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Little Ghost Q-Taro
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Little Ghost Q-Taro on the cover of Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday
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オバケのQ太郎
(Obake no Q-Tarō)
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Fujiko Fujio
Published by Shogakukan
Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen, children
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Shōnen Book
CoroCoro Comic
Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday
Original run 19641973
Volumes 6
Manga
Shin Q-Tarō
Written by Fujiko Fujio
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run 1976?
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Directed by Masaaki Osumi
Music by Hiroshi Tsutsui
Studio Tokyo Movie
Network TBS
Original run 29 August 196528 June 1967
Episodes 96
Anime television series
Shin Obake no Q-Tarō
Directed by Tadao Nagahama
Produced by Harutoshi Kawaguchi
Kensuke Fujii (Nippon TV)
Music by Naozumi Yamamoto
Studio Tokyo Movie
Network Nippon TV
Original run 1 September 197127 December 1972
Episodes 70 (140 segments)
Anime television series
Shin Obake no Q-Tarō
Directed by Masuji Harada
Hiroshi Sasagawa (Chief director)
Produced by Junichi Kimura
Yoshiaki Koizumi (TV Asahi)
Yoshio Katō
Seitarō Kodama (Shin-Ei Animation)
(Asatsu-DK)
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run 1 April 198529 March 1987
Episodes 510
Game
Chubby Cherub
Developer TOSE
Publisher Bandai
Genre Action
Platform Nintendo Entertainment System
Released 1985
Anime film
Obake no Q-Tarō: Tobidase! Bake Bake Daisakusen
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Released March 15, 1986
Runtime 120 minutes
Anime film
Obake no Q-Tarō: Susume! 1/100 Daisakusen
Directed by Hiroshi Sasagawa
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Released March 14, 1987
Runtime 15 minutes

Little Ghost Q-Taro (Japanese: オバケのQ太郎 Hepburn: Obake no Kyutarō) is a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko Fujio about the titular obake, Q-Taro, who lives with the Ōhara family. Q-Taro, also known as "Q-chan" or "Oba-Q", is a mischief-maker who likes to fly around scaring people and stealing food, though he is deathly afraid of dogs.

The story is usually focused on the antics of Q-Taro and his friends. The manga was drawn in 1964–1966 by the duo Fujiko Fujio (Fujiko F. Fujio and Fujiko Fujio A) and in 1971–1974 by just Fujiko F. Fujio. An English manga volume was published in Japan as Q the Spook.

There are three anime series adaptations of Little Ghost Q-Taro. The first was shown on the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) in black and white, and ran from 1965 to 1967. The second series, produced in color, ran from 1971 to 1972 on Nippon TV. The third series ran from 1985 to 1987 on TV Asahi.

Characters

  • Q-Taro (Q太郎)
Voiced by: Machiko Soga (1965), Junko Hori (1971), Fusako Amachi (1985)
The protagonist of the manga, Q-Taro has a fear of dogs and cannot transform although he is an obake.
  • Shōta Ōhara (大原 正太 Ōhara Shōta)
Voiced by: Kazue Tagami (1965), Yoshiko Ōta (1971), Katsue Miwa (1985)
A human friend of Q-tarō, Shōta Ōhara is a grade school boy. Q-Taro calls him "Shō-chan" (正ちゃん) and Shota calls Q-Taro "Q-chan" (Qちゃん).
  • Shin'ichi Ōhara (大原 伸一 Ōhara Shin'ichi)
Voiced by: Masako Nozawa (1965), Sumiko Shirakawa (1971), Yū Mizushima (1985)
Shota's older brother.
  • U-ko (U子)
Voiced by: Hiroko Maruyama (1971), Eiko Masuyama (1985)
U-ko, a judoka, is Q-Taro's girlfriend obake.
  • Doronpa (ドロンパ)
Voiced by: Misae Kita (1965), Yoshiko Yamamoto (1971), Fuyumi Shiraishi (1985)
Doronpa is an American obake. Q-tarō tend to have a rivalry towards him due to the fact that U-ko idolizes Doronpa's intelligence and he likes to annoy Q-tarō.
  • P-ko (P子)
Voiced by: Yōko Mizugaki (1965), Kazuko Sawada (1971), Yūko Mita (1985)
P-ko is Q-Taro's younger sister.
  • O-jirō (O次郎)
Voiced by: Makoto Kōsaka→Reiko Katsura (1971), Keiko Yokozawa (1985)
O-jirō is Q-Taro's younger brother. Although he can understand others' speech, he can only say "bakeratta." Only Q-tarō understands what O-jirō says.
  • X-zō (X蔵)
Father of Q-Taro, P-ko, and O-jirō.
  • O-zetto (おZ)
Mother of Q-Taro, P-ko, and O-jirō.
  • Tsuyoshi Saigō (西郷 強 Saigō Tsuyoshi)
Voiced by: Kaneta Kimotsuki (1965/1971), Hiroshi Takemura (1985)
Nickname: Godzilla. A bully in Shota's class and neighborhood.
  • Hakase (ハカセ, "Professor")
Voiced by: Unknown (1965), Sumiko Shirakawa (1971), Kaneta Kimotsuki (1985), Naoki Tatsuta (1985, stand-in)
Shota's smart classmate.
  • Kizao Kiza (木佐 キザオ Kiza Kizao)
Voiced by: Unknown (1965), Kazuko Sawada (1971), Naoki Tatsuta (1985)
Shota's rich classmate who kisses up to Godzilla.
  • Yoshiko Koizumi (小泉 美子 Koizumi Yoshiko)
Voiced by: Mariko Tsukai (1965), Michiko Nomura (1971), Sanae Miyuki (1985)
Shota's female classmate, always referred to as "Yotchan" (よっちゃん).
  • Yukari (ユカリ)
Voiced by: Unknown (1965), Unknown (1971), Yoko Asagami (1985)
Shin'ichi's girlfriend and P-ko lives with her
  • Koike (小池)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Ōtake (1965), akira simada (1971), Shingo Hiromori (1985)
Ramen chief character, he also appear too as a ramen chief in Doraemon, he appear as a teacher in Ninja Hattori-kun, and he appear as a Michio's father in Ultra B
  • Kaminari (神成)
Voiced by: Reizo Nomoto (1965) and (1971), Shingo Kanemoto (1985)
Ohara's neighbor and Doronpa lives with him. And he resembles from Doraemon
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