First Human Giatrus

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Giatrus
First Human Giatrus.jpg
ギャートルズ
(Gyātoruzu)
GenreGag
Manga
Written byShunji Sonoyama
Published byJitsugyo no Nihon Sha
MagazineWeekly Manga Sunday
Original run19651975
Manga
First Human Gon
Written byShunji Sonoyama
Illustrated byHideo Shinoda
Published byGakken
MagazineGakushū Magazine
Published1966
Manga
Written byShunji Sonoyama
Published byShogakukan
MagazineGakunen Magazine
Published1974
Anime television series
Music byHiroshi Kamayatsu
Joe Hisaishi
StudioTMS Entertainment
Original networkTBS
Original run October 5, 1974 March 27, 1976
Episodes77
Anime film
Music byHiroshi Kamayatsu
Joe Hisaishi
StudioTMS Entertainment
ReleasedMarch 15, 1975
Runtime14 minutes
Television drama
Back to the Giatrus Days
Written byHiroshi Shimokawa
Music byToshiyuki Watanabe
Original networkNHK BS-2
Original runApril 18, 1993
Episodes1
Anime television series
First Human Gon
Directed byYutaka Kagawa
Produced byYuji Nunokawa
Kyotaro Kimura
Ken Suekawa
Naoji Hōnokidani (Animation)
Written byYoshio Urasawa
Music byYusuke Honma
StudioStudio Pierrot
Original networkNHK BS-2
Original run April 3, 1996 January 22, 1997
Episodes39
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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. The official English title is Gon, The Stone-Age Boy.[1]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

It was first published from 1965 to 1975 in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's Weekly Manga Sunday,[2][3] 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,[4] was published in Gakken's Gakushū Magazine in 1966;[5] 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.[5]

Shunji Sonoyama won the 1976 Bungeishunjū Manga Award for his work on the manga series.[6]

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.[7][8][9] 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.[10]

Cast[edit]

First Human Giatrus

Source:[9]

First Human Gon

Source:[10]

Film[edit]

First Human Giatrus was adapted by TMS Entertainment into an anime film, which was released by Toho in March 15, 1975.[11][12]

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.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.expo2005.or.jp/en/venue/gon.html
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Eguchi, Kazuhiro (2006). Poser Scene Master: 3Dでよみがえる、あの名場面. BNN. p. 157. ISBN 9784861004117.
  4. ^ はじめ人間ゴン (単行本) (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  5. ^ a b トリビア (in Japanese). Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "文藝春秋漫画賞". Comic Lab. Archived from the original on October 20, 2009. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia. Stone Bridge Press, 2006. ISBN 1933330104.
  8. ^ Daniel Valentin Simion. Il Dizionario dei Cartoni Animati. Anton, 2009. ISBN 9788890390227.
  9. ^ a b はじめ人間ギャートルズ (in Japanese). TMS Entertainment. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  10. ^ a b はじめ人間ゴン (in Japanese). Studio Pierrot. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ はじめ人間ギャートルズ (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  13. ^ ドラマ番組放送記録+カテゴリー小史 1990~1994 (in Japanese). NHK. Archived from the original on September 6, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.

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