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Pizza Cats (Secret Ninja Trio "Nyankees")
From left to right: Polly Esther, Speedy Cerviche and Guido Anchovy

Speedy Cerviche (Yattaro, Nyankee No. 1)

Voice Actors: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Rick Jones (English)

Team leader who sports white armor and mains two swords.

  • Meaningful Name: "Yattaro" more or less means "Let's do it!" or "Let's get 'em!". A fitting name for a Hot-Blooded but impetuous and goofy hero.
  • Once per Episode: Almost every episode had him using his Ginzu Sword to blow up the bad guy's giant robot. There were a few exceptions, especially toward the end. Then again, it is in his contract!
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Polly/Pururun
  • Shout-Out: Speedy (US version) has been known to quote Clint Eastwood every now and then.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Cerviche" is the official spelling, but fans have been known to use "Service" (i.e. Ser-vi-ce), or less frequently, "Cervichi". In Latin America, the name was translated as "Cebiche", a dish made of raw fish marinated in lemon and chili.
  • Sword Beam: His "Cat's Eye Slash".
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Speedy is afraid of earthquakes in the episode "Quake, Rattle, and Roll".

Guido Anchovy (Sukashii, Nyankee No. 2)

Voice Actors: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese), Terrence Scammell (English)

Fellow Pizza Cat that sports blue armor and mains an umbrella.

  • Sword Cane: Guido's sword, "Pikapika", is stored inside his umbrella.

Polly Esther (Pururun, Nyankee No. 3)

Voice Actors: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Sonja Ball (English)

The token female of the group. Sports pink armor and mains a flute.

  • Badass Adorable: Such a cute, lovely kitty...wait, whoa!! Did she just rip off a robot's armored plating with her BARE HANDS??
  • Berserk Button: Speedy/Yattaro and Guido/Sukashii slacking off. Being ignored in favor of some other girl. Being called unladylike or homely. Guru Lou/Reikainosuke harassing her. Dimwits in general. And the list goes on...
  • The Big Girl: She tends to outclass the men in terms of strength. Just another reason why Speedy/Guido are afraid of her...
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: You wouldn't know it to look at her, but she's pretty darn strong. Aside from ripping apart robots barehanded, she has also punched down buildings without noticing.
  • Dual Wielding: Polly uses both her sword, Kirakira, and her flute for her Heart Breaker finisher.
  • Femme Fatalons: Her primary weapons are her claws, which are said to be capable of slicing through titanium armor (her attacks on enemies' eyes are mostly cut out in the dub). She seems to take pride in them as she was happy to receive a manicure set for Christmas.
  • Fiery Redhead: Polly's hair is red when she takes her helmet off.
  • Finishing Move: Her "Heart Breaker" finishing attack, which sees a bit more use than Guido's. Pururun uses her flute and kodachi to create a heart-shaped energy wave that splits in two when it hits the enemy, then explodes.
    • When she is piloting the Supreme Catanonic/Nyago King, Pururun's finishing move is the "Maiden Fury Slash".
  • Frying Pan of Doom: Polly would smack Speedy and/or Guido with it.
  • Fur Bikini: In "No Talent Guido".
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Downplayed, but she tends to get very jealous when Speedy and Guido ogle girls other than her.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It doesn't take much to make her angry, but then again people like to push her buttons...
  • Hollywood Homely: Other characters seem to consider her unattractive, although she's drawn just as pretty as anyone else.
  • Idol Singer: Is one half of the Pointless Sisters (Mipple).
  • Not a Date: In the Japanese version of "Speedy's Double Time Trick", Pururun insists that her shopping trip with Yattaro is not a date, though she was actually amused by Yattaro's claims until she found out what he was actually referring to.
  • Panty Shot: The uniform she wears at Pizza Cat offers this, most usually during the team's Transformation Sequence.
  • The Power of Love: Often mentioned. Her weapons also follow a heart motif, as does her Finishing Move.
  • Punny Name: Her English name sounds like 'polyester'.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Once you get past the crazy short temper, she is indeed quite cute.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With Speedy/Yattaro.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: In the episode "The Great Comet Caper: Part 2", after Speedy takes off in the Supreme Catatonic to destroy the comet by himself.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Esther" is the official spelling, but "Ester" is seen written on merchandise and Closed Captioning.
  • Still Believes in Santa: In the Japanese version of the Christmas Episode, she believes in Santa Claus and is mocked for it by the other characters.
  • Tsundere: She often pummels Speedy and Guido for being stupid, slacking off at work, or pushing one of her several Berserk Buttons. She also tends to get jealous when the two turn their affections to other girls. It all comes to a head during "The Big Comet Caper", when upon Speedy's return, she embraces him in tearful relief.
  • When She Smiles: Make no mistake, Polly/Pururun is the poster child for "Hell Have No Fury like a Woman Scorned." But when she gives a genuine smile, it's easy to see that there's a softer side to this fiery redhead.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Her Japanese model kit packaging appends "Nyan" to her name. It's been officially confirmed that this was simply to get around trademark issues with the name "Pururun", and no other materials ever acknowledge this additional name.

