Superbook (1981)

  • Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure, Drama
  • First Air Date: 1981-10-01
  • Last Air Date: 1983-09-26
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 52
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: Tatsunoko Production
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: TV Tokyo
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Superbook, also known as Animated Parent and Child Theatre, is an anime television series initially produced by Tatsunoko Productions in Japan in conjunction with the Christian Broadcasting Network in the United States and more recently solely produced by CBN for global distribution and broadcast. The series chronicled the events of the Bible's Old and New Testaments in its 52 episode run. The first 26 episodes aired from October 1, 1981 to March 29, 1982. The series returned as Superbook II with 26 episodes to air from April 4, 1983 to September 26, 1983. Between both series in the first run was the companion series The Flying House. The Christian Broadcasting Network is currently producing a new Superbook series and has released fourteen episodes.

  • Keywords: anime
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    Superbook Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1981-10-01
    26 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 1983-04-04
    26 Episodes

    Superbook Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1How It All Began30 min
    Season 1Episode 2My Brother's Keeper30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Flood30 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Test30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Here Comes the Bride30 min
    Season 1Episode 6Double Trouble30 min
    Season 1Episode 7A Dream Come True30 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Miracle Rod30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Those Amazing Trumpets30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Pitchers of Fire30 min
    Season 1Episode 11Muscleman30 min
    Season 1Episode 12The First Christmas30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Miracles of Love30 min
    Season 1Episode 14The Best News Yet30 min
    Season 1Episode 15Mother's Day30 min
    Season 1Episode 16The Patience of Job30 min
    Season 1Episode 17Big Fish and Little Fish30 min
    Season 1Episode 18The First King30 min
    Season 1Episode 19The Giant Killer30 min
    Season 1Episode 20Superbrain30 min
    Season 1Episode 21A True Prophet30 min
    Season 1Episode 22Flaming Chariots30 min
    Season 1Episode 23The Lion's Den30 min
    Season 1Episode 24Nehemiah and the Walls of Jerusalem30 min
    Season 1Episode 25The Beauty Queen30 min
    Season 1Episode 26The Mighty Convert30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Where, Oh Where...30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Hot Dog30 min
    Season 2Episode 3The Test of Faith and Obedience30 min
    Season 2Episode 4Love at First Sight30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Father's Pet30 min
    Season 2Episode 6All About Dreams30 min
    Season 2Episode 7The Hostage30 min
    Season 2Episode 8The Family Reunion30 min
    Season 2Episode 9A Gift from Heaven30 min
    Season 2Episode 10The Burning Bush30 min
    Season 2Episode 11No More Plagues30 min
    Season 2Episode 12So You Want to Go Back to Egypt!30 min
    Season 2Episode 13Snakes and a Donkey30 min
    Season 2Episode 14Worth Fighting For30 min
    Season 2Episode 15The Good Left Arm30 min
    Season 2Episode 16Stick in the Mud30 min
    Season 2Episode 17That's a Promise30 min
    Season 2Episode 18Just Rewards30 min
    Season 2Episode 19A Wonderful Gift30 min
    Season 2Episode 20The Mighty Little Shepherd30 min
    Season 2Episode 21The Bigger They Come30 min
    Season 2Episode 22Faithful and True30 min
    Season 2Episode 23David the King30 min
    Season 2Episode 24In All His Glory30 min
    Season 2Episode 25The Wicked Queen30 min
    Season 2Episode 26A Matter of Time30 min
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