English: Sgt. Frog
Synonyms: Sergeant Frog
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2004 to Apr 4, 2011
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.021 (scored by 4488 users)
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comedy parody sci-fi
SynopsisKeroro is a frog-like alien sent from his home planet on a mission to conquer Earth. But when his cover is blown, his battalion abandons him and he ends up in the home of the Hinata family. There, he's forced to do household chores and sleep in a dark basement that was once supposedly a prison cell haunted by the ghost of an innocent girl. He even spends his free time assembling Gundam model kits. During his stay, Keroro meets up with subordinates who were also stranded during their failed invasion.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Keroro Gunsou
Side story: Keroro Gunsou Movie 1, Keroro Gunsou Movie 2: Shinkai no Princess de Arimasu!, Keroro Gunsou Movie 3: Tenkuu Daikessen de Arimasu!, Keroro Gunsou Movie 4: Gekishin Dragon Warriors de Arimasu!, Keroro Gunsou Movie 5: Tanjou! Kyuukyoku Keroro, Kiseki no Jikuu-jima, de arimasu!!
Spin-off: Chibi Kero: Kerobouru no Himitsu!?
Alternative version: Keroro
Characters & Voice Actors
Keroro Gunsou is one of those Anime-series you would think is meant for a very young audience due to the art style. "Looks like Pokemon" is an usual comment for this show. You couldn't be more wrong. In the USA, this show would've received a Teen rating, nothing less. And why? Because this Anime is filled with surprises: Parodies of 70-90s Anime, Nudity and the ocassional episode with outright disturbing scenes.
The show sorrounds a group of five frogs, named "The Keroro Platoon". Their job is simply to invade the earth and control everything there. With over 300 episodes with the same plot, it becomes rather old that everything they try fail. What makes up for it though, are great writing and use of parodies and references, which is the fuel for this show: Lupin, Evangelion, Midori no Hibi, Suzumiya Haruhi, Death Note, Shugo Chara and Tokimeki Memorial are just a few of these. Everything from Slapstick comedy to innuendo (Rubbing a Balloon shaped as wiener), this show has something for everyone to love.
The episodes are short though. One episode is divided in two parts, each with a different story. but still hilarious. There is also the ocassional double-featured episode lasting for 24 minutes, which proves to be more dramatic/serious than the shorter ones.
Even though the drawings are simple, the art-style of this Anime is excellent and really fits the "gag-comedy" genre. The animation uses a pretty high framerate and there's very few of those "Character standing completely still with only their mouth moving" moments. The background drawings suits the Anime as well, but it most be noted that the staff tend to re-use them a lot. The infamous frame of the Hinata family's house at the start of nearly every episode is one of them.
All seiyu's has a voice fitting the character they play extremely well and you'll most likely smile every time one of them speak. The BGM is okay, but re-used all the time like the backgrounds. There's about 1-2 new tracks each season (One season is around 52 episodes), so you are bound to memorize them eventually, for the better or worse.
The Openings & Endings fits the show on the dot. About every music genre is featured throughout these OPs/EDs and the lyrics are extremely random in every song, so you are bound to love them eventually. Or at the very least become used to them.
It's one of the few Anime-series that makes use of "new and fresh" characters. Everyone of them has a different and unique personality, and with the huge cast the show has, it's almost incredible how Mine Yoshizaki managed to create them! Some are suggestive, some are cute and others are pure crazyness. A summary of the main characters:
* Keroro = A lazy sergant with a huge passion for Gundam Plastic Models.
* Giroro = Weapon-phile with a fetish for violent women. (E.g. Natsumi)
* Tamama = Gay wth a cute and innocent look ...until he snaps. Usually happens when someone interacts with his love, Keroro. He's frequently using bad language in this mode, like S**t & B**ch. (Funimation subtitles)
* Kururu = An incredible smart inventor, but a extremely creepy one, having monitored cameras in girls
bathrooms/changing rooms. Basicly, he's a frogification of a creepy otaku. Also the cause for all the innuendo and yaoi in this show
*Dororo = Actually a ninja, but is often forgotten by the other frogs. Him getting depressed about it is a running gag.
We also have the 'incest' girl who wants to be her uncles' wife (Moa/Mois), the typical violent tsundere girl (Natsumi), a mother only made for fanservice reasons (Aki) and the kind hearted, but occult-crazed (Fuyuki)
I would say a 10, but after 250 episodes, it starts to get kind of old...
