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Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American animated television series created by Sam Register[1] and produced by Renegade Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, which aired on Cartoon Network from 2004 to 2006. The series stars fictionalized and animated versions of the Japanese pop rock group Puffy AmiYumi. The series premiered on November 19, 2004 and ended on June 27, 2006, with a total of three seasons and 39 episodes, leaving a total of 34 episodes aired and five episodes unaired in North America.

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According to Register, the target audience of the show is boys and girls from 6 to 11 years old.[4] However, it also has a cult following of teen and adult fans of the real-life Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura who make up the Japanese pop duo Puffy AmiYumi. Register, who was a fan of the band, wished to spread its fame to other parts of the world and thus created the series.[5]

The series features the adventures of animated versions of the duo, who have been immensely popular in Japan since making their debut, and is the second television show to be based on the band after Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Puffy, which aired in Japan from 1997 to 2002. The group now has its own U.S. albums, including a 2004 companion album to this program, and was known to viewers of Cartoon Network in the US for performing the theme to the Teen Titans animated series. During production of the series, DeLisle learned some Japanese from Kawaye and Young, both of whom speak the language fluently.

The show takes inspiration from various works animated in Japan, such as Pokémon, Digimon, the Sunbow Productions animated series based on Hasbro properties, the Walt Disney Animation Japan animated production, the Marvel Productions animated series, the Studio Ghibli animated production, and the Rankin/Bass animated series.[8] Other inspirations included old MGM and Warner Bros. cartoons, as well as Hanna-Barbera and Mirisch/UA cartoons, UPA shorts, and the works of Jay Ward.[citation needed] Some of the show's crew members included various writers from Nickelodeon's CatDog, including Steven Banks, Kit Boyce and Robert Lamoreaux. Prior to the show's release, Cartoon Network also released animated promos done by Klasky Csupo,[citation needed] the animation studio behind many Nickelodeon original shows, such as Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told by Ginger, and All Grown Up!.

Sam Register originally pitched the idea of Puffy AmiYumi having their own television series on Cartoon Network, and afterwards, Renegade Animation developed a test short on April 22, 2003[citation needed] in hopes of making the channel greenlight the show's production. Renegade Animation originally, at first, created other Cartoon Network pilots before Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi; two of which feature Captain Sturdy; one in 2001, entitled "Back in Action", and the other in 2003, entitled "The Originals", but they were ultimately rejected, and Renegade Animation then started working on Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi starting with its pilot on April 22, 2003. The pilot was not broadcast, but was initially successful, and got the green-light from Cartoon Network. Finally, it was shown in non-full version as a preview on Cartoon Network DVDs and VHS tapes.[9] The entire pilot was found by series' director, Darrell Van Citters, and was uploaded to Vimeo on April 5, 2018.[10][11] The series was officially announced at Cartoon Network's upfront on February 26, 2004. It was originally planned to premiere in December 2004,[12] but was later pushed back to November 19.[13]

On November 19, 2004, an animated series featuring cartoon versions of Ami and Yumi, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, premiered on the United States' Cartoon Network. Despite both of them being voiced by American actresses (though Janice Kawaye, who plays Ami, is of Japanese descent), the real Ami and Yumi star in short live-action segments taped in Japan. The show also featured some of Puffy's music. Cartoon Network's Japan service started airing episodes of the series (in English with Japanese subtitles) in 2005. In October of that year, TV Tokyo began airing a Japanese-dubbed version of the series, which eventually also went to CN Japan on January 8, 2006. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi also debuted in other countries such as Mexico, dubbed in Spanish, and Brazil, dubbed in Brazilian Portuguese, both transmitted on Cartoon Network.

