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Director  Koki Kumagai
Genre  Adventure
Duration  
Bonobono movie poster
Release date  August 10, 2002

Bonobono (ぼのぼの) is a yonkoma manga series by Mikio Igarashi. From March 1986 to March 1987, the series ran in the Takeshobo manga magazine Tensai Club before the magazine was replaced with Manga Club, where it has been serialized since April 1987. It has also been serialized in Manga Life since April 1986. It has been adapted into an anime television series, as well as two anime films and two video games.

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While the series is considered a yonkoma manga, most of the "stories" use eight panels. The series follows the main character, a young sea otter after whom the manga is titled, and his daily adventures with his friends from the nearby forest. Bonobono combines gag comic and philosophical questions, bringing up comparisons to other manga such as Azumanga Daioh, and to films such as Forrest Gump.

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In 1988, Bonobono won the Kodansha Manga Award in the General category. An anime film was released in theaters on November 13, 1993, and an anime television series was broadcast on TV Tokyo from April 20, 1995 through March 28, 1996. One day after the TV series began, a simulation game was released on the 3DO system. The following June, an adventure game was released on the PlayStation. Several ehon—or "picture books"—have been released since the manga series was first introduced over 20 years ago.

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Books

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In addition to the original tankōbon releases, the first twenty tankōbon volumes have been rereleased in bunkoban format as 15 volumes. Several stand-alone picture books have been released as well.

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For the first film, an ekonte—or storyboard—volume and a set of four film comics have been released.

Tankōbon

Takeshobo released all the volumes of manga listed below.

  • Volume 1, ISBN 4-88475-317-8, March 1987
  • Volume 2, ISBN 4-88475-318-6, December 1987
  • Volume 3, ISBN 4-88475-319-4, September 1988
  • Volume 4, ISBN 4-88475-320-8, August 1989
  • Volume 5, ISBN 4-88475-468-9, September 1990
  • Volume 6, ISBN 4-88475-516-2, June 1991
  • Volume 7, ISBN 4-88475-555-3, November 1991
  • Volume 8, ISBN 4-88475-645-2, May 1993
  • Volume 9, ISBN 4-88475-670-3, October 1993
  • Volume 10, ISBN 4-88475-761-0, November 1994
  • Volume 11, ISBN 4-88475-827-7, August 1995
  • Volume 12, ISBN 4-8124-5001-2, January 1996
  • Volume 13, ISBN 4-8124-5085-3, September 1996
  • Volume 14, ISBN 4-8124-5123-X, March 1997
  • Volume 15, ISBN 4-8124-5166-3, December 1997
  • Volume 16, ISBN 4-8124-5230-9, September 1998
  • Volume 17, ISBN 4-8124-5250-3, August 1999
  • Volume 18, ISBN 4-8124-5330-5, December 1999
  • Volume 19, ISBN 4-8124-5415-8, August 2000
  • Volume 20, ISBN 4-8124-5465-4, January 2001
  • Volume 21, ISBN 4-8124-5666-5, May 2002
  • Volume 22, ISBN 4-8124-5777-7, February 2003
  • Volume 23, ISBN 4-8124-5838-2, July 2003
  • Volume 24, ISBN 4-8124-5904-4, January 2004
  • Volume 25, ISBN 4-8124-6009-3, July 2005
  • Volume 26, ISBN 4-8124-6095-6, January 2005
  • Volume 27, ISBN 4-8124-6273-8, October 2005
  • Volume 28, ISBN 4-8124-6483-8, July 2006
  • Volume 29, ISBN 978-4-8124-6574-5, April 2007
  • Volume 30, ISBN 978-4-8124-6800-5, March 2008
  • Volume 31, ISBN 978-4-8124-7130-2, July 2009
  • Volume 32, ISBN 978-4-8124-7146-3, August 2009
  • Volume 33, ISBN 978-4-8124-7214-9, December 2009
  • Volume 34, ISBN 978-4-8124-7436-5, August 2010
  • Volume 35, ISBN 978-4-8124-7631-4, July 2011
  • Volume 36, ISBN 978-4-8124-7781-6, May 2012
  • Volume 37, ISBN 978-4-8124-8362-6, July 2013
  • Volume 38, ISBN 978-4-8124-8517-0, February 2014
  • Volume 39, ISBN 978-4-8124-8732-7, July 2014
  • Volume 40, ISBN 978-4-8019-5292-8, June 2015
  • Volume 41, ISBN 978-4-8019-5482-3, March 2016
  • Volume 42, ISBN 978-4-8019-5790-9, March 2017
  • Bunkoban

    Takeshobo released all the volumes of manga listed below.

