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[[caption-width:380:[[TalkingAnimal Kir]], [[ImpossibleThief Jing]], and a [[GirlOfTheWeek Jing Girl]]]]
''King of Bandit Jing'' is a seven volume manga series by Yuichi Kumakura, and has been adapted into a 13 episode anime.

King of Bandit Jing is a series of short, usually disconnected stories starring the eponymous young boy. His partner is a wisecracking crow named Kir who can transform into a WaveMotionGun by fusing with Jing's arm; this is the only supernatural power that Jing possesses. Although his reputation seems to extend throughout the universe of the series, many enemies underestimate Jing, [[ExpectingSomeoneTaller not expecting the "great King of Bandits" to be a "little kid"]].

Each story focuses a new treasure or object that Jing is seeking. He is accompanied by a woman or girl (affectionately referred to as "Jing Girl") somewhere along the way on his quest for this item, and an enemy that either wants to protect what it is he intends to steal or get to it before he does. Much of the appeal of the series comes from the fantastic and often surreal world that Jing lives in, bordering on the Expressionist style.

The manga series was followed by a sequel series known as ''King of Bandit Jing: Twilight Tales''. The closest that the anime series got to a sequel was an OAV called ''"King of Bandit Jing: Seventh Heaven"'' which somehow managed to be even more incomprehensible than the main series was.

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!!'''This series has examples of: '''

* AbortedArc: The second story arc ends with [[FantasticFoxes Sherry]] vowing revenge on Jing. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse She never appears again]].
* AnAesop: Every episode (or story arc) ends with one of these.
* ArtEvolution: Jing's design alone changes ''drastically'' over the course of the manga.
* BadassLongcoat: Jing's is bulletproof.
%%* BeachEpisode: Episode 9 is a rather atypical example.
* ButNowIMustGo: Jing does this to every single one of the Jing Girls.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Gimmie a Kir Royale!"
* CharacterTic: Jing really likes "shooting the bird" but it makes sense considering how he and Kir [[VisualPun attack]].
* ChickMagnet: In most of the different arcs, any major female character (or "Jing Girl") will fall for Jing.
* ChivalrousPervert: Kir often flirts.
** CasanovaWannabe: So far, in the manga, the only girl he scored so far was another female crow. Interestingly, most of the time, the girls not rejected him because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a bird,]] but because [[BrokenBird they usually have emotional baggage need to be resolved.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: Kir gets one in Episode 9, easily the most plot driven episode in the series.
* DancesAndBalls: The episode "The Masquerade Ball of Zaza" features one.
* DefeatByModesty: Jing defeats his first-round opponent in "The Masquerade Ball of Zaza" by snatching off the rear end of his armor.
* ExcaliburInTheRust: The key to a HumongousMecha was disguised as a worn down sword.
* TheFaceless: Played with in the Zaza arc, a masked tournament.
%%* FunnyAnimal: A few in the Sungria chapters/episode.
* GenreSavvy: Kir sees a bunch of coffins opening and asks, "Is this the part where all the mummies come out and get us?"
* GentlemanThief: Jing the heroic bandit king.
* GirlOfTheWeek: The Jing Girls.
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The manga is littered with signs in multiple languages and scripts. Most if not all of them are nonsense anyway. Furthermore, the sound effects are written in both English and Japanese - sometimes ''in the same panel''.
* ImpossibleThief: When Jing sets his sights on something, he'll gain access to it somehow. Whether he takes it is a different matter entirely. To demonstrate he has stolen things such as 'Time' and 'Eternal Life'. [[BeyondTheImpossible He once stole 'desire' from a personification of Greed]]. Granted, a good number of the things he steals are metaphorical (like the aforementioned 'Time'), but it doesn't make his feats any less amazing
* IWillWaitForYou: Stir from "The Masquerade Ball of Zaza" refuses to dance with other men at the ball, implying that she is reserving her next dance for the time when Jing returns.
* JustAKid: Most of the characters don't take Jing seriously because of this.
%%* MadeOfExplodium: The Por Vora.
* MasqueradeBall: Again, a huge portion of "The Masquerade Ball of Zaza" is dedicated to this.
* McGuffin: All the episodes revolve around one of these.
* MeaningfulName: All of the main and recurring characters are named after alcoholic beverages. Also, the episodes are numbered as "Shots" and Kir's WaveMotionGun is called "Kir Royale".
* NoEnding: Neither the manga nor the anime have an actual ending.
* NonHumanSidekick: Kir, Jing's perverted bird sidekick.
%%* OneWingedAngel: Adonis.
* PrisonEpisode: When Jing heads to the prison Seventh Heaven in order to find Campari and steal his dream-making power.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: The Jing Girl in the Reviva arc is only revealed to be an automaton when she winds down and has to be fixed by her creator. Her search for the immortality formula made the illusion even more convincing.
* TheRival: Every arc has someone either competing with Jing for the McGuffin or he already has it and is trying to protect it from Jing.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:The Warrior of the Rising Son turns out to be Stir]].
* SchizoTech: Technology varies wildly from place to place.
* ShoutOut: In episode 9, Kir can be heard singing the Theme song for 'I dream of Jeannie' while sweeping.
* SpoilerOpening: The OP sequence of the anime series contains scenes from every story in the show, albeit highly stylized and out of context.
* TalkingAnimal: Kir and many other non-human characters in the series.
** TalkingBird: Kir.
* ThemeNaming: ''Alcoholic beverages''. It's not too far fetched to consider the entire show as a drunkard's hallucination.
** - [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming volumes of the manga are "bottles," and individual chapters are "shots."]]
* TournamentArc: The story arc "The Masquerade Ball of Zaza."
%%* TransformationSequence: Every time Jing attacks.
* VisualPun: Jing "shoots the bird" to his enemies to taunt them. To attack, Jing turns Kir into a weapon that fires energy blasts, so he then literally "shoots the bird".
* WaveMotionGun: Kir can turn into one of these when he fuses with Jing's arm.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The {{Aesop}} of the Eternal City Of Reviva arc.
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