Tokyo Pig

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Fair, then Partly Piggy
Hare Tokidoki Buta cover art.jpg
Cover of the first picture book
はれときどきぶた
(Hare Tokidoki Buta)
Genre Comedy
Novel series
Written by Shiro Yadama
Published by Iwasaki Shoten
Demographic Children
Original run September 5, 1980July 11, 2013
Volumes 10 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Shinichi Watanabe
Produced by Keisuke Iwata
Written by Yoshio Urasawa
Music by Toshio Masuda
TV Tokyo Music
Studio Group TAC
SPE Visual Works
Licensed by
Network TV Tokyo (1997–1998)
Tokyo MX (2011)
English network
ABC Family (2002–2003)
Original run July 3, 1997September 29, 1998
Episodes 61 (List of episodes)
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Fair, then Partly Piggy (はれときどきぶた Hare Tokidoki Buta?) is a picture book series written by Shiro Yadama. Some books were translated into English by Keith Holman.[1] The book is about a boy named Noriyasu Hatakeyama who starts writing "tomorrow's" journal entries when he finds out the days start happening just the way he writes them.

An anime series was created by Group TAC and it aired on TV Tokyo from July 3, 1997 to September 29, 1998. It was rebroadcast on Tokyo MX from May 6, 2011 to July 29, 2011. When brought to the United States, it was renamed Tokyo Pig. It was also translated into Chinese and Tagalog (under the name Sunny Pig). It was broadcast in September 2002 in the United States on ABC Family, and eventually on Cartoon Network Korea in June 2013. It was originally directed by Shinichi Watanabe and starred Koichi Yamadera as Yori-chan.

Main characters[edit]

Noriyasu Hatakeyama (畠山 則安 Hatakeyama Noriyasu?) / Spencer Weinberg-Takahama
Voiced by: Omi Minami (Japanese), Joshua Seth (English)
Harebuta (はれぶた Harebuta?) / Sunny Pig
Voiced by: Mika Kanai
Mama (ママ Mama?) / Mom
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Dorothy Elias-Fahn (English)
Papa (パパ Papa?) / Dad
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese), Wally Wingert (English)
Tama-chan (玉ちゃん Tama-chan?) / Dizzy Lizzy
Voiced by: Kurumi Mamiya (Japanese), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English)
Announcer Yadama (矢玉アナ Yadama-ana?) / The Weather Lady
Voiced by: Misa Watanabe (Japanese), Diane Michelle (English)

Other characters[edit]

Nabeshin (ナベシン Nabeshin?) / Angus
Voiced by: Hiro Yuki (Japanese), Jason Spisak (English)
Onigiriyama (おにぎり山 Onigiriyama?) / Eggman
Voiced by: Wasabi Mizuta (Japanese), Mona Marshall (English)
Kimiyo Hiraga (平賀 きみよ Hiraga Kimiyo?) / Tiffany Van Hootenberg
Voiced by: Sumie Baba (Japanese), Brianne Siddall (English)
Koganei Musashi (武蔵小金井 Musashi Koganei?) / Wigstaff
Voiced by: Yoku Shioya (Japanese), Jason Spisak (English)
Masako Sodefuri (袖振 マサコ Sodefuri Masako?) / Sweater Girl
Voiced by: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Brianne Siddall (English)
Ms. Kazuko (和子先生 Kazuko-sensei?) / Ms. Spelt
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)
The Principal (校長先生 Kōchō-sensei?)
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese), Neil Kaplan (English)
Black Yadama (黒矢玉 Kuro Yadama?) / Shadow Lady
Yuroba Hirohi (広飛優老婆 Hirohi Yūrōba?) / Mrs. Tingly a.k.a. Lady Fujian
Kurobuta (クロブタ Kurobuta?) / Dark Sunny
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna
Yamada-san (山田さん Yamada-san?) / Wenworth
Snow Queen

Crew[edit]

English crew[edit]

Picture books[edit]

No. Title Japanese release English release
1 Fair then Partly Piggy
Hare Tokidoki Buta (はれときどきぶた)
September 5, 1980[2]
ISBN 4-26-591613-9
1986
2 Tomorrow is Pig Day and Pig Time
Ashita Buta no Hi Buta Jikan (あしたぶたの日ぶたじかん)
July 29, 1985[3]
ISBN 4-26-591628-7
-
3 Sometime's I'm a Pig
Boku Tokidoki Buta (ぼくときどきぶた)
September 26, 1987[4]
ISBN 4-26-591636-8
-
4 My Digestable Manga
Boku Hesomade Manga (ぼくへそまでまんが)
September 28, 1990[5]
ISBN 4-26-591653-8
-
5 Yumenbo from Dreams
Yume Kara Yumenbo (ゆめからゆめんぼ)
September 30, 1993[6]
ISBN 4-26-591656-2
-
6 Moving and Moving
Hikkosu de Hikkosu (ヒッコスでひっこす)
January 17, 1996[7]
ISBN 4-26-504126-4
-
7 Fair then Partly Squid
Hare Tokidoki Tako (はれときどきたこ)
September 30, 2002[8]
ISBN 4-26-502840-3
-
8 Fair then Partly Ahaha
Hare Tokidoki Ahaha (はれときどきアハハ)
August 31, 2007[9]
ISBN 4-26-582009-3
-
9 Fair then Partly Amanojaku
Hare Tokidoki Amanojaku (はれときどきあまのじゃく)
September 15, 2010[10]
ISBN 4-26-582030-1
-
10 Fair Piglet Chance
Hare Tamatama Kobuta (はれたまたまこぶた)
July 11, 2013[11]
ISBN 4-26-582040-9
-

Episode list[edit]

Main article: List of Tokyo Pig episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://homepage3.nifty.com/harebuta/eigohrebuta1.jpg
  2. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  7. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  8. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  9. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  10. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  11. ^ "Release Date". Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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