Nintama Rantarō season 1

This is a list of the episodes from the first series of the anime series Nintama Rantarō. The series aired from April 10, 1993, to March 19, 1994, on NHK for a total of 47 episodes. This is the only series to be 26 minutes and have episodes containing two 11-minute segments (with the expectation of episode 38, which there's three segments instead of two). The series was shortened to a 10-minute format starting from series 2.

The series' opening theme is Yūki 100% (勇気100% Yūki Hyaku Pāsento, "Courage 100%") by Hikaru Genji. The ending theme is Dancing Junk (ダンシング ジャンク) by Super Monkey's.

The series was released on VHS by Pony Canyon across twenty-two volumes, each containing four individual segments except for the last volume, which contains two full episodes along with filler material. The series was later released on DVD by Geneon Entertainment across two box sets in 2004. The first volume, containing episodes 1 through 24, was released on September 24.[1] The second volume, containing episodes 25, 27, and 29 through 47, was released on December 22.[2] For unknown reasons, episodes 26 and 28 are not included on the box set. Due to music licensing issues, the box sets do not include the season's ending theme.

Episode list

No. Title[3] Original airdate
1"Ninjutsu Academy Matriculation"
Transliteration: "Ninjutsu Gakuen Nyūgaku no Dan" (Japanese: 忍術学園入学の段)
10 April 1993 (1993-04-10)
"Kunoichi Class Is Horrible"
Transliteration: "Kunoichi Kyōshitsu wa Osoroshii no Dan" (Japanese: くノ一教室はおそろしいの段)
2"Weird Ninja"
Transliteration: "Hen na Ninja no Dan" (Japanese: 変な忍者の段)
17 April 1993 (1993-04-17)
"Memories of the Headmaster"
Transliteration: "Gakuenchō no Omoi Tsuki" (Japanese: 学園長の思いつきの段)
3"Shinbē Disappeared"
Transliteration: "Kieta Shinbē no Dan" (Japanese: 消えたしんべヱの段)
24 April 1993 (1993-04-24)
"The Mysterious Delivery Ninja"
Transliteration: "Nazo no Bunshin Ninja no Dan" (Japanese: 謎の分身忍者の段)
4"Happy Golden Week"
Transliteration: "Tanoshii Gōrudan Uīku no Dan" (Japanese: 楽しいゴールデンウィークの段)
1 May 1993 (1993-05-01)
"Shinbē Is Suspected"
Transliteration: "Shinbē Utagawareru no Dan" (Japanese: しんべヱ疑われるの段)
5"Master Fencer Makinosuke Hanabusa"
Transliteration: "Kengō Hanabusa Makinosuke no Dan" (Japanese: 剣豪・花房牧之介の段)
8 May 1993 (1993-05-08)
"Who's the Most Amazing?"
Transliteration: "Ichiban Erai no wa Dare no Dan" (Japanese: 一番偉いのは誰の段)
6"Even Sneaking into Kunoichi Class"
Transliteration: "Kunoichi Kyōshitsu ni Sennyū Seyo no Dan" (Japanese: くノ一教室に潜入せよの段)
15 May 1993 (1993-05-15)
"Shinbē's Disappeared"
Transliteration: "Shinbē ga Inai no Dan" (Japanese: しんべヱがいないの段)
7"Sneaky Genius"
Transliteration: "Shinobi no Tensai no Dan" (Japanese: 忍びの天才の段)
22 May 1993 (1993-05-22)
"Eliminating the Thief"
Transliteration: "Dōzoku Taiji no Dan" (Japanese: 盗賊退治の段)
8"Martial Arts Tournament"
Transliteration: "Budō Taikai no Dan" (Japanese: 武道大会の段)
29 May 1993 (1993-05-29)
"Heartwarming Camaraderie"
