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A Creator/CartoonNetwork original series based on the RealLife [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop group]] [[Music/PuffyAmiYumi PUFFY]] (called ''[=Puffy AmiYumi=]'' 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 [[UsefulNotes/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 some 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 on their world tour with a number of nutty adventures along the way.

!!Tropes used include:

* ArtEvolution: The artwork got more smoother in later seasons.
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Harmony, to an obsessive and annoying but also unhealthy degree.
* AgeLift: {{Inverted|Trope}}. Ami and Yumi are made into teenagers when their real selves were in their late 20's/early 30's. Also, Ami appeared to be the younger one--when in real life, she's a bit older than Yumi.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Pierre, Ami's pen pal from Paris... Idaho.
%%* 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
* AerithAndBob: Though, it's mainly {{Justified|Trope}} with Ami and Yumi.
* BalloonBelly: Used nearly every time that either one or both of the girls overeat. This happened to them after their candy binge in "Taffy Trouble" and after eating all the sushi in "Rock N Roe". It gets weirdly averted, when Yumi is competing in some hot dog eating contests.
* 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 would have never heard of Puffy [=AmiYumi=] before (or even this show, for that matter) would think that Yumi is a {{bish|onen}}ie {{Goth}}.
* BigEater: Kaz and Yumi in the cartoon. Ami and Yumi in the opening skits.
* BiggerOnTheInside: It wouldn't look as such, but the Tour Bus is ''enormous''. It gets lampshaded when Kaz tried to sell it with a claim of it having "thousands of rooms, some even we don't know about!".
* BilingualBonus: The characters sometimes use not only Japanese honorifics, but they also use words and phrases that 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 then, 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: The main characters are essentially animated versions of an actual Japanese musical duo.
%%* CharlieAndTheChocolateParody: "Taffy Trouble".
%%* ChimneyEntry: Ami and Yumi become tooth fairies and need to get into houses in order to do their jobs. They decide to enter a home through the chimney but are caught by a child that lives there, who mistakes them for burglars.
%%* TheChewToy: Kaz.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Atchan, as the quote below indicates.
-->"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: There were 3 regular comic issues and the characters were also featured six times in ''Cartoon Network Block Party'', all published under Creator/DCComics
* ConditionalPowers: Yumi's ability to eat vast amounts of food (and horseshoes) is triggered when she gets incredibly ''bored''.
%%* ConsolationWorldRecord: "Record Breakers"
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Eldwin Blair.
* CowardlySidekick: Kaz fits the bill on most occasions.
* CreatorProvincialism: ''Hi Hi...'' is 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 is depicted as such in her character design, mostly shown in some close-ups
* TheCutie: Both the girls, but Ami even more so in terms of personality.
* CharacterExaggeration: The titular duo are this. Ami makes more sense, though.
* 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: At the end of one of the episodes, the Flash-animated Ami and Yumi warns kids that too much sushi is hazardous to your health.
** Of course, this is TruthInTelevision if you happen to consume a lot of sushi made with tuna, mackerel, yellowtail, swordfish or seabass.
* DrunkWithPower: Wall in "Uninvited".
%%* DugInDeeper: "Song Sung Bad"
%%* DumbMuscle: "Wall"
* 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.
* 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 highlighted 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: The collection of cute animals figures as cereal freebies from "Collect All 5", which Ami is so determined to get them all at ''no costs''.
%%* 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 the Mexican-American Music/GreyDeLisle with pronunciation.
* {{Greed}}: Kaz's defining attribute is greed for money Ami and Yumi earn from their concerts.
%%* GroupieBrigade
* HairColors: Pink-haired Ami and blue-haired Yumi.
* HairTriggerTemper: Yumi, but what do you expect considering her dark 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's implied homo-eroticism, asking why the showrunners were "writing them 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. [[SelfDeprecation American cartoons are terrible!]] ... [[AsideGlance Oops. Just kidding.]]''
* IdolSinger: Lampshaded in the comic story "Superstar Kaz" (''Cartoon Network Block Party #24'').
