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Oumagadoki Zoo
Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen volume 1.png
Cover of the first volume of Oumagadoki Zoo
逢魔ヶ刻動物園
Genre Action, Supernatural, Comedy
Manga
Written by Kōhei Horikoshi
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump Comics
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
Original run July 2010April 18, 2011
Volumes 5 (List of volumes)
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Oumagadoki Zoo (逢魔ヶ刻動物園, Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen?) and sometimes shortened to Oumazoo is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2010, and has been collected in five tankōbon volume as of August 2011. The story follows Hana Aoi, a clumsy teenage girl who works at a zoo to try to improve herself, and also because she loves animals, but she finds out that the zoo has been cursed.

Plot[edit]

Hana Aoi, a clumsy teenage girl, is known around her school by the nickname "Clumsy-Good for Nothing". One day, she sees a flyer in town about a zoo that needs workers. After she appears there, she discovers that the zoo is keeping strange things, which she realizes after seeing Shiina, the director of the infamous Oumagadoki Zoo. He has been cursed by a ghost rabbit and given the body of a rabbit. In order to get his original body back, he has to show that he does care for animals by gathering every animal from the world and making his own popular zoo.

VS. Aquarium Arc[edit]

Hanauwa Father and Son Arc[edit]

VS. Circus Arc[edit]

Characters[edit]

Oumagadoki Zoo[edit]

Humans[edit]

  • Shiina (椎名?) - The lunatic, egotistic director of the Oumagadoki Zoo. He has the body of a rabbit after getting cursed by a ghost rabbit when he was a child. Despite his incredibly childish personality, all the animals of the zoo respect him and he care for them and see each one as his friend, going ballistic when they are endangered.[1] His techniques are Rabbit Peace, Jet Carrot, Rabbit W Peace, Rabbit Serve, Rabbit Slap, White Rabbit of Inaba, Rabbit Plunge Peace, and Rabbit Million Peace.
  • Hana Aoi (蒼井 華, Aoi Hana?) - The clumsy keeper of the Oumagadoki Zoo, taking the job both in order to change herself, and to spend time with animals. She is to be very knowledgeable about the traits and behaviors of various animals, due to her vast love for them.[2]

Animals[edit]

  • Uwabami (ウワバミ?) - She is a snake. When transformed thanks to Shiina's smoke, she bears a resemblance to Medusa. She has a crush on Shiina.
  • Oogami (大上, Ōgami?) - He is a dhole (red wolf). Although not as powerful as Shiina or Shishido, he is cunning in battle.
  • Shishido (シシド?) - He is a lion. His technique is the Lion Heart, as inspired by Shiina's "Rabbit Peace". An extremely violent young lion, he constantly fights Shiina for the position of director of the zoo, but gets defeated easily.
  • Gorilla Kong (ゴリラコング, Gorira Kongu?) - He is a gorilla, as his name states. Even when transformed, his appearance doesn't change. His technique is the Gorilla Claw.
  • Igarashi (イガラシ?) - He is a spotted seal. He tends to get kidnapped easily and is a gentleman.
  • Chita (知多?) - He is a cheetah. He is overweight, but with help from Hana, starts to exercise again.
  • Kasai (加西?) - He is an Indian rhinoceros. He has a one-sided crush on Uwabami.
  • Takahiro (タカヒロ?) - He is a white-tailed eagle.
  • Popo (ポポ?) - He is a hippopotamus.
  • Umemura (梅村?) - He is an American bison.
  • Arai (新井?) - She is a raccoon.
  • Kameda (亀田?) - He is a Galapagos tortoise. When transformed, his shell resembles a monster's face. As a tortoise, his weakness is lack of speed.
  • Kisazou (岐佐蔵, Kisazō?) - He is an African elephant.
  • Hani-Wani (ハニワニ?) - He is a Nile crocodile.
  • Chouda (町田, Chōda?) - He is an ostrich.
  • Fukumoto (福本?) - She is a snowy owl.
  • Iwao (岩尾?) - He is a western rockhopper penguin.
  • Kirishima (桐島?) - He is a giraffe.
  • Momo (モモ?) - He is a Japanese giant flying squirrel.
  • Tetetete (テテテテ?) - He is a white-handed gibbon.
  • Arashi (アラシ?) - He is an African porcupine.
  • Old Man Armadi (アルマジ老師, Arumaji Rōshi?) - He is a Brazilian three-banded armadillo.
  • Blackbuck Man (ブラックバックマン, Burakkubakku Man?) - He is a blackbuck.

Ushimitsudoki Aquarium[edit]

Humans[edit]

  • Isana (伊佐奈?) - The director of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium, an aquarium in the city of Ushimitsu, neighboring Omaga. Shares a curse similar to Shiina and can take the form of a sperm whale. He is feared by the aquarium animals for his ruthless treatment, working them to near death and killing those that refuse to work.[3]

Techniques: Click: Due to his cursed whale form, Isana is able to generate ultrasound, which can paralyze animals.

Animals[edit]

  • Sakamata (サカマタ?) - He is an orca and No. 2 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Kaizou (カイゾウ, Kaizō?) - He is a walrus and No. 3 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Dholak (ドーラク, Dōraku?) - He is a Japanese spider crab and No. 4 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Ikkaku (一角?) - He is a narwhal and No. 5 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Fuka (フカ?) - He is a great white shark and No. 6 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Tekka Maki (鉄火マキ?) - She is a tuna and No. 7 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Devilfish (デビルフィッシュ, Debirufisshu?) - He is a common octopus and No. 8 of the Ushimitsudoki Aquarium.
  • Tsubo (ツボ?) - He is a moray eel.

Yatsudoki Circus[edit]

Humans[edit]

  • Hiero Michinoke (道乃家 日枝狼, Michinoke Hierō?) - The director of the Yatsudoki Circus.
  • Yu Kikuchi (菊池 悠, Kikuchi Yū?) - The new member of the Yatsudoki Circus.
  • Taro Suzuki (鈴木 太郎, Suzuki Tarō?) - The animal trainer of the Yatsudoki Circus.
  • Shikuma (志久万?) - The total ruler of the Yatsudoki Circus. Like Shiina and Isana, he shares a curse and can take the form of a brown bear.

Animals[edit]

Other Humans[edit]

  • Mukio Hanauwa (鼻上向夫, Hanauwa Mukio?) - The son of Mukanai.
  • Mukanai Hanauwa (鼻上向内, Hanauwa Mukanai?) - The sponsor president of the Ushimi Construction Works and the father of Mukio.
  • Ikumi Hasuda (蓮田 育美, Hasuda Ikumi?) - Hana's classmate. She always calls her a useless woman and finds it annoying whenever Hana keeps trying.
  • Miura (三浦?) - Ikumi's boyfriend.
  • Noriko Kuchinashi (梔子 典子, Kuchinashi Noriko?) - One of Hana's classmates and friends.
  • Sofue (祖父江?) -
  • Fujio Mizoguchi (溝口 藤夫, Mizoguchi Fujio?) - The gym teacher of the school Hana goes to.

List of Manga Chapters[edit]

