Ohayō! Spank

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Good Morning! Spank
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Promotional image from Ohayō! Spank featuring the main character
おはよう!スパンク
(Ohayō! Supanku)
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Shun'ichi Yukimuro
Illustrated by Shizue Takanashi
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Nakayoshi
Original run February 1979March 1982
Volumes 7
Anime television series
Directed by Shigetsugu Yoshida
Written by Yutaka Kaneko
Yoshimi Shinozaki
Masāki Sakurai
Chifude Asakura
Music by Kouji Makaino
Tetsuo Ueno
Studio TMS Entertainment
Original network ABC, TV Asahi, Animax
Original run March 7, 1981May 29, 1982
Episodes 64
Anime film
Directed by Shigetsugu Yoshida
Produced by Yutaka Fujioka
Written by Chifude Asakura
Hiroshi Kaneko
Masaaki Sakurai
Yoshimi Shinozaki
Music by Kouji Makaino
Tetsuo Ueno
Studio TMS Entertainment
Released March 13, 1982
Anime
Directed by Shigetsugu Yoshida
Written by Yutaka Kaneko
Yoshimi Shinozaki
Masāki Sakurai
Chifude Asakura
Music by Kouji Makaino
Tetsuo Ueno
Studio TMS Entertainment
Released March 13, 1989September 29, 1991
Anime
Directed by Shigetsugu Yoshida
Written by Yutaka Kaneko
Yoshimi Shinozaki
Masāki Sakurai
Chifude Asakura
Music by Kouji Makaino
Tetsuo Ueno
Studio TMS Entertainment
Released March 4, 1994September 29, 1995
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Ohayō! Spank (おはよう!スパンク Ohayō! Supanku?, lit. Good morning! Spank) is a Japanese shōjo manga written by Shun'ichi Yukimuro and drawn by Shizue Takanashi. The series has been adapted as an anime television series, broadcast in Japan from 1981 to 1982, and a theatrical movie released in 1982. In 1981, it received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo.[1] From the series were taken two spin-offs: "Spank's New Adventures" (スパンクの新冒険, 1989-1991) and "Spank and Torakichi Super Partners" (スパンクとトラ吉スーパーパートナー, 1994-1995).

Plot[edit]

Spank (voiced by Noriko Tsukase), the main character, is a dog whose owner went missing on the high seas. While awaiting his return Spank strays at the beach every day. One day he meets Aiko Morimura (voiced by Mari Okamoto), a junior high school student, whose father went also missing on a yacht tour ten years ago. Her mother, a designer for hats, left for Paris, leaving Aiko in the care of her uncle, Mr Fujinami. Abandoned, Aiko believes that her father is still alive and awaits his return. She's recently lost her pet dog, Papi, which was a good-bye present from her mother, in a car accident leaving her totally devastated. In the course of the anime Spank begins to lighten up her gloomy mood as he is a clumsy and merry dog with lots of heart. She also falls in love with a friend of Spank's missing owner. Whereas, Spank finds his love for the pet cat of Aiko's classmate. At the end of the anime, despite Spank it ruins everything will be forgiven cheerfully.

Characters[edit]

Regular[edit]

  • Spank (スパンク Supanku?) The main protagonist of the series. A little white dog with black/brown ears.
  • Aiko Morimura (森村 愛子 Morumura Aiko?) A 14-year-old girl. She is Spank's master.
  • Torakichi (トラ吉?) A cat rival and friend of Spank.

Main[edit]

  • Shinako Yoshimura (芳村 科子 Yoshimura Shinako?) Aiko and Ryo's friend.
  • Ryoichi Shinoda (篠田 亮一 Shinoda Ryōichi?) Aiko and Shinako's friend. He enjoys art like his friend Shinako.
  • Seiya Tsukahara (塚原 誠也 Tsukahara Seiya?) Baron's master.
  • Serino Mihara (美原 せりの Mihara Serino?) A snob rich girl. She is the same age as Aiko and her pet is a female cat named Cat.
  • Cat A female cat snob like her master Serino. Torakichi and Spank have a crush on her.
  • Fan Fan A cute little dog.
  • Baron A dog friend of Torakichi and Spank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 

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