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Mōretsu Atarō
Genre Comedy
Author Fujio Akatsuka
Publisher Kodansha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19671970
TV anime
Studio Toei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run April 04, 1969December 25, 1970
Episodes 90
TV anime
Director Junichi Sato
Studio Toei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run April 21, 1990December 22, 1990
Episodes 34
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Mōretsu Atarō (もーれつア太郎 Extraordinary Atarō?) is a gag manga by Fujio Akatsuka. It was serialized from 1967 to 1970 in Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Two anime adaptations were produced for TV Asahi (then called NET TV).

The plot revolves around a young edokko named Atarō who lives with his father X-gorō (read as Batsu-gorō) in downtown Tokyo running the family store. After his father's sudden death, Atarō must take care of the store himself and, along with the help of his father's ghost, his friend Dekoppachi, former yakuza leader Butamatsu, and a nutty alley cat named Nyarome, he protects it from the tanuki-faced gang leader Kokoro Boss.




The first anime featured cameo appearances by several characters from other Akatsuka works.

  • Iyami (Osomatsu-kun) (Voice: Yonehiko Kitagawa)
  • Chibita (Osomatsu-kun) (Voice: Kazue Tagami, Masako Nozawa)
  • Totoko (Osomatsu-kun) (Voice: Kazuko Sugiyama)
  • Omawari-san (Tensai Bakabon) (Voice: Isamu Tanonaka, Keiichi Noda, and others)
  • Papa (Tensai Bakabon) (Voice: Jōji Yanami)

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