Toei Fushigi Comedy Series

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The Toei Fushigi Comedy Series (東映不思議コメディーシリーズ Tōei Fushigi Komedī Shirīzu?) is a series of Japanese tokusatsu programs produced by Toei Company that features various superheroes much like their Super Sentai and Kamen Rider Series. However these shows mainly focus on cute robots similar to Robocon, cute and unusual creatures, masked individuals who get tracked down by school children and magical girls, each one is supposed to invoke mysterious humour hence the name as fushigi means 'mystery' in Japanese. This series of programs was shown throughout the 1980s and ended in the early 1990s. All these programs were created by Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the Kamen Rider series of manga and tokusatsu, Robocon and many other Toei Superheroes.

Series[edit]

  • Robot 8-chan (ロボット8ちゃん Robotto Hachi-chan?, Dear Robot 8) - Aired from October 4, 1981, to September 26, 1982
  • Batten Robomaru (バッテンロボ丸 Batten Robomaru?, Batten Robomaru) - Aired from October 3, 1982, to September 25, 1983
  • Pettonton (ペットントン Pettonton?) - Aired from October 2, 1983 to August 26, 1984
  • Dokincho! Nemurin (どきんちょ!ネムリン Dokincho! Nemurin?, Dokincho! Nemurin) - Aired from September 2, 1984, to March 31, 1985
  • Katteni! Kamitaman (勝手に!カミタマン Katte ni! Kamitaman?, As You Please! Kamitaman) - Aired from April 7, 1985, to March 30, 1986
  • Morimori Bokkun (もりもりぼっくん Morimori Bokkun?, Morimori Bokkun) - Aired from April 6 to December 28, 1986
  • Omoikkiri Tanteidan Hadogumi (おもいっきり探偵団 覇悪怒組 Omoikkiri Tantei-dan Haadogumi?, The Eager Detective) - Aired from January 11 to December 27, 1987
  • Jaman Tantei-dan Maringumi (じゃあまん探偵団 魔隣組 Jaaman Tantei-dan Maringumi?, Playing Detective) - Aired from January 10, 1988, to January 1, 1989
  • Magical Chinese Girl Pai Pai! (魔法少女ちゅうかなぱいぱい! Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Pai Pai!?) - Aired from January 9 to July 9, 1989
  • Magical Chinese Girl Ipanema! (魔法少女ちゅうかないぱねま! Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Ipanema!?) - Aired from July 23 to December 24, 1989
  • La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine (美少女仮面ポワトリン Bishōjo Kamen Powatorin?, lit. The Masked Belle Poitrine) - Aired from January 7 to December 30, 1990
  • Mysterious Nile Girl Thutmose (不思議少女ナイルなトトメス Fushigi Shōjo Nairu na Totomesu?) - Aired from January 6 to December 29, 1991
  • Utau! Dai Ryugujo (うたう!大龍宮城 Utau! Dai Ryūgūjō?, Sing! Great Ryugujo) - Aired from January 5 to December 27, 1992
  • Yugenjikko Sisters Chouchoutrian (有言実行三姉妹シュシュトリアン Yūgenjikkō Shisutāzu Shushutorian?) - Aired from January 10 to October 31, 1993

See also[edit]

  • Bishōjo Celebrity Panchanne - A syndicated series that aired from April 3 to June 26, 2007, that parodied the Fushigi Comedy Series, particularly La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine