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"Be pure! Be right! Be beautiful! So long as Doronbo exists, Yattermen have no place in this world! We'll drive the darkness away, and bring a new dawn!"

Yatterman Night (Yoru no Yatterman) is a Winter 2015 Anime created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Tatsunoko Production’s popular Time Bokan series.

Long ago, a pair of heroes known as "Yatterman" fought against the mischievous Doronbo Gang and won. Now the Yatter Kingdom is protected by a new generation of Yatterman, but something very strange has happened: the mysterious New Yatterman have imposed a brutal dictatorship upon their people, and are forcing them into hard labour.

Rising up in rebellion, one young girl takes on the name of the legendary villainess Doronjo and reforms the Doronbo Gang with the aim of smashing the New Yatterman's regime.

Funimation has gained the licence for the series, and is airing it under the name Yatterman Night. The preview can be viewed here.



  • Actually a Doombot: The trio initially trounced the Yattermen completely in their first actual battle against them. However upon closer inspection, it turns out that these were merely robots. Shortly thereafter, more appear.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Boyacky and Tonzura from the original Yatterman weren't exactly pictures of attractiveness. Their descendants on the other hand are way more attractive than them as shown in promotional materials.
  • Aerith and Bob: You have pretty "out there" names like Elephantus, Voltkatze, and Leopard, but then you come across normal names like, say, Dorothy.
  • After the End: The first episode outright spells out that the world our heroes live in is the far future version of Dekkaido, the hometown of Gan and Ai in the original and 2008 series. The first couple of minutes also show that the world's been thrown into chaos some time ago.
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  • All Love Is Unrequited: Leopard with Galina (as of Episode 7), and Voltkatze with Alouette.
  • Always Night: Or rather, Always Evening. The adventures we see always take place before night hits, and usually end the next morning. Episode 7 was an exception to this rule, but a grand majority of the episode took place underwater. After Lord Yatterman had been defeated, however, the sky changes to a clear blue mid-morning sky.
  • Apocalypse Wow: Dokurobei's moon-shattering rampage in episode 1 led to a Class 1 Apocalypse How.
  • Arc Symbol: Lavenders, signifying memories and devotion.
  • Arc Words:
    • "My angel", said by all caring parental figures in the series.
    • "As long as [Doronbo/Yatterman] exists, evil has no place in this world!"
  • Art Shift: Yatter Kingdom's propaganda videos depict the Great Offscreen War in the style of the 2008 Yatterman series.
  • Back for the Finale: Everyone that the Doronbo Gang helps out throughout the series are shown again as Dokurobei is beaten back and eventually defeated.
  • Aside Comment: Often by Voltkatze to give a bit of exposition on what he's doing or why he did something, sometimes to the bewilderment of other characters.
  • The Bad Guys Are Cops: Or the Bad Guys Are Yattermen — Leopard comes to this conclusion by the end of episode 1. What they've done up to that point doesn't exactly disprove her: in their introduction, they have denied someone in need of help, shot at that person, and have locked several people away in a camp within the kingdom, apparently traumatizing some in the process. Then she encounters the Yatterman robot army in the next episode...
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Yatter Kingdom turns out to be the result of this. The only reason it's not Team Rocket Wins is because the Big Bad exiled Team Rocket too!
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: After her first encounter with the Yattermen, Leopard starts believing that the Yattermen were Evil All Along, while the Doronbo Gang were Good All Along. Thus, even though she and the other two act like villains, they genuinely believe they're doing the right thing.
  • Bathos: A major part of the series. Odd happenings like a group of cyborgs cartoonishly climbing into the mouth of a robotic stork to fire themselves at a giant hand or a Robot Dog sending out walking noses wouldn't be out of place in a normal Yatterman inatallment, but here it just shows how untouchable the antagonists are and how powerless the heroes are by proxy.
  • A Birthday, Not a Break: The good news: Leopard just turned nine today! The bad news: It's also the day her mother starts to succumb to her illness, and also the day Leopard decides to confront the Yatter Kingdom for the first time. Yay?
