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Goku's Great Adventures

Story

  • In this film, because of complaints from children that Goku is depicted as too much of an eager student, he is instead portrayed as a very naughty modern boy. It then received so many complaints from the PTA about its bad language that it was forced out of the show after all.
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Characters

  • Goku Tatsuko Sanzo Hakkai Sagojo
    the Buddha        

STAFF

  • Original Story: Tezuka Osamu
    Producer: Kawabata Eichi
    Chief Director: Sugii Gizaburo
    Animation Director: Yamamoto Shigeru
    Art Director: Fujimoto Shiro
    Shooting Director: Tsuchiya Akira
    Sound Director: Suzuki Yoshio
    Editing: Matsuura Noriyoshi
    Assistant Producer: Tomioka Atsushi
    Literature: Suzuki Yoshitake
    Recording and Effect: Aoi Studio
    Data: Mikami Yasuo
    Production Cooperation: Art Fresh, Fuji TV
    Music: Uno Seichiro
    Theme Songs:
    "Goku's Great Adventures March": lyrics by Yoshioka Osamu, music by Uno Seichiro and vocals by Young Fresh
    "We love Goku": lyrics by Yoshioka Osamu, music by Uno Seichiro and vocals by Young Fresh
    "Goku Ondo": lyrics by Inoue Hisashi, music by Uno Seichiro and vocals by Nakayama Chinatsu and Young Fresh

Descriptions

  • (c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Mushi Production

    Broadcast via Fuji TV network / 23 minutes / In Color / 39 episodes
    Mushi Production / January 7, 1967 - September 30, 1967, Saturdays 7:00 - 7:30

Episodes

  • 1st Episode: Goku's birth January 7, 1967  

    A long time ago, a stone monkey is born in Mt. Kaka of Gorai-koku on the Chinese Continent. His name is Son-Goku. He has been born rambunctious, and he thinks of taking over the castle in Gorai-koku just for fun.

    2nd Episode: Kinto-un is mine January 14, 1967  

    Goku's dream comes true: he becomes the king of Gorai-koku. Then he is invited to heaven by the celestial emperor, but he behaves violently there. He has a fight with the celestial army, and is captured once but runs away. Then Buddha captures Goku and shuts him in a rock as punishment for causing a disturbance in heaven.

    3rd Episode: The best monk January 21, 1967  

    Goku is saved by Sanzo-hoshi. He helps Goku out of Mt. Gogyo on his way to Tenjiku in order to get a sacred sutra. As soon as Goku emerges from the rocks, he runs away. When he finds Sanzo-hoshi being attacked by a monster, however, he cannot help coming back to save Sanzo.

    4th Episode: The treasure map is no good January 28, 1967  

    The pig monster Hakkai, who drives a sports car named Kinto-un, and Sagojo, who is a treasure-hunting freak, join Goku and Sanzo on their journey. Goku becomes involved in trouble related to Sagojo's treasure map, but when the treasure they dig out turns out to be ancient currency made from stones...

    5th Episode: Singing in the rain February 4, 1967  

    Kankara is a scorching country where everything is dried up. Just as Goku and his friends jump into a spring they have finally found, they are arrested for stealing water. The drought, in fact, has resulted from a nasty scheme of Kankara Minister and Thunder Minister, who are trying to make money by selling water.

    6th Episode: The silver thread hermit (Ginshi-sennin) February 11, 1967  

    Sanzo's party has to go through a forest where a vampire called Ginshi-sennin lives. While Goku is away scouting, Sanzo and the others are captured by Ginshi-sennin. The vampire gives Goku, Hakkai, and Sagojo to his three sons, and tries to suck Sanzo's blood...

    7th Episode: Love your garbage February 18, 1967  

    Goku and his friends pass a dirty village named "Flowering Village." In fact, this village has been turned ugly by a salamander that hates beautiful things.

    8th Episode: What carried the doctor away? February 25, 1967  

    Goku and his friends get lost in the mad scientist Doctor Dokkanko's bomb experimenting facility. The doctor thinks that Sanzo is an industrial spy and captures him. Goku and others try to rescue Sanzo. They have a hard fight, but the bomb that is the doctor's last resort fails...

