Saber Marionette J is an anime series from the Saber Marionette franchise about Otaru Mamiya and his three marionettes, which are humanoid female robots. It is created by Satoru Akahori while the original character designs are from Tsukasa Kotobuki. The anime series aired on TV Tokyo from October 1, 1996 to March 25, 1997. The anime is licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment and released in VHS and DVD formats. The DVD release contains the English, Japanese and Spanish (Latin American) tracks. The anime series was directed by veteran Masami Shimoda while the character designs were done by Shuichi Shimamura, the main script writing was done by Mayori Sekijima and the music was composed by Parome. This series was also aired on ABS- CBN Philippines in 1997.