Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

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  • S 1 : Ep 76

    Finally! The Final Fight of Finality! This Time We Mean It!

    Aired 10/13/07

  • S 1 : Ep 75

    Finally! The Final Fight of Finality! Except the Final One!

    Aired 10/6/07

  • S 1 : Ep 74

    The Bigger the Gasser -- The Smellier the Gas!

    Aired 9/29/07

  • S 1 : Ep 73

    Take a Stance Against the Dance, Mr. Smarty-Pants!

    Aired 9/22/07

  • S 1 : Ep 72

    Si, SeƱor, It's No Bore! It's Hair Hunters Galore!

    Aired 9/15/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kirk Thornton

    Don Patch

  • Mona Marshall

    Young Bo-bobo

  • Richard Epcar

    Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

  • Michael McConnohie

    Narrator

  • Michael Sorich

    Bo-bobo's Dad

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  • Based on the manga by Yoshio Sawai, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is one of the weirdest, yet funny animes using puns, cross-dressing, and lots of visual gags.Taking place in the year 300X, an evil organization knows as the Bald Empire (Margarita Empire) is planning to take over the world by stealing everyones hair. The Bald Empire, led by Emperor Baldy Bald, will have to go through Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, who is determined to put a stop to them once and for all, if they plan to succeed. But it won't be easy, because Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo was trained to "hear the voices of the hair," enabling him to command his own body hair to perform various martial arts stunts to defend himself. Along the way, he will eventually need the help of all the different, yet weird friends he encounters in order to defeat the evil Bald Empire.Character Guide:(Original Japanese name / English dub name)Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo - Main character and hero of the story. Very muscular, and often wearing a large, blonde afro and sunglasses, he cares about no one but himself in his journey to defeat the Bald Empire.Byuti / Beauty - One of the only two sane people in this world, as well as the typical teenage heroine. She has no powers whatsoever.Heppokomaru/Gasser - In Japanese, "heppoko" means "untrained." He is the other sane person, and uses his gas to fight.Don Patchi/Don Patch(anime) / Poppa Rocks(manga) - His original Japanese name is a pun on the word "donpachi," which is the sound of machine gun fire. Originally, he was the leader of the "hajiki," which is a group of rebels who greatly oppose Emperor Baldy. He also has a son named Lil' Rocks (Ko Patchi). The americanized version of his name means a candy known to us as Pop Rocks. Can combine with Bo-bobo to form Bo-bobo Rocks in the manga.Tsuru Tsururiina IV / Emperor Baldy Bald - As his English dub name implies, he's the emperor/leader of the Bald Empire (Margarita Empire). His Japanese name is also an onomatopoeia for something slippery in Japanese.Tennosuke Tokoro/Jelly Jiggler - His original Japanese name is a pun on the word "tokoroten," which is a type of cold jelly, matching his ability to take the shape of any form. He is also the captain of the Hair Hunter Troop A, and uses Fist of the Shakey Shake to fight.Opening / Closing ThemesOpening / Closing Set 1 - (Current) OP: "Wild Challenger" by Jindou CL: "Shiawase (Happiness)" by Mani LabaOpening / Closing Set 2 OP: "Baka Survivor (Stupid Survivor)" by Ulfuls CL: "Kirai Tune (Hate Tune)" by FREENOTEOpening / Closing Set 3 OP: See 2nd OP/CL Set CL: "H.P.S.J" by MihimaruGTmoreless

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  • Quotes (848)

    • Bobobo: Some call Me the Bo-nafide protector of hair, but calling Me Bo is easier, Ya dig?

    • Hagen: I hope your nose hairs are Yankees Fans, because I'm yankin' them right out!

    • Narrator: As the modern metropolis shook like jelly on a dance floor, Valedictorian Vic plunged through the earth's surface with his friend, Sunny Disposition, into a land that time forgot. A world where deadly dinosaurs double park. Beauty: Hey, this is the first episode of a brand new show, not a rerun! Narrator: Great! And I spent all night learning how to pronounce Stegosaurus and Mesozoic. Hold on, I'm finding the right script. (grumbles until he found it) Oh, here we are. (reads from the REAL script) In the year 3001.5, the entire earth is controlled by the Chrome Dome Empire, whose buildings might just remind you of the ones seen in the opening sequence. Czar Baldy Bald IV has ordered a massive global Hair Hunt. The Hair-hating hun has decreed that all humankind must become bald, to flaunt his absolute power over his foes and their folicles. But one brave man stands up to fight against this plan - A big, bad dude, with a major attitude. A friend of the frizzy, a hair force not to be tangled with!