    9th Episode: Strange? Strange? March 4, 1967  

    When Gilde captures Sanzo, Goku and others go around the globe following them...then Hakkai wakes up.

    10th Episode: Captured by heart March 11, 1967  

    Goku fights against the mad scientist Plankton. Plankton takes Goku and his friends for spies, and sends beautiful Micron to them. Hakkai and Sanzo are completely fascinated by her. Goku, however, ...

    11th Episode: Neither is better than the other March 18, 1967  

    Goku and his friends come to a town where an old party and a new party are opposed to each other. They become involved in big trouble concerning the election of the village headman by the two parties. Everything depends on the last vote by Goku and his friends. Gradually the competition gets out of their control...

    12th Episode: I am Kobu-Kobu March 25, 1967  

    Goku and his friends fight against the great king Kobu-Kobu, who lives in the mountain marsh. Kobu-Kobu is a tough enemy who can use the marsh water as he likes, and is immune to lightning. However, when Goku aggressively shakes his Kinso-bo...

    13th Episode: The king is a ghost April 1, 1967  

    Goku and his friends are involved in a plot to assassinate the prince of Furiten. It is likely that Plankton of the Federation of Global Villains is connected to the plot. But a monster is also involved...

    14th Episode: Gajibaba and the forty thieves April 8, 1967  

    Sanzo is being followed persistently by Okesa Monk, the leading expert of Buddhist priest's clothes. So he hides in a big safe, but then the notorious looters Gajibaba and the forty thieves take away the safe..

    15th Episode: Big surprise April 15, 1967  

    Goku feels pity for the girl Mimi, who comes from the country of beauties, so he destroys the monster in Skeleton Castle and takes back the bomb in the golden coffin for her. However, it turns out that the country of beauties is to blame. Tatsuko is surprised to hear the truth from a monster. Then she is showered with a hail of bombs...

    16th Episode: Operation 59 April 22, 1967  

    A king who loves toys summons the evil scientist Plankton from a television to meet Goku and his friends. Although he is once defeated, Goku sneaks into the castle hidden in a wooden horse. Then he takes over the castle as planned, but one of Plankton's monsters suddenly appears and destroys the ramparts...

    17th Episode: A monster wife April 29, 1967  

    A female monster that can transform creatures into dolls turns Hakkai, Sagojo, and Sanzo into dolls. Goku, who has been scouting, gets Tatsuko's urgent message, and heads for the amusement park on the top of the mountain, which is the monster's headquarters...

    18th Episode: Perori Pero-Pero May 6, 1967  

    Sanzo's party goes to a fighting ring where an old woman appears and appeals against the ill treatment of bulls. However, nobody listens to her. Then the old woman, who has collected the tongues of dead bulls, brings out a monster called Berori Bero-Bero.

    19th Episode: We are guard men May 13, 1967  

    A contest is held to choose Princess Mandolin's bodyguard because the boss of moles is trying to catch her. Goku participates in the contest and becomes her bodyguard.

    20th Episode: The monster in the wilderness May 20, 1967  

    Goku and his friends come to a town in the wilderness. On the advise of a sheriff, who happens to pass by, they stay in a house on the top of the hill. It turns out to be a trap set by bounty hunter Makarony.

    21st Episode: The great demon god of the Pui-Pui Religion May 27, 1967  

    Sanzo's party goes fishing to a port in the country, but Sanzo eats some highly poisonous seaweed there by mistake. He is said to have only an hour to live because of the poison.

    22nd Episode: The Dragon's tusk June 3, 1967  

    A tusk-shaped rock suddenly attacks Goku and his friends. The Monster Union has incited the attack. Then Tasuko comes to rescue them.

    23rd Episode: Baramon's feet June 10, 1967  

    A huge foot suddenly appears from the sky and tries to trample Sanzo and the others down. It turns out to be a huge centipede.

    24th Episode: Hercules's hands June 17, 1967  

    Gigantic hands? Although Goku has once broken off his friendship with Sanzo and the others, he goes to rescue captured Sanzo when he finds out what the Monster Union is up to.

    25th Episode: The Hane tribe June 24, 1967  

    A swarm of ants attacks Goku and his friends. When they run into a windmill, they find themselves trapped by an old woman of the Hane tribe.

