Super Pig

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Super Pig
愛と勇気のピッグガール とんでぶーりん
(Ai to Yūki no Piggu Gāru Tonde Būrin)
Genre Magical Girl, Parody, Comedy, Action
Written by Taeko Ikeda
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ciao
Original run October 1994September 1995
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Nishikiori, Kunihisa Sugishima, Masahiro Hosoda, Masato Kitagawa, Matsuura, Tatsuya Hirakawa
Studio Nippon Animation
Network TBS
Original run September 9, 1994August 26, 1995
Episodes 51
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Super Pig (愛と勇気のピッグガール とんでぶーりん Ai to Yūki no Piggu Gāru Tonde Būrin?, lit. Pig Girl of Love and Courage), also known as Super Boink, is a magical girl parody manga series by Taeko Ikeda which originally ran in the manga magazine Ciao. An anime series based on the manga was created by Nippon Animation and broadcast on TBS stations in Japan from September 9, 1994 through August 26, 1995. An English language-version exists and was broadcast in the South America with an English voice-over provided independently by each of the various networks that broadcast it. The English and Dutch episodes are very rare.

Other titles by which the show is known include Superświnka, Hiệp sĩ Lợn, Ba Bi Bu Be Buurin, Ba Be Bu Bi Boink!, Super Cerdita, and Super Big.


Karin Kokubu (Kassie Carlen) is late for school one day when she comes across an apparently injured yellow pig. It turns out the pig wasn't injured but just hungry, and he gets back his health when he eats Karin's apple. When Karin gets to her school called Sei Ringo Gakuen, she discovers that the pig has stowed away in her backpack which causes her more trouble.

Later, she meets the pig again and finds out he can talk and fly. The pig gives her a "Dream Tonpact" which she opens and a pig snout appears from it and attaches itself to her nose! She finds the pig again who explains that he is actually Prince Tonrariāno III (Iggy Pig) of the apple-shaped planet Buuringo (Oinko). He tells her how she can transform: by saying "BA BI BU BE BOorin!" she transforms into a superpowered pink piglet called Justice Buurin (Super Pig). This is not something Karin is happy about at all as she'd rather transform into a magical girl heroine like her idol the henshin hero tokusatsu character "Cutey Chao" (who is possibly a reference to Cutie Honey). Tonrariāno (who she calls Ton-chan) tells her if she can collect 108 pearls by doing good deeds as Buurin, she can do so. The pearl collection operates on karma meaning if Buurin abuses her powers, she will lose pearls.

Whenever someone is in danger, Karin would become Justice Buurin to thwart the crisis and even use her new abilities to help other people in need.


