Toei Fushigi Comedy Series

Last updated
Toei Fushigi Comedy Series
Created by Ishimori Productions
Toei Company
Films and television
Television series
TypeTokusatsu TV Franchise

The Toei Fushigi Comedy Series (東映不思議コメディーシリーズ, Tōei Fushigi Komedī Shirīzu) is a series of Japanese tokusatsu programs which was produced by Toei Company and was aired by Fuji TV from 9:00 am to 9:30 am on Sunday.



This series is known as various superheroes similar to the Kamen Rider , Super Sentai , and Metal Hero Series . However, these shows mainly focus on cute robots similar to Robocon, cute and unusual creatures, masked individuals who get tracked down by school children, and magical girls.

Each one is supposed to invoke mysterious humor; hence the name fushigi, which means "mystery" in Japanese. This series of programs was shown throughout the 1980s and ended in the early 1990s. All these programs were created by Shotaro Ishinomori, creator of the Kamen Rider, Super Sentai and Robocon series of manga and tokusatsu, as well as many other Toei Superheroes.

This series is divided into three subcategories:

Especially, the subcategory magical girl is known as "a gateway to female entertainers", female entertainers who starred in this magical girl series were selected for variety shows and anime theme songs after this series. Among them, Wakako Shimazaki who starred in "Magical Chinese Girl Ipanema!" has survived in the entertainment world until today in 2021.

List of series

  1. Robot 8-chan (ロボットはっちゃん, Robotto Hacchan, Dear Robot 8) - Aired from October 4, 1981, to September 26, 1982
  2. Batten Robomaru (バッテンロボ丸, Batten Robomaru, Batten Robomaru) - Aired from October 3, 1982, to September 25, 1983
  3. Pettonton (ペットントン, Pettonton) - Aired from October 2, 1983 to August 26, 1984
  4. Dokincho! Nemurin (どきんちょ!ネムリン, Dokincho! Nemurin, Dokincho! Nemurin) - Aired from September 2, 1984, to March 31, 1985
  5. As You Please! Kamitaman (勝手に!カミタマン, Katte ni! Kamitaman) - Aired from April 7, 1985, to March 30, 1986
  6. Morimori Bokkun (もりもりぼっくん, Morimori Bokkun, Morimori Bokkun) - Aired from April 6 to December 28, 1986
  7. Omoikkiri Detective Team Hardgumi (おもいっきり探偵団 覇悪怒組, Omoikkiri Tantei-dan Haadogumi) - Aired from January 11 to December 27, 1987
  8. German Detective Team Maringumi (じゃあまん探偵団 魔隣組, Jaaman Tantei-dan Maringumi) - Aired from January 10, 1988, to January 1, 1989
  9. Magical Chinese Girl Paipai! (魔法少女ちゅうかなぱいぱい!, Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Paipai!) - Aired from January 9 to July 9, 1989. Starring Natsuki Ozawa.
  10. Magical Chinese Girl Ipanema! (魔法少女ちゅうかないぱねま!, Mahō Shōjo Chūka na Ipanema!) - Aired from July 23 to December 24, 1989. Starring Wakako Shimazaki.
  11. La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine (美少女仮面ポワトリン, Bishōjo Kamen Powatorin, lit. The Masked Belle Poitrine) - Aired from January 7 to December 30, 1990. Starring Yūko Hanajima.
  12. Mysterious Nile Girl Thutmose (不思議少女ナイルなトトメス, Fushigi Shōjo Nairu na Totomesu) - Aired from January 6 to December 29, 1991. Starring Sanae Horikawa.
  13. Sing! Great Dragon Palace (うたう!大龍宮城, Utau! Dai Ryūgūjō) - Aired from January 5 to December 27, 1992
  14. Keeping-Words Sisters Chouchoutrian (有言実行三姉妹シュシュトリアン, Yūgenjikkō Shisutāzu Shushutorian) - Aired from January 10 to October 31, 1993

See also

A syndicated series that aired from April 3 to June 26, 2007 that parodied the Fushigi Comedy Series, particularly "La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine".

Related Research Articles

<i>Ojamajo Doremi</i> Magical girl franchise by Izumi Todo and Toei

Ojamajo Doremi, alternatively titled Magical DoReMi in English, is a Japanese magical girl anime television series created by Toei Animation. It focuses on a group of elementary school girls, led by Doremi Harukaze, who become witch apprentices. The series aired in Japan on TV Asahi between February 1999 and January 2003, spanning four seasons and 201 episodes, and was followed by an original video animation series released between June and December 2004. An English-language version of the first season, produced by 4Kids Entertainment, aired in North America in 2005.

<i>Kamen Rider Black</i> Tokusatsu superhero-drama television series

Kamen Rider Black is a tokusatsu superhero-drama television series. It is the eighth installment in the Kamen Rider series and a co-production between Ishimori Productions and Toei. The series aired on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and the Tokyo Broadcasting System from October 4, 1987, to October 9, 1988. For distribution purposes, Toei refers to this television series as Black Kamen Rider.

<i>Hell Girl</i> Japanese anime television series and its franchise

Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is a Japanese anime series conceptualized by Hiroshi Watanabe and produced by SKY Perfect Well Think, Tokyo MX, Wakasa Seikatsu, Fujishoji, Aniplex and Studio Deen. It is directed by Watanabe and Takahiro Omori, with Kenichi Kanemaki handling series composition, Mariko Oka designing the characters and Yasuharu Takanashi, Hiromi Mizutani and Kenji Fujisawa composing the music. The series focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the services of the mysterious title character and her assistants who implement this system. Revenge, injustice, hatred, and the nature of human emotions are common themes throughout the series.

