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Perman (パーマン Pāman?), by Fujiko F. Fujio, is a Japanese manga and anime about a clumsy boy, Mitsuo Suwa, who is chosen as an apprentice of Superman. The name "Perman" is based on "Superman" without the "Su". However, due to copyright concerns, the name of Pāman's boss was changed into "Birdman" later.

The first series was serialized in Shōnen Sunday and other magazines from 1967 to 1968, and the second was serialized in CoroCoro Comic from 1983 to 1986. The first anime series was first produced in black and white in 1967. It was remade in color in 1983 and films were released in 1983, 1984, 1985, 2003 and 2004 along with Doraemon films.

Story

Superman (later "Birdman") gives a clumsy human boy, Mitsuo Suwa, four items to help him as Perman, Superman/Birdman's apprentice:

1) A mask which increases physical strength 6600 times.

2) A cape for flying in the sky at 119 km/h,

3) A badge which enables him to communicate with other Permen and breathe underwater using the oxygen tank,

4) An X-ray light to see distance object in dark.

In addition, he gives him a copy-robot which metamorphoses into his look-alike to help him keep his secret identity during Perman missions; However, if his secret identity becomes known to others, his brain will be destroyed for betraying the secret of Pāman. This penalty becomes reduced to being turned into an animal in later chapters.

Mitsuo begins by rescuing people who are victims of crimes or disasters, so as Perman he is admired; but he is often troubled by his dual life as a both brilliant superhero and an unrewarded ordinary boy. He wishes to abandon his role of Perman; but he continues being Perman out of a desire to help people caught in disasters.

Soon, he meets other Permen and teams with them.

In the end, he achieves the status of Superman and leaves to a planet for Supermen to become a superhero.

Characters

Outside Japan

Paman has aired been in countries other than Japan

India

In India (on the station Nickelodeon India), the anime is released as Perman, dubbed in Hindi, English, Tamil and in Telugu.

Indonesia

In Indonesia, Paman was released as P-man, dubbed in Bahasa Indonesia and broadcast on RCTI.

Italy

Superkid eroe bambino.

Latin America

In Latin America it was released as El Hombre Par, dubbed in Spanish.

South Korea

Aired as Super Boy Perman (슈퍼 꼬마 퍼맨).

United States

In July 15, 2010, Perman was released in America in a Teletoon marathon on CBS featuring the character's names Americanized and features Perman called Super Dude and Superman/Birdman called Captain Obvious.

Current programming

Former programming

External links

id:P-Man

it:Superkid eroe bambinoth:ปาร์แมน vi:Cậu bé siêu nhân zh-yue:神奇小子 zh:小超人

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