Patalliro!

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Patalliro!
Patalliro77.jpg
Cover of Patalliro! volume 77, featuring the title character in his iconic pose.
パタリロ!
(Patariro!)
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Mineo Maya
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Bessatsu Hana to Yume
Hana to Yume (formerly)
Original run 1978 – ongoing
Volumes 93
Anime television series
Boku Patalliro!
Directed by Nobutaka Nishizawa
Daisuke Nishio
Studio Toei Animation
Network Fuji TV
Original run April 8, 1982May 13, 1983
Episodes 49
Anime film
Patalliro! Stardust Keikaku
Studio Toei Animation
Released 1983
Runtime 48 minutes
Manga
Patalliro Saiyuki!
Written by Mineo Maya
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run 20032005
Volumes 8
Manga
Patalliro Genji Monogatari!
Written by Mineo Maya
Published by Hakusensha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Hana to Yume
Original run 20042008
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Patalliro Saiyuki!
Directed by Kenichi Maeshima
Studio Magic Bus
Network Kids Station
Original run June 5, 2005November 9, 2005
Episodes 26
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Patalliro! (Japanese: パタリロ! Hepburn: Patariro!?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mineo Maya. The comedy manga was serialized in Hana to Yume from 1978 to 1990, before switching to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991 where it continues. The 1980s Boku Patalliro! anime adaptation was the first to present shōnen-ai themes on television.[1] As of 2006, the manga had 22 million copies in circulation.[2]

Plot[edit]

The story focuses on comedy, primarily the wacky adventures of Patalliro himself and the kingdom of Malynera.

Characters[edit]

  • Patalliro du Malyner VIII (パタリロ・ド・マリネール8世?)

The 10-year-old diabetic brainchild king of Malynera. When he becomes frustrated or embarrassed, he grooms himself like a cat.

  • Maraich Juschenfe

18-year-old former assassin from the Diamond Syndicate. His former lover Count Larken told him not to return until he could kill Bancoran, but ended up reforming and becoming Bancoran's lover. He has a ferocious temper and seethes with jealousy whenever a bishōnen is in Bancoran's vicinity. He beats up Bancoran on a regular basis, regardless of whether or not he cheats, and somehow got pregnant twice, despite being completely male. His pregnancy is cut out of the anime. In the manga he first gets pregnant in volume 10, and a second time in volume 46. He is an expert knife user, and his looks and body allow him to easily pass for a woman with only Patalliro and Bancoran being able to see through his disguise.

  • Jack Barbarosa Bancoran

Major Bancoran of the British MI6. Nicknamed "Bishōnen Killer" for his ability to seduce young men with just his eyes. Women are also attracted to him, but the only woman he's shown even moderate interest in is Patalliro's mother, Etrange. Meeting Patalliro has changed his existence; after playing bodyguard to the most annoying person he's ever met, he's now living with Maraich, who tried to kill him, and their son Figaro. Bancoran is known for his blue eyeshadow (purple in Patalliro Saiyuki), his long black hair, and the fact that he never takes off his gloves, even in bed. His name comes from Henri Bencolin.

  • Tamanegi

Patalliro's biseinen bodyguards, forced to hide their beauty under padded uniforms, frosted glasses, masks that cover their mouths, noses, and onion-style wigs.

Anime[edit]

Cast[edit]

Boku Patalliro!
Patalliro! Saiyuki

Music[edit]

  • "Patalliro!" (パタリロ!?) by Fusako Fujimoto (Patalliro! / Boku Patalliro!)
  • "Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari" (紫陽花アイ愛物語 Hydrangea Ai Love Story?) by v-u-den (Patalliro Saiyuki)
  • "Utsukushisa wa Tsumi" (美しさは罪 Beauty is Crime?) by Eri Takeda. (Patalliro 1st ending)
  • "Cock Robin Ondo" by Fuyumi Shiraishi & Slapstick. (Boku Patalliro 1st ending)(from "Who killed Cock Robin?")
  • "Nanchū Koi wo Yatterū You Know?" (なんちゅう恋をやってるぅ YOU KNOW??) by Berryz Kobo. (Patalliro Saiyuki)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gravett, Paul (2004) Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics (Harper Design ISBN 1-85669-391-0) page 90
  2. ^ "Historic Shoujo Manga Circulation Numbers". Comipress. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 

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