Bonobono (TV 2016)

Bono Bono

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ぼのぼの
English: Bono Bono
German: Bono Bono
Spanish: Bono Bono
French: Bono Bono
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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2016 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 04:52 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV, Glovision
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Eiken
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic
Duration: 5 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.401 (scored by 736736 users)
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Ranked: #73812
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Popularity: #9949
Members: 3,161
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Based on the original comic BONO BONO by Mikio Igarashi that has seen over 9,000,000 total copies printed, this is the definitive animated version of the emotionally soothing character-driven series that will make you ask yourself the philosophical question, "What are living things?" while laughing at heartwarming gags and being entertained by the interactions of amusing forest friends Bonobono the young sea otter, Chipmunk, Fishing Cat, and more.

Enjoy the easygoing days and minor misadventures of Bonobono and his friends!

(Source: Fuji Creative)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yamaguchi, Hidenori
Yokota, Chikako
Sound Director
Aoki, Yasunao
Hirota, Mitsutaka
Series Composition


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Ending Theme

"Bonobono suru (bonobonoする)" by Monobright (モノブライト)

Episode Videos


May 30, 2017
Preliminary (50/? eps)
It's been a decent year for anthropomorphic animals in TV animé. 2016 saw the CGI enhanced return of Chi's Sweet Adventure; the unique side scrolling comedy Sengoku Wildlife Caricatures; & the charmingly oddball CG-live action hybrid Nyanbo – probably as close as we'll get to a Yostuba&! adaptation. Quietly running throughout 2016 & still ongoing, though, was the return of an even older series, Mikio Igarashi's BonoBono.

Consisting of fifty, five minute vignettes, the first season follows the relaxing, amusing & often meandering days of the titular blue otter. Laid back, absent minded & always holding a clamshell, it doesn't take much for Bono to ...
Sep 4, 2016
Preliminary (22/? eps)
Story: 7
Art: 9
Sound: 9
Characters: 8

Bonobono is an anime short that is focused on the lives of a few animals. Each episode is about five and a half minutes long, and the cast of characters is fairly small. Bonobono originally aired in the 90s, and this is the 2016 take on the show. To be clear, I have not seen the original so this review is just based on the 2016 version.

While some episodes do continue on into the next one or reference each other, the story is for the most part not exactly fluid. Each episode is extremely mellow, and shows us Bonobono (the blue ...
Apr 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (45/? eps)
Alright, I didn't want my first review to be something relatively complex, so I decided to choose this thing that I watched back when it first aired.

Bonobono is well... A manga for salarymans. For those who don't know theses terms, Salarymans in Japan are hard workers who don't have a lot of time to spare. Adapted from a 4-Koma series, Bonobono isn't a complex thriller or anything that'll make you question humanity, but hey, atleast it's a relaxing ride.

Our main character here is Bonobono, a blue otter who isn't a smart guy in any terms. Along with his friends, Araiguma the Raccon, known for being ...

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