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1[[quoteright:250:]]²[[caption-width-right:250:This show counts as a GRatedDrug.]]²->''Wherever there's a head of hair being threatened by a criminal clipper, I'll be there!''²²Combining a thinly-disguised AffectionateParody of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' with a [[HurricaneOfPuns plethora of bad puns]], pop-culture parodies, and [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs a cocktail of hallucinogens]], ''Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo'' is [[SurrealHumor every bit as weird as its name]], which is also the name of its main character. Bo-bobo (as he's known) is a tall, muscular man with sunglasses, a large blonde afro, and tendencies towards childish, eccentric, or downright strange behavior that belies his serious demeanor. Not surprisingly, it's filled with [[DerangedAnimation strange, bizarre or outright surreal imagery that has little to do with the plot most of the time]].²²In the post-apocalyptic world of the year "[[YearX 300X]]", Bo-bobo fights the machinations of the Margarita (from ''marugarite'', the Japanese word for "bald-shaven") Empire and their leader, Emperor Tsuru Tsururuna IV (Czar Baldy Bald IV), who has sent his "Hair Hunters" to shave the hair off everyone in the world. Ostensibly, Bo-bobo does this through the art of ''Hanage Shinken'' (translated as "Fist of the Nose Hair"), an oddball form of martial arts that allows him to manipulate his body hair to defeat his enemies. More often, though, he defeats his enemies by confusing the hell out of them with his oddball behavior and an assortment of sight gags (like [[GhostInTheMachine little people living inside his afro]]). This is eventually revealed to be an [[ConfusionFu actual fighting style]] in the world of ''Bo-bobo'', known as "Hajike" (from the Japanese word "hajikeru", which literally means "to burst" but can also mean "to go crazy", translated as "Wiggin" ala the phrase "Wiggin Out"), where the object is to use these strange happenings to distract and confuse your enemy into submission.²²The show was very well liked in America, Europe and Japan; the dub wasn't a direct translation from the Japanese original (just look at the narrator) as a lot of the jokes from the original source were centered around Japanese culture and likely wouldn't translate well to English-speaking countries, though the writers did a good job working around this. The voice acting in both versions was great (Creator/KirkThornton, an incredibly famous voice actor, voiced Don Patch in what is considered to be one of his best roles), and it appealed to many people. However, the anime was cancelled after 76 episodes, and the American manga beginning at Volume 11 (renumbered) is on hiatus, with only five volumes released (supposedly they are going to translate more in the future, according to an email). The Japanese manga is finished, but there is still high demand from fans to finish the anime.²²Not to be confused with ''Bobobobs'', a similarly wacky (but infinitely saner) Japanese/Spanish animated series which enjoyed some heavy popularity on those countries in TheNineties.²²----²!!Provides examples of:²²* AchievementsInIgnorance:²** In one episode, an enemy's attacks fail to hurt Don Patch. Don Patch's only explanation for this is "because I'm stupid."²** In another episode, an enemy removes 90% of the titular character's (already somewhat limited) intelligence, which just allows him to do even more things that don't make sense, such as his hair turning into miniature versions of himself that beat up said enemy.²* ActionGirl: Most of them are the few villanesses within the Maruhage/Chrome Dome Empire's many incarnations.²** The FusionDance forms, Denbo-chan and Adult Woman are this.²* AfroAsskicker: Bo-bobo²* AlasPoorVillain:²** Captain Battleship/Gunkan. All he wanted was to be acknowledged for his skills by his one friend, [[spoiler: yet he is constantly [[PutOnABus left to die]] and to be [[CurbStompBattle defeated easily]] in a fight]].²** Sort of off set by his being glad at the destruction of the hair empire (although that's set off by the fact that they're potentially racist), destroying Gasser's home town, and most likely killing his master.²* AllGirlsLikePonies: Beauty, but only the dub.²* AlternateSelf: Parodied with [[OverlyLongName Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Double Twin Mark II Second]]/[[DubNameChange Bo-bobo From A Parallel Universe Kinda Like His Alter Ego]].