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A Creator/CartoonNetwork original series based on the RealLife [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop group]] [[Music/PuffyAmiYumi PUFFY]] (called ''Puffy Ami Yumi'' in the States to avoid offending a certain trigger-happy rapper) previously known in America for providing the theme for ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. The series lasted from November 2004 to June 2006.

Produced for television by Sam Register with the help of former Jellyfish member Andy Sturmer, who had previously worked with the real duo. Animation was done with [[AdobeFlash Flash]] by Renegade Animation in California, making it the only show at the time to have been fully animated in the US (thus making their choice of characters quite ironic), with characters designed by famed Canadian artist [[http://www.lynive.com/ Lynne Naylor]] which got the show nominated for the coveted Annie Award. The series follows the two best friends/[[TheRockstar musicians]] and their manager Kaz as they travel around the on their world tour with a number of nutty adventures along the way.

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!!Tropes used include:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Harmony.
* {{Adorkable}}: Ami's pen pal.
* AlienAbduction: "Spaced Out".
* AllJustADream: "Yumi Goes Solo".
* AnAesop
* {{Animesque}}: Not surprising for a show featuring J-Pop stars.
* AnimeAccentAbsence: Ami, Yumi and Julie. Subverted with Kaz and Atchan. There is the occasional use of honorifics, though.
* AshFace: Has happened to Ami and Yumi in many episodes.
* AsianAirhead: Ami.
* AsideGlance: A few, mostly by Yumi.
* BandToon
* BalloonBelly: The girls, after their chocolate binge in ''Taffy Trouble'' and after eating all the sushi in ''Rock N Roe''.
** This trope is used nearly every time Ami and/or Yumi overeat. The only time it was averted was, oddly, the episode where Yumi is competing in hot dog eating contests.
* Music/TheBeatles: One episode features a homage to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
* BeeAfraid: In "Record Breakers," a series of mishaps end with Yumi being stung by bees.
* BetweenMyLegs: Of Ami in ''Ninjcompoop'' and ''Neat Freak''.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Many viewers who have never heard of Puffy Amiyumi before thought Yumi is a {{bish|onen}}ie {{Goth}}.
* BigBad: Eldwin Blair, in two episodes he appeared.
* BigEater: Kaz and Yumi in the cartoon. Ami and Yumi in the opening skits.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The Tour Bus. Lampshaded when Kaz tried to sell it with a claim of it having "thousands of rooms, some even we don't know about!".
* BilingualBonus: Japanese honorifics, and, on occasion, words and phrases, pop up every now and then.
* BlandNameProduct: Stu-Pi-Doh Cards.
* BlindWithoutEm: Kaz.
* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: Yumi in "Scowlitis" - except these braces, projected to make her smile, are impractical (highly magnetic and work just like lightning rods), deform her so her smile is half-{{Stepford|Smiler}}, half-{{Slasher|Smile}}, eventually put her in a depression due to these... And become a sensation with fans.
* BrainInAJar: Kaz's head is preserved in a jar in the Year 3000. [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} God only]] [[ShoutOut knows why.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall
* ButtMonkey: All three main characters receive their own fair share, though Kaz takes the cake in this.
* CandidCameraPrank: "Puffylicious"
* TheCatCameBack: "Yumi Saves Kaz"
* CelebrityToons
* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: ''Taffy Trouble''.
* TheChewToy: Kaz.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Atchan.
** "Here's my card...oh wait. Stand back! I'll give you the card in lightning speed! NGINGINGINGING!"
* CollectibleCardGame: Stu-Pi-Doh, an [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh obvious spoof]].
* ComicBookAdaptation: All by DC Comics--3 regular issues and six appearances in Cartoon Network Block Party.
* ConditionalPowers: Yumi's ability to eat vast amounts of food (and horseshoes) is triggered by her being incredibly bored.
* ConsolationWorldRecord: "Record Breakers"
* Creator/CoreyBurton: Voiced just about every other guest character.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Eldwin Blair.
* CowardlySidekick: Kaz fits the bill on most occasions.