The morals gets really annoying after a while. Every time a character does something that would hurt/jail/kill someone if done in real-life, they include a warning message. Also, like most long-running series, there's a fair amount of clip-shows. Also, no matter what happens, the plot do not progress.
I'm at my 250th episode and I still enjoy it, but I wish the frog's would just invade the world already. Even the smartest atempts fail, it does not make sense at all.
It's an enjoyable, but risky show which serves great at showing what the japanese can do and what us foreigners can never do on Anime/cartoons meant for a younger audience. The humor is mostly mild so it's usually PG-rated, with an ocassional PG-13 episode due to nudity every 10th episode. The violence in the show are usually bloodless (Not counting Nosebleeds), but the language can get pretty strong sometimes. There's also two noteworthy episodes that would be rated TV-MA if aired in the US, yikes... *cough* *cough* DRILL VIRUS *cough* LOLICON NARRATOR *cough* *cough*
I would recommend this to all fans of Comedy/Gag-Anime.
If you still find this too "kiddy", jump over to the manga. It's an adult fanfare all the way through. read more
I started to become a fan of Sergeant Frong (aka Keroro Gunsou) when the manga first came out here in the US. At first I though this was gonna be some manga I wouldn't like but eventually I fell in love with the crazy antics of the Alien space Frog, Keroro. I began to watch the episodes on Youtube and they were just as I expected to be. Though the show seems kiddy like, they have alot of adult themes. It also has sketches within the anime of scenes of many famous Japanese movies and Animes (Gundam the most).
The story begins with Fuyki and Natsumi Hinata find a strange Frog like alien hidding in there home. The siblings capture the alien and scare off the alien invasion leaving behind Keroro, the alien, and his teammates behind. After that, Natsumi puts the little guy to work. Cleaning the house, washing dishes, and so forth. Soon he becomes part of the family, but still plans on taking over the world (which his alien race calls Pokopen).
Keroro soon meets up with all his crazy but interesting friends. Private Tamama, is Keroro's left hand man, always following his orders but has a strange affection for him.Tamam also has a split personallity so better not get on his bad side. Corporal Giroro is a Gun crazy loonatic, which has a crush on Natsumi, also he tries to keep Keroro in line. First Sergeant Kululu is one of Keroro's most dangerous friends. Kululu invents and creates deadly weapons made for the sole task of invading earth. Then there is Corporal Doror (aka Zeroro) which is sometimes ignored by the other group members and has dedicated his life to protecting earth. Then there is Keroro's beloved nephew Moa-Chan, the young woman who is destined to destroy earth but holds back just for her beloved uncle.
Keroro and his friends go on several adventures, and make many attempts to invade earth. They always fail or some how they make things better for humans. But as long as there Gundam models around Keroro's plans to invade earth will be very long indeed.
The story is kinda half assed but it's a good anime none the less. It has many colorful characters and episodes that will make you want to see what crazy antics will he do next. Keroro is not anime you should pass up, since he's become one of Japan's newest anime idle (Next to Gundam that is). So check it out, I'm pretty sure you'll have a laugh or two. read more
These are two similar series that are SO similar - it's almost scary. Both main protagonists, Keroro and Ika, are "invaders" from very different worlds who come here to Earth in order to invade us and claim everything in humanity for their society back home. And, both end up becoming slaves to a pair of siblings to do hard work and labor for one reason or another as soon as they arrive unto Earth. Ika - a pair of sisters. Keroro - a sister and brother. The art style and emotion art between the two is even similar. The comedy is the same between the two as well. Slapstick and character torture [to a very light degree]. When Keroro and Ika do something that they aren't supposed to, they are punished by fists driving into their skulls [or other forms] and yelled at for their foolish behavior by the tsundere sister in the series. The sound effects, music, and setting are spot on with each other as well [various popping and squishing noises and electric/bubbly music]. The two protagonists also have the same sort of character motifs and actions and emotions, as well as a catch phrase/regularly used Japanese honorifics. Keroro - "~De Arimasu!". Ika - "~De Geso!". And lastly, they also are sheltered and befriended by their captures in return for their hard manual labor and being tortures. They also find out just what it means to be a citizen on Earth and what the humans go through in their daily lives. Episodes are also split into two parts - however, they are both tied in with each other. So, if you have watched on of these series watch the other. You're seriously going to like it and notice EVERYTHING that's similar with the other series in the first episode.
