This Cube Craft paper toy is the Parman, based on the same named anime / manga series, the papercraft was created by tjaizue. Perman is a Japanese manga and anime about a clumsy boy, Mitsuo Suwa, who is chosen as an apprentice of Superman. The name “Perman” is based on “Superman” without the “Su”. However, due to copyright concerns, the name of Mitsuo’s boss was later changed from “Superman” to “Birdman”.
The first series was serialized in Shōnen Sunday and other magazines from 1967 to 1968, and the second was serialized in CoroCoro Comic from 1983 to 1986. The first anime series was first produced in black and white in 1967. It was remade in color in 1983 and films were released in 1983, 1984, 1985, 2003 and 2004 along with Doraemon films.
Superman (later “Birdman”) gives a clumsy human boy, Mitsuo Suwa, three items to help him as Perman, Superman/Birdman’s apprentice:
- A helmet which multiplies the wearer’s physical strength by 6600,
- A cape that allows the wearer to fly at a speed of 119 km/h,
- A badge which enables the wearer to communicate with other Perman and to breathe underwater,
In addition, he gives him a copy-robot which transforms into an identical clone to help him keep his secret identity during missions. However, if his secret identity becomes known to others, his brain will be destroyed for betraying the secret of Perman. This penalty is reduced to being turned into an animal in later chapters and in the anime.
Mitsuo begins by rescuing people who are victims of crimes or disasters, so as Perman he is admired. He is, however, often troubled by his dual life as a both brilliant superhero and as an unrewarded ordinary boy. He wishes to abandon his role as Perman, but he continues to be Perman out of a desire to help people caught in disasters.
Soon, he meets other Permen and teams with them. The other Permen are:
- Perman 2: A monkey named Booby
- Perman 3: A girl named Pako/Sumire Hosino/Sumire-chan
- Perman 4: A boy named Payan
- Perman 5: A baby boy named Kōichi
In the end of the original story, he achieves the status of Superman and leaves to a planet for Supermen to become a superhero. He returns shortly later. In the TV series, he stays on earth his whole life.
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