* CreatorProvincialism: It's a show about a Japanese pop duo. Or so we're led to believe. The characters themselves say and do things easily identifiable with American Culture as all the writers and animators are from North America. They attempt to remind Ami and Yumi are from Japan by having them speak in GratuitousJapanese, use chopsticks to eat, obsess over sushi, and spend yen (even though there doesn't seem to be any rate of conversion...) but after all WeAllLiveInAmerica.
* CuteKitten
* CuteLittleFangs: Yumi.
* TheCutie: Both the girls, but Ami even moreso in terms of personality.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Talent Suckers.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Minor Characters like Harmony and The Talent Suckers received their own episodes. Kaz and the cats frequently had their own WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry inspired shorts that were devoid of Ami and Yumi's presence.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yumi.
* DisneyAcidSequence: Almost the entire plot of one of the episodes is Ami and Yumi tripping off cheap, bad sushi.
* DontTryThisAtHome: [[spoiler: at the end of one of the episodes, the flash-animated Ami and Yumi warns kids that to much sushi is hazardous to your health]]
* DrunkWithPower: Wall in "Uninvited".
* DugInDeeper: "Song Sung Bad"
* DumbMuscle: "Wall"
* EarlyBirdCameo: Recurring characters Jang Keng and Tekirai had a cameo in the intro.
* EverythingIsOnline: "Home Insecurity," where Yumi's [[AIIsACrapshoot crazed security AI]] brings everything on the bus, including the fridge, toilet, toaster and her guitar, to life to kill her.
* EvilTwin: Complete with beards.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Talent Suckers" (in more ways than one)
* ExpressiveShirt: The Skull on Yumi's T-Shirt shifts expression to match her own.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Yumi's opponent in a hot dog eating contest tried to sabotage her by putting metal horseshoes in her food. It works at first, but Kaz and Ami realize that Yumi will go into an unstoppable eating frenzy when she gets bored enough. Yumi ends up victorious in the contest.
** In another episode, the band is abducted by aliens that look like giant bananas. When they hook a mind-reading device to Yumi, we see that she is fantasizing about making a giant banana split out of them and devouring it.
* {{Eyedscreen}}: Used during the showdown in "In the Cards"
* FirstNameBasis: Or last name if you place surnames first. The duo and their manager are only known by their given names. It was highlightened when Ami and Yumi tried to visit Kaz at the hospital and the receptionist asked for his surname. Neither Ami nor Yumi knew it.
* FlashbackTwist
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Ami.
* GenkiGirl: Ami.
* GiftOfTheMagiPlot: ("Collect All 5")
* GodGuise: "Kaz Almighty"
* {{Gonk}}: A lot of secondary male characters share the quote.
* AGoodOldFashionedPaintWatching: Is an actual Spectator Sport in this show.
* {{Goth}}: Yumi, though she is more of the "I Love MCR" than the "I Recite Deep Depressing Poetry" variety.
* GottaCatchThemAll: "Collect All 5"
* GrandTheftMe: "Ami Goes Bad"
* GratuitousJapanese: When astonished, the girls will often say something in Japanese. Background songs are also frequently in Japanese.
** It helps that Creator/JaniceKawaye is a Japanese-American who speaks Japanese fluently. She also helped Music/GreyDeLisle with pronunciation.
* {{Greed}}: Kaz's defining attribute.
* GroupieBrigade
* HairColors: Pink-haired Ami and blue-haired Yumi.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yumi. Ami also has one occasionally, [[BewareTheNiceOnes despite her sweet personality]].
* HalfHumanHybrid: The Alien Bananas turns Kaz into a literal Chicken-Man.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ami and Yumi are pretty close for "best friends", but this ''is'' a kid's show.
** The production team's (now 404'd) blog once had a post featuring a drawing of the girls in a distinctly non-heterosexual passionate embrace. This was said to be inspired by the real-life Puffy's amused reaction to the show, something to the extent of "Why are they writing us as gay?". Of course, it also had a series of drawings involving Ami falling victim to an ''Alien'' chestburster which Yumi then dispatched with a knife, so it was quite clearly not a network-approved source of series information.
