21 Emon

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21 Emon (21エモン Nijūichi emon) is a manga by Fujiko F. Fujio published from 1968 to 1969 in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday of Shogakukan. The manga was then made in a TV anime series by the animation studio Shin-Ei Animation in 1991. From the manga also two animated films were made: 21 Emon: Uchuu e Irasshai! and 21 Emon: To Space! The Barefoot Princess. The official English name is 21 Emon: The 21st Century Kid.[1]

The manga, set in a science fiction 2018, tells the story of 21 emons, heir to a long dynasty of hotel owners, whose ancestor goes back to the Tokugawa shogunate. The anime, unlike the manga, is set between 2051 and 2071.


Having to struggle with keeping up their family hotel business, 21 Emon is trying his hardest to help out his family as the new heir, although his dream is not being in the hotel business his whole life but exploring the wide space as a space pilot.


  1. ^ "Animation detail". 2003-12-29. Retrieved 2018-03-08.

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