Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin
|Bowwow Celebrity Poodle Let's Go! Tetsunoshin|
(Wanwan Serepū Soreyuke Testsunoshin)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Kiyoshi Fukumoto|
|Written by||Takashi Yamada|
|Music by||Kazumi Kitashiro|
|Network||TV Aichi, TV Tokyo|
|Original run||7 January 2006 – 30 December 2006|
Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin (ワンワンセレプー それゆけ!徹之進 Wanwan Serepū Soreyuke Testsunoshin?, lit. Bow-wow Celebrity Poodle Let's Go! Tetsunoshin) is a 2006 Japanese Animated series created by Hiroto Ishikawa and directed by Kiyoshi Fukumoto. The series is animated by Studio Comet, with the series written by Takashi Yamada, who later worked on HeartCatch PreCure! and character designs both done by Shuichi Seki and Shida Tadashi. The series first premiered on TV Aichi and TV Tokyo from January 7 to December 30, 2006 with a total of 51 episodes.
The Inuyama Family, along with their pet dog Tetsunoshin moves to the famous Hoppongi Hills (modeled after Roppongi Hills) from Kyushu. Rumi Inuyama's father owns an IT Company in Japan and is a step further to becoming number one. However, Tetsunoshin learned that his master's family loaned a lot of money renting their home in Hoppongi Hills, almost to the point of the whole company becoming Bankrupt. To make things even worse, the whole family spends a lot of money on everything, making Tetsunoshin's problems worse. To solve this problem, Tetsunoshin teamed up with the Hills Dogs and will do anything to pay all the Inuyama Family's expenses.
Hills Dogs/Dog Paradise Members
- Tetsunoshin (徹之進 Tetsunoshin?) / Celebrity Knight (セレブナイト Serebunaito?)
- Voiced by: Reiko Takagi
- Tetsunoshin is a seven-month-old Toy Poodle living with the Inuyama Family. His owner is Rumi Inuyama. He and his owner were once from Kyushu before moving to the Hoppongi Hills in Tokyo. He speaks with a Kyushu accent and loves his owner and very much, and will do anything to get them out of bankruptcy. Tetsunoshin has a very long 5 meter pedigree certificate scroll, containing his family lineage (though its contents were washed off in Episode 25) and he is the 81st of the 102 born poodles. He also has a crush on Chocolat and likes her a lot. With Seto's powers, he can assume his human form as Celebrity Knight. As Celebrity Knight, he supports his master in many ways and tries to make her happy, though this transformation lasts for only three minutes.
- Seto (セト Seto?)
- Voiced by: Chō
- Seto is a Miniature Schnauzer and the oldest member of the Hills Dogs. Usually trained well in magic, he stands as Tetsunoshin's mentor in any situation they face. As the leader of the Hills Dogs, he has responsibility on protecting their secret hideout, the Dog's Paradise from outsiders and will punish them if they revealed their secrets. Also he has an ability to turn dogs into humans, only for a short period of time.
- Pochi (ポチ Pochi?)
- Voiced by: Shintarō Ōhata
- Pochi is a Bull terrier and also one of Tetsunoshin's close friends. His owner is Sagiyama Aya, a famous star in Tokyo. He first met Tetsunoshin after he saved from John. After then he starts to adore Tetsunoshin and helps him with his owner's family problems. He is very shy and sometimes can't handle spicy foods, but he also has courage to take some risks. He was once transformed into a human by Seto.
- Hakase (ハカセ Hakase?)
- Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada
- Hakase is a 5-year-old Welsh Corgi and the genius of the Hills Dogs. He has an IQ level of 200.5 and is an genius on inventing things. Hakase usually serves as a trader to earns funds for the whole Dog Paradise and sometimes spends some of his time in Akihabara looking for electronics. He also produces a lot of strange inventions and gadgets that benefit the members of the Hills Dogs.
- Hanzou (ハンゾウ Hanzō?)
- Voiced by: Junji Majima
- Hanzou is a 7-year-old Mameshiba and also a trained Iga-ryū ninja, usually self trained. He speeches ends with "~de gozaru" and is very calm and yet also very supportive to the members of the Dog Paradise. He first met Seto years ago as a stray in an early age and he was taken in as a member of the group. Hanzo is also one of the Hills Dogs who is transformed into a human.
