Time Patrol Bon

From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Time Patrol Bon
First tankōbon volume cover
T・Pぼん
(Taimu Patorōru Bon)
Genre
Manga
Written byFujiko Fujio[a]
Published by
Magazine
  • Monthly Shōnen World
  • Monthly Comic Tom
DemographicShōnen
Original runAugust 1978July 1986
Volumes
  • 5 (first edition)
  • 3 (later editions)
Anime television film
Directed byKunihiko Yuyama
Written byShun'ichi Yukimuro
Music byHiroshi Tsutsui
StudioGallop
Original networkNippon TV
ReleasedOctober 14, 1989
Runtime94 minutes
Original net animation
T・P BON
Directed byMasahiro Ando
Produced byNaoki Amano
Written by
Music byMichiru Ōshima
StudioBones
Licensed byNetflix
Released May 2, 2024 – present
Runtime26–31 minutes
Episodes12

Time Patrol Bon (Japanese: T・Pぼん, Hepburn: Taimu Patorōru Bon) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio.[a] It was serialized in Ushio Publishing [ja]'s Monthly Shōnen World and Monthly Comic Tom from 1978 to 1986. An anime television special, animated by Gallop, was broadcast on Nippon TV in October 1989.

An original net animation (ONA) series, animated by Bones, premiered in May 2024 on Netflix.

Plot[edit]

The story focuses on Bon Namihira, a teenager who becomes part of a team of time-traveling agents tasked with saving people's lives during major historical events that happen across different eras and locations around the globe.

Characters[edit]

Bon Namihira (並平 凡, Namihira Bon)
Voiced by: Yūji Mitsuya (1989 special),[2] Akihisa Wakayama (2024 ONA)[1] (Japanese); Griffin Burns[3] (English)
Ream Stream (リーム・ストリーム, Rīmu Sutorīmu)
Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (1989 special),[2] Atsumi Tanezaki (2024 ONA)[1] (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck[3] (English)
Yumiko Yasukawa (安川 ユミ子, Yasukawa Yumiko)
Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (1989 special),[2] Tomoyo Kurosawa (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); Tara Sands[3] (English)
Tetsuo Shiraishi (白石 鉄男, Shiraishi Tetsuo)
Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); Ben Diskin[3] (English)
Yanagisawa (柳沢)
Voiced by: Setsuo Itō (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); David Errigo Jr.[3] (English)
Buyoyon (ブヨヨン)
Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); David Errigo Jr.[3] (English)
Yoko Shiraki (白木 陽子, Shiraki Yōko)
Voiced by: Saho Shirasu (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); Erin Yvette[3] (English)
Gayler (ゲイラ, Geira)
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (2024 ONA)[4] (Japanese); Michael Yurchak[3] (English)

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio,[a] Time Patrol Bon was serialized in Ushio Publishing [ja]'s Monthly Shōnen World (first part) and Monthly Comic Tom (second and third part); the first part was serialized from the August 1978 to the September 1979 issues; the second from the May 1980 to the June 1983 issues; and the third from the June 1984 to the July 1986 issues.[5] Ushio Publishing released five tankōbon volumes from September 1979 to August 1985.[6][7] The manga was re-published by Chūōkōron-sha in five volumes from November 1988 to January 1991,[8][9] and three volumes in June 1995.[10][11] Ushio Publishing re-published the series in three volumes from September to November 2008.[12][13] It was re-published again by Shogakukan in three volumes from September 2011 to March 2012.[14][15]

Anime[edit]

1989 special[edit]

An anime television special, animated by Gallop, was broadcast on Nippon TV on October 14, 1989.[2]

2024 ONA[edit]

In October 2023, it was announced that the manga would be adapted into an original net animation (ONA) series.[16][1] It is animated by Bones and is set to stream for two seasons on Netflix, with the first premiering on May 2, 2024, and the second premiering on July 17.[4] The opening theme, "Bon Bon Bon", is performed by Ryan Brahms,[17] while the ending theme, "Tears in the Sky", is performed by Lena Leon.[18]

Episodes[edit]
No.TitleOriginal air date
1"I Won't Be Erased!"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
2"T・P Apprentice"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
3"The Secret of the Pyramid"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
4"An Ancient Man Crosses the Pacific"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
5"Witch Hunt"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
6"The Mountain of the Roaring White Dragon"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
7"The Dark Labyrinth"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
8"The Beautiful Girl on the Battlefield"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
9"Riding a Dinosaur on Vacation"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
10"Gunfight on the O.K. Corral"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
11"The Marathon Battle"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)
12"Hyperspace Castaway"
May 2, 2024 (2024-05-02)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hiroshi Fujimoto alone. Fujimoto used the pen name "Fujiko F. Fujio" from 1989 onwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Loo, Egan (October 4, 2023). "Doraemon Co-Creator Fujio F. Fujiko's Time Patrol Bon Manga Gets BONES Anime on Netflix". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on October 4, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d 藤子・F・不二雄のT・Pぼん. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "T・P BON (2024 TV Show)". Behind the Voice Actors. Archived from the original on May 22, 2024. Retrieved May 22, 2024.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Pineda, Rafael (March 23, 2024). "T・P BON Anime Reveals More Cast, July 17 Debut". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 23, 2024. Retrieved March 23, 2024.
  5. ^ T・Pぼん(全3巻) (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  6. ^ T・Pぼん 1 [潮出版社]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  7. ^ T・Pぼん 5 [潮出版社]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  8. ^ T・Pぼん 1 [中公コミックス / 藤子不二雄ランド]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  9. ^ T・Pぼん 5 [中公コミックス / 藤子不二雄ランド]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  10. ^ T・Pぼん 1 [中公文庫コミック版]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  11. ^ T・Pぼん 5 [中公文庫コミック版]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  12. ^ "Special Ban T P Bon 1 (Kibo Comics)". CDJapan. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  13. ^ "Special Ban T P Bon 3 (Kibo Comics)". CDJapan. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  14. ^ 藤子・F・不二雄大全集 T・Pぼん / 1. Book Shop Shogakukan (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on November 10, 2017. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  15. ^ 藤子・F・不二雄大全集 T・Pぼん / 3. Book Shop Shogakukan (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  16. ^ 藤子・F・不二雄「T・Pぼん」2024年アニメ化 制作はボンズ、凡役は若山晃久. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. October 4, 2023. Archived from the original on October 5, 2023. Retrieved October 5, 2023.
  17. ^ Beveridge, Chris (May 13, 2024). "Netflix Streams The 'Time Patrol Bon' Anime Opening Sequence". The Fandom Post. Archived from the original on May 13, 2024. Retrieved May 22, 2024.
  18. ^ Beveridge, Chris (May 22, 2024). "Netflix Streams The 'Time Patrol Bon' Anime Ending Sequence". The Fandom Post. Archived from the original on May 22, 2024. Retrieved May 22, 2024.

External links[edit]