Hatsumei Boy Kanipan

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Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
Hatsumei Boy Kanipan DVD cover.jpg
Cover of the DVD box set
(Hatsumei Bōi Kanipan)
Genre Mecha, Romance
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Ishiodori
Written by Ryōta Yamaguchi
Music by Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Studio Comet
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run July 3, 1998January 29, 1999
Episodes 31
Anime television series
Chō Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
Directed by Hiroshi Ishiodori
Written by Ryota Yamaguchi
Music by Hirokuni Maeyama
Studio Studio Comet
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run February 5, 1999June 5, 1999
Episodes 21
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Hatsumei Boy Kanipan (発明BOYカニパン, Hatsumei Bōi Kanipan, trans. Inventor Boy Kanipan) is a 1998 Japanese anime television series produced by Studio Comet and broadcast on TV Tokyo, replacing the 18:00 timeslot originally used for an early run of Cowboy Bepop. It was immediately followed by a second season titled Chō Hatsumei Boy Kanipan (超発明BOYカニパン, Chō Hatsumei Bōi Kanipan, trans. Super Inventor Boy Kanipan). In late 2000, Saban Entertainment licensed the series to air on Fox Kids in September 2001 but it did not air for unknown reasons.[1]


In the future, humans now live on the artificial planet Planet Sharaku, built by Dr. Taishi. The people living on this planet is highly technologically advanced. All inventors are required to have an inventor's license, the license has certain levels (levels C, B, A, and TAISHI level) depending on the evaluation of the inventor.

The story revolves around the life of Kanipan, an inventor wanted to reach TAISHI level in inventor's degree together with his interface robot Kid. While pursuing his dreams he encountered and confronted villains which was against AI Robots. They terrorize the citizens by making the robots evil by installing a customized chip. Later on a robotic insect which overrides the robot's system is used.


Kanipan (カニパン, Kanipan)
Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Japanese) Brad MacDonald (English)
Kanipan is a 15-year-old IT engineer and hero of the story.
Kid (キッド, Kiddo)
Voiced by: Rie Iwatsubo (Japanese) Philece Sampler (English)
Kid is Kanipan's interface robot.
Angelica (アンジェリカ, Anjerika)
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese) Melissa Fahn (English)
Milk (ミルク, Miruku)
Voiced by: Kanako Mitsuhashi (Japanese) Tifanie Christun (English)
Milk is a 15-year-old rich young girl and famous superstar idol in Sharaku.
Igor (イゴール, Igoru)
Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (Japanese) Neil Kaplan (English)
Milk's interface robot and her personal butler.
Nuts (ナッツ, Nattsu)
Voiced by: Harumi Ikoma (Japanese) Lara Jill Miller (English)
Pochi (ポチ, Pochi)
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama
Ravioli (ラビオリ, Rabiori)
Voiced by: Nanaho Katsuragi
Dr. Taishi
Voiced by: Shoichiro Akaboshi (Japanese) Brian Donovan (English)


Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

# Episode Title Original Air Date
01 "Angelica"
"Anjerika" (アンジェリカ) 
February 5, 1999
02 "Sealed Memories"
"Tozasareta Kioku" (閉ざされた記憶) 
February 12, 1999
03 "Bonds of the Heart"
"Kokoro no Kizuna" (心のきずな) 
February 19, 1999
04 "In Search of the Past"
"Kako wo Sagashite" (過去を探して) 
February 26, 1999
05 "Sweet Premonition"
"Amai Yokan" (甘い予感) 
March 05, 1999
06 "Hidden Power"
"Himerareta Chikara" (秘められた力) 
March 12, 1999
07 "A Place for the Heart"
"Kokoro no Iibasho" (心の居場所) 
March 19, 1999
08 "Ann's Secret"
"Ann no Himitsu" (アンの秘密) 
March 26, 1999
09 "A Promise to Each Other"
"Futari no Yakusoku" (二人の約束) 
April 2, 1999
10 "Prelude to Collapse"
"Houkai no Jokyoku" (崩壊の序曲) 
April 9, 1999
11 "Message"
"Mesēji" (メッセージ) 
April 16, 1999
12 "Reunion"
"Saikai" (再会) 
April 23, 1999
13 "Confession"
"Kokuhaku" (告白) 
April 30, 1999
14 "Ann's Lover"
"Ann no Koibito" (アンの恋人) 
May 7, 1999
15 "Countdown"
"Kauntodaun" (カウントダウン) 
May 14, 1999
16 "An Evil Plot"
"Jaaku na Inbou" (邪悪な陰謀) 
May 21, 1999
17 "Planetary Collapse"
"Wakusei Houkai" (惑星崩壊) 
May 28, 1999
18 "Believe in Miracles"
"Kiseki wo Shinjite" (奇跡を信じて) 
June 4, 1999
19 "Uncontrollable"
"Seigyo Funou" (制御不能) 
June 11, 1999
20 "The Final Choice"
"Saigo no Sentaku" (最後の選択) 
June 18, 1999
21 "Farewell, Planet Sharaku"
"Saraba Sharaku-hoshi" (さらばシャラク星) 
June 25, 1999


Opening Theme
  • "LOVE LOVE Phantasy"
    Lyrics by Hero Matsui and Keichi Ueno
    Composition and arrangement by Keichi Ueno
    Performed by Whoops!!
Ending Theme
  • Ever (いつか, Itsuka)
    Lyrics by Suzi Kim
    Composition and arrangement by Hero Matsui
    Performed by Whoops!!


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Preceded by
Cowboy Bebop
(4/3/1998 - 6/26/1998)
TV Tokyo Friday 18:00 Timeframe
Hatsumei Boy Kanipan

(July 3, 1998 – January 29, 1999)
Succeeded by
Cho Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
(2/5/1999 - 6/25/1999)
Preceded by
Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
(7/3/1998 - 1/29/1999)
Cho Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
(February 5, 1999 - June 25, 1999)
Succeeded by
(7/2/1999 - 6/30/2000)