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Anpanman
アンパンマン
Manga
Written by Takashi Yanase
Published by Froebel-kan
Demographic Children
Original run 19732013
Anime television series
Soreike! Anpanman
Directed by Akinori Nagaoka
Shunji Ôga
Music by Hiroaki Kondo
Taku Izumi
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Network NTV, Cartoon Network Japan, Kids Station
Original run October 3, 1988 – ongoing
Episodes 1245+
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Anpanman (アンパンマン?) is a Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, running from 1973 until 2013 following his death. The anime adaptation Soreike! Anpanman (それいけ!アンパンマン?, Let's Go! Anpanman) is one of the most popular anime series amongst young children in Japan. The show has been on the air in Japan continuously since October 1988. On October 4, 1996 (Episode 398) the show changed its time slot from Monday to Friday. On November 10, 2000 (Episode 588) the show was made with digital editing. On August 28, 2009 the show had aired 1000 episodes. Since April 2, 2010 (Episode 1029) the show started airing in High Definition. In 2011, the titular Anpanman is the most popular fictional character among people age 0 to 12 years in Japan in 10 consecutive years, according to 2chan the show was originally going to premiere in 1987 and it was originally going to end with 24 episodes, according to research by Bandai.[1]

Heavily merchandised, the Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children's product, from clothes to video games to toys to snack foods. The Anpanman books have collectively sold over 50 million copies in Japan.[2]

Many times during the Second World War, Yanase became faced with the prospect of starvation, which made him dream about eating anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry). This inspired the creation of the Anpanman character.

Kōichi Yamadera and Mika Kanai, the voice actors for Cheese and Melonpanna respectively, are married. This is also translated in a way to the cartoon as Cheese spends most of his time in Melonpanna's company in the episodes she's in. Yamadera also does voices for recurring characters in the show, such as Kamameshidon. They divorced in Spring of 2006.[3]

The series spawned a short lived spin-off show featuring one of the more popular recurring characters on the show, Omusubiman.

Characters[edit]

In each episode, Anpanman fights with Baikinman and helps the people of the town. He always goes on patrol in the area around the house of Uncle Jam. He is a symbol of justice, fighting for the cause of justice every day. Anpanman has a long history and new characters are frequently introduced, keeping the series fresh. In 2009, Anpanman was verified as a Guinness World Record Holder for the highest number of characters in an animated franchise with a total of 1,768 characters appearing in the first 980 episodes of the TV series and the first 20 Anpanman films.[4]

The Heroes[edit]