  • Bookends: The first time we see Dokurobei, we see him rain down a skull-shaped explosion of Dekkaido. After Dokurobei's defeat, he explodes in the same manner.
  • Breather Episode: After the Downer Ending of episode 4, episode 5 is pure comedic hijinks.
  • Bread and Circuses: The Yatter Kingdom regularly holds things like snow festivals or fighting tournaments in order to keep the populace from attempting rebellion.
  • Brick Joke: At the start of episode 2, Leopard and crew try eating maple leaves, ending in Voltkatze remarking how they don't qualify as food. Later on, they come across a poor man eating a maple leaf as they search for a place to hide from the Yattermen.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Leopard's entire life, she's heard and read nothing but good things about the Yattermen and their original team, saying that they were protectors of the country. However, when Leopard's mother fell ill and she decided to look to the Yatter Kingdom for help, they immediately recognize her and the boys as exiles and shoot at them for trespassing. From that moment forward, Leopard decides to go against the Yattermen.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Ryu has the letter "M" etched into his hairstyle, letting everyone know exactly what he is.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: Two Yattermen on the wall manage to combine this with Slasher Smile and Red Eyes, Take Warning for a rather chilling effect.
  • Call-Back: The scene in episode 11 where The entire team gets shot into the ocean by Dokurobei and the Yatter Soldiers harkens back to the first episode, where Voltkatze, Elephantus, and Leopard go through the same thing. It even happens the same way: Leopard is surprisingly greeted by someone she knew and (for the most part) trusted, only to find out that they're not what they seem to be. She and crew all get shot down by one of the gun's rays and fall into the sea.
  • The Cameo: The series closes out with a message from Noriko Ohara, the original Doronjo's voice actor.
  • Canon Welding: 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.
  • Casting Gag:
    • In Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Eri Kitamura voiced Yatterman-1. Here, she voices his sworn enemy (really a descendant of her, but still).
    • Hiroyuki Yoshino (Galina) and Shizuka Itō (Alouette) voiced Gan and Ai in the 2008 remake. In Episode 12, this becomes doubly symbolic when they take up the mantle of the original Yattermen and rally the people to rise up against Dokurobei.
    • This isn't the last time Chiaki Takahashi has voiced a tagalong mascot character in the Yatterman series— During the 2008 reboot and live-action film, she provided the voice for Omochama, Gan and Ai's Robot Buddy. She plays him later on in the series, though.
  • Cheap Costume: The outfits the trio leaves for Yatter Kingdom in, courtesy of Voltkatze.
  • Chekhov's Gun: General Goro's Shock and Awe cane, which Alouette eventually uses to take down Dokurobei.
  • Clip Show: Episode 10 begins with one.
  • Colony Drop: The series begins with the Moon blowing up and its pieces raining down on Earth.
  • Combining Mecha: The Yattermen can stack themselves on top of each other to create a giant missile.
  • Continuity Nod: The man taken away to a labor camp in episode 4 briefly appears again in episode 10. His wife appears with him in the Grand Finale as well.
  • Crapsack World: While the outskirts of the Yatter Kingdom are pretty bad, the insides aren't that much better. Many of the homes that the citizens live in are run down and shoddy, and hordes of Yattermen are on the watch.
  • Crossover: Episode nine features Galina finding an abandoned car in a cabin, which he uses to save Doronjo and the others from being carted to prison, that car turns out to be The Mach 5, guarded by an elderly Sanpei (Chim-Chim).
  • Crucified Hero Shot:
    • Galina was propped up in this position during his failed execution.
    • It happens to the entire gang in Episode 10.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Boyacky's flicking mecha took down its opponents in one hit. Turned on its head immediately after when the Yattermen start to outnumber the rate the mecha could flick at them.
  • Darker and Edgier: It still has its moments of slapstick, but for the most part it, like Casshern Sins, is a far more serious take on Yatterman than the other adaptations.
