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)
GenreMecha, Romance
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Ishiodori
Written byRyōta Yamaguchi
Music byToshihiko Sahashi
StudioStudio Comet
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run July 3, 1998 January 29, 1999
Anime television series
Chō Hatsumei Boy Kanipan
Directed byHiroshi Ishiodori
Written byRyota Yamaguchi
Music byHirokuni Maeyama
StudioStudio Comet
Licensed bySaban Entertainment
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run February 5, 1999 June 5, 1999
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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. 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 are 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 that wants to reach TAISHI level in inventor's degree together with his interface robot named Kid. While pursuing his dreams he encounters and confronts villains whom are 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)
Kanipan is a 15-year-old IT engineer and hero of the story.
Kid (キッド, Kiddo)
Voiced by: Rie Iwatsubo (Japanese)
Kid is Kanipan's interface robot.
Angelica (アンジェリカ, Anjerika)
Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese)
Milk (ミルク, Miruku)
Voiced by: Kanako Mitsuhashi (Japanese)
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)
Milk's interface robot and her personal butler.
Nuts (ナッツ, Nattsu)
Voiced by: Harumi Ikoma (Japanese)
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)


Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

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


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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