Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

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Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Premiere November 8, 2003
Finale October 29, 2005
Creator Yoshio Sawai
Network/Provider TV Asahi
Style 30-minute anime comedy
Company Toei Animation Company
Seasons 1
Episodes 76 + 1 special
(List of episodes)
Origin Japan

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is an anime comedy that exhibits several absurdist qualities. In particular, the series employs puns, non sequiturs, double-talk, breaking of the fourth wall, non-sexualized cross-dressing, visual gags, and satirical Japanese pop-culture references in order to get across an unique style of humor.

The story it set in the year 300X, a time plagued by the evil Bald Empire (Margarita Empire), led by Emperor Baldy Bald (Tsuru Tsuruiina IV). The empire is taking over the world by stealing people's hair. Of course, it's up to the hero, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, to fight the Baldies through the Art of the First of the Nose Hair (Hanage Shinken), a technique that allows him to fight using total control of his body hair.

The series was dubbed and aired in America on Cartoon Network's anime themed Toonami block of shows. Although the series does have many Japanese specific themes, the dub often works around them by making fun of the fact that it's a Japanese show dubbed into English.



Japanese Voices English Voices Character
Main Cast
Takehito Koyasu Richard Epcar Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Ai Nonaka Vicky Green Beauty
Masaya Onosaka Kirk Thornton Don Patch
Keiichi Sonobe Taylor Henry Jelly Jiggler
Naomi Shindoh Brad MacDonald Gasser
Shinichirou Ohta Michael McConnohie Narrator
Tomoko Kaneda Donn A. Nordean Dengaku Man
Hiromi Nishikawa Melodee Spevack Torpedo Girl
Daisuke Kishio Jason Palmer Hatenko
Hikaru Midorikawa Joe Lotsko Softon


Season  Premiere Finale #
TV Asahi
Season One November 8, 2003 October 29, 2005 76 + 1


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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