- Meg (メグ Megu?)
- Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō
- Meg is a 2-year-old Papillon and also one of the three female members of the Hills Dogs. Being one of the youngest members, Meg is a sassy girl and likes to be an idol someday, going through auditions. She has a huge rivalry with Audrey, one of the Shirogane Dogs and will try everything to be on top and become a star. Meg also serves as Seto's massager, usually in her dog form, she uses her feet to massage Seto's back. Like the others, she has a human form as well.
- Victoria (ビクトリア Bikutoria?)
- Voiced by: Haruhi Terada
- Victoria is a 5-year-old Poodle and also one of the three female members of the Hills Dogs. She is very stylish and yet mature, and also serves as Seto's Secretary. She has a lot of experience on TV commercials and also a good VIP while in human form. Victoria also wears glasses and has allergies to Elephants since she was a puppy. She is also afraid of ghosts.
- Rinia (リニア Rinia?)
- Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
- Rinia is a 6-year-old English Setter and also a speedster of the Hills Dogs. He operates the vehicles Hakase makes for his friends and also an expert pilot.
- Iwan (イワン Iwan?)
- Voiced by: Yūichi Ishigami
- Iwan is a 10-year-old Siberian Husky and the group's strongman. He was born as a mercenary dog and was trained since he was a puppy. Thought sometimes dimwitted and goes into action rather than words, he doesn't like to be called an idiot by his friends. He also has a human form thanks to Seto's Dog Magic.
- Ooana (オオアナ Ōana?)
- Voiced by: Nobuyuki Kobushi
- Ooana is a 10-year-old Pekingese and also the group's gambler. Although he is an expert gambler, he sometimes has his share of bad-luck and sometimes his sense of direction is bad.
- Chocolat (ショコラ Chocora?) / Twelve (トゥエルブ Touerubu?)
- Voiced by: Shion Hirota (Chocolat), Reiko Takagi (Twelve)
- Chocolat is a Chihuahua and also one of the three female members of the Hills Dogs. Her owner is Yuki Yagino. She recently joined the group after Tetsunoshin told her about the Dog Paradise. She is considered as Tatsunoshin's crush, with him falling in love with her on first sight and sometimes calling her an angel. Thought she can get mad when he said something bad to her. At first, she is very innocent but not knowing she is a spy from the Shirogane Dogs named Twelve, to spy on the Hills Dogs, especially to Seto. She once worked in a Circus before joining the Shiroganes, later being adopted by Yuki's family. She was killed before the last episode.
- John (ジョン Jon?)
- Voiced by: Atsuji Imaruoka
- Kaiser (カイザー Kaisā?)
- Voiced by: Tetsuharu Ōta
- Rumi Inuyama (犬山 ルミ Inuyama Rumi?)
- Masao Inuyama (犬山 マサオ Inuyama Masao?)
- Yōko Inuyama (犬山 陽子 Inuyama Yōko?)
- Toranosuke Inuyama (犬山 虎之助 Inuyama Toranosuke?)
- Kaoruko Inuyama (犬山 薫子 Inuyama Kaoruko?)
- Takuzō Kimura (木村 卓造 Kimura Takuzō?)
- Hana Hanasaki (花咲 ハナ Hanasaki Hana?)
- Aya Sagiyama (鷺山 彩 Sagiyama Aya?)
- Yuki Yagino (八木野 ユキ Yagino Yuki?)
- Taizō Kurogane (黒金 太蔵 Kurogane Taizō?)
- Shima Kurogane (黒金 志摩 Kurogane Shima?)
- Reika Kurogane (黒金 麗華 Kurogane Reika?)
- Doushin Onitsuka (鬼塚 道真 Onitsuka Doushin?)
- Gaily Kamata (ゲイリー鎌田 Geirī Kamata?)
- Burimaro (ブリマロ?)
- Rasheed (ラシッド Rashiddo?)
- Sacheet (サジット Sajitto?)
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- Opening theme
- and yet
- Across the Other Side of the Sky (空の向こうの向こう Sora no mukō no mukō?)
- Ending theme
- Life Gauge
- TV Aichi's Tetsunoshin website(Japanese)
- Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia