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Kujira no Josephina

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Josephine the Whale, Adios, Josefina
Japanese: くじらのホセフィーナ


Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1979 to Sep 25, 1979
Premiered: Spring 1979
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kokusai Eigasha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ashi Production
Source: Novel
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.271 (scored by 59 users)
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Ranked: #67702
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Popularity: #11416
Members: 284
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Santi is a shy Spanish boy who keeps a tiny whale in a bowl, invisible to everyone but him. The whale, named Josephina, is able to alter her size and fly; she takes Santi on many dreamlike adventures and helps him confront the challenges during his childhood; however, things change as Santi starts taking interest in the outside world and gets to know his distant father.

Based on Adios, Josefina (Goodbye, Josephine) by Jose Maria Sanchez-Silva.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Suzuki, Tomiko
Kawashima, Chiyoko


Nitta, Yoshikata
Kanada, Yoshinori
Storyboard, Key Animation
Oosugi, Kumiko
Theme Song Performance
Columbia Yurikago Kai
Theme Song Performance

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"Kujira no Josephina (くじらのホセフィーナ)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Kumiko Oosugi

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"Sayonara Santy (さよならサンティー)" by Kumiko Oosugi, Falling Free

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