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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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(Tomu Sōyā no Bōken)
GenreComedy-drama, historical, Adventure
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Saito
Produced byTakaji Matsudo
Written byMei Katō
Takeshi Kiyose
Seijirō Kōyama
Yoshiro Tomita
Tadahiko Isomi
Akira Miyazaki
Shōgo Ōta
Music byKatsuhisa Hattori
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkFuji TV
English networkHBO
Original run 6 January 1980 28 December 1980

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (トム・ソーヤーの冒険, Tomu Sōyā no Bōken) is an anime television series produced by Nippon Animation and directed by Hiroshi Saitô, which premiered on January 6, 1980, and ending its run on December 28 the same year.[1][2] It is based on the well-known and popular 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.[3]

The series was broadcast on the World Masterpiece Theater, an animation staple on Fuji TV, that each year showcased an animated version of a classical book or story of Western literature, and was originally titled Tom Sawyer no Bōken.[4] It was the second installment of the series, after Rascal the Raccoon in 1977, to feature the work of an American author.

This series was dubbed into English by Saban International and broadcast on HBO in 1988 under the title The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at 7:30 am. It alternated with the later World Masterpiece Theater version of Little Women. Celebrity Home Entertainment released videos in the United States under the title All New Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

A different English dub of the series has been shown in Southeast Asia. In 1997, 2008 and 2014, it was shown on ABS-CBN. In 2015 and 2016, a digitally remastered version was shown on the ABS-CBN Digital TV subchannel Yey! in the Philippines.

In January 2011, the anime was shown in the United States in the original Japanese on the NHK's cable channel TV Japan.








English episode titles from the 1988 Saban dub are listed in parentheses.

# Title
1 The Small World of Tom Sawyer ("Tom's Wild Pig Chase")
2 A Fun Punishment ("The Whitewashing Party")
3 Love At First Sight ("Love at First Sight")
4 The Magic spell ("Turning on the Charm")
5 Becky ("Tom's First Date")
6 Huck's House ("Home Sweet Huck")
7 The Rival ("Tom Meets His Match")
8 Panic at Board
9 Aunt Polly is Sick
10 Injun Joe
11 The Treasure
12 The Professor
13 The Pirates
14 Pirates Don't Go To School
15 Poor Aunt Polly
16 The Funeral
17 Back to School ("Tom's Moment of Glory")
18 Reconciliation
19 The Frog Race
20 The Secret of Mr. Dobbins
21 The Summer Holidays
22 The Charlatan
23 Fishing party
24 Huck Wears a Tie
25 A Stubborn Boy
26 Lisette
27 The Rising of the Curtain
28 Help Lisette!
29 Goodbye Lisette
30 Huck's Father
31 The Candlestick
32 Gold in Petersburg
33 Escape to Freedom
34 The man who came from the sky
35 Tom wants to fly
36 Fixing the balloon
37 Goodbye Arthur
38 The Accident
39 A Question of Confidence
40 The Trial
41 Where is Injun Joe?
42 A Pleasant Journey
43 The White Horse
44 The Capture
45 Freedom
46 The Haunted House
47 The Cave
48 The Death of Injun Joe
49 The Sad Ending



  1. ^ a b "トム・ソーヤーの冒険". Nippon Animation. 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Darling-Wolf, Fabienne (2014). Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West. University of Michigan Press. p. 109. ISBN 9780472052431.
  3. ^ Ishihara, Tsuyoshi (2005). Mark Twain in Japan: The Cultural Reception of an American Icon. University of Missouri Press. p. 108. ISBN 9780826264763. television.
  4. ^ Saito, Kumiko (2013). "Regionalism in the Era of Neo-Nationalism: Japanese Landscape in the Background Art of Games and Anime from the Late-1990s to the Present". In Lent, John A.; Fitzsimmons, Lorna (eds.). Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 35–58. ISBN 9780739179611.

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