** This was actually toned down after season one, with the girls not hugging nearly as much, but the hints are still there, such as the two of them growing old together in the episode set in the future and each with a life dream list including starting a band with each other.
* HilarityEnsues
* HollywoodAtlas
* HorribleCampingTrip: "Camping Caper"
* HumanMail: Kaz attempts this to get back into the tour bus when the cats, Jeng Kang and Tekirai, lock him out. Kaz gets mailed to a bunch of other places courtesy of the cats until the package eventually returns.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Used and abused frequently. Most heavily in "Rock and Roe".
* HypnoFool: The episode "Hypno-Kaz" was based on this trope.
* HypocriticalHumor: "Manga Madness"
--> Ami: ''"Thank Goodness we're back in Japan, we can catch up on all the manga and anime we've missed."''
--> Yumi: ''"Tell me about it. [[TakeThat American cartoons are terrible!]] ... [[AsideGlance Oops. Just kidding.]]''
* IdolSinger: Lampshaded in the comic story "Superstar Kaz" (Cartoon Network Block Party #24).
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: "Small Stuff"
* InNameOnly: The title of the show is really the only thing that has anything to do with the band.
* ItsAWonderfulPlot: Played straight in "Yumi Goes Solo"
* JeopardyThinkingMusic
* {{Jerkass}}: Kaz. JerkWithAHeartOfGold, in fact. Personality-wise, he is a lot like [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Mr. Krabs]], when you think of it.
** Also the gang of bikers from "Motor Psycho Mamas", as well as Axel and Rod Skidmark from "Soap Box Derby".
* LampshadeHanging: Frequently by the ever snarky Yumi:
--> "Another chase scene? I thought we were a rock band."
** "Allergic" were Ami is suddenly allergic to Yumi. Kaz references how this plot was used on Series/GilligansIsland.
* LargeHam: Many of the "Corey Burton-voiced" characters in the show.
* LawfulStupid: Wall.
* LimitedWardrobe
* LightningCanDoAnything
* ALoadOfBull: Ole
* LogicBomb: Causes Yumi's computer to go on a rampage.
* LoonyFan: Harmony
* LostHimInACardGame: "Bad Manager", Kaz bets Ami and Yumi in a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
* MagicFeather: "The Legend of Mei Pie"
* MagnificentMoustachesOfMexico: "Ole"
* MascotMook: There was later Jang Keng and Tekirai plush toys.
* MeatOVision: "Tsunami Yumi". While lost at sea, Ami imagines Yumi as a giant sushi roll.
* MirrorUniverse: Full of evil twins with [[BeardOfEvil evil beards]].
* MoneyFetish: Kaz
* {{Mukokuseki}}
* MushroomSamba: Complete with an AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle ending.
* MyNaymeIs: Ami (Ah-Me) is often mispronounced as Amy (A-Me) in promotions and discussion.
* NeatFreak: Ami displays such an attribute once, then [[CompressedVice never again]] in the appropriately named "Neat Freak".
* NegativeContinuity: In the first episode it's stated that Yumi has been petrified of squirrels since age 5. In season 2 not only can she fluently speak squirrel but she was also President of the Squirrel fan club. As a whole there's not much tying these episodes together.
* NerdsAreSexy: Chad.
* {{Ninja}}: A magazine survey tells Yumi that "Ninja" is her destined career choice in "Ninjcompoop"
* NoDialogueEpisode: "Ikkakuju"
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The Unicorn
* NotQuiteStarring: The real Puffy Ami Yumi only appeared in live action opening sequences that make it clear that their accents would be too thick to understand for an native English-speaker anyway.
* OddCouple
* OdangoHair: Ami has these to complement her wavy pink hair.
* OneMillionBC: "Puffy BC"
* OurFounder: in ''Ami Yumi 3000'', when all of civilization is based on Puffy music, there's an enormous statue of the girls [[BackToBackBadasses back-to-back]] in a signature pose in the middle of the futuristic city. (the Yumi statue's head has a wormhole over it)
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The "Talent Suckers" suck not blood but talent.