Their music has been largely a collaboration between producer Tamio Okuda, American singer-songwriter Andy Sturmer, and Ami and Yumi themselves. Ami and Yumi's vocals have been likened to U.S. vocal sister group The Roches.[18] They often sing whole songs together with harmonies and their sound borrows heavily from The Beatles and other artists such as ABBA, The Who, and The Carpenters. Both Ami and Yumi themselves have openly admitted that their music is hard to put into just one genre because of the many different influences.[citation needed]

Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi is a Cartoon Network original series based on the Real Life J-Pop group PUFFY.note (called Puffy AmiYumi in the States to avoid offending a certain trigger-happy rapper) Airing from November 2004 to June 2006, the show is very much a Widget Series, cataloguing the often bizarre adventures of the titular best friends/musicians and their manager Kaz as they travel around on a world tour. These can range from dealing with a deranged fan, to being possessed by the ghost of a dead drummer, to being dragged into forced labor in a third-world country, to time-traveling to the 1970s to become disco stars.

Produced for television by then Cartoon Network vice president Sam Register with the help of former Jellyfish member Andy Sturmer, who had previously worked with the real duo. The series was the only American television show at the time to be fully animated domestically, being done using Adobe Flash at Renegade Animation in California. Character design was done by Lynne Naylor, with her work garnering the show an Annie Award nomination. While the show did well enough in the ratings, Register's presence as the show's executive producer was arguably what kept it alive more than anything else. When Cartoon Network saw management changes in 2006, Sam Register was one of the executives that left the studio.note He'd spend the next several years as an executive at sister studio Warner Bros. Animation, before being made president of both Cartoon Network Studios and WBA in 2020. HHPAY ended production shortly after and its existence was unceremoniously scrubbed from CN's website. It is currently the only Cartoon Network show not to see all its episodes aired in the United States, be it television or streaming.

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumiContribute to the Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Wiki FormatAnimated SeriesGenreComedyCreatorSam RegisterProduction Company(s)Renegade AnimationCartoon Network StudiosRuntime22 minutes (approx.)ProductionNo. of seasons3No. of episodes40 (5 unaired in the US)LongevityPremiereNovember 19, 2004Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (ハイハイパフィーアミユミ Hai! Hai! Pafī AmiYumi?) is an American-Japanese animated series from Cartoon Network, produced by Renegade Animation. The show was created by Sam Register, who also serves as the series' executive producer.

The series was met with very positive reviews from critics and audiences, and became one of Cartoon Network's most successful original shows at the time. Unfortunately, it only ran for three seasons, and 39 episodes produced, with only the first 34 episodes aired in the United States. The cancellation was likely due to management shakeup, leading Sam Register to leave the channel.

Atchan is a character Ami and Yumi met at Camp Youwannasushi. He thinks he is a superhero. He is based on Vo Atsushi, the lead singer of the pop band New Rote'ka. In fact, Vo Atsushi actually appeared in a live-action segment dressed up as Atchan in the series finale. Atchan always refers himself in the third person. Before becoming a superhero, Atchan's face resembles Mac from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. After he declares himself a hero, his looks change to look more like Kamen Rider's. He has a painted star over his right eye resembling that of Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley. His costume seems to be based on his manga idol, Mungbean Man as shown in Secret Origins. He is voiced by Rob Paulsen.

On October 2006, Cartoon Network cancelled the series after three seasons and thirty nine episodes due to Sam Register's departure from the network. The network itself also removed all mention of the series from their official website. Notoriously soon after cancellation, Renegade Animation was hired to do the work on Cartoon Network's first television movie Re-Animated, which Register was very mad about because of the channel's name. The movie was not well-liked by audiences and critics and has never seen daylight in reruns since prior to the then-upcoming ill-fated spinoff Out of Jimmy's Head, resulting both Renegade Animation and Cartoon Network are still responsible for the Re-Animated scheme after cancelling Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.

Before the series' cancellation, a fourth season was planned and it was originally meant to take place after the events of Season 3. not only that, but the entire series was originally meant to have six seasons and 78 episodes, lasting from November 19, 2004 to September 10 2009, much like Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

According to Henson, the target audience of the show is boys and girls from 6-11 years old.[1] However, it also has a cult following of teen and adult fans of the real-life Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura who make up the English pop duo Puffy AmiYumi. Hannan, who was a fan of the band, wished to spread its fame to other parts of the world and thus created the series.[2] 350c69d7ab


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