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Kiteretsu Daihyakka (キテレツ大百科?, lit. Kiteretsu Encyclopedia) is a science fiction manga series by Fujiko Fujio which ran in the children's magazine Kodomo no Hikari from April 1974 through July 1977. The manga was later made into a 331-episode TV anime series which ran on Fuji TV from March 27, 1988 through June 9, 1996.

There are many similarities in the makeup and appearance of the main cast to the cast of Doraemon, which was also created by Fujio, though the content of the story is completely different.

The main character is a scientific genius grade school boy named Kiteretsu, who has built a companion robot named Korosuke. He frequently travels in time with his friends and Korosuke in the time machine he built. Miyoko is a girl in his neighborhood who is basically his girlfriend. Tongari is his rival, who happen to share some similar traits of Honekawa Suneo. Buta Gorilla (Kumada Kaoru) is a typical neighborhood bully, who also share similar traits of Gian (Takeshi Goda) except that he often antagonizes Korosuke.

Setting

The show is set in the fictional Hyōno-chō, which is set in an ambiguous location featuring a rural-style train station, a department store, and a shopping district. The fictional neighboring town of Urano-chō is where Miyoko's aunt lives. In the anime, Miyoko speaks in the dialect attributed to that town.

The fictional Hyakujōshima is the location of the Tongari family's vacation home. A family of kabocha farmers lives there and takes care of the place. The island is sparsely populated due to people moving away, and it is accessible from Tokyo via airplane and ferry.

Two fictional schools are mentioned in the series: Hyōno Elementary and Takao University. Hyōno Elementary is the public school Kiteretsu and his friends attend. During summer vacation, one of the lunch ladies uses the school to teach piano lessons. There is also a rumor the school is haunted.

It is unknown if Takao University is a private, national, or public university. Benzō-san was able to enter the university after attempting it six times during the series. Ten years from the time period of the series beginning, Kiteretsu, Miyoko, and Tongari enter this university to study.

Other locations in the series are actual locations, though some things may have been fictionalized to meet the story's needs.

Manga

  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol.1-3 (Tentōmushi Comics, Shogakukan, 1977)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol.1-4 (Fujiko Fujio Land, Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 1984)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka vol.1-2 (Shogakukan Koro Koro Bunko, Shogakukan, 1984)
  • My First BIG Kiteretsu vol.1-2 (Shogakukan, 2003)

TV drama

In January 2002, NHK aired a two-hour live action drama featuring a CGI Korosuke voiced by Mami Koyama, who also voiced the anime version of Korosuke.

Games

On February 23, 1990, Epoch released an action game for the Famicom. A board game titled Kiteretsu Daihyakka: Chōjikū Sugoroku was released on January 27, 1995 by Video System for the Super Famicom. Another game was made for the Sega Pico.

Anime

Cast

Staff


Theme songs

Opening theme songs

Listing includes the song title followed by the episodes and the singer in parentheses.

  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka no Uta (90-minute special on November 2, 1987, Mitsuko Horie)
  1. Oyome-san ni Natte Agenaizo (ep.1-24, Kaori Moritani)
  2. Body dake Lady (ep.25-60, Junko Uchida)
  3. Yumemiru Jikan (ep.61-86, Megumi Mori)
  4. Hajimete no Chū (ep.87-108, Anshin Papa)
  5. Suimin Fuskou (ep.109-170, Chicks)
  6. Oryōri Kōshinkyoku (ep.171-331, Yuka)

Ending theme songs

Listing includes the song title followed by the episodes and the singer in parentheses.

  1. Magical Boy Magical Heart (ep.1-16, Kaori Moritani)
  2. Race no Cardigan (ep.17-24, Kaori Sakagami)
  3. Korosuke Rock (ep.25-60, Junko Uchida)
  4. Felt no Pencase (ep.61-86, Megumi Mori)
  5. Merry ha tada no Tomodachi (ep.87-108, Toshiko Fujita)
  6. Hajimete no Chū (ep.109-170, 213-290, 311-331, Anshin Papa)
  7. Happy Birthday (ep.171-212, Yuka)
  8. Uwasa no Kiss (ep.291-310, TOKIO)

External links

gl:Kiteretsu, o primo listo de Nobita

ko:키테레츠 대백과 it:Kiteretsu Daihyakka ms:Kiteretsu Daihyakkath:นักประดิษฐ์รุ่นจิ๋ว vi:Cuốn từ điển kì bí zh:奇天烈大百科

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