|Written by Fujiko F. Fujio|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.