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Cyber City (サイバー都市, Saiba Toshi) is a location in the anime and manga Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.

Background

Cyber City

Cyber City from a distance

Cyber city

Cyber City

There are rebels, though not as major as Bo-bobo, that provide some menace to the Maruhage government, so when being shaved isn't enough then they are given a life sentence to Cyber City. A hellish, cybernetic prison island made right in the middle of the ocean it is where most of the enemies of Tsuru Tsurulina IV are imprisoned and shaved of their hair; the jail masters even design sporting events to gamble on and set an example to all who challenge the Maruhage Empire of its merciless nature. Even if one tried to escape, it is so far away from shore, that very few animals are able to travel there. This prison metropolis is led by Giga, the second in command of the 4th, and an art master who is accompanied by two beautiful women. It is a stated fact that Giga is just as strong as the current Emperor. The cruel ruler of Cyber City has 6 major guards known as the 6 Cyber Knights who are rumored to be as powerful as the Four Heavenly Kings and one is powerful enough to give unlimited energy to keep the metropolis running.

Leader

Giga

Main Article: Giga

The Six Electric Brain Warriors

(電脳6闘騎士, Dennō Roku Tōkishi)/The Six Cyber Knights: Six powerful warriors who serve Giga, each of whom controls one of the various execution stands in Cyber City. Each of these is televised to the locals to make examples of them to the others.

Pana

Pana

(パナ): Pana is a man with long, white hair, and a wheel on his head. He spends most of his time upside-down. He is one of the Six Electric Brain Warriors and the guardian of the "Sphere Prison Execution Stand", where he kills opponents within a sphere made up of roads upon which he rides on with the wheel on his head. His primary attacks include spinning rapidly (either upside down or right-side up) while using circular blades or attacking with his "Lightning Ball", a massive ball of energy which, if one is hit by it, will begin to drain one of his life force! When Bo-bobo and the others arrive, Pana underestimates Bo-bobo and the others, and tries to kill them right off the bat. However, Bo-bobo distracts him with some lesser attacks, and manages to sneak his nosehairs all across the battle arena. He then pulls them all together and does critical damage to Pana with his "Nosehair Spider Web" attack. Before losing consciousness, Pana tells the rebels that the other Electric Brain Warriors will avenge him.

  • Attacks:
    • Phoenix Spinning Dance (鳳凰転舞): Spins and runs through his enemies.
    • White Fox Spinning Dance (白狐転舞): Same as Phoenix Spinning Dance, but instead of spinning on the wheel on his head, Pana uses one of his wheel blades to spin around.
    • Killer Rings (殺輪)/Wheels of Fury: Throws Pana's wheel blades at his enemies.
    • 360 Cyclone (360度サイクロン)/360-Degree Cyclone: Supposedly his most powerful attack. Spins around throughout the stadium at high speed to sneakingly hit his enemies without warning.
    • Psycho-Ball (サイコボール)/Lightning Ball: Summons a ball of electric energy which absorbs energy from anyone who is trapped in it.
    • Rising Dragon Spin Dance (昇龍転舞)/Spinning Dance of the Soaring Dragon: The same attack as Phoenix Spinning Dance, except Pana spins on his feet.
  • Episode Appearances: 44
  • Manga Appearances: 109-110
  • Seiyuu: Hiroshi Tsuchida
  • Voice Actor: Liam O'Brien
  • Trivia:
    • On a side note, a less obvious name pun is revealed by putting "Pana" and "Sonic" together, it spells out the name of a certain electronic manufacturer company, "Panasonic". This is implied since both Pana and Sonic spend most of their battle being upside-down.
    • The English dub changes Pana in a few ways. He enjoys taunting his opponents more, and has a cockier personality. Also when he is defeated, he takes a nap instead of losing consciousness.

Sonic

Sonic

(ソニック, Sonikku): Sonic is a man with orange and blue armor, and spiked up yellow hair. He is one of the Electric Brain Warriors and the guardian of the "Bungee Execution Stand" (Bungee Jump Hair Hunt Stadium in the anime dub). His method of death involves bungee matchups between several opponents and himself and his underlings Super Rabbit and Despair-kun. However unlike everyone else there, he has a special rocket attached to him preventing him from ever falling. As the battle goes on, Tokoro Tennosuke and Despair-kun both get their bungee cords cut and fall. Bo-bobo activates "Bo-bobo Wonder Box" in order to prevent them from falling to their deaths (anyone who falls in the box will either gain a new form, or a new aspect on life). Sonic is defeated when Tennosuke seals him and his henchmen in a bottle.

