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Cover of the first VHS volume
|Genre||Adventure, comedy, science fiction|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Katsuyuki Kodera|
|Written by||Atsushi Maekawa|
|Network||TV Tokyo (2002-2003|
|Original run||October 2, 2002 – September 24, 2003|
Bomberman Jetters (ボンバーマン ジェッターズ Bonbāman Jettāzu ), often abbreviated as "BMJ" by fans, is an anime based on the popular video game series Bomberman created by Hudson Soft. The show ran for a total of 52 episodes in Japan on TV Tokyo. The soundtrack was composed by Kazunori Maruyama. Unlike the Bomberman Bakugaiden anime of the late 1990s, this series is very true to the Bomberman video games.
Like with many other recent Video game based anime and cartoons of the 2000s such as Kirby Right back at ya,Sonic X. and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures. this series is an alternate retelling of the Bomberman Storyline where in this version, White Bomberman is a 10 year old child who has an older brother named Mighty Bomber only drawling small influences from Previous Bomberman games.
The anime tells the story of the Higehige dan, or "Higehige bandits", who are a group of thieves foiled constantly by the Jetters.
The Jetters consist of Mighty (the Legendary Bomberman), Dr. Ein—the founder as well as Gangu's creator—Birdy, Shout, Bongo, Gangu, and White Bomber—Mighty's younger brother.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Characters
- 3 Jetters vehicles
- 4 Running gags
- 5 Differences and similarities from the games
- 6 Episodes
- 7 Voice cast
- 8 Adaptations
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The Jetters are a highly trained intergalactic police force for keeping unique items safe from the Hige-Hige bandits. Mighty, an expert Bomberman and the leader of the Jetters, disappears while on a mission. Dr. Ein accepts Mighty's younger brother, White Bomber (Shirobon in Japanese), into the Jetters because they need a Bomberman for the team. White Bomber is clumsy and childish, but idolizes his older brother. White Bomber and the rest of the Jetters have many adventures, foiling Doctor Mechadoc and Mujoe's plans to steal one-of-a-kind objects, facing off against the Hige-Hige Bandits, and returning antiques to their rightful owners.
Early episodes of Bomberman Jetters started out with the "monster of the week" formula, where Dr. Mechadoc and Mujoe would send in one of their "Super Combined" Bombermen one at a time to attack the Jetters.
Eventually the format shifted from light-hearted comedy "monster of the week" to a more dramatic, darker action story dealing with the themes of death, betrayal, and revenge, but still retaining some of the lighter aspect. Plots include characters going through trials with character development such as Shout learning the truth about her mother, how Bagular first met Mujoe, and White Bomber dealing with learning the truth of what happened to his older brother Mighty.
The GameCube version of the Bomberman Jetters video game was released in the U.S, but it is currently unknown if the anime series will ever get licensed in the U.S.
- White Bomber (シロボン Shirobon ) A native Bomberman from planet Bomber, White Bomber is very clumsy and quite thick. He wrecks things by accident, in contrast to his older brother Mighty. His accidents tend to make a critical situation worse, much to Shout's frustration. He brags endlessly about any achievement, no matter how small. White Bomber may mess up sometimes but he always means well and always tries to help. He is ten years old. White Bomber doesn't seem to get angry at Shout, no matter how many times she yells, curses, and hits him (although this is purely out of fear of inciting Shout's wrath even further, rather than out of affection). He joined the Jetters in episode 2, thanks to Momo's relationship with Dr. Ein.
- Shout (シャウト Shauto ) – Shout is the leader of the Jetters, who filled in for Mighty after his disappearance. She is the only female member of the Jetters. Shout picks on White Bomber, but she actually cares for him like a brother. She says that when he gets older he will lead the Jetters, just like Mighty once did. Her mother died in a space flight accident when she was an infant. Her age is unknown but she appears to be about the same age as White Bomber. In her civilian mode, she runs a ramen restaurant.
- Gangu (ガング Gangu ) – A robot created by Dr. Ein. He is a unique robot that wields gizmos in his body to assist the Jetters. He hates it when Bongo modifies him, especially for cooking. He does not remember when he was created or who created him, and has a recurring dream about fighting and defeating a giant robot.
- Bongo (ボンゴ Bongo ) – A hairy, large-bodied inventor from planet Dodonpa who helps Dr. Ein and enjoys modifying Gangu, mostly without Gangu's permission. Like most of his species, he enjoys curry and ends his sentences with "bongo." Though he doesn't look like it, he is actually a royal prince. His full name is Sarusamanbo Kongaragaccha Bosanovavitch Bongoro Dodonpa XXXIV.
- Birdy (バーディ Bādi ) – An anthropomorphic bird and a personal friend of Mighty. Birdy is a competent fighter and rarely reveals his emotions, but he loses his temper easily, especially when Louie is around and White Bomber is not. As a side job he works as a taxi driver. In episode 36 he seems to know Mama. He is mysterious and goes out by himself a lot, but none of the other Jetters knows what he does or where he goes. Birdy can fight well and can make wings come out of his back to fly, and he can throw sharp feathers.
