To Be Hero

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For Uncle, a lecherous but handsome toilet designer, it is just an ordinary day of neglecting his duties as a single parent to hit on women and talk about his "superpower": his ability to tell a lady's hip size at a glance. But when he is sucked down into a toilet, the Space Peace Republic Alliance Hero Committee gives him real superpowers, and he becomes the hero of Earth. There is only one problem–-he has become an ugly, unrecognizable fatty who is unable to reveal his real identity. Uncle's beloved daughter Min-chan does not believe that such a vulgar fatty could be her father, and casts him out of his own home. Distraught and homeless, he joins up with his perverted neighbor Yamada-san, a small man with a fondness for streaking, and sets out to convince Min-chan that he is her father. Full of sexual innuendo and slapstick humor, To Be Hero follows Uncle as he befriends bizarre allies and combats even more bizarre foes, fighting for the future of earth against aliens and—more importantly—his future with his daughter.

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English: TO BE HERO
Japanese: TO BE HERO
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2016 to Dec 21, 2016
Premiered: Fall 2016
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:45 (JST)
Producers: Emon, Studio LAN
Studios: Haoliners Animation League
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy
Duration: 11 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub


Haoling Li – Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Editing, Creator
LAN – Episode Director, Key Animation, Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Color Design
Shinichi Watanabe – Script
BRATS – Theme Song Performance
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Ainikoiyo (アイニコイヨ)” by BRATS
ED1: “Watashi no Papa ga Chikyuu o Mamoru (私のパパが地球を守る ~我爹守护地球~)” by Kazuyo Lin

Episode List

01: First Day as a Superhero
02: Second Day as a Superhero “Brutal, Brutal, Brutal Death”
03: Third Day as a Superhero”A Leader Really Must”
04: Fourth Day as a Superhero “Eight Different Types of Screams”
05: Fifth Day as a Superhero: “Quit Patching It Up With Tape”
06: Sixth Day as a Superhero: A Somewhat Heart-Racing Development
07: Seventh Day as a Superhero: “Inhabitant of the Other World”
08: Eighth Day as a Superhero: “I Want Multiple Girlfriends at Once!”
09: Ninth Day as a Superhero “If You’ll Do It, I’ll Take off My Underwear Right Away”
10: Tenth Day as a Superhero “This Episode Is Low on Laughs and Salt Content”
11: Eleventh Day as a Hero: I am a loser. Please let me die.
12: Stay With Me, Daddy!


Bizarre, hilarious, and short… To Be Hero is not a time-waster.


Started as an uneven crass comedy but built itself up into something with deeper levels of humor and a surprisingly strong emotional core.


Blitzkrieg pacing and action, near perfect comedic timing and effective sentimentality make this outsourced gem a one of a kind. S A K U G A


Funny, fast, and unexpectedly heartfelt. Probably my favorite short anime.


One Punc Man but the mc gets his powers from a toilet and turns into a bald fat man. Fastpaced, funny and weird.


Gives me a surprising case of the feels


Very funny



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