  • Attacks:
    • Rocket Attack (ロケットアタック)/Fatal Blue Rocket Attack: Sonic gains wings and charges at the opponent.
    • Wing Cutter (羽根カッター): Sonic cuts the opponent with his wing.
    • Remote Wing Cutter (遠隔羽根カッター)/Remote Control Wing Cutter: Sonic detaches his wings and controls them, attempting to slice the opponent.
    • Cyber-Cross Jet Form (電脳クロスジェット形態)/Cyber Cross Jet Configuration: Sonic's armor becomes a rocket that take up most of his body.
    • Cyber-Jet 100-Mile Fist of Slicing (電脳ジェット100マイル速斬拳)/Cyber Jet 100 Miles Per Hour Lightning Speed Sword: After entering rocket form, Sonic slices the opponent.
  • Episode Appearances: 45
  • Manga Appearances: 111-112
  • Seiyuu: Shinji Kawada
  • Voice Actor: Jeff Nimoy
  • Trivia:
    • On sidenote, a less obvious name pun is revealed by putting "Pana" and "Sonic" together, it spells out the name of a certain electronic manufacturer company, "Panasonic". This is implied since both Pana and Sonic spend most of their battle being upside-down.
    • Due to hanging upside-down all the time, Sonic often suffers headaches from all the blood going to his head.


Shibito

Main Article: Shibito

Carman

Otto

(クルマン, Kuruman)/Otto: A man with a blue car for a head, and wears black and yellow striped pants. Carman is one of the Six Electric Brain Warriors and the guardian of the "Hell Training Institute", where he controls a large force of possessed cars, traffic signs, and zombies, all of whom handle most of the fighting for him. However, despite all of these means at his disposal, he is not much of a threat. He also enjoys writing haiku, and his biggest pride is his car-shaped head (which, due to its size, hinders him in battle).

After the fall of Sonic, the rebels are split up, With Softon, Dengakuman and Bo-bobo winding up in Carman's Driving institute. During his fight, he proves to be an ineffective opponent, as Softon and Bo-bobo spend most of their time smacking him around (even Dengakuman joins in by getting inside of his head and peeing on the seat right when his head turned into a Ferrari)! The rebels find that his weakness is his obsession with preventing his car face from being damaged, which is how Bo-bobo and Softon damage him the most (at one point, his head is so smashed up that it becomes an airplane). As the fight carries on, it becomes more and more obvious that he is the weakest of the Electric Brain Warriors. Carman is about to give up, until Giga watches the fight on a giant television screen. With his boss watching, Carman becomes anxious to succeed in his fight, but winds up getting his face smashed into the screen by Bo-bobo.

Carman appears in Shinsetsu Bo-bobo during the Cyber City raid. He, Despair-kun, and Super Rabbit participate in a bizarre talk show when the IXEX arrives.

  • Episode appearances: 46-48
  • Manga appearances: 113-115, Shinsetsu 40
  • Seiyuu: Kazunari Kojima
  • Voice Actor: Dan Lorge


Wan Ronga

Wan Ronga

(王・龍牙, Wang・Ronga): One of the Six Electric Brain Warriors of Cyber City. Unlike the rest, he does not guard any arena. Instead, he spends his time looking for rebels of the Maruhage Empire, and then dragging them back to Cyber City. He pays close attention for Shinken users, so that his boss Giga can turn them into abstract statues for his collection.

Wan Ronga is a user of "Rōgoku Shinken" (牢獄真拳 Fist of Jail). This ability allows him to instantly imprison his opponents in cages. He can also attach heavy weights onto his opponents limbs, making it difficult for them to fight back or run away.

He is first seen in Hallelujah Land after Heppokomaru emancipates the slaves. Seeing that he is a shinken user, he drags him back to Cyber City.

Ronga is later seen taking time off during Bo-bobo's battle with the other Electric Brain Warriors after another capture run. Unfortunately, one of those he had captured was Hatenko, who lazily escaped his prison and challenges the jailer to a fight. Hatenko brushes off all of Ronga's attacks and defeats him by "locking" his entire body.

Wan Ronga is seen again in Shinsetsu Bo-bobo during the Cyber City raid. He and J try to fight off Porusutoroi, but the IXEX member handles them with no difficulty, and the two are dragged off to be worked like slaves for their failures in the past.

  • Attacks:
    • Slave Ring (スレイブ・リング)/Manacle Rings: Creates rings that capture his enemies by their arms and legs.
  • Episode Appearances: 43, 45, 47, 51
  • Manga Appearances: 107, 116, 124, Shinsetsu 40
  • Seiyuu: Masaya Takatsuka
  • Voice Actor: Michael McConnohie

J

Main Article: J

Other Members

Wan Ronga's Subordiates

Cyber Soldier

(王・龍牙の部下, Wan Ronga no Buka): Two soldiers of Cyber City that are seen with Wan Ronga when they first spot Heppokomaru and take him to Giga. They have a monitor in which they to keep track of each fist master and hunt for them.