  • Super Pig/Kassie Carlen (Justice Buurin/Karin Kokubu)
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (Japanese), Julie Maddalena (English)
The main protagonist of the series. Kassie Carlen was an ordinary 13 year old school girl in 7th grade who came across Iggy Pig one day while on her way to school and gave him an apple. When Kassie gets to school, she discovers that the pig has stowed away in her backpack which causes her more trouble. Later, she meets the pig again and finds out he can talk and fly. The pig gives her a "dream tonpact" which she opens and a pig snout appears from it and attaches itself to her nose! Kassie learns that Iggy Pig comes from the planet Oinko and that she can transform into Super Pig, the Pig Girl of Love and Courage. Iggy tells her if she can collect 108 pearls by doing good deeds as Buurin she can do so. The pearl collection operates on karma meaning if Super Pig abuses her powers, she will lose pearls. There is another drawback to the Super Pig alias....If anyone finds out that Kassie is Super Pig, she will be stuck in Super Pig form for the rest of her life. Kassie has a crush on Lance Romero who happens to like Super Pig. Kassie also has a hobby in painting. When in her Super Pig alias, Kassie worries about her secret being found out by her father, her little brother, and Milton Massen.
  • Iggy Pig (Prince Tonrariāno III)
Voiced by: Yuriko Fuchizaki (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (English)
Iggy Pig is a yellow pig who is a prince from the Planet Oinko and the son of Theodorix Pig. He came to Earth to undergo a trial to become king. He was found by Kassie who he chose to become Super Pig and later starts to live in Kassie's room. Iggy is carefree and well-read yet regrets that Kassie hates her Super Pig plight. Like Super Pig, Iggy can also fly and acts as an advisor to Super Pig.
  • Theodorix Pig (King Tonrariāno II)
Voiced by: Takao Ōyama (Japanese), R. Martin Klein (English)
Theodorix Pig is the King of the Planet Oinko and the father of Iggy Pig. Theodorix Pig sent Iggy to Earth to undergo a trial that would enable Iggy to become the next king. He is not seen in this series, but often contacts his son through the Dream Tonpact. Theordorix plays a key role in Super Pig's scoring as he decides how many pearls she gets for every heroic actions that she does.
  • Ken Carlen (Shin'ichirō Kokubu)
Voiced by: Kenichi Ono (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)
Ken is the father of Kassie. He works as the editor-in-chief at a local newspaper called the Akebono Times and is often seen toting a camera around. Ever since Super Pig showed up, Ken has been on the trail to get a scoop on Super Pig.
  • Rikako Kokuba (Rikako Kokuba)
Voiced by: Mizutani Yuuko
A fashion designer who is Kassie's mother.
  • Shuhei Kokuba (Shūhei Kokubu)
Voiced by: Satomi Kōrogi
The younger brother of Kassie Carlen who is a fan of Super Pig.
  • Prudence Plumm (Masami Yamakawa)
Voiced by: Chie Satō (Japanese), Caryn Rosenthal (English)
Prudence Plumm is Kassie's best friend. She would often encourage Kassie in love matters and other things where she would often help her out on some occasions. Prudence also has a crush on Harley Hoover.
  • Lance Romero (Kōichi Mizuno)
Voiced by: Akira Ishida (Japanese), Richard Cansino (English)
The captain of the school soccer team and Kassie's love interest.
  • Radford Tammack (Takuma Mushanokōji)
Voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura (Japanese), Tom Romero (English)
A student in Kassie's class and an expert tennis player who has a crush on Kassie and is admired by Heather Hogwash.
  • Harley Hoover (Kashiwagi Hiroumi)
Voiced by: Yoshiharu Yamada (Japanese), Anna Garduno (English)
A student in Kassie's class and a close friend of Lance. Harley is known for his adventurous spirit and occasional mean comments.
  • Penny Round (Kaoru Hidaka)
Voiced by: Junko Asami (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)
The class cutie in Kassie's class. Unlike Kassie, she has an inward personality and is also full of all kinds of fears. Penny is an expert at cooking and often prepares refreshments for the soccer team.
  • Milton Massen (Jimmy Matsumoto)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
A nerd that is in Kassie's class since the beginning and has developed a crush on Penny Round. Milton is good at astronomy, movie making, and science. He has begun investigating the appearance of Super Pig which has made Kassie nervous.
  • Heather Hogwash (Keiko Kuroha)
Voiced by: Rika Matsumoto (Japanese), Laura Summer (English)
The 14 year old class prefect and student council president who is Kassie's rival and the daughter of a wealthy businessman that owns a huge enterprise. Heather Hogwash has a crush on Radford Tammack and always thinks that Kassie is trying to steal him from her. Heather is not welcomed by the other girls in her class due to her arrogance, gossipy ways, talks about her wealth, and going into the affairs of other students. While her parents are always away, Heather's only companions are a pet alligator and a pet octopus. She knows how to control the air as seen in one episode where she operated a hot air balloon as well in the last episode operated airship.
  • Fowley Fastback (Arashiyama Makoto)
Voiced by: Tarō Arakawa (Japanese), Bob Papenbrook (English)
A teacher in Kassie's school who teaches social studies. Fowley is also the coach of the soccer team and the staff sponsor. Fowley also has a secret crush on Nurse Nanako.
  • Nanako Tateishi (Tateishi Nanako)
Voiced by: Maria Kawamura
The school nurse at Kassie's school. She is much welcomed by the students and is admired by the other male teachers where each one tries to get her to go one a date with them.
  • Kondō Masayoshi (Masayoshi Kondō)
Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe
The tennis coach at Kassie's school who is a fan of "Cutey Chao."
  • Kinoshita
The butler and chauffeur of the Hogwash family who is Heather's only human-like companion.


A "pilot" story titled Bibbidi Bobbidi Būrin!! (ビビデ·バビデ·ぶ〜りん!! Bibide Bobide Būrin!!?) appeared in the fall 1993 issue of Ciao DX. The manga series subsequently appeared in Ciao from the October 1994 issue through the September 1995 issue. The tankōbon, or collections, were released in three volumes by Shogakukan's Flower Comics label.


Episode list[edit]

The series contains 51 episodes, which are:

  • 1) Buurin appears\ 超少女ぶーりん誕生 \ Chou shōjo Buurin tanjou
  • 2) The match\ 愛と青春のシュート \ Ai to seishuun no Shoot
  • 3) Challenge in friendship\ 涙と友情のスマッシュ \ Namida to yuujou no Smash
  • 4) A Duel in Women's boxing\リングに賭けた青春 \ Ring ni kaketa seishun
  • 5) Tug of War has signed friendship\綱引きが結んだ友情 \ Tsunahiki ga musunda yuujou
  • 6) Secret of the Ancient Treasure\発見!ぶーりんの土偶 \ Hakken! Buurin no doguu
  • 7) The heroine of confession\傷だらけのヒロイン \ Kizu darake no Heroine
  • 8) Disaster of Diet\ダイエット大作戦! \ Diet daisakusen!
  • 9) The road racing cyclist\サーキットの戦士たち \ Circuit no senshitachi
  • 10) Journalists soul flame\炎のジャーナリスト魂 \ Honoo no Journalist tamashii
  • 11) Aim at the best couple!\ベストカップルを狙え! \ Best couple o nerae!
  • 12) Ultra boy KASHIWAGI Hiroumi!\超少年カシワギ誕生! \ Chou shōnen Kashiwagi tanjou!
  • 13) Mission to swear to the Galaxy \銀河に誓うミッション \ Ginka ni chikau Mission
  • 14) Applause and cheers of theatre\拍手と喝采のテアトル \ Hakushu to kassai no Theatre
  • 15) Please protect our environment\若きもんぺ少女の嘆き \ Wakaki monpe shōjo no nageki
  • 16) The Unforgettable Christmas\本命のいないXマス!? \ Honmei no inai Xmas!?
  • 17) The Girl Loves Fortune-Telling\運命にゆれる少女 \ Unmei ni yureru shōjo
  • 18) New year's homesick story\新春ホームシック物語 \ Shinshun Homesick Story
  • 19) Love danced in silvery white storm\白銀に舞う恋の嵐 \ Hakugin ni mau koi no arashi
  • 20) Giant plant Keiko appeared!!\巨大植物ケイコ出現! \ Kyodai shokubutsu Keiko shutsugen!
  • 21) Love and anguish of carousel \愛と苦悩の回転木馬 \ Ai to kunou no kaitenmokuba
  • 22) Ton-Chan's short story of love\トンちゃんの恋の行方 \ Ton-chan no koi no yukue
  • 23) Duty and Challenge on February 14 \義理と勇気の2·14 \ Giri to yuuki no 2.14
  • 24) Love beyond the sacred cross\愛は御神渡りを越えて \ Ai wa omiwatari o koete
  • 25) Karin grants mother's wish\ 果林が受け継ぐひな祭り \ Karin ga uketsugu hinamatsuri
  • 26) Only one opponent\好敵手はただ一人! \ Rival wa tada hitori!
  • 27) Shock! Buurin is shrunken!?\衝撃!ぶーりん消滅!? \ Shougeki! Buurin shoumetsu!?
  • 28) Young love Rhapsody\小さな恋の狂詩曲 \ Chiisana koi no Rhapsody
  • 29) Taken course to the island of eternal summer \常夏の島へ進路をとれ \ Tokonatsu no shima e shinro o tore
  • 30) Amy disappeared into the jungle\密林に消えた友 \ Mitsurin ni kieta tomo
  • 31) Student Council's Election\嵐を呼ぶ生徒会選挙 \ Arashi o yobu seitokai senkyo
  • 32) The love story of late blooming cherry tree\純情少年遅咲きの恋桜 \ Junjou shōnen osozaki no koi sakura
  • 33) The Common Cold\白日に漂う花粉のワナ \ Hakujitsu ni tadayou Kafun no wana
  • 34) Friendship is represented through carp streamer (koinobori)\泳げ友情のこいのぼり \ Oyoge yuujou no koinobori
  • 35) Takuma's secret identity\琢磨·出生の秘密 \ Takuma, shussei no himitsu
  • 36) Legend of the goddess dancing in the countryside\田園に舞う女神の伝説 \ Denen ni mau megami no densetsu
  • 37) Kouchi develops a crush on Buurin \恋文は初恋の片道切符 \ Koibumi wa hatsukoi no katamichikippu
  • 38) Opening a forbidden entrance\禁断の扉を開く男 \ Kindan no tobira o hiraku otoko
  • 39) Mystery of the hidden family crest\秘められた家紋の謎 \Himerareta kamon no nazo
  • 40) A girl who missed becoming the protagonist \主役になりそこねた女 \Heroine ni nari sokoneta onna
  • 41) Tenacious Man Jimmy Matsumoto !\執念の男ジミー松本 \ Shuunen no otoko Jimmy Matsumoto
  • 42) Buurin vs Buurin\ぶーりんVSぶーりん \ Buurin vs. Buurin
  • 43) Ghost stories · Midsummer-night's mistake\怪談・真夏の夜の過ち\ Kaidan, manatsu no yoru no ayamachi
  • 44) The Lost Dream Tonpact\失われたトンパクト \ Ushina oneta Tonpact
  • 45) Flashback's promise\約束の晴れ姿 \ Yakusoku no haresugata
  • 46) Goodbye creeping footsteps\忍び寄る別れの足音 \ Shinobiyoru wakare no ashioto
  • 47) Creepy Discovery at Keiko's pavilion\気高き女の館 \ Kedakaki onna no yakata
  • 48) When the flower garden of evil laughs\悪の花園が笑うとき \ Aku no hanazono ga warau toki
  • 49) Crisis!!! Sei Ringo Academy is attacked \危機!狙われた学園 \ Kiki! Nerawareta gakuen
  • 50) The Inability to transform back into Karin\涙のメタモルフォーゼ \ Namida no Metamorphose
  • 51) Karin's and Buurin's Future\超少女の未来 \ Chou Shōjo no mirai


Japanese Cast[edit]

English Cast[edit]


English Staff[edit]

Theme songs[edit]

  • Opening: Ai wa Kakko Warui (愛はカッコわるい?)
Lyrics: Manami Tōno
Composition/Arrangement: Tsugumi Kataoka
Vocals: Parquets
  • Ending: Būrin A la mode (ぶーりん あ·ら·もーど?)
Lyrics: Manami Tōno
Composition/Arrangement: Tsugumi Kataoka
Vocals: Parquets

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