Jibaku-kun

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Jibaku-kun
ジバクくん
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Manga
Written by Ami Shibata
Published by Enterbrain
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Famitsu Bros.
Original run May 1998December 2000
Volumes 6
Anime television series
Directed by Ami Shibata
Written by Ami Shibata
Studio Trans Arts
Network TV Tokyo
Original run October 5, 1999March 28, 2000
Episodes 26
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Jibaku-kun (ジバクくん?), taglined Twelve World Story, is a 1998 manga series by Ami Shibata. An anime series was created and ran for 26 episodes on TV Tokyo from October 5, 1999 to March 28, 2000.[1] It was broadcast in the United States[citation needed], Southeast Asia countries, such as the Philippines (on Hero TV) and Taiwan (China Television), and a few countries of Latin America, like Argentina (Magic Kids), Chile (Etc...TV, Chilevisión) and Brazil. Here, it aired on Rede Bandeirantes in the early 2000s, and became a huge success. In some markets, the series is known as Bucky: The Incredible Kid, Bucky: Searching for World 0 or simply Bucky.

Story[edit]

The story is set in a place called "Parallel Planet", located above the sky and down the sea. This planet is divided into twelve worlds, in the same way as a clock. In the center of this clock is the "Needle tower", where time does not pass, The World Zero. In each world there is a Great Child, something like the guardian of that world. The Great Child is always accompanied by a spirit, which is an explosive, spherical side-kick that helps defeat the Monster Troublemakers.

Baku, the protagonist of the story, is a normal boy that lives in the first world. He lives with a single and "humble" ambition: to dominate the world (the whole planet). He is very confident and would die for his dream. One day he meets with Spark, the Great Child of Primas (World One). Spark is known as the strongest Great Child of all of the worlds and he is looking for a successor. After finding Baku and talking a little with him, Spark, without apparent reason, chooses him as his successor. Thus Baku becomes a Great Child and acquires Jibaku, the spirit of the first world.

From that point onwards, Baku travels through the twelve worlds to accomplish his dream of dominating the world, with his friends (or, as he calls them, slaves) that he meets in the world.

Themes[edit]

Opening[edit]

Ending[edit]

  • "Last Tears" by Two-Mix (episodes 1–14)
  • "37°C Binetsu Senki" by M-Two (episodes 15–26)

Characters[edit]

Great Child[edit]

  • Baku - 1st World
  • Pink - 2nd World
  • Kai - 3rd World
  • D'artagnan - 4th World
  • Ali Babah - 5th World
  • Live - 6th World
  • Runmaru - 7th World
  • Lucy - 8th World
  • Dead - 9th World
  • Hayate - 10th World
  • Jan - 11th World
  • Baku Senior - 12th World

Great Soldier[edit]

  • Enn - 1st World
  • Silver - 2nd World
  • Fuunen - 3rd World
  • Hyou - 12th World

Spirits[edit]

  • Jibaku - 1st World
  • Bumby - 2nd World
  • Bakuzan - 3rd World
  • Count Bakuretsu - 4th World
  • Hibana - 5th World
  • Buzz - 6th World
  • Recka - 7th World
  • Bakuchi - 8th World
  • Jiyubaku - 9th World
  • Thunder - 10th World
  • Colonel Dann - 11th World
  • King Jibaku - 12th World

Enemies[edit]

  • Slash - Main villain of the series
  • Troublemaking Monsters - Normal monsters that become dangerous.

Monster-guides[edit]

  • Chicky - Monster-guide of Bucky, is similar to a gigantic chick, that grew suddenly. It was found in Rockside City.
  • Pussycat - It is a gigantic cat; It is the monster-guide of Pinky.
  • Manta - A purple gigantic ray. It's the monster-guide of Kai.
  • Dick - A purple whale, Lucy's monster-guide.
  • Dober - A gigantic dog, Joan's monster-guide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ジバクくん TWELVE WORLD STORY(1999~2000)". allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

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