    • Haggen: Just as I thought. Your porch lights are a little dim. You're two sandwhiches short of a picnic. You're so stupid!

    • Haggen: Your nostril hair! It's like running into bad sushi.

    • Haggen: Hey, what's going on here? Hair?

    • Jelly Jiggler: Hey commanders, can you tone it down a little? Huh? Tsulun: Why is that General Jelly Jiggler, Sir? Jelly Jiggler: Because the vibration of your loud voices makes me wobble.

    • Narrato: Episode two, Knappy Pappy. Beauty: You've gotta be kidding, it takes that many characters to say "Knappy Pappy"?!?!

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    Notes (427)

    • Jelly Jiggler in this episode is shown as an evil guy in the Bald empire, but later he joins the group (in another episode).

    • This episode covers volume 1 chapters 1 and 3 of the Bo-bobo manga.

    • The Japanese name of the Fist of The Nosehair attack is "Hanage Shinken."

    • This is the only episode so far to be aired more than once.

    • This is the first episode with Beauty in it.

    • First unofficial appearance of Gasser, who later joins the group.

    • One of the characters in the episode has the same hairstyle as Ryu Hoshi (from Street Fighter II: V).

    • Original Japanese Title: "It's Written as 'Soul of the Hair', But I'd Like You to Read it as 'Sparkling'."

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    Trivia (85)

    • In the anime, Killarino wears the duck stuck in the underwear on his head, but in the manga, he wears the underwear for real and the duck sticks out of his groin area.

    • In the anime, Don Patch was in the box that the bear was delivering to Bo-BoBo. In the manga, however, it was Beauty who was in the box (sort of, she was sleeping while sitting in it). Heppokomaru (or Gasser) sent her in the box to Bo-BoBo after she was attacked by one of the Hair Hunter troops.

    • When Bo-BoBo and Don Patch were explaining how they only eat American food, Bo-BoBo takes a bite out of a hamburger. However, in episode 3, "Wacky Quacker Cooks His Own Goose," it was explained that Bo-BoBo is a vegetarian.

    • Ochazuke is rice with green tea and spices.

    • In the anime, Softon's head is colored pink. In the manga, however, his head is colored brown.

    • When Don Patch says Wacky Quackies, it relates to Wacky Quacker in episode 3.

    • Geha the Gale actually appeared in episode 1.

    • Wall Man's original Japanese name is Kabeo.

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    Allusions (114)

    • Beauty: Name Unlike most of the other characters whose names are puns, Beauty received her name because the creator, Yoshio Sawai, was watching a video of the movie American Beauty when he was creating her character.

    • Czar Baldy Blad: Japanese Name Czar Baldy Bald's original Japanese name is Tsuru Tsururiina IV, which is a Japanese onomatopoeia for something slippery (i.e. a person's bald head).

    • BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo: Name Bo-BoBo's name is a reference to Manzai, a Japanese style of stand-up comedy involving a funny man, the "boke" (in this case, Bo-BoBo), and a straight man, the "tsukkomi" (in this case, Beauty).

    • Jelly Jiggler: Japanese Name Jelly Jiggler's original Japanese name is Tokoro Tennosuke, which is a pun on "tokoroten," a type of very cold jelly.

    • Bo-BoBo: Grow, grow, grow your hair. This is in the tune of the "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" children's song.

    • Bo-BoBo: Magic Wand The magic wand Bo-BoBo gives Don Patch is similar to the wand used by Sakura in Cardcaptors.

    • Don Patch: Name Don Patch (or Don Patchi) is a Japanese candy similar to the candy, pop rocks. Which is why he's called Poppa Rocks in the manga.

    • Bo-BoBo: Fairy Tale There is an ancient Japanese tale about a boy who goes underwater to party with a mermaid. Though it seems like only three days have passed, thousands of years actually pass. When he returns to the surface, she gives him a box and tells him never to open it. He does and turns into an old man. When Bo-BoBo turns into a schlub, it is a reference to this.

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  • Fan Reviews (259)
  • One the weirdest and awesome animes I've seen!

    By NoahBarrett, Feb 17, 2011

  • This show never fails to amuse me

    By That_TV_Dude, Nov 24, 2010

  • Noise Hair, Talking Torpedoes, Ice Cream for a head, A man who fights with farts! What is there not to like!

    By Queshin, Mar 04, 2012

  • The funniest anime of all time!!!!

    By bobobofan2112, Apr 05, 2006

  • .....but then again how could I get a show like this?

    By jamesfan5, Oct 20, 2007

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