²* TheAlcatraz: Cyber City²* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler: Softon]] to Beauty and [[spoiler: Bi-bibi, Be-bebe and Ba-baba]] to Bo-bobo²* AmusementParkOfDoom: Three times²* AnimatedActors: The characters occasionally refer to themselves as such when they're BreakingTheFourthWall.²* TheArtifact: The importance of the Maruhage Empire's "Hair Hunts"(see BaldOfEvil below) fluctuated as the series progressed. By the time the group battles [[ScrewtheRulesIhaveMoney Halekulani]], the notion had been virtually forgotten. [[spoiler:Only during the final battle of the Hair Kingdom arc does it get any important mention (Bi-bibi started the Hair Hunts out of jealousy) again.]]²** The same thing happens in ''Shinsetsu'': By the time the first volume is over, the Hair Hunts are only mentioned in passing a few times.²** It becomes very obvious since the villains following the Z-Block arc had various extremes of AnimeHair, talk about being a {{Hypocrite}}²** They 'were' wearing wigs held down with, among other thing, tape and glue. Not to mention that the higher-ups have full heads of hair. ²* ArtEvolution: The first bunch of volumes have very blocky and undetailed work to a degree that it looks ameturish; later volumes become more fluid and detailed, and by the time the sequel ''Shinsetsu'' begins, comparisons become ''exceptionally'' jarring.²* ArtShift: Consistently, they often go from happy to semi realistic when doing OhCrap moments, Don Patch is the greatest offender of this.²** It can also parody other anime styles at times, ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' being the most prominent of these.²* AscendedExtra: The Narrator in the English dub of the anime, where he becomes a LemonyNarrator.[[note]]In the original Japanese version, he's just a straightforward narrator.[[/note]]²** Jelly Jiggler himself was originally intended to be a one-off joke character, but when the author received fan mail demanding that he appear more, he became a full-blown series mainstay.²* AssShove: Kancho-kun/The Splinter's specialty and does this UpToEleven in the later story arcs...²* BadassAdorable: The original series had Ruby, a [[CreepyChild mind controlling]] {{ninja}} [[TastesLikeDiabetes little girl]], and Shinsetsu has Pokomi, an absurdly strong MagicalGirlWarrior.²* BaldOfEvil: Duh! Although, oddly, many Hair Hunt Troops have hair. Most of them, though, fit the trope.²** Maybe people who decide to work willingly for the Hair Hunters have the privilege of keeping their hair. Although it is mentioned that some of the Hair Hunters are wearing wigs.²* BalloonBelly: Suzu, after eating a whole coelacanth in episode 18.²* BareYourMidriff: Both men and women have this outfit, including Beauty, Bo-bobo himself, Battleship and Denbo.²* BetaCouple: Gasser/Heppokomaru and Beauty, when Bo-bobo isn't pairing himself with Don Patch.²* BigBad: Czar Baldy Bald IV (Smoothie IV in Viz manga) [[spoiler: Czar Baldy Bald III in Former Maruhage Arc, Hydrate in Reverse Maruhage / Shadow Chrome Dome Arc, and Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi in Hair Kingdom Arc.]]²* BilingualBonus: A lot of it. In Japanese, a lot of the jokes have some basis in logic as [[VisualPun Visual Puns]], which obviously don't translate into English. This makes the humor appear completely random in English, but if you're well versed in Japanese language, you can deduce what the puns are. For example, in a popularity contest, Dengakuman gets fourth place, and then climbs into a coffin, because in Japanese, FourIsDeath.²* BishonenLine: All of Bobobo's fusions are much better-looking than his default form (except for Incomplete BoboPatch). To say nothing of the goofy-looking creatures he fuses with... ²* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Despite Bo-bobo being an extreme HeroicComedicSociopath, it follows this mindset through the story, with the villains being CardCarryingVillain types and the rebels being as just... as their {{Cloudcuckoolander}} tendencies allow them.²* BloodFromTheMouth: In the manga, everything, ''everything'' that qualifies as an attack in some way (like breathing in their ear suggestively) causes this to happen. It's almost a useful indicator that someone's been harmed. Doesn't happen in the anime (even in the unedited Japanese version).²* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Beauty (and sometimes Gasser) acts as Tsukkomi to everyone else.²* {{Bowdlerize}}: The anime was toned way, ''way'' down from the original manga. The HighPressureBlood RunningGag was completely removed, Softon's ice cream head was changed from chocolate to strawberry to avoid the poop jokes, one enemy who was a box of cigarettes was changed to a box of chocolate bars, and more minor examples.