Yamataro Comes Back

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Yamataro Comes Back
Screenshot of the series' logo
(Yamataro Kaeru)
Genre Fantasy
Original video animation
Directed by Osamu Tezuka
Studio Tezuka Productions
Released August 15, 1986
Runtime 25 minutes
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Yamataro Comes Back (山太郎かえる Yamataro Kaeru?) is the fourth anime episode in the Lion Books series. It was an OVA release.[1]


The story is about a young bear cub losing his parents and trying to survive in the wild. It is based on The Incredible Journey.[2]

Release History[edit]

It was re-released as a DVD on March 21, 2003 on the same disk as Lunn Flies into the Wind.

The episode is currently streaming on Viki along with other anime adaptations from the Lion Books series.[3]


Director: Osamu Tezuka

Screenplay: Kimiharu Koguma

Music: Reijiro Koroku

Art director: Seiji Miyamoto

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Art Russia. "World Art Russia Info." Yamataro comes Back. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  2. ^ Clements, Jonathan. McCarthy Helen. [2006] (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: Revised & Expanded Edition. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5
  3. ^ Japan - TV - Tezuka Lion Book Series "Tekuka Lion Book Series." Retrieved on 2012-09-13.

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