Francine (Otama)

Voice Actors: Satomi Koorogi (Japanese), Pauline Little (English)

The manager of Little Tokyo's Pizza Cat restuaraunt and Mission Control that sends the Pizza Cats to their destination.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be Mission Control, but if you mess up her date, she will lay the hammer DOWN. Just ask the giant robot from "Gender Bender Butterflies..."
  • Greed: Justified in a way, as she's the manager of the restaurant and has to worry about keeping the place open, especially when her staff is called upon to battle ninjas and giant robots.
    • Gold Digger: This exchange in 'The Big Comet Caper':
      Francine: I've got my dreamboat all picked out. He came in today and ordered pizza to go.
      Polly: That's great! Is he Tall, Dark, and Handsome?
      Francine: No. He's short, fat and ugly. But he's rich! (Giggles.)
    • Worse yet, in the original dub, this is part of the reason she's dating Heikichi (Bucky).
  • Interspecies Romance: With Bucky (Heikichi in the original), who's a deer in "Gender Bender Butterflies."
  • Meaningful Name: "Tama" is not only a common name for pet cats in Japan, but it can also mean "coin" or "jewel".
  • Mission Control: She's not a field agent like the others, instead using the parlor's cannon to launch them to their destination...and, when a call for help is sent by Speedy, calling in the members of the Rescue Team. Without her around, the Pizza Cats struggle to get anything worthwhile done.
  • Money Fetish: See "Greed" above.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Has a habit of speaking like this, though it comes and goes.
  • Running Gag: You'd think after all the times she's fired the parlor's cannon to get the Cats to their destinations, Francine/Otama would've perfected her aim so they don't go smashing into buildings. Yeah, about that...
    Speedy: I hope Francine doesn't mess up the launch again, I'm tired of hitting buildings!
  • Sexy Secretary: A downplayed example. While not outright "sexy", she is considered attractive by many characters and is more full-figured than Polly, in addition to being the one taking phone calls or otherwise holding down the fort while the others are away.
  • Tsundere: She has a strong desire for romance, but like Polly and Vi, her temper is one to be feared.

    Rescue Team 

The Cavalry whenever the main trio needs help.

Rescue Team (Rescue Members)

General Catton (Rikkinoshin)

Voice Actors: Kiyoyuki Yanada (Japanese), Michael Rudder (English)

Bat Cat (Mietoru)

Voice Actors: Tsutomu Kashiwakura (Japanese), Richard Dumont (English)

  • Awesome Backpack: Equipped with bat-themed glider-wings and a huge helicopter rotor. According to KNT's end-of-episode Ninja Scroll, they allow him to fly at speeds exceeding Mach 1.
  • Blow You Away: By generating blasts of wind from his helicopter rotor.
  • Book Dumb: Implied to be the case by Speedy in "Drumming Up Trouble With a Big Bad Beat", with his extensive knowledge of tongue twisters being brought about by being stuck in first grade for three years.