Ika Musume is so similar to keroro, apart from the fact they both want to invade earth, it's somewhat similar kind of humour.
both the main characters want to take over the Earth. But end up being too lazy to do so.
Both protagonists, (Keroro and Ika-Musume) are invaders trying to invade earth but end up being treated like slaves for some kids (siblings). Keroro and Ika-Musume both show their evil side time to time and usually gets yelled at or hit. The humour is very much alike and you will automatically notice the similarities between the 2 anime. :D
Opening Theme#01: "KERO! to MARCH" by Nobuaki Kakuda and Juri Ihata (eps 1-51)
#02: "Zenkoku Musekinin Jidai" by GAGAGA SP (eps 52-78)
#03: "Kimi ni JUICE wo Katte Ageru" by GROUP Tamashii (eps 79-103)
#04: "Hareru Michi ~ Uchuujin (Omeera) Awaseru Kao ga nee!~" by JK (eps 104-129)
#05: "You-You-You" by POLYSICS (eps 130-154)
#06: "Kaettekita KERO! to MARCH" by Ichirou Zaitsu and Yuko Ogura (eps 155-183)more
#07: "FUNDARI- KETTARI-" by DYLAN AND CATHERINE (eps 184-205)
#08: "Nante Suteki na Doyoubi" by KERORO Shoutai (eps 206-)
#09: "HELLO DARWIN! ~Koukishin ON DEMAND~" by JAM Project (eps 232-256)
#10: "KERO! to MARCH (Shoutai Version)" by KERORO Shoutai (eps 257-)
Ending Theme#01: "AFRO Gunsou (アフロ軍曹)" by DANCE MAN (eps 1-18, 27-39)
#02: "PEKOPON Shinryaku Ondo (地球（ペコポン）侵略音頭)" by ONDO GIRL meets KERORO Shoutai (eps 19-26)
#03: "KERORO Shoutai Kounin! Netsuretsu Kangeiteki Ekaki Uta!! (ケロロ小隊公認!熱烈歓迎的えかきうた!!)" by KERORO ALLSTARS (eps 40-51)
#04: "Katte ni SHINRYAKUSHA (勝手に侵略者（シンリャクシャ）)" by Naoya Ogawa and Mayuko Iwasa (eps 52-78)
#05: "KOKORO no Mondai (ココロの問題)" by toutou (eps 79-103)
#06: "Shouri no Hanabira (勝利の花びら)" by Chinatouchable (eps 104-116)more
#07: "Cycling Recycle (サイクリング リサイクル)" by Kirin (eps 117-141)
#08: "Eien ni (永遠に)" by AFROMANIA (eps 142-154)
#09: "Kurutto, Mawatte, Ikkaiten (くるっと・まわって・いっかいてん)" by KIGURUMI (eps 155-168)
#10: "NIKONIKO CHAMP (ニコニコチャンプ)" by NON STYLE (eps 169-192)
#11: "KERO Neko no TANGO (ケロ猫のタンゴ)" by Osamu Minagawa and the Hibari Children Chorus (eps 193-205)
#12: "Omatase Chikyuu Icchou! (おまたせ地球一丁（ペコポンいっちょう）!)" by KERORO Shoutai (eps 206-218)
#13: "Bokura no Aikotoba (僕らの合言葉)" by Natsumi Kiyoura (eps 219-244)
#14: "KE, KE, KERORO no Daisakusen! (ケッケッケロロの大作戦♪)" by KERORO Shoutai (eps 245-256)
#15: "Daijoubu SUPPONPON FRIEND (だいじょうぶスッポンポン・フレンド)" by Yoshio Kojima (eps 257-282)
#16: "HaRERUYA!! (晴レルヤ!!)" by JAM Project (eps 283-307)
#17: "Kuttsuke Hattsuke Wonderland (くっつけはっつけワンダーランド)" by Tamaki Matsumoto (eps 308-356, 358)
#18: "KERO! to MARCH (ケロッ!とマーチ)" by Nobuaki Kakuda and Juri Ihata (ep 357)
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