- Mighty (マイティ Maiti ) - White Bomber's older brother, known as the legendary bomberman, who bears a striking resemblance to original Bomberman. Mighty has a silver visor covering his right eye and wears a red cape. He has a cool and collected personality and a strong sense of justice. Mighty and White Bomber share a very close brother bond. Mighty has some of the personality traits of White Bomber. He rides a hover-bike called the Moto-Jetter. Mighty can create the thunder bomb. After his brief return to Planet Bomber in episode 1 to guard Cosmo Diamond, he went on another mission to planet Nonbiri. Mighty fought the Higehige forces on his own, but after the last base had been destroyed, Mighty disappeared. In Zero's flashback, it was shown that Mighty was damaged in a gun attack by Mujoe and Zero had penetrated his wound to obtain combat data. Mighty destroyed the final base with his own attack. Mighty tried to give White Bomber his seventh bombstar before destroying the base, but he only possessed six bombstars. The seventh bombstar is Mighty's badge.
- Dr. Ein (ドクターアイン Dokutā Ain ) – A scientist who founded the Jetters. He has an annoying tendency to blow his nose on any piece of paper nearby, including letters of resignation, leading, understandably, to much confusion. He has a crush on Grandma Bomber (White Bomber and Mighty's grandmother), and calls her "Momo-chan", which makes her angry. Often regarded as a joke character, he also has a serious side. Ein tells the Jetters when there are missions.
- President Bagura – Bagura (a.k.a. Bagular) is the mastermind behind the Hige-Hige Gang, with the goal of collecting universally unique items. He resembles a large blue beardly old bomberman with a letter B on his forehead and wears one gold monocle over his left eye and has a belt, gloves and a red cape. He is not actually evil, and was great friends with the Jetters' founder, Dr. Ein, but they were split by an intense rivalry for the affections of Momo. In later episodes, it is revealed that Bagular is a pawn in Dr Mechadoc's sinister scheme to take over the Hige Hige Bandits. Bagura was later rescued by Mujoe in his second Schnurburt base infiltration attempt.
- Mujoe – A pawn of Bagular, Mujoe is usually in charge of commanding the Hige-Hige Gang's troops. He resembles a pro wrestler. He has blonde hair, a blonde mustache and beard, and a strange-looking spandex suit. He wears shades and a large green cape. Mujoe used the Super Combined Bomberman Making Machine and shot at Charaboms to make Mermaid Bomber, Thunder Bomber, Fire Bomber, and Grand Bomber. Bagura found the jobless Mojoe sleeping in the streets, and decided to employ Mojoe on his quest against Dr. Ein. After the Schnurburt base had been taken over by Dr. Mechadoc, Jetters attempted to free Bagura by infiltrating the Schnurburt base, but the plot failed. Mujoe then attempted to sacrifice himself to take down Max, but failed. Mujoe escaped from Max's attack by pulling an escape trigger just before the attack hits. Since then, he re-infiltrated Schnurburt base under Dr. Ein's secret plan in episode 49, and was successful.
- Dr. Mechadoc – Mechadoc is the Hige-Hige Bandits' mad scientist and Bagular's more trusted henchman. He does all the building and machinery for Bagular and the Hige-Hige Bandits. In Episode 40, Mechadoc turns against Bagular. Mechdoc and Bagura went to the same science academy back in their younger days, and Mechadoc blames Bagura for stealing his ideas about the bomb crystals. Bagular tries to explain that his idea was false, but Mechadoc refused to listen. As a result, Mechadoc goes into a rage, locking Bagura up in prison and taking over the Hige-Hige Bandits. Since the bomb crystals are inside Planet Bomber, his ultimate plan is to collide planet Bomber and planet Jetters together until both planets are destroyed. His main creation is the Super Combined Bomberman Making Machine to turn any inanimate objects or helpless Charaboms into his own Bombermen.
- MAX (MA-10[X])(マックス Makkusu) – At first solely referred to as the infamous "Space Bounty Hunter," it is later discovered that he is a creation of Mechadoc. He has no feelings or compassion, and will do whatever it takes to reach his goal. He uses the lightning bomb and balloon bomb, similar to the missing Mighty. Max's body was destroyed in episode 51, but he manages to write his data into Zero before Zero begins the lethal hit, hence taking control of his body. Max's spirit was destroyed by Shirobon's ruse bomb, saving the fatally wounded Zero.
- Hige-Hige bandits – Hige-Hige Bandits are small, powerful robots. The basic members of the Hige-Hige gang equal of strength to the bombermen. Created by Bagura, they are very powerful as individuals and even more powerful in numbers. The Hige-Hige seem to be always happy in every piece of work they are doing but still expect to be paid for it. To those outside the Hige-Hige Bandits, excluding Mujoe, it appears all they can say is "Hige", but it is apparently a language in and of itself. There are three types of Hige-Hige bandits. Their uniform consists of an orange scarf, white boots and gloves, and black full body armor. The programming of Hige-Hige units are stored inside disks that are loaded into the disk drives in their heads.
- Mama – An alien-like bartender working in the Hige-Hige headquarters who debuted in episode 5. Mujoe shows great affection for Mama. She is also well liked by the Hige-Hige. In episode 40 she is held at the base, but still works as a bartender. Later she was rescued by Mujoe.
Combination bombers are created using MechaDoc's combining machine, and debuted in episode 2.
