Western Animation / Sushi Pack

Sushi Pack is a children's Saturday morning cartoon featuring a team of items from a sushi menu, jolted to life thanks to a bolt of lightning. The Pack consists of Tako (octopus), Maguro (tuna), Kani (crab), Ikura (salmon roe) and Wasabi, who together battle evildoers and learn life lessons. They live in an organic donut shop with their human friend and mentor Ben. Despite the superhero element of the story, violence is used only as a last resort. The show is produced by American Greetings, DiC Entertainment, and Tom Ruegger.

Contains examples of the following:

  • Achilles' Heel: Heat is their only weakness. Except with Wasabi, who can take the heat, but can't stand extreme cold.
  • Aesop Amnesia: The cast frequently ends up offending Wasabi and needing to apologize.
  • Animesque: A mix of this and regular cartoon style.
  • Barrier Warrior: Maguro.
  • Blush Sticker: Kani, Maguro, and Mochi Mochiato.
  • Cardboard Prison: The only villain shown consistently in jail is The Collector.
  • Care-Bear Stare: Maguro occasionally uses her mental powers in this way.
  • Carnivore Confusion: Played rather disturbingly in that the Pack actually remembers their past lives as animals (save Wasabi, who was a plant instead). This means that not only should they remember dying, but some somebody was actually cruel enough to slaughter intelligent, talking animals.
  • City of Adventure: Wharf City.
  • Collector of the Strange: One villain called, appropriately, The Collector.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: Titanium Chef punishes Mochi Mochiato by having her teammates ridicule her.
  • Easy Impersonation: In "The Wrong Sushi," Tako, Maguro, Kani, and Wasabi are convicted of a crime, despite presented video evidence showing what is obviously The Legion of Low Tide made up to look like the Pack.
  • Merchandise-Driven: It's made by a greeting card company.
    • Averted somewhat, as the only tv show merchandise known appears to be for promotional purposes only.
  • The Napoleon: Kani.
  • Noodle Implements: In "When Will Ben be Zen?," Wasabi's plan to help Ben involves him wearing mukluks for some reason.
  • Not Me This Time: In "The Thing That Wasn't There," an electrical creature that only Maguro can see is causing havoc all over the city. Since the attacks all have to do with electricity, the rest of the Pack assume that Unagi, the electric eel member of The Legion of Low Tide is up to no good. When they confront him, he denies having anything to do with it.
  • Shoe Shine, Mister?: In "Chemicals Made From Dirt," the Titanium Chef's evil plan involves shoeshine, even though his own minions point out that no one shines his shoes in this day and age. However, his plan also involves the power of peer pressure, and sure enough, everyone wants to get his shoes shined to be "cool". One boy even volunteers to help them shine shoes.
  • Skunk Stripe: Oleander.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Tako and his art.
  • Team Mom: Maguro.