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Papuwa (stylized as PAPUWA) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ami Shibata and adapted into a 26-episode anime television series. The series follows Kotaro who is stranded on an uncharted island inhabited by strange talking animals and has no memory of his past. Papuwa is the sequel to Shibata's 1991 series Nangoku Shōnen Papuwa-kun (南国少年パプワくん, lit. Southern Boy Papuwa), serialized in Enix's manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan from 1991 to 1995. That series was adapted into a 42-episode anime television series which aired on TV Asahi from October 1992 to October 1993.

Synopsis

In this sequel series, events continue four years after they left off in the first series. Papuwa-kun is a mysterious boy who lives on a new tropical island full of the same crazy creatures. Along with his maid, Liquid, and his new amnestic friend, "Rotarou", they lead nonsensical adventures as they try to evade and confuse the Ganma Army, Special Corps, and even the Shinsengumi from discovering Rotarou's real secret and taking him away.


Cast[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Papuwa Motoko Kumai Monica Rial
Chappy Kappei Yamaguchi Neil Cook
Kotaro/Rotaro Sanae Kobayashi Luci Christian
Liquid Hiroki Takahashi Jason Douglas
Shintaro Kōsuke Toriumi Jay Hickman
Magic Kenji Nomura Leo Allan
Gunma Kappei Yamaguchi Chris Patton
Kintaro Kentarō Itō Robert Kraft
Doctor Takamatsu Katsuhiro Harasawa Xero Reynolds
Gionkamen Arashiyama Kōji Yusa Vic Mignogna
Ninja Tottori Katashi Ishizuka Illich Guardiola
Tōhoku Miyagi Daisuke Hirakawa Andrew Love
Musha Kōji Eiji Takemoto Matt Culpepper
Nagoya Willow Takahiro Mizushima Mark X. Laskowski
Great Man-God Yoshikazu Nagano
Tiramisu Masao Harada Paul Oddo
Chocolate Romance Kota Nemoto Kyle C. Jones
Kubota ¿?
Takeda Kota Nemoto
Tsugaru Jocker ¿? Shannon Emerick
Harlem Takehito Koyasu Mike MacRae
Marker Katsuyuki Konishi Ty Mahany
Rod Yoshikazu Nagano Rob Mungle
G Kenji Nomura Rick Piersall
Akari Hibino (young) Shannon Emerick
Isami Kondō Hidenari Ugaki George Manley
Toshizō Hijikata Tōru Ōkawa Mike McFarland
Sōji Okita Shōtarō Morikubo Brandon Scott Peters
Umako Harada Kōji Ishii Joanne Bonasso
Tanno Masaya Takatsuka Eric Opella
Itō Mugihito Paul Sidello
Komoro Takehito Koyasu John Tyson
Oshōdani the Sea Otter Eiji Takemoto Christopher Ayres
Eguchi Atsuko Bungo Tiffany Grant
Nakamura Akiko Kurumado Jessica Boone
Cocoa Queen Keiko Mizutani
Hayashi Daisuke Hirakawa Paul Hope
Yamagishi Katashi Ishizuka Duc Nguyen
Shimizu Kota Nemoto Christopher King
Tezuka Shōtarō Morikubo Blake Shepard
Takeuchi Kei Kobayashi Leraldo Anzaldua
Taco Taguchi ¿? Roberto Garcia
Ifuku Akari Hibino Marcy Bannor
Kamui the Owl Mugihito Marty Fleck
Umigishi Shōtarō Morikubo John Swasey
Nakai Jr. ¿?
Mosa the Mosasaurus ¿?
Hoshino ¿?
Sekino the Giant Panda Tōru Ōkawa David Born
Kimura Kōji Yusa John Gremillion

Episodic Characters[]

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor Ep(s).
Hakata "Donnie" Donta Masao Harada Paul Locklear 4, 17
Fuji Katsuyuki Konishi Greg Ayres 13-14
Great Man God Yoshikazu Nagano Mark X. Laskowski 13-15
Gee's Father ¿? Jay Hickman 16

Additional Voices[]

Video Releases[]

Distributor Year Format Region Country
ADV Films 2006 DVD 1
NTSC
United States United States
2007
2008

External Links[]

  • Papuwa at the Internet Movie Database
  • Papuwa (anime) on the Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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