- Bat Bomber – A bomber created in episode 3 when the combined bomber machine was tested on a bat. Has bat wings and a pig nose. His special bomb is the bat bomb, which flies around before releasing a swarm of bats. He reappeared to compete in the B-1 Grand Prix, but was defeated by Pretty Bomber in 1st round.
- Dolphin Bomber – A female bomber created in episode 4, capable of making ultrasound bombs and toss back bombs thrown by opponents. She has an uncontrollable urge to jump through hoops. She wears a swim ring with a skirt underneath, a seashell bra, and lipstick. She was destroyed by Shirobon's bomb when Dolphin Bomber tries to jump through a hoop created by modifying Gangu; she was turned back into a normal dolphin. She reappeared to compete in the B-1 Grand Prix, but lost in the first round when the pool where Dolphin Bomber is in dried up.
- Coma Bomber – A spinning top bomber created in episode 5 to help Mujoe to dig tunnels, but it is incapable of digging tunnels. It can create spinning top bombs, but it prefers to play tricks with the bombs than to use them as weapons. It was destroyed by Shirobon's bomb after Shout trapped it in elevator. It reappeared to compete in the B-1 Grand Prix, but when it fought against Hige-hige unit #156 in the first round, it lost.
- Housing Bomber – A bomber created in episode 6, during the duel between Shirobon and Mujoe. When Mujoe tried to attack Shirobom with a combining machine, Shout knocked down the machine with a boomerang. The machine's beam hit the sheriff's office instead. Housing Bomber was destroyed by Max's lightning bomb.
- Bear Bomber – A bomber created in episode 8 in the ice comet. He does not throw bombs, but attacks with his claws. After it was tossed in the air by Bongo with a bear trap made from Gangu, it was destroyed by Shirobon's bomb. He reappeared to compete in the B-1 Grand Prix, but was defeated by Bomber Kid.
- Kamome Bomber – A seagull bomber that appeared in episode 9 in search of a unique item. Under the orders of Mujoe, it attacks by firing missiles, but was destroyed by Max's lightning bomb. It reappeared to compete in the B-1 Grand Prix and was able to win first round. It lost in the second round when the referee declared it was absent, even though it was on the battlefield.
- Wanigeta Bomber– A bomber combining a crocodile and a sandal, using the miniature combination machine; appears in episode 28. It hardly showed any emotion, and used the sandal bomb. It was defeated by Shirobom's burning fire bomb.
- Cat Rin Rin Bomber – A bomber combining a cat and a bell, using the miniature combination machine; appears in episode 29. It was defeated by Shirobom's fire bomb and returned to its components.
- Amefoot Tyranno Bomber – A dinosaur bomber wearing American football jersey in episode 33, created by combining a dinosaur and a #33 jersey.
- Tsubame Ball Bomber – A bomber that appeared in episode 38. It was defeated by Shirobon's fire bomb.
- Dark Force Bomber – It was created by combining Mechadoc with the four Proto-Max units in episode 50. Although his name is "Dark Force Bomber", he looks angelic in appearance. His attack is the Dark Force Bomb. Dark Force Bomber was defeated by Shirobon's newest attack in episode 51, and was returned into the four Proto-Max units and Mechadoc. In the videogame, he was created by the combined powers of the Bomber Shitennou, and he had more attacks.
These bombers were created in episode 13 by Mujoe using Mechado's new combination machines on groups of Rapid Panther, Triple Shell, Pteragodon, and Elex. The quartet have the ability to create unique arenas that maximize that individual bomber's powers.
- Flame Bomber – A flame-wielding Bomber who was the first Bomber Shitennou seen in action; Flame Bomber defeated White Bomber. He is very childish and doesn't take his work very seriously. He was overpowered and defeated by White Bomber's new flame-based bomb star. After he was defeated in episode 16, he returned into three Pteragodon. As well as possessing Pyrokinesis, he can produce and wield his signature "Flame Fire" Bombs. His Battlefield is an ancient Chinese temple courtyard.
- Mermaid Bomber – (Originally appeared in the game Bomberman Online) A female water-wielding Bomber who took over the job of the beaten Flame Bomber in episode 17. During her encounter with the Jetters, she fell in love with Birdy, but her plans were foiled by Shirobon. She is proud and arrogant, and tends to act more like a spoiled little girl, using her looks on Mujoe to get what she wants. She likes to do things her way, or not at all. When Mermaid Bomber was defeated after being electrocuted by Shirobon's Sunrise Thunder Bomb in episode 18, she turned into three Triple Shells. She can produce and use her signature "Splash Water" Bombs. Her Battlefield is a large floating oasis.
- Grand Bomber – A strong and kind Bomber Shitennou. He is a very honourable person, and sometimes not sure whether he is fighting for good or evil. He befriends Shirobon, not knowing he is a Jetter. When faced with destroying Shirobon, he cannot bring himself to do it, and convinces White Bomber to destroy him instead. As well as being able to roll at high speeds and fire off the spikes on his body to attack foes, he can produce and wield the Clay Bombs and Brick Bombs. His Battlefield is a farm, but in the video game it was an underground arena with a design similar to the traditional Bomberman maze.
