Kiteretsu Daihyakka

Kiteretsu Daihyakka (キテレツ大百科, "Kiteretsu Large Encyclopedia"; commonly shortened to Kiteretsu) is a manga series by Fujiko Fujio and later Fujiko F. Fujio,[n 1] which ran in the children's magazine Kodomo no Hikari from April 1974 to July 1977. The manga was later made into a 331-episode anime television series which ran on Fuji TV from 27 March 1988 to 9 June 1996. The series was licensed for Spain by LUK Internacional under the title of "Kiteretsu, el primo más listo de Nobita" (English translation: Kiteretsu, Nobita's Smarter Cousin).[4]

Kiteretsu Daihyakka
KiteretsuDaihyakka-vol1.jpg
Volume 1 of the Kiteretsu Daihyakka manga.
キテレツ大百科
GenreScience fiction,[1] Comedy-drama,[2] Slice of life[3]
Manga
Written byFujiko Fujio (initially)
Fujiko F. Fujio (later)[n 1]
Published byFamily Light Association
ImprintTentōmushi Comics
MagazineKodomo no Hikari
DemographicChildren
Original runApril 1974July 1977
Volumes3
Anime television series
Directed byHiro Katsuoka
Keiji Hayakawa
Produced by
  • Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
  • Minoru Wada (Fuji TV)
  • Yoshihiro Suzuki (Fuji TV)
  • Yoshio Kataoka (Asatsu)
  • Kazuhiko Ishikawa (Asatsu)
  • Tateshi Yamazaki (Asatsu)
  • Yutaka Sugiyama (Asatsu)
  • Akio Wakana (Gallop)
  • Tetsuo Kanno (Staff 21)
Written by
Music byShunsuke Kikuchi
StudioGallop
Original run Special
November 2, 1987
Regular episodes
March 27, 1988
June 9, 1996
Episodes331 + 1 special (List of episodes)
Manga
Shin Kiteretsu Daihyakka
Written byFujiko F. Fujio
Illustrated byMichiaki Tanaka
Published byShogakukan
ImprintTentōmushi Comics
MagazineCoroCoro Comic
DemographicChildren
Original runMay 1988February 1994
Volumes6
Video games
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka (1990)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Bouken Ouedo Juraki (1994)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Chōjikū Sugoroku (1995)
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PlotEdit

The series is the story of a scientific inventor boy genius named Eiichi Kite a.k.a. Kiteretsu, descendant of a great inventor named D. Kiteretsu, who has built a companion robot named Korosuke. He frequently travels in time with his friends and Korosuke in the time machine he built, he has friends such as Miyoko Nonohana, a girl in his neighborhood who is his love interest, Buta Gorira (Kumada Kaoru), a typical neighborhood bully and his friend, Tongari, who both often antagonize Korosuke (though they are in grade school).

Main charactersEdit

Eiichi Kite (木手英一, Kite Eiichi) (a.k.a., Kiteretsu (キテレツ))
An 11-year-old 5th grader who lives in Tokyo. He is an excellent student, has a strong mechanical and inventive aptitude, but is weak in sports. He can repair normal machines and invent variations of the Daihyakka gadgets. Voiced by: Toshiko Fujita.
Korosuke (コロ助)
Kiteretsu's robot assistant who usually ends his sentences with nari (ナリ). He usually wears an artificial samurai sword. He is an invention in the encyclopedia. He was made by Kiteretsu himself. Voiced by: Mami Koyama and later by Kazuko Sugiyama.
Miyoko Nonohana (野々花みよ子, Nonoha Miyoko) (a.k.a., Miyo-chan (みよちゃん)))
A very intelligent girl who is one of Kiteretsu's best friends, and Kiteretsu's love interest. She is shown to be Kiteretsu's future wife in several time-travel episodes. And she resembles Michiko Sawada from Perman. Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto, followed by Mayumi Shō and Chieko Honda.
Kaoru Kumada (熊田薫, Kumada Kaoru) (a.k.a., Butagorira (ブタゴリラ))
One of Kiteretsu's friends who is the son of a green grocer who loves vegetables. He is a typical bully, but is mostly comic relief. Voiced by: Hiroshi Ōtake and later by Naoki Tatsuta.
Kōji Togari (尖浩二, Togari Kōji) (a.k.a., Tongari (トンガリ))
One of Kiteretsu's friends. He is easily frightened, and a best friend of Butagorira, though is quite often bullied by him. Voiced by: Ryū Manatsu and later by Yūji Mitsuya.
Benzō Karino
A friend and mentor of Kiteretsu and his friends, as well as a university student. Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki.
Michiko Kite
Kiteretsu's mother. Voiced by: Yuri Nashiwa and later by Sumi Shimamoto.
Eitarō Kite
Kiteretsu's father. Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka and later by Yusaku Yara.
Kumahachi Kumada
Butagorira's father. Voiced by: Takeshi Aono.
Sayuri Kumada
Butagorira's mother. Voiced by: Noriko Uemura.
Kōichi Togari
Tongari's father. Voiced by: Sanshirō Niita, followed by Hirohiko Kakegawa and Masato Hirano.
Takako Togari
Tongari's mother. Voiced by: Yuka Ōno.

