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Serendipity the Pink Dragon
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ピュア島の仲間たち
(Pyuatō no Nakama-tachi)
Genre Adventure, coming of age, comedy-drama
Anime television series
Directed by Nobuo Onuki
Produced by Shigeto Takahashi
Written by Sumiko Nakao, Tsunehisa Ito
Music by Takeo Watanabe
Studio ZUIYO Enterprise
Network NTV
Original run July 1, 1983December 23, 1983
Episodes 26
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Serendipity the Pink Dragon (ピュア島の仲間たち , Pyuatō no Nakama-tachi, Serendipity Stories: Friends of Pure Island) is an anime television series produced by ZUIYO Enterprise that aired on NTV on 1 July 1983 The final episode aired on 23 December 1983. The series was based on the Serendipity books by Stephen Cosgrove and character designs for the animation version were done by Yōichi Kotabe. After a boy is shipwrecked on a deserted island, he finds a pink egg which hatches into the pink dragon (referred to as a dinosaur in the English-language theme song) Serendipity. The series follows their adventures on the island.

A feature-length English dub consisting of episodes from the TV series, directed by Jim Terry (Force Five), was released on home video in the United States on March 9, 1989 by Celebrity Home Entertainment. The boy's name was changed from Kōna to "Bobby" in the English version. The TV series itself has also been aired in France, as Biniky le Dragon Rose (Biniky the Pink Dragon), in Italy as Rosaura, in Iran as Serendipity and in Spain as Biniki, el dragón rosa. There hasn't been a DVD release of the English dub as of 2017.

Story

A boy named Kona, has an accident with his parents who was investigating the Southern Ocean, and flows to the isolated Pure Island in the South Sea with a large pink egg. The pink sea dragon Serendipity, born from the pink egg, and Kona, who is both deeply moved, are allowed to live on the island with the mermaid named Lola, who is the queen of Pure Island, and even the residents of Pure Island can be disappointed. However, the villain, captain Smudge, attack by aiming at the treasure Tear of the mermaid on the island. Kona, Serendipity, Lola and the other members of the island must work together to preserve the peace of Pure Island.

Characters

Voiced by Mari Okamoto
A mysterious pink sea dragon lady. She protect the inhabitants of Pure Island with Kona. But she is also playful.
Voiced by Michiko Nomura
A boy who decided to live on Pure Island after drifting. He is curious and hard to lose. Eventually, he fell in love with Pure Island and its inhabitants, and fighting enemies who is trying to harm them.
Voiced by Yūji Mitsuya
A colorful talking parakeet. Kona first met him in a cage on a ship on an expedition to the South Pole and released him for his flying freedom. Although he sometimes spoiled Kona, Serendipity and the inhabitants of Pure Island, he is even a good friend with them.
Voiced by Kōsei Tomita
Although he is the captain of his ship Ombolo, his only crew is Mudlark, his bird on his shoulder. He is greedy and pretending to be a big pirate. He is trying to get the treasure of Pure Island, "The mermaid tear" and Serendipity.
Voiced by Kei Tomiyama
Prime minister of Pure Island. He is also the chairman of the World Congress of Fish Representatives. He has a gentle personality and loves princess Laura, and feels like a father for her. He has a good understanding and is an adviser of Kona and Serendipity.
Voiced by Yuri Nashiwa
A pretty mermaid princess who lives in the palace. She is also the queen of Pure Island. Her parents were killed by humans and she hated humans as enemies. However, she becomes friend with Kona, who has a pure heart.
Voiced by Noriko Tsukase
Voiced by Rihoko Yoshida

Miscellaneous characters

Captain Smudge's pet raven.
A shark in the Pure Island.
Voiced by Hirotaka Suzuoki (Chap)
Two flying fishes in the Pure Island. Chap is a blue male and Mestle is a red female.
An eel in the Pure Island.
A crab couple in the Pure Island. Kachi Kachi is male and Puly is female. They have three children.
Inhabitants in the Pure Island.
A group of spiritual high rocks.

