Reminiscent of Disney's "Lady and the Tramp," this work depicts the friendship between Wansa, who looks for his mother, and his friends. Wansa-kun was originally developed as the mascot character for the Sanwa Bank. The character was used for the TV series, and Tezuka Osamu was credited only as the writer of the original story.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / Tohoku Shinsha Co., Ltd.
Broadcast by the Kansai Television Network / 23 minutes / In color / 26 episodes
Mushi Production / April 2, 1973 - September 24, 1973, Mondays 7:00-7:30 PM
Original Manga: Tezuka Osamu
Planning: Nishizaki Yoshinori, Zuiyo Enterprise
Planning, story line (latter part), and production: Nishizaki Yoshinori
Chief Director: Yamamoto Eiichi
Picture Director: Morita Hiromitsu, Ashida Toyo
Picture: Shindo Mitsuo, Tomi Pro, and Anime Room
Character Design: Nagashima Shinji
Art: Hando Katsumi
Background: Jack, Koide Hideo, and Magouri Mihoko
Shooting: Haraya Tateo, Fujita Masaaki
Editing: Tsukahara Hitomi
Sound: Aketagawa Susumu
Production Chief: Shibayama Tatsuo, Harada Masuji, Sato Hiroshi
"Wansaka Wansa-kun": Lyrics by Yamamoto Eiichi, vocals by Royal Knights, Singers Three
"Mama ni Aitai (Longing to See Mom)": Lyrics by Hidaka Hitoshi, vocals by Horn Yuki
"Shinanaide, Mama (Mom, Don't Die)": Lyrics by Hidaka Hitoshi, vocals by Amachi Fusako and Obara Noriko
"Pin-kora Ondo": Lyrics by Hidaka Hitoshi, vocals by Royal Knights and Singers Three
All of the above songs composed by Miyakawa Yasushi.