First Human Giatrus

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Giatrus
First Human Giatrus.jpg
ギャートルズ
(Gyātoruzu)
Genre Gag
Manga
Written by Shunji Sonoyama
Published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha
Magazine Weekly Manga Sunday
Original run 19651975
Manga
First Human Gon
Written by Shunji Sonoyama
Illustrated by Hideo Shinoda
Published by Gakken
Magazine Gakushū Magazine
Published 1966
Manga
Written by Shunji Sonoyama
Published by Shogakukan
Magazine Gakunen Magazine
Published 1974
Anime television series
Music by Hiroshi Kamayatsu
Joe Hisaishi
Studio TMS Entertainment
Network TBS
Original run October 5, 1974March 27, 1976
Episodes 77
Anime film
Music by Hiroshi Kamayatsu
Joe Hisaishi
Studio TMS Entertainment
Released March 15, 1975
Runtime 14 minutes
Television drama
Back to the Giatrus Days
Written by Hiroshi Shimokawa
Music by Toshiyuki Watanabe
Network NHK BS-2
Original run April 18, 1993
Episodes 1
Anime television series
First Human Gon
Directed by Yutaka Kagawa
Music by Yusuke Honman
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network NHK BS-2
Original run April 3, 1996January 22, 1997
Episodes 39

Giatrus (Japanese: ギャートルズ Hepburn: Gyātoruzu?) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shunji Sonoyama. It spawned two other manga, two anime television series, a television drama, and an anime film. The first TV series mark the debut of Joe Hisaishi, composer of My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

It was first published from 1965 to 1975 in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's Weekly Manga Sunday,[1][2] and spawned two spin-off manga: the first, entitled First Human Gon (はじめ人間ゴン Hajime Ningen Gon?) and illustrated by Hideo Shinoda,[3] was published in Gakken's Gakushū Magazine in 1966;[4] the second, entitled First Human Giatrus (はじめ人間ギャートルズ Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz?), was published by Shogakukan's Gakunen Magazine in 1974.[4]

Shunji Sonoyama won the 1976 Bungeishunjū Manga Award for his work on the manga series.[5]

Anime series[edit]

The third manga was adapted by TMS Entertainment into a homonymous anime television series consisting in 77 episodes, which was broadcast on TBS between October 5, 1974 and March 27, 1976.[6][7][8] Another anime was produced; this time Studio Pierrot adapted the second manga into a series directed by Yutaka Kagawa that originally ran from April 3, 1996 to January 22, 1997 in NHK-BS2.[9]

Cast[edit]

First Human Giatrus

Source:[8]

First Human Gon

Source:[9]

Film[edit]

First Human Giatrus was adapted by TMS Entertainment into an anime film, which was released by Toho in March 15, 1975.[10][11]

TV drama[edit]

The manga was adapted into a live-action Japanese television drama entitled Back to the Giatrus Days (バック・トゥ・ザ・ギャートルズ・デイズ Bakku tou za Gyātoruzu Deizu?). It was produced by Koji Matsuoka and starred Ryoko Takizawa, Katsuhisa Namase and Toshiya Sakai.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 戦後昭和史・虎の巻 雑誌/漫画 (in Japanese). Natsukashi. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eguchi, Kazuhiro (2006). Poser Scene Master: 3Dでよみがえる、あの名場面. BNN. p. 157. ISBN 9784861004117. 
  3. ^ はじめ人間ゴン (単行本) (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b トリビア (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "文藝春秋漫画賞". Comic Lab. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia. Stone Bridge Press, 2006. ISBN 1933330104. 
  7. ^ Daniel Valentin Simion. Il Dizionario dei Cartoni Animati. Anton, 2009. ISBN 9788890390227. 
  8. ^ a b はじめ人間ギャートルズ (in Japanese). TMS Entertainment. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b はじめ人間ゴン (in Japanese). Studio Pierrot. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ 映画 アニメ はじめ人間ギャートルズ (in Japanese). AllCinema Movie & DVD Database. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ はじめ人間ギャートルズ (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ ドラマ番組放送記録+カテゴリー小史 1990~1994 (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 

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