Treasure Island (1978 TV series)
|Genre||Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Osamu Dezaki|
|Produced by||Keishi Yamazaki
|Music by||Kentaroh Haneda|
|Studio||Tokyo Movie Shinsha
|Original run||October 8, 1978 – April 1, 1979|
Treasure Island (宝島, Takarajima) is a Japanese anime television series developed with the 26 episodes for 23 minutes series that aired in 1978 and 1979 in Japan and in the mid-1980s in Europe, Mexico, South America & Persian Gulf countries, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novels of the same name. In 2013 a movie compilation dubbed in English by Bang Zoom! Entertainment has been made available on the North American Hulu.
- Jim Hawkins: The main protagonist. In this version, he is depicted as a 13 year old boy with a pet leopard cub named Benbow. He is often energetic and greatly admires Silver at first; but as the series progresses, he often tries to mask his confusion with Silver with anger, but can't truly bring himself to hate the man. When Redruth gets killed, he is forced to face reality as it truly is.
- Long John Silver: The main antagonist and anti-hero of the series. He quickly befriends Jim and often looks out for the boy. When Jim discovers that Silver truly is the one-legged pirate that Billy Bones warns him about, he feels betrayed and greatly hurt. Silver's crew initially believe that because Silver and Jim often spended time together before they arrived on Treasure Island, they expect Jim to also join the mutiny. However, Silver tells them to "leave Jim out of it" which implies that Silver never intended Jim to get involved in the mutiny and truly cares about the boy. Most of the time, he is seen with a smile on his face and hardly loses his temper.
Jim Hawkins is a young boy led by progressive events to embark on a search journey for the legendary treasure of the once dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. on their way to Treasure Island, John Silver, Jim's best friend (and eventually father-figure), takeover command of the ship revealing his true self as the ruthless pirate who was once the right hand of Flint himself. feeling betrayed, now Jim has to deal with his mixed emotions and face Silver who still consider himself and Jim as friends.
|John Silver||Genzō Wakayama|
|Jim Hawkins||Mari Shimizu|
(Real name: Kōhei Takiguchi)
|Jim (Adult)||Kōichi Yamadera|
|Black Dog||Tesshō Genda|
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