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Voiced by: Keiko Toda

The main protagonist of the series. He was born from the last batch of anpans made by Uncle Jam as a group of shooting stars fell from the sky.

  • Art Evolution: His Eyes became bigger.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: See Weaksauce Weakness.
  • Baby Talk: Averted when he was first born. However played straight when he transforms into one.
  • Bat Signal: He has one, but this is used to signal Uncle Jam if his head is damaged.
  • Blackbead Eyes
  • Bilingual Dialogue: In the Edutainment specials. At first, he had trouble understanding English in the early specials. He seems to get better when helped translate what Alpoo and Betan were speaking to Melonpanna.
  • Calling Your Attacks: AN-PUNCH!!
    • DOUBLE-PUNCH!! whenever he pairs up with Shokupanman, Currypanman, Melonpanna, or Rollpanna.
    • TRIPLE-PUNCH!! whenever he's paired with Shokupanman and Currypanman, or Melonpanna and Rollpanna.
  • Chest Insignia: A yellow smiley face.
  • Cool Big Bro: To Melonpanna and Creampanda.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He dressed up Baikinman in Don Ki Hotate's debut episode so he can help him out that he's good at battle.
  • Edible Theme Naming: He is based on a anpan, a Japanese sweet roll most commonly filled with red bean paste.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: There are a few times when he becomes more powerful than before. This is mostly because a change of one the ingredients that Uncle Jam and Butterko would often do, mostly because of Baikinman's involvement. However, this only last either for the rest of the episode, or when he gets a new head.
    • One example was in the second episode, where Uncle Jam made a large head for Anpanman when Baikinman was attacking the bakery with a giant cloud.
    • Another example was when after Baikinman spoils Anpanman's new head with coffee, Uncle Jam decided to make a new head, but in coffee flavor, which makes not only Anpanman powerful, but also in a different color.
    • There was also an episode where he had a crayon-drawn head. However, unlike the coffee one, the punches aren't as effective.
    • He also had a head that was filled with white cream, which makes himself completely bright like a light bulb.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Had this trait in the early episodes.
  • Fly Crazy: Started out like this in the first episode, but overcomes it later.
  • Happily Adopted: To Uncle Jam.
  • Ideal Hero: Takashi Yanase based him after his experience during the war as he was someone who would help give food to hungry people.
  • Instant Bandages: Had these after his nose was stung by a bee in one of the edutainment specials.
  • Large Ham: While not always, he did become one when his head was coffee flavor.
  • The Leader
  • The Needless: He doesn't eat any type of food. The official website states that the filling inside his head keeps him sustenance. Although there was a scene in one of the early edutainment specials where he's about to eat an ice cream cone.
  • Nice Guy
  • No Nose: His nose can be detachable, as seen from Rakugaki Kozou's debut episode. Though this never happened again, as a later Edutainment special shows him getting stung by a bee.
  • Only Sane Man: He can be like this if Shokupanman and Currypanman don't get along.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: In the Edutainment episodes, he's the blue to Baikinman's red.
  • Secret Keeper: He kept his secrets about Naganegiman's real identity since after his debut episode. He and the rest of the Bakery staff kept that secret since then.
  • Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: In his first appearance, he was a infant/toddler until the second half of the episode. Justified since he was born from the stars.
  • Static Character: Despite being the main character and being an all-loving superhero, there isn't much other character depths in him. Though it is justified since the staff wanted to focus on the other supporting cast.
    • Not So Stoic: Although there are a few times where he might display other emotions besides being happy, sad, and anger.
    • Stage Fright: Yes, even the strongest superhero can have stage fright.
    • Men Don't Cry: He almost cried in the 2007 film short when Horako was telling a tear-jerking about her past. He also did this in one of the early edutainment specials where he cried because he dropped his ice cream cone.
  • Super Mode: He had one in the 908th episode. Though he never physically change, he had a super powerful punch.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Pretty much whenever he get a new head, a powerful music theme will play in the background. This was also used when he was first born.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky:
    • This happens to him if Baikinman punches him back.
    • Anpanman does an inverse of this when he flies.
  • Vocal Evolution: In the early episodes, his voice was somewhat a kid-like type. This was later changed to a firm, and a bit older voice.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: If his head gets wet from any form of liquid (eg. water, mud, oil), gets squished, or bits of head are taken off, he becomes powerless.