Meowzma O' Tool (Gotton)

Voice Actors: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), Rick Jones (English)

Spritz T. Cat (Nekkii)

Voice Actors: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Arthur Holden (English)

    New York Pizza Cats 

An American counterpart of Little Tokyo's Pizza Cats.

New York Pizza Cats (Secret Ninja Trio "Yankees")

Sundance Kid (Michael)

Voice Actors: Ryo Horikawa (Japanese), Rick Jones (English)

Dee Dee (Madonna)

Voice Actors: Hiromi Tsuru (Japanese), Sonja Ball (English)

Cosmopolis (Prince)

Voice Actors: Show Hayami (Japanese), Michael Rudder (English)



Seymour "Big" Cheese (Kitsunezuka Ko'on/Lord Ko'on)

Voice Actors: Sawaki Ikuya (Japanese), Dean Hagopian (English)

The main antagonist of the series, he is a corrupt prime minister who plots to overthrow the royal family on an episodic basis. He is also a frequent crossdresser.

  • Adaptational Species Change: He's supposed to be a fox in the original Japanese version (and he still clearly has a fox's tail), but the dub turns him into a rat, hence his being renamed Big Cheese.
  • Big Bad: His plots to overthrow Little Tokyo are the cause of most of the chaos the Pizza Cats have to face.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He knows that he is the Big Bad, and considers it his job to do things that are harmful to others.
  • Camp Gay: His dub voice is an obvious Paul Lynde impersonation.
  • Catchphrase: In the Japanese version, whenever he loses, he would yell "KUYASHII!!" ("This is humiliating!!") before he explodes.
    • Others include "Odamari!" ("Silence!") followed by other similar sounding words such as "kedamari!" ("hairball!"), "fukidamari!" ("drifting snow/leaves!"), or "mizutamari!" ("puddle!"), and "Iiwake wa iiwake yo!" ("Excuses are excuses!")
  • Colony Drop: In the final story arc, he threatened to drop the Love Comet (Harahoro Comet) onto Little Tokyo unless he is made Emperor.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Despite the vivid, heavily-squicked reactions of the cast, he considers himself to be a Wholesome Crossdresser. In fact, he may be one of the crossdressingest characters in all of anime. Doubles as a form of Fan Disservice sometimes, particularly In-Universe.
  • Cunning Like a Fox: He's the conniving Big Bad, and he was a fox in the original Japanese version.
  • Evil Chancellor: He's Prime Minister and secretly (in the Japanese at least) plotting to overthrow Emperor Fred. At least until the finale.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In "No Talent Guido", when he, being a fan of easy listening music, sings so badly that it even drives Jerry, Bad Bird, and the other Ninja Crows crazy.
  • Informed Species: Is supposed to be a rat in the English dub, but still keeps his original design from the original Japanese version, including the pointy fox ears and bushy tail.
  • Large Ham: Very expressive and vocal, often to the point of chewing the scenery.
  • Laughably Evil: Most of the time, he's too distracted with crossdressing, flirting with his subordinates, or just being dimwitted to be an actual threat.
  • Made of Explodium: He spectacularly explodes each time he's outraged (which he always is by the time an episode ends). This causes himself little more harm than getting covered in soot and becoming exhausted, but everyone and everything around him gets blown across the room and suffers Amusing Injuries. All of his foreign counterparts are just as volatile, and after the Samurai Pizza Cats and the New York Pizza Cats foil their plans they all detonate at once, utterly destroying the building they're in.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Most of his involvement is limited to coming up with evil schemes; he usually leaves it to his Ninja Crows to actually do the fighting. Subverted sometimes, however, whenever he gets behind the controls of a giant robot.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Even though he doesn't get his hands dirty often, it's shown a couple of times that he can pilot a mecha pretty handily. And that's not counting "The Big Comet Caper..."
  • Notzilla: Big Cheese's award for winning Princess Vi's race for the lead role in her movie, which turns out be a Godzilla-esque monster that would be attacked throughout the entire movie, with Jerry as a cosmic fighter inspired by Ultraman.
  • Once per Episode: Blows himself up nearly every episode, usually as a result of having his latest evil plan foiled. When he DOESN'T, it's actually something of an oddity.
  • Sore Loser: Considering he literally explodes with rage every time he does?
    Big Cheese: I hate to lose!
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After saying goodbye to Jerry in the episode "Quake, Rattle, and Roll".
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: After Emperor Fred was banished by Princess Vi, the Big Cheese is made Acting Emperor of Little Tokyo after Vi left to search for her father after he was shipwrecked.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Every time he explodes would be a good example.
    • At the end of the series, having finally been caught embezzling Little Tokyo's treasury (and subsequently being fired as Prime Minister, as well as being threatened into banishment by Princess Vi), Big Cheese finally decides to go all-out and attempts a Colony Drop with a COMET.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Big Cheese is afraid of earthquakes in the episode "Quake, Rattle, and Roll".
  • You Dirty Rat!: In the English dub, he is said to be a rat.

