Itadakiman

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Itadakiman
Itadakiman.jpg
Cover art from the DVD box
イタダキマン
Genre Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Produced by Tadashi Oka
Studio Tatsunoko Productions
Network Fuji TV
Original run April 9, 1983September 24, 1983[1]
Episodes 20 (including Episode No.19 which is unaired because of baseball games)
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Itadakiman (イタダキマン?) is the seventh in the Time Bokan series.

Plot[edit]

The story begins in the year 20XX. Oshaka School in Kamakuland is a world-renowned school where only those who are pure and clearheaded descendants of Priest Sanzo's clan may be admitted. The trio of villains firmly believe they are genuine descendants of Priest Sanzo's clan, although they are of uncertain lineage. They study hard to enter the school in spite of their repeated failure. One day, three intelligent children are called in by the principal and asked to find a set of missing copper plates scattered all over the world. The plates are to be used to complete a puzzle board, which will bring honor to the Oshaka School. The conversation is overheard by the trio of villain, and they decide to stop the youngsters.[2]

The story is aimed at a more adult audience, with the female villain often losing her clothes during the story. Generally, the story parodies previous series, spoofing various recurring themes and set pieces, such as giant robots, good vs. evil, being a villain, transforming/upgrading existing machines to become much stronger, authorities, and the social life of working adults. The show was cancelled after twenty episodes because of very low audience rate.

The show's title is a play on the Japanese saying "Itadakimasu," said before beginning a meal.

Cast[edit]

Itadakiman[edit]

Oshaka University[edit]

  • Headmaster Ochaka – Hirō Oikawa
  • Kanno-sensei – Yuri Nashiwa
  • Oshakan-tori – Kei Tomiyama

Tatemae Trio[edit]

Dirt Cheap Trio[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Narrator – Kei Tomiyama

Episodes[edit]

1. オシャカ学園危機イッパツ!!
2. ドッキリ水着コンテスト!
3. エッ!ヤンヤンに赤ちゃんが?
4. 笑って笑ってネアカになれ
5. こんこん・らぶストーリー
6. そんなことアリ?!大作戦
7. それを食ったらおしまいよ!
8. 恋ピューター花嫁作戦
9. 見せてはダメよ!その秘密
10. あげられない!これだけは
11. かんぱい!ぼっちゃん先生
12. 奇跡ウルサイユのバラ物語
13. 学園ガジガジパニック!
14. 一休山のイタダキクイズ!
15. 浜辺のキッスにご用心!
16. 竜子ちゃんも女でありんす
17. 幻の天ドン山を越えて
18. きれいな町には罠がある!
19. プッシュマンVSターサン
20. イタダキマンよどこへ行く

References[edit]

  1. ^ "イタダキマン". Tatsunoko Production (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Tatsunoko Pro". Tatsunoko Productions. Retrieved 2008-10-06. 

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