Pucca (TV series)

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Pucca
Disney's Pucca.jpg
Genre
Created by
  • Boo Kyoung Kim
  • Calvin Kim (co-creator)
Directed by
Voices of(See Voice cast)
Theme music composerPlus-Tech Squeeze Box
Opening theme"Pucca Funny Love" By Hatsune Miku
Ending theme"Pucca Funny Love" By Hatsune Miku (Extended)
Composer(s)Hal Beckett
Country of originCanada
South Korea
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39 (117 segments) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Bartleman
  • Blair Peters
  • Michael Lekes (Season 1)
  • Marc Buhaj (Season 2)
Producer(s)
  • Kirsten Newlands (Season 1)
  • Lori Lozinski (Season 2)
Running time21 minutes (whole)
7 minutes (separate)
Production company(s)Studio B Productions
VOOZ Character System
Distributor
Release
Original network
  • Jetix (Europe and United States)
  • MBC (South Korea)
Picture formatHDTV: 1080i/720p
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original release18 September 2006 (2006-09-18) – 11 August 2008 (2008-08-11)

Pucca (짜장소녀 뿌까, Jjajang Sonyeo Ppukka), is an animated television series based on a series of shorts created by the South Korean company VOOZ Character System. The series revolves around Pucca, a young lady who is in love and obsessed with a ninja named Garu. It also has aired on Champ TV and MBC in Korea. Internationally, the series has aired on Toon Disney's/Jetix block in the United States,[1] Europe,[2] and other locales on the Jetix channel.[3]

Pucca premiered in 2006, with a set of 26 episodes (78 segments). The second season of the show, consisting of 13 episodes (39 segments), began airing in 2008 after it was ordered to be created by Jetix Europe. In total, not including the previous online aired episodes of the show, this brought the number of created episodes to 117.[4][5]

Summary[edit]

The series centers around the adventures of a 10-year-old girl named Pucca, who lives in a town called Sooga Village. Her love interest is a 12-year-old ninja named Garu, who owns a cat. Her uncles work in the local restaurant called the Goh-Rong, whose main dish is Jajangmyeon noodles. Then, there's her best friend Ching, who is the same age and is in love with a boy named Abyo, who likes Kung-Fu a lot and is interested in girls.

The series started in October 2006 and finished in 2008.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
12613September 18, 2006 (2006-09-18)December 31, 2006 (2006-12-31)
13January 15, 2007 (2007-01-15)May 14, 2007 (2007-05-14)
213March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)

Voice cast[edit]

Distribution and broadcast[edit]

In the United States, the series is distributed by Disney-ABC International Television. In South Korea, the series is distributed by MBC Films.

Home media[edit]

Region 1 — American releases by Shout! Factory
DVD title Season(s) Episode count Release date
Ninjas Love Noodles 1 13 18 March 2008
Kung Fu Kisses
Spooky Sooga Village 11 16 September 2008
Secret Samurai Santa 10 28 October 2008
Sooga Super Squad 1, 2 13 3 March 2009

Awards[edit]

At the 2006 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Pucca episode "A Force of Won" was "nominated for two awards...including the Prix Jeunesse in the Animation category." During the same year, Pucca won the Leo Awards for Best Screenwriting, along with "Best Overall in an Animation Program."[4]

Music tour[edit]

A musical show for the series was held in Lima on 8 October 2009. This location was chosen because of Pucca being "one of the most beloved programs on Jetix's Latin American channel." The show repeated itself eight times from 8 October through 11 October.[6]

Reception[edit]

Common Sense Media rated a show for 1 out of 5 stars.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Episodes Trickle Into CN, Adult Swim, Kids WB". Firefox. 4 March 2008. Archived from the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  2. ^ "JCP and PUCCA ::: Jetix". 28 August 2008. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Studio B Sees Pucca to TV". Cold Hard Flash. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b Ryan Ball (2 October 2006). "Jetix Europe Orders More Pucca". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  5. ^ "PUCCA To Air On Jetix". Cold Hard Flash. 19 August 2005. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Pucca y sus amigos darán espectáculo en Lima". El Comercio. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2010.

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