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Noonbory and the Super 7 (눈보리) is a South Korean-Canadian All-CGI Cartoon series, made by Dai Won and Cookie Jar Entertainment.

In the whimsical world of Toobalooba lives chibi-like creatures known as borys. Noonbory is a white-colored bory who leads a team known as the Super 7, whose powers are all based off of the five human senses. Lunabory is a yellow bory with super sight, Cozybory is a purple bory with super touch, Jetybory is a pink bory with super hearing, Pongdybory is a blue bory with super smell, and Totobory is a brown nory with super taste. There's also Lukybory, who represents nonsense and, like Noonbory, doesn't have a superpower. Together, the borys defend Toobalooba from the gurys, the show's bad guys, which consist of such characters as Wangury the frog pirate, Coldygury the snowman, and Rosegury, who loves flowers.


It got a second season called Tooba Tooba Noonbory, which shifted the genre from a superhero plotline to a Slice of Life story. This second season was only released in South Korea.

It's worth mentioning that both of these series avert Fake Interactivity, years before shows like PAW Patrol, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and post-2012 Disney Junior officially killed the trend.

This show provides examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: One episode has the narrator refer to Pongdybory as "Ponjy".
  • Afraid of Needles: Pongdybory is shown to be this in "Pongdybory's Cold Feet". However, this was resolved by the end of the episode.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Bakerbory and Babysitterbory.
    • Of a sort; Totobory has super taste powers.
  • All-Loving Hero: Our title protagonist is willing to rescue even the villains because "that's what super senses are for".
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  • Ambiguously Human: Kikibory. If not for her direct relation to Lukybory, she could probably pass for human.
  • Avengers, Assemble!: "Go, bo, borys!" Cue Transformation Sequence.
  • Bait-and-Switch: The ending of "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" sets it up like Pongdybory is about to unleash yet another Sneeze of Doom. However, it turns out to be Noonbory who sneezes, having caught Pongdy's cold.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Cozybory, Lunabory, and Jetybory, respectively.
  • Big Bad: Wangury, the main antagonist.
  • Big Eater: Totobory; what did you expect from the bory of taste?
  • Black and White Morality: All borys are good and all gurys are bad; there is no in between. Even worse? When you're assigned as either a bory or a gury, you're stuck with that label. A bory cannot become a gury, no matter what heinous crimes they commit, nor can a gury become a bory, no matter what good deeds they do.
  • Catchphrase:
    • The phrases "Go, bo, borys!" and "Hurry scurry!" get tossed around a lot, though they're typically associated with Noonbory.
    • Noonbory has "Let's make super sense of this!"
    • Jetybory has "I'm all ears!", though she doesn't use it much.
    • Lunabory has "Seeing is believing!"
    • Cozybory has "I'll put out some feelers!"
    • Totobory has "I like the taste of that!"
    • Pongdybory has "I'll sniff 'em out!"
  • Character in the Logo: Noonbory's face is incorporated into the show's logo.
  • Character Name and the Noun Phrase: The show is titled in this fashion, with Noonbory being the character name and the Super 7 being the noun.
  • Cheerful Child: A good chunk of the cast is this.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The glueglob flowers in the episode "Wangury and the Windbike". At the beginning of the episode, when Noonbory teaches his sidekick Mamby some tai-chi, Mamby accidentally falls into one of these flowers and gets stuck, and Noonbory helps him to get unstuck, which doesn't really contribute much to the episode's plot. Later in the episode, Noonbory uses these flowers to make glueglob puffs to distract Wangury, as a way of getting his windbike back from him.
  • Christmas Episode: "Kiki's Gift" and "Santa's Cave".
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Kikibory, as well as the villains, did not return for "Tooba Tooba Noonbory".
  • Clear Their Name: "Ring Around the Dozegury": Totobory gets blamed for Dozegury's mischief, and Noonbory helps him prove his innocence.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: White for Noonbory, pink for Jetybory/Kikibory, yellow for Lunabory/Lukybory, purple for Cozybory, blue for Pongdybory, and brown for Totobory.
  • Cousin Oliver: PinkAru, a character from the second season, Tooba Tooba Noonbory. She is said to be Noonbory's little sister.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Noonbory has green eyes and green hair.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Kikibory, Lukybory's little sister, actually has this as a superpower, in the form of a sonic screech.
  • Evil Is Petty: Boy, is it ever.
    • Wangury, the series Big Bad, and by extension his henchmen, Mungury and Taegury. Most of their "diabolical" schemes only involve stealing food. The only thing they've done that could be considered evil is bringing a giant Wangury statue to life and having it go on a rampage.
    • Coldygury, despite being considered a villain, really only has explosive overreactions. Out of all the villains, he's probably the nicest.
    • Dozegury may be an Evil Genius, but that doesn't exempt him from being this. Some of his crimes include: trying to catch a wishing star, creating an evil Noonbory clone, and ruining one of Cozybory's paintings (although framing Totobory for the last one is pretty heinous, for obvious reasons).
    • Rosygury is probably the only villain whose crimes are actually evil. She's actually kidnapped creatures native to Toobalooba multiple times (once by accident).
  • Evil Knockoff: Dozegury creates an evil version of Noonbory in one episode.
  • Expository Theme Tune: Downplayed. The very first lyrics of the theme song ("In Toobalooba there's seven friends/Solving trouble with super senses") mention what the premise of the show is, with pretty much the rest of the lyrics focusing on the Super 7 themselves.
