Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
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Director(s) Sōji Yoshikawa
Production company(s) Studio Comet
Warpstar, Inc.
Original run October 6, 2001 - September 27, 2003
Genre(s) Action
Episodes featuring expansion 5/100
Expansion instances 5
Expansion types featured Air inflation
Weight gain

Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (Hoshi no Kirby in Japan) is an anime series based on Nintendo's Kirby franchise. It was made by Warpstar Inc., which was formed from a joint investment between Nintendo and HAL Laboratory, Inc. The show ran for 100 episodes from 2001 to 2003 and aired on Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting before before being re-aired by 4Kids in the United States.

Kirby, a young Star Warrior, crash lands near Cappy Town in Dream Land. There he becomes friends with Tiff, Tuff, and the other residents. The self-proclaimed monarch of Dream Land, King Dedede, doesn't particularly like Kirby so he frequently plans to get rid of him. He does this by ordering monsters from Nightmare Enterprises and sending them after the pink puffball. The show takes a monster of the week format where Kirby needs to defeat each monster and eventually, Nightmare himself.

Hatch Me if You Can (E30)

Kirby fights the baby Galbo's parent as Fire Kirby. At the end of the fight, he flies inside the monster and fills it with fire until it explodes.

Junk Jam (E33)

Kirby battles Fire Lion as Fire Kirby. He defeats the monster by inflating it with his own fire and tossing it into the sea.

Kirby Takes the Cake (E51)

When Kirby becomes Bomb Kirby, the transformation sequence has him inflate and explode. This happens again in five other episodes: A Half-Baked Battle (E57), Right Hand Robot (E78), Mumbies Madness (E84), A Sunsational Surprise/ A Sunsational Puzzle (E85), and Fright to the Finish (E100).

Fitness Fiend (E61)

King Dedede orders a shipment of pufferzine-infused potato chips to stop Kirby. Instead of saving them for the pink puffball, both he and Kirby eat massive amounts of them.

Kirby 3D (E101)

In this Nintendo Video-exclusive, Kabuki Kirby fights Lobzilla. To finish off the monster, Kirby fires a beam into its mouth and causes it to explode.