Ponpoko 4-Kyoudai (Kana: ポンポコ４きょうだい) is an anime series created by Keisuke Nakashio and aired on Nippon Television from 2006 to 2009.
The series spins off from Ponpoko 4-Kyoudai World Tour, an OVA released earlier that year.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- MORE PEACH SUMMER SNOW as the 4 Moriyama Brothers.
- Yuzuru Fujimoto as the overweight father of the brothers.
- Natsuko Kuwatani as Nanako, a sweet female hamster and Maruo's love interest.
- Akira Ishida as Kontaro, a fox who is Maruo's best friend at the school he attends.
- Tomoko Kaneda as Yuka Kanemitsu, a spoiled rich fox girl and classmate to Maruo.
- Saburō Kamei as Mr. Kumada, the Moriyama family's anything-but-friendly neighbor.
- Mitsuki Saiga as Taiichi Toyotomi, a close friend of Nanako, so much so that it makes Maruo jealous.
- Additional Voices include (but aren't limited to):
Theme Songs[edit | edit source]
- Lyrics and Composition by Tomoko Sasaki
Opening[edit | edit source]
- "Sayōnara Ichigo-chan (さようならいちごちゃん)" by Serani Poji (eps. 1-85)
Arrangement by Naofumi Hataya
- "shopping mania" by Serani Poji (eps. 86-171)
Arrangement by Tomoya Ohtani
Ending[edit | edit source]
- "EVE" by Serani Poji
Arrangement by Masayuki Kumahara
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- After the show's end in 2009, it had a repeated airing on NHK Educational Television from 2011 throughout 2014, with only one segment being aired each time.
- This is the reason why its sequel series airs on NHK, rather than Nippon Television.
- At 172 episodes and 516 segments, Ponpoko 4-Kyoudai is the studio's longest running TV anime.
- In the online version available on Studio XYZ's official Youtube/Nicovideo channels, director Akihide Akimoto's name was removed from both the opening and ending credits.
- After finishing production for episode 85, Series compositor Masahide Iguchi left Studio XYZ for personal reasons. He would later return in 2014.
See also[edit | edit source]
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