  • Episode Appearances: 43, 45
  • Manga Appearances:
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Cyber City Escort Troops

Water Guards

(サイバー都市護衛部隊, Saibā Toshi Goei Butai): Two guardians of Cyber City's gate. They are easily defeated by Torpedo Girl.

  • Episode Appearances: 43-44
  • Manga Appearances:
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Super Rabbit

Super Rabbit

Super Rabbit

(スーパーラビット, Sūpā Rabitto): One of Sonic's subordinates (the other being Despair-kun) on the "Bungee Execution Stand", he is an anthropomorphic pink rabbit with the word "SPEER" written on his belly. Although he has a tired expression, he uses powerful karate moves when his eyes are fully open, even in the midst of a bungee jump. He at first causes trouble for Bo-bobo's group, but Bo-bobo scares him with a lion coming out of his afro. Super Rabbit, alongside his two comrades, are defeated when Tokoro Tennosuke seals the trio away in a bottle.

Both Super Rabbit and Despair-kun are later seen worshiping Softon as he uses his power to keep Cyber City from sinking. They also show up to assist Bo-bobo against the Hair Hunters of the Former Maruhage Empire, but they are rejected by Tennosuke.

During the Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff, Super Rabbit assists Bo-bobo's group against Halekulani, Haoh, Giga, Shibito, and Lambada.

Super Rabbit makes brief appearances throughout Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. His most notable scene is participating in an odd talk show, alongside Despair-kun and Kuruman.

  • Attacks:
    • Maximum Awareness:
    • Super Hop-Hop Bungee Karate/Hot Jump Ultimate Attack: Bungee Karate: Super Rabbit performs a series of karate attacks.
  • Episode Appearances: 45, 52, 72-73
  • Manga Appearances:
  • Seiyuu: Minoru Shiraishi
  • Voice Actor:

Despair-kun

Main Article: Despair-Kun

Giga's Girls

Giga Girl 1Giga Girl 2

Two blonde women who are always with Giga, they're basically there to back him up for extra support. During the battle with Giga, Dengakuman temporary sides with them (while dressed in a bikini). Shortly after Giga's defeat, he scolds them for for serving him. Their names are unknown.

  • Episode Appearances: 43, 45, 48-50, 55
  • Manga Appearances:
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Areas

Sphere-Prison Execution Stand

Cyber City - Sphere Prison Execution Stand

(球獄処刑場, Kyūgoku Shokeijyō), also known as the Aerial Hair-Hunt Stadium (天空毛狩りスタジアム, Tenkū Kekari Sutājiamu) in the anime: A large sphere made of intersecting roads, that only high speeds could possibly travel up. Pana guards this area. This area is usually where prisoners of Cyber City are executed. People can also sit in the stands surrounding the arena, and bet on the survival chances of Pana's victims!

Bungee Execution Stand

Cyber City - Bungee Execution Stand

(バンジー処刑場, Banjī Shokei-ba), also known as the Bungee Hair-Hunt Stadium in the anime: Numerous bungee cords suspended over a bottomless pit. Another place where prisoners are most likely executed. Sonic and his subordinates, Despair-kun and Super Rabbit guard this area, and will try to cut their enemies bungee cords. There are stands in the background, hinting that this arena is also a town spectacle.

Writer Prison Execution Stand

Arena books

(書獄処刑場, Shogoku Shokei-ba), also known as Writer Prison Hair-Hunt Stadium (書獄毛狩りスタジアム, Sho Goku Kekari Sutājiamu) in the anime, and Library Hair-Hunt Stadium in the English dub: A very spacious room, filled with giant books as far as the eye can see. Shibito guards this area and uses the giant Kanji (Japanese characters) as weapons. It is unknown where this arena is located. The background gives off a dark brown color, hinting that they may be underground or inside of a building.

Hell's Driving School

Cyber City - Hell's Driving School

(地獄の教習所, Jigoku no Kyojūsho), also known as Driving School Stadium in the English dub: A large area made of roads. This area is guarded by Carman, who uses traffic signs and cars as weapons. The corpses of previous victims are used to attack opponents as well. There is also a large television screen in the center so that Giga can observe each battle in his spare time.

Prison Area

Cyber City - Prison Area

Wan Ronga's area, where he brings new prisoners to the city.

Cyber City Core

Cyber City - Cyber City Core

(サイバー都市・核, Saiba Toashi Kaku): The center of Giga's tower. It is a mechanical room, with not much decoration other than a large platform in the center, where J maintains the city's power. He also guards this room, and if J leaves, then Cyber City will have a drastic meltdown.

Giga's Room

Cyber City - Giga's Room

The top of Giga's tower, where he spends most of his time. Here, Giga is kept company by his two females, and keeps an eye on his collection of Shinken users transformed into objet d'art.

Cyber Hotel

Cyber City - Cyber Hotel

(サイバーホテル, Saibā Hoteru): A hotel that the rebels stay at, after defeating Giga.

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