²** The English adaptation that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork went even further in both removing scenes (Usually for broadcast time reasons, but if there was a dirtier joke in an episode, that would be the scene they remove) and implementing the dreaded NeverSayDie trope. Some of the foreign dubs also did this.²* BreatheOnTheFan: Bo-bobo once won second place in a contest for "Saying 'Ah' in front of an electric fan".²* ButtMonkey: Everyone except Beauty, but in particular Don Patch and Jelly Jiggler (especially the latter), to the point where Bo-bobo randomly beats them up in fights for no reason.²* CableCarActionSequence: one of our protagonist's special attacks involves this.²* {{Calvinball}}: That's literately the ''only'' rule of the fights in the ''Bo-bobo'' universe. The rules for one battle won't carry over to the next one. One battle my be borderline serious, with all attacks ending in blows even if the attacks themselves are silly, and another one the enemy might be defeated by what appears to pure psychological damage because the moves shouldn't be do any damage. It's very, very odd.²* ComicallyInvincibleHero: Bobobo and his friends are this trope personified.²* TheComicallySerious: Dengakuman and Bobobo's ''other'' fusion "Adult Woman", a confident and "mature" woman who treats her foes as children and uses just as goofy attacks as everyone. ²* CanonImmigrant - Dark Yasha/Sambaman originally first appeared in the Bo-bobo GBA game, "9-Kyoku [[note]]The "9" is read as "kyuu", which combined with the "kyoku" makes "kyuukyoku", or "ultimate"[[/note]] Senshi Gag Yuugou", and he later appears in both the manga and the anime in the Emperor Playoffs.²* CatchPhrase: Torpedo Girl's "I'm a '''TORPEDO!'''" Even her ''laugh'' is just her repeating the word "torpedo"('Gyorai') over and over again. Infact, it actally starts to annoy the heroes in her debut episode, to the point where Don Patch asks her to ''stop'' saying it.²-->'''Torpedo Girl''': And that's because...I'M A TORPEDO!!²* ChekhovsGag: Bo-bobo uses "Ganeme", a modification of "megane" (the Japanese word for glasses), by flipping a pair of glasses while fighting Zeb Ziegler/Kibahage to confuse him and it came back later [[spoiler: in the fight against Be-bebe when Bo-bobo flips his glasses upside down and unleashes the ultimate glasses-filled attack that defeats his brother.]]²* ChekhovsGunman: Pickles, of all people, [[spoiler: was left behind in the first chapter because Bo-bobo secretly assigned him to spy on his evil brother, Bi-bibi.]]²* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: All over the place in the series, a genuinely serious example would the Super jacket that allows Bo-bobo to become Super Bo-bobo.²* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Bo-bobo, Don Patch, and Jelly Jiggler.²** Even the villains have some, Battleship, Rice, Torpedo Girl [[{{Irony}} despite her mission to destroy those with this trait]][[note]]"And that's because...I'M A TORPEDO!!"[[/note]] and most of the Hair Hunters that aren't serious.²** Name any character on this show. ANY character. Chances are they're completely off their rocker.²* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Bo-bobo has this in his head. LITERALLY.²** One notable case is when Don Patch injects the Poet with a serum that causes him to think like Don Patch. Instead of creating cool weapons to attack, he creates "Stupid Prince", "Pure-Hearted Bucktooth Cop" and "Panties".²* CombatPragmatist - Any Hajikelist/Wiggin Specialist such as Bo-bobo and co. are this.²* ComedicHero: Bo-bobo, Don Patch, and Jelly Jiggler to various degrees,²* ComedicSociopathy: This was one of the main reasons that parents in Japan petitioned the anime's cancellation; too much of the show's comedy was placed on absurd slapstick. ²* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Korean, it's "the Invincible Nosehair Bo-bobo".²* ConfusionFu: Bo-Bobo has a black belt in it, tenth dan. Essentially the strategy is cause the enemy to let their guard down with their bizarre antics²* CrossDresser: Don Patch, and occasionally Bo-bobo as well as Jelly Jiggler.²* CutShort: The anime ran for 76 episodes, covering 11 of the manga's 13 story arcs; it was cancelled after about a third of the second-to-last story arc surrounding the battle with the Reverse Maruhage/Chrome Dome Empire aired. The manga itself did, however, reach a conclusion.