  • Darkest Hour: Episode 11. After finding out that Dokurobei is actually "Lord Yatterman", they also come to realize that he was the one who destroyed Dekkaido and the world, trounced the Yattermen once and for all, and then proceeded to banish the Doronbo's ancestors for their inability to stop Gan and Ai. He offers his hand to rule by his side, but they refuse and barely escape thanks to General Goro's help. Their aircraft gets shot by the Yatter Soldiers, and the episode ends with the Gang nearly drowning in the sea.
  • Decoy Getaway: The Yatter Soldiers manage to shoot down Voltkatze's octopus submarine and celebrate their win... until the smoke clears from the blast, revealing that they shot a different mecha that plays a "Gotcha!" message as it sinks. Subverted later when they catch the actual sub.
  • Defiant to the End: Before Galina's execution, he and Leopard decide to yell defiance towards the Yattermen.
  • Detonation Moon: The ring of asteroids surrounding Earth is all that remains of the moon after Dokurobei manages to blow it up. (At least, not counting the giant skull in the sky.)
  • Disappeared Dad:
    • Leopard's father died some time before she was born.
    • Combined with Missing Mom, this is also the case for Voltkatze and Elephantus. Considering that they were about 16 and 20 respectively when Leopard was born (they're officially 25 and 29 in-series) and their parents were nowhere in sight even then, one has to wonder what happened to them.
    • Becomes outright Parental Abandonment with Galina and Alouette, as their parents had been taken away to a labor camp. They were said to have died in a factory explosion, but we learn that Alouette's father is alive.
  • Downer Beginning: The Cold Open starts with Dekkaido's destruction and the Moon's complete detonation.
  • Downer Ending: Episode 4. The man Leopard tries to save betrays the Doronbos to the Yattermen. The Doronbos are unable to defeat General Goro and his robots, totaling their own mecha. Afterward, the man Leopard tried to save gets taken away to a labour camp, and his broken, pregnant wife tells Leopard to leave. Leopard decides at that point that the Yatter Kingdom is basically hell on Earth. The episode ends with the group biking away dejected and Leopard on the verge of tears.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Boy howdy. After separating, the team finally defeats a abnormally large Dokurobei and takes down the Yatter Kingdom regime once and for all. The Doronbo then disband, living as a normal group of people once more, while Galina and Alouette (posing as Yatterman-1 and Yatterman-2) continue to help out around Yatter Kingdom.
  • Elite Mook: The Bicolored Yatterman in episode 2. He serves as the commander of the Yatterman army.
  • Empathic Environment: After the bright and cheery world of Yatterman was destroyed in Dokurobei's rampage, the world became a gray, dreary place. However, when it looks like there's a glimmer of hope for the world (like during Leopard's In the Name of the Moon speeches), the sky changes to a dawn color. The ending continues this trend by having the world finally regain its bright and cheery colors after Dokurobei's defeat.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Dokurobei combines this with Incoming Ham when he destroys the town.
    Dokurobei: IT'S PUNISHMENT TIME!
  • Evil Only Has to Win Once: Gan and Ai had beaten back the Doronbo and Dokurobei on numerous occasions. The one time they get defeated, Dokurobei assumes their place and proceeds to make the world his personal empire.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Gan-type Yattermen and the Army Captain have this type of voice.
  • Evolving Credits: A variation: the key visuals advertising the series change upon new information being leaked. The page image is only one version: others include Boyacky and Tonzura in Cheap Costumes and posing with an ominous shot of Doronjo's clothes.
  • Explosion Propulsion: Boyacky's mecha is episode 3 is deliberately designed to blow-up in a Suicide Attack. The explosion is then used to propel the characters away from the attacking Yattermen while riding an air bike.
  • "Facing the Bullets" One-Liner: Galina almost decides his with his die, but ultimately decides on something much more poignant when Leopard shows up.note 
    Galina and Leopard: YATTERMAN IS A DAMNED FOOL!
  • Fake-Out Opening: Episode 1 starts with an apocalypse breaking out over the world. We then cut to Dorothy laying flowers at her husband's grave which begins the actual story.
  • Flashback: In the beginning, every episode started with one of Dorothy and her life before the first episode. Noticeably, episode 6 and onward begin without one.
