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Sushi Pack is a children's Saturday morning cartoon featuring a team of items from a sushi menu, jolted to life thanks to a bolt of lightning. The Pack consists of Tako (octopus), Maguro (tuna), Kani (crab), Ikura (salmon roe) and Wasabi, who together battle evildoers and learn life lessons. They live in an organic donut shop with their human friend and mentor Ben. Despite the superhero element of the story, violence is used only as a last resort. The show is produced by American Greetings, DiC Entertainment (notable for being the final cartoon they ever created), and Tom Ruegger.


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  • Achilles' Heel: Heat is their only weakness. Except with Wasabi, who can take the heat, but can't stand extreme cold.
  • Aesop Amnesia: The cast frequently ends up offending Wasabi and needing to apologize.
  • An Aesop: Most episodes had one, with them ranging from "Be careful with your words; they can hurt." to "Too much TV is bad for you."
  • Animesque: A mix of this and regular cartoon style.
  • Anthropomorphic Food: The main characters are assorted kinds of sushi and hot mustard that have been uplifted via lightning.
  • Aren't You Forgetting Someone?: In "Sushis of a Certain Stature," the Pack think that the town is putting up a statue of them, since it's announced as "Wharf City's Greatest Hero." It's actually of Kato Platypus, who was more active years earlier.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Volta from "Starring Ikura"
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  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Ikura in "A Very Big Deal"
  • Badass in Distress: Satellightning's return episode involves him needing to be rescued from the bottom of the sea. Bear in mind this is someone who schooled the police, the army, and The Pack when they fought him in his debut episode.
  • Bad is Good and Good is Bad: Sir Darkly. He appears to be a manifestation of evil, so it's justified.

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