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After finding a strange fishing rod at his father’s gravesite, elementary school student Totta decides to give it a whirl, only to discover that it fishes “bar souls” right from the barcodes of everyday items around him! From ramen, to drinks, to candy, the Bakutsuri Bar Rod reveals a whole new world of discovery and sport for fishing-lover Totta. With the rod in hand, and a new companion named Potepen that he fished from his bag of potato chips, Totta embarks on a mission to catch the strongest bar souls possible.


A mixed media franchise, Bakutsuri Bar Hunter was developed by Bandai, Shogakukan, and Toei Animation. Officially, it debuted in March 2018 with the release of a game for Nintendo 3DS in Japan and the ongoing serialization of a manga series in Shogakukan’s Monthly CoroCoro Comic.

The anime premieres on Oct. 2, 2018. The opening theme, “Bakutsuri Soul,” will be performed by SymaG. Meanwhile, the ending theme, “Yuujyou ZABOOON!!,” will be performed by Mikako Komatsu.


Totta Tachitsute (Voiced by: Ryou Hirohashi)

Though he is an elementary school student who is 10 years old, Totta’s entire life revolves around fishing, which can be attributed to his late father, who was a passionate fishing expert. He discovered the mysterious Bakutsuri Bar Rod after visiting his father’s gravesite one day. After realizing what it could do, Totta decides to go on a self-imposed mission to catch the strongest of bar souls.

Potepen (Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama)

A bar soul fished from a bag of potato chips, Potepen decides to accompany Totta on his mission after guessing the true potential of the Bakutsuri Bar Rod. There are potatoes that grow from the top of his head, which are completely edible and surprisingly tasty.

Kiba Samejima (Voiced by: Mitsuki Saiga)

The heir to a family that owns a bar rod company, Kiba is a prideful and cruel boy who uses whatever means necessary to reach his goals. He is so unforgiving that he doesn’t even take it easy against his own friends and allies. He is rivals with Totta, and is always trying to take him down a peg or two.

Shuwajiro (Voiced by: Kouta Nemoto)

A bar soul who can always be found at Kiba’s side, Shuwajiro is treated more like a maid than a partner. However, he thinks himself better that most humans (excluding Kiba, of course).

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  • Director: Kenji Seto
  • Series Composition: Yoichi Kato
  • Music: Takatsugu Wakabayashi
  • Character Designer: Akemi Yokota
  • Animation Production: Toei Animation
  • Opening Theme Song Artist: SymaG
  • Ending Theme Song Artist: Mikako Komatsu


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