** [[spoiler:Kaz might beg to disagree...]]
* OvenLogic: "Puffylicious". Amusingly, the souffle came out all right, but the oven itself melted.
* PackedHero: The example in the description is used quite literally with Ami in the cereal factory in "Collect All 5".
* PaperThinDisguise
* ParodyEpisode: Doubled up "[[CharlieAndTheChocolateParody Willy Wonka]]" with that famous "Series/ILoveLucy" episode in a NewJobEpisode.
* PigeonholedVoiceActor
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfRock
** Power of Rock and Power of Friendship were used alternatively, if Rock solved the problem in the last short, Friendship would the problem this time.
* {{Quintessential British Gentle|man}}women: The opening sketch for "Fan Clubs" features Ami and Yumi sitting at a table in fine dress drinking tea and biscuits, dubbed with British accents with a sophisticated style of speech while an autoharp plays in the background.
** [[PaperThinDisguise "Hello! We are tall, British rock star ladies!"]]
* RapunzelHair: Ami. Her long, wavy pink hair reaches all the way down to her bottom.
* RecurringCharacter: The duo's cats, Jang Keng and Tekirai.
* RecursiveCanon: Animated Ami and Yumi see their live action counterparts on TV and don't recognize who they are in "Sitcom Yumi". A poster of the real duo also appears in "In Harmony's Way".
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTqcwK0GGOQ&NR=1 "These guys rock!"]]
* RefugeInAudacity: "Anything is possible", indeed!
* RememberTheNewGuy: Julie
* RepurposedPopSong: Songs by the duo are placed into various sections of the show. If you can understand Japanese, the placements of the song will seem rather strange.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The 2 cats.
* RingRingCRUNCH: "Save the Farm" shows us just how much Yumi doesn't like getting up early.
* RockPaperScissors: Their High-Stakes games are SeriousBusiness
* RogerRabbitEffect: in ''Sitcomi Yumi'', the live-action Ami and Yumi sit on a couch with the animated Kaz, while the animated versions of the girls wonder who those two women are, and [[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs who would want to watch them]].
* RushmoreRefacement: "Truth or Dare"
* SavingTheOrphanage: "Save The Farm"
* ScreenProjectedThoughtMachine: Used by the Banana Aliens in "Spaced Out"
* SeriousBusiness: "'''''BUNNY HUUUGLLLLES!!!'''''"
* ShoutOut: Many references to pop culture plus the word "Renegade" is seen throughout as a reference to Renegade Animation Studios.
** "Manga Madness II" had an {{Expy}} of Robot from ''Series/LostInSpace'' show up, with the bad guy even using one of Dr. Smith's quotes.
** Read again the first part of the OurFounder entry above. [[Film/BillAndTed Does that ring a bell?]]
** Atchan is dressed as a KamenRider.
** In "Small Stuff", Jang Keng screams like WesternAnimation/{{Tom|AndJerry}}.
* ASimplePlan: Isn't it always...
* {{Sitcom}}: Sitcom plots were used often. Sitcom Tropes were parodied in "Sitcom Yumi".
** BananaPeel
** {{Catchphrase}} "Talking don't pay the rent. Neh."
** DropInCharacter
** TheOtherDarrin: In-universe: No one noticed when Kaz was replaced by a water cooler.
** FantasticComedy
** {{Retool}}: An unseen producer keeps trying change "reality" so as to better please an audience.
** StudioAudience
* SkirtOverSlacks: Yumi wears a skirt over her shorts.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: The titular characters are on the receiving end of a lot of physical abuse.
* TheSnarkKnight: Yumi.
* SnowballLie: "Fan Clubs", "Granny"
* SpinOffBabies: The Mini-Puffs, although technically the show itself is an example.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Compared to the format of pre-''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' era of cartoons with the format of three shorts framed by a live action segment.
