PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya (partially found spinoff of “Parappa the Rapper” series; 2016-2017)
On August 18th, 2016 at around 8 PM JST (Japan Standard Time) in Japan, the first episode of PJ Berri Mogu Mogu Monya Monya (Eng. PJ Berri Munching Mumbling) aired on the Japanese TV network Fuji TV. The anime was produced by Doga Togo in cooperation with Parappa´s and PJ´s designer Rodney A. Greenblat.
Its main focus was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parappa the Rapper video game released in 1996 for the PlayStation and the 15th anniversary of the anime adaptation, which aired from 2001 to 2002, also on Fuji TV. It also was used as a marketing tool to promote 2016 remaster of the first Parappa the Rapper for the Playstation 4 in Japan.
Overall the series consists of 2 seasons, the first season has 20 episodes and the second season has 6. The episodes normally average around 90 seconds each. In October 2016, it became a regular segment on Fiji TV´s “Hi Poul” late-night programming block.
As the name of the show suggests, it mostly revolved around Parappa´s friend PJ Berri. But other characters from the games and anime also made appearances, such as Chop Chop Master Onion, Lammy, Katy Kat, Mar-san, Sweety Bancha, Sunny Funny, Matt Major, Paula Fox, etc.
The plot of most episodes (Season 1 mostly) was PJ being an advice-giver of some sorts, helping others with their problems while being asleep. PJ would dream of himself being the king of “PJ-Land”, while his advisors ask him for solutions, when problems arise.
Meanwhile, Parappa works as a part-time employee at the “Chop Chop Fruites Cafe”, run by Chop Chop Master Onion.
The show also had its own official website where people could by merchandise and keep up with events such as the “Game 20th Anniversary & Anime 15th Anniversary Parappa-Anniversary Fest”, which started December 4th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017, in Tokyo, Japan. A link on the website would send someone to Fuji TV´s website, where a page named “Go to Fuji TV” would have been displayed, detailing where the event would have taken place.
The show also had an official Twitter account, but the last post dates back to January 30th, 2017.
The anime itself has been mentioned on several other websites, for example Crunchyroll, where a member by the name of “Eddie1255” has posted about the anticipation of the series. Other sites like Myanimelist, further confirm the existence of all unavailable episodes from season 1. One review exists on the Myanimelist page, posted on October 7th, 2017, by a member named “Keitaro004”.
Tumblr, on the other hand, has a whole blog dedicated to the anime, where multiple screenshots of the later episodes (probably episode 11 to 20) were uploaded. In 2017 a user by the name of “Anpandough” uploaded 10 episodes of the series to Facebook, which have been removed. The same year, a YouTuber named “Parappathehat” uploaded 9 of the ten given episodes with sound and the 10th without any sound, but provided a link to a website called “Kissanime”, where the pilot episode, as well as the 10th and 11th episodes were found.
Out of the 26 episodes, 11 episodes from the first season and all episodes from the second season are available to watch on YouTube (detailed list further down below). There is no DVD or other hard copies of the series, yet it is speculated that all episodes are available on Fuji TV's website when paying a subscription.
On September 28th, 2019, a promotional video for the anime was found on YouTube, which shows 2 scenes from what is guessed to be episode 20.
- 1 Consultant: Mr. Ishi (available on Youtube, subbed)
- 2 Consultant: Kanie (available on Youtube)
- 3 Consultant: Kooriyama (available on Youtube)
- 4 Sweety Buncha appears! (1) (available on Youtube)
- 5 Consultant: Kumi (available on Youtube)
- 6 Consultant: Mr. Kagami (available on Youtube)
- 7 Sweety Buncha is here! (2) (available on Youtube)
- 8 Consultant: Mr. Tatami (available on Youtube)
- 9 Consultant: Matt (available on Youtube)
- 10 Happy Birthday! (available on Kissanime, subbed)
- 11 Consultant: Peperon Chiyo (available on Kissanime, subbed)
- 12 Consultant: Onion teacher (unavailable or lost)
- 13 Consultant: Rimoko (unavailable or lost)
- 14 Holiday of Parappa (unavailable or lost)
- 15 Consultant: Tetsuko (unavailable or lost)
- 16 Consultant: Milk Can (unavailable or lost)
- 17 Consultant: Dr. Frog (unavailable or lost)
- 18 Consultant: Paula (unavailable or lost)
- 19 Consultant: Kettle (unavailable or lost)
- 20 Goodbye! ? (unavailable or lost)
All season 2 episodes are available on YouTube and subtitled.
- Archived "Go to Fuji TV" site. Retrieved 30 Sept '19
- Archived official website for the show. Retrieved 30 Sept '19
- Crunchyroll forums page on PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya. Retrieved 30 Sept '19
- Myanimelist page on PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya. Retrieved 30 Sept '19
- Myanimelist forum review of PJ Berri no Mogu Mogu Munya Munya. Retrieved 30 Sept '19