(Wanpaku Omukashi Kumu Kumu)
Written byYoshikazu Yasuhiko
Anime television series
Directed byRintaro
Produced byTatsuo Shibayama
Written byIsao Okishima
Keisuke Fujikawa
Music byMasahiro Uno
Original networkTBS
English network
Original run 3 October 1975 26 March 1976
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Kum-Kum (わんぱく大昔クムクム, Wanpaku Omukashi Kumu Kumu, "Naughty Ancient Kumukumu") is a Japanese animated television series, consisting of 26 episodes. The plot and characters were created by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, and it was directed by Rintaro and first broadcast on TBS between 3 October 1975 and 26 March 1976.[1][2][3][4] The name was changed to Kum-Kum after the sixth episode.

It was adapted as a manga in December 1975, written and illustrated by Takemaru Nagata, and serialized in Kodansha's Terebi Magajin (TV Magazine) under the name "Kum-Kum." A four-panel comic strip adaptation of the series also appeared periodically in Mainichi Shimbun in Osaka.

The series explored the adventures of Kum-Kum, a naughty boy in primeval times, and his friends as they grow up, often playing antics that surprise the occasional visitor to their village, and which almost always end up with Kum-Kum being grounded by his stern father, Paru Paru.


In popular culture

Argentine football player Sergio Agüero's nickname, "Kun", comes from the name of the show.[4]


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  2. ^ Michael Klossner (12 January 2006). Prehistoric Humans in Film And Television. McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub, 2006. ISBN 0786422157.
  3. ^ Daniel Valentin Simion (2009). Il Dizionario dei Cartoni Animati. Anton, 2009. ISBN 9788890390227.
  4. ^ a b "TV アニメ わんぱく大昔クムクム" [TV Anime: Wanpaku Omukashi Kumu Kumu] (in Japanese). AllCinema Movie & DVD Database. Retrieved June 12, 2013.