Kids Fish the Digital Ocean in Bakutsuri Bar Hunter TV Anime

Children's anime from Toei Animation heads to TV Tokyo on October 02, 2018


Children's anime is nothing if not creative and strange, and in October it only gets weirder with Toei Animation's adaptation of Bakutsuri Bar Hunter ("Burst-Fishing Bar Hunter"), an upcoming TV anime about a young boy with a fiery passion for fishing who discovers an entire ocean to challenge on the other side of commercial barcodes.


The main staff for Bakutsuri Bar Hunter includes:


  • Original work: Bakutsuri Bar Hunter by Sakaban Suzuki (serialized in Shogakukan's Monthly CoroCoro Comic)
  • Series director: Kenji Setou
  • Series composition: Yōichi Katō
  • Character design: Akemi Yokata
  • Music: Takasugi Wakabayashi
  • Opening theme: "Bakutsuri Soul" by SymaG
  • Ending theme: "Yuujou ZABOOOON!" by Mikako Komatsu
  • Animation production: Toei Animation



The main cast for Bakutsuri Bar Hunter includes:


  • Ryō Hirohashi as Totta Tachitsute.
  • Yumi Uchida as Potepen.
  • Mitsuki Saiba as Kiba Sameshima.
  • And Kouta Nemoto as Schwajirou.



The story of Bakutsuri Bar Hunter follows Totta Tachitsute, a 10 year old boy who loves fishing and seeks to be an even greater angler than his late father. One day, Totta finds a mysterious "bar rod" at his father's grave, and with it he discovers an entire digital ocean on the other side of commercial barcodes. With the help of Potepen, a penguin "bar soul" from the barcode of a bag of potato chips, Totta sets out on adventure to conquer this strange new world.


Bakutsuri Bar Hunter will broadcast on TV Tokyo on Tuesdays during the 5:55 PM time slot beginning on October 02, 2018.




Official Bakutsuri Bar Hunter TV anime home page



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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