Anpan
Anpanman (アンパンマン Anpanman?)
Voiced by: Keiko Toda
The main character of the anime, whose head is a bun made by Uncle Jam. His name comes from the fact that he is a man with a head made of bread (Japanese: pan, a loanword from the Portuguese word meaning "bread") that is filled with red bean paste (Japanese: anko) called an anpan. The rhythm of the rhyming name might be loosely idiomatically translated in English as "Bean Bun Boy". He doesn't need to eat or drink to sustain himself and has never been seen eating, as it is believed the bean jam in his head allows him to sustain himself in this manner. His weaknesses are water and anything else that makes his head dirty (In order to prevent his head getting wet when underwater or in wet weather, he is usually seen with his head concealed inside a protective bubble in such situations). He regains his health and strength when Jam Ojisan bakes him a new head and it is placed on his shoulders. Anpanman's damaged head, with Xs in his eyes, flies off his shoulders once a new baked head is made for him by Uncle Jam. Anpanman came to life when a shooting star landed in Uncle Jam's oven while he was baking. He has two special attacks: An-punch and An-kick (with stronger variations of both). When Anpanman comes across a starving creature or person, he lets the unfortunate creature or person eat part of his head. He also has super hearing in that he can respond to anyone that calls his name out in distress from anywhere in the world.
Uncle Jam (ジャムおじさん Jam Ojisan?)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Masuoka
The creator of Anpanman, and a very kind baker. A skilled cook with knowledge of nearly everything in the world.
Batako-san (バタコさん Batako-san?)
Voiced by: Rei Sakuma
Assistant to Uncle Jam. She's dedicated and hard working, but is prone to forgetting things. Her Japanese name means "Butter Girl". She makes and mends the capes Anpanman and the other heroes use to fly with.
Cheese (チーズ Chiizu?)
Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera
A dog that lives in Uncle Jam's bakery. He became a loyal friend after Anpanman saved his life in the manga. In the anime, a young Anpanman feeds Cheese, who is starving, a part of his head as a part of his very first patrol and became inseparable afterwards. Cheese tends to be an effective sidekick when he's around.
Currypanman (カレーパンマン Currypanman?)
Voiced by: Michiyo Yanagisawa
Another of Anpanman's friends. His head is made from currypan, a pastry filled with red-hot curry. He is quick tempered and hot-headed on the surface, but gives way to a kind and sentimental interior. Tends to be the strongman of the trio. Wields the Curry-punch and Curry-kick, which are similar to the fighting techniques of Anpanman's other sidekicks. However, he can also use the hot curry concealed in his head as a weapon, using it to burn villains. He first appeared in episode 2b.
Shokupanman (しょくぱんまん Shokupanman?)
Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto
A friend of Anpanman. His head is made from sliced white bread (Japanese: shoku pan). He is handsome and level-headed and kind, but narcissistic. Tends to be the thinker of the trio. His job when not helping Anpanman is serving lunch to the schoolchildren. Dokin-chan has a crush on him. Wields the Shoku-punch and Shoku-kick, which are similar to Anpanman's fighting techniques. He also has a multi-functional delivery van known as the Shokupanman-go with many implements to help avoid trouble. He first appeared in episode 3b.
Melonpanna (メロンパンナ Meronpanna?)
Voiced by: Mika Kanai
Anpanman's friend. Her head is made from melon bread. She is extremely softhearted, being caring and sensitive, and is sometimes clever. When she's in trouble, she usually needs Anpanman or somebody else to save her, or if there is no one available, she calls out for her sister, Rollpanna. Sometimes she likes hanging out with Cheese. Her special attack, the Melo-Melo Punch, makes bad guys woozy with affection or awakens others from deep sleep. She first appeared in episode 200.
Rollpanna (ロールパンナ Rollpanna?)
Voiced by: Mina Tominaga
Melonpanna's older sister who has two hearts: A red one of goodness, and thanks to Baikinman, a blue one of evil. The sight of Anpanman can trigger her evil heart while the sight of Melonpanna can trigger her good one. She started out in the series as a loner at Baikinman's beck and call, but she broke from his power and wanders the world doing good deeds, but stays away from others for fear of what she would do if her black heart is triggered. Her nickname is "The tragic heroine". Uses a gymnastics ribbon as her main weapon. She can use it to wrap up her enemies or cause tornadoes. She first appeared in episode 300.
Creampanda (クリームパンダ Creampanda?)
Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa
The youngest of Anpanman's friends and the foster brother of Melonpanna and Rollpanna. He is 6 years old. His is head made from a cream bun and his eyes that looks like those of a panda's. Despite his immaturity and relative weakness as compared to Anpanman and his hero friends, he is courageous, protective of his friends, and has a "never give up" attitude. He has an immature character causes him to sometimes get into petty squabbles and competitions of one-upsmanship with the other younger characters on the show. Because his head resembles a hand, he has a special headbutt attack called the "Guu-Choki-Punch" (Guu-Choki-Pa means Rock, Scissors, Paper in Japanese). Relatively powerful when it connects, it fails to connect more often than not. He first appeared in episode 469.

