Goldfish Warning!

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Goldfish Warning!
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(Kingyo Chūihō!)
Written byNeko Nekobe
Published byKodansha
Original runFebruary 1989June 1993
Anime television series
Directed byJunichi Sato
Written byKeiko Maruo
Music byTakanori Arisawa
StudioToei Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run January 12, 1991 February 29, 1992
Anime film
Directed byJunichi Sato
Written byKeiko Maruo
Music byTakanori Arisawa
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedApril 25, 1992
Runtime21 minutes
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Written byNeko Nekobe
Published byKodansha
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Written byNeko Nekobe
Published byKodansha
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Goldfish Warning! (きんぎょ注意報!, Kingyo Chūihō!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Neko Nekobe which ran in Nakayoshi. A 54-episode anime television series aired on TV Asahi from January 12, 1991 through February 29, 1992. Each episode of the anime contained two 11-minute stories, often unconnected with each other. A short movie (OVA?) was released in 1992. The anime was made into an anime comic format with six episodes per volume. The first volume was released on July 25, 1991.[1]

After the end of the series, many of the anime's staff moved on to Sailor Moon (which would succeed this series in its timeslot), including director Junichi Sato and music composer Takanori Arisawa. Many references to Goldfish Warning! are made in Sailor Moon's first season.[2]

A complete DVD set of the series was released on March 24, 2005.[3][4]


Chitose Fujinomiya, former heiress and currently an orphan, has been kicked out of her super elite school, Tokai no Gakuen (City Academy), and shunned by her former friends. She is sent to a rural public school, Inaka no Chugakko (Country Jr. High School), where even pigs, oxen and chickens are students. The only possession she has left is a pink goldfish named Gyopi, given to her by her beloved father, and very valuable. Her family's attorney attempts to steal Gyopi, but is foiled by Chitose's new schoolmates, namely Wapiko, a simple girl who can outrun almost anything and is well-liked in school. As it turns out, Chitose isn't poor; the attorney was merely hiding her inheritance for himself. Instead of going back to the super rich school, she buys the rural school and attempts to transform it into a refined school to compete with that of her rival/former best friend. However, the students of the rural school don't want to be refined.



Chitose Fujinomiya (藤ノ宮 千歳(ふじのみや ちとせ)
Voiced by: Yumi Takada
A very uptight girl with long blonde hair that is kept back with a hair band, she's worried that the students of Shin-Inaka no Chugakko (Wapiko especially) will cause her newly-formed school to be worse than Tokai no Gakuen. She is very arrogant to the point where she is unable to escape from a burning building due to her belief that she was raised as a high-class girl, and that she is not as tough as all the country students of Shin-Inaka no Chugakko, (who had all escaped form the building except Wapiko due to her trying to get Chitose to escape) as well as trying to frequently ban all normal customs of the school to enforce a more "proper" custom, such as a Tea Ceremony Club, but ultimately fails, due to her plans usually backfiring. She is the president of Shin-Inaka No Chugakko.
Wapiko (わぴこ)
Voiced by: Mika Kanai
An eccentric pink-haired girl who perhaps best inhabits the description of "spunky", the agile Wapiko may be viewed as the closest thing the series offers to a true heroine. Almost always depicted in a comical chibi art style, she nearly always has a smile on her face and a happy-go-lucky personality, despite often being a chief instigator of events that bring anguish to Chitose. For being a middle school student, Wapiko tends to act and (for all appearances) think like a small child. Nevertheless, her super speed, bloodhound-like nose, winning spirit and bottomless appetite for fun have earned her the respect of the entire student body -- minus Chitose, of course. Despite Chitose owning Gyopi, she and the goldfish are quite close to each other.
Shuichi Kitada (北田 秀一(きただ しゅういち)
Voiced by: Yoku Shioya
Wapiko's classmate, the sub-president of Shin-Inaka no Chugakko (New Country Jr. High school). A doctor's son. His nickname is "Shu-chan", but he's called "Shu-bo" by Aoi, and "Mr. Bluewhale" by Tamiko.
Aoi (葵(あおい)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita
The blonde sunglasses-wearing love interest of Yurika.
Tamiko Umino (海野 民子(うみの たみこ))
Voiced by: Masako Miura
Michael (マイケル)
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi
Bunta (文太(ぶんた))
Voiced by: Megumi Urawa
Santa (三太(さんた))
Voiced by: Tomoko Naka
Rumiko (朱子(あけこ))
Voiced by: Mayumi Seto


Principal (校長)
Voiced by: Kōhei Miyauchi
Mizoguchi (溝口(みぞぐち))
Voiced by: Toshio Kobayashi
Kozato (小里(こざと))

Theme songs[edit]

Opening theme
Ending themes

Video games[edit]

There were three Goldfish Warning! video games released in Japan. Two titles for the Game Boy, and another for the Super Famicom. Goldfish Warning! characters also appear in a few other games such as Panic in Nakayoshi World.[5]

  • Kingyo Chūihō! Wapiko no Waku Waku Stamp Rally!, Game Boy (1991), published by Yutaka
  • Kingyo Chūihō! 2 Gyopichan o Sagase!, Game Boy (1992), developed by KID
  • Kingyo Chūihō! Tobidase! Game Gakuen, Super Famicom (1994), published by Jaleco


  1. ^ "RunRun" (August 1991 (Summer Vacation Special) きんぎょ注意報 Insert booklet): 5. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Goldfish Warning!". (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ Zelter, Daniel (6 January 2005). "Anime News Service - January 6 Anime News". Anime News Service. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "TV series "Goldfish Warning!" DVD-BOX". (in Japanese). AnimateTV. 24 March 2005. Archived from the original on 27 December 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ Arromdee, Ken (24 March 2014). "Anime video games list (regular posting)". Retrieved 20 October 2016.

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