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This is the character page list for Anpanman. Keep in mind, it's currently in progress due to the Loads and Loads of Characters in the series.

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The teacher of the Elementary School.

  • Ascended Extra: She originally appeared in a small cameo in Shokupanman's debut episode, but she eventually became a recurring character in the episodes afterwards.
  • Badass Teacher/ Cool Teacher: She was cool to begin with, but became more active helping Anpanman in the recent episodes.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Death Glare: Does this a few times at Baikinman.
  • Distressed Damsel: Unfortunately falls into this whenever Baikinman is involved.
  • I Can't Dance: At the beginning in one episode, she wanted to dance tango. But she's not really good at it. Naganegiman eventually helped her out.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective towards the other students.
  • Meganekko
  • The Piano Player
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: She appeared as a small cameo in the seventh opening, but finally in the ninth opening.
  • Static Character: Other than being the teacher, there's hardly any characterization on her. Thankfully, more character depths were shown after the show transition to the digital ink era.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While not completely, she does stand up against Baikinman a few times in her episodes.

Pyonkichi and Usako/(ピョン吉 &ウサコ)
(from left to right; Usako and Pyonkichi)

Voiced by: Eriko Hara (Pyonkichi), Hiromi Nakamura (Usako)

Two rabbit kids who are also students at Mimi-sensei's school.


Voiced by: Emi Shinohara

Another rabbit student at Mimi-sensei's school.



Donburiman Trio/(どんぶりまんトリオ)
(from left to right; Kamameshidon, Tendonman, and Katsudonman

The comedic trio of bowl-headed men who love singing. The group consists of Tendonman, Katsudonman, and Kamameshidon.


Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto

One of the members of the Donburiman Trio, and can be considered the unofficial leader since he's the first one to appear. He first met Anpanman since the show's debut.

  • BANG Flag Gun: He had one in one of the edutainment specials. Anpanman and Baikinman were scared shitless when they thought it was a real gun.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Even though he's around the same height as the other Donburi's, he acts like this.
  • Edible Theme Naming: "Tendon" is a Japanese dish of seafood and vegetable tempura with rice.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He uses his chopsticks.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the second opening.
  • Punny Name: Aside from the obvious, there's one that's Lost in Translation: Tendonman's behavior is based on that of a chindon-ya, a kind of street performer used to advertise businesses, performances, and the like. Tendonman, being the first of the donburi characters introduced, sings the praises of himself. This behavior spread first to the other members of the trio, and then the other donburi characters in general, although the pun only really makes sense with Tendonman.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink vest.
  • The Stoic: Became one in one episode where chawanmushi was poured in his head.


Voiced by: Yuji Mitsuya

One of the members of the Donburiman Trio, and the smart one out of the group.

  • Ascended Extra: He originally appeared in the 1989 film. He later became part of the show after a few months.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": He did this towards Baikinman and the other kids in one of the edutainment shorts when no one was paying attention to the food he made.
  • The Dandy
  • Edible Theme Naming: "Katsudon" is a Japanese dish of rice topped with tonkatsu and egg.
  • Gratuitous English: Because pork cutlets were introduced to Japan from England, he'll often say things like, "Yes!", "No!", "Shut up!", and "Oh My God!".
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the manly man to Tamagodonman's Sensitive Guy.
  • The Smart Guy
  • Temporary Love Interest: He originally had a crush on Butterko in some of the early episodes, but this trait disappeared afterwards.


Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

One of the members of the Donburiman Trio, and the muscles out of the group.

Unadonman & Sansho-kun/(うなどんまん&さんしょくん)

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (Unadonman) and Kenyuu Horiuchi (Sansho-Kun)

A snobbish Donburi who claims himself to most delicious food, in contrast to the other bowlhead characters. He is accompanied by a tiny living container.

Ochazuke Sakusaku-san/(お茶漬けサクサクさん

Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (original), Yutaka Nakano (current)

A farmer who lives close by the hillsides of Ochazuke Mountain. He's usually a mentor to Baikinman whenever he comes by.


Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki

A hot-headed Donburi who serves Gyudon, which is stewed thin-sliced beef over rice.


Voiced by: Katsumi Suzuki

A bowl-headed gentleman who serves chawanmushi. He lives in a mansion, but you can see him traveling in his carriage. He also like writing poetry.


Voiced by: Chisa Yokoyama

A cheerful girl and a sister to the Donburiman Trio. She is best known for making Ikura Don.


Voiced by: Ayumi Kida

A hot-headed bowl kid who make his signature dish, Bibimbap.


