Ryu the Primitive Boy

Ryu the Primitive Boy (1971)

  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation
  • Creator: Shotaro Ishinomori
  • First Air Date: 1971-10-30
  • Last Air Date: 1972-03-25
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 22
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 25 min.
  • Production Company: Toei Animation
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Networks: TBS
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When Ryuu is born his tribe tries to sacrifice him to a Tyrannosaurus named Shirano because of the color of his skin. He is however saved by a monkey who raises him as her own son. Meanwhile Ryuu's mother has left the tribe and is out on a quest to find Ryuu. 16 years later Ryuu meets a girl named Ran who was sold to the tribe Ryuu originaly came from. The tribe is not happy to see Ryuu alive and tries to sacrifice him again, this time by burning him alive. Before they can get the deed done the tribe is massacred along with Ryuu's adoptive mother by Shirano. Ryuu then sets out on a quest together with Ran to find his mother and Ran's brother Don.

  • Keywords: anime
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    Ryu the Primitive Boy Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1971-10-30
    22 Episodes

    Ryu the Primitive Boy Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Primitive Law25 min
    Season 1Episode 2Fear of Tirano25 min
    Season 1Episode 3Taka's Revenge25 min
    Season 1Episode 4Pursuit full of Wounds25 min
    Season 1Episode 5The Yamaneko Tribe's Conspiracy25 min
    Season 1Episode 6Fight for the Hunting Grounds25 min
    Season 1Episode 7A Blood-stained Hero25 min
    Season 1Episode 8Fated Encounter25 min
    Season 1Episode 9Devil Stone25 min
    Season 1Episode 10Giant in the Blizzard25 min
    Season 1Episode 11Wrath of the Mountain God25 min
    Season 1Episode 12The Training of Misunderstandings25 min
    Season 1Episode 13Fire Trap25 min
    Season 1Episode 14Grave of the Heroes25 min
    Season 1Episode 15Paradise in the Southern Seas25 min
    Season 1Episode 16Human Beast25 min
    Season 1Episode 17Desperate Cry at the Cliffs25 min
    Season 1Episode 18The Uncontrollable Mammoth25 min
    Season 1Episode 19Barking Wolf25 min
    Season 1Episode 20Slave Hunt25 min
    Season 1Episode 21Human Fangs25 min
    Season 1Episode 22Towards Tomorrow25 min
    • Makio Inoue

      as Ryu (voice)
    • Eken Mine

      as Karimu (voice)
    • Gorō Naya

      as Kiba (voice)
    Sound Takeo Watanabe Music
    Art Mataharu Urata Art Direction
    Visual Effects Kazuo Komatsubara Character Designer
    Directing Masayuki Akehi Series Director