Bomberman Jetters is a 2002 anime focused on the adventures of young White Bomber (Shirobon in Japanese) with the intergalactic police force known as the Jetters, fighting against the Hige Hige Bandits. It is also a coming-of-age story of White Bomber, as he is forced to deal with several challenging decisions and lessons that eventually mature himself.
While comical in most episodes, the show does have several serious and emotional moments. It was animated by Studio Deen.
When Mighty, the legendary Bomberman went missing on a mission six months ago, the Hige Hige Bandits are now a step ahead, stealing all the unique items in the universe. White Bomber, younger brother of Mighty, then joined the Jetters in search of his brother. Now, White Bomber and the Jetters face the Hige Hige Bandits and thwart their plans in their attempt to steal the items.
- See the full list of characters from Bomberman Jetters here.
- See the full list of episodes from Bomberman Jetters here.
Various vehicles are used to help the Jetters in their missions, usually dealing with the terrain of the planet to allow the Jetters to traverse the planet.
Three video games have been made that tie in to the anime:
- Bombermen in the anime have oval-shaped heads instead of a rectangular-shaped. They also have more expressive and human-like eyes. This carried over to the Jetters games.
- Some characters from the non-Jetters-related games, such as Pretty Bomber, make a cameo in the anime. White Bomber is also seen playing a Bomberman video game with Louie in his room.
- In Canada, the anime was aired on CBC Television during 2002-2003, and was rerun in late 2015 while being refit to the 16:9 high definition format, as part of the CBC4Kids block.
- One recurring music track used in the anime sounds almost exactly like the theme of the TV show Seinfeld.