Uzumaki Panta & Cookie Cat (うずまきぱんた&クッキーキャット)

Voiced by: Chie Kojiro (Uzumaki Panta) and Sumi Shimamoto (Cookie Cat)

A small spiral roll-headed kid with a small cat who can give a plate of cookies. He was sent by Baikinman to steal Anpanman's cape.

Eclair-san & Pudding-chan (エクレアさん&プリンちゃん)
(from left to right; Pudding-chan and Eclair-san
Voiced by: Yuko Mita (Eclair-san) and Sakurako Kishiro (Pudding-chan)

Two best friends who live together and love making deserts, especially Eclairs and pudding.


Voiced by: Nachi Nozawa (original appearance - 2010) and Issei Futamata (2010 - present)

A tap dancing gentleman who likes giving his signature food Baumkuchen cake to others.


Voiced by: Kazue Ikura

A Takarazuka who likes performing in front of people. She's one of the few characters that think Baikinman's not a villain, but rather as an actor.


Voiced by: Naoya Uchida

A traveler who serves his signature dish, datemakis. Anpanman first met him when Datemakiman made some of his signature dishes to some of the schools kids, though didn't like the criticism so well from Chibizou-kun and Kabao . He declared anpanman as his enemy when he protected the two, though he became friends after defeating Baikinman.

Donutsman & Baby Donuts/(ドーナツマン&ベビードーナツ)
(from left to right; Donutsman and Baby Donuts

Voiced by: Takeshi Aono, (Donutsman; original appearance - 2012) Yosuke Akimoto, (Donutsman; current), and Rica Matsumoto (Baby Donut)

A man made of donuts who runs a donut stand near by the beach. He is also the father to Baby Donuts, whom he takes special care of.

Mont Blanc-san/(モンブランさん)

Voiced by: Takuma Suzuki

A mountain climber who also serves his signature food. He first came to have a nice talk with his friend Uncle Jam, only to get kidnapped by Baikinman.

Roll Cake-chan/(ロールケーキちゃん)

Voiced by: Akemi Kanda

A roller-skating girl who loves making cake rolls. She accidentally bumped into the kids in her debut episode.

  • Fragile Speedster: She's really good at being fast. However, she sometimes can't control herself and she might often crash into others.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Her hair buns and the wheels on her blades resemble the inside of a roll cake.
  • Sprint Shoes: Pretty much her rollerblade shoes help her go at a fast speed.

Hotcakeman and Syrup-chan/(ホットケーキマン&シロップちゃん)

Voiced by: Masako Jou(Hotcakeman) Ikumi Sato (Syrup-chan)

A guy who makes pancakes and is accompanied by a small girl who makes syrup.


Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka

A small boy who likes making mochi, and he also delivers it to anyone who needs it. In his debut episode, he was suppose to deliver mochi to Oshiruko-chan, but was distracted by the Donburiman Trio and sorta raced against them.

  • Blush Sticker
  • Edible Theme Naming: Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, which is short-grain rice.
  • Shaped Like Itself: His head, eyes and nose resemble the shape of mochi.
  • Super Speed: He can be quite fast.
  • Super-Strong Child: He was able to pick up Kamameshidon and spun him off of the magnet Bakinman used to pull him.
  • Wrong Turn at Albuquerque: As stated, he was suppose to head at Oshiruko-chan's house. But almost headed the wrong way while racing against Kamameshidon. Fortunately, Baikinman stopped him and told Motchi-kun that he's heading the wrong way.

(from left to right; Yuzu Uiro, Azuki Uiro, Matcha Uiro, White Uiro, Black Uiro, Coffee Uiro, and Cherry Uiro

Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu (White Uiro; original), Hiromi Nakamura (Black Uiro), Kōichi Yamadera (Matcha Uiro)

A group of children who they carry uiro-mochi. They tried to be a team of heroes, though they often failed. They met Anpanman after Baikinman stole some candy from children, though their leader wasn't too keen on him.

Jelly Bean Brothers/(ゼリービーンズきょうだい)

Voiced by: Machiko Toyoshima (Red), Aiko Aihashi (Yellow), Yuki Kodaira (Green), Tomoko Kobashi (Pink)

A group of energetic jelly bean headed kids who give out jelly beans. They also like singing.


Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino

A Scottish woman who makes marmalade and is an old friend to Uncle Jam. She encountered Baikinman and Dokinchan when she spotted some orange trees.



Voiced by: Sukekiyo Kameyama (original), Hidetoshi Nakamura (current)

A giant dog-dragon who loves eating Azuki, the same filling used for anpans. He is also the father to his son, Koankora.


