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Anime: Hakushon Daimao
Hakushon Daimaō (loosely translated as "Hakushon the Demon King", also known as The Genie Family) is an old comedy anime made by Tatsunoko Production (known in the west for Speed Racer). 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, Hilarity Ensues. Yup, for once, it does actually ensue.

It got an English dub by 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 Cartoon Network's Asian feed in the late 90s.

The main character appeared in the Japanese version of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, but unfortunately, he had to be removed from the international version due to licensing issues.

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alternative title(s): Hakushon Daimao
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