Cover art from the DVD box
Genre Adventure, Science Fiction, Comedy
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Produced by Tadashi Oka
Written by Takao Koyama
Music by Masayuki Yamamoto
Studio Tatsunoko Productions
Network Fuji TV
Original run April 9, 1983 September 24, 1983[1]
Episodes 20 (including Episode No.19 which is unaired because of baseball games)[2]

Itadakiman (イタダキマン) is the seventh in the Time Bokan series.


The story begins in the year 20XX. Oshaka School in Kamakuland is a world-renowned school where only those who are pure and clearheaded descendants of Priest Sanzo's clan may be admitted. The trio of villains firmly believe they are genuine descendants of Priest Sanzo's clan, although they are of uncertain lineage. They study hard to enter the school in spite of their repeated failure. One day, three intelligent children are called in by the principal and asked to find a set of missing copper plates scattered all over the world. The plates are to be used to complete a puzzle board, which will bring honor to the Oshaka School. The conversation is overheard by the trio of villain, and they decide to stop the youngsters.[3][4][5]

The story is aimed at a more adult audience, with the female villain often losing her clothes during the story. Generally, the story parodies previous series, spoofing various recurring themes and set pieces, such as giant robots, good vs. evil, being a villain, transforming/upgrading existing machines to become much stronger, authorities, and the social life of working adults. The show was cancelled after twenty episodes because of very low audience rate.

The show's title is a play on the Japanese saying "Itadakimasu," said before beginning a meal.



Oshaka University

Tatemae Trio

Dirt Cheap Trio


Episode list

# Episode Name Original air date
01 "Oshaka gakuen kikiippatsu!" (オシャカ学園危機イッパツ!!) April 9, 1983 (1983-04-09)
02 "Dokkiri mizugi kontesuto" (ドッキリ水着コンテスト!) April 16, 1983 (1983-04-16)
03 "Etsu! yanyan ni akachan ga?" (エッ!ヤンヤンに赤ちゃんが?) April 23, 1983 (1983-04-23)
04 "Waratte waratte neaka nina re" (笑って笑ってネアカになれ) May 7, 1983 (1983-05-07)
05 "Konkon. rabusutori" (こんこん・らぶストーリー) May 14, 1983 (1983-05-14)
06 "Sonnakoto ari daisakusen" (そんなことアリ?!大作戦) May 21, 1983 (1983-05-21)
07 "Sorewo kutsutta raoshimaiyo!" (それを食ったらおしまいよ!) May 28, 1983 (1983-05-28)
08 "Koi pyuta hanayo me sakusen!" (恋ピューター花嫁作戦) June 4, 1983 (1983-06-04)
09 "Mise teha dame yo! sono himitsu" (見せてはダメよ!その秘密) June 18, 1983 (1983-06-18)
10 "Agerarenai! koredakeha" (あげられない!これだけは) June 25, 1983 (1983-06-25)
11 "Kanpai! bocchan sensei" (かんぱい!ぼっちゃん先生) July 2, 1983 (1983-07-02)
12 "Kiseki urusaiyu no bara monogatari" (奇跡ウルサイユのバラ物語) July 9, 1983 (1983-07-09)
13 "Gakuen gajigajipanikku!" (学園ガジガジパニック!) July 30, 1983 (1983-07-30)
14 "Ikkyū yama no itadakikuizu!" (一休山のイタダキクイズ!) August 13, 1983 (1983-08-13)
15 "Hamabe no kissu nigo yōjin!" (浜辺のキッスにご用心!) August 27, 1983 (1983-08-27)
16 "Ryūko chanmo onna dearinsu" (竜子ちゃんも女でありんす) September 3, 1983 (1983-09-03)
17 "Maboroshi no ten don yama wo koe te!" (幻の天ドン山を越えて) September 10, 1983 (1983-09-10)
18 "Kireina machi niha wana gaaru!" (きれいな町には罠がある!) September 17, 1983 (1983-09-17)
19 "Busshuman VS tazan" (プッシュマンVSターサン) 
20 "Itadakiman yodokohe iku" (イタダキマンよどこへ行く) September 24, 1983 (1983-09-24)


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  2. "イタダキマン サブタイトルリスト". 2008-10-06. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. "Tatsunoko Pro". Tatsunoko Productions. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  4. "イタダキマン キャラクター". 2008-10-06. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  5. "イタダキマン ダイジェスト". 2008-10-06. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
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