About the TV Show
First Air Date: October 01, 1981
|First Aired on||:||1981|
|Created By||:||Masako Sugaya Sho Asuka,Katsue Miwa Azusa Yamato,Hiroshi Masuoka Zenmai Jikake,Fumio Matsuoka Professor Asuka,Runa Akiyama Yuu Asuka,Eiji Maruyama God|
|Networks||:||Christian Broadcasting Network|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||52 episodes in 2 Seasons|
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. The original series was broadcast on TV Tokyo, Fuji Television, and on various local stations across Japan, achieving good ratings during its broadcast run. The English version was aired on CBN Cable, and in syndication. It was previously seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, but is currently off the schedule.