Voiced by: Tessho Genda

A sand giant who watches over the dessert regions.


Voiced by: Urara Takano

A purple platypus who lives in a giant castle, but prefers to stay inside a suitcase.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: He'll be like this if he eats garbage.
  • A Day in the Limelight: While he does have a few episodes with other characters, one of his most recent appearances he became the focus was in the 2011 Christmas special.
  • Evil Knockoff: Baikinman created a robotic version of Gomira, which shoots garbage out of its mouth.
    • Baikinman also created another robot named after Gomira, who was designed to clean garbage. Though it doesn't resemble himself.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He likes eating garbage.
  • Gentle Giant/ Ridiculously Cute Critter.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He's very friendly, but he doesn't like harming others due to him being destructive due to habit of eating trash.
  • MacGuffin: In the 2011 Christmas special, he founded two red flowers frozen in a block of ice. He craved it into a Christmas star for his tree. This later became helpful to turn Gomira back to normal when he turned super evil.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the third opening.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: In the 2011 Christmas special, Baikinman created dark garbage for Gomira to eat. This turns him into a superpowerful evil rampaging giant.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: See Extreme Omnivore.


Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

A giant mud giant who lives in the deep centers of the jungle. He's seen normally at Bee Tamagawa.


Voiced by: Kohei Miyauchi (original), Kenichi Ogata (current)

A giant lake spirit who resides in a lake. If the person's object drops on the lake, he can grant the user the ability to be turned gold if they pick the the real object instead of the gold one.

Yuyakeman and Asayakeman/(ゆうやけまん&あさやけまん)

Voiced by: Ryoichi Tanaka (Yuyakeman)

Two giant brothers who control both the sunset and sunrise. Yuyakeman's paintbrush was stolen by Baikinman and Dokinchan and he needed Anpanman's help to get it back.


Voiced by: Yukitoshi Hori (current)

A walking lighthouse who currently resides near the beach shores. He is accompanied by Frankenrobo-kun, who currently helps powering him up since his first appearance.

The Lamp Giant/(ランプの巨人)

Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (original appearance - 2013)

A genie who lives inside a magic lamp. Whoever finds his lamp, he can grant them 3 wishes.



Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

A giant robot who lives in Bee Tamagawa. He can shoot special liquid that turns things into marbles. He once attacked Anpanman when Baikinman tricked him thinking he's invading his property, but then realizes the truth afterwards.


Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

The son to Biidaman. Like his father, he can squirt special liquid that turn things into marbles, though not as perfect.


Voiced by: Ikue Otani

A robotic helicopter kid who seen delivering goods around. He first appeared when he saw Anpanman falling from the sky, and rescues him.

  • Aviophobia: Not at first, but after dealing with Baikinman while rescuing Anpanman, he lost his confidence at flying. He eventually gotten over it towards the episode's climax.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Heli-Critter
  • Leitmotif: In his recent appearances, he sings his tune "Vroom, vroom, Herikoputan". This is followed by a catchy, upbeat sorta techno music.
  • Lost in Translation: His name in Japanese is translated to "Helicopter Emissions".
  • Super-Strong Child: He can be able to carry Anpanman, Melonpanna, and the whole elementary school class!


Voiced by: Tarako Isono

A robot created by Baikinman. He was originally attended to be use a weapon against Anpanman, but he actually turned out nice and thinks Baikinman is his father. He resides inside Todaiman.

Tin Kid/(ブリキッド)

Voiced by: Aoi Yuki

A alien robot who crash landed near Uncle Jam's bakery. While he repairs Tin Kid's ship, Anpanman and the kids show him around.



A shape-shifting ghost who would take the form of anybody and object.

Should not be confused with the manga with same name.


Voiced by: Eriko Hara, Ryusei Nakao (as Baikinman)

A small ghost who lives in a huge mansion. He likes shape-shifting into other characters. Baikinman and Dokinchan bumped into him when he took the form of Bakinman. He decided to use him as a double to cause mischief.


Voiced by: Reiko Kondo (Red Ghost), Chiaki Morita (Blue Ghost), Akeno Watanabe (Yellow Ghost), Mai Kadowaki (White Ghost)

A group of multicolored ghosts who reside in the land of Black and White. They only appeared in the Edutainment OVA "The Shapes and Colors You Do Not Know".


Voiced by: Haruhi Terada

A small ghost who lives in a dark mansion. He wants to be the best ghost, but he is very cowardly. However, he's very friendly towards others.

The Rainbow Ghost/(にじおばけ)

Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa

A rainbow-carpeted ghost created by Baikinman. Originally, it was suppose to be his own version of the rainbow. But after lighting struck the machinery, it came to life. Baikinman decides to use it to take down Anpanman.



Rakugaki Kozou/(らくがきこぞう)

Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto

A small kid who rides on a giant paintbrush. He caused troubled in his debut episode, painting everyone and everything in the town.


Voiced by: Chiharu Niiyama

A beret-wearing, French-speaking artist who can paint images that can look almost realistic. She was captured by Baikinman when he didn't like seeing the art she drew for the school kids of Anpanman beating the snot out of him before.

She has only appeared in the 2009 book Anpanman and the Artist Beret-chan and the 2009 film short "Baikinman VS Baikinman?!".


Karen and Honey/(カレン&ハニー)
from left to right; Honey and Karen

Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (Karen; 1991 film short) Rei Sakuma (Karen; current), Sumi Shimamoto (Honey; original), Nozomu Sasaki (Honey; current)

Two humanoid kids that resemble a butterfly and a bee who live in the Forest of Karen.

  • Ambiguously Human
  • Bee Afraid: You don't want to mess with Honey when he's angry.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the early episodes, they used to have an army of other humanoid characters that look like themselves. The recent episodes changed it to just butterflies and bees.
  • Master Swordsman: Honey uses a fencing sword to attack. It can also work as a stinger, just like a bee.
  • Off-Model: In the fifth opening, they were shrunk down to the size of Arinkokiddo. Though it just been that they're shrunk by him since they're sharing the same scene.
  • Pretty Butterflies
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the third opening.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Karen is the blue, while Honey is the red.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: There are a few times that Karen would often give Dokinchan a jar of honey after Baikinman leaves. This is usually when he saves them from Baikinman's actions.


Voiced by: Satoko Kito

A girl who plants her favorite flowers. She can be a bit of a grump at others, but she's very nice.

The Mushroom Brothers/(きのこまんの一員)
(from left to right; Enokidakeyo, Shimejiman, Matsutakeman, Maitake-chan, and Mushroom-kun

Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (Matsutakeman), Kimiko Koyama (Shimejiman), Naomi Nagasawa (Enokidakeyo), Kumiko Nakane (Maitake-chan), Konami Yoshida (Mushroom-kun)

A group of mushrooms who go out and collect the types of mushrooms they support. The group consists of Matsutakeman/(まつたけまん), Shimejiman/(しめじまん), Enokidakeyo/(えのきだけよ), Maitake-chan/(まいたけちゃん), and Mushroom-kun/(マッシュルームくん)


A small group of snowmen. They're seen mostly either the cold regions or during winter.


Voiced by: Satoko Kito

A cheerful sunflower girl who runs her own amusement park based on, well, sunflowers!

Mrs. Dokudami/(ドクダミふじん)

Voiced by: Tomie Kataoka

A old woman who lives in the depths of the forest of Dokudami. The kids first bumped into her, and thought she was scary. But they've soon became good friends afterwards.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: She may be scary to those who haven't seen her yet, but she's very nice.
  • Healing Herb: She's very good at making healing herbs for anyone whose injured.
  • Meaningful Name: Dokudami is Japanese for "poison blocking plant".
  • Moral Dissonance: In her debut episode, she doesn't know much about Anpanman and Baikinman. Baikinman tries to convince her that Anpanman is bad, but the kids try to tell her the truth. She eventually learned at the end that Anpanman is good.
  • Plant Person: Not only is her head shaped like a plant, but she can cure the sickness of plants.
  • Purple Is Powerful
  • Witch Doctor



A anthropomorphic piano who plays music on himself. In his debut episode, he had troubled with his one key note as doesn't play the sound it used to play anymore.

  • Black Bead Eyes
  • Burning with Anger: After Baikinman demands him to play a music piece for Dokinchan, he refuses and was burning red. Though this actually came in handy when it evaporated the water that messed up his one key note.
  • Mode Lock: In first appearance, Baikinman and Dokinchan thought he was just a plain piano, until he started to wake up.
  • Piano Drop: Prior to his debut episode, he fell off a cliff and fell into a lake while walking with Takutoman, though it happened off-screen.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the ninth opening.
  • The Piano Player


Voiced by: Yuri Amano

A elegant woman who lives in a small house in the middle of the bamboo forest. She is a master of being ladylike and she is as quiet as a mouse. She is seen playing her Koto.

Jongara-kun and Bachi-chan/(じょんがらくん&おバチちゃん)

Voiced by: Issei Futamata (Jongara-kun), Kaoru Shimamura (Bachi-chan; original), Yoko Soumi (Bachi-chan; current)

A three-stringed instrument headed guy who gives boat rides. He's accompanied by a small bachi-shaped woman who plays the strings on his head.


