Takarajima

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Treasure Island
Japanese: 宝島

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1978 to Apr 1, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1978
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Producers: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.921 (scored by 52905,290 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6632
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Popularity: #4365
Members: 15,819
Favorites: 203

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Synopsis

Jim Hawkins is a young boy lead by progressive events to embark on a search journey for the legendary treasure of the once dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. On their way to Treasure Island, John Silver, Jim's best friend, take over command of the ship revealing his true self as the ruthless pirate who once was the right hand of Flint himself. Feeling betrayed, Jim now has to deal with his mixed feelings and face Silver who still consider himself and Jim as friends.

(Source: ANN)

Background

This is an anime adaptation of the classic novel "Treasure Island" written by Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson in 1882.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Silver, John

Main
Wakayama, Genzo
Japanese

Hawkins, Jim

Main
Shimizu, Mari
Japanese

Gray, Abraham

Supporting
Nojima, Akio
Japanese

Redruth

Supporting
Kitamura, Kouichi
Japanese

Anderson

Supporting
Katou, Osamu
Japanese

Pew

Supporting
Ootake, Hiroshi
Japanese

Gunn, Ben

Supporting
Kimotsuki, Kaneta
Japanese

Papy

Supporting
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese

Smollett, Alexander

Supporting
Esumi, Eimei
Japanese

George

Supporting
Senda, Mitsuo
Japanese

Staff

Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Machida, Yoshito
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"Takarajima" by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)
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Ending Theme

"Chiisana Funanori (小さな船乗り)" by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)



Jan 17, 2012
sabrina19 (All reviews)
--The review contains spoilers--


Story 10/10


You all probably know the original book from Robert Louis Stevenson "The Treasure island". Well, as this anime is based on the book, you would assume that the story is pretty much the same. You're right, it is, except that in my opinion it's a little bit...more exiting. Those who have read the book know that the pirates didn't find the treasure because Ben Gunn had already dug it out and hidden at another place. It's completely different in the anime. Here, is the secret of the treasure much more puzzling, an amazing quest left by the famous read more
Jul 30, 2012
Shaja (All reviews)
This is Treasure Island, the classic book brought to life in anime.

This is one of the best classics i can possibly think of. Staying really close to the story it really brings the story to life for me. The show executes the atmosphere greatly too. The music,background noises and sound effects are well selected and timed to create some of the most dramatic and lighthearted moments i can imagine.

The character portrayal of long john silvers is a very lasting impression. It really shows the duality of his character while maintaining his opposing force threw the entire series. Jim is depicted a bit annoyingly tho, a read more

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