* SquashedFlat: Happens a number of times on the show to various characters.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: the girls and Kaz find themselves in this situation (and have their brains probed by intelligent bananas from space) in the episode "Spaced Out!"
* StageMagician: "The Amazing Kaz-Am"
* StaringContest
* TheStinger: "Bye-Bye-Boo!"
* SuddenlyFluentInGibberish: Yumi.
* SugarBowl: Ami dreams of living in one of these many times.
* {{Superhero}}
* SwallowTheKey: Ami in "Arbor Day", after chaining her, Yumi, and Kaz to a tree. At the end of the episode, she expels the key on command by hiccuping.
* TakeThat: Dose any of following episodes remind of some from other shows?
** "Ole": [[WesternAnimation/CatDog Rodeo CatDog]]
** "Yumi Saves Kaz" : [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Arnold Saves Sid]]
** "Uninvited": [[SpaceGoofs Mummy's Boy]] and [[YakkityYak Snow Biz]].
* TerribleTrio: The Burlap Boys.
* ThreeShorts
* TheyFightCrime: They did in one episode and quit this occupation after their fellow heroes kept letting the bad guys go free.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Jang Keng and Tekirai.
* TimeTravel: "Disco Capers", Kaz possess a time machine that takes them back to TheSeventies were they introduce the disco-induced natives to ALittleSomethingWeCallRockAndRoll.
** It's all ArtisticLicenseHistory when you remember that rock was introduced in TheFifties, and became more what it's like today in the 1970s, what with the ever-growing branching into prog, glam, hard, plus the first bands of heavy metal.
* TimTaylorTechnology: Yumi continues to give her amp exponential power until it causes a fuse to blow.
* TitleThemeTune
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ami loves the colour pink, cute cuddly animals and likes girly things like makeup. Yumi is pretty much the opposite.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Yumi. Despite her tomboyish personality, she doesn't mind [[SheCleansUpNicely dressing up]], going shopping with Ami and even admitted to Harmony that [[spoiler:she has pictures of puppies dressed in cute flowers in her room]].
* TomboyishPonytail: Julie.
* TooDumbToLive: The Citizens of Dusty Gulch in "Showdown". They would rely on a chicken to protect them.
* TrainingMontage: Spoofed in "Ninjcompoop" were Yumi's skill do not improve with training. Set to one of the band's song ironically enough.
** It happened again in "Chow Down", an episode where Yumi had to win an eating contest against the reigning champion, Sauerkraut Malone. It literally spoofed ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' by showing Yumi training against frozen sides of beef in a meat locker, just like Rocky Balboa did... but instead of punching them, she had to eat them. All of them. [[BigEater The girl has an appetite]].
* TrueCompanions: Ami and Yumi are as close as best friends can be, and for all his jerkiness Kaz does have his moments few and far between, even going so far as to refer to himself as their "dysfunctional father figure".
* UncattyResemblance: Domo looks just like Kaz.
--> Kaz: [[RunningGag "Really? I don't see it."]]
* UniversalAdaptorCast: On a few occasions.
* UnreadableDisclaimer: Kaz's contract is filled with lengthy subsections and loopholes that are a subject of many of the escapades the duo find themselves in but the real kicker is a section hidden under a flap and written in Russian saying that he reserves the right to sell the band.
* VagueAge: Though, it's been said that [[WordOfGod Ami and Yumi are teenagers]]. They both appear to look around 16 years old.
* WalkingTheEarth: Or rather, ''touring'' the Earth.
* WhenYouSnatchThePebble: Parodied in "Ninjcompoop".
* WholePlotReference: "The Golden Fleas" is loosely based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
* WeWantOurJerkBack: "Bad Manager".
* WolfMan: "Were-Kaz"
** In an issue of Cartoon Network Block Party (DC Comics) Kaz turns into something akin to the Tazmanian Devil after eating a glob of wasabi.
* XMeetsY: SpaceGoofs meets Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt.
** The backgrounds have a mid century modern style that lifts from the works of Josh Agle with Maurice Noble.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Ami.
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