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Written by Kenji Morita
Anime television series
Studio Ohiro Planning
Original run October 1, 1966September 27, 1968
Episodes 104
Anime television series
Produced by Masaharu Okuwaki
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Network Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Original run January 6, 1986September 20, 1986
Episodes 33
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Robotan (ロボタン?) is a Japanese anime and manga series created by Kenji Morita. The series revolves around alien household robot Robotan, who is made By Kan-chan and lives with an everyday Japanese family as a domestic servant and friend to the children. Like Doraemon, his good intentions don't always work out, with comic consequences. The original series was made in Osaka by the short-lived Ohiro Planning. Production moved to Tokyo Movie Shinsha for the 20th-anniversary color remake New Robotan (1986) under director Masaharu Okuwaki.


Robotan is a robot made by a school boy named Kan-chan, a nerd. He has special abilities like "Robotan Copter", "Robotan Punch" etc. His arch Rival is Botchi, a small kid who dislikes Robotan. He makes several plans to destroy Robotan and wants to make him a slave, but Robotan destroys all his plans. He has also a little crush on his teacher, Umi. He is very fond of bananas which gives him power. His male mentor Uminoyamais also in love with Umi, at which Robotan is angered.


The 1966 version had 104 episodes, which ran from October 4, 1966 to September 27, 1968. (black-and-white version)

The 1986 remake had 33 episodes, which ran from January 1986 to September 1986, broadcast by TMS[disambiguation needed]. (colour version)


Opening themes[edit]

  • I'm Robotan (ボクはロボタン)
  • Robotan Samba (ロボタンサンバ)



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