No. Title Japanese release English release
1 Welcome to Oumagadoki
Oumagadoki Ni Irasshai (逢魔ヶ刻にいらっしゃい)
November 4, 2010 [4]
ISBN 978-4-08-870131-8
  • Chapter 1. "Welcome to Oumagadoki" (逢魔ヶ刻にいらっしゃい, "Oumagadoki Ni Irasshai"?)
  • Chapter 2. "The Bunny, The Gorilla and the Animal Keeper" (ウサギとゴリラと飼育員, "Usagi to Gorira to Shiikuin"?)
  • Chapter 3. "The Rabbit, The Cheetah and The Behavior Exhibition" (ウサギとチーターと行動展示, "Usagi to Chiitaa to Koudou Tenji"?)
  • Chapter 4. "Rabbit Goes to Town" (ウサギ、街へ出る, "Usagi, Machi-He Deru"?)
  • Chapter 5. "The Rabbit, The Sea and the Way of Love" (ウサギと海と恋模様, "Usagi to Umi to Koimoyou"?)
  • Chapter 6. "The Rabbit and the King of Beasts" (ウサギと百獣の王, "Usagi to Hyakujuu no Ou"?)
  • Chapter 7. "The Director and the Lion" (園長とライオン, "Enchou to Raion"?)
2 Welcome to Ushimitsudoki Aquarium
Ushimitsudoki Suizokukan He Irasshai (丑三ッ時水族館へいらっしゃい)
December 29, 2010 [5]
ISBN 978-4-08-870167-7
  • Chapter 8. "The Rabbit and the Unidentified Walking Object" (ウサギと未確認歩行物体, "Usagi to Mikakuninhokoubuttai"?)
  • Chapter 9. "The Aquarium's Invasion" (水族館の侵略, "Suizokukan no Shinryaku"?)
  • Chapter 10. "Zoo vs. Aquarium - The Outburst" (動物園 VS 水族館勃発, "Doubutsuen baasasu Suizokukan Boppatsu"?)
  • Chapter 11. "Welcome to Ushimitsudoki Aquarium!" (丑三ッ時水族館へいらっしゃい, "Ushimitsudoki Suizokukan He Irasshai"?)
  • Chapter 12. "Assault! The Local Aquarium" (突撃! 隣の水族館, "Totsugeki! Tonari no Suizokukan"?)
  • Chapter 13. "Shiina and Isana" (椎名と伊佐奈, "Shiina to Isana"?)
  • Chapter 14. "Zoo vs. Aquarium! It Begins!" (動物園 VS 水族館、 開始, "Doubutsuen baasasu Suizokukan, Kaishi"?)
  • Chapter 15. "Willpower of the Underdog" (負け犬根性, "Makeinu Konjou"?)
  • Chapter 16. "Duel of Honorable Men" (漢の決闘, "Otoko no Kettou"?)
3 Zoo vs. Aquarium, The Conclusion
Doubutsuen baasasu Suizokukan, Ketchaku (動物園 VS 水族館, 決着)
March 4, 2011 [6]
ISBN 978-4-08-870195-0
  • Chapter 17. "Lion vs. Orca" (ライオン VS シャチ, "Raion baasasu Shachi"?)
  • Chapter 18. "Get Igarashi...!" (イガラシを...!, "Igarashi wo...!"?)
  • Chapter 19. "Awkwardness vs. Power" (不器用 VS 力, "Bukiyou baasasu Chikara"?)
  • Chapter 20. "Zoo Director vs. Aquarium Director" (園長 VS 館長, "Enchou baasasu Kanchou"?)
  • Chapter 21. "The Curse of the Whale" (鯨の呪い, "Kujira no noroi"?)
  • Chapter 22. "Buddies" (仲間, "Nakama"?)
  • Chapter 23. "Zoo vs. Aquarium, The Conclusion" (動物園 VS 水族館, 決着, "Doubutsuen baasasu Suizokukan, Ketchaku"?)
  • Chapter 24. "Who is the Strongest in the Park!?" (園の最強は誰!?, "En no saikyou wa Dare!?"?)
  • Chapter 25. "Visitors Have Come!" (お客さん来た!, "O-kyaku san Kita!"?)
4 Welcome to Yatsudoki Circus
Yatsudoki Saakasu He Irasshai (ヤツドキサーカスへいらっしゃい)
June 3, 2011 [7]
ISBN 978-4-08-870226-1
  • Chapter 26. "Animal Keeper Goes to School" (飼育員, 学校へ行く, "Shiikuin, Gakkou-he Iku"?)
  • Chapter 27. "Kikuchi-kun's Discussion" (菊池くんの相談, "Kikuchi-kun no Soudan"?)
  • Chapter 28. "Welcome to Yatsudoki Circus" (ヤツドキサーカスへいらっしゃい, "Yatsudoki Saakasu He Irasshai"?)
  • Chapter 29. "The Mystery of Yatsudoki" (ヤツドキの謎, "Yatsudoki no Nazo"?)
  • Chapter 30. "The King of Beasts vs. The King of the Jungle" (百獣の王VS密林の王, "Hyakujuu no Ou baasasu Mitsurin no Ou"?)
  • Chapter 31. "Growing" (育ち盛り, "Sodachizakari"?)
  • Chapter 32. "Uwabami vs. Toytoy" (ウワバミVSトイトイ, "Uwabami baasasu Toitoi"?)
5 - August 4, 2011 [8]
ISBN 978-4-08-870275-9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ chapter 7
  2. ^ chapter 1
  3. ^ chapter 11
  4. ^ 逢魔ヶ刻動物園 1 [Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen 1] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ 逢魔ヶ刻動物園 2 [Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen 2] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ 逢魔ヶ刻動物園 3 [Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen 3] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ 逢魔ヶ刻動物園 4 [Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen 4] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ 逢魔ヶ刻動物園 5 [Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen 5] (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 

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