A kid who is a master of being violinist. He first met Anpanman when he got himself lost in the woods.


Voiced by: Wataru Takagi, Kenji Nojima (Let's Play 123)

A clown who likes playing the tambourine. He lives at Doremifa Island.


Voiced by: Naoko Watanabe

A small fairy boy who plays the violin. He is one of the few characters to have an English name.


Voiced by: Osamu Kobayashi (original appearance - 2011)

A master of the cello. He lives at his cabin by the mountains, though he'll often play with the other musicians at Doremifa Island.


Voiced by: Miki Nakatani

A small emotionless girl who originally work for Black Nose to help free from the imprisonment.

She only appeared in the 2010 film "Blacknose and the Magical Song".



Voiced by: Kazuaki Koide

A giant duck who would often make people go to sleep whenever it yawns. If this happens, you'll be send into the dream world. She is seen by a lake.

Yumeno Coma/(ゆめのこうま)

Voiced by: Rei Sakuma

A white horse who helps people to sleep and give them nice and pleasant dreams. She is also the bridge between the real world and the dream world.

Uncle Nemunemu/(ねむねむおじさん)

Voiced by: Toshiya Ueda

A small guy who lives in a small house in Yumeminooka, which is located in the middle of the woods. He helps out others if they can fall asleep.


Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

A small fairy boy who goes out at night and gives pajamas to everyone. He lives in a treehouse in the middle of the valley


Princess Aurora/(オーロラ姫)

Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa
An ice princess who lives in the Northern regions. She controls both the weather and the Northern lights.

She isn't the same princess from Disney, though it may have be a coincidence.

Princess Durian/(ドリアンおうじょ)

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara

Princess of the Durian Kingdom. She met Anpanman after Bakinman tried to attack.

  • Greed: According to her character bio, she's selfish. Although she's sometimes generous towards other characters, including Anpanman and anyone at the bakery.
  • Fan Disservice: Pretty much any guy she swoons can be like this.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Subverted. While she does always wear her cape, she can wear other clothing.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Pretty much anyone who either rescues or saves her from danger.
  • Nightmare Face: She would make these at times. This usually scares the other characters.
  • Primal Fear: She is afraid of bugs. If she sees one, she'll scream.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the eighth opening.


Voiced by: Mahito Tsujimura

Princess Durian's loyal servant and coachman.

Pearl Princess Akoya/(しんじゅ姫・アコヤ)

Voiced by: Maria Kawamura (original), Noriko Hidaka (current)

Princess of Gaping Island. She is responsible for keeping the island's treasure from any harm.

  • Ambiguously Human
  • Cool Boat: She rides a sailboat, which is her mode of transportation when she's out at sea.
  • Cool Helmet
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She was originally the tiny girl towards Anpanman in her debut episode. However, this was changed in later episodes as she's now the same height as him.
  • Jungle Princess: She likes climbing a lot of trees and she prefers wearing her ordinary motif most of the time.
  • Meaningful Name: Akoya is a type of pearl.
  • Power Crystal: Her pearl necklace, which is used to open the island's treasure.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Tsundere: Though not always, she'll act like this toward others who shes doesn't known yet.

The Rainbow Prince/(レインボー王子)

A prince who runs the country of rainbows. He is responsible for creating all of the colors of the rainbow.

Princess Shirataki & Shungiku-san/(しらたき姫&春菊さん)

Voiced by: Takahashi Mikako and Fumiko Orikasa (Princess Shirataki) and Kyousei Tsukui (Shungiku-san)

A princess who's based on shirataki noodles and her noble servant who is based on edible chrysanthemum.


Voiced by: Eiko Yamada (original), Michiko Neya (current)

A dolphin who lives out in the sea and the soon next to be king. In his debut episode, he wanted to become the next King of the Sea. But the other dolphins think he won't be since he's a coward. However, he was proven himself worthy when he saved Anpanman from Baikinman.

Princess Kuroyuki/Princess Powder Snow/(&くろゆき姫)/こなゆき姫)
Princess Kuroyuki
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Princess Powder Snow

Voiced by: Aika Mire

A dark princess who lives in a castle on a thundercloud. She met Baikinman when he was going to get some flowers for Dokinchan.

She was actually Princess Powder Snow, who was turned evil when a dark spirit named Yukihime captured her.

She only appeared in the 2005 film short "Princess Kuroyuki and Popular Baikinman".

