Tom Sawyer no Bouken

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sekai Meisaku Gekijou
Japanese: トム・ソーヤーの冒険
English: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
German: Tom Sawyers Abenteuer
Spanish: Las Aventuras de Tom Sawyer
French: Tom Sawyer
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Type: TV
Episodes: 49
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 1980 to Dec 28, 1980
Premiered: Winter 1980
Broadcast: Sundays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Saban Entertainment
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #27862
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Popularity: #6545
Members: 9,186
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Tom Sawyer is a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River in the mid 1800s. Along with his best friend Huckleberry Finn, he spends his days ditching school, fishing, climbing trees and having adventures.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kouyama, Seijirou
Koshi, Shigeo
Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Dare Yori mo Tooku e (誰よりも遠くへ)" by Maron Kusaka

Ending Theme

"Boku no Mississippi (ぼくのミシシッピー)" by Maron Kusaka


Jan 20, 2010
Tom Sawyer is very likely one of the pearl of the Nippon Animation Studio. This studio is mainly known for the “World Masterpiece Theater”: under this label, there are many animes which are all based on a classic western novel.
In this case, the anime takes its source from the classic 19th century novel of the American writer Mark Twain/Sam Clemens. in the same vein than others 80s animes, it was widely broadcast on many European TV channels (Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain…) with a significant success: millions of kids have watched it at that time…I was one of them ^_^

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Jun 11, 2022
This anime is beautiful and touchs your heart, it's simple and innocent but also fun, the friendship between Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn is pure and adventurous.

This anime feels a lot like a "Akage no Anne" male version, but more exciting and with a mysterious villain called Injun Joe. The bad guy of the anime makes few appearances but when he does, it means something and leaves the viewer intrigued. Injun Joe is truly one of the most underrated villains in anime history. His appearances in some of the last 12 episodes of the anime, makes the show enter a new type of quality.
Aug 21, 2021
Set in the United States of the 19th century, this anime shows us the life of a rather naughty boy: Tom Sawyer and his companions and friends. Tom lives with his brother (in the book he mentions that he is a stepbrother) and his aunt Polly. Tom is very lazy boy, mischievous and always a headache for his aunt and his school teacher who will not hesitate to punish him ... with beatings.

Tom prefers to be free, to play near the river with his best friend, Huckleberry Finn, who lives an enviable freedom for other children. His mother died long ago and his father, ...

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