Follow TV Tropes


Manga / Roppu-kun

Go To
Astro Boy! No, wait... Jetter Mars! No, wait...
Roppu-kun is a manga by Osamu Tezuka about Roppei, a fisherman’s son who discovers a toy robot at the bottom of the ocean named Roppu. Roppu laid discarded there by an alien child but now with Roppei's help is reactivated as has a child friend once more. Roppu is a powerful robot and can do many amazing things, but will only answer to Roppei and is still just a toy.

This series provides examples of:

  • Do-Anything Robot: Roppu is said to be able to create just about anything so long as Roppei commands it.
  • Human Aliens: Despite being the creation of an Alien society Roppu appears rather human-like.
  • Name From Another Species: Inverted with Roppu. An alien robot given a name by his new human friend, Roppei. His original name, if he has one, is unknown.
  • Robot Buddy: Roppu was made to be this for his original alien owner and became this again to Roppei once the boy dug him out from the ocean floor.


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: