Netflix has revealed that “Time Patrol Bon,” a manga created by Fujiko F. Fujio, co-creator of Doraemon, is set to receive its own anime series. Produced by the renowned Bones studio, “T.P. Bon” is slated for release on Netflix in the coming year.
The official synopsis provided by Netflix outlines the premise of “T.P. Bon”: “An ordinary high school student named Bon becomes part of a team of time-traveling agents tasked with saving people’s lives during historical events that happen across different eras and locations around the globe.”
The narrative of “T.P. Bon” unfolds as an engaging science fiction adventure, originating in 1978 with the debut of the manga. The story centers around Bon Namihira, a typical middle school student who encounters Ream Stream, a Time Patrol (T.P.) officer from the future. Inspired by this encounter, Bon assumes the role of a T.P. officer, embarking on a journey through time to prevent untimely deaths that might alter the course of history. This Time Patrol organization is also known for its appearances in the beloved series, Doraemon.
The announcement of the “T.P. Bon” anime coincides with Fujiko F. Fujio’s 90th birthday. Helmed by director Masahiro Ando, the series features music by Michiru Oshima, renowned for contributions to works like “Little Witch Academia.”
A teaser video offers a glimpse of the two central characters navigating diverse eras across the globe, including Ancient Egypt, utilizing a time-traveling apparatus reminiscent of the one featured in Doraemon.
While “Time Patrol Bon” received a previous anime adaptation in the form of a TV special released in October 1989, this upcoming series promises to reintroduce the classic manga to a global audience, marking a significant milestone for fans outside of Japan.