<i>Socialite Belle Panchanne: The Wife Is a Superheroine!</i> Japanese TV series or program

Socialite Belle Panchanne: The Wife Is a Superheroine! is a Japanese tokusatsu comedy series that began airing April 3, 2007 on TV Tokyo. The story follows a nearly 30-year-old housewife contracted to become a bishōjo superheroine by a kami. The series is a parody of an earlier tokusatsu series titled La Belle Fille Masquée Poitrine and features that show's writer returning. Cospa is featured in several episodes.

<i>Lalabel, the Magical Girl</i> Japanese anime television series

Lalabel, The Magical Girl is a magical girl anime television series by Toei Animation. It aired from 15 February 1980 to 27 February 1981 on TV Asahi.

Toshiki Inoue is a Japanese screenwriter from Saitama Prefecture. He is known for his work on anime and tokusatsu dramas and films. He is the son of Masaru Igami, who himself was a screenwriter for tokusatsu dramas. He is also a manga author, and has written both Mebius Gear and Sword Gai.

<i>Ganbare!! Robocon</i> Television series

Ganbare!! Robocon is a Japanese tokusatsu comedy family robot television series created by Shotaro Ishinomori and produced by Toei. It ran from October 4, 1974, to March 25, 1977, on NET TV. Moero!! Robocon ran from January 31, 1999 to January 23, 2000. This series joined Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive.

<i>Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid</i> Japanese manga series

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid is a Japanese manga series written by Masaki Tsuzuki and illustrated by Takuya Fujima. It is part of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, taking place four years after the events of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS. The series began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace on May 26, 2009. An anime television series adaptation produced by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan from April 3 to June 19, 2015. A spin-off original anime project by Seven Arcs Pictures, titled ViVid Strike!, aired between October and December 2016, featuring a new pair of protagonists.

<i>Shin Honkaku Mahō Shōjo Risuka</i> Japanese light novel series written by Japanese novelist Nisio Isin

Shin Honkaku Mahō Shōjo Risuka, also known as Magical Girl Risuka, is a Japanese light novel series written by Japanese novelist Nisio Isin, and illustrated by Kinu Nishimura. It was published in Faust magazine, running from October 2003 to August 2008, and was serialized into three light novel volumes published by Kodansha from 2004 to 2007, with one chapter unreleased. A short story version was also featured in the English anthology of Faust magazine. A new serialization started in 2019, in Mephisto vol. 3, republishing chapters 1 and 10. In 2020, in Mephisto vol. 1 and vol. 2, chapters 11 and 12 were published, respectively. The fourth and final volume was released in December 2020. A manga adaptation started serialization in the May issue of the Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2021.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Magical girl</span> Genre of anime and manga

Magical girl is a subgenre of Japanese fantasy media centered around young girls who possess magical abilities, which they typically use through an ideal alter ego into which they can transform.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jirō Dan</span> Japanese actor (1949–2023)

Jiro Dan was a Japanese actor, singer, and model best known for his role as Hideki Go/Ultraman Jack in The Return of Ultraman, making guest appearances in subsequent Ultraman productions as well. His real name was Hideo Murata. He was born in Kyoto and graduated from Heian High School.

<i>Shiromajo Gakuen</i> 2013 Japanese film

Shiromajo Gakuen (白魔女学園) is a 2013 motion picture starring the J-Pop group, and directed by Koichi Sakamoto, who is known for directing the Super Sentai Series.

<i>Magical Girl Raising Project</i> Japanese light novel series

Magical Girl Raising Project is a Japanese light novel series written by Asari Endō and illustrated by Maruino. Takarajimasha has published thirteen volumes since 2012 under their Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Bunko imprint. The series is licensed in English by Yen Press. A manga adaptation with art by Pochi Edoya was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace magazine between September 2014 and October 2015. An anime television series adaptation by Lerche aired in Japan between October and December 2016. An anime adaptation of the Restart light novel has been announced.

<i>Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara</i> Japanese manga series

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sui Futami. An anime television series adaptation by Pine Jam aired from January to March 2016, and a second season aired from October to December of the same year.

<i>Magical Girl Site</i> Japanese manga series

Magical Girl Site is a Japanese magical girl manga series written and illustrated by Kentarō Satō. It is a spin-off of Magical Girl Apocalypse. The series is about a severely tormented, abused and suicidal high school student named Aya, who gains the ability to become a magical girl through a mysterious website. She soon finds friends, who are also magical girls like herself, that provide her strength. Aya and her friends also face enemies. The series becomes a climactic race for Aya because she must keep herself and her friends alive. It was serialized on Akita Shoten's Champion Tap! website from July 2013 to October 2017 and later in the shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Champion from October 2017 to August 2019, with its chapters collected in sixteen tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed for English release in North America by Seven Seas. An anime television series adaptation produced by production doA aired from April to June 2018.

<i>Magical Girl Ore</i> Japanese manga series

Magical Girl Ore is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Icchokusen Mōkon. It began serialization in Fusion Product's Comic Be magazine in 2012, and was collected in two tankōbon volumes. The series was renewed for serialization in the same magazine in 2014. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation animated by Pierrot+ aired from April 2 to June 18, 2018.

<i>Magical Destroyers</i> Japanese anime television series

Magical Destroyers is an original Japanese anime television series created by Jun Inagawa and animated by Bibury Animation Studios. It is directed by Hiroshi Ikehata, with Masao Kawase serving as assistant director, Daishiro Tanimura writing the scripts, Yuki Sawa designing the characters, and Gin Hashiba composing the music. The series premiered on April 8, 2023, on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS and BS-TBS. The opening theme song is "Magical Destroyer" by Aimi, while the ending theme song is "Gospelion in a classic love" by The 13th tailor. Crunchyroll licensed the series.