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Release Date:
19 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Happy fun rock band cartoon invasion!
Follows two Japanese rock stars, their fans, and the adventures they go on. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 12)
Ami Ohnuki ... Herself (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Yumi Yoshimura ... Herself (39 episodes, 2004-2006)

Grey Griffin ... Yumi Yoshimura / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Janice Kawaye ... Ami Onuki / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2006)

Series Directed by
Scott O'Brien (17 episodes, 2004-2006)
Howard Perry (5 episodes, 2004-2006)
Shellie Kvilvang (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bruce Morris (3 episodes, 2006)

Darrell Van Citters (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Michelle Lamoreaux (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robert Lamoreaux (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
David Shayne (7 episodes, 2005-2006)
Guy Toubes (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Slack (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sam Register (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Joelle Sellner (2 episodes, 2006)

Steven Kriozere (unknown episodes, 2005)
Greg Benson (unknown episodes)
Shannon Denton (unknown episodes)
Kim Evey (unknown episodes)
Scott Gray (unknown episodes)
David Pruiksma (unknown episodes)
Ford Riley (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John Cawley .... line producer (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Original Music by
Andy Sturmer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Michael D'Ambrosio (3 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Gibb (3 episodes, 2005)
Series Casting by
Phil Lollar (1 episode, 2004)
Collette Sunderman (1 episode, 2004)
Series Production Design by
Trish Burgio (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Bradley J. Gake (37 episodes, 2004-2006)

Maiya Brooks (unknown episodes)
Anne Walker Farrell (unknown episodes)
Michael Giaimo (unknown episodes)
Julia Kalantarova (unknown episodes)
Peter Michail (unknown episodes)
Frank Montagna (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Tramm Wigzell .... executive in charge of production (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Suzannah Szabo .... production manager (32 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jenn Brown .... production manager (unknown episodes)
David Weiner .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Howard Perry .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Sound Department
Jillinda Palmer .... sound effects editor (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jake Gideon Posner .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 2006)
Thomas Chan .... sound designer (7 episodes, 2004-2005)

Eric Freeman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Michelle Garuik .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Tim Szabo .... effects animator (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Alex Meza .... animator (6 episodes, 2005)

Eric D. Erickson .... animation setup (unknown episodes)
Nate Pacheco .... effects animator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Scott O'Brien .... animation director (15 episodes, 2004-2006)
Shakeh Haghnazarian .... character designer (10 episodes, 2004-2005)
Howard Perry .... animation director / animator (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
Frank Forte .... animator (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Shellie Kvilvang .... animation director / storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darin McGowan .... animation director (4 episodes, 2005-2006)
David Pruiksma .... animation director (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bruce Morris .... animation director (2 episodes, 2006)

Joey Adams .... animator (unknown episodes)
Jezreel Mann Carlos II .... animator (unknown episodes)
Cesar Henriquez .... animator (unknown episodes)
Keith Holven .... animator (unknown episodes)
Mike Kazaleh .... animation director (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Michael D'Ambrosio .... lead editor (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
Series Other crew
Adam Beechen .... story editor (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
Suzannah Szabo .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2004)

Martin Cho .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Craig Clark .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Eric D. Erickson .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Erik Higurashi .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Andy Jolliff .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Michelle Lamoreaux .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Robert Lamoreaux .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Scott Lowe .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Harmony Nigh .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Cliff Parrott .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Michael Polvani .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Tony Salama .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Mike Trull .... technical director (unknown episodes)

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The main reason that this show wasn't rated TV-Y, but TV-Y7 are Yumi's mischievous comments.See more »
Kaz Harada:Ladies, the bus needed tires... so I've sold your kidneys!
Ami Onuki, Yumi Yoshimura:[in unison] *Again*?
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Movie Connections:
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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Interesting, 5 January 2005
Author: rdatsun

I was rather surprised when I found out the two women who sung for Teen Titains were getting their own cartoon show as well. Granted like most folks in the U.S, I've never heard of this band since its from out of country (the closest I've ever heard of J-Pop would be the Dance Dance Revolution machines). So I found it interesting as the show premiere came close (Checking it out at my Lowes movie theater helped as well).

Premise: Basiclly just a bunch of misadventures of the band's three member trio: the title characters Ami and Yumi (which from what I read in interviews, are based off the real life duo's more shining characteristics) and their tightwad money hungry manger, Caz, as they travel the road on their concert tour.

Its a cute show really with simple premises, situations and solutions all with a dose of the girl's music thrown in. However since the format for this show is short, most of the episodes end pretty corny and doesn't really give the stories a chance to flesh out more. Not to mention that you can see most of the resolutions coming a mile away. Still the character's personalities shine through and make the show worth watching as they stumble in and out of problems.

Art wise, very nice style. The creators or Puffy must of been fans of the game Parapper or Um Jammer Lammy cause the show reminds me of those video games and the art is very reminiscent. For those that haven't played those game, the style is simple line art, very abstract and colorful. Especially for a flash cartoon (2-D animation done mostly on computer). So good job here from the folks of Renegade.

As well as the sound section. As mentioned, the tunes are of course Puffy Ami Yumi songs with some usual cartoon play back. And the voice actors (which you may recognize as the main voices from Grim Adventures and Teenage Robot) do a nice job voicing the girls while mixing in some Japanese language (mainly when the two characters express surprise, get shocked or angry) and I love the dude who does Caz voice, the only one who seems to have an accent here.

And lets not forget the opening and closing segments with the real life Ami and Yumi. Though I think this is mostly from their show in Tokyo then down here. Still its cute and they don't take to long to lead in the cartoons.

Overall, a simple cartoon kids and teens might love, the older crowd might give a glance at. Would've been better if they can flesh out the problems more and use it as an opportunity for more humor. But they do well with the time they have. I don't know if the band will hit it off down, but anything possible and I wish all the luck for Puffy AmiYumi. Keep rocking girls!

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