Stop!! Hibari-kun!

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Stop!! Hibari-kun!
Stop!! Hibari-kun!.jpg
Cover of the first volume
ストップ!! ひばりくん!
(Sutoppu!! Hibarikun!)
Genre Romantic comedy
Manga
Written by Hisashi Eguchi
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run 19811983
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Studio Toei Animation
Network Fuji Television
Original run May 20, 1983January 27, 1984
Episodes 35
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Stop!! Hibari-kun! (Japanese: ストップ!! ひばりくん! Hepburn: Sutoppu!! Hibarikun!?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Hisashi Eguchi. It ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1981 to 1983. The publisher has released all four volumes in tankōbon (bound volume) format. In 1983, Toei Animation created an anime adaptation which ran on Fuji Television from 1983 to 1984. While the anime has not been released in the U.S. or any other Western territory, the manga is translated in English on the Facebook pay-service, Comic Friends. However, Comic Friends recently announced it will no longer be doing business in America. [1]

Plot[edit]

A boy named Kousaku Sakamoto's mother has just died, and in her will she requests that Kousaku go and live with her friend Ibari Ohzora, who is a yakuza. He meets Ibari's four beautiful daughters, but the prettiest (Hibari) is actually a boy. Hibari falls in love with Kousaku, but Kousaku is more interested in Hibari's friend, Rie.

Characters[edit]

Oozora Group[edit]

Kousaku Sakamoto Voiced by: Tōru Furuya
Kousaku is the protagonist of the series. He's a pure hearted boy from Kyushu, but is weak when it comes to girls. He constantly has to remind himself that Hibari isn't female.
Hibari Oozora Voiced by: Satomi Majima
A boy with the looks of a beautiful girl, Hibari is Oozora's eldest son. He enjoys his feminine appearance, much to his father's dismay.
Ibari Oozora Voiced by: Jōji Yanami
The father of Hibari and the head of the Oozora Group. He expects Hibari to take over the group, and worries about the group's future with Hibari's eccentric ways. He was in love with Kousaku's mother. He is "haunted" by the White Crocodile curse.
Tsugumi Oozora Voiced by: Fumi Hirano
The eldest daughter, Tsugumi is a motherly figure to her family. She is a novice illustrator.
Tsubame Oozora Voiced by: Kyōko Irokawa
The second daughter, Tsubame is two years older than Hibari. With the exception of hairstyle, she is almost identical to Hibari. Hibari's effeminate behavior distresses her to no end and she wishes Hibari would be more masculine (chiefly because she fears that the family would be executed for harboring a 'weirdo' if it were discovered that Hibari is actually a cross-dressing boy). She often pretends to be Hibari to get by health inspections and the like.
Suzume Oozora Voiced by: Tomiko Suzuki
The third daughter, Suzume is an elementary school student. She bursts into tears at the sight of flounder-faced man.
Sabu Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto
A young man of the Oozora group. He is in love with Tsugumi.
Seiji Voiced by: Toku Nishio
A member of Oozora with a scary face, but a faint heart. He scares Kousaku awake in the mornings.

Other Characters[edit]

Shiina Voiced by: Katsuji Mori
Kousaku and Hibari's classmate who likes Hibari (of course, he doesn't know that he's male). At first, Shiina despised Kousaku, but it eventually worked into a friendship of sorts.
Rie Kawai Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru
The manager of the boxing club. Kousaku was taken by her at first sight. She has a crush on Shiina.
Mitsuwo Kaji
One of Tsubame's classmates, an overbearing man who follows people around and the boxing club captain. His younger brothers and sisters have the same face as him.
Kaori Hanazono
Kousaku and Hibari's classmate. She is jealous of Hibari's popularity in school. Along with her friends, they try to bring Hibari down.
Yasuaki Kureiji
Kureiji Family's only son. Despite his boyish speech and personality, he is actually 28 years old. He wants to make Hibari his bride.
Takuto Honda
Kousaku and Hibari's classmate. He has a beautiful face, and countless girls are after him, but he drops them all. His target is Hibari. He's a lady killer with a cool personality, but acts goofy when it comes to Hibari.

Anime staff[edit]

  • Original creator: Hisashi Eguchi
  • Producer: Akira Sasaki
  • Planning: Kenji Yokoyama (Toei), Tadashi Oka (Fuji TV)
  • Series director: Takashi Hisaoka
  • Episode directors: Takashi Hisaoka, Tetsuo Imazawa, Hiroshi Sasagawa, Hiroyuki Ikeda, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Megumu Ishiguro, Yoshikata Nitta, Yoshikatsu Kasai, Yasuo Yamayoshi, Hiroyuki Ebata
  • Continuity: Hiroshi Sasagawa, Kazumi Fukushima
  • Screenwriters: Shigeru Yanagawa, Tokio Tsuchiya, Hiroshi Toda, Tomomi Tsutsui, Takeshi Shudo
  • Art directors: Takamura Mukuo, Tadao Kubota, Yoshiyuki Shikano
  • Character designer: Yoshinori Kanemori
  • Music: Koji Nishimura
  • Theme song composition: Izumi Kobayashi
  • Animation directors: Yoshinori Kanemori, Makoto Ito, Kiyoshi Matsumoto, Takao Kozai, Yasuomi Umetsu, Takashi Saijo, Keiko Imazawa, Juji Mizumura
  • Production: Toei Co., Ltd. / Fuji TV

Other media[edit]

This is referenced in the second Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman OVA (R) 9 minutes 20 seconds in when a group of boys shout "That's Queen Hibari's pinch!" when trying to save Mari from a group of octopus ninjas.

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