Miyazaki's directorial debut work was originally aired in 1978
NHK's Anime World website has announced that the digital remastered edition of Hayao Miyazaki-directed TV anime series Future Boy Conan will be aired on NHK General TV from May 4, 2020, as the replacement of the postponed new episodes of the Kingdom TV anime's third season.
The latest season of the TV anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara's historical adventure manga Kingdom premiered on NHK General TV on April 5. However, as we have reported, its broadcast will be postponed after its fourth episode on April 26 because of issues in the production schedule caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
42 years ago, Future Boy Conan, the post-apocalyptic science fiction TV anime inspired by Alexander Key's novel The Incredible Tide, was aired in Japan for 26 episodes from April to October 1978 as NHK's first domestic production cell anime series and Miyazaki's directorial debut work.
Source: NHK Anime World
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