- Thunder Bomber – (Originally appeared in the game Bomberman Online, along with Mermaid Bomber) The last and most powerful of the Bomber Shitennou. Aside from being able to use his signature "Thunder Bombs" and "Flash Thunderbolt Bombs", he has mastery over a wide variety of electrical attacks. Incredibly loyal to Mujoe, he respects his elders and superiors; he wants to expose those who are framing Mujoe at all costs. Because of this, he has an intense rivalry with Max, as he believes that he is plotting to overthrow Mujoe. He is defeated by Max's signature attack, Hyper Plasma Bomb. His battlefield is never seen in the anime (MechaDoc interrupted him when he was about to summon it), but in the video game, his battlefield is a floating arena surrounded by an electric fence.
The Proto-Max units are the other MA-X series prototypes besides Max.
- Zero (MA-0) – A mysterious android who wields extreme speed and power. He usually wears a cloak in public, and bears a strong resemblance to Max. He is the MA prototype MA-0 (hence the unfinished eye plate). He was sent out to absorb Mighty's bomb abilities, but unexpectedly absorbed or copied Mighty's memory in the process. Zero attacked Mechadoc upon awakening, but Mechadoc disabled him and left him in the ruins of the previous Hige-Hige base that had been destroyed by Mighty. Misty discovers Zero in the ruins and found a doctor to restore him working condition. Zero has worked with Misty under disguise ever since. The Jetters members believed Zero was Max, until in episode 41, when the real Max appeared alongside Zero. Zero later told Shirobom that he was the one that had killed Mighty. After his broadcast of Mighty is over, Zero dies. His last words were "Thank you, Shirobon."
- Drill-Max (MA 3) – A Proto-Max unit with a drill on his right arm and a fin coming out of each eye-plate. It was defeated by Shirobon and Birdy.
- Proto-Max Jr. (MA 5) – A very short MA unit who wore shorts, and attacked with a slingshot. It was defeated by Ninja Bomber and Bomber Kid.
- Heavy-Max (MA 7) – A Proto-Max unit with head attached directly to his torso, and was much bulkier than the others. It was defeated by Oyabon and Daibon.
- Boomerang-Max (MA 9) – A Proto-Max with two purple spikes coming out from under his helmet; it had no razor crest, and used a boomerang. It was defeated by Zero.
- Virtual Bomber – The trainer bomberman that Shirobon fought in the training tower. He looks and sounds similar to Mighty.
- Oyabon – First runner-up in the B-1 Grand Prix at least twice, losing to Mighty and then Zero. Momo's former student. Uses the "Banchou bomb", "banchou" referring to the leader of a student gangster group. The name "Oyabon" is a pun on the word "oyabun", meaning "boss". In episode 44, he obtained the sixth bombstar after completing a bombstar search quest with Shirobon, Kobon, and Daibon.
- Kobon – Shirobon's friend and Oyabon's follower. He cannot use bombs because he is not really a Bomberman. Constantly praises Oyabon after he speaks, stating that he "will take this lesson to heart". The name "Kobon" is a pun on the word "kobun", meaning "underling". In episode 44, he obtained a bombstar after completing a bombstar search quest with Shirobon, Oyabon, and Daibon.
- Daibon – A cowardly Bomberman who always regards himself as worthless. Followed by a being much like Rui named Pui. In episode 44, he obtained the second bombstar after completing a bombstar search quest with Shirobon, Kobon, and Oyabon.
- Grandma Bomber/Momo-chan – A very swift and powerful female Bomber who lived with her grandsons, Shirobon and Mighty. She taught them most of what they knew as bombers, and constantly tries to help Shirobon improve his skills. Her Japanese name, "Bonbaasan", is a pun on the Japanese phrase "(o)baasan (omasan), or "grandmother".
- Silver Bomber – A senior B-1 Grand Prix competitor against Shirobon in the second round, who was defeated by Shirobon using Silver Bomber's own technique.
Bombermen from older video games
- Pretty Bomber – A pink female bomber who has a large fan base (including Bongo and Gangu). Uses the "Pretty Bomb." Pretty Bomber won the first round in the B-1 Grand Prix, but was absent in the second round.
- Bomber (the) Kid – A cowboy bomber who can fire bombs at the speed of a bullet. He later helps Shirobon against Dark Force Bomber.
- Bomber Ninja – A ninja bomber who specializes in confusing the enemy with clouds of smoke. Uses the "Shuriken bomb". During the B-1 Grand Prix, against Shirobon in first round, it was defeated by Shirobon's fire bomb. He later helps Shirobon against Dark Force Bomber.
Charaboms are unique and sometimes quite powerful creatures from the planet Charabom. Most Charaboms have an element that corresponds to their attack. The Charaboms serve as a type of the "animals".
- Pommy Dragon (Dragon Pommy) – A red, fire breathing Charabom living in the ice comet; appeared in episode 8.
- Hiroshi – A pink Eleph Charabom debuted in episode 11. The charabom first appeared from an escape pod that crash-landed into the Jetters base on Planet Jetters. The Hiroshi name was given by Bomberman. After it had been returned to its mother in episode 12, the Jetters learnt Hiroshi was a female charabom named Catherine.
- Mama Elephan – Mother of Hiroshi, it is a Big Elephan captured by Mujoe as a unique item in episode 11. In episode 12, it was shown it lived inside a cave.
