Spelunker Sensei

Spelunker Is a Teacher

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Alternative Titles

English: Spelunker Is a Teacher
Japanese: スペランカー先生


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2011
Producers: Indeprox
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio PuYUKAI
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: ComedyComedy
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.111 (scored by 15211,521 users)
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Ranked: #108712
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Popularity: #8482
Members: 2,587
Favorites: 5
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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

Female Teacher

Ueda, Kana

PE Teacher

Kuroda, Takaya


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


Opening Theme

"Risk my life" by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

Ending Theme

"Koi wa Tanken (恋は探検)" by Kana Ueda

Dec 11, 2020
haydenluvsanime (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 14, 2011
andredrezefilth (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 17, 2011
skullhong (All reviews)
This is going to be my first review, and I'll tell you now that it aint going to be a positive one.

Unless you've seen every legit anime you've got access to, or, like me, had an overtake of curiosity from the number of users who've watched this; I don't see ANY reason why someone would waste 30 precious minutes of their time watching this.

Story - 3
I liked the mini divisions of narration, but only the fact it incorporates that idea. It took several minutes for me to realise it was suppose to be comedy - SUPPOSED, and a couple more to realise I read more
Jul 11, 2018
megafat (All reviews)
When it comes to a bad piece of media, whether it be a movie, TV show, music, or anime, the worst thing is a bad comedy. When it comes to every other genre, there is at least something to enjoy or appreciate, like it's atmosphere, technical quality, soundtrack, maybe a great performance or two, or it's potential. With a comedy, it relies entirely on it's jokes, and when it's jokes aren't funny, it has absolutely nothing to go on. And there isn't a point in pointing out the good parts of a comedy when the entire reason you're there is terrible. That's where Spelunker Sensei read more

Recent News

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