²** The Viz release of the manga seems to have ended at volume 5 (Japanese release: volume 15) with 6 volumes left untranslated (13 counting Shinsetsu), as there is no indication that they will be continuing and no previews for future volumes at the end of the latest one. (According to an email, they are going to translate more at an undetermined point in the future)²** The release in Spain won't cover Shinsetsu despite the first series ending with a giant SequelHook ([[spoiler:Tsuru Tsururina III is back!]]) and the volume and author notes encouraging the reader to buy Shinsetsu (Which were left in the volume, of course). After constant ScrewedByTheNetwork moments (Early volumes coming almost randomly, stopping for a while after 5-6 were published and stopping again for nearly ''two years'' when they only had 2 volumes left to finish the first series), Spanish fans felt this was final middle finger moment from the publishers. The only explanation was "low sales", but it's not like the series is known for selling a lot (In fact Shinsetsu ended for its low popularity), so...²* DarkerAndEdgier: The manga sequel ''Shinsetsu'', from its darker and sharper art style to some more grisly violent moments, namely [[spoiler: Heppokomaru getting violently stabbed by a villian and Bo-bobo's first fight with "emperor" Namero]].²* DarkSkinnedBlond: Bo-bobo²* DerangedAnimation: Where do we begin? Bo-bobo and co change into random things without warning, stuff ranging from booger ball people to giraffes and even Yami and Slifer come out at one point of the manga, then there's the random things in the earlier episodes like when a giant baby comes out of the train ride at the A-Block troop and then there's [[ the rap scene]]....²* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Namero²* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: Bo-bobo and co. does this many times, especially the time they were sent into the underworld during their fight against Giga using the Macho Men Fist and they picked a fight against Enma...²* DistressedDamsel: Beauty. Suzu also is victimized a few times, but not as much.²* TheDragon: Giga to Czar Baldy Bald IV, [[spoiler: Hanpen (General Lee Fishcake) to Czar Baldy Bald III, Byakkyo & Bebebe-be Be-bebe to Hydrate, and Shigeki X to Bibibi-bi Bi-bibi]]²* EatingTheEnemy²** Kabeo was a giant, wall monster who could eat his enemies by absorbing them through his chest and [[CannibalismSuperpower steal their Super Fists.]] He did this to the former commander of the C-Block base after he was beaten by Gasser and wanted gobble Gasser to get his Fist of the Back Wind. Fortunately, Bobobo was able to hold Gasser back from getting himself killed and Kabeo himself ''really'' ate it when Bobobo blasted the base away ''[[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World style]]'' with him still in it. ²** Czar Baldy Bald III, BigBad leader of the Former Chrome Dome Empire, upon realizing that Bobobo is a LivingMacguffin, does everything he can to get his Hair Ball. Desperate to get it, he eventually decides to swallow Bobobo in one gulp via [[MultipurposeTongue a longue tongue]] along with Don Patch. Unfortunately, the OneWingedAngel form he assumes afterward isn't like he was expecting. And soon Bobobo [[TooSpicyForYogSothoth shows Bald just how wacky he is]] and is able to burst right out in spectacular fashin.²* EndOfSeriesAwareness: The characters (including the narrator) complain that the series is canceled just before an epic fight, and the narrator complains that he was never visible through the entire series.²** Although that was a line in the dub, and the narrator ''did'' in fact make an actual appearance in the recap special in Japan.²* EnemyMine: Played straight in [[spoiler: The Reverse Maruhage Arc with the remaining finalists such as OVER, Halekulani, Zetsubou/Sad Sack, and Kancho-kun teaming up with Bo-bobo's gang to fight against the Reverse Maruhage Empire led by Hydrate.]]²* EpicFail: In fights whenever attacks go wrong lead into these moments very often, especially with Don Patch.²* EvilCounterpart - Gunkan/Battleship to Bo-bobo, J to Softon, [[spoiler: Shigeki X]] to Don Patch, and [[spoiler: Jati]] to Beauty.²* EvilLaugh: Torpedo Girl combines this with PokemonSpeak... despite speaking normally at any other time.²-->"Tor, pedotorpedotorpedotorpedotorpedo..."²* EvilPlan: Supposedly Emperor Tsuru Tsururuna IV wants to shave everyone bald and the heroes try to stop him, but they get sidetracked by the weirdness.²* ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName: Many examples in the anime series, one of them [[BilingualBonus both in the official Japanese and English titles]]: "The Mysterious Boy's True Form and Fart Shinken! Eat Asparagus!" or "Gasser Up! I'm Ready To Drive!"²* ExtyYearsFromNow: The manga states that the year is 300X; the first episode of the anime series announces that the year is 3001.5.²* EyeShock: Don Patch and Jelly Jiggler do this in shock after seeing Giga's true form.²* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Gasser/Heppokomaru in ''Shinsetsu,'' [[ForcedIntoEvil under the threat of Pokomi being potentially harmed]]. Namero Yononaka as well, upon discovering from a Neo Maruhage solider that he is an heir to Tsuru Tsrulina III, and a canidate to become the next emperor.]]²* {{Fanservice}}: Subverted; at the beginning of one chapter, Don Patch poses while wearing girls' underwear and says "Fanservice!"²** Service Man. His name is a parody of fanservice. Not to mention his only attack is to lift his sheet to show things that should never be seen.²** Played straight in the forms of lolicon-girl Pokomi and Princess Chinchiro in ''Shinsetsu.''²* FateWorseThanDeath: Hatenko deals with one of the Cyber Knights by freezing him in one place and putting a bunch of bladed keys in him. Also, [[spoiler: Rice]] gets turned into a polygon and ''gets his face torn off''.²** Though is implied to have gotten better by the sequel series²* {{Fartillery}}: How much more obvious than "Fist of the Back Wind" can you get?²* FireBreathingDiner: Done by Bo-bobo to Don Patch, Jelly Jiggler and Torpedo Girl during the battle against her/OVER.²* FriendlyTickleTorture: Invoked with startling and unexpected frequency between the various characters in the show, which comes as no surprise [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs given the anime's]] [[SurrealHumor sense of humor]]. Often zigzags into this trope's more [[TickleTorture "malicious" counterpart]]. ²* FusionDance: Parodied; at one point when an enemy tricks Bo-bobo into fusing with the wrong person in an attempt to weaken him.²* FusionDissonance: PlayedForLaughs; Bo-bobo's FusionDance forms ''never'' resemble their components in appearance or personality (or sometimes even [[ArtShift artstyle]]). The main character is a parody of [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Kenshiro]] with FunnyAfro and he can combine with [[Characters/BoboboboBoboboTheRebels a bunch]] of [[OurMonstersAreWeird weird monsters]] to form... {{Magical Girl}}s and {{Bishonen}}? On the debut fusion, [=BoboPatch=] claims to be so powerful that he can only maintain his form for one minute... but later fusions have completely random limits ranging from hours to seconds. One of the fusions in the manga is with Torpedo Girl (a literal female torpedo with a face and legs, not the Music/{{KISS}} song) resulting into a [[ parody]] of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]].²* GagSeries: To {{Shonen}} in general²* GuestStarPartyMember: Suzu joins the crew only in the Hallelujah Land Arc.²* GogglesDoNothing: Parodied with the minor villain Rububa the Bubbles (Bubble-uba in the English dub), who wears ''three pairs'' of goggles on his forehead, and has an extra-large pair wrapped around his waist.²* {{Gasshole}}: Gasser²* GhostInTheMachine: Represented in various bizarre ways fully visible to the other characters.²* [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Korean]]: Denbo, the MagicalGirl fusion warrior of Bo-bobo and Dengakuman, can speak Korean...[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments very badly.]] In fact, when that episode was aired in South Korea, that line wasn't dubbed over, for extra funniness.²** Also, some episodes have characters chanting "Bulgogi!" (Korean Barbecue) for some reason.²* GrievousHarmWithABody - Bo-bobo does this with his own friends in fights against enemies.²* HardWorkHardlyWorks - When Bo-bobo was chosen over Gunkan as the 7th Master of the Fist of the Nose Hair, this led to Gunkan's betrayal.²* HeelFaceTurn mixed with DefeatMeansFriendship - 4/7ths of Bobo-Bo's team is comprised of Hair Troopers he took down.²* HeroicComedicSociopath: Don Patch and to a lesser extent Bo-bobo.²* HonestAxe: Spoofed²* HurricaneOfPuns: Describes the entire series.²** Even more so in the English dub²* HypocriticalHumor: The fusion character Bo-Jiggler constantly preaches about peace and love while beating people up²** This could just make him a LoveFreak MartialPacifist...²** Bo-bobo himself does this frequently,condemning an enemy for treating his ally badly, despite doing so every chance he gets.