Monday, February 16, 2009


Gerotan is an extremely peculiar fictional character. A talking baby with the katakana ゲ written on his chest who keeps throwing up every now and then. Some might remember him from episode 7 of Cromartie High School (2003).

What is interesting is that he had previously appeared on episode 39 of another animation called Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoiyo! Masaru-san (1998). Only this time his name was written in hiragana, but with the same sound pronounciation. The katakana ゲ on his chest was replaced by the equivalent hiragana げ as seen below.

What is odd is that the production of both shows was done by different companies. Cromartie was produced by Production I.G, Starchild Records, and TV Tokyo. Sexy Commando was produced by Madhouse Studios, Magic Bus, and Studio Gilleta. The ending credits in Sexy Commando don't list Gerotan's voice actress, but I suspect it's the same as the one in Cromartie, Ayaka Saito. The best evidence I could find online that she might have done the voice of Gerotan back then is that she did work in Sexy Commando. She was the narrator of episode 43 on a scene that depicts Masaru's conception seen as the legend of Momotarou.

1 comment:

Ripplin said...

I just watched episode 39 of SCG a few minutes ago and thought 'Gerotan?! From Cromartie High School?' I did a little search and found your post. Good stuff. :)

It's a shame that more people don't know SCG. Such a great show. I only found out about it when I saw it in a recommended list from a Cromartie site/page.