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The Mysterious Cities of Gold, originally released in Japan as Esteban, Child of the Sun (太陽の子エステバン Taiyo no Ko Esteban) and in France as Les Mystérieuses Cités d'or, is a French-Japanese animated series co-produced by DiC Entertainment and Studio Pierrot.

The series was originally broadcast in Japan and the French version, edited to have different characterization and music, was subsequently redubbed and distributed in many different countries throughout the world.

Synopsis

Set in 1532, the series follows the adventures of a young Spanish boy named Esteban who joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Seven Cities of Gold and his father.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor[1]
Protagonists
Esteban-MSOG.jpg Esteban Masako Nozawa Shiraz Adam
Zia-MSOG.jpg Zia Mami Koyama Janice Chaikelson
Tao-MSOG.jpg Tao Junko Hori Adrian Knight
Mendoza-MSOG.jpg Mendoza Isao Sasaki Howard Ryshpan
Kokapetl-MSOG.jpg Kokapetl Mako Uetake Vlasta Vrána
Sancho-MSOG.jpg Sancho Takeshi Aono Terrence Labrosse
Pedro-MSOG.jpg Pedro Kaneta Kimotsuki Michael Rudder
Antagonists
Gomez-MSOG.jpg Commander Gomez Gorō Naya Matt Berman
Gaspard-MSOG.jpg Captain Gaspard Kenji Utsumi A.J. Henderson
Pizarro-MSOG.jpg Governor Pizarro Katsunosuke Hori Maurice Podbrey
Menator-MSOG.jpg Menator Tamio Ōki Arthur Grosser
Kalmec-MSOG.jpg Kalmec Tesshō Genda Dean Hagopian
(eps. 29-31)
A.J. Henderson
(eps. 32-39)
The-Doctor-MSOG.jpg Dr. Fernando LaGuerra Shunsuke Shima Walter Massey
Marinche-MSOG.jpg Marinche Rihoko Yoshida Jane Woods
Other
MCOG title.png Narration Katsunosuke Hori Vlasta Vrána
Episode Previews Eiko Masuyama Kelly Ricard

Additional Voices

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
1986-1990 Nickelodeon United States United States
ABC Australia Australia
1986-1987 CBBC United Kingdom United Kingdom
1988-1989 RTÉ2 Ireland Ireland
1994-1995 The Children's Channel United Kingdom United Kingdom
2015 NITV Australia Australia

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Fabulous Films 2008 DVD.jpg The Complete Series 2
PAL
United Kingdom United Kingdom
6 Discs
Umbrella Entertainment The Complete Series 4
PAL
Australia Australia
6 Discs
Virgil Films 2009 The Complete Series 1
NTSC
United States United States
6 Discs
VCI Entertainment 2012 The Complete Series
6 Discs

See Also

  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold (2012) - CGI Sequel to the original series.

References

  1. Tim Skutt's Mysterious Cities of Gold Information Page. Archived from the original on September 2, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2019.

External Links

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