Princess Salad/(サラダひめ)

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Princess Salad), Kōichi Yamadera (Vinegar)

The princess to the Salad Kingdom. She likes to have an adventure and do other things than just being a princess. So she takes the identity of Prince Salad when outside of the kingdom.

Princess Hatena & Nazobo/(ハテナひめ&ナゾボー)
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Without their masks

Voiced by: Maaya Sakamoto (Princess Hatena) and Kappei Yamaguchi (Nazobo)

The ruler of the Tower of Hatena.

Her assistant Nazobo sent Baikinman, Dokinchan, Horrorman, and Anpanman to the dream world after Baikinman asked why he can't defeated his nemesis.




A chocolate-headed hero who, like the main heroes, delivers chocolate. He's seen mostly during Valentine's Day.

Negai-hoshi & Kanae-hoshi/(ねがい星&かなえ星)

Voiced by: Rika Fukami (Negai-hoshi) and Kae Araki (Kanae)

Sibling stars that travel through the night granting wishes on everyone's Tanabata trees. They're only seen during Tanabata.


A pumpkin-headed ghost who represents the spirit of Halloween. He's seen mostly during Halloween.

Santa Claus & Rudolph (サンタクロース&ルドルフ)

Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (Santa; original appearance - 2011), Kōichi Yamadera (Rudolph)

A jolly old-man who travels on his sleigh with his trusty reindeer as they travel around the world delivering presents to everybody. They resdide in the Valley of Christmas. They're seen only around Christmas.

  • Badass Santa: While not a total badass, he often helps out with Anpanman.
  • Blackbead Eyes: Santa.
  • Demoted to Extra: Sadly, they haven't got that much speaking scenes or screen time in the recent years, though it's possible it's due to Santa's original voice actor passed away.
  • Grows on Trees: The presents he gives to the boys and girls grew from trees.
  • Hammerspace: Despite the fact Santa's sack is small, he can still take as many presents. Then again, Santa's magical.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Unlike most adaptions, Rudolph in this series is all grown up.
  • Old Friend: He's pretty close friends with Uncle Jam.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Regardless all the bad things Baikninman and Dokinchan did in the Christmas specials (and possibly what else they did before), he still gives them presents. Maybe he's just that generous to anyone.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's unknown what happened to the other eight reindeer.


SL Man/(SLマン)

Voiced by: Kei Tomiyama (original appearance - 1995), Tomohiro Nishimura (1995 - present)

A steam engine and one of the rail transportation characters. He mostly deliver goods and takes the children to different locations.


A baby train and possibly related to SL Man.


A sentiment biplane. He rescued Anpanman when he was being attacked by Baikinman after he snagged his cape.

Voiced by: Eiko Yamada (original), Akemi Okamura (current)

Shadow Boy/(かげぼうや)

Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama

A living boy shadow. He can turn into anybody with his flashlight. Baikinman once tricked him into attacking Uncle Jam's bakery as Cheese.


Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita

A triangle-headed man. Goes on a rampage after Baikinman tricks him on about nobody appreciates triangles.

Zamasu Bond/(ザーマス・ボンド)

Voiced by: Rokuro Naya

A suave secret agent. He has two types of weapons, a super glue gun and a glue remover spray. His gun glue was stolen by Baikinman after he broke Dokinchan's vase, and uses it cause trouble on the town.


Voiced by: Hiroya Ishimaru

A tin man who appreciates and collects metal cans (eg. soda, tuna). He mistakenly took Anpanman as the one who threw all his cans on the ground.

  • Berserk Button: Try dropping his collection of cans on the ground, and he'll go nuts!
  • Burningwith Anger: After learning that Baikinman to him.
  • The Cameo: He made an appearance in the 1992 film short, building Tendonman's parade float.
  • I'm Okay!: Despite getting whacked by Baikinman's hammer serval times and being badly injured, he's still fine. Uncle Jam eventually fixed him up at the end.
  • Leitmotif: He shares the same introduction music as Shadow Boy.
  • Meaningful Name: Akikan is Japanese from "empty can".
  • Moral Dissonance: When he first appeared, he trapped Anpanman in a tuna can when he thought he threw his cans off the trash bins.
  • Super Mode: Sorta. He can levitate metal cans.
  • Tin Man: Obviously enough.
  • Verbal Tic: He'll usauly say can at the end of sentences.


Voiced by: Kiyoshi Komiyama

A book shaped guy who goes around traveling in his truck giving books to everybody so they can learn and read.

Voiced by: Hideyuki Umezu

A teacher who likes to be on time and likes things to be organized and be just right.

