Anpanman Wiki



First Appearance

Ep1 - Anpanman's Birth

Voiced By

Keiko Toda


Half Human Half Bread

Other names

Korean- 호빵맨 (Hoppangman)

Anpanman (アンパンマン) is the main protagonist of Anpanman, and he is the character the show is named after. His head is made of anpan, which is Japanese bread filled with sweet anko. His enemy and the main antagonist of the show, Baikinman, was born on the same day as him. His gender is male. He goes by the English name of "Bean Bun Man."


Anpanman wears a red-orange uniform and a brown cape. His gloves, boots, and belt are yellow along with a smiley face symbol on his chest. He has a large round head made of anpan, bread filled with sweet red bean paste. He has a large red nose in between his rosy cheeks, and a big smile.


Anpanman is happy and friendly, ready to help anyone who needs assistance. His cape is always flapping in the wind, as he spends all day every day flying around saving and helping anyone who needs him. He does everything from pushing carts to finding lost pets, and fighting off any trouble makers. He even pulls off parts of his own head to feed poor, hungry people.

He and Melonpanna never eat anything, making sure that everyone else around them get enough to eat. Instead of eating, they draw the energy from the anko in their heads.


He lives in the bakery with Uncle Jam, Butterko, and Cheese (who he saved in the first episode as a kid). They bake Anpanman a new head whenever his head is damaged or broken.

His closest friends are Shokupanman and Currypanman, who fight alongside him in most of his battles. He's friends with almost everyone, and even tried to be friends with Baikinman.


An-punch/An-kick, His punches and kicks have super powers, being able to shatter metal to pieces and send huge robots flying into the distance. Shokupanman and Currypanman also have similar attacks, and when performed with each other creating Double or Triple punches.

Regeneration: Whenever Anpanman's head is damaged, he can easily replace it with a new head restoring him to full strength.


If anything happens to his head it weakens him. This includes measles, mumps, rubella, mold, getting wet or dirty and even pulling off parts of his own head himself to feed others. With each bit of damage made to his head he gets weaker, eventually losing his power to fly and move. However, all of these are fixed if he gets a new head.

When his cape gets torn, he loses the power to fly. This is the same with all capes with flying powers. His cape can be repaired by Butterko, giving it back its power.


  • His name in Korean (Hoppangman) comes from 호빵 (hoppang), which is a steamed bun filled with red bean paste that is commonly seen in South Korea.
  • Anpanman is the character that inspired the famous Mangaka ONE to create the One-Punch Man franchise.
  • Saitama’s design is based on Anpanman. Which explains why they don’t have any hair.

Anpanman, Shokupanman, and Currypanman are angry