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 1Let My People Go!30 min
    Season 1Episode 2In the Beginning30 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Ten Commandments30 min
    Season 1Episode 4A Giant Adventure30 min
    Season 1Episode 5The First Christmas30 min
    Season 1Episode 6The Road to Damascus30 min
    Season 1Episode 7Roar!30 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Test30 min
    Season 1Episode 9Jacob and Esau30 min
    Season 1Episode 10Miracles I30 min
    Season 1Episode 11The Last Supper30 min
    Season 1Episode 12He Is Risen!30 min
    Season 1Episode 13Revelation30 min
    Season 2Episode 1Jonah30 min
    Season 2Episode 2Rahab and the Walls of Jericho30 min
    Season 2Episode 3Esther - For Such a Time as This30 min
    Season 2Episode 4The Fiery Furnace30 min
    Season 2Episode 5Joseph and Pharaoh's Dream30 min
    Season 2Episode 6Paul and the Shipwreck30 min
    Season 2Episode 7Noah and the Ark30 min
    Season 2Episode 8John the Baptist30 min
    Season 2Episode 9Peter's Denial30 min
    Season 2Episode 10Job30 min
    Season 2Episode 11Gideon30 min
    Season 2Episode 12The Prodigal Son30 min
    Season 2Episode 13Elijah and the Prophets of Baal30 min
    Season 3Episode 1The Birth of John the Baptist30 min
    Season 3Episode 2Naaman and the Servant Girl30 min
    Season 3Episode 3Ruth30 min
    Season 3Episode 4The Good Samaritan30 min
    Season 3Episode 5Isaac and Rebekah30 min
    Season 3Episode 6The Tower of Babel and The Day of Pentecost30 min
    Season 3Episode 7Samuel and the Call of God30 min
    Season 3Episode 8David and Saul30 min
    Season 3Episode 9Nehemiah30 min
    Season 3Episode 10Elisha and the Syrians30 min
    Season 3Episode 11King Solomon30 min
    Season 3Episode 12Nebuchadnezzar's Dream30 min
    Season 3Episode 13Lazarus30 min
    Season 4Episode 1Peter and Cornelius30 min
    Season 4Episode 2Paul and Silas30 min
    Season 4Episode 3Peter's Escape30 min
    Season 4Episode 4Jesus Heals the Blind30 min
    Season 4Episode 5Solomon's Temple30 min
    Season 4Episode 6Joshua and Caleb30 min
    Season 4Episode 7Elijah and the Widow30 min
    Season 4Episode 8Teach Us to Pray30 min
    Season 4Episode 9Jeremiah30 min
    Season 4Episode 10Jesus Feeds the Hungry30 min
    Season 4Episode 11Jesus in the Wilderness30 min
    Season 4Episode 12Paul and Barnabas30 min
    Season 4Episode 13Philip30 min
    Season 5Episode 1The Birth of Moses30 min
    Season 5Episode 2The Promise of a Child30 min
    Season 5Episode 3Nicodemus30 min
    Season 5Episode 4Zacchaeus30 min
    Season 5Episode 5The Sermon on the Mount30 min
    Season 5Episode 6Isaiah30 min
    Season 5Episode 7Baptized!30 min
    Season 5Episode 8Jesus: Friend of Sinners30 min
    Season 5Episode 9Rescued!30 min
    Season 5Episode 10Paul Keeps the Faith30 min
    Season 5Episode 11Paul and the Unknown God Part 130 min
    Season 5Episode 12Paul and the Unknown God Part 230 min
    Season 5Episode 13Doubting Thomas30 min
    Season 5Episode 14Love Your Enemies30 min
    Season 5Episode 15Heroes of the Bible30 min
    Season 5Episode 16The Widow's Mite30 min
    • Masako Sugaya

      as Sho Asuka
    • Katsue Miwa

      as Azusa Yamato
    • Hiroshi Masuoka

      as Zenmai Jikake
    • Fumio Matsuoka

      as Professor Asuka
    • Runa Akiyama

      as Yuu Asuka
    • Eiji Maruyama

      as God
    • Masako Sugaya

      as Tottori Ryo
    • Asami Mukaidono

      as Sho Asuka
    • Takako Tsutsui

      as Azusa Yamato
    • Koji Totani

      as Time Book
    • Chiyoko Kawashima

      as Eve
    • Chiyoko Kawashima

      as Rebecca
    • Kohei Miyauchi

      as Abraham
    • Minoru Yada

      as Noah
    • Yoku Shioya

      as Adam
    • Yoku Shioya

      as Jacob
    • Yoshiko Matsuo

      as Isaac
    • Peter Fernandez

    • Hal Studer

    • Ray Owens

    • Billie Lou Watt

    • Sonia Owens