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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
19 November 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Happy fun rock band cartoon invasion!
Plot:
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi follows the adventures of two very cool, but very different, pop stars as they travel... See more »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Badly animated trash for the Japanophile subculture See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 12)
Ami Ohnuki ... Herself (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Yumi Yoshimura ... Herself (39 episodes, 2004-2006)

Grey DeLisle ... Yumi Yoshimura / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
Janice Kawaye ... Ami Onuki / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2006)
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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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Trivia:
Ami, Yumi and Kaz speak in Japanese when they are upset, injured, or being shocked. Ami and Kaz's voice actors are Japanese. Yumi's voice actress learned how to speak some of the language in the series thanks to both her cast mates. This is also evident in the episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy titled "My Peeps".See more »
Quotes:
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:
Spoofed in "MADtv: Episode #12.4" (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiSee more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Badly animated trash for the Japanophile subculture, 14 April 2011
Author: Pupin_Yapul from Tampa, FL

Sometime in the mid-90s, anime caught fire in the West in a big way, spawning the Japanophile subculture (aka wapanese, weeaboo, etc.) of people that love anything they could consume from Japan from anime to slapstick game shows to bad confections like Pocky. By the time the early 00s came around, it had hit a fever pitch.

So Cartoon Network, sensing the viability of this audience, decided to bring 2 REAL Japanese people to America (gasp!) in the form of the J-Pop duo PUFFY, who's star had faded in Japan in the late 90s after a couple of disappointing releases. However, the joke is on the watchers as the songstresses are only on the show for about 2 of the 23 minutes the show runs.

The show is basically a badly animated update of Josie and the Pussycats and the animated Ami and Yumi are nothing like their real life counterparts. The Japanese parts of the show focus on the stereotypical view of modern Japan (anime/manga, sushi, and card games) while getting into "wacky misadventures" while a track of a PUFFY hit from yesteryear blares out towards the end of an episode.

The characters are also rank, file, and formulaic with the happy character (Ami), the melancholy counterbalance (Yumi), and the materialistic manager (Kaz). No big surprises here.

In summary, it's a bad and quick cash-in that only the hardest of hardcore Japanophiles will go for because of the false beginner Japanese they can glean from the show.

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