Jerry Atric (Karasu Genrasai)

Voice Actors: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese), Mark Camacho (English)

Big Cheese's second-in command, he heads Bad Bird and the Ninja Crows.

Bad Bird (Karamaru)

Voice Actors: Kōichi Yamadera (Japanese), Michael O'Reilly (English)

Big Cheese and Jerry Atric's right hand man who acts as the field leader to the Ninja Crows.

  • The Ace: When he worked at a the pizza parlor for one episode due to a need for money, he quickly proved much better at the Pizza Cats' jobs than them, to the point where Francine gave him a raise at the expense of the Pizza Cats' salary.
  • Always Someone Better: He proved better at the Pizza Cats' jobs than the lot of them.
  • Animal Species Accent: In the English dub, he has a raspy voice that sounds like the caw of a crow.
  • Badass Normal: About as close as one can get to for this show. He doesn't have any kind of fancy weapon and there doesn't appear to be anything special about his armor compared to that of the Pizza Cats.
  • BFS: Favors a nodachi—a larger version of a katana. And he's pretty damn good with it.
  • The Dragon: To the Big Cheese and Jerry Atrick.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: In his final battle with Speedy, Bad Bird claims to have gained Speedy's Ginzu magic, and proves it by unleashing an energy shockwave that sends Yattaro reeling backward.
    • The American version of the show offers some Foreshadowing in the form of "Bad Bird Uncaged," when Bad Bird uses the Armor of Worc to absorb Speedy's Cat's Eye Slash and turns the power back against Speedy in the form of a raging firebird-shaped blast.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In "Kung Fu Kitty Contest", Bad Bird doesn't tolerate cheating during the contest.
  • Evil Costume Switch: His Armor of Worc (Monktector) in the two-part episode, "Bad Bird Uncaged", complete with a flute that transforms into a bazooka or a machine gun (the latter which is only seen in the Japanese version).
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In the Japanese version, his voice is considerably more masculine and aggressive than the heroes. Same in the spanish version.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: In the English dub, he has a raspy, squawky voice.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being married to Princess Vi, which he even lampshaded that quote.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In "The Great Comet Caper: Part 2"
  • I Want You to Meet an Old Friend of Mine: His Japanese actor voiced Ryoga in Ranma 1/2. Speedy's actor voiced Ranma.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A villain, sure, but he comes to respect Speedy/Yattaro as a Worthy Opponent.
  • The Juggernaut: When he got the Armor of Worc in "Bad Bird Uncaged." He easily defeated the Pizza Cats and inflicted a Curb-Stomp Battle on Speedy, even No Selling his finishing move. The Rescue Team tried to fight him afterwards, and they couldn't scratch him. He only loses when all three of the Pizza Cats use their Finishing Moves on him at the same time.
  • Laughably Evil: Of the more competent variety than Big Cheese.
  • Karma Houdini: While he does make a Heel–Face Turn and helps save Little Tokyo, he still gets away all the times he terrorized the city himself. Unless you count the dozens of times he was caught in a big explosion.
  • Made of Iron: He gets caught in explosion of giant robots on a regular basis, and was once piloting a robot in orbit over the Earth that was destroyed with him in it. He always survives.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He typically goes out with Big Cheese's robots, and gets defeated in some humiliating way, but sometimes he proves a real threat. In a Clip Show where the villains watch the Pizza Cats' previous battles, Bad Bird actually notices their weakness where they need to recharge. In "Bad Bird Unchaged" he gets the Armor of Worc and becomes The Juggernaut. In "The Great Comet Caper" he actually defeats Speedy in their last battle, and is only stopped from killing him by making a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Official Couple: Bad Bird and his childhood friend, Carla (Okara).
  • Pet the Dog: He gets several moments of these as the series goes on, particularly regarding his past relationship with Carla/Okara.
  • The Rival: To Speedy.
  • Twinkle in the Eye: It's rare to see an episode go by without him having one of these.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Karamaru/Bad Bird used to work at the pizza parlor with the other cats. He becomes on good terms with them again in the finale.

