Bannou Yasai Ninninman

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Synonyms: Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2010 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2010, Super Veggie Torracman, Project A
Japanese: 万能野菜 ニンニンマン


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 5, 2011
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: P.A. Works
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.931 (scored by 32203,220 users)
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Ranked: #96002
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Popularity: #8058
Members: 5,475
Favorites: 1

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Mari is a young elementary schooler who is terrified of two things—eating vegetables and crossing "Fear'a Bridge"—so much so that she has recurring nightmares of being forced to confront her fears. She avoids eating vegetables at all costs, and wakes up early so she and her friend Momo can walk out of their way to avoid the bridge.

One day, Momo gets a dog that cannot be walked on the busy road she and Mari usually take, and Momo walks across the bridge, leaving Mari to walk to school alone. That same day, Mari's teacher sets a goal for the class to stop leaving food on their plates at lunchtime and Mari has to eat all three of her least favorite foods: carrots, peppers, and milk. After passing out from the shock of eating the vegetables, she awakens in the nurse's office to three food spirits calling themselves Ninninman, Piiman, and Milk. With the help of these bizarre beings, can Mari overcome her fears?

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Inoue, Kikuko


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Yoshihara, Masayuki
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Aketagawa, Jin
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"Ninninman!" (ニンニンマン!, Carrotman!)" by Shuuhei Kita


Apr 9, 2011
Well what ever the hell The Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan invested in, it spawned this master piece of a one shot anime.

Well since there isn't a plot summary on the page I'll provide one here.

Mari is an average grade schooler who hates eating carrots, peppers, and milk. One day during lunch time at school, she passes out after forcing carrots and peppers into her mouth and washing it all down with milk. She passes out moments later and wakes up in the nurses office where she meets a miniature carrot in a suit Tarroc (carrot spelled backwards) Man or in Japanese Ninninman along ...
Jul 5, 2011
Due to the lack of free time which is supposed to be allotted for my daily serving of anime, I resorted to watching short anime films and such. Of course, I was hoping to find something as magnificent yet light as Tsumiki no Ie. Then I stumbled upon the 4 short anime shows that comprised the 2010 Young Animators' Training Project. As the name of the said endeavor implies, its an on-the-job-training project funded by the Japanese Animation Creators Association to train fresh aspiring animators. Although I found it not as touching, unique and outstanding as Tsumiki no Ie, this anime collection was still worth ...
Mar 22, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Young Animator Training Project/Anime Mirai short reviews: Part 4/12

I feel I should have liked Super Veggie more than I did. The whole veggie eating thing is just part of a larger theme of overcoming your fears, which is a pretty universal narrative anyone can understand and empathise with. Plus I usually like stories with little kids as protagonists. They have energy and enthusiasm but I can also sympathise with their small-time conflicts which translate into much broader and more universal feelings of loss or regret or fear or whatever. Thing is, Super Veggie doesn’t lean on that side heavily enough. The kid doesn’t feel ...

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