The Villains[edit]

Baikinman (ばいきんまん Baikinman?)
Voiced by: Ryusei Nakao
The villain from the "Germ Planet" and is the leader of the Viruses. His Japanese name means "Bacteria Man". His ambition is to destroy Anpanman and spread bacteria all over the latter's world, yet he is perfectly content to play tricks, steal, and bully those weaker than him. He and Anpanman were born at the same time, making them physical representations of moral dualism. He has a weakness to soap, which shrinks him to the size of a fly. He constructs machines and thinks of intricate plans to counteract Anpanman's strength. His two famous phrases are his battle-cry, "Ha-hi-hu-he-ho!" (based on the h-row of Japanese kana); and "Bye-baikiiin!", which he utters out whenever he's sent flying by Anpanman or another character.
Moldyrunrun (かびるんるん Kabirunrun?)
Baikinman's henchmen. They have the ability to rot Anpanman's head with mildew/mold (Japanese: kabi). They first appeared in episode 2a.
Dokin-chan (ドキンちゃん?)
Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru
Baikinman's female partner in crime. She is selfish, demanding, childish, and greedy, but sometimes shows kindness, as demonstrated by her crush on Shokupanman. Her Japanese name is a combination of "Doki", the Japanese onomatopoeia for a quickly beating heart, "baikin" (meaning "germ", also the case for Baikinman), and the diminutive/affectionate suffix "-chan". She first appeared in episode 13a.
Horrorman (ホラーマン Horrorman?)
Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki
A skeleton who often works with Baikinman and Dokin-chan. Although he seems scary on the outside, he is very weak and often falls to pieces, and can magically put the pieces back. He is neither a hero nor a villain. His special attack is the Bone Boomerang, where he takes off one of his bones and throws it. He is also in love with Dokin-chan and often stalks her. He first appeared in Fly! Fly! Chibigon.
Anpanman characters on a JR Shikoku 2000 train.

Videography[edit]

Movies[edit]

In 1989 Tokyo Movie Shinsha started making Anpanman movies. There has been a total of 25 Anpanman movies with each movie having the same general plot - A person (usually a princess) comes from a foreign land. Baikinman unlocks some dark secret and controls a weapon or monster able to polymorph people. And with the help of the aforementioned person, Anpanman defeats the said weapon or monster. Sometimes the person dies, but is brought back to life by a tearful song from the characters. Since at least 1995, the films have been released concurrently with storybook versions written and illustrated by Takashi Yanase himself.

