Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Premiere November 8, 2003
Finale October 29, 2005
Creator Yoshio Sawai
Network TV Asahi
Style 30-minute anime comedy
Company Toei Animation Company
Seasons 1
Episodes 76 + 1 special
Origin Japan

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is an anime comedy that exhibits several absurdist qualities. In particular, the series employs puns, non sequiturs, double-talk, breaking of the fourth wall, non-sexualized cross-dressing, visual gags, and satirical Japanese pop-culture references in order to get across an unique style of humor.

The story it set in the year 300X, a time plagued by the evil Bald Empire (Margarita Empire), led by Emperor Baldy Bald (Tsuru Tsuruiina IV). The empire is taking over the world by stealing people's hair. Of course, it's up to the hero, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, to fight the Baldies through the Art of the First of the Nose Hair (Hanage Shinken), a technique that allows him to fight using total control of his body hair.

The series was dubbed and aired in America on Cartoon Network's anime themed Toonami block of shows. Although the series does have many Japanese specific themes, the dub often works around them by making fun of the fact that it's a Japanese show dubbed into English.

Cast

Japanese Voices English Voices Character Duration
Main Cast
Takehito Koyasu Richard Epcar Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 1
Ai Nonaka Vicky Green Beauty 1
Masaya Onosaka Kirk Thornton Don Patch 1
Keiichi Sonobe Taylor Henry Jelly Jiggler 1
Naomi Shindoh Brad MacDonald Gasser 1
Shinichirou Ohta Michael McConnohie Narrator 1
Tomoko Kaneda Donn A. Nordean Dengaku Man 1
Hiromi Nishikawa Melodee Spevack Torpedo Girl 1
Daisuke Kishio Jason Palmer Hatenko 1
Hikaru Midorikawa Joe Lotsko Softon 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
TV Asahi
Season One November 8, 2003 October 29, 2005 76 + 1

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