- Ptera – The Pteragodon police officer; debuted in episode 11.
- Triple Shell – The Triple Shell police officer; debuted in episode 11.
- Elex – The Elex police officer; debuted in episode 11.
- Panther Fang – The Panther Fang police officer; debuted in episode 13.
- Rapid Panther – The Rapid Panther police officer; debuted in episode 13.
- Louie (Rui) – Louie is a green kangaroo-like animal who helps Bomberman by letting him ride on his back. His species is one generally chosen by Bombermen as a sidekick. Louie often washes dishes at the Jetters ramen shop. Louie is a good ramen cook, and is very devoted to whatever he does. In episode 28, Louie and Birdy had to protect a rare trumpet because Shout and Shirobon were sick. Louie tried to protect it with a broom (and later, a vacuum cleaner) and fireworks. All he can say is "Rui", his name. Gangu and Shirobon are the only ones who can fully understand him; Birdy buys a book on Rooey language in the aforementioned episode.
- Misty – Misty is an anthropomorphic cat with a short temper like Shout; debuted in episode 10. Before her encounter with Shirobon, she met Mighty and Birdy in a ruby heist. After being saved by Shirobon, she gave him a red bombstar. She is a space thief, but she fell in love with Mighty, and later took in Zero after finding him while at the site of Mighty's death. She realized Zero's true identity soon after meeting him, and constantly gets him to reveal knowledge only Mighty should have known. Originally Mighty wanted to invite Misty to join Jetters, but the Jetters badge was broken. In episode 52, Misty found another Jetters badge intended for her in Mighty's locker.
- Twist – Shout's father, a widower and the owner of the noodle store. He is usually seen reading a newspaper, which covers his face. Due to this, his face is only seen in episodes 26 and 52. He spoke in episode 52. He lost his wife, Natsumi, in a supernova explosion.
- Natsumi – Twist's wife, the mother of Shout. She died during the explosion of 1988A supernova in a space flight accident, and her grave resides at the top of a hill with an ocean view. Her appearance is very similar to that of Shout.
- Dr. Gasket – A scientist who studied and worked for Dr. Ein; inventor of the transporter. The transporter plays an important role in the series, as it became a tool for extracting bomb crystals from the core of planet Bomber. Dr. Gasket has a habit of shouting his name before and after sentences.
- Achoe – Commander of the Chige-Chige army in planet Charabom; debuted in episode 12. Bears a striking resembalance to Mujoe, causing Charabom police to pursue Mujoe.
- Nightly – A large duck-like character who is an expert at gathering information; debuted in episode 9. Usually seen wearing a trenchcoat and sunglasses. His main client is Birdy. Nightly was supposedly killed by Max's bomb in episode 41, but turned up alive in the final episode.
When sent to other planets on missions, the Jetters take the Cosmo Jetter. A variety of sub-vehicles in different pods can be attached to the Cosmo Jetter and are equipped from the Jetters HQ.
- Cosmo Jetter
- Round Jetter – Debuted in Episode 2
- Sky Jetter – Debuted in Episode 3
- Marine Jetter – Debuted in Episode 4
- Drill Jetter – Debuted in Episode 5
- Land Jetter – Debuted in Episode 6
- Moto Jetter – Mighty's personal vehicle. It resembles a hovering motorcycle, and Mighty uses it on solo missions
- Shirobon usually tries to distract his opponents by saying, "Look, a komodo dragon." He learned this from Shout, who used it first in Episode 3.
- Whenever Mujoe tries to thank MechaDoc with a slap on the back, he sends MechaDoc flying face first into something like a wall or heavy piece of machinery.
- In some episodes, the Hige-hige grunts help Shirobon when he's hungry, sick, or can't find the bathroom, usually enabling him to focus on defeating them.
- Whenever Shirobon wins a new Bomb star, replies with a catchphrase like "I'm a Jetter, that's why I have two Bomb Stars," followed by the repeating of the number of Bomb Stars, which results in Shout strangling him or holding him over a cliff by his antenna.
- Gangu being remodeled by Bongo into any useful object.
- Shout being called fat, mostly by Mujoe or Shirobon.
- Grandma Bomber gets mad whenever Dr. Ein calls her Momo-chan.
Differences and similarities from the games
- Shirobon and all other bombermen have oval-shaped heads.
- Shirobon and Rui are younger than they were in the games.
- MAX is a villain instead of a hero and is a creation of Dr. Mechadoc. He has red eyes rather than blue ones.
- The Jetters may be the planetary police force that White Bomber is part of in the games, but in the games, it is never named, and has more members.
- Most of the Characters are exclusive in the anime.
- The bombs are not used the same way in the anime. Most of the bombermen use special bombs, like the Fire Bomb, which turns the bomb into a fireball or the Plasma Bomb, which turns it into an energy ball, and regular black time bombs are rarely used. Bombermen will always say "Bomber Shoot" when throwing or launching a bomb, instead of it being laid normally.
- Rui is much smaller in the anime compared to his game counterpart. This could be because he is younger in the anime.
- Bagular and Mujoe are not really villains. In the games they were. Bagular's game counterpart is able to generate bombs.
- Some Charaboms from the game are not presented.
- Shout's design borrows a resemblance to Lilith, a female character from Bomberman 64: Second Attack.