  • March 11, 1989: Go! Anpanman: The Shining Star's Tear (それいけ!アンパンマン キラキラ星の涙 Soreike! Anpanman Kirakira Boshi no Namida?)
  • July 14, 1990: Go! Anpanman: Baikinman's Counterattack (それいけ!アンパンマン ばいきんまんの逆襲 Soreike! Anpanman Baikinman no Gyakushū?)
  • July 20, 1991: Go! Anpanman: Fly! Fly! Chibigon (それいけ!アンパンマン とべ!とべ!ちびごん Soreike! Anpanman Tobe! Tobe! Chibigon?)
  • March 14, 1992: Go! Anpanman: The Secret of Building Block Castle (それいけ!アンパンマン つみき城のひみつ Soreike! Anpanman Tsumiki-jō no Himitsu?)
  • July 17, 1993: Go! Anpanman: Nosshi the Dinosaur's Big Adventure (それいけ!アンパンマン 恐竜ノッシーの大冒険 Soreike! Anpanman Kyōryū Nosshī no Daibōken?)
  • July 16, 1994: Go! Anpanman: The Lyrical Magical Witch's School (それいけ!アンパンマン リリカル☆マジカルまほうの学校 Soreike! Anpanman Ririkaru Majikaru Mahō no Gakkō?)
  • July 29, 1995: Go! Anpanman: Let's Defeat the Haunted Ship!! (それいけ!アンパンマン ゆうれい船をやっつけろ!! Soreike! Anpanman Yūreifune o Yattsukero!!?)
  • July 13, 1996: Go! Anpanman: The Flying Picture Book and the Glass Shoes (それいけ!アンパンマン 空とぶ絵本とガラスの靴 Soreike! Anpanman Soratobu Ehon to Garasu no Kutsu?)
  • July 28, 1997: Go! Anpanman: The Pyramid of the Rainbow (それいけ!アンパンマン 虹のピラミッド Soreike! Anpanman Niji no Piramiddo?)
  • July 25, 1998: Go! Anpanman: The Palm of the Hand to the Sun (それいけ!アンパンマン てのひらを太陽に Soreike! Anpanman Tenohira o Taiyō ni?)
  • July 24, 1999: Go! Anpanman: When the Flower of Courage Opens (それいけ!アンパンマン 勇気の花がひらくとき Soreike! Anpanman Yūki no Hana ga Hiraku Toki?)
  • July 29, 2000: Go! Anpanman: The Tears of the Mermaid Princess (それいけ!アンパンマン 人魚姫のなみだ Soreike! Anpanman Ningyohime no Namida?)
  • July 14, 2001: Go! Anpanman: Gomira's Star (それいけ!アンパンマン ゴミラの星 Soreike! Anpanman Gomira no Hoshi?)
  • July 13, 2002: Go! Anpanman: The Secret of Roll and Roura's Floating Castle (それいけ!アンパンマン ロールとローラうきぐも城のひみつ Soreike! Anpanman Rōru to Rōra Ukigumo-jō no Himitsu?)
  • July 12, 2003: Go! Anpanman: Ruby's Wish (それいけ!アンパンマン ルビーの願い Soreike! Anpanman Rubī no Negai?)
  • July 17, 2004: Go! Anpanman: Nyanii of the Country of Dream Cats (それいけ!アンパンマン 夢猫の国のニャニイ Soreike! Anpanman Yumeneko no Kuni no Nyanii?)
  • July 16, 2005: Go! Anpanman: Happy's Big Adventure (それいけ!アンパンマン ハピーの大冒険 Soreike! Anpanman Hapī no Daibōken?)
  • July 15, 2006: Go! Anpanman: Dolly of the Star of Life (それいけ!アンパンマン いのちの星のドーリィ Soreike! Anpanman Inochi no Hoshi no Dōri?)
  • July 14, 2007: Go! Anpanman: Purun of the Bubble Ball (それいけ!アンパンマン シャボン玉のプルン Soreike! Anpanman Shabon-Ō no Purun?)
  • July 12, 2008: Go! Anpanman: Rinrin the Fairy's Secret (それいけ!アンパンマン 妖精リンリンのひみつ Soreike! Anpanman Yōsei Rinrin no Himitsu?)
  • July 4, 2009: Go! Anpanman: Dadandan and the Twin Stars (それいけ!アンパンマン だだんだんとふたごの星 Soreike! Anpanman Dadandan to Futago no Hoshi?)
  • July 10, 2010: Go! Anpanman: Blacknose and the Magical Song (それいけ!アンパンマン ブラックノーズと魔法の歌 Soreike! Anpanman Burakku Nōzu to Mahō no Uta?)
  • July 2, 2011: Go! Anpanman: Rescue! Kokorin and the Star of Miracles (それいけ!アンパンマン すくえ!ココリンと奇跡の星 Soreike! Anpanman Sukue! Kokorin to Kiseki no Hoshi?)
  • July 7, 2012: Go! Anpanman: Revive Banana Island (それいけ!アンパンマン よみがえれバナナ島 Soreike! Anpanman: Yomigaere Banana Shima?)
  • July 6, 2013: Go! Anpanman: Fly! The Handkerchief of Hope (それいけ!アンパンマン とばせ!希望のハンカチ Soreike! Anpanman: Tobase! Kibō no Handkerchief?)[5]
  • July 5, 2014: Go! Anpanman: Take it! Wishes for Everyone, Apple Boy (それいけ!アンパンマン りんごぼうやとみんなの願い Soreike! Anpanman: Ringo Bō Ya To Min'Nano Negai?)

Animated shorts[edit]

In 1990 Tokyo Movie Shinsha started Anpanman short movies. These are short subject Anpanman anime of around 24 minutes that were shown in conjunction with the full length movies above. The shorts made in 1989 and 1993 are not included as they do not involve the world of Anpanman.

