We just wanted to run this press release because saying Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is fun! We saw this anime once and it was definitely off the wall. Perhaps a check of the manga is called for.
Toei Animation Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s largest animation production studio, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., has secured their most popular newcomer, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo for a second season on Cartoon Network. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo will continue to air during Cartoon Network’s popular Toonami programming block.
The extremely successful series made its debut in November 2004 on Japan’s TV Asahi Network. The animated show, which features “he of the golden afro” Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, along with his sidekicks Beauty and Captain Don Patch, made its U.S. debut on Cartoon Network in October of 2005.
The show’s renewal on Cartoon Network follows the announcement of the release of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’s first season on DVD in Q1 of 2007. The new DVD will contain unedited versions of the show, as well as an original Japanese soundtrack. Illumitoon Entertainment and Westlake Entertainment have jointly acquired North American distribution rights to the anime series.
“We’re extremely excited to have Bo-bobo continue airing on Cartoon Network,” said Yosuke “James” Kobayashi, Toei Animation President and Chief Operating Officer. “Also, with Barry Watson leading a strong team consisting of Illumitoon and Westlake, we’re thrilled to have them handle the DVD distribution of Bo-bobo.”
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo’s licensing is represented in the North America by Joy Tashjian Marketing Group, L.L.C.
The Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo anime series is based on stories from Japanese publisher Shueisha Inc.’s popular manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, which is known for introducing other well-loved content such as Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh!, YuYu Hakusho, Naruto and One Piece. Bo-bobo manga is available in North America from VIZ Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc. and Shogakukan Production, Co. Ltd. VIZ Media also publishes SHONEN JUMP magazine, the North American counterpart of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Synopsis:
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo takes place in the year 300X, when a tyrannical emperor, Csar Baldy Bald 4th, seeks to prove his authority over the people by waging a “Hair Hunt,” aimed at taking the hair of all the citizenry. While the populace trembles in fear, one man with a Golden Afro rises to take a stand – Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Together with his fellow partners, Bo-bobo launches into battle against the “Hair Hunt Troops” to put an end to the “Hair Hunt” once and for all.