Transliteration: "Uruwashiki Jōkei no Dan" (Japanese: 麗しき友情の段)
9"Covert Courier Shinkurō"
Transliteration: "Misshi Shinkurō no Dan" (Japanese: 密使・新九郎の段)
5 June 1993 (1993-06-05)
"Hustle to Nameko Castle"
Transliteration: "Nameko-jō e Hashire no Dan" (Japanese: ナメコ城へ走れの段)
10"The Pirate Who Couldn't Swim"
Transliteration: "Oyogenai Kaizoku no Dan" (Japanese: 泳げない海賊の段)
12 June 1993 (1993-06-12)
"Love Sickness"
Transliteration: "Koi no Byō no Dan" (Japanese: 恋の病の段)
11"Aiming for Yamada-sensei"
Transliteration: "Yamada-sensei Nerawareru no Dan" (Japanese: 山田先生狙われるの段)
19 June 1993 (1993-06-19)
"Combined Studies"
Transliteration: "Gōdō Jugyō no Dan" (Japanese: 合同授業の段)
12"Practice Traversing Kinokoyama"
Transliteration: "Kinokoyama Jūdan Kunren no Dan" (Japanese: キノコ山縦断訓練の段)
26 June 1993 (1993-06-26)
"Master Fencer Makinosuke Hanabusa, Part II"
Transliteration: "Futatabi Kengō Hanabusa Makinosuke no Dan" (Japanese: 再び剣豪・花房牧之介の段)
13"Dad's Enemy"
Transliteration: "Chichi no Teki no Dan" (Japanese: 父の敵の段)
3 July 1993 (1993-07-03)
"Summer Vacation's Over"
Transliteration: "Natsumi Yasumi ga Nakunaru no Dan" (Japanese: 夏休みがなくなるの段)
14"The Principal's Wall Scroll"
Transliteration: "Gakuenchō no Kakejiku no Dan" (Japanese: 学園長の掛け軸の段)
10 July 1993 (1993-07-10)
"Revelation from God"
Transliteration: "Kamisama no Otsuge no Dan" (Japanese: 神様のお告げの段)
15"The Master of Maitake Castle"
Transliteration: "Maitake-jō no Dono no Dan" (Japanese: マイタケ城の殿の段)
17 July 1993 (1993-07-17)
"Steal the Food!"
Transliteration: "Shokuryō o Ubae! no Dan" (Japanese: 食糧を奪え!の段)
16"The Boat of Kyōeimaru III"
Transliteration: "Daisan Kyōeimaru no Fune no Dan" (Japanese: 第三協栄丸の船の段)
24 July 1993 (1993-07-24)
"Freezing Total Purification"
Transliteration: "Hieta Happō Imi no Dan" (Japanese: ひえた八方斎の段)
17"Shinbē's Apology"
Transliteration: "Shinbē no Gomen no Dan" (Japanese: しんべヱのごめんの段)
31 July 1993 (1993-07-31)
"A Colorful Autumn"
Transliteration: "Iroiro na Aki no Dan" (Japanese: いろいろな秋の段)
18"Worried People"
Transliteration: "Nayameru Hitobito no Dan" (Japanese: 悩める人々の段)
7 August 1993 (1993-08-07)
"The Legendary Sword Gokurakumaru"
Transliteration: "Meitō Gokurakumaru no dan" (Japanese: 名刀極楽丸の段)
19"The Disappearing Rice Bowl"
Transliteration: "Kieta Chawan no Dan" (Japanese: 消えた茶わんの段)
14 August 1993 (1993-08-14)
"The Residence of Shinde Mohashirō"
Transliteration: "Shinde Mohashirō no Yashiki no Dan" (Japanese: 新出茂橋郎の屋敷の段)
20"The Amazing Younger Brother"
Transliteration: "Sugureta Oto no Dan" (Japanese: すぐれた弟の段)
21 August 1993 (1993-08-21)
"The Phantom Matsutake"
Transliteration: "Maboroshi no Matsutake no Dan" (Japanese: 幻のマツタケの段)
21"Summer Vacation Fool"
Transliteration: "Natsuyasumi Boke no Dan" (Japanese: 夏休みボケの段)
28 August 1993 (1993-08-28)
"The Rumoured Transfer Student"
Transliteration: "Uwasa no Tenkōsei no Dan" (Japanese: 噂の転校生の段)
22"Tensaimaru and Shūsaimaru"
Transliteration: "Tensaimaru to Shūsaimaru no Dan" (Japanese: 天才丸と秀才丸の段)
4 September 1993 (1993-09-04)
"A Piercing Autumn Wind"
Transliteration: "Akikaze ga Minishimeru no Dan" (Japanese: 秋風が身にしみるの段)
23"Junko and Junichi"
Transliteration: "Junko to Junichi no Dan" (Japanese: ジュンコとジュンイチの段)
11 September 1993 (1993-09-11)
"Fast as the Wind, Quiet as the Forest, Daring as Fire, Immovable as the Mountain[n 1]"
Transliteration: "Fūrinkazan no Dan" (Japanese: 風林火山の段)
24"The Treasure Jar"
Transliteration: "Takara no Tsubo no Dan" (Japanese: 宝のツボの段)
18 September 1993 (1993-09-18)
"Dokechi Failure"
Transliteration: "Dokechi Shippai no Dan" (Japanese: ドケチ失敗の段)
25"Ninja Assistance"
Transliteration: "Nintama Sukedachi no Dan" (Japanese: 忍たま助太刀の段)
25 September 1993 (1993-09-25)
"The Headmaster's Red Bean Soup"
Transliteration: "Gakuenchō no Oshiruko no Dan" (Japanese: 学園長のお汁粉の段)
26"The Treacherous Trip"
Transliteration: "Kiken na Ensoku no Dan" (Japanese: 危険な遠足の段)
2 October 1993 (1993-10-02)
"Bandit Brothers"
Transliteration: "Sanzoku Kyōdai no Dan" (Japanese: 山賊兄弟の段)
27"Nervous Ninja"
Transliteration: "Uchiki na Ninja no Dan" (Japanese: 内気な忍者の段)
9 October 1993 (1993-10-09)
"Nettled Ninja"
Transliteration: "Iraira Ninja no Dan" (Japanese: イライラ忍者の段)
28"No Ordinary Dokechi"
Transliteration: "Tada no Dokechi Janai no Dan" (Japanese: ただのドケチじゃないの段)
16 October 1993 (1993-10-16)
"The Headmaster's Straw Doll"
Transliteration: "Gakuenchō no Waraningyō no Dan" (Japanese: 学園長のワラ人形の段)
29"The First Year's Must Protect the Group!"
Transliteration: "Ichinen wa Kumi o Mamore! no Dan" (Japanese: 一年は組を守れ!の段)
23 October 1993 (1993-10-23)
"The Troubled Kirimaru"
Transliteration: "Komatta Kirimaru no Dan" (Japanese: 困ったきり丸の段)
30"The Stolen Nameplate"
Transliteration: "Nusumareta Hyōsatsu no Dan" (Japanese: 盗まれた表札の段)
30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
"The Secret of the Nameplate"
Transliteration: "Hyōsatsu no Himitsu no Dan" (Japanese: 表札の秘密の段)
31"And the Princess...?"
Transliteration: "Ohime-sama no wa? no Dan" (Japanese: お姫さまは?の段)
30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
"Bandit Part-timer"
Transliteration: "Sanzoku Arubaito no Dan" (Japanese: 山賊アルバイトの段)
32"Burnt Bread Warehouse"
Transliteration: "Kurokoge Pankura no Dan" (Japanese: 黒こげパン蔵の段)
6 November 1993 (1993-11-06)
"Tatami Scraps"
Transliteration: "Tatami no Kirehashi no Dan" (Japanese: たたみの切れはしの段)
33"Mom's Coming to School"
Transliteration: "Kaa-chan Gakuen ni Kiru no Dan" (Japanese: 母ちゃん学園に来るの段)
13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
"Dad's Promoted"
Transliteration: "Tō-chan Shussesuru no Dan" (Japanese: 父ちゃん出世するの段)
34"The Poison Under the Floor"
Transliteration: "Yakushita no Dokuyaku no Dan" (Japanese: 床下の毒薬の段)
20 November 1993 (1993-11-20)
"Kiri-chan Blunders"
Transliteration: "Kiri-chan Shippai no Dan" (Japanese: きりちゃん失敗の段)
35"Shuriken Contest"
Transliteration: "Shuriken Konkũru no Dan" (Japanese: 手裏剣コンクールの段)
27 November 1993 (1993-11-27)
"The Awesome Menu"