  • Freudian Slip: When Alouette asks Leopard to help her around the house, Leopard calls her "Mom". Voltkatze and Elephantus also get in on this by calling her "Dorothy" once in a
  • Gone Horribly Right: This counts in comparison to the original Yatterman. We have always wanted Gan and Ai to defeat Dokurobei and the Doronbo gang and use their inventions for the betterment of mankind. And now that they have, everything should be wonderful...shouldn't it? However, the final episodes reveal that they were Killed and Replaced by Dokurobei, who created a dystopia in their name in order to slander them.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: Played with. The series is essentially as Perspective Flip on the concept, with our heroes being descended from the "Bad Guys" and the opponents being offshoots of the "Good Guys". Although the descendants of the Bad Guys are "Good Guys" here, they still face an ultra-powerful and nigh-invincible threat that has all the powers of the Good Guys of the previous series. Since the Doronbo have taken the roles of the Bad Guys of the tale, the only option for them is to follow in their ancestors footsteps- and so far, that path leads to defeat.
  • Great Offscreen War: Prior to the start of the series, the Yattermen got into a war with the Doronbo Gang and apparently won. Leopard's picture book is based off of this event.
  • Happiness Is Mandatory: In the Yatter Kingdom, people are supposed to be happy that they're going to be kept in a labor camp for god-knows-how-many years. They're supposed to celebrate when a citizen is chosen for labor, and they are not allowed to show any dissent on pain of punishment.
    Citizens: Banzai! Banzai! Banzai! Banzai!
  • Heads or Tails?: Galina has a variation where he looks at a six-sided die, and makes his choice based on whether the number is even or odd.
  • Hero Antagonist: The Yattermen, as they protect the Yatter Kingdom. Ultimately subverted, as the Yatter Kingdom increasingly resembles a Police State.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Episode 4 is titled "Steamy Outdoor Hot Springs Trip". The characters do go to a hot spring, but the episode ends in a Downer Ending.
  • Hot Sub-on-Sub Action: Episode 7 pits Voltkatze's squid sub against a Yatturtle during Ryu's escape.
  • Identical Stranger: When they first meet, Leopard thinks that Alouette looks a lot like her mother Dorothy.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Uses the word "Night" instead of "Episode".
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The Yattermen.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Played with. Though Dorothy is incurably ill, she doesn't cough all that much. When she does, she blacks out shortly after. She dies long after that day, though.
  • Irony:
  • It Runs in the Family:
  • Kick the Dog: Alouette's character description reveals she experienced so much trauma in a holding camp that she became blind as a result. A literal example is when the Yattermen took her dog away from her before her parents were forced into the camp.
  • Large Ham Announcer: Inverted in episodes 5 and 8, where the battle is narrated by the Whispering Reporter.
  • Legacy Character: The Doronbo gang. Similarly, Galina and Alouette become the next Yatterman-1 and Yatterman-2 by series' end.
  • Legacy Immortality:
    • The Yatter Kingdom plays this up for its citizens to make them believe that Lord and Lady Yatterman have been ruling for generations without dying. Voltkatze believes that they're just covering for the rulers' descendants. The message turns out to be true, but with a twist: It's the actually immortal Dokurobei that has been ruling for generations, but he's been telling the citizens otherwise in order to deify the original Yattermen.
    • Galina and Alouette use this trope in a more heroic fashion to make the citizens go against Dokurobei.
  • Legendary in the Sequel:
    • The original Yattermen are revered as heroes by the time Leopard is born. There are even picture books showing the pair's exploits, and the Yatter Kingdom is modeled after them. As it turns out, it's actually a lot of negative recognition, as Dokurobei only deified the Yattermen in order to slander them while he rules over Yatter Kingdom under their names.
    • Thanks to some old folktales, the original Doronbo Gang has gained notoriety as a band of master thieves.
  • MacGyvering: Every mechanical item that the Doronbo use is usually made up of whatever's lying around. They look rather well-put together, too.
  • Manly Tears: One-shot character Takeshi cries some after getting the snow bunny for his ailing mother.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • With a name like Elephantus, you know you're dealing with a huge, bruiser type guy.
    • There's also Voltkatze, who fixes things and eventually deals with electronics.
