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Panda Kopanda

Alternative Titles

English: Panda! Go Panda!
Japanese: パンダコパンダ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 17, 1972 to Mar 17, 1973
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Kids
Duration: 35 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.911 (scored by 2,634 users)
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Ranked: #36792
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Popularity: #3970
Members: 4,846
Favorites: 12
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Panda Kopanda (Panda! Go Panda!) is a 30 minute movie made in 1972. Miyazaki created the original idea, the script, the layouts, and did key animation, and Takahata directed the film. The story is about a little girl, Mimiko, who was left alone while her Grandma was away. A 1973 sequel, Panda Kopanda: Amefuri Saakasu no Maki (Panda! Go Panda! & the Rainy-day Circus), continues the story and was made by the same people who made the first movie. The literal translation of the title Panda Kopanda is "Panda, Baby Panda", but it`s been released in North America as Panda Go Panda.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oota, Yoshiko
Oota, Yoshiko
Kumakura, Kazuo
Kumakura, Kazuo
Sugiyama, Kazuko
Sugiyama, Kazuko


Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Miyazaki, Hayao
Screenplay, Key Animation, Original Character Design
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Kobayashi, Shichiro
Art Director

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More reviewsReviews

Oct 13, 2007
Panda Kopanda is the story of Mimiko, a little girl who gained the companionship of two pandas after her grandmother left on a trip. The story about this funny family is very cute and happy-go-lucky.

The art is the same style as My Neighbor Totoro, and the backgrounds are quite detailed. The characters have flat coloring for the most part, but I think it fits with how they are drawn.

The opening/ending song makes an apperance in the actual anime, unlike most anime I've seen. The music picked for the scenes fits very well, and some scenes don't have background music. Sound effects like chewing and rain read more
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Oct 9, 2016
This is one of my many childhood favorites. Ahh I remember back then jumping on the bed yelling "Panda, panda" and trying to comprehend the foreign language (i bought it on dvd with no subs).

The story is cute so it deserves a 9.

The art is ok....I mean they did shirk in some of the scenes (like the animal train) but other than that the panda drawing is outright adorable.

The sound is fair since some of the sounds did not match the actions of the characters

The character themselves, though, are a different story. They are cute, they are sweet and they are something out read more
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Dec 27, 2012
I came home to the next gray weekday after study. This routine can dement everybody. That to relax, I decided to watch the last long ago downloaded animated film about the Panda. I take a cup of tea in a hand to bring to a mouth and I fade:« Panda Papanda Kopanda …».

A remarkable and fine animated cartoon and despite that it is intended on very young audience. The animated film tells about little girl Mimiko who turned from the orphan into the daughter and loving mother one fine day. She is absolutely child still but she is quite independent. The big panda is read more
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Oct 24, 2012
This is such a cute little story like My Neighbor Totoro. It’s pretty much about a young girl who ends up getting a father in a Panda and his little child. The whole thing feels a bit odd though, and Papa Panda feels rather awkward to the point that I feel like crying out ‘RAPE!’ since he feels a lot like pedo bear. The little panda is alright though, since he is way too cute and doesn’t really do anything wrong.

I’m not sure about the cute little girl, Mimiko. She for some reason likes to stand on her hands and show her panties all read more
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