This work was made as an attempt to ensure worldwide acceptance of a major animated work. A total of 60,000 staff was hired and 70,000 motion pictures used to make this film. The main character looked like the French actor, Jean Paul Belmond, and most of the music was rock music, destined to attract attention in the world market. This attempt, however, left some lessons to be learned. While the pictures and music were highly appreciated, the film itself was not well received because of the way in which the main character was portrayed, such as eating pork and drinking wine despite being a Muslim. It showed us that in order to be successful in the world market, we must understand cultural diversity and its background.
Original Plan and Executive producer: Tezuka Osamu Producer: Tomioka Atsushi Screenplay and Story line: Tezuka Osamu, Fukasawa Kazuo, and Kumai Hiroyuki Art Director: Yanase Takashi Music: Tomita Isao Music Performance and vocals: Helpful Soul (Victor World Group), Fool Sons Conductor: Yokoyama Seiji Animation Director: Miyamoto Sadao Original pictures: Nakamura Kazuko, Akahori Kanji, Kanayama Akihiro, Kitano Hideaki, Hata Masami, Seyama Yoshifumi, Dezaki Wataru, Hirata Toshio, Yamamoto Shigeru, Sakamoto Yusaku, Tsukioka Sadao, Sugii Gizaburo, Masanobu Kozo, Murano Moriyoshi, Okuda Seiji, Sugiyama Taku, Sugino Akio, Morita Hiromitsu, Furusawa Hideo and others Motion pictures: Tanizawa Yutaka, Saruyama Jiro, Ushigoe Kazuo, Yoshimura Masateru, Kobayashi Junji, Utsumi Takeo, Nitta Masatoshi, Nitta Toshio, Kiguchi Jun, Fudaki Ikuo, Shindo Miyuki Backgrounds: Abe Koji, Tsukima Hachiro, Watabe Takashi, Akashi Sadakazu, Takeuchi Toshihide, Miyamoto Seiji, Azuchi Nobuko, Suzuki Morishige, Yatsumura Hiroya, Nishida Minoru
Camera Work Director: Tsuchiya Akira Editing: Furukawa Masashi Compound Editing: Ito Akira Sound Director: Tashiro Atsumi (Group Takku) Story line cooperation: Oya Soichi, Kita Morio, and Komatsu Sakyo Director: Yamamoto Eichi