    • The skylark, as seen in Alouette's name, is a representative of the coming of spring. Meeting her and Galina certainly do bring forth a "spring" of some sort, by teaming up to stop the Yatterman Regime once and for all.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Lord and Lady Yatterman are served by an army of Killer Robots designed in the image of the original duo.
  • Mood Whiplash: The show changes from comedy to serious drama and back again.
    • It's particularly evident in episode 4, a Hot Springs Episode with a depressing ending.
    • In episode 3, Galina is pleading to a depressed Alouette to go hide in their basement to evade the Yattermen's attack on their house. As the Yattermen count down to their assault (and Galina becomes increasingly desperate), Oda takes a leak on one of the Yattermen, delaying their attack.
  • Mythology Gag: As this series follows the far future of the original Yatterman, there are tons of references to it.
    • Tonzura's civilian clothes resemble a t-shirt-and-slacks version of his villain costume from the original series, complete with midriff-baring.
    • In the opening scene, the mushroom cloud that destroys a large chunk of land resembles the skull shaped mushroom cloud that appears whenever the Doronbo are blown up in the original and 2008 adaptations, albeit in a more sinister tone.
    • Several characters tend to hum the theme song of the original and 2008 series.
    • Voltkatze makes costumes for the trio resembling the original costumes of the Doronbo Gang. Justified as he intentionally made them as homage to their ancestors.
    • A lot of what the new Doronbo end up doing is justified, as they're trying to follow their example.
    • Galina's jacket has the same pattern as Gan's mechanic jumpsuit in both iterations of the series.
    • Elephantus' and Voltkatze's "Ara hora sai sai!" response to Leopard's command is one to Tonzura and Boyacky's catchphrase whenever they take orders from Doronjo.
    • The Yattermen's Robotic Reveal is done in the style of Yatterwan's "This Week's Surprise Mecha" scenes. They even repeat what they are as they come out in droves.
    • Gan and Ai's victory pose dance is used as the Yatterman salute.
    • In episode 2, the trio find a 3-seated tandem bike to get around the Yatter Kingdom. Like their ancestors, they use it as a getaway device when the Yattermen trounce them in battle.
    • Galina's dice rolling habit calls back to Omotchama, the original Yattermen's dice-themed Robot Buddy. The parallels go even further when we see that Galina started building a new version of Omotchama in episode 7.
    • The Yatter army Captain announces the salute in a similar voice to the narrator of the 2008 series.
    • A Yatterwan plush shows up in Alouette's house, right next to what appears to be Gan's kendama.
    • When the Doronbo emerge from the flames of Galina and Alouette's wrecked home, the fire makes them look like the original Doronbo Gang.
    • Like their ancestors, the Doronbo Gang try scamming people out of money with sketchy businesses in some episodes. Unlike their ancestors, the gang usually fails, as the people of Yatter Kingdom are too poor to spend what little cash they have.
    • On Leopard's ninth birthday, Elephantus and Voltkaze gave her an entire book on bugs. Specifically, the insects most prominently shown on the cover were a Rhinoceros beetle, a Stag beetle, and a locust.
    • The Yatter-Stork mecha is based on the heroes' main mecha from Time Patrol Tai Otasukeman.
    • The Time Bokan: Royal Revival OVA had a "Tatsunoko Kingdom" inhabited by various Tatsunoko superheroes including the Yattermen. The Yatter Kingdom in this series may be a reference to that concept.
    • Episode 5 and 8's Whispering Reporter is from the Time Bokan series Yattodetaman.
    • Episode 5 also has a Yatter-Mecha that changes name as it goes up through ranks in sumo wrestling. At one point Tonzura fears it's about to become Yatter-Yokozuna. The original series had a Yatter-Yokozuna, named after the highest rank in sumo wrestling.
    • Elephantus' wrestling enthusiasm might be a reference to the 2009 Yatterman film, where Tonzura had a dream of becoming a pro wrestler.
    • In episode 6, Leopard and Galina's cry of "Yatterman is a damned fool!" is Yatterman no sukapontan in the original Japanese. Sukapontan was actually a Catchphrase of the original Doronjo.
