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''Hakushon Daimaō'' (loosely translated as "Hakushon the Demon King", also known as ''The Genie Family'') is an old comedy anime made by Creator/TatsunokoProduction (known in the west for ''Anime/SpeedRacer''). It ran from October 5, 1969, to September 27, 1970, and it lasted 52 episodes.

It tells the story of a modern-day Japanese boy called Kan-chan who finds an ancient bottle that contains a genie (the titular Hakushon Daimaō) who is brought out and grants wishes whenever somebody sneezes nearby. Unfortunately, Hakushon is very dopey, and combined with Kan-chan's occasional selfishness, HilarityEnsues. Yup, for once, it does ''actually'' ensue.

It got an English dub by [[SabanEntertainment Saban]] called ''Bob in a Bottle'', but unfortunately it never caught on, and this series is now incredibly obscure in the West. It's still very popular in Japan, though. Another English dub called ''The Sneezing Magician'' was made for Creator/CartoonNetwork's Asian feed in the late 90s.

The main character appeared in the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'', but unfortunately, he had to be removed from the international version due to licensing issues.
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!This show provides examples of:

* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Wish-Granting Sneeze Genie]]
* BrattyHalfPint: Hakushon's daughter Akubi, who lives with her father in the bottle. She responds to yawning the same way her father responds to sneezing.
* BullyBulldog: Bullko, a dog who always chases Kan-chan.
* CinderellaCircumstances: One episode was a ''Literature/{{Cinderella}}'' parody.
* TheDitz: Hakushon.
* FatIdiot: Also Hakushon.
* GagSeries: Ostensibly.
* GenieInABottle
* HeyItsThatVoice: Kan-chan was voiced by SazaeSan (Midori Kato).
** Speaking of which, Sazae's son, Tara-chan, voiced Akubi.
** In the English dub, [[Anime/SamuraiPizzaCats Sonja Ball]] was the voice of Kan-chan/Joey.
* {{Jerkass}}: The bulldog that loves to pick on Kan-chan.
* LiteralGenie: Hakushon is this sometimes, but other times he just outright messes up.
** JackassGenie: Akubi does this deliberately to mess with people.
* MeaningfulName: “Hakushon” is Japanese onomatopoeia for sneezing, while "Akubi" means yawn.
** Thus they were renamed Achoo and Yawn in the ''Sneezing Magician'' dub.
* SpinOff: Akubi got two, one in 2001 and the other one in 2006, called ''Yobarete, Tobidete! Akubi-chan'' and ''Akubi Girl'' respectively, they both had remarkably similar premises about Akubi brefiending a young girl, though the second had a romantic subplot the first one didn't have.
** SpinOffspring: Sort of.
* SuddenDownerEnding / DramaBombFinale: [[spoiler:Hakushon and Akubi are forced to leave the earth for 100 years.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hakushon ''loves'' Salisbury steak. Hamburgers in the Western version.
* WickedStepmother: On par with Lady Tremaine.
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