Treasure Island

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 宝島
English: Treasure Island
German: Die Schatzinsel
Spanish: La Isla del Tesoro
French: L'Île au Trésor
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1978 to Apr 1, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1978
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Producers: Madhouse
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.941 (scored by 69166,916 users)
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Ranked: #7022
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Popularity: #4777
Members: 20,353
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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)


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

Wakayama, Genzo

Hawkins, Jim

Shimizu, Mari

Gray, Abraham

Nojima, Akio

Dr. Livesey

Kayumi, Iemasa


Katou, Osamu


Ootake, Hiroshi


Kitamura, Kouichi


Kamiya, Akira


Yoshida, Rihoko

Gunn, Ben

Kimotsuki, Kaneta


Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Takayashiki, Hideo
Episode Director
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director
Columbia Yurikago Kai
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Takarajima" by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)

Ending Theme

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


Jan 17, 2012
--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 ...
Jul 30, 2012
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 ...
May 12, 2023
Just finished the 1978 anime adaptation of Treasure Island by the studio Madhouse. It was a really great adventure. Here's a spoiler free fast review.

Despite looking old, the animation was still very fluid and had a lot of charm to it. The pacing could have been a litlte faster as this story probably didn't need a full 26 episode series but the upside was that it fleshed out the characters way more. Particularly the main characters; Jim Hawkins, John Silver and the constantly shifting relationship between the two was beautiful.

I also really liked how raw the series felt in that it didn't bother censoring or ...

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