    • Episode 7's one-shot character Ryu has a character design that's strikingly similar to the battle outfit of Sokkyu Gou, the main character of fellow Time Bokan series Gyakuten! Ippatsuman. The red in his hair also resembles the red in Gou's helmet.
    • From the same episode, the Doronbo gang mistakes a Yatter-Mecha for an anglerfish. The original series had a "Yatter-Angol" as one of the heroes' various mechas.
    • After Galina's first attempts at making a gadget, he and Voltkatze agree that it looks more like a toy, something Galina becomes proud of. The original Yatterman-1 came from a family of toymakers.
    • One of the Yattermen uses the microphone on his Yatturtle to make Leopard believe it can talk, something the original Yatter-Mechas were capable of.
    • This series carries on the original Yatterman's tradition of crossing over with other Tatsunoko properties, though they accomplish this through Expies of the original characters.
    • Galina and Alouette briefly don red and purple bandanas during a rescue mission, mimicking both their enemies and the original duo. In a significant bit of Meta Casting, their voice actors also played Yatterman 1 and 2 in the 2008 Yatterman TV series.
    • Episode 11 includes the original Yatterman opening as a Show Within a Show, and shows a number of brief clips from the original show and the 2008 reboot. It also refers directly to the ending of the original series.
    • The very last episode brings back the Doronbo's iconic kitchen mecha and a new and improved version of Yatterwan, along with the original 70s theme tune and the time honored ending of The Doronbo breaking up and leading normal lives.
  • Naked People Are Funny: The Doronbos end up spending the end of episode 2 and the beginning of episode 3 naked. To be fair, this trope also applied to the original Doronbos when they lost.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed:
    • One of the boxing competitors in episode 5 looks a lot like Mike Tyson, right down to the gap tooth.
    • In Episode 11, we see a video from before the world got destroyed, showing a couple of high school girls talking about how much they idolize Kyary Bomya Bomya.
  • No Communities Were Harmed: Episode 5 takes place in a Sapporo stand-in. They even have a snow festival going on, character-based snow sculptures and all.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: In episode 10 the entire Doronbo gang is captured and about to be executed. Just before it happens, they are saved by a message from Lord Yatterman and brought to his throne room. When the Doronbos enter the throne room the Yatterbots welcome them with applause, confetti, and even a banner to mark the occasion. The Doronbos are shocked...and they get even more shocked when they find that Lord Yatterman has a picture of the original Doronbos hanging up. That's when Lord Yatterman reveals himself as Dokurobei.
  • Only One Name: Almost nobody calls each other by their last names in this series. We don't even get to hear their last names. Towards the end, we do get to hear one— "Gorozo", a surname shared by Alouette and General Goro.
  • Overly Long Gag: Episode 8 has Voltkatze and Elephantus hear about Leopard's feelings about not having a father. For the rest of the episode, the pair keep offering her (and Galina and Alouette) to be their mother and father.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise:
    • The Yattermen put on clothes covering their entire bodies, but had their faces covered with a piece of paper with a face on it. Not even a detailed, realistic face, no- just a simple smiley face on a piece of white paper. The only reason it worked was because the entire team was delirious at that point in time.
    • Galina and Alouette decide to put on colored bandanas (and nothing else) during a rescue mission in order to prevent Goro from recognizing their faces.
  • Parental Substitute: Elephantus and Voltkaze helped Leopard's mother raise her since her father died before she was born.
  • Perspective Flip:
    • The Doronbo are usually the quirky villains to the Yattermen in previous iterations. In this series, their descendants are the main protagonists with the Yattermen descendants being the antagonists. Special mention goes to making Tonzura and Boyaky's counterparts co-protagonists with Leopard when they were originally just Doronjo's lackeys.
    • Even the opening and ending sequences get in on this! In the original Yatterman, the opening sequence was about the Yattermen and the ending sequence was about the Doronbos. In this series the opening is about the new Doronbos, while the ending sequence is about Alouette and Galina...who appear to be stand-ins for the original Yattermen.