- Mama's head is modeled like the Beauty, Eagle, and Elite Crush Bombers of Bomberman Generation.
|#||Title||Original air date|
"Akogare Bonbāman" (憧れボンバーマン)
|October 2, 2002|
|Mighty returns to Planet Bomber to guard the cosmo diamond. Meanwhile, Mujoe leads his army to steal the unique diamond with the help of his heat cannon.|
|2||"The Five Jetters"
"Gonin Me no Jettāzu" (5人目のジェッターズ)
|October 9, 2002|
|Shirobon joins Jetters for its first assignment of finding a unique dinosaur egg. Shirobon's fire bomb punched a hole to the egg, but the Jetters discovered a mountain full of dinosaur eggs.|
|3||"Tremendous Foe! Bombermen Unite!"
"Kyōteki! Gattai Bonbāman!" (強敵!合體ボンバーマン!)
|October 16, 2002|
|Jetters receive a mission to protect a unique statue from being stolen. Mujoe unveiled the combining machine. \The Jetters were able to prevent the item from falling to the Hige-Hige, but Shirobon broke the statue.|
|4||"White Bomber Proceeds Without Permission!"
"Shirobon Mudan Hasshin!" (シロボン無斷發進!)
|October 23, 2002|
|Tired of being Bongo's test subject, Gangu decides to leave the Jetters, but it was accidentally thrown into a truck going to Totemoku planet. Meanwhile, Mechadoc loses his perfume, and orders Hige-Hige bandits to retrieve it. Bongo and Shirobon took off to planet Totemoku on their own, and found the Hige-Hige forces. Bongo and Shirobon retrieved Gangu and the perfume, but Shout sprayed the perfume on Bongo, Shirobon, and Gangu.|
|5||"Underground GO! GO! GO!"
"Chitei Gō! Gō! Gō!" (地底ゴー!ゴー!ゴー!)
|October 30, 2002|
|Shout discovers her barbecue pork made with special space coal does not taste any better than the store-bought variety. Mujoe discovers Mogue possesses a unique pickaxe, and decides to dig deep into Planet Daiya for the item. In planet Kurodaiya, Mujoe discovers Coma bomber could not bore through earth, so he orders the soldiers to dig holes. The digger operated by Bongo and Gangu was flushed away by underground water.|
|6||"Man of Mystery, Max"
"Naze no Otoko, Makkusu" (謎の男、MAX)
|November 6, 2002|
|Mujoe ordered a sheriff to call in Jetters, to challenge Shirobom to a duel.|
|7||"Chase down the Higehige Gang!"
"Hige Hige Dan wo Oikakero!" (ヒゲヒゲ團を追いかけろ!)
|November 13, 2002|
|Jetters and Hige-Hige bandits go to planet Kouraku for a break. Shirobon discovers an underground race of mouse-like people. Meanwhile, Hige-Hige soldiers were having a break in underground caves. When Chūko sneaks into a basket owned by Hige-Hige soldiers, the natives and the Jetters pursued the kidnappers.|
|8||"The Blue Rose of Memeory"
"Omoide no Aoi Bara" (思い出の青いバラ)
|November 20, 2002|
|Jetters and Hige-Hige search for an ice rose only found in an ice comet. Max was able to find it in the end, but realized it was not a unique item. Pommy Dragon told Jetters there are clones of the flower made in the comet.|
|9||"Aim for the Treasure Island!"
"Takarajima wo Mezase!" (寶島を目指せ!)
|November 27, 2002|
|Jetters and Hige-Hige search for a unique sailor-suited fish head figurehead in Planet Resort.|
|10||"The Dusk of Bomber Star"
"Yūyake no Bomustā" (夕燒(ゆうや)けのボムスター)
|December 4, 2002|
|When Shirobon's ship crash lands, Shirobon meets Misty, a thief who is also looking for unique items.|
|11||"Mother at 3000 Light-years"
"Mama wo Tazune Sanzen Kōnen" (ママをたずねて三千光年)
|December 11, 2002|
|When an escape pod containing a Charabom crash lands on Planet Jetter, Jetters takes a trip to a planet full of Charaboms to search for the Charabom's parent. When the Jetters arrive at the planet, Shout decides to have Jetters join Ajoe's army to look for a unique item. The Jetters were arrested by Pteragodon police, but Ajoe's army rescued the Jetters from prison.|
"Kyarabon wo Mamore!" (キャラボンを守れ!)
