Tsurikichi Sanpei (釣りキチ三平, lit. "Fishing Enthusiast Sanpei") is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Takao Yaguchi. The manga is serialised in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 1973 to 1983. Kodansha has published the manga's 57 bound volumes between July 5, 2003 and October 5, 2005.
The manga was adapted into an 109-episode anime series. Directed by Yoshikata Nitta, the anime's 109 episodes were broadcast on Fuji TV between April 7, 1980 and July 28, 1982.
The anime uses two pieces of theme song. "Wakaki Tabibito" (若き旅人) by MoJo is the series' opening theme, while "Ore wa tsurikichi Sanpei da" (おれは釣りキチ三平だ) also by MoJo is the series' ending theme.
It was made into a live action film in 2009, starring Kenta Suga, Takashi Tsukamoto and Yuu Kashii.