  • Go! Anpanman: Omusubiman (それいけ!アンパンマン おむすびまん?), July 14, 1990
  • Go! Anpanman: Dokin-chan's Doki-Doki Calendar (それいけ!アンパンマン ドキンちゃんのドキドキカレンダー?), July 20, 1991
  • Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and His Funny Friends (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとゆかいな仲間たち?), March 14, 1992
  • Go! Anpanman: Everyone Get Together! Anpanman World (それいけ!アンパンマン みんな集まれ!アンパンマンワールド?), July 16, 1994
  • Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and Your Happy Birthday (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとハッピーおたんじょう日?), July 29, 1995
  • Go! Anpanman: Baikinman and the 3-"Bai" Punch (それいけ!アンパンマン ばいきんまんと3ばいパンチ?), July 13, 1996
  • Go! Anpanman: We're Heroes (それいけ!アンパンマン ぼくらはヒーロー?), July 28, 1997
  • Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and His Strange Friend (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとおかしな仲間?), July 25, 1998
  • Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and Their Funny Friends (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとたのしい仲間たち?), July 24, 1999
  • Go! Anpanman: Yakisobapanman and Blacksabodenman (それいけ!アンパンマン やきそばパンマンとブラックサボテンマン?), July 29, 2000
  • Go! Anpanman: The Amazing Naganegiman and Yakisobapanman (それいけ!アンパンマン 怪傑ナガネギマンとやきそばパンマン?), July 14, 2001
  • Go! Anpanman: Tuna Maki-chan and Gold Kamameshidon (それいけ!アンパンマン 鉄火のマキちゃんと金のかまめしどん?), July 13, 2002
  • Go! Anpanman: The Amazing Nagenegiman and Princess Doremi (それいけ!アンパンマン 怪傑ナガネギマンとドレミ姫?), July 12, 2003
  • Go! Anpanman: Tsukiko and Shiratama ~Heart-racing Dancing~ (それいけ!アンパンマン つきことしらたま〜ときめきダンシング〜?), July 17, 2004
  • Go! Anpanman: Princess Snow-black and Popular Baikinman (それいけ!アンパンマン くろゆき姫とモテモテばいきんまん?), July 16, 2005
  • Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Blue Tears (それいけ!アンパンマン コキンちゃんとあおいなみだ?), July 15, 2006
  • Go! Anpanman: Horrorman and Hora-horako (それいけ!アンパンマン ホラーマンとホラ・ホラコ?), July 14, 2007
  • Go! Anpanman: Hiyahiyahiyarico and Babu-Babu-Baikinman (それいけ!アンパンマン ヒヤヒヤヒヤリコとばぶ・ばぶばいきんまん?), July 12, 2008
  • Go! Anpanman: Baikinman VS Baikinman!? (それいけ!アンパンマン ばいきんまんVSバイキンマン!??), July 4, 2009
  • Go! Anpanman: Run! The Exciting Anpanman Grand Prix (それいけ!アンパンマン はしれ!わくわくアンパンマングランプリ?), July 10, 2010
  • Go! Anpanman: Sing and Play! Anpanman and Mori's Treasure (それいけ!アンパンマン うたっててあそび!アンパンマンともりのたから?), July 2, 2011
  • Go! Anpanman: Rhythm and Play - Anpanman and the Strange Parasol (それいけ!アンパンマン リズムでてあそびアンパンマンとふしぎなパラソル?), July 7, 2012
  • Go! Anpanman: Mischievous Ghost and Cuddling Together (みんなで てあそび アンパンマンといたずらオバケ?), July 6, 2013
  • Go! Anpanman: Guqin-Chan became a Mom and Play with Fun (たのしくてあそび ママになったコキンちゃん?), July 5, 2014

Christmas specials[edit]

In December 1988 Tokyo Movie Shinsha started making Anpanman Christmas specials. A Total of 24 Christmas Specials have been made.

