YMMV / Yatterman

  • Ear Worm: The first theme song will stay on your head forever. Uuuuuu, wan wan wan! Uuuuuuu, jin jin jin...
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Odate Buta, who become the mascotte of the franchise. Invoked In-Universe when Boyacky explain why Buta get his personal song.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The 1977 and 2008 series can be seen as this due to the events of 2015's "Yatterman Night" as Episode 11 reveals that both the 1977 series and the 2008 remake happened, with the 2008 series being a product of Dokurobei's attempt at revenge for his first defeat.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • Italy is the only country in the world where all the episode of the series (called Yattaman there) were bought and dubbed. Not only that: reruns of the show were very common on local channels, DVDs of all episodes were sold and you can still find a handful of dedicated cosplayers of the main characters at the Italian conventions. There were even plans of a fan-made new installment of the Time Bokan series, but sadly it never came to be.
      • Yatterman loves Italy too: the final battle of the 2009 movie is fought in the Southern Alps.
      • On January 15 2013 Yatterwan was drafted in a political campaign advertising.
    • Same goes for Poland — somehow the Italian dubs of two series of Time Bokan found their way to a Polish TV stations. If you grew up in the nineties, chances are that this was the first anime you've watched.
    • It's also quite fondly recalled in Latin-America, even if not at the same level of the original Time Bokkan or Yattodetaman.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In episode 27, after being imprisoned by the underground people and almost devoured, the Doronbo Gang is rescued by Gan and Ai. How do Doronjo and her henchmen thank them? By feigning they want to hug and kiss Gan and Ai as a reward...and then kicking them to push them inside the cage they were trapped in, closing the door, taking the key and running away. For a trio of usually comic and sympathetic villains, that was pretty low.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Yatterwan's "WAOOOOOOOOO!" and the theme song for the Surprise Mecha attack.
  • Sequel Displacement: It can be argued that Yatterman is the most popular installment in the entire Time Bokan series. You don't see the original Time Bokan getting a revival or a movie.
  • Toy Ship: Of a very young Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the remake.
  • Ugly Cute: Boyacky and Tonzura.
  • Values Dissonance: Doronjo's crush on Yatterman-1 later on in the series and Tonzura's hitting on Ai-Chan at least once can be seen as this to some, considering that Gan and Ai are young enough to be their children. The age of consent in Japan is 13, so it's not terribly wrong. But that also depends on whether or not the audience can pick up on that as well…
    • The original had certain instances of kids being slapped for misbehaving. Whether you think it was excessive or justified is up to you.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: It is, despite the nudity and the fanservice.

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