²* IdiotBall: Don Patch summons a LITERAL one in the manga while fighting Pana.²** Bo-bobo later uses two of Don Patch's spikes to inject some of Patch's stupidity into a foe. And it's not the last time that they literally weaponize stupidity.²* InflatingBodyGag: A giant toilet causes anyone who falls inside to swell up. Jelly Jiggler explodes this way. He gets better.²* InsaneTrollLogic: Anything that comes out of Bo-bobo's mouth. It makes sense to him but no one else. Except the ''targets'' of said logic, against whom it inexplicably works.²* ImprovisedWeapon: Bo-bobo does this with everything, even his own ally²* ImprobableWeaponUser: Don Patch and his Don Patch Sword, which is a green onion.²* IndecisiveParody: Although the show is CLEARLY a parody of all anime, it can also, surprisingly, be appreciated as simply a [[ActuallyPrettyFunny stand-alone funny show]], and is by a lot of fans.²* InteractiveNarrator: Especially in the dub where he's given his own character. ²* InterestingSituationDuel: Starting around the Cyber City Arc, most of the battles have some sort of gimmick. From fighting in a giant coin toss game to being tethered to bungie cords.²* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The entire series (manga and anime), and it does, too. Still, this is one of, if not THE biggest reason why a number of anime fans don't like this show.²** And also the biggest reason why many anime fans LOVE it, of course.²* JamesBondage: Gasser in Cyber City Arc, and both Softon and Dengaku-man at two points during the Hair Kingdom arc.²* LargeHam: Almost everyone aside from Beauty and Gasser.²* LastSecondWordSwap: In the English dub, while Bo-bobo, Don Patch, Jelly Jiggler and Dengakuman look like they've formed a rock band...²--> '''All four of them''': Gasser, Gasser, he's first class!²--> He thinks with his heart but fights with his - Ask us how he stays so fit!²--> He works out hard and he smells like-²--> '''Gasser''': HEY NOW!! Wait a second!²* LemonyNarrator: The English dub narrator constantly breaks the fourth wall, interacts with the characters and even the producer, and bitches about certain elements of the show. Arguably, he also ''gets more character development than most of the main cast''.²* LipLock: Lampshaded/Parodied in Episode 53.²--> '''Bo-bobo''': Now I'm gonna tell all of ya, where we're ... going. [[LampshadeHanging I just hope by the time we arrive, I can speak without weird pauses]].²** Played Straight other places.²--> '''Gasser''': I wonder how Jelly Jiggler... is doing.²* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The majority make up the antagonists but good grief if you have have trouble trying to keep up with all of them.²* LonersAreFreaks: The English Narrator subscribes to ''Creepy Loner'' magazine.²* LuckyTranslation: Hanage Shin Ken translates to [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar Fist of the Nose Hair]].²* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Fist of the Nose Hair. Fist of the Fart. Too many to count. The "Hajike" fighting style as a whole counts.²* MadArtist: Giga²* MoralityPet: Beauty to Bo-bobo.²* MusicalEpisode: Parodied in Episode 48.²* NintendoHard: Brought up InUniverse when Bo-bobo fights Lambada (who uses the Fist of the Polygon), who forces Lambada through several old school video games to neutralize Lambada's powers. It also lampshades several other classic video game tropes such as GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere, TheComputerIsACheatingBastard, and HopelessBossFight. And it ends with ProductPlacement for the ''Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo'' UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance game.²* NoEnding: The anime was cancelled after 76 episodes, midway through an arc, with the characters about to storm the enemy's fortress. They're then notified that the show ends on that note and everyone, villain included, freaks out.²** This is because their sponsor was in financial crisis during that time.²* NoFourthWall: Especially in the earlier episodes²* NotSoAboveItAll: Beauty, but it tends to be very brief.²** Gasser, more frequently.²* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: Gasser and Beauty.]]²* OneExtraMember: The Battleship Five Quartet. It has six members.²* OneWingedAngel: Parodied on several occasions, by opponents whose "true form" is something just plain wacky. Torpedo Girl and Sambaman are probably the best examples.²* OnlySaneMan: Beauty, to a lesser extent Gasser, and to a even lesser extent Softon.²** When he's not worshiping Don Patch, Hatenko is also one.