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The cover for Rainbow Parakeet volume 1 from the Osamu Tezuka Manga Complete Works edition.
|Genre||Action, Mystery, Kaitō|
|Written by||Osamu Tezuka|
|Published by||Akita Shoten|
|Magazine||Weekly Shōnen Champion|
|Original run||March 20, 1981 – May 28, 1983|
Rainbow Parakeet (七色いんこ Nana-iro Inko) is a manga series created by Osamu Tezuka dealing with the adventures of the eponymous phantom thief. Collected in seven volumes, it has been published in France by Asuka.
Rainbow Parakeet is a genius actor and a fantastic mimic, but also a thief. He can act out any role to the best of his abilities, while robbing the richest members of the audience during his performances. His methods are a mystery, even to the detectives charged with apprehending him: Police Inspector Senri and his daughter, Police Detective Mariko Senri.
- Rainbow Parakeet
A thief who is also a professional mimic (although he called himself a layman in acting), he usually steal from the rich among the audience, causing Detective Senri and her daughter Mariko in pursuit of him.
- Police Inspector Senri
- Police Detective Mariko Senri
Inspector Senri's daughter. While she is passionate about capturing Rainbow Parakeet, she is also in love with him.
A dog who is as good at disguising himself as Parakeet. Tamasaburo soon joins Parakeet in his work.
- Chochin Odawara
- Mozuku Tengusa
- Clown Tommy
Appearances in other media
Astro Boy (1980 TV series)
Parakeet appeared as detective "Sherlock Homespun" in an episode of the 1980s series, where he was an English cyborg private detective who helps Astro Boy to recover an artificial sun created to help exploration in Pluto.
Astro Boy (2003 TV series)
Parakeet is featured in several episodes of the 2003 TV incarnation of Astro Boy as the terrorist Kato.