Treasure Island


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Jim Hawkins is a young boy lead by progressive events to embark on a search journey for the legendary treasure of the once dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. On their way to Treasure Island, John Silver, Jim's best friend, take over command of the ship revealing his true self as the ruthless pirate who once was the right hand of Flint himself. Feeling betrayed, Jim now has to deal with his mixed feelings and face Silver who still consider himself and Jim as friends. (Source: ANN)

User Rating: 3.85 ( 1 votes)


Japanese: 宝島
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1978 to Apr 1, 1979
Premiered: Fall 1978
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Producers: Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Studios: Madhouse, TMS Entertainment
Source: Novel
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Historical, Drama
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio


Osamu Dezaki – Director
Hideo Takayashiki – Episode Director
Yoshio Takeuchi – Episode Director
Columbia Yurikago Kai – Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Takarajima” by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)
ED1: “Chiisana Funanori (小さな船乗り)” by Machida Yoshito (町田よしと)

Episode List

01: Billy The Terrible Has Arrived!
02: Who’s the Black Dog!?
03: The Thrown Down Crutches
04: I’ve Got the Map to Treasure Island!
05: See You later, Mum!
06: Friend or Foe? John Silver
07: I Hate the Old Meat Roaster
08: The Ghost Ship is Calling Me!
09: Kidnapping in the Slave Port
10: Heard from the Inside of an Apple Barrel!
11: Is Something Going Down on Treasure Island!?
12: It’s There! Monster of the Forest
13: Grampa’s Tiny Bell
14: That’s life! Friend, Foe
15: Surrender, Silver-style
16: I’m a Castaway…!?
17: Don’t Underestimate Me, I’m Not a Kid
18: Hands is Supposed to be Dead
19: Is This His End? The Immortal Silver
20: This Time Crucifixion! Long John
21: A Treasure is Good Only if You’re Alive!
22: When a Pirates Dies, he Leaves Only a Skeleton
23: The Flying Man! Bobby the Seagull
24: Will the Dead Man’s Chest Shine on a Full Moon!?
25: Until We Meet Again, Sea Breeze
26: Flint Can’t Fly Anymore



The animation is consistent throughout but with a script this bad even John Silver can barely save it from being completely unwatchable.


Told the story we’re all familiar with, with utmost respect for the source material. The characters came to life and the adventure was real!


Charming characters and a fun simple adventure but man the pacing is unforgivably bad, watch the cut-down movie/compilation on youtube.