Gu Gu Ganmo

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Gu Gu Ganmo
Twelve Gu Gu Ganmo books.
(Gu Gu Ganmo)
Genre Comedy
Written by Fujihiko Hosono
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19821985
Volumes 12
Anime television series
Directed by Yoshimichi Nitta
Written by Keisuke Fujikawa
Higeru Yanagawa
Hitoshi Toda
Music by Kan Ogasawara
Studio Toei Animation
Original network Fuji TV
Original run March 18, 1984March 17, 1985
Episodes 50
Anime film
GU GU Ganmo
Studio Toei Animation
Released March 16th, 1985
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Gu Gu Ganmo (Gu-Guガンモ, Gu-Gu Ganmo) is a shōnen manga by Fujihiko Hosono. It was originally serialized in Shōnen Sunday from 1982 to 1985, and was collected into 12 bound volumes by Shogakukan and adapted into a 50 episode anime series from 1984 to 1985.


The series follows in the footsteps of manga such as Doraemon and Obake no Q-Taro in that the alien Ganmo (who resembles a chicken wearing sneakers) sets out to help his adopted human friend Hanpeita. The series follows the antics of the duo as they find themselves in the middle of much comedic mischief.

One morning Tsukune Tsukuda, out of spite, lets her brothers pet bird go. Later she has some misgivings and comes home with a giant egg she found to give to her brother, Hapeita. He isn’t all too pleased with the weird egg. However, in the meantime it swells up, cracks its shell, and out comes a strange chicken-like alien creature named Ganmo. It speaks like a human being, and comes to live with the Tsukudas. Not wanting to be a mere freeloader, Ganmo takes the initiative to run errands, clean the house, etc., yet he blunders at everything he does. Ganmo the tries to clear his reputation, but his efforts only end up causing more confusion.

One day, a charming girl moves next door to the Tsukudas. She has a strange pet myna bird named Déjà Vu. It is foppish with a poisonous tongue and always teases Ganmo for being so odd-looking. Thus, Ganmo's world becomes an even bigger mess.

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