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Kaitlyn Wasabi: Kawaii Heroine
Television show information

Genre

Adventure
Comedy

Created by

Rose Marshall

Voices of

Ashley Johnson

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

No. of seasons

6

No. of episodes

132 (List of episodes)

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Rose Marshall

Running time

22 min. (approx.)

Production
company(s)

Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Distributor

Viacom Media Networks

Broadcast

Original
network

Nickelodeon

Picture format

1080i (16:9 HDTV)

Original release

October 12th, 2007-April 20th, 2013

Kaitlyn Wasabi: Kawaii Heroine was an American animated adventure-comedy television series, being created by Rose Marshall. It was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios and it aired on Nickelodeon from October 12th, 2007 until April 20th, 2013.

Synopsis

Kaitlyn Wasabi is a biracial American teenage girl (Japanese from her father's side and Caucasian from her mother's side) who is an anime fangirl as she soon learns that animesque monsters are real as she also learns she has powers and uses them to fight against these monsters.

Characters

Main

  • Kaitlyn Wasabi (voiced by Ashley Johnson) - a geeky but feisty teenage girl who learns that she has powers that allow her to fight any kind of menaces, even if she often ends up in several awkward situations due to her lack of experience with them.

Supporting

  • Hiro Wasabi (voiced by Andrew Kishino) - Kaitlyn's serious yet protective father who is TBD.
  • Ingrid Wasabi (née Cliffside) (voiced by Jennifer Hale) - Kaitlyn's eccentric but caring mother who owns a spa and TBD.
  • Courtney Maze (voiced by Grey Griffin) - a snarky teenage girl who is Kaitlyn's best friend and is aware of her powers and occasionally aids TBD.
  • Finn Smith (voiced by Greg Cipes) - an athletic teenager who Kaitlyn has a crush on as he is TBD.
  • Susan Campbell Rice (voiced by Alyson Stoner) - a bratty high school queen bee who every female wants to be and every male wants to date as she has a rivalry with Kaitlyn due to finding her awkward and TBD, even if she occasionally gets along with her.
  • Katrina Mulligan (voiced by Hynden Walch) - a TBD goth who is usually a loner, although she is rather TBD to Kaitlyn since she secretly enjoys watching Super Mermaid Princesses! and believes she's a TBD.
  • Greg Willis (voiced by TBD) - a geeky teenage guy who has a lot of knowledge on anime and TBD.
  • Blake Jackson (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • Stacey Nelson (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • Nero Dantes (voiced by Dante Basco) - TBD
  • Iron Kettle (voiced by Greg Eagles) - a TBD.

Antagonists

  • Lord Smashfists (voiced by John DiMaggio) - a vicious and powerful warlord who is hunting for a perfect match and believes that Kaitlyn is his perfect opponent.
  • Lady Akuza (voiced by Kari Wahlgren) - a powerful feminine demon who has control over every single demon and tries to take over the world with her demons.
    • Kappa (voiced by John Kassir) - a hunched turtle demon who works for TBD.
    • Sierra TBD/TBD (also voiced by Ashley Johnson) - TBD
  • The Zodiac King (voiced by Peter MacNicol) - a dangerous villain who can harness the powers of the zodiac and use it for his own advantage.
  • Prince Aten (voiced by Josh Keaton) - an alien prince who is TBD.
  • Hagumi Mesumi/Lady Origami (voiced by Lauren Tom) - a mischievous and TBD anime character who ends up becoming real when an accident TBD.
  • Energa (voiced by Lacey Chabert) - a TBD teenage girl who forced herself into an energy-manipulating supersuit and uses it to cause chaos.
  • Emma Collins/Lightbomb (also voiced by Kari Wahlgren) - a former scientist at a company who can create bombs made out of pure light.
  • Cassie Jackson (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • The Violet Ninja (voiced by TBD) - a female ninja who wields two blades and works for an evil group.
  • Robotina (voiced by Mae Whitman) - a ditzy and malfunctioning android who is out to TBD.
  • The Bride of the Oni (voiced by Janice Kawaye) - TBD
  • Captain Maya Frake (voiced by Nika Futterman) - TBD
  • Fire Goddess (voiced by TBD) - a flaming woman made out of fire who has control over fire.
  • Chance (voiced by TBD) - a changeling who enjoys changing into people just to prank them.
  • Recoil (voiced by TBD) - TBD
  • Dr. Hiro (voiced by Keone Young) - TBD

Episodes

See List of Kaitlyn Wasabi: Kawaii Heroine episodes.

Release

Critical reception

Production

Animation

The animation for the series was outsourced to TMS Entertainment in Tokyo, Japan.

Gallery

Tropes

See Kaitlyn Wasabi: Kawaii Heroine/Tropes.

Trivia

  • The series mocks various anime and manga tropes and it artstyle is influenced by those.
    • Kaitlyn's battle outfit is inspired by Son Goku from the Dragon Ball series and Usagi Tsukino from the Sailor Moon series, both coincidentally produced by Toei Animation.
  • To mock overpowered anime heroes, Kaitlyn has various powerful attacks which she ends up forgetting about since she has too many of them. These include:
    • Speed
    • Fire blasts
    • Psychic shield
    • Flight
    • Strength
    • Shapeshifting
    • Hypnotic stare
    • Ice sword
    • Plasma blades
    • Steel skin
    • Intangibility
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