Attack on Tomorrow
|Attack on Tomorrow|
Screenshot from the television series Attack on Tomorrow
(Ashita e Atakku!)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Fumio Kurokawa, Eiji Okabe|
|Written by||Haruya Yamazaki|
|Original run||April 4, 1977 – September 5, 1977|
Attack on Tomorrow (あしたへアタック！ Ashita e Atakku!?) was an anime series aired in 1977 in Japan. There were 23 episodes aired at 25 minutes each. It is often mistakenly believed to be a spinoff of the earlier, and more popular, series Attack No. 1 (1969-1971), due in part to the involvement of several staffers (including directors Kurokawa and Okabe and writer Yamazaki) who had worked on the prior series. It was more likely to have been inspired by the popularity of Attack No. 1 and is not an official spinoff. It is also known in Europe as Smash (French) and Mimi e le ragazze della pallavolo (Italian).
- Additional Director: Fumio Kurokawa, Eiji Okabe
- Screenwriter: Haruya Yamazaki
- Producer: Kôichi Motohashi, Ryûji Matsudo
- Createor: Shiro Jinbo
- Music: Nobuyoshi Koshibe
While the show would eventually aired in the European market in the 1980s in countries such as France and Italy, the plot and concept was too similar to its predecessor Attack No. 1 and ratings were low. The show ceased production after only 23 episodes. Another of Shiro Jinbo's works, Hana no Ko Lunlun, was much more successful globally as an anime a few years later.
- In the French version "Smash", Mimi is Virginia Tessier. In the Italian dub, she is Mimi Miceri and she's half-Japanese and half Italian. In both languages, most of the other character names were changed as well.
- Mitsuko Horie performed both the opening and ending theme songs in the original Japanese version.