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Cover of Patalliro! volume 77, featuring the title character in his iconic pose.
Written byMineo Maya
Published byHakusensha
Original run1978 – present
Anime television series
Boku Patalliro!
Directed byNobutaka Nishizawa
Written byMasaki Tsuji
StudioToei Animation
Original networkFuji TV
Original run April 8, 1982 May 13, 1983
Anime film
Patalliro! Stardust Keikaku
StudioToei Animation
Runtime48 minutes
Patalliro Saiyuki!
Written byMineo Maya
Published byHakusensha
MagazineHana to Yume
Original run20032005
Patalliro Genji Monogatari!
Written byMineo Maya
Published byHakusensha
MagazineHana to Yume
Original run20042008
Anime television series
Patalliro Saiyuki!
Directed byKenichi Maeshima
StudioMagic Bus
Original networkKids Station
Original run June 5, 2005 November 9, 2005
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Patalliro! (Japanese: パタリロ!, Hepburn: Patariro!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mineo Maya. The comedy manga was serialized in Hana to Yume from 1978 to 1990, before switching to Bessatsu Hana to Yume in 1991 where it continues. The 1980s Boku Patalliro! (ぼくパタリロ!) anime adaptation by Toei Animation was the first to present shōnen-ai themes on television.[1] As of 2006, the manga had 22 million copies in circulation.[2]


The story focuses on comedy, primarily the wacky adventures of Patalliro himself and the kingdom of Malynera.


Patalliro du Malyner VIII (パタリロ・ド・マリネール8世)
The 10-year-old diabetic brainchild king of Malynera. When he becomes frustrated or embarrassed, he grooms himself like a cat.
Maraich Juschenfe
18-year-old former assassin from the Diamond Syndicate. His former lover Count Larken told him not to return until he could kill Bancoran, but ended up reforming and becoming Bancoran's lover. He has a ferocious temper and seethes with jealousy whenever a bishōnen is in Bancoran's vicinity. He beats up Bancoran on a regular basis, regardless of whether or not he cheats, and somehow got pregnant twice, despite being completely male.
His pregnancy is cut out of the anime. In the manga he first gets pregnant in volume 10, and a second time in volume 46. He is an expert knife user, and his looks and body allow him to easily pass for a woman with only Patalliro and Bancoran being able to see through his disguise.
Jack Barbarosa Bancoran
Major Bancoran of the British MI6. Nicknamed "Bishōnen Killer" for his ability to seduce young men with just his eyes. Patalliro questioned Bancoran to discern if he was interested in his mother, but Bancoran stated that he was only attracted to men. Meeting Patalliro has changed his existence; after playing bodyguard to the most annoying person he's ever met, he's now living with Maraich, who tried to kill him, and their son Figaro. Bancoran is known for his blue eyeshadow (purple in Patalliro Saiyuki), his long black hair, and the fact that he never takes off his gloves, even in bed. His name comes from Henri Bencolin.
Patalliro's biseinen bodyguards, forced to hide their beauty under padded uniforms, frosted glasses, masks that cover their mouths, noses, and onion-style wigs.



Boku Patalliro!
Patalliro! Saiyuki


  • "Patalliro!" (パタリロ!) by Fusako Fujimoto (Patalliro! / Boku Patalliro!)
  • "Ajisai Ai Ai Monogatari" (紫陽花アイ愛物語, Hydrangea Ai Love Story) by v-u-den (Patalliro Saiyuki)
  • "Utsukushisa wa Tsumi" (美しさは罪, Beauty is Crime) by Eri Takeda. (Patalliro 1st ending)
  • "Cock Robin Ondo" (クック=ロビン音頭) by Fuyumi Shiraishi & Slapstick. (Boku Patalliro 1st ending)(from "Who killed Cock Robin?")
  • "Nanchū Koi wo Yatterū You Know?" (なんちゅう恋をやってるぅ YOU KNOW?) by Berryz Kobo. (Patalliro Saiyuki)


Rock musician Tomoaki Ishizuka took his stage name "Pata" from Patalliro, his nickname in high school as he was said to resemble the series' title character.[3]

Yu Yu Hakusho author Yoshihiro Togashi based his character Hiei's design on Patalliro!'s Skunky.[4]


  1. ^ Gravett, Paul (2004) Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics (Harper Design ISBN 1-85669-391-0) page 90
  2. ^ "Historic Shoujo Manga Circulation Numbers". Comipress. 2006-05-24. Archived from the original on 2012-01-28. Retrieved 2014-07-12.
  3. ^ "Interview: PATA of X JAPAN". JRock Revolution. Archived from the original on 2008-04-12.
  4. ^ Togashi, Yoshihiro (1994). Yoshihiro Togashi Speaks. ヨシりんでポン![Yoshirin de Pon!] (in Japanese). p. 17.

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