|December 18, 2002|
|Ajoe met Mujoe when the heroes were running from the local authorities. Pteragodon police pursued them, but the soldiers brought out barbecue meat from the pots on their heads to distract the pursuers. When the police Charaboms finally caught up, they targeted Mujoe instead. Mujoe was disguised as Hiroshi's mother and lured Hiroshi away, but was unable to move far away from Jetters. When Jetters finally reunite Hiroshi and Mama Elephan, Jetters realized Shirobon had been carrying the unique item, a kettle capable of preserving heat for a million years, all along. Shirobon returned the item to Mama Elephan. After leaving planet Charabom, Shout told Shirobon that Hiroshi was a girl.|
|13||"The Defeat of White Bomber"
"Shirobon no Haiboku" (シロボンの敗北)
|December 25, 2002|
|President Bagura fires Mujoe from Hige-Hige. Most Hige-Hige soldiers abandoned Mujoe, leaving only three bandits following Mujoe. Mujoe realized Max planned to earn favours by collecting unique items elsewhere, and asks Mechado for help. Meanwhile, Charabom police cornered Mujoe in a cave. When Mujoe finally leaves the cave, he uses Mechado's new combination machine to turn the Charaboms into four new bombers. Mujoe challenges Shirobom to a duel. Mujoe sends Flame Bomber into the duel. Shirobon was easily defeated by Flame Bomber, but managed to minimize the damage by throwing bombs before the decisive hit.|
|14||"The Glory of the Higehige Gang"
"Eikō no Hige Hige Dan" (榮光のヒゲヒゲ團)
|December 30, 2002|
|Mujoe shows a documentary film about the daily lives of Hige-Hige camp, through the perspective of Hige-Hige unit No. 156.|
"Sara wa Jetāzu" (さらばジェターズ)
|January 8, 2003|
|Dr. Ein fired Shirobon from Jetters for being unable to perform his duties as a Jetters member. Meanwhile, Mujoe led Flame Bomber to rob a unique pufferfish money bank. Shout called Birdy for help, but he was on another planet, so the foes escaped with the item. Back at Planet Jetter, Birdy said Mighty did not always succeed in missions. At Planet Bomber, Shirobon asked Momo about Mighty. Momo led Shirobon to a training tower, saying that is the place where Mighty used to hang out when he need time to think.|
|16||"White Bomber Returns"
"Kaette Kita Shirobon" (歸ってきたシロボン)
|January 15, 2003|
|Shirobon decided to enter the training tower. Shirobon was able to pass through the stages with ease, until he met Momo at the top. When Bagura called Mujoe for mission, the quartet bombers fought to accept the job. At the tower, Momo realized Shirobon's power was weaker than before. When Shirobom threw a bomb at Momo, the bomb passed through her. Momo said Shirobon need training to make the bombstar useful. After Shirobon had realized the truth, the second bombstar glows. Shirobon decided to return to planet Jetter. At planet Wankoro, Mujoe obtained the unique item, but the Jetters appeared. Mujoe ordered Flame Bomber to attack, but Birdy decided to fight; then Shirobon challenged Flame Bomber. When Flame Bomber uses flame fire bomb, Shirobon counters with Burning fire bomb, and destroys Flame Bomber. After the duel, three Pteragodon emerge and chase Mujoe.|
|17||"Mermaid Bomber of Allure!"
"Miwaku no Māmeido Bonbā!" (魅惑のマーメイドボンバー!)
|January 22, 2003|
|Bongo and Gangu retire from Jetters, but their resignation letter was used by Dr. Ein for wiping his nose. Bongo and Gangu took on a delivery job and made it to Shout's noodle store, but neither Shirobon nor Shout notice their presence. Bongo and Gangu changed jobs, but they were still being ignored. Meanwhile, Mujoe received an assignment for finding a unique telescope. Mermaid Bomber uses her charm to enter the assignment. Mermaid Bomber was able to find the item. Bongo and Gangu delivered goods to Mujoe ordered by Mermaid Bomber using Mujoe's credit card. Then Bongo and Gangu notice the unique item. When Shirobon and Shout reunite with Bongo and Gangu, Shirobon and Shout said they never noticed the resignation letter. During the duel between Shirobon and Mermaid Bomber, Shirobon's fire bomb was ineffective against Mermaid Bomber's attacks.|
|18||"Sunrise Bomb of Friendship"
"Yūjō no Sanraizu Bomu" (友情のサンライズボム)
|January 29, 2003|
|19||"Max and White Bomber"
"Makkusu to Shirobon" (MAXとシロボン)
|February 5, 2003|
|20||"Plow! Grand Bomber!"
"Tagaya Seguran Bonbā!" (耕せグランボンバー!)
|February 12, 2003|
|21||"Duel At the Ancient Hot Spring Village!"
"Kodai Onsen Kyō no Kettō!" (古代溫泉鄉の決鬥!)
|February 19, 2003|
|22||"Mighty's Longest Day"
"Maiti no Ichiban Nagai Hi" (マイティの一番長い日)
|February 26, 2003|
"Shauto no Namida" (シャウトの淚)
|March 5, 2003|
|24||"Lightning Thunder Bomber!"
"Dendeki Sandā Bombā!" (電擊サンダーボンバー!)
|March 12, 2003|
|White Bomber joins the Hige-hige to see Max, who he thought was Mighty. He almost kills White Bomber, but Birdy saves him from Max's Hyper plasma bomb. White Bomber quit the Hige-hige.|
|25||"The Truth Revealed"
"Akasareta Shinjitsu" (明かされた真実)
|March 19, 2003|
"Boku ra Jettāzu!" (ボクらジェッターズ！)
|March 26, 2003|
|27||"The Convienent Functions of Gangu!"
