This is the 12th special animated program for "24-hour Television: Ai wa Chikyu wo Sukuu." The first half of the story is an autobiographical animated piece focused on the episode in which the young boy Tezuka Osamu becomes attracted to the Chinese animated work "Tessen Koshu." Then it uses some episodes from Son-goku to depict how he eventually becomes an animation writer. The latter half is a new science fiction version of Son-goku set against a background of Planet Sapphire in the Galaxy of 3010. This is one of Tezuka Osamu's posthumous works. He unfortunately passed away during the planning stages.
(c) Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.
Broadcast via the Nippon Television network / 70 minutes / In color
Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd. / August 27, 1989, Sunday 10:00 - 11:25
Original Plan: Tezuka Osamu
Planning: Tsuzuki Tadahiko (Nippon Television Network Corp.)
Producers: Takei Hidehiko (Nippon Television Network Corp.), Tarumi Yasuki (Nippon Television Network Corp.), Matsutani Masataka (Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd.), Nagai Shuho (Tezuka Productions Co., Ltd)
Director: Rintaro, Hata Masami
Screenplay: Yamashita Kuniaki, Rintaro, and Hata Masami
Character Design: Tezuka Osamu (from "Son-goku the Monkey"), Momose Yoshiyuki, and Matsubara Norihiro
Animation Director: Momose Yoshiyuki
Original pictures: Noda Takuo, Arakawa Nobumasa, Sato Yuzo, Sakurai Kunihiko, Kurihara Reiko, Motoki Hisatoshi, Inano Yoshinobu, Umeno Kaori, Eda Reiko, Hiraishi Motoko, Momose Yoshiyuki
Motion pictures: Hayashi Hideo, Takahide Kunio, Hayama Kenji, Tsuzuki Shigeru, and Kasugai Hiroyuki
Art Director: Kanemura Katsuyoshi
Backgrounds: Kaneko Masayuki, Tamura Keiko, Nishikawa Masumi, Kai Masatoshi, Hashida Masanori, Yoshimura Toshiyuki, Matsuzaki Yukari, Atelier Booka
Rendition Assistant: Urahata Tatsuhiko
Animation Directors: Akahori Kanji, Matsuyama Maya
Original pictures: Kondo Hiroyuki, Mitsuoka Seichi, Inoue Ei, Matsuyama Maya, Zhen Yu Ying, Matsumoto Masako Asahi Miwako, Matsubara Norihiro, Shinozaki Toshikatsu, Ogawa Tomoko, Okuyama Kenji, Yamauchi Tomio, Mizuta Megumi
Music: Maruyama Haruhiko
"The Earth Song," lyrics and music by Yanaginuma Yukie, arrangement by Kato Hideki and vocals by Kureyon-sha
Plan and Production: Nippon Television Network Corp.