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Written by  Fujiko F. Fujio
Demographic  shōnen
Original run  1969 – 1970
Studio  OLM, Inc.
Published by  Kodansha
Magazine  Bokurano Weekly
Written by  Fujiko F. Fujio
Publishers  Kodansha, Shogakukan

Genres  Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Similar  The Rose of Versailles, Captain Tsubasa, Kiteretsu Daihyakka, Perman, Esper Mami

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Mojacko (モジャ公, Mojakō) is a shōnen manga series created by author duo Fujiko F. Fujio. It was first serialized in Kodansha's Bokurano Weekly in 1969 to 1970. It was then revived twice and published in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic from September 1995 to April 1996, with a total of seven volumes and in Labybug Comics from June 1996 to April 1997, with a total of 10 volumes. The manga revolves around Sorao Amano, an ordinary student who befriends an alien and a robot.

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The series was later adapted into anime, directed by Tetsuya Endo and produced by Oriental Light and Magic. It premiered on October 3, 1995 and ran until March 31, 1997, with a total of 74 episodes. It was later replaced by Pokémon in its initial timeslot - also an OLM production.

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Synopsis

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Sorao is an ordinary student who lives an ordinary life of a typical kid, accidentally makes friends with two aliens stranded on Earth. His life changes as he helps them find their way home, the Moja Planet. As the story progresses, wherein they do reach the aliens' homeworld, Sorao along with Miki, discovers a feud between two different tribes. Things gone awry as the tribes' representatives try to outdo one another in search of the missing treasure of the past with the help of an uncovered clue.

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In the manga, Sorao thinks about running away from home, due to the boredom of his life. He meets Mojacko and Donmo, who came to earth looking for a companion for a journey to space. He agrees to come with them, and goes on a fun, yet dangerous, adventure through space, and visit different planets.

Main Characters

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Sorao Amano (天野空夫, Amano Sorao)
Voiced by: Ai OrikasaSorao Amano is Mojacko's friend on Earth and the main hero. He was a typical student, not less strong and smart but still unmissable in many trials. He is also the president of the SF (Science Fiction) Club. He has a crush on the club's vice president named Miki.
Mojara (モジャラ, Mojara) (Named Mojacko (モジャ公, Mojakō) in the Anime)
Voiced by: Mayumi TanakaMojara is an alien from the Moja Planet. He had lots of tools hidden in his mouth and is able to inflate himself by inhaling too much air which he uses to lift himself, or as a mode of transportation for the others. He can also stretch his tongue for many miles. His full name is Duke Mojara Hanamogera Sanadabintonikusu Furansasukatchi Ritorufuddo Bikunin Arekisandorobonikku Konikkutaranberi- Kuchukuchu Suppabibbi- Poppo- which he usually uses to introduce himself, causing everyone to almost fall asleep. He also likes girls and sometimes flirts with them.
Donmo (ドンモ, Donmo)
Voiced by: Daiki NakamuraDonmo is a robot accompanied by Mojara who helps to solve problems for both Sorao and Mojara. Whenever he consumes too much sweets, he becomes drunk in the same way humans become drunk when consuming too much alcohol.
Miki (みき, Miki)
Voiced by: Junko IwaoMiki is Sorao's childhood friend and also his love interest. The vice president of the SF Club, she is very bold and very reliable unlike Sorao. She is also the cause of the rivalry for both Pitekan and Sorao.
Pitekan (ピテカン, Pitekan)
Voiced by: Wataru TakagiThe class bully, Pitekan is Sorao's rival in school when it comes to clubs and to Miki. He is the leader of the ESP club, and believes that he can do Psychokinesis, in which his friends finds him confusing, except to his two lackeys. His real name is Sakamoto Kanta, but this is only mentioned in the Anime. He was renamed as Mutan when it aired in the Philippines.
Mojari (モジャリ, Mojari)
Voiced by: Sanae MiyukiOnly appearing in the Anime, Mojari is Mojara's younger sister. She can be stern and serious to her older brother, sometimes scolding him on what he's doing wrong or just being stupid. She also displays some motherly instincts on taking care of their younger brother, Mojaru.
Mojaru (モジャル, Mojaru)
Voiced by: Megumi HayashibaraOnly appearing in the Anime, Mojaru is Mojara's younger brother. Despite being a baby, Mojaru is quite talented and also very good on technical stuff such as creating weird gadgets or fixing things. He usually cannot speak, always saying "Moja" all the time. Mojaru also shows a lot of crybaby tendencies, in which his cries can create a powerful sonic wave that can decimate everything in its path, including destroying a whole planet in its wake.
Momonja (モモンジャ, Momonja)
Voiced by: Urara TakanoThe Prince of the Momonja Tribe, Momonja is skilled in stealth and ninja-like skills and is obsessed on getting the "Greatest Treasure in the Universe". He has strong feelings for Mojari and as a running gag, he literally turns into stone whenever he sees or comes into contact with her.

Anime

The anime adaptation was directed by Tetsuya Endo and produced by Oriental Light and Magic; the studio best known for the Pokémon anime franchise. The anime was broadcast on TV Tokyo between October 3, 1995 and March 31, 1997, consisting of 74 episodes.

The opening themes were "CHU-CHU-CHU" from episodes 1-34, performed by CRIPTON, then "Dream Express", performed by Saki Natori, from episodes 35-50, and then "Shine" by Dear from episodes 51-74. The ending themes were "Koibito ga Uchuujin nara", performed by Junko Iwao, from episodes 1-34, then "Jaa ne" performed by Kiyomi Kobayashi from episodes 35-50, then "Dou nacchatan darou" by ZIZI from episodes 51-69, then "Too Late" by Yuki Saito from episodes 70-74.

References

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