"Kinō Benri Gangu!" (機能便利ガング！)
|April 2, 2003|
"Rūi to Ohanashi" (ルーイとおはなし)
|April 9, 2003|
|29||"Melody of the Large Planet"
"Ōki na Hoshi no Merodi" (大きな星のメロディ)
|April 16, 2003|
|30||"Curry and Prince"
"Karē to Oūji-sama" (カレーと王子様)
|April 23, 2003|
|31||"Misty's Big Campaign"
"Misuti Dai Sakusen" (ミスティ大作戦)
|April 30, 2003|
|32||"The Admirable White Bomber"
"Akogare Shirobon" (憧れのシロボン)
|May 7, 2003|
|33||"Aim the Bomb!"
"Ain de Bon!" (アインでボン！)
|May 14, 2003|
|34||"Intense Fighting! B-1 Grand Prix!!"
"Gekitō! Bī-Wan Guran Puri!!" (激闘！ B-1グランプリ！！)
|May 21, 2003|
|35||"B-1 Competition! The Burning Shirobon!"
"Bī-Wan Shōbu! Moeyo Shirobon!" (B-1勝負！ 燃えよシロボン！)
|May 28, 2003|
|36||"Close Encounter! Jetters 24 Hours"
"Mitchaku! Jettāzu Nijūyon-ji" (密着！ ジェッターズ24時)
|June 4, 2003|
"Yomigaeru Makkusu" (蘇るマックス)
|June 11, 2003|
|38||"Protecting the Great Invention"
"Dai Hatsumei wo Mamori Kire!" (大発明を守りきれ！)
|June 18, 2003|
|39||"Suspicious Health Check"
"Giwaku no Kenkōshinda" (疑惑の健康診断)
|June 25, 2003|
|40||"Coup d'etat Outbreak!"
"Kūdetā Boppatsu!" (クーデター勃発！)
|July 2, 2003|
|41||"New Life! Hige Hige Group of Darkness!"
"Shinsei! Yami no Higehige-dan" (新生！闇のヒゲヒゲ団)
|July 9, 2003|
|42||"Mujoe, Man's Salty Ramen"
"Mujō, Otoko no Shio Rāmen" (ムジョー、男の塩ラーメン)
|July 16, 2003|
"Totsunyū! Shunurubaruto" (突入！ シュヌルバルト)
|July 23, 2003|
|44||"Search for the Bomb Star!"
"Bomusutā o sagase!" (ボムスターを探せ！)
|July 30, 2003|
|45||"Zero and Shirobon"
"Zero to Shirobon" (ゼロとシロボン)
|August 6, 2003|
|46||"The Secret of the Bomb Crystal"
"Bomu Kurisutaru no Himitsu" (ボムクリスタルの秘密)
|August 13, 1003|
|47||"The Fearful Doctor MechaDoc"
"Sore wa Sore wa Okoroshī Mekādo" (それはそれは恐ろしいメカード)
|August 20, 2003|
|48||"Clash!? Jetter Star!"
"Gekitotsu!? Jettā Hoshi!" (激突！？ ジェッター星！)
|August 27, 2003|
"Shunurubaruto Dakkan!" (シュヌルバルト奪還！)
|September 3, 2003|
|50||"Unite! DarkForce Bombers!"
"Gattai! DākuFōsu Bonbā!" (合体！ ダークフォースボンバー！)
|September 10, 2003|
|Mechadoc uses the Combined Bomberman Machine on himself and the Proto-Maxes to create Dark Force Bomber, an angel-like bomber that uses a lazer-like bomb that shoots in all directions.|
|51||"The Last Day of Bomber Star!"
"Bonbā-boshi Saigo no hi!" (ボンバー星最後の日！)
|September 17, 2003|
"Susume! Jettāzu" (進め！ ジェッターズ)
|September 24, 2003|
- Tomoko Kaneda as White Bomber/Shirobon
- Risa Mizuno as Shout
- Kouji Ishii as Mujoe
- Masami Iwasaki as Birdy
- Hiroki Takahashi as Mighty, Max, and Zero
- Haruhi Terada as Rui/Louie and Younger Momo-chan (Episode 27)
- Kenichi Ogata as Dr Ein
- Mugihito as Souto Bagura
- Naoki Tatsuta as Dr. MechaDoc
- Rica Matsumoto as Misty
- Hiroshi Shimozaki as Virtual Bomber (Episode 16)
- Mariko Nagahama as Pommy Dragon, Bachan and Danny
- Kaori Asou as Momo and Mermaid Bomber
- Kei Wanatabe as Flame Bomber
- Holly Kaneko as Grand Bomber
- Eiji Takemoto as Thunder Bomber
The Nintendo GameCube Jetters Game features Shirobon as the main character and uses the same style cel-shaded animation as Bomberman Generations, while the Game Boy Advance version features Mighty Bomber as the main character, using the same Zelda-style gameplay as Bomberman Tournament.
There are two Jetters game for GBA. The first one is similar to Bomberman Story, but the player controls Mighty. Bomberman Jetters Game Collection is a collection of mini-games, where the player can choose to play as the characters from the TV series such as White Bomber, Shout, Birdy, Mujo, Mighty, and others. Unlike most Bomberman games, each character has their own special attack to use as well. For example, Birdy can make whirlwinds from his wings while Shout can use her Boomerang weapon.
- Hudson.Co.Jp Bomberman Jetters Official Japanese Bomberman Jetters Anime site
- Bomberman Jetters (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- TV Tokyo page
- Studio Deen page
- Jetters episode guide