Original anime celluloid and background from Anpanman featuring Anpanman in action.
Anpanman (アンパンマン) is a Japanese picture book series written by Takashi Yanase, running from 1973 until the author’s death in 2013. The series has been adapted into an anime entitled Soreike! Anpanman (それいけ!アンパンマン, Let’s Go! Anpanman), which is one of the most popular anime series among young children in Japan. The series follows the adventures of Anpanman, a superhero with an anpan (a bean-jam filled pastry) for a head, who protects the world from an evil anthropomorphic germ named Baikinman. In 2018, South Korean boy band BTS made a song with the same name, to spread in their own way the vital message of helping others that the series conveys.