Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi Follows two famous Japanese rock stars, their fans, and the adventures they go on.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Keone Young ...  Kaz / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2006
Grey Griffin ...  Yumi Yoshimura / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2006
Janice Kawaye ...  Ami Onuki / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2006
Ami Ohnuki Ami Ohnuki ...  Herself 39 episodes, 2004-2006
Yumi Yoshimura ...  Herself 39 episodes, 2004-2006
Nathan Carlson Nathan Carlson ...  Vladimir / ... 27 episodes, 2004-2006
Corey Burton ...  Knoble Knight / ... 21 episodes, 2004-2006
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Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi Follows two famous Japanese rock stars, their fans, and the adventures they go on.

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Happy fun rock band cartoon invasion!


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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Cartoon Network [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Хай Хай Паффи Ами Юми See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Trivia

The episode Surf's Up was banned in the United States for its original title, "Tsunami AmiYumi." The episode was set for premiere on December 31, 2004, a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Renegade changed the title of the episode and all the references to the tsunami were changed (the word tsunami was changed into wave). The episode was aired everywhere in the world except in the U.S. where even the edited version was banned. The ban for the edited version can be considered as pointless as the episode was banned only in a country that wasn't affected by the tsunami. See more »

Quotes

Kaz Harada: Ladies, the bus needed tires... so I've sold your kidneys!
Ami OnukiYumi Yoshimura: [in unison] *Again*?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of every episode, the real Puffy AmiYumi say to the viewers, "Bye-Bye, Boo!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes: Crossover Nexus (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Sunrise
Performed by Puffy AmiYumi
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Interesting
5 January 2005 | by rdatsunSee all my reviews

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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