21 Emon (TV) Series Information

21 Emon (TV) Cover

In 2018 a young boy named 21 Emon dreams of becoming a space pilot and exploring space in general. He is the heir to a long line of hotel owners, which dates back to the founder of during the Tokugawa shogunate. Since the Earth has become a planet visited by tourists from all over the space, 21 Emon has to help out his family's business or they'll go bankrupt.

Series Information

Japanese 21エモン
Romaji Name Nijūichi Emon
English Name 21 Emon


Writer Fujiko Fujio (Fujimoto)
Published by Shogakukan
Imprint Tentōmushi Comics etc.
Magzine Weekly Shōnen Sunday etc.
Demographic Shōnen
Original Run 1968 – 1981
Volumes Not known
Country / Language Japan / Japanese

Anime TV Series

Director Keiichi Hara
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Licenced by Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Original TV Network TV Asahi
Original Run May 2, 1991 – March 26, 1992
Episodes 39
Genres Sci-fi, Comedy
Rating G - All ages

Series Poster

21 Emon (TV) Poster


21 Emon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko Fujio published from 1968 to 1969 in the Shogakukan magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Set in the same universe as Doraemon, and predating that work by only one year. The manga was then made in a TV anime series by the animation studio Shin-Ei Animation in 1991. From the manga also two animated films were made: 21 Emon: Uchū e Irasshai! and 21 Emon: Soraike! Hadashi no Princess. The official English name is 21 Emon: The 21st Century Kid.

Characters and Cast

Character Japanese Voice Artist
21 Emon Nozomu Sasaki
Gonsuke Naoki Tatsuta
Mongā Ikue Otani
Rigel Mari Mashiba
Luna Yumi Touma


Theme Song Ooi! Kurumaya-san (おーい!車屋さん) by Ninja
Ending Song 21 Seiki No Koibito (21世紀の恋人; Lovers of the 21st Century) by Yumi Tanimura (eps 1-12)
Beethoven Da ne Rock`n Roll (ベートーベンだねRock`n Roll) by TENTEN (テンテン)

Scenes from the Series

21 Emon (TV) Screen 1
21 Emon (TV) Screen 2
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