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Patalliro! (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Patariro!
Japanese: パタリロ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Nov 1979 to ?
Authors: Maya, Mineo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Hana to Yume


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Once, there was an island where it was always spring...

...An island somewhere in the South Seas, with green forests and wide lakes. And mountains, let us not forget the mountains. Tall mountains with deep roots, filled with one of mankind's most precious treasures: diamonds. The name of this island is Malynera, and its king is only a child.

Patalliro the 8th, King of Malynera, is ten-years-old. From the day he was born, everyone knew he was... unusual. He is a hyper boy, with flashes of genius, moments of thoughtless cruelty, and the ability to make a bad pun out of anything. Smart, but only a child and so he often does very stupid things.

Patalliro! is his story.

He lives in a world very similar to our own, but where the bizarre is commonplace. He manages to get into all kinds of trouble, from international terrorists, to space aliens, to accidental time-travel. His first challenge as king is to stay alive, when a group called the International Diamond Syndicate decides that they want control of the Malynera diamond mines. This is how he meets Bancoran, who was assigned to be his bodyguard during a trip to Britain. It's also how they meet Maraich, who was one of the assassins sent by the IDS.

Patalliro is almost always accompanied by his army of Tamanegi ("Onions," so-called because of their onion-shapped wigs). The Tamanegi all wear identical masks, wigs, and glasses, and are known only by numbers. They are Patalliro's protectors, but protect the world from him just as much as they protect him from the world.

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Oct 13, 2012
What do you get when you combine a gag manga with a healthy dose of Boys' Love, then add buckets of puns, pop culture and manga references, and a large helping of psychedelic drugs?

This long running series (88 volumes) is by acclaimed author Mineo Maya, one of the rare (straight, he's married with kids) male manga artists to write BL. The title character is the 10 year old king of a tiny, diamond rich country called Malynera. An evil organization called the International Diamond Syndicate tries to assassinate Patalliro in order to gain control of his country's diamonds. Therefore during one of read more
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Manga: Eroica yori Ai wo Komete
Vaguely speaking, "From Eroica with Love" and "Patalliro!" both spoof spy stories (particularly James Bond) and earlier yaoi/BL manga series, but the commonalities don't end there. In many ways, the variety of humor found in both of these series is quite similar; some of the jokes are slapstick and/or utterly silly, whereas other jokes are quite dry and clever and may require some thought. Also, I find that both series reward their viewers for paying close attention and spotting details; often, something drawn in the backgrounds of scenes in both of these manga have brought smiles to my face. Even the overall  read more 
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