Transliteration: "Moeru Menyũ no Dan" (Japanese: 燃えるメニューの段)
36"It's Fool's Gold!"
Transliteration: "Nisekin Da! no Dan" (Japanese: ニセ金だ!の段)
4 December 1993 (1993-12-04)
"Who's the Culprit?"
Transliteration: "Hannin wa Dare? no Dan" (Japanese: 犯人は誰?の段)
37"Kiri-chan's Part-time Job"
Transliteration: "Kiri-chan Arubaito no Dan" (Japanese: きりちゃんアルバイトの段)
11 December 1993 (1993-12-11)
"Kiri-chan Is a Dokechi"
Transliteration: "Kiri-chan Dokechi no Dan" (Japanese: きりちゃんドケチの段)
38"Shinbē is Stroooong"
Transliteration: "Tsuyō Shinbē no Dan" (Japanese: ツヨーイしんべヱの段)
18 December 1993 (1993-12-18)
"Washout Ninja"
Transliteration: "Rakudai Ninja no Dan" (Japanese: 落第忍者の段)
"Who's the Best?"
Transliteration: "Ichiban Erai no wa? no Dan" (Japanese: 一番えらいのは?の段)
39"The Stolen Pole"
Transliteration: "Nusumareta Teppō no Dan" (Japanese: 盗まれた鉄砲の段)
25 December 1993 (1993-12-25)
"Showdown at Dokutake Castle!"
Transliteration: "Taiketsu! Dokutake-jō no Dan" (Japanese: 対決!ドクタケ城の段)
40"Supplementary Ninja Exam"
Transliteration: "Nintama Tsuishi no Dan" (Japanese: 忍たま追試の段)
15 January 1994 (1994-01-15)
"Goldfish Jealousy!"
Transliteration: "Kingyo Yāi! no Dan" (Japanese: 金魚やーい!の段)
41"The Dining Hall Has Been Stolen!"
Transliteration: "Shokudō Torareta! no Dan" (Japanese: 食堂取られた!の段)
22 January 1994 (1994-01-22)
"It's an Onsen!"
Transliteration: "Onsen Daa! no Dan" (Japanese: 温泉だあ!の段)
42"Hemuhemu Is Gone!"
Transliteration: "Hemuhemu ga Inai! no Dan" (Japanese: ヘムヘムがいない!の段)
29 January 1994 (1994-01-29)
"Give Back Hemuhemu!"
Transliteration: "Hemuhemu o Kaese! no Dan" (Japanese: ヘムヘムを返せ!の段)
43"To the Sausage!"
Transliteration: "Sōsēji e! no Dan" (Japanese: ソーセージへ!の段)
5 February 1994 (1994-02-05)
"Victory to the Second Years!"
Transliteration: "Ninensei ni Katsu! no Dan" (Japanese: 二年生に勝つ!の段)
44"The Insanely Strong Band of Thieves"
Transliteration: "Mechatsuyoi Dōzokudan no Dan" (Japanese: メチャ強い盗賊団の段)
12 February 1994 (1994-02-12)
"Search for the Weakness!"
Transliteration: "Jakuten o Sagase! no Dan" (Japanese: 弱点をさがせ!の段)
45"I'm Stuffed!"
Transliteration: "Onaka ga Ippai! no Dan" (Japanese: おなかがイッパイ!の段)
19 February 1994 (1994-02-19)
"The Heart Becomes Fierce!"
Transliteration: "Kokoro o Oni ni! no Dan" (Japanese: 心を鬼に!の段)
46"Granny Catches a Cold!"
Transliteration: "Obachan Kaze o Hiku! no Dan" (Japanese: おばちゃん風邪をひく!の段)
12 March 1994 (1994-03-12)
"Kirimaru Makes a Killing"
Transliteration: "Kirimaru Õmōke no Dan" (Japanese: きり丸大モウケの段)
47"I Want to Become a Teacher"
Transliteration: "Sensei ni Naritai no Dan" (Japanese: 先生になりたいの段)
19 March 1994 (1994-03-19)
"A Beautiful Sunrise"
Transliteration: "Utsukushii Hinode no Dan" (Japanese: 美しい日の出の段)


  1. ^ This is a reference to Fūrinkazan, a quote from The Art of War by Sun Tzu.


  1. ^ "忍たま乱太郎 DVD-BOX1". Amazon Japan. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "忍たま乱太郎 DVD-BOX 2". Amazon Japan. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
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