Author: SAWAI, Yoshio
Genre: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, Shounen
In the year 300X, the entire world is under the tyrannical rule of the Bald Empire, and their ruler, Tsuru Tsurulina IV. His malicious Hair Hunting troop, which ranges from basic soldiers, to block Commanders, and the insidious Big Four, ruthlessly hair hunts innocent bystanders, leaving the people bald and their villages in ruins. Standing against this evil regime is the heroic, but bizarre, rebel, Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo, who fights the Hair Hunting Troop with his powerful, and slightly confusing, Fist of the Nose Hair. Joined by his friends Beauty, Don Patch, and Heppokumaru (with others joining later), Bo-Bobo is on a exciting, gag-filled quest to deliver his own hairy brand of justice to evildoers everywhere. The show’s comedy is driven by its insanity and bizarre nature. Although fighting a rebellion against evil forces, none of the heroic characters take their job too seriously, drawing their power from their spontenaity with a special “Hajike“ (dub: Wiggin) style to create attacks that either parody what they are up against or have nothing to do with anything going on. Most of these gags are commented by the more serious characters (particularly Beauty), breaking the fourth wall both as reaction as well as acting as the voice of the reading audience.