アニメANIMATION

STORY

Princess Sapphire is a girl raised as a Prince. Through the mischief of an angel, the princess is born with both a girl's body and boy's mind. Since there is no boy successor in her kingdom, Sapphire is raised as a boy, but evil ministers try to reveal her secret. Unable to put up with the kind of vicious conduct prevailing in the kingdom, Sapphire disguises herself as "Princess Knight" and wields her sword of justice. This is an animated version of the girls' Manga featuring Sapphire's romance and adventure, which marked the first made-for-TV animated program geared towards girls in Japan.

CREDIT

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

Broadcast by FNS (Fuji Network System) / 23 minutes / In color / 52 episodes
Mushi Production/ April 2, 1967 - June 25, 1967, Sundays 6:30-8:00; July 2, 1967 - April 7, 1968, Sundays 6:00-6:30 PM

CAST

Sapphire: Toma Yumi
Sapphire as a girl: Toma Yumi
King: Maruyama Eiji
Queen: Yamada Miho
Duke of Duralumin: Chahurin
Sir Nylon: Kakegawa Hirohiko
Prince Franz: Miyata Koki
Tink: Kumagai Nina
Uranari:Sakurai Toshiharu
Boy:Yamada Miho
Killer A:Miyazono Takehiro
Killer B:Sakurai Toshiharu
Killer C:Kakegawa Hirohiko
Girl A:Kawaragi Shiho
Girl B:Kumagaya Nina
Lady:Kumagaya Nina

STAFF

Original Story, Executive Director: Tezuka Osamu
Producer: Watanabe Tadayoshi, Hirokawa Kazuyuki
Settings: Akabori Kanji, Maruyama Masao
Chief Directors: Katsui Chikao, Akabori Kanji
Layout: Fujimoto Shiro
Picture Director: Nakamura Kazuko, Miyamoto Sadao
Animation: Ueguchi Teruto
Original pictures: Miwa Takateru
Motion: Nitta Toshio
Art: Nishida Minoru
Backgrounds: Tsukima Hachiro
Color Design: Sawai Hiroyuki
Coloring: Ochiai Sachiyo
Shooting: Kumagai Akifumi
Editing: Furukawa Masashi
Sound: Aketagawa Susumu
Effects: Mushi Pro Effects Team
Resources: Iizuka Masao
Assistant Producer: Koyanagi Sakuro
Production Desk: Wakao Hiroshi
Music: Tomita Isao

Theme Songs:
"Princess Knight" and "Ribon no Maachi (March of the Princess Knight)":
lyrics by Nou Kahei, conducted by Yokoyama Seiji, music by Tomita Isao, performed by Fool Sounds, vocals by Maekawa Yoko
Concept: Kume Minoru


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