²* OverlyLongGag: The name of the series and protagonist, of course!²* OvershadowedByAwesome: Most of the villains, as the plot progresses and introduces stronger and stronger enemies. Parodies the rapidly rising power levels in shonen series.²* PaidHarem: Giga²* PapaWolf: Bo-bobo to Beauty. He's fully capable of harming his allies for the smallest reason, but he will never, EVER hurt Beauty, nor will he ever let anyone hurt her.²* PastelChalkedFreezeFrame: Spoofed²* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: Bi-bibi]] who despite causing many MoralEventHorizon moments, is a good father to his daughters.²* PowerIncontinence: Gasser, when his collar's removed, he turns into an infant mind state, but is far more powerful²* ThePowerOfRock: Parodied again. Denbo, Jelly Jiggler and Don Patch fight J by singing, which makes stuff in the song real. But the songs they think up are complately ridiculous, involving things like Beta-Carotene and a 49 year old man. There's even a little [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution DDR]] section. This is [[RecycledInSPACE recycled]] in the manga sequel, except that [[BrattyHalfPint Pokomi]] is the one singing.²* PurpleProse: Cyber City villain J ''outdoes'' Softon at this.²* QuirkyMinibossSquad: almost literally by the dozen²* RapidFireComedy: If one hero's joke falls flat, their reaction or other people's actions to that joke usually makes up for it.²* RomanticPlotTumor: Discussed in-universe by the English Narrator regarding Softon and Torpedo Girl²-->'''Narrator:''' (in an enthusiastic voice) THEY'RE IN LOVE!!! (voice drops to a low, weary tone) How annoying.²* RoyalBlood: Gunkan/Captain Battleship didn't earn the title as the 7th master of the Fist of the Nose Hair because he isn't of the Hair Kingdom like Bo-bobo despite his hard work.²* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Halekulani²* SexIsViolence: Manga!Rice is... very much this trope. This, uh, quirk was (mostly) removed for the anime version.²* SerialEscalation: How totally and impossible weird can this episode be? Only answer is "more than the last."²* SeriousBusiness: Czar Baldy Bald IV erected a [[ThoseWackyNazis totalitarian regime with a Schutzstaffel-like "Hair Hunter" troupe]], all just because everyone should be as bald as him.²* ShoutOut: For one, Bo-bobo summons [[spoiler:Yugi Mutou from his afro in one chapter (drawn by Creator/KazukiTakahashi, no less)]], and Dengakuman looks suspiciously like [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog a Chao]]. Also, he once does a attack that involves [[spoiler:A Dragonball Z posterboard, and Bo-bobo, when thrown while doing this attack, shouts "Vegeta"!]] All of this is from one volume.²** Episode 21 briefly parodies ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. Also episode 31 has Tennosuke thinking [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion 'Mustn't run away..mustn't run away..', with 'Ode to Joy' as background music.]] Also his opponent is (temorarily retarded)Heppokomaru, white haired pretty boy like the 17th Angel...²** The dub of Episode 27, strangely enough, has this exchange:²--->'''Bo-bobo:''' Hey, where do these stairs go?\²'''Don Patch:''' [[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} They go up!]]²** Chapter 83/episode 32 of the Manga has Jelly Jiggler, Don Patch, and Bo-bobo imagining "the technique", which are three different techniques. In the anime, the techniques are just three completely different attacks. However, in the manga, they respectively imagine [[Manga/{{Kinnikuman}} the Phony Muscle Revenger, the Muscle Inferno, and the Muscle Spark.]]²** Hell, the manga is rife with these from poking fun at its fellow Jump series to parodying live action shows. Folks not from Japan probably won't get a few of the jokes due to most of them being rather exclusive to its home nation (as if this series wasn't confusing enough). The toning down of the anime forewent most of these shout outs due to copyright reasons.²* SomethingSomethingLeonardBernstein: The second opening, "Baka Survivor" by Ulfuls, which goes a mile a minute and is in ''[[KansaiRegionalAccent Osaka-ben]]''! The only words most people remember are the title and (maybe) the chorus.²* SpannerInTheWorks: Before he made a HeelFaceTurn, Jelly Jiggler had an elaborate plan to defeat Bo-bobo that all hinged on him asking Jelly how he could break his leg if he didn't have any bones. Right before he could implement it, some random kid came up and asked the question instead, ruining everything.