Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo [Anime Series] (2003)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Anime, Martial Arts  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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This series relies on dry, non sequitur humor, puns, general bizarre content, and breaking down the fourth wall in the name of comedy. The plot serves mainly to create excuses for humor but is in itself something of a joke: the evil and entirely bald Margarita Empire is on a rampage to take over the world and render every inhabitant bald as well. The empire is led by the obviously hairless Emperor Tsuru Tsuruiina, whose name, in Japanese, is an onomatopoeia for something slippery. Only the hero, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (whose own name is based on a mimic word in Japanese that describes shrubbery or unkempt hair), can save the world by harnessing his power to command every hair on his body to perform his own unique form of martial arts. He can "hear the voices of hair," including those of his giant yellow afro, which he can use to project images of squirrels in order to confuse his enemy. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo mocks many manga and anime series to hilarious ends, including itself.



evil, hair, squirrel, world-domination