Voiced by: Sumi Shimamoto, Kenyuu Horiuchi (Blue Shokupanman), Yuko Sanpei (Pink Shokupanman)

One of Anpanman's partners. He is seen usually driving his white truck delivering bread.


Voiced by: Michiyo Yanagisawa, Chika Sakamoto (Super Spicy Currypanman), Mina Tominaga (Ultra Mild Currypanman)

One of Anpanman's partners.

  • Calling Your Attacks: CURRY-PUNCH!!
    • DOUBLE-PUNCH!! whenever he pairs up with Anpanman, Shokupanman, Melonpanna, or Rollpanna.
  • Chest Insignia: A yellow lemon-shaped face that resembles himself.
  • Cool Big Bro: To Creampanda.
  • Edible Theme Naming: He is based on a curry bread.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: Similar to Anpanman, he gets temporary powers for the rest of the episode. Here, he can refill his head with different flavors of curry.
  • Heroic Fatigue: In one episode, he states that he'll always help out someone no matter what. This gives Baikinman the advantage to make Currypanman do too many things so he'll wear out.
  • The Lancer
  • Leeroy Jenkins
  • Literal Split Personality: One episode has him with two clones of himself with different personalities. One was a brute who makes ultra spicy curry, while the other is a softie who makes mild curry.
  • One-Note Cook: Inverted. While he's best known for making curry, he can also cook other dishes.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: He doesn't like eating sweets a lot.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Shokupanman's blue. He's also the the red to Unadonman and Princess Salad's blue. Surprisingly, he's the blue to Matsutakeman's red.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Like Shokupanman being Black Shokupanman in the 2002 flim, Currypanman became black Currypanman when Black Rollpanna turned them evil.
  • Super Spit: One of his powers is spitting curry. The only downside is that he'll get weak if he uses all of it.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: Similar to Anpanman, he has one whenever he gets refilled with curry. The only major difference is that there's different music and they're fireworks in the background.


Voiced by: Mika Kanai
The lone female of the main heroes. She was created by Uncle Jam after they founded "The Flower of Love" with the help with same shootings stars that created Anpanman.
  • Butt-Monkey: She suffered this a few times in the 90s episodes. This was toned down after Creampanda's debut episode.
  • Calling Your Attacks: MERO-MERO-PUNCH!!
    • DOUBLE-PUNCH!! whenever she pairs up with Anpanman, Shokupanman, Currypanman, or Rollpanna.
  • Cool Mask: While she doesn't wear one, the diamond imprints on her eyes represent one.
  • Edible Theme Naming: She is based on a melon bread.
  • Good Counterpart: Though not entirely evil, she can be consider a good counterpart to Dokinchan, since they have contrast colors and they have something related to hearts.


Voiced by: Mina Tominaga
Melonpanna's older sister. She was originally intended to be similar to Melonpanna. However, thanks to Baikinman poisoning the melon bread, she has two different hearts.


Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa

The fifth member of the team (sixth if you count Rollpanna) and the foster brother to Melonpanna.


    Bakery Staff 

Uncle Jam/(ジャムおじさん)

Voiced by: Hiroshi Mausoka

The owner of the bakery where Anpanman lives. He is very good at making beard and is also mechanic.

  • Ace Pilot: Prior to his current job, he used to be a pilot. He still pulls this off after rebuilding the plane he had a long time ago.
  • Art Evolution: His eyes became bigger.
  • Ambiguously Human
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Pretty much the plane he built. The wings are made of hard bread, but they can be destroyed by a form of liquid.
  • Blackbead Eyes
  • Brought To You By The Letter J: His coffee mug and his plane have this.
  • Cool Car: The Anpanman-Mobile. It has also a bakery inside, which is helpful when he needs to make a new head for Anpanman. It can also turn into a boat, a submarine, and a aircraft.
    • Weaponized Car: While it doesn't have weapons, it does a extended punching glove that pop out from the nose.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • A Day in the Limelight: While he does appear in every episode, he does have a few episodes to himself. Most noticeable examples is seeing what he does outside his normal job.
  • Disney Death: In the first episode, he tries to rescue Anpanman (back when he was a child) and falls off a cliff. Fortunately, he was saved by Anpanman.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's very good at building and fixing any form of machinery.
  • Mistaken Identity: There are a few times that Baikinman would often disguise himself as Uncle Jam. One was to convince Tanuki-Oni that Butterko was in trouble, and another was steal a wish from the Lamp Giant. He even did this in the Anpanman film 2011 to kidnap Kokorin in his fake Anpanman mobile and transform into his berserk form to rampage his home city.
  • Parental Substitute: He's pretty much the father/grandfather/uncle figure to everyone that resides at the bakery.