  • Book Worm
  • Eye Glasses
  • Identical Stranger: He looks almost identical to an older character who appeared before named Bookman. They both look pretty similar to each other, with the exception of glasses, nose, height, and voice. It might be possible they're related.
  • The Perfectionist: As stated, he likes things to be done neatly and organized. Thankfully, he's not a complete neat freak.
  • The Professor
  • Shaped Like Itself: Like Bookman, his head is shaped like a book.
  • Stern Teacher/ Cool Teacher: Though he can be a but strict to the students so they can be a bit organized, he's a nice teacher. Although he doesn't like Baikinman's behavior, like when dropped a banana peel on the ground.

Voiced by: Noriko Ohara

A boy who lives in the dessert regions. He rides on a magic carpet and he has a scared music box that can produce rain.

  • Ambiguously Human
  • A Hero to His Hometown: He's very well known in dessert regions since he's responible for giving the rain to the dry villages.
  • MacGuffin: In his first appearance, he was trying to find the music box that can produce weather, which he succeed at the end. He still kept this since then and it became his Weapon of Choice.
  • Magic Carpet: His mode of transportation. However, it only obeys towards Nandobatto.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a turban.
  • Open Sesame: You have to say "Magical Miracle Dabadaba Dah" in order to make the music box to create rain. Otherwise, it won't work.
  • Palette Swap: He shares the same body as the Rainbow Prince as they wear turbans and they ride magic carpets.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the third opening.
  • Purple Eyes


Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki

A toaster headed man who makes, well toast! But he's sometimes a bit arrogant.

In his debut episode, he dropped by the school stating he can make toast. However, he won't make right at the moment because he thinks Shokupanman's bread is tasteless.

Peekaballoon / Inaiinai-Balloon (いないいないバルーン)

Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu

A small balloon who likes scaring people by jump scaring.

Don Ki Hotate and Sancho Panda/(ドン・キ・ホタテ&サンチョ・パンダ)
from left to right; Sancho Panda and Don Ki Hotate

Voiced by: Joji Yanami (Don Ki Hotate), Yoko Matsuoka (Sancho)

An old solider who tries to be the best at fighting enemies, and he is accompanied by a small panda. They met Anpanman after he was attacking the windmill Uncle Jam was getting flour.


Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba, Tsunehisa Fujii (2010 film short)

A microphone-headed announcer. He met Apanman after falling off a small cliff. He is seen mostly announcing sport events.


Voiced by: Ichirō Nagai (original appearance - 2013)

A wise clock master who lives in a clock house. Inside, you can obverse all of your past memories.


A portable oven-headed man who makes bakery goods from his head. In his debut episode, Baikinman wanted him to rust Uncle Jam's oven door so he can Anpanman. So he told a lie that Uncle Jam is better than him ask him to rust his oven door.

  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: This happened to him when Baikinman kicked him off his UFO and learned that Anpanman and Uncle Jam are good.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: He does this whenever he bakes bread.
  • Keet
  • Leitmotif: His debut music was joyful accordion French-type music.
  • Moral Dissonance: He didn't think Anpanman was bad when he first met him, but after Baikinman tricked him about Uncle Jam, Panpon started helping Baikinman by spraying rust on the oven door. He eventuality came to his senses towards the end.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After his Heel Face Door Slam, he felt guilty of the actions he caused. He later apologized to everyone at the bakery of what happened and everyone forgave him.
  • White Gloves


Voiced by: Mika Kanai

A small kid is very shy and is often seen crying.


Voiced by: Naomi Nagasawa

A talented kid who makes different types of futomaki. He does this daily so he can be a master.

Hamled and Ophelia/(ハムレッド&オフェーリア)

Voiced by: Taichiro Hirokawa (Hamled)

A chef who's special at making dishes related to ham. He is accompanied by his pet bird, Ophelia.


Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera, (original debut) Kenyuu Horiuchi (current)

A tanuki who lives in the mountains.

