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Synonyms: Treasure Island
Japanese: 宝島


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, MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.941 (scored by 50205,020 users)
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Ranked: #6172
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Popularity: #4310
Members: 14,824
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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

Gunn, Ben

Kimotsuki, Kaneta


Katou, Osamu


Ootake, Hiroshi


Kitamura, Kouichi

Bones, Billy

Kurosawa, Ryo


Kamiya, Akira

Smollett, Alexander

Esumi, Eimei


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

"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
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
Dec 9, 2018
Nightmare_Eyes (All reviews)
Takarajima is an old gem that I had only recently discovered on MAL when browsing through the measly amount of pirate anime and manga available.
I had already watched multiple iterations of treasure island-like long john silver 1954, treasure planet, treasure island 1950 and black sails the events before treasure island.
Going into the series I was not expecting much, but unlike the other takes on treasure island the characters were more fleshed out.
Like Billy Bones, who in this series grew close to Jim Hawkins for the short amount of time, he had spent with him.
Billy Bones seemed to remind Jim of his father who read more

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