  • December 19, 1988: Go! Anpanman: Santa Claus Disappears (それいけ!アンパンマン 消えたサンタクロース?)
  • December 25, 1989: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and the Christmas Valley (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとクリスマスの谷?)
  • December 24, 1990: Go! Anpanman: Shine! Our Christmas Tree (それいけ!アンパンマン 光れ!ぼくらのクリスマスツリー?)
  • December 23, 1991: Go! Anpanman: The Mysterious Jingle Bells (それいけ!アンパンマン ふしぎなふしぎなジングルベル?)
  • December 21, 1992: Go! Anpanman: Delivered! Our Christmas Cake (それいけ!アンパンマン とどけ!みんなのクリスマスケーキ?)
  • December 20, 1993: Go! Anpanman: The South Island's White Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン 南の島のホワイトクリスマス?)
  • December 19, 1994: Go! Anpanman: The 2 Panna's Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン ふたりのパンナのクリスマス?)
  • December 25, 1995: Go! Anpanman: White Keito's Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン けいとのしろのクリスマス?)
  • December 13, 1996: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and the Black Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとブラッククリスマス?)
  • December 25, 1997: Go! Anpanman: The Meringue Sisters' Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン メレンゲシスターズのクリスマス?)
  • December 24, 1998: Go! Anpanman: Our Christmas Concert (それいけ!アンパンマン ぼくらのクリスマスコンサート?)
  • December 23, 1999: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and Your Merry Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとメリークリスマス?)
  • December 21, 2000: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman's Christmas Show (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンのクリスマスショー?)
  • December 20, 2001: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and Small Santa's Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとちいさなサンタのクリスマス?)
  • December 19, 2002: Go! Anpanman: The Flame of Courage and Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン 勇気のほのおとクリスマス?)
  • December 25, 2003: Go! Anpanman: Black Santa and the Nice Present (それいけ!アンパンマン ブラックサンタとすてきなプレゼント?)
  • December 24, 2004: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and the Star of Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとクリスマスの星?)
  • December 23, 2005: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman's Jin-Jin-Jingle Bells (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンのジンジンジングルベル?)
  • December 22, 2006: Go! Anpanman: Sing! Dance! Everybody's Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン うたおう!おどろう!みんなのクリスマス?)
  • December 21, 2007: Go! Anpanman: Kokin-chan and the Christmas of Tears (それいけ!アンパンマン コキンちゃんとなみだのクリスマス?)
  • December 19, 2008: Go! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン フランケンロボくんのビックリクリスマス?)
  • December 25, 2009: Go! Anpanman: Do your Best Creampanda! The Christmas Adventure (それいけ!アンパンマン がんばれクリームパンダ!クリスマスの冒険?)
  • December 24, 2010: Go! Anpanman: Red-Nosed Chappy - The Christmas of Courage (それいけ!アンパンマン 赤鼻チャッピー勇気のクリスマス?)
  • December 23, 2011: Go! Anpanman: Anpanman and Gomira's Christmas Castle (それいけ!アンパンマン アンパンマンとゴミラの城のクリスマス?)
  • December 21, 2012: Go! Anpanman: Doremifa Island's Christmas (それいけ!アンパンマン ドレミファ島のクリスマス?)
  • December 20, 2013: Go! Anpanman: Shine! Tin Kid's Christmas Tree (かがやけ! ブリキッドのクリスマスツリー?)

Video games[edit]

