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Net Ghost PiPoPa
ネットゴーストPIPOPA
(Netto Gōsuto Pipopa)
Genre Comedy, Science Fiction
TV anime
Director Shinichiro Kimura
Studio Studio Hibari
Network Japan TV Tokyo
Original run April 6, 2008March 29, 2009
Episodes 51
Manga
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Kerokero Ace
Game
Net Ghost PiPoPa×DS@Big Adventure!!!
Platform Nintendo DS
Anime and Manga Portal

Net Ghost PiPoPa (ネットゴーストPIPOPA(ピポパ) Netto Gōsuto Pipopa ?) is a Japanese anime series by Studio Hibari. It premiered on TV Tokyo on April 6, 2008. A manga version is also serialized in Kerokero Ace. It is also released in America in subbed form from December 2008 on Crunchyroll as Web Ghost PiPoPa.

A spin-off game entitled Net Ghost PiPoPa×DS@Big Adventure!!! (ネットゴーストPIPOPA ピポパ×DS@ダイボウケン!!! Netto Gōsuto PIPOPA Pipopa DS Dai Bouken!!! ?) was also released for the Nintendo DS.

Pipopa is an onomatopoeia of computer beeps.[1]

Contents

Overview

The story is about a boy, Yūta Akikawa, who is afraid of computers. His family moves to Kamimai City, a technologically advanced city, where his mother works. The same day, he is transported into the Net World, meeting three Web Ghosts known at Pit, Pot, and Pat.

Characters

  • Yūta Akikawa (秋川 勇太 Akikawa Yūta ?) Voiced by: Rina Satō
Yūta is a school boy who is afraid of computers, but is fond of astronomy. One day, he was sucked inside his cellphone where he met Pit, Pot and Pat.
  • Hikaru Sofue (祖父江 ひかる Sofue Hikaru ?) Voiced by: Sayuri Yahagi
Hikaru is the first person that Yūta met in Kamimai City. She is the one who mostly shows Yūta how things go around in Kamimai. They become classmates in school.
Pit is a show-offy net ghost who can transform into a car, a plane and a UFO All of them hates to be called PiPoPa, but Pit is the one who hates it most.
Pot is a net ghost who always likes to eat. He also has the most affection towards girls.
  • Pat (パット Patto ?) Voiced by: Masahito Abe
Pat is the computer freak in the group.
Project Siren is a top secret project hidden inside the Dream Future facility in Kamimai.
Mamoru is one of the best friends of Yūta. He taught him the basics of computers, and he is a computer programming expert.
  • Kazushige Enoshima (江ノ島 カズシゲ ?) Voiced by: Takashi Mito
Kazushige is a bully at school and one of Yūta's classmates. He has a crush on Hikaru and becomes frustrated when Yūta gets close to her.
  • Shuzo Matsushita (松下 シュウゾウ Matsushita Shūzō ?) Voiced by: Tsubasa Yonaga
  • Kosuke Kitayama (北山 コースケ Kitayama Kōsuke ?) Voiced by: Asami Yaguchi
  • Net Venus (ネットヴィーナス Netto Vīnasu ?) Voiced by: Kaori Shimizu
Venus is a very mysterious net ghost who frequently appears near Pit, Pot and Pat.
A photographer, Kenta is Yūta's father.
  • Yūko Akikawa (秋川 優子 Akikawa Yūko ?) Voiced by: Saori Seto
A programmer at Dream Future, Yūko is Yūta's mother.
  • Juzo Sofue (祖父江 十三 Sofue Jūzō ?) Voiced by: Takeshi Maruyama
Juzo is Hikaru's grandfather and is very protective of her granddaughter. He also specializes in the internet.
  • BiBoBa (ビボバ ?) (Bit (ビット Bitto ?) Voiced by: Takeshi Maruyama, Bot (ボット Botto ?) Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita, and Bat (バット Batto ?) Voiced by: Yūko Kibo)
BiBoBa has been the mortal rivals of PiPoPa.
  • Shin Kazama (風間 ジン Kazama Shin ?)
Kazama is the president of the Dream Future Japanese branch.
  • Karin Yukitani (雪谷 花梨 Yukitani Karin ?)
She is a friend of Hikaru. In one episode, Hikaru and Yūta help her set-up the website for Karin's inn.
  • Yuzuru Aizawa (相沢 譲 Aizawa Yuzuru ?)
A seemingly poor person looking for a permanent job. He seems to be a bit computer literate.
  • Ecolon (エコロン Ekoron ?)
An ecology focused net ghost. She is the net ghost of Hikaru's favorite website.
  • Sayaka Erenkova (サヤカ・エレンコワ Sayaka Erenkowa ?)
A Russian transfer student.
  • The Dream Future Big Four: Ash (アッシュ Asshu ?), Langa (ランガ Ranga ?), François (フランソワ Furansowa ?), Mohammad (モハンマド Mohamado ?)
  • Divine Forest (ディバイン・フォレスト Dibain Foresuto ?)

Theme songs

Opening songs
  1. "Password@PiPoPa" (パスワード@PIPOPA Pasuwādo Pipopa ?) by Atsuko Bungo (episodes 2-4)
  2. "Get On Up" by Sugimoto Shimai (5-26)
  3. "Password@PiPoPa" (パスワード@PIPOPA Pasuwādo Pipopa ?) by COON (27-50)
Ending songs
  1. "Hoshi Kirari" (星キラリ ?) by COON (1-26)
  2. "Virtual Love" (ヴァーチャル☆ラブ Vācharu Rabu ?) by Sugimoto Shimai (27-50onl)

References

  1. ^ Anime News Network

External links

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