Huckleberry no Bōken

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Huckleberry no Bouken
Huck.jpg
Huckleberry Finn on Italia 1
Genre Adventure
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Tameo Kohonawa
Written by Mamoru Sasaki
Studio Group TAC
Network Fuji Television
Original run 2 January 197625 June 1976
Episodes 26
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Huckleberry no Bōken (ハックルベリィの冒険?) is a 1976 anime series based on the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. It is the first of two Huckleberry Finn anime. A second Huck Finn television series was made in 1994, Huckleberry Finn Monogatari.[1]

A feature-length English dub of this series was apparently made, probably in the early 1980s, and broadcast on cable TV in the United States.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

At the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas in return for saving her life. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in some respects a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the widow attempts to "civilize" the newly rich Huck.

Huck is kidnapped by his father but manages to fake his own death and escape to Jackson's Island, where he coincidentally meets up with Jim, a slave of the Widow Douglas' sister, Miss Watson. Jim is running for freedom because he has found out that Miss Watson plans to "sell him South" for $800. Together they construct a raft and travel on the Mississippi River,[3] Jim hoping for freedom from slavery, and Huck searching freedom from his drunk father and controlling foster parent.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Additional cast[edit]

  • Chikao Ōtsuka
  • Daisuke Umon
  • Kei Tomiyama
  • Miyoko Aso
  • Reiko Mutō

Episode list[edit]

Episode Title
1 "Homeless Huck"
2 "A Scary Father"
3 "Log Cabin in a Secluded Wood"
4 "Huck's Great Escape"
5 "Death of Father"
6 "A Sure Handshake"
7 "Thieves Are Human Too"
8 "Jim in Danger"
9 "Mission to Rescue Jim"
10 "Huck Wanders into a House"
11 "Don't Shoot Hearney!"
12 "A Gentlemen's Agreement"
13 "After the Fight"
14 "In the Mist"
15 "Huck Protects the Delivery"
16 "Illusive Mother"
17 "Boys in the Wild"
18 "Jim's Prediction"
19 "Run, Huck"
20 "$3 Fare"
21 "The King and the Count"
22 "A Grandfather from England"
23 "Mary Smiles"
24 "Jim Is Sold"
25 "Escape, Jim"
26 "Huck Arrives Back Home"

Music[edit]

Performer Description
"Hora Huckleberry Finn" "Hey There, Huckleberry Finn" Horie Mitsuko and Korogi '73 Opening Theme
"Kawa no Uta" "Song of the River" Horie Mitsuko and Korogi '73 Ending Theme

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huckleberry no Boken
  2. ^ Vintage Toledo TV - CBN Ads page featuring an advertisement for a Sunday-night showing of Huckleberry Finn on CBN cable in 1984. From the promotional artwork used, this is the 1976 anime version condensed into feature length.
  3. ^ Huckleberry Finn / Huckleberry no Boken (TV-Serie) – wunschliste.de

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