Spelunker Sensei

Spelunker Is a Teacher

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スペランカー先生
English: Spelunker Is a Teacher
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2011
Producers: Indeprox
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio PuYUKAI
Genre: ComedyComedy
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.081 (scored by 17111,711 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #125532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10059
Members: 3,011
Favorites: 3

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There's a new teacher in town—Spelunker! This unusual man is anything but a typical instructor, giving speeches about traffic safety to the students, reacting strangely to a humidifier, and enjoying lunch— albeit with ample condiment mishaps. With such a bizarre new role model to learn from, Spelunker's students will never be the same!

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Characters & Voice Actors


Sugita, Tomokazu

PE Teacher

Kuroda, Takaya


Wakamoto, Norio

Female Teacher

Ueda, Kana

Delinquent Student

Hino, Satoshi


Ashina, Minoru
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script
Ueda, Kana
Theme Song Performance
Mitsuyoshi, Takenobu
Theme Song Performance
Takehara, Minoru
Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Risk my life" by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

Ending Theme

"Koi wa Tanken (恋は探検)" by Kana Ueda


Dec 11, 2020
It may seem strange at first to make an anime adaptation of a game that was released over 25 years ago, but it makes a lot more sense with context. Spelunker on the Famicom is a very notorious game in Japan for how easy it is to die. You literally cannot drop 2 feet without dying mid-air, à la Action 52. How do you make an anime with a weak protagonist like that? Make him a scrawny teacher, of course!

Spelunker Sensei is reminiscent of classic web animation with its sense of humor and pacing. Me putting it that way could lead you to believe that ...
Nov 2, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Spelunker Sensei (or Spelunker is a Teacher) is a 30 minute comedy OVA following the misadventures of a teacher who is a Spelunker and those around him. The idea is based on the video game Spelunker which is a rogue-like game about exploring caves and obtaining treasure. A more modern game based on the same idea is Spelunky, which has some of the same features of cave exploration and easy death.

The OVA is made up of numerous short gags, mostly focused on the fact that Spelunker Sensei can die from seemingly minor events. Sometimes the same set up is used multiple times with a ...
Jul 14, 2011
OK, first of all, I could not help but to notice the number of people who actually finished this half hour OVA (500 and something). The 8 guys or chicks who scored this with a 10 must have never watch a single comedy show, anime or not, in their short pre-teen lifes.

Spelunker Sensei does not deserve such a note, neither a big review, so I'm gonna be short:

Spelunker Sensei is a failed OVA containing 30 minutes of short jokes in the traditional random anime style. The characters are poor, the budget surely did not help in the art and sound department, and the premise, which ...

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