Croket!

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Croket!
Croket vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of the first manga volume
コロッケ!
(Croquette!)
Manga
Written by Manavu Kashimoto
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine CoroCoro
Original run April 2001November 2006
Volumes 15
Anime television series
Directed by Naohito Takahashi
Studio OLM
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 7, 2003 March 27, 2005
Episodes 78
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Croket! (コロッケ!, Korokke!, lit. "Croquette!"), also spelled Korokke!, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Manavu Kashimoto. It was published by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Comic from April 2001 to November 2006 and collected in 15 bound volumes. It received the 2003 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.[1]

Croket! was adapted into an anime television series by OLM, broadcast from April 7, 2003 to March 29, 2004, and had a total of 8 video games.

Plot[edit]

The world of Croket! is one inhabited by both humans and exotic creatures such as anthropomorphic animals and where individuals called Bankers travel around the world to collect magical coins called Kinkas with their Kinka Banks. Kinkas are said to activate the appearance of the Bank Wizard, who will grant the wish of any Banker who collects enough Kinkas. The story mainly revolves around Croket, a young and scrappy Banker with incredible strength whose wish is to revive his father, a legendary Banker named Burger, who was said to be killed by a villain Croket knows as the "Black Gown Man."

Shortly after his journey, a tournament called the Banker Survival Quest is told to be held in the small but dangerous Macadamia Island, and the winner earns enough Kinkas to fill the largest Kinka Bank. Setting his eyes on the island, Croket battles against rivals both friendly and malevolent, though there very well may be a dangerous threat in the tournament that haunts fellow competitors and Croket's past.

Characters[edit]

Croket
The son of the Legendary Banker Burger and main character of the series. He is very strong and cares a heavy hammer as a weapon. His wish is to revive his father.
Risotto
Prince of Grand Chef Kingdom.
Pudding Pudding
From a village witch everyone is beautiful, he cares a mask and uses a stick wich invokes pink poop.
Menchi
Croket's pig shaped Kinkas safe.
Worcester
An anthropomorphic cat Banker who wants to be the most popular of his village.

Games[edit]

Title System Release date Japanese
Croket! Banker survival of dream! Game Boy Advance October 17, 2002 コロッケ! 夢のバンカーサバイバル
Croket! Prohibited goods box of withdrawal! PlayStation March 20, 2003 コロッケ! 禁断の禁貨ボックス!
Croket! 2 Bank and van queen of 2 darkness Game Boy Advance July 17, 2003 コロッケ!2闇のバンクとバン女王
Croket! 3 Puzzle of 3 granulated kingdoms Game Boy Advance December 11, 2003 コロッケ!3グラニュー王国の謎
Croket! Saving Bank King's Crisis PlayStation 2, GameCube July 8, 2004 コロッケ! バン王の危機を救え
Croket! 4 Protection God of forest of 4 banks Game Boy Advance July 22, 2004 コロッケ!4バンクの森の守護神
Croket! Venture person of Great space-time Game Boy Advance December 9 ,2004 コロッケ!Great 時空の冒険者
Croket! DS Heroes of Sky Nintendo DS December 15, 2005 コロッケ!DS天空の勇者た

References[edit]

  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2008. 

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