  • Expressive Leaves: Totobory has some. Drooping down means sadness (or occasionally fear), sticking straight up means surprise, and curled in a heart means "awww".
  • Fantastic Flora: Let's see; toobacherries, glue-glob flowers, Tooba-Achooba weeds...
  • Fantasy Helmet Enforcement: Helmets are used constantly throughout the series. They look like giant, hollowed out acorns.
  • Fictional Disability:
  • Fille Fatale: Rosygury, the only female villian.
  • Fingerless Hands: All of the borys except for Totobory and Cozybory have these.
  • Fun Size: Just about every Bory and Gury. Toobalooba has a forest section housing Borytown, which was built near the tops of giant trees, making it obvious that the characters are way smaller than humans.
  • Generation Xerox: Hanubi looks just like his grandson, Noonbory.
  • Gender-Equal Ensemble: Whenever Lukybory has the day off.
  • Genius Ditz: Hanubi is a fairly competent wizard, however he is also prone to mistakes. However, his age might be behind this.
  • Genre Shift: The Korea-exclusive second season, Tooba Tooba Noonbory, completely ditches the superhero plot (they even went as far as to get rid of the borys' superpowers!) in favor of Slice of Life stories. Slightly disturbing is Totobory's leaves; they aren't as expressive as in earlier episodes, making them look paralyzed.
  • Height Angst: Jetybory was shown to have this in "The Long and Short Of It".
  • Hold Your Hippogriffs: The "-body" in words like "everybody" and "somebody" are replaced with "-bory" and "-gury", resulting in the words becoming "everybory/everygury" and "somebory".
  • Innocently Insensitive: Lukybory pulls this in "The Long and Short Of It" by frequently mentioning how small Jetybory is.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Totobory (child) is very good friends with Farmerbory (adult), and is often seen helping him run errands.
  • Interspecies Friendship: In Tooba Tooba Noonbory, Totobory (for the few episodes he's there) makes friends with a mole.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: Totobory, since in "Problem Peach", he was showing making daisy crowns with the girls, and in Tooba Tooba Noonbory, he is shown to love gardening.
  • Invisibility: Dozegury, a dragon Gury, can turn invisible at will.
  • Invocation: Whenever the Super 7 is about to undergo their Transformation Sequence, Noonbory says "It's time to sensitize!" or "Go, bo, borys!", or a combination of the two.
  • Light Is Good: Noonbory has snow white skin and is the textbook example of Nice Guy.
  • Malfunction Malady: Tooba-Achoobas cause the victim to lose their superpowers.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Beavyucks, a type of wildlife found in Toobalooba, are part beaver, part duck.
  • Never Trust a Title: You wouldn't expect "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" to actually be a Sick Episode based on the title, would you?
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: The end credits list off the voice actors in alphabetical order, without specifying which characters they voice. See the character sheet for who voiced who.
  • Out of Focus: Totobory got the least screentime out of all the Super Borys. He practically disappeared in Tooba Tooba Noonbory, only appearing in a select few episodes of that season.
  • Palette Swap: The Builder Borys all have the same design, just in different colors.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Oh so averted with Jetybory. Played somewhat straight with Kikibory. Played absolutely straight with PinkAru.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: A good chunk of the cast are this, since borys are chibi-esque characters.
  • Serious Business: Breakfast. Especially for Jetybory.
  • Short Runner: Ran for 26 episodes, all of which aired in 2009.
  • Shout-Out: One episode is titled "Play It Again, Luky!"
  • Shrinking Violet: Totobory, especially in "Wangury's Silly Statue".
  • Sick Episode:
    • "Pongdybory's Cold Feet" focused on the aforementioned bory having a cold. And considering Pongdybory is known for his Sneezes of Doom...
    • "Tooba-Achooba!" focused on the entire Super 7 (minus Noonbory) catching the titular disease from a Tooba-Achooba weed. The illness messes with their superpowers, forcing them to use common sense to solve their problem.
    • The Tooba Tooba Noonbory episode "Elephant, Rainbow Maker" had PinkAru catch a cold halfway through the episode.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Triplets, actually. The Builder Borys are basically all the same, just different colors.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Rosygury is the only female of the show's six villains.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Mamby, not Mambi.
    • Kikibory, not Kikybory.
    • Jetybory, not Jettybory.
  • Stealth Escort Mission: In "PinkAru's First Errand", Noonbory and Lukybory do this to PinkAru.
  • Surprise Party: In "The Long and Short Of It", the Super Borys try to plan a surprise birthday party for Noonbory. However, problems arise when Lukybory accidentally offends Jetybory over her height.
  • The Team:
  • Theme Naming: All of the good guys have "bory" in their name, while all of the bad guys have "gury" in their name.
  • Theme Tune Roll Call:
    Jetybory sound!
    Lunabory sight!
    Common senses taking flight!
    Cozybory touch!
    Totobory taste!
    With a little nonsensenote  along the way!
    Pongdybory smell!
    Now we're on track!
    And Noonbory leads the pack!
  • Title Theme Tune: "Noonbory and the Super 7, saving Toobalooba again and again, yeah!"
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Jetybory and Cozybory (with Lunabory in the middle).
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Totobory loves honey.
  • Transformation Sequence: But of course. Happens whenever the Super 7 needs to get their superpowers ready.
  • Two Shorts: The episodes are 22 minutes long and consist of two 11-minute stories.
  • Visible Invisibility: Whenever Dozegury is using his invisibility power, he is only visible as a distortion of the background.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Mamby, Noonbory's little yellow sidekick, can shapeshift into stuff like a parachute, a pair of scissors, etc.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Noonbory has green hair, and Kikibory has pink hair.