This paper toy is the Melonpanna, based on the Japanese picture book series Anpanman, the papercraft was created by paperblock. Melonpanna is Anpanman’s friend. Her head is made from melon bread. She is extremely softhearted, being caring and sensitive, and is sometimes clever. When she’s in trouble, she usually needs Anpanman or somebody else to save her, or if there is no one available, she calls out for her sister, Rollpanna. Sometimes she likes hanging out with Cheese. Her special attack, the Melo-Melo Punch, makes bad guys woozy with affection or awakens others from deep sleep. She first appeared in episode 200.
The Anpanman anime adaptation Soreike! Anpanman is one of the most popular anime series for young children in Japan. Heavily merchandised, the Anpanman characters appear on virtually every imaginable children’s product, from clothes to video games to toys to snack foods. The Anpanman books have collectively sold over 50 million copies in Japan.
The Anpanman character was inspired by Yanase’s struggles to survive as a soldier in World War II. Many times, he became faced with the prospect of starvation, which made him dream about eating anpan.
Kōichi Yamadera and Mika Kanai, the voice actors for Cheese and Melonpanna respectively, are married. This is also translated in a way to the cartoon as Cheese spends most of his time in Melonpanna’s company in the episodes she’s in. Yamadera also does voices for recurring characters in the show, such as Kamameshidon. They divorced in Spring of 2006. The series spawned a short lived spin-off show after one of the more popular recurring characters on the show, Omusubiman.
You can download the paper craft toy here: Anpanman – Melonpanna Free Paper Toy Download