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Patalliro

TV, ep.49 (~24 min.), 1982

 

Information:

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen Ai
Tags: Comedy
Release Date: 08.04.1982 ‑ 13.05.1983
Studios: Toei Animation
Rating: PG - Children
Type: TV (1982)
Episodes: 49, ~24 min.

Alternative names:

パタリロ!
Patarillo
Boku Pataliro!
I
Pataliro!
Patalliro!
Boku
Patariro
Patalliro du Malyner VIII is the crown prince of the Diamond producing country of Malynera. Known for being both Ugly, Mischievous and with a Bad Personality, he is nonetheless a strong-willed prince and a good son to his father the king. Many enemies of the throne, including the Prime Minister of Malynera himself, are off to get rid of him and take control of the rich nation. Thus, Bancoran, his haughty but extremely handsome bodyguard, is of to protect the obnoxious prince, even from Bancoran's own lover, the extremely beautiful Bishounen Mariahi and other Bishounen Assassins. 
Patarillo! is set in a society much like ours in most ways, with one decided twist. The manga on which it is based is one of the much-read works produced for adolescent Japanese girls that features a healthy proportion of gay men and beautiful teenagers aka bishounen (beautiful boys). Most of the action takes place in Marinera, the land of eternal spring, located somewhere in the South Seas. The country is a major producer of diamonds; they provide much of the basis of conflict in the anime series. They come from one of the most prolific mines in the world, owned by the king of Marinera, the vertically challenged but horizontally endowed boy-king Patarillo himself. The International Diamond Syndicate - a huge semi- criminal organization/ secret society dedicated to taking over the world`s entire diamond supply- wants that mine and will stop at nothing to get it. In the early episodes they send off a number of bishounen assassins to do in Patarillo, which necessitates his having a bodyguard, the English MI6 agent, Major Jack (`Bishounen-Killer`) Bancoran. Bancoran`s nickname doesn`t mean he shoots bishounen in cold blood. The soubriquet comes from the fact that no male under the age of 17 can resist his sexual fascination. This, to Bancoran`s eternal disgust, includes Patarillo himself. The action switches often from Marinera to MI6 headquarters in London (London seems to be an easy two hour`s flight from the South Seas) or Bancoran`s palatial condo in the suburbs of same. (MI6, be it noted, looks a lot like Fritz Lang`s Metropolis, while Jack`s `apartment` bears a passing resemblance to Randolph Hearst`s spread.) The action also goes into the past and future and out into space. Patarillo evidently gets around.
Ten-year old Patalliro The 8th is the mischievous and rather ugly crown Prince of Malynera. MI6 agent Bancoran; also known as the 'Bishounen Killer', has been assigned the duty of being the crown Prince’s bodyguard, much to his continued annoyance. Bancoran must not only prevent Patalliro from being targeted by Malynera’s Prime Minister, but he must also try to keep his mischievous antics in line! Working together, can Patalliro and Bancoran foil various assassination attempts and catch the person behind them?
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Related anime:

Patalliro TV, 1982
Pataliro! Stardust Keikaku Movie, 1983, Side story
Patalliro Saiyuki TV, 2005, Spin-off

Related manga:

Patalliro! Manga, 1979, Adaptation

Related characters:

Patalliro the 8th
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Major Jack Barbarossa Bancoran
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Challe
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Etrange
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Zachary
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Afro 18
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Thomas
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Robbie
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Plasma X
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Johan
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Jenne
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Bjorn
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Marion
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Duran Du Laken
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Jada
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Coco
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Skunky
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Samiel
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Garnesia
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Madeline
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Tommy
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Chrystia
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Shunei Li
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Dr. Christian
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Phillip
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Oscar
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Sherman
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Patababa
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Zange
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Sidewinder
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Johannes
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General Grosvenor
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Bennett
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Mark
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Eddie
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Alpha Random
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Patrick
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Jack Barbarosa BANCORAN
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Patalliro du Malynera VIII
Patalliro du Malynera VIII