²* {{Spinoff}}: Don Patch now has his own manga series, ''Fuwari! Don Patch'', in the ''Saikyou Jump'' magazine.²* SpotlightStealingSquad: Don Patch [[InvokedTrope tries to do this constantly]], and fails spectacularly.²* TheStarscream: Gunkan/Battleship was secretly getting rid of many Hair Hunters so he can become ruler. It didn't work.²* StealthPun: Bo-bobo's afro appears to be one based on the fact that an alternate name for the afro in Japanese is ''bakuhatsu atama'', or "[[YourHeadASplode exploding head]]". Knowing this, it suddenly makes perfect sense when you consider what [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar the main inspiration for the manga]] was.²* SurrealHumor: Taken UpToEleven²* TalkingPoo: Subverted: Softon's head is made of soft-serve ice cream.²* TearOffYourFace: Lambada has done this to Rice, although in a less gory[[note]]Even in the Japanese version.[[/note]] manner - the polygonated Rice was left with with no apparent injuries, save for not having polygon edges or colour on his face. The face also turned into a nice little rectangular brick thing. It has been said that Lambada does this to defeated enemies regularly.²* TheTeam: Bo-bobo's gang grows as the series goes on until it composes the following members.²** TheLeader - Bo-bobo²** TheLancer - Don Patch[[note]]Although he would much rather be the leader...and the star of the show.[[/note]]²** TheBigGuy - Jelly Jiggler, Hatenko, and Torpedo Girl²** TheSmartGuy - Softon²** OnlySaneWoman- Beauty²** {{Fartillery}}- Gasser²** TeamPet - Dengaku Man, despite the fact that he was Z-Block General.²* TimeSkip: ''Shinsetsu''²* TestosteronePoisoning: Parodied with the "Macho Man Fist".²* TrainingFromHell: Torpedo Girl puts Gasser and Hatenko through a comically exaggerated version of this.²-->"And that's because...I'M A TOR...PE...DO!"²* TraintopBattle: Episode 36, Bo-Bobo and the gang fight "The Boxer on the Boxcar", Cane-maru. At one point, the train derails and smashes through an amusement park.²* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: In-Universe, Giga's ''Super Fist of Objet d'Art'', ordinary objects turned into incomprehensible art. He also considers Don Patch the true definition of art for some reason.²* TrueCompanions: Parodied, of course, but also (believe it or not) played straight. After all, Bo-bobo doesn't want Beauty to get hurt...²* {{Tsundere}}: Torpedo Girl. One moment she acts like a giddy schoolgirl (especially when she fawns over Softon,) the next she violently blasts through anyone who provokes her like a, erm, torpedo. However, she is still dangerous in Dere mode (albeit unintentionally dangerous.)[[note]]And that's because...she's a torpedo![[/note]]²* UnreliableNarrator: In the English Dub, the narrator is a teenage preschool dropout who lives with his Grandma and has a large hate for the producer. he's lost his job many times. (Although most of them involve him quitting)²** He also usually stops focusing on the script and starts worrying about his personal issues to the point where the producer began to take a dollar out of his paycheck every time he goes off script. He now owes the producer a dollar every payday.²* VisualPun: None of which translated. Enough were there that the already-insane series became [[UpToEleven even less comprehensible]].²* VoiceOfTheLegion: Parodied with Bobopatchiggler, whose voice pattern's alternates between three characters²* WidgetSeries: While a {{Shonen}} series especially later on, it relies heavily on comedy, even when it departs from parodying different romantic and drama genres in earlier episodes.²* WildTake: ''At least'' a dozen times per episode, mostly from Beauty.²* WordPureeTitle: ''Bobobo-Bo Bo-bobo''. He also has three brothers and one sister that share the same name part, but with different vowels. Example: Bebebe-be Be-bebe.²* TheWorfEffect: Happens to Torpedo Girl/Bobobo fusion "Torpedo Girbo", a man who looks a lot like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. He seems like a really powerful fusion but gets beaten a mere second after fusing by Bi-bibi's "Fist of Hair Hunt". He didn't even get to show off his attacks. At least in the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game "Jump Ultimate Stars", he shows off his power: floating around and dropping landmines.²* WorldOfHam: Holy cow, do they get loud on this show!²* YouCantThwartStageOne: Double subverted: When Baldy Bald/Tsuru Tsurulina III awakens, Bo-bobo slams his cryogenic chamber shut, duct-tapes it, and blows it up. Unfortunately, the emperor had already escaped./


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