  • Volume 1, ISBN 4-8124-0938-1, July 2002
  • Volume 2, ISBN 4-8124-0939-X, July 2002
  • Volume 3, ISBN 4-8124-0940-3, July 2002
  • Volume 4, ISBN 4-8124-0941-1, July 2002
  • Volume 5, ISBN 4-8124-0942-X, July 2002
  • Volume 6, ISBN 4-8124-1053-3, January 2003
  • Volume 7, ISBN 4-8124-1054-1, January 2003
  • Volume 8, ISBN 4-8124-1055-X, January 2003
  • Volume 9, ISBN 4-8124-1056-8, January 2003
  • Volume 10, ISBN 4-8124-1057-6, January 2003
  • Volume 11, ISBN 4-8019-0172-7, January 2015
  • Volume 12, ISBN 4-8019-0238-3, March 2015
  • Volume 13, ISBN 4-8019-0306-1, May 2015
  • Volume 14, ISBN 4-8019-0390-8, July 2015
  • Volume 15, ISBN 4-8019-0666-4, March 2016
  • Film comics

    These books contain scenes from the first Bonobono film laid out in comic book format. All were released by Takeshobo.

  • Volume 1, ISBN 4-88475-683-5, December 1993
  • Volume 2, ISBN 4-88475-684-3, December 1993
  • Volume 3, ISBN 4-88475-685-1, January 1994
  • Volume 4, ISBN 4-88475-686-X, January 1994
  • Storyboards

    This book contains the storyboards for the first Bonobono film.

  • Bonobono no Ekonteshū (ぼのぼの絵コンテ集), ISBN 4-88475-254-6, November 1993, Takeshobo
  • Picture books

    Various Bonobono picture books have been released, including the following. Titles are listed chronologically.

  • Kawaisō no Koto (かわいそうのこと), ISBN 4-88475-027-6, December 1987, Takeshobo
  • Shimarisu-kun Daikatsuyaku!! Gō (シマリスくん大活躍!!号), ISBN 4-88475-027-6, December 1987, Takeshobo
  • Ōkii no Koto Chiisai no Koto (大きいのこと 小さいのこと), ISBN 4-88475-033-0, June 1988, Takeshobo
  • Megane Yamane-kun no Koto (メガネヤマネくんのこと), ISBN 4-88475-041-1, May 1989, Takeshobo
  • Kurisumasu no Koto (クリスマスのこと), ISBN 4-8124-0421-5, November 1998, Takeshobo
  • Minna Omoide na no Darō: Bonobono no Kagashū (みんな思い出なのだろう―ぼのぼの詩画集), ISBN 4-88475-253-8, November 1993, Takeshobo
  • Bonobono (ぼのぼの), ISBN 4-88475-255-4, December 1993, Takeshobo
  • Tsuwaio no Koto (ツワイオのこと), ISBN 4-8124-2761-4, July 2006, Takeshobo
  • 1993 film

    The first theatrical release, titled Bonobono, opened in theaters on 1993-11-13. The film has since been broadcast on domestic television in Japan, including on broadcast satellite channels such as NHK BS-2. The film has been released on VHS and DVD in Japan, including in a "no cut" edition.

    Staff

  • Director: Mikio Igarashi
  • Screenplay: Mikio Igarashi
  • Animation directors: Yūji Mutō, Tameo Kohanawa
  • Producer: Atsushi Tashiro
  • Planning: Ippei Takahashi, Masayuki Miyashita, Shin Unosawa, Atsushi Tashiro, Naomasa Tsuruta
  • Art director: Atsushi Ioki
  • Music: Gontiti
  • Distribution: Gaga Communications
  • Theme song: Hatsukoi
  • Lyrics: Kanata Asamizu
  • Composition, Vocals: Yoshiyuki Ōsawa
  • Cast

  • Bonobono: Toshiko Fujita
  • Shimarisu-kun: Sumie Baba
  • Araiguma-kun: Yūsaku Yara
  • Araiguma-kun's father: Chikao Ōtsuka
  • Kuzuri-kun's father: Kazuo Kumakura
  • Kuzuri-kun: Sakiko Uran
  • Higuma-san: Yūko Sasaki
  • Kohiguma-kun: Mayumi Kumagai
  • Bonobono's father: Mikio Igarashi
  • Shō Nee-chan: Mayumi Tanaka
  • Dai Nee-chan: Manami Sasaki
  • Higuma no Taishō: Tesshō Genda
  • Sunadorineko-san: Hōchū Ōtsuka
  • Shimarisu-kun's father: Kazuyuki Sekiguchi
  • Shimarisu-kun's mother: Yukiko Shibata
  • Fennec Kitsune-kun: Kanako Tanaka
  • Fennec Kitsune-kun's father: Takahiro Fujita
  • Sources:

    1995 TV series

    The Bonobono anime television series ran from April 20, 1995 through March 28, 1996 as part of the "Anime Can" (アニメ缶, Anime Kan) series on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm on TV Tokyo. Each episode was 15 minutes long, and was paired with an episode of Bit the Cupid to fill out the 30-minute timeslot. The series has been rebrodacast on several different channels and networks, including Animax and the on-demand internet streaming service GyaO.

    The entire TV series was released as two DVD box sets on April 20, 2007.

    TV specials

    Following the anime television series, nine specials were aired on TV Tokyo. At the beginning of each special, the next special was also introduced, and showed some animation from it. The specials used a lot of animation from the series, and while the content fit the season in which the special was broadcast, the music, scripts, and jokes were changed for each of the specials. The voice actors from the TV series were used for the specials.

  • Oshōgatsu Da yo: Bonobono no World (January 2, 1997)
  • Kodomo no Hi Da yo: Bonobono no World (May 5, 1997)
  • Natsu Yasumi Da yo: Bonobono no World (July 21, 1997)
  • Taiiku no Hi Da yo: Bonobono no World! (October 10, 1997)
  • Oshōgatsu Da yo: Bonobono no World! (January 1, 1998)
  • Kodomo wa Kaze no Ko: Bonobono no World! (February 1, 1998)
  • Kodomo no Hi Da yo: Bonobono no World (May 5, 1998)
  • Shokuyoku no Aki Da yo: Bonobono no World! (September 23, 1998)
  • Oyako Anime Gekijō Bonobono: Jōji Namahage (December 23, 1998)
  • 2002 film

    Bonobono: Kumomo no Ki no Koto (ぼのぼの クモモの木のこと) was the second theatrical Bonobono movie, released by Amuse Pictures in theaters in Japan on August 10, 2002. It was done completely in 3D.

    Staff

  • Original Story: Mikio Igarashi
  • Director: Kōki Kumagai
  • Producer : Akihiro Itō
  • Screenplay Supervisor: Mikio Igarashi
  • Screenplay: Mikio Igarashi, Kōki Kumagai
  • Planning: Kiyoshi Tsuji, Akihiro Itō
  • Music: Gontiti
  • Storyboards: Mikio Igarashi, Kōki Kumagai
  • Executive Producers: Ippei Takahashi, Yasumasa Makimura
  • Cast

  • Bonobono: Yūto Uemura
  • Shimarisu-kun: Konami Yoshida
  • Araiguma-kun: Kappei Yamaguchi
  • Bobo-kun: Etsuko Kozakura
  • Bobo-kun's father: Masashi Sugawara
  • Bobo-kun's mother: Sumi Shimamoto
  • Kuzuri-kun: Yōko Michihira
  • Kuzuri-kun's father: Yūichi Nagashima
  • Sunadorineko-san: Reo Morimoto
  • Araiguma-kun's father: Danshi Tatekawa
  • Sources:

    2016 TV series

    A recent anime television adaption started airing on April 2016. A Planetarium special Bono Bono - Uchū kara Kita Tomodachi (Bono Bono - The Friend That Came From Space) will be shown at the Gotanda Cultural Center from September 16 to October 9, 2017.

    Staff

  • Director: Hidenori Yamaguchi
  • Theme song

    Bonobono Suru (bonobonoする)
    Lyrics, Vocals: Monobright

    Cast

  • Bonobono: Fukuko Yukimiyama
  • Shimarisu-kun: Aya Ogata
  • Araiguma-kun: Shinpei Takano
  • Sunadorineko-san: Yūki Kurofuji
  • Games

    Two games based on the Bonobono series have been released. The first was Bonogurashi (ぼのぐらし), a simulation game released on 1995-04-21 for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer system by Amuse and Bandai Visual.

    The second game was titled Bonogurashi: Kore de Kanpeki Disu (ぼのぐらし〜これで完璧でぃす〜), an adventure game released by Amuse for the PlayStation system on 1996-06-07.

    References

    Bonobono Wikipedia


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