  • Poke the Poodle: Initially, Leopard's goal is to give the Yattermen a forehead flick. On the other hand, she tries doing it with a forehead-flicking mecha.
  • The Promised Land: The Yatter Kingdom served as this for Dorothy. She always told Leopard that the Yatter Kingdom was heaven, and that life would be better for her if she found a way to get there. The Kingdom turned out to be a mix of No Promised Land and Crappy Promised Land.
  • Pro Wrestling Episode: Episode 5 revolves around a sports tournament with competitions in boxing, pro wrestling, and sumo wrestling. Galina is entered in the sumo wrestling competition and makes it to the semi-finals. Then the tournaments turn out to be rigged because the Yattermen were allowed to enter with their Humongous Mecha, prompting the Doronbos to fight them with their own mecha. The resulting battle is narrated by a whispering Combat Commentator.
  • Punched Across the Room: Or rather, flicked. Boyacky's mecha not only flicked the first two Yattermen they encountered across the room, but straight into another building.
  • Punny Name: Sir Oda's name is a pun on Odatte Buta, the mechanical compliment pig from the original and 2008 series.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Galina's reported to be a great seamster. He made and fixed all of Allouette's clothes for her, and constructed the new Doronbo's Iconic Outfits in less than one night, with nothing but a picture book and some base knowledge of the trio's bodies for reference.
  • Redeeming Replacement: Leopard would say that the original Doronbo gang weren't actually villains, but in reality the new Doronbo gang is this. Galina and Alouette becoming the new Yatterman-1 and Yatterman-2 are also this trope, as their reputations had been destroyed by Dokurobei impersonating them for years.
  • Reincarnation: Through the few pieces Galina collected of him, General Goro's dog, "Wan" was able to be engineered as the true Yatterwan, serving his Undying Loyalty and protective instincts onto Yatterman-2 (Alouette) in the same matter as it's Yatterman predecessor.
  • The Reveal: Episode 10 shows that the true ruler of the Yatter Kingdom is Dokurobei.
  • Ridiculously Fast Construction: Voltkatze is a master at this, creating machinery from alarm clocks to giant monkeys in no time at all.
  • Robotic Reveal: The Yattermen are revealed as this after the Doronbo inspect two they had just taken out with their flicking machine.
  • Sigil Spam: The Yatter Kingdom puts the Yattermen's Iconic Logo on everything belonging to the kingdom. So far it's appeared on the walls surrounding the kingdom, on posters in the slums, and on the Yattermen's weapons.
  • Significant Double Casting: Both Dorothy and Alouette have the same voice actor, Shizuka Itō. See Identical Stranger.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: For an unknown set of crimes that the original Doronbo gang did, they and all of their descendants have been exiled to a barren wasteland where food and medicine is scarce. Turns out that their only crime was their incompetence in stopping Yatterman.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sketchy Successor: The original Yattermen were very much heroes. The current ones from what we've seen rule over a gated community policed by robots who oppress the populace either through heavy taxing or even outright slavery. This is because their boss and ruler has been misleading them the entire time. Lord Yatterman turns out to be none other than Lord Dokurobei himself, assuming the role of Yatterman for no other reason than to make his revenge scheme more complete.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: The main theme of the show, pitting Leopard's pure-hearted and childish belief in heroes and villains against the weary resignation of the adults around her to a world of Grey-and-Gray Morality.
  • Spell My Name with an "S":
    • Like the original series, The Doronbo/Dorombo/Doronbow Gang.The Funimation subs and some promotional materials spell it "Doronbow".
    • Is the Yatterman-controlled Dekkaido called Yatter Kingdom, Yatter Country, or Yatterland?
    • Sir/Lord/Honorable Oda. Whichever it may be, the name shows respect for the little guy.
    • The Funimation sub has Alouette refer to Gan-chan as "Gatchan".
  • Stock Footage: A lot of the final battle's animation took reused some scenes from earlier in the episode, and even from the opening itself in some places (when Leopard and Voltkatze blow up a section of Yatter Metropolis, and it inexplicably cuts to them over the ocean).
