Tsurikichi Sanpei

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Synonyms: Tsurikichi Sampei, Sanpei the Fisherman, Fishing Otaku Sanpei
Japanese: 釣りキチ三平


Type: TV
Episodes: 109
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1980 to Jun 28, 1982
Premiered: Spring 1980
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, SportsSports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #32792
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Popularity: #8009
Members: 4,965
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Mihira Sanpei talks with a Tohou accent and is a down-to-earth boy with a cheerful and optimistic personality. However, when it comes to fishing, he becomes very serious and is a youth who enjoys fishing more than anything else. The village where he lives in is a natural environment which provides different kinds of fishing challenges. Despite his lack of experience, Sanpei has a first-rate sense with regards to fishing and decides to maxmise his potential by entering into different fishing contests. As he faces various challenges, he learns to solve difficult problems and learn from his mistakes to the extent that he is able to fish anything out of the waters. Along the way, he encounters all kinds of rivals and companions who increase his experience points and help him in his growth.

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Nitta, Yoshikata
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Okabe, Eiji
Director, Series Composition


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"Wakaki Tabibito (若き旅人)" by MoJo

Ending Theme

"Ore wa Tsurikichi Sanpei Da (俺は釣りキチ三平だ)" by MoJo

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