This work focuses on environmental issues from the viewpoint of insects. In a refreshing twist, the central character miniaturizes, unlike the conventional hero who grows ever larger. From this perspective, the world looks different and unfamiliar. This work enables the reader to see that the world around is quickly moving towards destruction.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / TV Asahi (Asahi National Broadcasting Co., Ltd.) / Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
Broadcast via NET network / 26 minutes / In color / 26 episodes
Toei Doga / April 7, 1973 - October 6, 1973, Saturdays 8:30 - 8:56 PM
Original Manga and Settings: Tezuka Osamu
Planning: Hatano Yoshifumi
NET Producer: Miyazaki Shinichi
Production Chief: Eto Masaharu, Sugawara Yoshiro
Screenplay: Tsuji Masaki
Rendition: Ahi Masayuki Shitara Hiroshi, Kasai Osamu, Otani Tsunekiyo, Okazaki Minoru, Kominato Yoichi, Yamaguchi Hidenori, Ochiai Masamune
Picture Directors: Agatsuma Hiroshi, Mori Toshio, Ochiai Masamune, Komatsubara Kazuo, Shrado Takeshi, Kogure Teruo, Noda Takuo, Okuyama Reiko, Iga Shoji, Kato Masaharu, Tsunoda Koichi
Picture: Takahashi Shinya, Ochiai Masamune, Tamura Haruo, and Aohachi Yoshinobu
Art: Hata Hidenobu, Uchiyama Fumihiro, Katsumata Geki, and Yamazaki Makoto
Backgrounds: Sun Art Studio
Shooting: Sugaya Masaaki, Satoh Takao
Editing: Hanai Masaaki, Izeki Yasuo
Recording: Hatano Isao
Produced by: NET, Toei Doga
Music: Misawa Go
OP1, ED2 (local version only)
"Microid S" ED1, OP2 (local version only)
"Yanma, Ageha, and Mamezo"
Words by Aku Yu, song by Misawa Go, and vocals by Youngsters (all songs)