Other Names: Nezumi
First Appeared: Garappachi appears in the 7th Chapter – Black Rain and White Flower (Part 1) of the June 1978 issue of Sanrio’s Lyrica Magazine. They later changed the chapter title to Black Cloud and White Feather.
Garappachi (ガラッ八, Garappachi) is a character that appears in the pilot episode and manga.
Japanese Voice: Kaneta Kimotsuki (1979)
Spanish Voice: Juan Martín Goirizelaia
Garappachi is a gray rat that wears a red hat in the manga. In the anime, he is brown, and no longer wears a hat.
Garappachi is a poor father trying to make it in horrible conditions. Even though the factory’s pollution has made it more difficult for him to find food, he still works hard to provide for his large family. When Garappachi meets Unico, he is quick to help him and takes him to Chiko, a sickly girl that Garappachi also cares about.
Timeline of Appearances
|1978||Garappachi first appears in the 7th Chapter – Black Rain and White Flower (Part 1) of the June 1978 issue of Lyrica magazine. While he and his wife, Kuzu, are out looking for food, they come upon Unico. They do not have food to give Unico, but they invite him back to their home to dry off from the rain. Garappachi introduces Unico to Chiko, and she immediately knows what kind of creature Unico is. Garappachi helps Unico with destroying the factory that was causing the city so much trouble.|
|1979||In the pilot episode Black Cloud and White Feather, Garappachi helps Unico, similar to how he did in the manga the anime is based on. He brings Unico to his home and then introduces Unico to Chiko.|