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Black Cat Detective (黑猫警长)
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(Kuro Neko Sherifu)
Genre Drama
Science fantasy
Written by Zhu Zhixiang
Published by Fujian Children's Publishing House
Demographic Shōnen, seinen
Magazine Science Fiction World
Original run February 19821991
Volumes 5
Anime television series
Directed by Dai Tielang
Studio Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Network CCTV
Original run 19842010
Episodes 17
Anime film
Mr. Black: Green Star
Directed by Shengjun Yu
Xuegang Shi
Song Qing
Yi Shi
Studio Shanghai Film Group
Shanghai Animation Film Studio
Fengwei (Shanghai) Entertainment
Beijing Weiying Shidai Technology
Released August 7, 2015

Black Cat Detective (traditional Chinese: 黑貓警長; simplified Chinese: 黑猫警长; pinyin: Hēimāo Jǐngzhǎng) is a Chinese animated television series produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. It is sometimes known as Mr. Black. The main character, Black Cat Detective, was created by Zhu Zhixiang (诸志祥).


The series was originally aired from 1984 to 1987. In June 2006, a rebroadcasting of the original series was announced.

An animated movie based on the series, Mr. Black: Green Star, was released for Chinese theaters in 2015.


The story takes place in a forest, where the Black Cat Detective wanders around on his motorcycle stopping villains. Cases range from clashing with mice and other characters.

1984 Series

The first version of Black Cat Detective was created in 1984 produced by the Shanghai Animation Film Studio. It was directed by Dai Tielang (戴铁郎), who also created the designs for the main character, Black Cat Detective. The series consists of five episodes, each of which are 20 minutes in length.

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