Sergeant Keroro, a frog-like alien invader, is captured in the line of duty by two Japanese teenagers while scouting for an invasion of Earth. After being left behind when the mission is aborted, Keroro is taken in (with some reluctance on all parties) by his captors: Fuyuki Hinata, his big sister Natsumi, and their single mom Aki. Keroro quickly begins plotting his comeback, scheming to reunite with his amphibian squad-mates (the mercurial Private Tamama, the gruff Corporal Giroro, the mischievous Sgt. Major Kururu, and the enigmatic Dororo) and renew their plan to conquer Earth (or "Pokopen", as the invaders call it)... when he's not being distracted by building Gundam model kits, or by other aspects of Earth culture. Written by
Vic Mignogna was the original choice for the English dub voice of Keroro. While Todd Haberkorn (who is now the official English dub voice of Keroro) was originally going to be the voice of Kululu. See more »
This one's for all the frustrated Invader Zim fans!
I am a strange person in that I am post-40 and still enjoy cartoons as much as when I was a kid. One of the more recent cartoons I have particularly enjoyed is the totally bizarre and seemingly pointless INVADER ZIM. Unfortunately, the show was just too weird and edgy for Nickelodeon and it was quickly canceled, though it has a very strong cult following. Apart from one season of shows, though, there just isn't much ZIM out there. And in light of this, I am strongly recommending Keroro gunsô (Sgt. Frog). The show is very, very similar in so many ways. BOTH star a totally inept short little guy who comes to Earth to dominate and conquer us for their empires and both are so hopelessly inept that they haven't a prayer! The only major difference is that Sgt. Frog isn't quite as bizarre or high energy. Instead of insanely over-the-top action like ZIM, Sgt. Frog is a slower paced and sweeter character--a lot more cuddly and cute than ZIM. Plus, for all you GIR lovers (he's ZIM'S robot helper), there isn't a corresponding character in Keroro gunsô. For this reason, I like this series a little less, but still recommend you give it a try.
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