Ninja Hattori-Kun

We were watching a Japanese TV show the other day. The show features segment showing the origins of all kinds of Japanese pop culture items. This episode the had a retrospective on “Ninja Hattori-Kun.

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He’s a cute ninja character for kids, star of many cartoons and manga. Very cute looking. Well it turns out that they had a live action version on TV during the sixties. In it Hattori-kun is played by a man in a mask.

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The result is almost frightening! I wonder who thought this live action show would be better than a cartoon.

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How many kids had nightmares after watching this?

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24 responses to “Ninja Hattori-Kun

  1. rohan

    hattori is so cute

  2. Mitsuo

    i love hattori i used to watch this cartoon all the time its so cute and adorable..and actually u get to learn a lot of stuff from there.

  3. Matt

    I think the real action series are very good indeed. Just think how beautiful would be if this series could be realized with actual technologies (CGI, better costumes etc etc..).

  4. hattori is really cute. i m 16yrs but still love it

  5. I LIKE NINJA HATTORI YOU ROCK.I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN NINJA TECNIC I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN OF YOURS . I HAVE LEARNT SOME OF YOUR NINJA TECNIC CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE DO YOU LIVE

  6. sushant gajurel

    nice

  7. shreenath

    He is a best ninja

  8. Cypress

    Anyone interested in this should read the manga, “20th Century Boys”. I don’t want to post spoilers but you will love it and think to yourself “Amazing…”.

  9. slapster

    Hey Eric, if you’re interested in watching Ninja Hattori, in India, we get a translated edition of it in hindi, tamil, telugu and english.

    • Wow, that’s a lot of languages!

      • slapster

        FYI India has 18 official languages and 100+ local languages :)

        • I knew India had a lot of languages, but I had no idea that it was 100+. I wonder how many languages the average India person can speak? What’s the most common language in India?

          • slapster

            The majority of people in India speak Hindi, but Tamil is quite popular around the world. You can sea Tamil speaking people in countries like Singapore, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The average person is either bilingual or trilingual by knowing English, their mothertongue and/or Hindi/Urdu.

  10. touseef

    i got nightmares for almost a week!

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