%%* IncredibleShrinkingMan: "Small Stuff"
* InformedAttractiveness: PlayedForLaughs. King Chad from "In The Cards" is apparently the sexiest thing on two legs, to the point of making both Ami and Yumi fall in love with him the second they see him, with Ami calling him a "super hunk" and Yumi calling him a "bad boy". To the viewer, he appears to be a nerdy-looking teenager, with pale skin, a snub nose, freckles, buck teeth, a {{Jerkass}} personality and a single-minded obsession with a children's card game. Naturally, the plot of the episode revolves around the two fighting over him.
* 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: Used very briefly in "Dis-Harmony".
* {{Jerkass}}: The gang of bikers from "Motor Psycho Mamas", as well as Axel and Rod Skidmark from "Soap Box Derby".
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Yumi and Kaz.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: King Chad in "In The Cards".
* 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: Ami and Yumi are almost always depicted wearing the same clothes.
%%* 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 twin}}s with [[BeardOfEvil evil beards]].
%%* MoneyFetish: Kaz
%%* {{Mukokuseki}}
* MushroomSamba: Complete with an AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle ending.
* MyNaymeIs: Ami (Ah-Me) is often mispronounced as Amy (Ay-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. Also, Kaz is shown to be a fan of watching paint dry in one episode, but in another episode, he rips the girls for doing the same thing.
%%* NerdsAreSexy: Chad.
* NiceGirl: Ami. Yumi is also this to a lesser extent (otherwise, she's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold).
* {{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 but [[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.
* PerkyGoth: Yumi.
%%* 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 "Sitcom 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
** The word "Renegade" pops up frequently, referring to she show's production studio, Renegade Animation.
** "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 Franchise/KamenRider, specifically [[Series/KamenRiderV3 V3's helmet]].
** In "Small Stuff", Jang Keng screams like [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom the Cat]].
** There is an episode that is a homage to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''.
%%* 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
** 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 since Ami and Yumi are teenagers as opposed to adults like their real life counterparts.
* 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" has Kaz try his hand at magic tricks.
%%* 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.
* SeriesContinuityError:
** Whenever an episode needs a shot of a room in the tour bus, it's always different.
** In "Dis-Harmony", Harmony implies that Yumi has a birthmark on her left foot shaped like UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln, but when we ''do'' see Yumi barefoot, we don't see it.
%%* 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 and punk rock.
* TimTaylorTechnology: Yumi continues to give her amp exponential power until it causes a fuse to blow.
* TitleThemeTune: Most of the theme song repeatedly mentions the show's title.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Near the end of "Dis-Harmony", Kaz sings parts of the theme song...''badly.''
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Ami loves the colour pink, cute cuddly animals and likes girly things like makeup. Yumi is pretty much the opposite of her.
* 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]].
* TreesIntoToothpicks: Edwin Blair runs a toothpick factory and, in "Arbor Day", intends to make toothpicks out of the tree whose splinter inspired him into the toothpick business by getting stuck on his finger years ago. After Ami and Yumi talk him out of it, he decides to leave the tree alone and tear down the rest of the forest.
* 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: In Domo's debut episode, titular Domo looks just like Kaz [[PlayedForLaughs that everyone mistakes them for each other]].
--> 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: The accurate for the characters is never given, although WordOfGod has established that Ami and Yumi are teenagers (they both appear to look around 16 years old).
* WalkingTheEarth: Or rather, ''touring'' the Earth.
%%* WhenYouSnatchThePebble: Parodied in "Ninjcompoop".
* WalkingSwimsuitScene: These aren't infrequent.
* WholePlotReference: "The Golden Fleas" is loosely based on ''Literature/TheOdyssey''.
%%* WeWantOurJerkBack: "Bad Manager".
* WolfMan: Kaz becomes this in "Were-Kaz".
** In an issue of ''Cartoon Network Block Party'', Kaz turns into something akin to the Tazmanian Devil after eating a glob of wasabi.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Ami.