Cast

Character Japanese English
Serendipity Mari Okamoto Barbara Goodson
Kōna Michiko Nomura Cheryl Chase
Pira Pira the Bird of Paradise Yūji Mitsuya
Akanatsu the Fruit Spirit Noriko Tsukase
Prime Minister Dolf Kei Tomiyama
Captain Sumaji Kōsei Tomita Bob Bergen
Princess Laura Yuri Nashiwa Cheryl Chase

Additional Voices

  • Cleo Rae
  • Mr. Angleo
  • Cody Walker
  • David Monson
  • Ginny Masters
  • Harry Metrano
  • Danielle Romeo
  • Andrea Deschamps
  • Geoffrey Deschamps
Uncredited
  • Bob Bergen - Prof. Abraham
  • Barbara Goodson - Narrator, Bobby's Mother

Episodes

# Title Original airdate
1 TBA
"Yasashi no hamabe de tanjou" (優しの浜辺で誕生)
July 1, 1983 (1983-07-01)
2 TBA
"Pyua shima no joou" (ピュア島の女王)
July 8, 1983 (1983-07-08)
3 TBA
"Yousei-tachi no umi" (妖精たちの海)
July 15, 1983 (1983-07-15)
4 TBA
"Taiyou to nakama-tachi" (太陽と仲間たち)
July 22, 1983 (1983-07-22)
5 TBA
"Tentekku wa choukoku-ka" (テンテックは彫刻家)
July 29, 1983 (1983-07-29)
6 TBA
"Tobidashita Pirapira" (飛び出したピラピラ)
August 5, 1983 (1983-08-05)
7 TBA
"Kaori no hana saiban" (香りの花裁判)
August 12, 1983 (1983-08-12)
8 TBA
"Roora hime no sainan" (ローラ姫の災難)
August 19, 1983 (1983-08-19)
9 TBA
"Ya no tobu yashiki" (屋の飛ぶ屋敷)
August 26, 1983 (1983-08-26)
10 TBA
"Umi no hoshi no sasayaki" (海の星の囁き)
September 2, 1983 (1983-09-02)
11 TBA
"Yoru no sukooru" (夜のスコール)
September 9, 1983 (1983-09-09)
12 TBA
"Kirereen-mura" (キレレーン村)
September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16)
13 TBA
"Yashi to rubii" (椰子とルビー)
September 23, 1983 (1983-09-23)
14 TBA
"Dai kaigi" (大会議)
September 30, 1983 (1983-09-30)
15 TBA
"Yama mo kawa mo umi mo" (山も河も海も)
October 7, 1983 (1983-10-07)
16 TBA
"Ningyo no namida" (人魚の涙)
October 14, 1983 (1983-10-14)
17 TBA
"Minta no kokoro" (ミンタの心)
October 21, 1983 (1983-10-21)
18 TBA
"Kaitei no yotto" (海底のヨット)
October 28, 1983 (1983-10-28)
19 TBA
"Nankai no serenaado" (南海のセレナード)
November 4, 1983 (1983-11-04)
20 TBA
"Kommata mondai" (困った問題)
November 11, 1983 (1983-11-11)
21 TBA
"Sora no sangoshou" (空の珊瑚礁)
November 18, 1983 (1983-11-18)
22 TBA
"Kodomo wa darenomono" (子供は誰のもの)
November 25, 1983 (1983-11-25)
23 TBA
"Suihei-sen no taiyou" (水平線の太陽)
December 2, 1983 (1983-12-02)
24 TBA
"Zendaimimon no daijigen" (前代未聞の大事件)
December 9, 1983 (1983-12-09)
25 TBA
"Sumajji ni ai o" (スマッジに愛を)
December 16, 1983 (1983-12-16)
26 TBA
"Yasashii mono wa un ga yoi" (優しいものは運がよい)
December 23, 1983 (1983-12-23)

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