    26th Episode: Medusa's Hair July 1, 1967  

    The fifth monster "Medusa's Hair," which is said to be the cruelest monster of all, torments Goku and his friends with its hair. Its weakness lies unexpectedly in a huge pot.

    27th Episode: The sixth monster Hurricane July 8, 1967  

    In a thick fog, the sixth monster Hurricane uses his huge eyes to block Goku's magic. With Tatsuko's help, Goku escapes from jail. Hurricane suffers from a weakness in his eyes.

    28th Episode: The end of the Monster Union July 15, 1967  

    The great monster is a combination of six big monsters that had been defeated. It is overwhelmingly strong. Sanzo and the others are captured by the Great Monster King, and Goku is also in imminent danger. However, with the help of the Buddha, he destroys the great monster and also the Great Monster King...

    29th Episode: The Great Icicle King July 22, 1967  

    Goku and his friends step into a snow-covered mountain, where they are hit by a blizzard. When they reach a hotel, however, they find themselves trapped by a goblin with a blank face, which works under the Great Icicle King. Goku is shut inside the ice at once, and Sanzo and the others are taken away.

    30th Episode: Gatsu-Gatsu, Musha-Musha July 29, 1967  

    The monster King Gatsu-Gatsu and Queen Musha-Musha rob a country. The prince and princess of that country are disguised as bandits who assault carriages. Goku and his friends sympathize with them, and head for the castle to destroy the monsters.

    31st Episode: The valley in the haze August 5, 1967  

    Goku and his friends find a peaceful quiet village in the mountains as they go through a thick fog. They are welcomed, so they decide to stay in the village. That night, however, a monster attacks them. This peaceful village is in fact an illusion that the monster had created.

    32nd Episode: The fire ring child August 12, 1967  

    Rain forces Sanzo to stay on, so he takes shelter in a small shrine in a big tree. Goku, who cannot keep still, goes scouting with Tatsuko. When they find a wizard school in the mountains, Goku at once challenges the head wizard to a fight...

    33rd Episode: "I am outstanding" August 19, 1967  

    Goku fights desperately to rescue Hakkai, who has been abducted. The abductor Gidarla Minister, however, is impressed with Goku's excellent fighting, and asks him to destroy the monster that haunts the marsh in his country.

    34th Episode: Man eating jungle August 26, 1967  

    They are forced to pass through the jungle if they want to take a short cut to Tenjiku by going beyond the mountains. Three monsters live in the jungle, the blue lion, the white elephant, and the eagle. The monsters believe that they can live longer by eating great monks.

    35th Episode: The great king of inspiration September 2, 1967  

    Sanzo and the others come across a big river called the Tsuten River. They ask a boatman ferrying a small boat to carry them across. However, the boatman takes Sanzo away. Goku follows them hurriedly, and sneaks into the hideaway of the king, who rules the river.

    36th Episode: Inside the inside of stomach September 9, 1967  

    Sanzo and the others are going up a river heading for Tenjiku when a mud snail monster attacks them. When Goku punishes it, it says, "It's not my fault. It's the man in my stomach." So Goku goes inside the mud snail's stomach, and finds a bear that says, "You must blame the man in my stomach."

    37th Episode: The pumpkin monster, the cursed king September 16, 1967  

    Sanzo, Hakkai, and Sagojo drink water from a waterfall because it is unbearably hot. The village people tell them that the fall is called "Pumpkin Waterfall," and whoever drinks its water turns into a pumpkin. Moreover, the doctor only cures those who pay a lot of money...

    38th Episode: Kinkaku & Ginkaku September 23, 1967  

    Kinkaku and Ginkaku, who live in the Renge Cave, eat a village girl as a sacrifice once a year on a night with a full moon. This year, Min-min, the daughter of the village headman, is chosen for the sacrifice. Then Goku, who happens to be staying in the village hotel, sympathizes with her, and sets out to destroy the monsters.

    39th Episode: That is the light of Tenjiku September 30, 1967  

    Sanzo's party continues the journey to Tenjiku. Then they save an old man who is also on his way to Tenjiku. When they come to a crossroads, the old man says that Tenjiku must take the bleak road, but Goku and his friends take the road blooming with flowers. That road turns out to be a villain's trap.

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