Ranpou

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ranpo, Rampo, Rampoo
Japanese: らんぽう


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 21
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1984 to Sep 20, 1984
Premiered: Spring 1984
Broadcast: Thursdays at 19:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Ranked: #176172
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Popularity: #15118
Members: 646
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

TV anime adaptation of Masatoshi Uchizaki's gag comedy manga "Ranpou".

Mild-mannered Japanese kid Rampou is kidnapped by aliens whose UFO-based experiments turn him into a warp boy who truly believes that he can do anything.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

Characters & Voice Actors

Ranpou

Main
Sakamoto, Chika
Japanese

Chuutarou

Supporting
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese

Wappen

Supporting
Futamata, Issei
Japanese

Chika

Supporting
Tsushima, Mizuho
Japanese

Yasuotto

Supporting
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese

Haruo

Supporting
Satou, Masaharu
Japanese

Torako

Supporting
Aoki, Kazuyo
Japanese

Karatarou

Supporting
Kameyama, Sukekiyo
Japanese

Hulk

Supporting
Sawaki, Ikuya
Japanese

Aoba, Hana

Supporting
Aoki, Kazuyo
Japanese

Staff

Yamada, Yuzo
Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Takabayashi, Hisaya
Episode Director


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Opening Theme

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"Warp Boy (ワープボーイ)" by Chika Sakamoto
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Ending Theme

"Kimagure Moonlight" (気まぐれムーンライト) by Togo Masakazu




Reviews

Dec 31, 2023
Damn is the opening theme with Chika Sakamoto (who also voiced the titular character) truly infectious. Some anime is so obscure they get almost completely forgotten, and Ranpou unfortunately falls into that category. When I'd checked hashtags for this on instagram when I originally saw an episode (that I now know was ep. 11) back in 2018, zero posts came up. Not until trying the tag in hiragana did I find anything, and even then there were few. Ranpou the Flying Warped Boy (or Rampoo) was a 21 episode series originally aired on Fuji Television in 1984, about a handsome teenager who's turned into ...
May 15, 2024
A forgotten work, and one that will probably remain forgotten like most of the good works in existence.

The opening itself says it's a crazy anime, and that's literally what it is.
Ranpou follows the episodes divided into two parts in a single episode, each part with a different insane story. At least at the beginning, most of the episodes are about the characters getting into fisticuffs for some stupid, nonsensical reason because of Ranpou, and it's very funny.
There's not much to say about an insane comedy, just that it's very funny, it's hardly ever not funny. Of course, not all episodes are that funny, but most ...

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