  • "Super Sentai" Stance: Parodied when the Doronbo try doing this in their first fight with Yattermen. They end up going through so many different poses that it looks rather silly.
  • Super Strength: It's not quite clear how he got all of his strength, but episode 5's Takeshi is strong enough to carry Elephantus and push a several-ton mecha back with ease.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Galina and Alouette resemble the original Yattermen, Gan and Ai. They also have the same voice actors as the Yattermen from the 2008 reboot.
  • Terrible Trio: But of course! On the other hand, the new Doronbos are really good guys.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After all the times the Doronbo Gang has lost to the Yattermen, episode 5 manages to give them a happy end and let the gang beat them for once.
  • Time for Plan B: Leopard makes a reference to this trope when Galina's plan starts to fail in episode 7.
    Leopard: Don't you have a Plan B or something?
    Galina: What do you mean?
    Leopard: Like, when Plan A fails, you go for Plan B, and when that doesn't work, you go for Plan C, and so on!
    Galina: (Beat) U-um...
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Ryu in episode 7 is introduced getting off to a group of Yattermen kicking him and later gets aroused at the thought of being kept as a slave (though he doesn't like the idea of doing labor for the kingdom).
  • True Companions: Apparently, the original Doronbo gang became so close that their descendants consider themselves family in the present day. In fact, Leopard and Dorothy (Doronjo's descendants) live with both Boyaky's (Voltkatze) and Tonzura's (Elephantus) kin.
  • 12-Episode Anime
  • Underwater Base: Leopard and the gang visit one in episode 7 thinking it's a Big Fancy Castle.
  • Unusual Euphemism: In one translation, "Ding" is used as a euphemism for flicking one's forehead. Leopard later uses the term as a euphemism for punishment.
  • Victim of the Week: The Doronbo Gang help out a different Yatter Kingdom Resident each week, starting with episode 4.
  • Villain Opening Scene: The series begins with Dokurobei apparently blowing up the moon and raining the pieces down on Earth. One of them lands in a volcano, which explodes. At the moment, this has nothing to do with the show's plot.
  • Villainous Rescue: In episode 10, the Doronbos are saved from their execution by a message from Lord Yatterman himself. It then turns out that Lord Yatterman is Dokurobei.
  • Villain World: With the near constant insignia of the Yattermen and armed forces dressed as Yattermen running around the country, Yatter Kingdom could be nothing else but this. With the reveal that Lord and Lady Yatterman are actually Lord Dokurobei, the constant Yatterman presence takes on a whole new meaning...
  • Waddling Head: Voltkatze's "Genghis Khan" mecha is nothing but a giant head and a pair of legs.
  • "Wanted!" Poster: The Doronbo Gang gained enough notoriety by episode 4 that they now have posters calling for their capture. Save for Elephantus' poster, they actually managed to look pretty terrifying.
  • We Can Rule Together: Dokurobei provides Leopard and crew with this option once he sees that he's reunited with the Doronbo Gang. Leopard essentially tells him to stuff it.
  • Weird Moon: The destroyed Moon has been replaced by a giant floating skull. Episode 10 says that the moon was stolen by the original Doronbo gang, but this comes from Yatter Kingdom propaganda.
  • Wham Episode:
  • Wham Shot: In episode 6, the camera pulls out of Yatter Metropolis in order to show the whole of Yatter Kingdom, which is shaped like a skull. Specifically, Dokurobei's head.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: There are a lot of strange names in this adaptation. This version's Doronjo, for example, is given the name Leopard.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The Yattermen have no issues shooting a unarmed 9-year-old.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Galina and Alouette's home was blown to smithereens by the Yattermen, fully solidifying their choice to come with the Doronbo gang to Yatter Metropolis.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness/You Have Failed Me: General Goro suffers from this after failing to stop the Doronbo again. Before that, The original Doronbo Gang was punished for nearly the exact same reason, only it was for their failure in defeating Gan and Ai.
  • Younger and Hipper:
  • Zero-Approval Gambit: The very end, where The Doronbo decide to make Galina and Alouette the heroes by staying in the shadows during the final battle.

Alternative Title(s): Yoru No Yatterman