoBallX (All reviews)
Wow,an amazing adaption of a classic children's fairy and totally the complete opposite of the lighter campy american disney version we were used to growing up with

yes,you heard me correct,this is the infamouse tatsunoko anime version of Pinnochio which was dubbed here in the U.S by saban as "adventures of Pinnochio",i remember watching this as a kid on HBO back in 1992 on weekday mornings,and beleive me,this version of pinnochio was surprisingly insanley dark in tone.

many of the adventures and danger that pinnochio gets into in this version are very twisted and insane like with episode 5,he tried to take the life of a young read more

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