MediaEdit

AnimeEdit

The manga was later made into a 331-episode anime television series which ran on Fuji TV from 27 March 1988 to 9 June 1996. The series aired in South Korea on Cartoon Network. The series first aired in India on Hungama TV in 2007. Later on Disney XD, Disney Channel, Pogo & Cartoon Network. An English dub of the anime aired in India on Cartoon Network. A remastered version of the series is aired on Hungama TV from April 2021 in India. As of September 2016, a remastered version of the series airs on Animax in Japan.[5]

StaffEdit

  • Planning: Taihei Ishikawa→Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV), Yoshirō Kataoka (Asatsu)
  • Producers:
    • Kenji Shimizu→Minoru Wada→Yoshihiro Suzuki (Fuji TV)
    • Yoshio Kataoka→Kazuhiko Ishikawa→Tateshi Yamazaki→Yutaka Sugiyama (Asatsu)
    • Akio Wakana (Gallop)
    • Tetsuo Kanno (Staff 21)
  • Script: Shun'ichi Yukimuro, Takashi Yamada, Toshiyuki Aoshima, Satoshi Namiki, Tadaaki Yamazaki
  • General Animation Directors: Tsukasa Tannai, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Hajime Watanabe, Nobuyuki Tokinaga, Shōjurō Yamauchi
  • Art Director: Shichirō Kobayashi→Satoshi Shibata
  • Backgrounds: Kobayashi Production, Studio Kanon
  • Director of Photography: Shigeo Sugimura (credited as Yasuhiro Shimizu for part of it)→Hiroaki Edamitsu
  • Music Director: Nobuhiro Komatsu
  • Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Director: Hiro Katsuoka→Keiji Hayakawa
  • Executive Producer: Mikio Wakana
  • Sound Producer: Yōsuke Kuroda

Theme songsEdit

Opening theme songsEdit

Listing includes the song title followed by the episodes and the singer in parentheses.

  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka no Uta (キテレツ大百科のうた "The Song of Kiterestu Encyclopedia") (90-minute special on November 2, 1987, Mitsuko Horie)
  1. Oyome-san ni Natte Agenaizo (お嫁さんになってあげないゾ) (ep. 1–24, Kaori Moritani)
  2. Body dake Lady (ボディーだけレディー) (ep. 25–60, Junko Uchida)
  3. Yumemiru Jikan (夢みる時間) (ep. 61–86, Megumi Mori)
  4. Hajimete no Chū (はじめてのチュウ) (ep. 87–108, Anshin Papa)
  5. Suimin Busoku (スイミン不足) (ep. 109–170, Chicks)
  6. Oryōri Kōshinkyoku (お料理行進曲) (ep. 171–331, Yuka)
Ending theme songsEdit

Listing includes the song title followed by the episodes and the singer in parentheses.

  • Korosuke Machi wo Yuku (コロ助まちをゆく) (90-minute special, Kyōko Yamada)
  1. Magical Boy Magical Heart (マジカルBoyマジカルHeart) (ep. 1–16, Kaori Moritani)
  2. Lace no Cardigan (レースのカーディガン) (ep. 17–24, Kaori Sakagami)
  3. Korosuke Rock (コロ助ROCK) (ep. 25–60, Junko Uchida)
  4. Felt no Pencase (フェルトのペンケース) (ep. 61–86, Megumi Mori)
  5. Merry ha tada no Tomodachi (メリーはただのトモダチ) (ep. 87–108, Toshiko Fujita)
  6. Hajimete no Chū (はじめてのチュウ) (ep. 109–170, 213–290, 311–331, Anshin Papa)
  7. Happy Birthday (ep. 171–212, Yuka)
  8. Uwasa Kiss (うわさのキッス) (ep. 291–310, TOKIO)

MangaEdit

  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol. 1–3 (Tentōmushi Comics, Shogakukan, 1977)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol. 1–4 (Fujiko F. Fujio Land, Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 1984)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol. 1–2 (Shogakukan Koro r Bunko, Shogakukan, 1984)
  • My First BIG Kiteretsu vol. 1–2 (Shogakukan, 2003)

Television dramaEdit

In January 2002, NHK aired a two-hour one-shot live action drama featuring a CGI Korosuke voiced by Mami Koyama. It was originally aired on NHK Educational TV on January 1, 2002.

GamesEdit

  • On February 23, 1990, Epoch released an action game for the Famicom.
  • On July 15, 1994, another action game, Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Bouken Ouedo Juraki, was released by Video System for the Game Boy.
  • A board game titled Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Chōjikū Sugoroku was released on January 27, 1995 by Video System for the Super Famicom.
  • Another game was made for the Sega Pico.[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

The anime was ranked 31st on a list published by TV Asahi in 2005 of the top 100 anime.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The series was written under "Fujiko Fujio" initially. When Fujiko F. Fujio and Fujiko A. Fujio decided to separate, Fujiko F. Fujio took over this series.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kiteretsu Daihyakka". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Kiteretsu Daihyakka". MyAnimeList. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Kiteretsu Daihyakka". MyAnimeList. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  4. ^ "LUK Internacional". lukinternacional.com. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  5. ^ "キテレツ大百科<リマスター版>" (in Japanese). Animax. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "TV Asahi Top 100 Anime Part 2". Anime News Network. September 23, 2005. Retrieved May 9, 2015.

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