The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee (1989 series)

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Honeybee Hutch
みなしごハッチ
(Minashigo Hatchi)
Genre Adventure
Anime television series
Directed by Iku Suzuki
Written by Jinzō Toriumi
Studio Tatsunoko Production
Original network Nippon Television
Original run July 21, 1989August 31, 1990[1]
Episodes 55
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Honeybee Hutch (みなしごハッチ, Minashigo Hatchi, lit. Hutch the Orphan) is a 1989 remake of the 1971 classic anime series The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee.[1]

The show follows the original series' main storyline, and tells the adventure of a young bee who searches for his missing queen bee mother. Like the 1970 show, this remake is notable for its sad and cruel scripts, often featuring the deaths of the protagonist's friends.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Episode Name Original air date
01 "maboroshino mama" (まぼろしのママ)  July 21, 1989 (1989-07-21)
02 "mama hadokoni" (ママはどこに)  July 28, 1989 (1989-07-28)
03 "mushi nōndō kai" (ムシのうんどう会)  August 11, 1989 (1989-08-11)
04 "mama to yoba sete" (ママと呼ばせて)  August 18, 1989 (1989-08-18)
05 "damedame mushi nōta" (ダメダメ虫のうた)  August 25, 1989 (1989-08-25)
06 "minami ni mama gairu" (南にママがいる)  September 1, 1989 (1989-09-01)
07 "baibai yowamushi kun" (バイバイよわむし君)  September 8, 1989 (1989-09-08)
08 "kiageha no shōjo" (キアゲハの少女)  September 15, 1989 (1989-09-15)
09 "tomodachininarō" (ともだちになろう)  September 22, 1989 (1989-09-22)
10 "nonkina kumabachi" (のんきなクマバチ)  September 29, 1989 (1989-09-29)
11 "kagayake hotaru" (かがやけホタル)  October 6, 1989 (1989-10-06)
12 "shiroari noyūki" (シロアリのゆうき)  October 13, 1989 (1989-10-13)
13 "5 hiki no samurai mushi" (5匹のサムライ虫)  October 20, 1989 (1989-10-20)
14 "madarachō no tabi" (マダラチョウの旅)  October 27, 1989 (1989-10-27)
15 "osoroshii mizūmi" (おそろしい湖)  November 3, 1989 (1989-11-03)
16 "tentōmushi no hoshi" (テントウムシの星)  November 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
17 "subarashii takaramono" (すばらしい宝物)  November 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)
18 "mama hasugusobani" (ママはすぐそばに)  October 24, 1989 (1989-10-24)
19 "mushi no konsato" (ムシのコンサート)  December 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
20 "ojiisanno himitsu" (おじいさんの秘密)  December 15, 1989 (1989-12-15)
21 "kyōryū no oashisu" (恐竜のオアシス)  December 22, 1989 (1989-12-22)
22 "yuki yama wokoete" (雪山をこえて)  December 29, 1989 (1989-12-29)
23 "hani tono saikai" (ハニーとの再会)  January 12, 1990 (1990-01-12)
24 "umi no mukō he" (海の向こうへ)  January 19, 1990 (1990-01-19)
25 "mama ha hi no shima ni" (ママは火の島に)  January 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)
26 "yume no temae de" (夢の手前で)  February 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
27 "mama nonukumori" (ママのぬくもり)  February 16, 1990 (1990-02-16)
28 "kerao no hashi" (ケラオの橋)  February 23, 1990 (1990-02-23)
29 "kogane nohikkoshi" (コガネのひっこし)  March 2, 1990 (1990-03-02)
30 "kita ni kaeru" (北に帰る)  March 9, 1990 (1990-03-09)
31 "hacchi to san dorobō" (ハッチと三泥棒)  March 16, 1990 (1990-03-16)
32 "katatsumuri ton da" (カタツムリ飛んだ)  March 21, 1990 (1990-03-21)
33 "nagasa reta hacchi" (流されたハッチ)  March 30, 1990 (1990-03-30)
34 "minami noobake mushi" (南のおばけムシ)  April 6, 1990 (1990-04-06)
35 "saigono uso" (さいごのウソ)  April 13, 1989 (1989-04-13)
36 "ojiisanno tōdai" (おじいさんの灯台)  April 20, 1990 (1990-04-20)
37 "yakusō womotomete" (薬草をもとめて)  April 27, 1990 (1990-04-27)
38 "hacchi to samurai" (ハッチとサムライ)  May 4, 1989 (1989-05-04)
39 "nise mono suzumebachi" (ニセ者スズメバチ)  May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
40 "wagamama mimi" (わがままミミー)  May 18, 1990 (1990-05-18)
41 "majo noiru mori" (魔女のいる森)  May 25, 1990 (1990-05-25)
42 "mura noabarenbō" (村のあばれんぼう)  June 1, 1990 (1990-06-01)
43 "kagerō no hanazono" (カゲロウの花園)  June 8, 1990 (1990-06-08)
44 "hontōno chikaramoch" (ほんとうの力持ち)  June 15, 1989 (1989-06-15)
45 "hacchi to tonbo fūfu" (ハッチとトンボ夫婦)  June 22, 1989 (1989-06-22)
46 "ko morihataihen" (子もりはたいへん)  June 29, 1990 (1990-06-29)
47 "yume no izumi wosagase" (夢の泉をさがせ)  July 6, 1990 (1990-07-06)
48 "papamushi makeruna" (パパムシまけるな)  July 13, 1990 (1990-07-13)
49 "mushi no hana matsuri" (ムシの花まつり)  July 20, 1989 (1989-07-20)
50 "ma no yama no yūjō" (魔の山の友情)  July 27, 1990 (1990-07-27)
51 "chiisana sensei" (ちいさな先生)  August 3, 1990 (1990-08-03)
52 "oya ko mushi no yūki" (おや子ムシの勇気)  August 10, 1990 (1990-08-10)
53 "hachi no shōjo kenshi" (ハチの少女剣士)  August 17, 1990 (1990-08-17)
54 "yume wo shinji te" (夢を信じて)  August 24, 1990 (1990-08-24)
55 "saishūkai mama ni daka rete" (最終回 ママに抱かれて)  August 31, 1990 (1990-08-31)

Foreign versions[edit]

In France, whereas the original series had been broadcast under the title Le Petit Prince Orphelin (the Little Orphan Prince), this remake was broadcast on France 3 under the titles of Hacou l'abeille (Hacou the bee), or simply Hacou[2] with only 26 of the 55 episodes being shown. In Italy, the series was broadcast in Italia 1.

In the Middle East, the anime arrived on Kuwait under the title of Arabic Bashar (Arabic: بشار‎‎). In Jordan, it was renamed as Siwar Al-Asal (Arabic: سوار العسل‎‎), and watched first Showtime Broadcasting in Saudi Arabia Channel 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 『みなしごハッチ』. Tatsunoko Production (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Hacou". Planete-Jeunesse (in French). Retrieved 2008-12-02. 

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