    The Rude Noise 

The Rude Noise (Yami no Yon Nin Shu/Four Fighters of the Dark)

A Quirky Miniboss Squad of ninja crows with custom-designed armor, sometimes employed by the Big Cheese to fight the Pizza Cats. One of their recurring themes is to use combination techniques to provide an uphill battle for the team.

Bad Max (Crow Magnon) (Zankaa)

Voice Actors: Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese), Arthur Grosser (English; regular), Arthur Holden (English; as Crow Magnon)

Cannonball Battery (Bonkaa)

Voice Actors: Kōzō Shioya (Japanese), Richard Dumont (English)

Mojo Rojo (Rekkaa)

Voice Actors: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese, 1st), Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese, 2nd), Gary Jewell (English)

  • BFS: His sword is a nodachi that rivals bad Bird/Karamaru's!
  • Lightning Bruiser: In KNT, he describes himself as the fastest member of Rude Noise.
  • Meaningful Name: "Rojo" means "red" in Spanish.
  • Palette Swap: A few armor design changes aside, Rekka/Mojo Rojo's practically Karamaru/Bad Bird in red armor.

Ronnie Geissmuller (Wokkaa)

Voice Actors: Masami Kikuchi (Japanese), Rick Jones (English)

    The Imperial Court 

The Imperial Court

Princess Violet ("Princess Vi") (Princess Usako Tokugawa, "Usa-Hime")

Voice Actors: Maria Kawamura (Japanese), Susan Glover (English)

Spoiled rabbit princess and daughter to Emperor Fred. Extremely short tempted and often sends those who offend her to Prisoner Island.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: Bad Bird would just as soon fight the Pizza Cats than deal with Vi.
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: A rare female example. She fully intends to do this to Bad Bird.
  • Catchphrase: "Take him to Prisoner Island!" ("SHIMANAGASHI NI SEEEEEEI!!" ("SEND HIM/HER TO THE PRISON ISLAND!") in the Japanese original)
  • Everything's Better With Bunnies: Well, sort of.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's actually worse than Polly in this regard, sending anyone that annoys her to Prisoner Island. She's also incredibly energetic and longs for adventure.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Vi is capricious and short tempered and prone to at least attempt to abuse her power. This is played for laughs though, and often it's shown that the citizens play along, knowing that Vi's attention will soon move elsewhere and they can return to normal.
  • Hair-Raising Hare: Possibly the most feared individual in Edoropolis/Little Tokyo, due to her short temper and unpredictable whims.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Or is that a hare-trigger temper? Either way, it doesn't take much at all for her to banish someone to Prisoner Island. Even if you accidentally win against her in a video game.
  • The Man Behind the Man: She's the real power in Little Tokyo, what with her father being nuts.
  • Missing Mom: Empress Frieda (Madam Usa), who finally appears in one episode.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Princess Vi was named after Princess Diana Spencer, AKA "Princess Di".
  • Princesses Rule: Considering that her father is extremely out of his mind, she's more than happy to take control.
  • Royal Brat: AND HOW. Even the heroes have difficulty standing her.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: She has a HUGE crush on Bad Bird, sometimes on Speedy and an occasional guest character, too.
  • Tsundere: She's actually really sweet to Bad Bird, but her terrifying temper drives him away.