Voiced by: Rei Sakuma

Uncle Jam's assistant. She helps out on making goods and sewing the heroes' capes whenever they get snagged.


Voiced by: Kōichi Yamadera

The pet dog to the Bakery. He was first lost in the woods after his original owner left him, but Anpanman soon founded him and became part of the family since then.

  • Action Pet: He's very helpful, and he even drives the Anpanman-Mobile whenever Uncle Jam has to make Anpanman's new head!
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Cool Plane: He has a plane called "Chizubaketto-go" which he uses to take Rare Cheese over the skies.
  • Funny Animal
  • Love Interest: With Rare Cheese.
  • The Nose Knows: Because hes' a dog, he can identify where anyone or anything is. He can also sniff out food.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Though he never talks, he can understand others very well. He can even mimic other characters to describe the situation.
  • Those Two Guys: He's usually paired up with Creampanda.



Voiced by: Kaneto Shiozawa (original appearance - 2000), Daisuke Sakaguchi (current)

A living tube of toothpaste who helps protects others from having cavities and toothaches.


Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda

A rice ball-headed hero who travels around, doing good deeds. He is also Komusubiman's mentor.


Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara

A rice ball-headed boy who travels with Omusubiman, though he's seen mostly nowadays by himself.

Tekka no Maki-chan/(てっかのマキちゃん)

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (original), Masako Katsuki (current)

A woman who makes her signature food, Tuna Rolls. She is also an ally towards Anpanman.


A traveling man and a samurai who makes katsuobushi. He is also an ally to Anpanman.

  • Ambiguously Human
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Crazy-Prepared: Whenever someone's hungry, he'll pull out his cart out of thin air and make his famous dish.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Katsubushi is Japanese for dried, fermented, and smoked skipjack tuna.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: He had some lunch with Baikinman and Dokinchan after Ikuradonchan made her dish in one episode.
  • One-Note Cook: Inverted. While he's best at only cooking his dish, he can also make other dishes based on noodles.
  • Primal Fear: He's scared of cats, and Baikinman often uses this as an advantage to weaken him. This is the reason why you don't see him interact with the other cat characters. Although he's friends with Nyanja.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: Since the fifth opening.
  • Ship Tease: Oh boy, Tekka no Maki-chan since they met in episode 97. Even Melonpanna and Cheese often tease and support them.

Hamburger Kid/(ハンバーガーキッド)

Voiced by: Yuji Mitsuya (Hamburger Kid), Kōichi Yamadera (Pickles)

A hamburger-headed Cowboy who travels in the dessert. He helps protects the town of Seibu. He travels with his horse Pickles.

Uncle Neji/Naganegiman/(ネギおじさん)/ナガネギマン)
Uncle Neji
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Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka

A friendly man who travels and gives his signature food, naganegi. He's actually the masked hero Naganegiman.


Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (original appearance - 2011), Kiyohiro Yamaguchi (2015-)

A tiny cowboy ant. He was first send by Baikinman to deal with Anpanman as he thinks he's an enemy, but later learned the truth


Voiced by: Kyoko Tongu (original), Urara Takano (current)

A ninja cat who travels around so he can be a better ninja. He often helps out Anpanman at times.

  • Blow You Away: One of his tricks.
  • Cats Are Magic: One of his main tricks is that that can disappear out of your eyes and can transform by using a Tanuki leaf.
  • Cats Are Mean: Averted. He's actually very nice towards others. Although Baikinman in disguise does play it straight.
  • Faking the Dead: One trick he has is that if Baikinman stomps on him, he'll disappear and replace it with a decoy (eg. a log).
  • Katanas Are Just Better: One of his main weapons.
  • Meaningful Name: Nyan is Japanese for meow.
  • The Mentor: He was to Creampanda and Cheese in one episode when he was teaching them how to a ninja and his interesting tricks. This became handy later in the episode.
  • Smoke Out: One of his tricks.
  • Verbal Tic: Because he is a cat, he can often say "nyan" more than a few times.


Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka

A man with bitter melon (nigauri / goya) for a head who likes playing his guitar


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