Bosco Daibouken

Bosco Adventure

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Japanese: ボスコアドベンチャー
English: Bosco Adventure
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1986 to Mar 30, 1987
Premiered: Fall 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Book
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.281 (scored by 772772 users)
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Ranked: #27112
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Popularity: #10889
Members: 1,972
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Based on the book by Tony Wolf.

The Fountain of Life is the source of all life forces in the Bosco World. Princess Apricot, who is supposed to become Queen of Fountainland-the Guardian of the Fountain of Life-is kidnapped by villains who aim to rule the Bosco World.

If Princess Apricot can't take the queen's throne by the next solar eclipse, the Fountain of Life will dry up. The animals living in the forest of Bosco, including Frog, Otter and Tortoise, decide to help Princess and take her to Fountainland in order to protect their peaceful life in the Bosco World. So begins the journey in a balloon full of dreams, hope, adventures, and love!

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Opening Theme

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"Tokimeki wa Forever (ときめきはForever)" by Noriko Hidaka

Ending Theme

"Hareta Hi ni mo Ai wo Kudasai (晴れた日にも愛をください)" by Noriko Hidaka


Jan 24, 2020
Oh this was nostalgic! I was 5 when I watched this with my sister, we cried so much at the end. Now I watched it again and I'm so surprised how much I still remembered the show. It's a kids show, no deeper meaning no food for thought just a fun adventure with anthropomorphic animals and a cryptic story, and comically incompetent bad guys. The story doesn't explain itself, many questions remain unresolved - what was Apri doing outside Fountainland at the beginning and what happens to her and the throne at the end? If the people of Fountainland are actual humans what are all ...
Oct 19, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Short review.

Bosco Daibouken is another anime from Nippon Animation that adapts a western book. An anime focused on children where the focus is just being fun.

It starts with Princess Apricot already on a flying ship after being kidnapped, I suppose she escaped from Fountainland to get help, since she escapes from the villains in the beginning and gets help after Speak arrives in a village called Bosco.
The anime follows the same formula in basically every episode: The villain comes, tries to get Apri and gets screwed in some comical way and this builds up the adventure of the anime in various locations with various events. ...

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Oct 19, 2021 2:11 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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