Emperor Fred (Shogun Iei-Iei Tokugawa)

Voice Actors: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Mark Hellman (English)

Ditzy panda emperor of Little Tokyo and father of Princess Violet.

"Big" Al Dente (Inuyama Wanko/Master Wanko)

Voice Actors: Kōzō Shioya (Japanese), A.J. Henderson (English)

  • Animal Jingoism: Inverted. He's a dog, and he gets along just fine with the feline protagonists.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: The token Time-Travel Episode reveals that 15 years ago he was noticeably slimmer and handsomer than in the present.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: He's usually the one that gives the Pizza Cats their mission for the episode since nobody else picks up on the Big Cheese's machinations.


    Other Major Characters 

Other Major Characters

Lucille (Omitsu, "Omi-chan/Mi-chan")

Voice Actors: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese), Susan Glover (English)

The object of Speedy and Guido's affections and whom they usually fight for. Stores a set of missiles in her hair that fire whenever her emotions get the best of her.

  • The Dreaded: Both Bad Bird and the Pizza Cats are terrified of her due to her tendency to fire off missiles, Though it doesn't stop Speedy or Guido from flirting with her.
    Bad Bird: It's that babe with the nuclear hairdo!
  • Dude Magnet: Speedy and Guido fight over her constantly and the Japanese opening features her and four male admirers.
  • Expy: She bears a resemblance to, as well as being named after, Omitsu from the Ganbare Goemon video games.
  • Fur Bikini: In "No Talent Guido".
  • Idol Singer: Is one half of the Pointless Sisters (Mipple).
  • The Ingenue: Easily the most innocent and friendly character in the whole show.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Bad Bird referred to her at one point as "the babe with the nuclear hairdo". In the Japanese version, Karamaru [Bad Bird's name in Japan] calls her "Missile Girl".
    • Hyperspace Arsenal: In the Japanese version of "The Great Comet Caper: Part 2", Omitsu, very excited to see Yattaro alive, launches a giant nuke from her head that destroys Edoropolis. That part was cut from the US version.
  • Nice Girl: She's easily the nicest character in the show, though it's a shame about that missle launching habit of hers...
  • Sweet Sheep: A literal robot one.
  • Third-Person Person: In the Japanese version, Omitsu refers to herself in the third person.
  • Tsundere: Normally extremely sweet but when pushed too far she can be even more deadly than Polly.

Guru Lou (Nekomata Reikainosuke, "Daisensei")

Voice Actors: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese), Walter Massey (English)

A perverted scientist who is responsible for giving the Pizza Cats access to the Supreme Catatonic, a Humongous Mecha used against larger enemy robots.

  • Dirty Old Man: In the Japanese version, where he tends to be grabby towards females, especially Pururun. His lecherous traits were massively reduced in SPC.
    • A notable example. In the Japanese version, he straight-up grabs Pururun's boobs in his first scene. Even by "Hentai Baka" standards, his dialogue is pretty brazen, earning him the ultimate beatdown:
    Daisensei: (While feeling up a stunned Pururun) The two things I love most are girls and gambling! Hey... why don't we bet on the size of your first litter with me?
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: Although he supposedly built the Supreme Catatonic that the Pizza Cats use, he actually only discovered it and took the credit.
  • Methuselah Syndrome: Stated to be 350 years old in the Japanese version.
    Daisensei: Who are you calling a geezer?! I'm only 350 years old, right in the full bloom of youth!
  • The Mentor: A heavily played with version; on one hand he is a foolish and conceited old man who isn’t anywhere near as wise as everyone thinks he is, but on the other hand he still can offer important advice and encouragement when needed.

