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The Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Site (第5回マルガリータ新皇帝決定戦, Dai 5-kai Marugarīta Shin Kōtei Kettei-sen) is a location from the manga and anime series, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. It is the location where the fifth Maruhage Empire New Emperor Playoff takes place, within the country of Egypt.

Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Site
Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Site
(第5回マルガリータ新皇帝決定戦,
Dai 5-kai Marugarīta Shin Kōtei Kettei-sen)
Debut (Manga): Chapter 163
Debut (Anime): Episode 71
Appears in: Anime and Manga
Type of Location: Base
Leader: Tsuru Tsurulina IV
Members: Higusari Seijūrō
Menma


Background

Meeting Base Locations

Before any participants can make it to the meeting place, they would have to go through a different number of courses, each with their own guardian. There are at least 33 known courses, but only two of them have been shown in the series.

Swift Hell-Depth Tunnel

Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Meeting Base - Swift Hell-Depth Tunnel

(速攻の魔海底トンネル, Sokkō no ma Kaitei Ton'neru)/Freaky Leaky Underseaky Tunnel: Course #26 of the Fifth New Emperor Playoff Meeting Base. The guardian of this course is Higusari Seijūrō.

Death Ramen Highway

Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Meeting Base - Death Ramen Highway

(死のラーメン街道, Shi no Rāmen Kaidō): Course #33 of the Fifth New Emperor Playoff Meeting Base. This course features many different ramen food stands. The guardian of this course is Menma.

Main Stadium

Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff Meeting Base - Main Stadium

The meeting area where all of the participants who made through the courses wait for the current emperor to formally begin the preliminaries by introducing the location of the actual tournament.

Black Mountain

Black Mountain

(ブラックマウンテン, Burakku Mauten)/Black Mountain Fun Park:

Bottle Edge

Black Mountain - Bottle Edge

(ボトルエッジ, Botoru Ejji): An arena consisting of giant water bottles. It is said that those who fall off even one bottle will die.

Forest Arena

Black Mountain - Forest Arena

An area surround by many trees. Not much is known about this area, other than the fact that it serves as a battle stage where Crimson defeats both Giga and Hanpen.

2nd Stage

Black Mountain - Second Stage

One of the arenas in the New Emperor Playoffs. Not much is known about this arena, as it is instantly blown up by Halon Oni and Slim, the moment the rebels arrive. Halon Oni transforms Heppokomaru into a giant in place of this arena.

Maruhage Castle

Black Mountain - Maruhage Castle

(マルハゲ城, Maruhage-jō), also known as Margarita Castle (マルガリータ城, Marugarīta-jō) in the anime:

Playoff Site Guardians

Higusari Seijūrō

Higusari Seijuro

(火鎖清十郎, Higusari Seijūrō)/Blond Chainey: Guardian of Course #26 (Swift Hell-Depth Tunnel) in the elimination course of the Fifth Mauhage New Empire Playoff". This guardian uses the chains he's bound within to attack any intruders that enter his passage. Although Beauty, Don Patch and Ujikin TOKIO try to take him down, he is easily crushed by Halekulani's money attack when he appeared.

  • Attacks
    • Galaxy Chain (ギャラクシーチェーン, Gyarakushi Chen)/Chain Gang:
    • Planetary Chain (プラネティックチェーン, Puranetikku Chen):
  • Episode Appearances: 71
  • Manga Appearances: 163
  • Seiyuu: Atsushi Kisaichi
  • Voice Actor: Jeff Nimoy

Menma

Menma

(メンマ) Menma is a woman with a pink halter top and baggy jeans; and has a hairstyle of orange hair tied into four long threads, with a ball ending each point. She is a member of the fourth generation of the Maruhage Empire.

Menma fights solely through the use of "Ramen Shinken" (Fist of Ramen; ラーメン真拳). Unlike most Shinken abilities, Ramen Shinken acts as more of a contest than an attack. During this contest, Menma creates a bowl of ramen, and forces her opponents to do the same (though her opponents presented things that were not even made of ramen). The "ramen" is then put onto a round table, where it spins around, and is finally stopped in front of (at least) one of the participants. The participant must eat everything in front of him, and, to further make it difficult in their pursuit of victory, anyone who eats Menma's ramen noodles will have their innards blown up (the anime changes this to the victim temporarily turning to stone, removing them from the contest).[1] However, there are two ways to defeat Menma's technique; the first is to get Menma to admit that someone else has made better ramen noodles than hers, or Menma must refuse to eat whatever is in front of her.

During the Fifth Maruhage New Emperor Playoff, Menma serves as the guardian of Course #33 (Death Ramen Highway), one of the rooms that led to the main arena of the Emperor Playoffs competition. When Bo-bobo and Heppokomaru encounter her, she has already defeated J with ease. Next, she challenges the two rebels (along with the Three Major Civilizations) to a ramen eating contest. At first, things go rather smoothly for Menma, as her opponents can't even stomach their own creations! However, during the second round of the contest, Bo-bobo uses his nose hairs to stop the revolving table so that Indus Civilization lands in front of Menma. Since Menma won't bring herself to eat a living firecracker, she loses the match.

  • Attacks:
    • Flavorful Explosive Ramen-Aruaruyo/The Noodles You Chew Make You A Statue: Whoever eats any of Menma's ramen will explode. In the anime, this attack is changed to Delicious Hardening Ramen (美味硬直ラーメン, Bimi Kōchoku Rāmen), where whoever eats her ramen will turn to stone.
    • Special Multiplying Ten Ramen (特盛10ラーメン, Tokumori 10 Rāmen)/10 Bowls To Stuff Down Your Pie Hole:
  • Episode Appearances: 71
  • Manga Appearances: 164
  • Seiyuu: Mai Nakahara
  • Voice Actor: Stephanie Sheh

Ramen Pig

Tsuruta

Tsuruta

(ツル太, Tsuruta): The gatekeeper trooper of Maruhage Castle.

  • Episode Appearances: 75
  • Manga Appearances: 175
  • Seiyuu:
  • Voice Actor:

References

  1. Bo-bobo English Volume 5 Chapter 55