Ninpen Manmaru

Ninpen Manmaru

Cover of the first volume of Ninpen Manmaru
Genre Comedy
Written by Mikio Igarashi
Published by Enix
Magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan
Original run April 1995April 1999
Volumes 11
Anime television series
Directed by Tetsuo Yasumi
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run July 5, 1997 March 28, 1998
Episodes 48

Ninpen Manmaru (忍ペンまん丸, lit. "Manmaru the Ninja Penguin") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mikio Igarashi. It was serialized in the Enix magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan from 1995 to 1999. A 48-episode anime adaptation was produced by Shin-Ei Animation, directed by Tetsuo Yasumi, and broadcast on TV Asahi between July 5, 1997 and March 28, 1998.[1]



The anime uses two pieces of theme music. "What surprised me" (ボクってまんまる Bokutte Manmaru) by Yumi Adachi is the series' opening theme while "Kagayakeru Hoshi" (輝ける星 lit. "Stars Shining") by Miho Komatsu is the series' ending theme.



  1. つるピカハゲ丸くん (1988). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
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