Momma Mutt and Junior (Itsumono Oya and Itsumono Ko)

Momma Mutt's Voice Actors: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese), Sonja Ball (English)

Junior's Voice Actors: Satomi Koorogi (Japanese, 1st), Ai Orikasa (Japanese, 2nd), Pauline Little (English)

Mother and son extras who make color comments while watching the Pizza Cats fly over them.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Both of them engage in snide conversations about the Pizza Cats, usually after they are launched into action.
  • Off-Model: Their colors are not always consistent.

Carla (Okara)

Voice Actors:

Bad Bird's childhood girlfriend who performed as a clown at a traveling circus.

The Ancient Warrior (Kuroi Bushou)

Voice Actors: Hirotaka Suzuoki (Japanese)

A mysterious warrior who Speedy faces while the latter trains for his rematch against Bad Bird.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears a black cape, and his armor is dusk-hued. However, he appears to be a Stealth Mentor more than anything.
  • Deus ex Machina: When things are looking hopeless in the finale, as Speedy and Bad Bird are face to face with a seemingly indestructible runaway comet, the Ancient Warrior suddenly appears on the Supreme Catatonic's monitor and reveals the secret of the mecha's ultimate power.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A rare benevolent version. Things always get more serious when he appears.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: In a world where everyone else appears in chibi-esque form, it's rather telling that the Ancient Warrior is drawn with more realistic proportions.
  • Physical God: In the Japanese version he is stated to be the incarnation of Nekomyoujin-sama, the guardian deity of the Nekonin clan.
  • Secret Test of Character: He battles Yattaro/Speedy as a way of teaching him what he lacks in order to defeat Karamaru/Bad Bird (who was empowered by the Armor of Worc at the time).
  • Shout-Out: To a certain Sith lord. As if the black armor, helmet, and cape aren't enough, the Japanese version's soundtrack even goes so far as to include echoing breath sounds as he appears and electronic buzzing sounds as he swings his sword.

The Narrator

Voice Actors: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Terrence Scammell (English)

A witty off-screen narrator who tells the story of the series. Often takes part in the hilarity.

  • Added Alliterative Appeal: He uses a lot of alliteration when describing the various perils of the Pizza Cats.
  • Catchphrase: "Please allow me to explain" in the Japanese version.
  • Deadpan Snarker: More snark than deadpan, since he has to keep the audience hyped.
  • Infallible Narrator: Particularly in the Japanese version, often announcing a character's inner thoughts, or the truth behind a character's lie, whether unintentional or not. The characters usually don't notice. Either that, or they're just staying on script.
  • Interactive Narrator: Every major character seems aware of his existence, and often have conversations or argue with him. He also tends to give hints to the characters in order to keep the plot moving, and even finds himself the victim of Lucille/Omitsu's missiles at one point.
  • Lemony Narrator: He's always ready with a quip to point out the absurdity of the situation, or offer a bit of Lampshade Hanging.
  • Mr. Exposition: As a narrator, it's his job.
  • Narration Echo: Sometimes he repeats something that a character just said, verbatim. And vice versa.
  • Narrating the Obvious: Much to the annoyance of the characters. He does so much more in the Japanese version.
  • Not So Stoic: His voice starts to crack when it appears that Speedy has truly met his end in the final episode.
  • Opening Narration: Every single episode opens with him briefly explaining the premise of the show, or some event that's happening in-universe.
  • So Once Again, the Day Is Saved: Most episodes end with the Narrator offering dramatic praise to the heroes for a job well done. Though just as often his praise is also paired with mocking criticism.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Happened to the Narrator at least twice in the Japanese version:
    • In the episode, "Unidentified Flying Oddballs", he was hit by Lucille's missiles when he tried to tell her that she was looking at a UFO; she felt insulted by his comment.
    • In "Phony Baloney Cat", he was banished to Prisoner Island by Princess Vi.


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