  • Ascended Extra: He originally appeared as the main antagonist of the 1990 film short staring Omusubiman. He later became as a neutral character in the anime.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In his original appearance, his nose used to be green. When he appeared in the anime, his nose changed to orange.
  • Babies Make Everything Better: In one episode, he sees that Butterko likes babies, so he decided to transform into one so he can spend time with her. However, it didn't go that well when everyone else is trying to take care of him instead.
  • Badass Baritone/ Evil Sounds Deep: In his debut from the film short. However, he voiced changed to his familiar high-pitch voiced when he first appeared in the anime.
    • Though he retained his deep voiced whenever he transforms into his gigantic ox-like monster form.
  • Berserk Button: He'll go attack whomever is trying to harm Butterko. Also, don't try to criticize or "fix" his soup. Nabebugyou found this out the hard way.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He became more a good guy after his defeat in his debut short.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Interspecies Romance: With Butterko.
  • Mountain Man
  • Picky Eater: He originally didn't like umeboshi in his debut episode, which gives Omusubiman an advantage to take him down. However, he doesn't hate eating it after his debut in the anime.
  • Shaped Like Itself: the entrance of the mountain he resides is shaped like his head.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He has crush on Butterko that he tries different ways to win her affection.
  • Shapeshifter: Because he's based on a tanuki, he can transform to different creatures. He used to transform to other people and statues, however, it's unknown if he still has this trait in the current episodes.
    • Spot the Imposter: When he used to transform into people, the most recognizable way to distinguish him is his tail.
  • Transformation Trinket: His leaf.

Kantan Sisters/(カンタンシスターズ)
(from left to right; Pla-chan and Mai-chan)

Voiced by: Dreaming note 

Twin sisters that like building and repairing vehicles and other types of machinery. Their names are Pla-chan (プラちゃん) and Mai-chan (マイちゃん).

They were responsible for helping Shokupanman rebuild his bread truck after it got damage by Baikinman.


Voiced by: Nozomu Sasaki (current), Shigeru Nakahara (current),

A vacuum-shaped man who cleans other people's messes.

Senor Macaronino/(セニョール・マカロニーノ)

Voiced by: Ryo Horikawa

A talented Italian singer who loves singing in front of everyone. He was captured by Baikinman when Dokinchan wanted to keep him.


Voiced by: Toshiharu Sakurai, Yasunori Matsumoto

A small guy who works at a hot springs. His hot springs were tampered with Baikinman, so he had to find another location.


A man made of paper. He often teaches others on how to do Origami.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In his original debut episode, he was originally orange/yellow. He is now currently pink since the 1992 film.
  • Cool Plane: When he transforms himself into a paper plane.
  • Cool Teacher: He likes teaching others if they have trouble making origami.
  • Nice Guy
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the fourth opening.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: As stated, he's currently pink in the series.
  • Shapeshifter: He can transform himself into also anything (eg. a plane, a swan, a box). He originally didn't had this trait until the 1992 film.

Aunt Pasta/(パスタおばさん)

Voiced by: Ai Sato

A pot-headed woman who loves making pasta. Her name is often also known as Pasta-obasan.


Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima

A pot-headed man who serves his signature tea. He is very obedient to anyone he serves to and he tries to be the best at making tea.

  • Edible Ammunition: He would shoot raw Gyokuro leaves from his head.
  • Gag Nose
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Keet
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He would often like to attack whenever Baikinman shows without thinking. This only gets himself into trouble.
  • Something Else Also Rises: Towards the end ofone episode he appeared with Jasmine-san, he was blushing red towards her and even steam was hissing out of his head. Cheese smirked at him hinting that he might have a crush on her.
  • Super Speed
  • Verbal Tic: He would often say "Tcha" at times.
  • Yes-Man: As stated, he's very obedient towards others. This gives Baikinman an advantage at times.


Voiced by: Hiroshi Ito

A pot-headed who makes his dish, Nabemono. He likes making it in the best way. But he can a bit grumpy at times.


Voiced by: Ai Sato

A kid archaeologist who explores different places to find various fossils and treasures. Anpanman the rest of bakery often help him out.

Alpoo and Betan/(アルプー&ベータン)

Voiced by: Terry Osada (Arupu), Rumiko Varnes (Betan)

Two speaking English boys who live in the Island Alpha Beta. Their main goal in was to find the five shiny balls with letter on them throughout the island so they can head to the carnival. They only appeared in the Edutainment OVA "Let's Play ABC".

Yanase Rabbit/(やなせうさぎ)

Voiced by: Takashi Yanase (2011 and 2012 films), Ken Shiroyama

A male rabbit who is a resident of the town. He is seen traveling different places.

  • Author Avatar: He's basically Takashi Yanase in rabbit form. He originally wanted to be a sheep, possibly to reference an older piece of work he did before. But he couldn't draw a decent anthropomorphic of that animal.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Creator Cameo: He's seen mostly in the Christmas specials. He also made a small cameo in both the endings of the 908th episode and 2011 film, and the beginning of the 2012 film.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Eye Glasses
  • Nice Hat
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wore a pink shirt in the 2012 film.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of the 2011 film, he was stranded in the rocky dessert after walking for so long, and ends with Anpanman giving him a piece of his head. This leads up to the beginning of the 2012 film, Anpanman gives Yanase a piece of his head and thanks him.


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