Example of Anpaman products
Famicom
  • Oeka Kids: Anpanman to Oekaki Shiyou!!
  • Oeka Kids: Anpanman no Hiragana Daisuki
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Minna de Hiking Game!
PlayStation
  • Kids Station: Soreike! Anpanman
  • Kids Station: Soreike! Anpanman 2: Anpanman to Daibouken
  • Kids Station: Soreike! Anpanman 3
  • Kids Station: Oshaberi Oekaki Soreike! Anpanman
Nintendo DS
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Baikinman no Daisakusen
  • Anpanpan to Asobo: Aiueo Kyoushitsu
  • Anpanman to Asobo: ABC Kyoushitsu
  • Anpanman to Touch de Waku Waku Training
  • Anpanman to Asobu: Aiueo Kyoushitsu DX
Nintendo 3DS
  • Anpanman to Asobo: New Aiueo Kyoushitsu
Game Boy Color
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Fushigi na Nikoniko Album
  • Soreike! Anpanman: 5tsu no Tou no Ousama
Wii
  • Anpanman Niko Niko Party
Sega Pico
  • Soreike! Anpanman Eigo to Nakayoshi Youchiende ABC
  • Soreike! Anpanman no Game de Asobou Anpanman
  • Soreike! Anpanman no o-Hanashi Daisuki Anpanman
  • Soreike! Anpanman Eigo to Nakayoshi 2 Tanoshii Carnival
  • Soreike! Anpanman no Medalympic World
  • Soreike! Anpanman no Minna de Kyousou Anpanman!
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Anpanman to Denwa de Asobou!
  • Soreike! Anpanman Anpanman to Tanoshii Drive!
  • Soreike! Anpanman Anpanman to Kotoba Asobi
  • Soreike! Anpanman no Medalympic World 2
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Anpanman to Suuji Asobi
  • Anpanman Pico Waku Waku Pan Koujou
  • Anpanman to PC Renshuu!
  • Gakken Anpanman to Chinou Up!
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Anpanman no Chie no World
  • Soreike! Anpanman Hajimete Asobu Pico Soft: Anpanman no Iro-Kazu-Katachi Nurie mo Dekichau zo!
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Anpanman no Hitori de Dekichatta!
Advanced Pico Beena
  • Soreike! Anpanman Hajimete Kaketa yo! Oboeta yo! Hiragana Katakana ~Gojūon Board Kinō-tsuki~
  • Shoku Iku Series 1 Soreike! Anpanman: Sukikirainai Ko Genki na Ko!
  • Anpanman no Waku Waku Game Oekaki
  • Anpanman o Sagase!
  • Soreike! Anpanman Card de Tanoshiku ♪ ABC
  • Soreike! Anpanman Doki Doki! Rescue Drive ~Car Navi-tsuki~
  • Soreike! Anpanman o Mise ga Ippai! TV de o-Ryōri Tsukutchao
  • Soreike! Anpanman Waku Waku Eigo Game!
Arcade
  • Let's Go! Anpanman: Popcorn Factory
Playdia
  • Soreike! Anpanman: Picnic de Obenkyō

Outside Japan[edit]

Anpanman has had very little impact outside of Japan, however the anime series has aired (briefly) under the following names in other countries:

  • In the Arab World, it is known as "ar-ragheef al'ajeeb" (الرغيف العجيب, Wonder Loaf)
  • In India, it was aired on Pogo in 2009, under the name "Anpanman Breadman". The series was eventually dropped.
  • In South Korea, the series has been airing under the name "Nalara! Hoppangmaen" (hangul: 날아라! 호빵맨, Let's Go! Anpanman) on MBC and Animax.
  • In China, it is known as "面包超人" (pinyin: Miànbāochāorén).
  • In Sri Lanka, the series has aired on Rupavahini.
  • In North America, the series has aired in its original Japanese version on TV Japan.

Sponsors[edit]

Anpanman statue at the Yokohama Anpaman Children's Museum

Theme music[edit]

Openings[edit]

  1. "Anpanman's March" (アンパンマンのマーチ "Anpanman no Māchi"?)

Endings[edit]

  1. "Courage Rin-Rin" (勇気りんりん "Yūki Rinrin?)
  2. "Anpanman Gymnastics" (アンパンマンたいそう "Anpanman Taisō"?)
  3. "Sun-Sun Gymnastics" (サンサンたいそう "Sansan Taisō"?)
  4. "Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Anpanman" (ドレミファアンパンマン?)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bandai Kodomo Enquête Report Vol.190, June 2011
  2. ^ "新文化 - 出版業界紙 - 過去のニュースフラッシュ". Shinbunka.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment News from Japan". Japan Zone. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Anpanman Gets Guinness World Record for Most Characters (Updated)". Anime News Network. July 15, 2009. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ "25th Anpanman Film to Open on July 6". Anime News Network. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-03-02. 

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