lit. "Genius Bakabon") is a manga and anime series created by Fujio Akatsuka which began publication on April 9, 1967, in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. It is about the misadventures of a dim-witted boy (Bakabon) and his idiotic father, the latter of whom eventually becomes the central character. The official English name was Meet the Boneheads,[1] but has since been favored for the more accurate The Genius Bakabon.Characters Edit
Bakabon's Papa (バカボンのパパ Bakabon no Papa)
Bakabon's troublemaker father who eventually steals the show and becomes the central character. His catchphrase is saying "Kore de ii noda (これでいいのだ It'll be all right)" to someone when trying to get them to go along with one of his stupid plans. A typical episode plot involves Papa either being too stupid to perform a simple task or coming up with some crazy idea to accomplish a simple task, usually asking for his son Bakabon's advice and causing tons of trouble. He was once very smart but became an idiot after an accident. He is known for always wearing his trademark hachimaki and haramaki. His favorite food is octopus. Papa has become an anime icon in Japan and was ranked number 9 in a 2002 TV Asahi Top 100 Anime Characters list.[2] Voiced by Masashi Amenomori (1st-2nd series), Kōsei Tomita (3rd series, pachinko games), Hisahiro Ogura (4th series), Arata Furuta (5th series).
Bakabon (バカボン)
A boy who enjoys causing mischief, especially with his Papa. On the inside, though, he is kind and works a part-time job as a shoeshine boy to buy his mother a birthday present. He is known for not wearing pants underneath his kimono. At the beginning of the series he attends Bōmō Eggplant Elementary School (坊毛茄子小学校 Bōmō Nasubi Shōgakkō), but by the fourth anime it has been renamed Bakada Elementary School (バカ田小学校 Bakada Shōgakkō). Voiced by Keiko Yamamoto (1st-2nd series, pachinko), Megumi Hayashibara (3rd series), Yoshiko Kamei (4th series), Miyu Irino (5th series).
Hajime-chan (ハジメちゃん)
Bakabon's younger brother. He