The Burning Wild Man

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The Burning Wild Man
燃える! お兄さん
(Moeru! Onii-san)
Manga
Written by Tadashi Satō
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run 19871991
Volumes 19
Anime television series
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network Nippon Television
Original run March 14, 1988September 19, 1988
Episodes 24
Original video animation
Studio Studio Pierrot
Released July 1, 1989August 2, 1989
Episodes 2
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The Burning Wild Man,[1] known in Japanese as Moeru! Onii-san (燃える! お兄さん Burning Older Brother?) is a manga created by Tadashi Satō. It ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1987 to 1991 with 19 volumes. It was later adapted into an anime series by Studio Pierrot. The 24 episode series aired on Nihon Television from March 1988 to September 1988.[1]

Kenichi Kokuho[1] (国宝ケンイチ Kokuhō Ken'ichi?) became lost in the mountains as a small child. A foster father raised Kenichi; when Kenichi was 15 the foster father told Kenichi about his background and the teenager returned to the civilized world at age 15.

Characters[edit]

Kokuhō Family[edit]

Kenichi Kokuhō (国宝 憲一 Kokuhou Kenichi?) Voiced by: Kazuki Yao
AKA Onii-san (お兄さん big brother?). The main character and a practitioner of Cha Genmai Style Karate.
Yukie Kokuhō (国宝 雪絵 Kokuhou Yukie?) Voiced by: Chieko Honda
Kenichi's little sister who often acts as his straight man.
Kenkichi Kokuhō (国宝 憲吉 Kokuhou Kenkichi?) Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata
AKA Tou-chan (father). The head of the Kokuhō family and a potted plant artisan.
Kenji Kokuhō (国宝 憲二 Kokuhou Kenji?) Voiced by: Yōko Matsuoka
Kenichi's little brother.
Kaede (かえで?) Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara
The young girl who lived as Kenichi's sister in the mountains.
Cha Genmai (玄米 茶 Genmai Cha?) Voiced by: Fumio Matsuoka
The old man who found and raised Kenichi and taught him karate.
Flipper (フリッパー?) Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki
Kenichi's wolf companion from the mountains. He becomes the Kokuhō family pet. His face looks more like a cat face.

Classmates[edit]

Gai Hidō (火堂 害 Hidou Gai?) Voiced by: Shūichi Ikeda
A school delinquent and third generation yakuza of the Hidou Boryokudan Group. He is always depicted with his mouth open in an evil smile. He likes Yukie.
Sayuri Ayanokouji (綾小路 さゆり Ayanokouji Sayuri?) Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto
Yukie's best friend.
Rocky Hada (ロッキー羽田?) Voiced by: Yūsaku Yara
A half-Japanese and half-Filipino boy who is highly influenced by American culture and is always wearing flashy outfits.
Tarō Anausu (穴薄 太郎 Anausu Tarou?) Voiced by: Ikuya Sawaki
Jirō Kaisetsu (貝節 次郎 Kaisetsu Jirou?) Voiced by: Shinya Ōtaki
Akira Shiranui (不知火 明 Shiranui Akira?) Voiced by: Show Hayami
Sandy Uper (サンディ・ウーパー?) Voiced by: Michie Tomizawa

Teachers[edit]

Ayako Osanai (小山内 文子 Osanai Ayako?) Voiced by: Naoko Matsui
Ekkusu Suparutan (酢張丹 悦楠 Suparutan Ekkusu?, pun on Spartan X) Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

Animals[edit]

Duck Nicholson (ダック・ニコルソン?) Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera
AKA Duck-kun (ダックくん?).

Others[edit]

Narrator Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Burning Wild Man." Studio Pierrot. Retrieved on February 10, 2009.

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