At last, the classic 1980s biblical animated series 'SuperBook' is available for your family to own on DVD. The series chronicled the events of the Bible's Old and New Testaments in its 52 episode run. The first 26 episodes aired fromOctober 1, 1981 to March 29, 1982.
The first series (Anime Oyako Gekijo) began at the home of a young boy named Christopher Peepers (Sho Azuka in Japanese) who discovers the magical Bible "Superbook" (Timebook) that speaks and sends him, his friend Joy (Azusa Yamato), and his toy robot Gizmo (Zenmaijikake) back in time to the early events of the Old Testament. Gizmo can walk and talk, but only for the duration of the adventure (and he still needs to be wound up regularly).
In the first episode, Chris and Joy were cleaning the attic for Chris's father (a somewhat eccentric college professor) when they noticed an old book glowing. The children tried to open the book, but were unable to open it, no matter how hard they pulled. The book promptly opened on its own, shining a blinding light around Chris's bedroom, and started to speak before whisking the children and Gizmo back in time to the Garden of Eden to experience the story of Adam and Eve.
The Superbook DVD is perfect for parents who want to give their kids an entertaining, yet educational introduction to the Bible.