Kalpis [a.k.a. Tuck] (Star)
Named after a popular soft-drink in Japan, Kalpis is one half of the comedic duo Ramune & Kalpis (also commonly known as Tick & Tuck) modeled after classic American comedians Abbott & Costello. Usually depicted as happy-go-lucky, but bumbling, henchmen or assistants, Ramune & Kalpis often make an appearance when the story is in danger of becoming overly serious or dark.
Kalpis is usually the butt of the joke, often set up by Ramune for the punch line. He's the short, fat "Costello" to Ramune's tall, skinny "Abbott". Although purposefully not designed to have much of a personality on his own, as the comedian in the relationship, certain character traits have emerged. Almost childlike in his demeanur, he is extremely loyal to Ramune, and is lost without him. Much like a little bother, this often leads to him being bossed around by Ramune. Although he likes to be considerate of others, his petty greed often gets the best of him. Primarily good-natured, his cheerful dispositon can disappear into a blustering (and bumbling) rage if provoked enough.
Manga Appearance List
|Date||Series||Chapter Title||Appearing As...||Notes:|
|1950||Jungle Emperor||The Birth of Leo||Crew Member B|
COMIC 1948 The Mysterious Undergound Man 1948 The Jungle Kindom (Lamune: as the thief, Calpis: as the member of the film crew) 1948 The Musked Adventure Kid (as the trankeys) 1948 King Roket (as the waiters) 1948 The world 1000 years After 1948 Secret Ground of the Shari River (as the memeber of the expeditionary) 1948 Lost World (as the crowed of people) 1949 The Pistol Angel (as Pig and Pork) 1949 Miracle Wood Story (as the lackeys of the Grand Duke) 1949 Man with a Tail (as the lackeys of the Grand Duke) 1949 Detective boy, Rock Home / Generation of Electricity by Ocean Current (only Lamune) 1949 Golden City (as the passengers on a ship) 1949 The Wonderful Journey (as the Phantom Thief Tick and shis accomplice) 1949 Fire of Tutelay 1949 Manga University (as the detectives) 1949 Ahiato Hotspring (as Risuke and Tasaku) 1951 The Road to Utopian Lurue (as the editors) 1951 Next World (as Lamunenko and Butanov) 1951 Queer Arabian Nights (as the bell-boys) 1951 The new volume Moon World Gentleman (Lamune: as president Amai, Calpis: as prime minister Momoyama) 1952 Mr. Craved Wagon 1952 Skyscraper Kid (as the guards) 1952 Rock in Volcano Island 1953 Astro Boy / Red Cat (as the residents of the Kigeoyaji's apartment) 1953 The 13 Secrets (as the police) 1953 Crime and Panishiment (as the painters) 1954 Ford 32 years Type (only Caplis) 1956 Lion Books / The Black Space Ray (as Amaguri and Shibugaki) 1956 Lion Books / Spaceport (as the Clerks of the souvenior shop) 1956 Rainbow Fortrees (as Hasan and Kashim) 1957 Kokeshi Detective bureau (as the carpenters?) 1957 The Earth War (as the devertising personnal in the pharmapany company) 1958 Astro Boy / Mad Machine (as the newspaper reporter) 1958 The Three Who Glimpse The Future (as the journalist) 1958 Malachite (as the habitants of the island) 1960 Astro Boy / Uran (as the spectators of the Robotting) 1960 The Secret of Piron (as the truck drivers) 1960 Dream of the Universe 1961 Astro Boy / The Third Magician (Lamune:as the truck drivers) 1961 The Ant and The Giant (as the newspaper reporters) 1961 The Human Farm (Lamune: as the journalist, Calpis: as the officer) 1965 Astro Boy / Roboid (as the gatekeeper) 1965 Astro Boy / Robio and Robiet (as the journalists) 1965 Amazing Three (as the scrap merchants) 1966 Flying Ben (as the staff of Aerospace laboratory) 1967 Astro Boy / Robot Without a Face (Calpis:producing G No.12) 1967 Astro Boy / Chronicles of Astro Boy (as the town people) 1968 Goro of Hatchoike / as the member of "Kodomo-za" 1970 Gachaboi's record of one generation (only Calpis) 1972 Lion Books / The March Covered with Mud (as the journalists) 1973 Black Jack / Man Bird (as the participants in a "flying man" competition contest) 1974 Black Jack / Nadare the Deer (as the journalists) 1974 Black Jack / Dead Twice (as the bell-boys) 1974 Black Jack / Pac Captain (as the stowaway) 1974 Black Jack / Teacher and Pupil (Lamune:as a doctor) 1974 Black Jack / Mad Dog (Calpis:as the villager) 1974 Black Jack / Plant Man (as the passengers on a ship) 1974 Black Jack / Two Loves (as the police) 1974 Black Jack / The Leg of an Ant (as the truck drivers) 1975 Black Jack / Black Queen (as the doctor) 1975 Black Jack / The Corsican Bothers (as the member of the circus troupe) 1975 Black Jack / Swindler Apprentice (as father's companions) 1975 Black Jack / On the Way (as the villagers) 1976 Black Jack / Pinoko goes West (Lamune:as the carpenter) 1976 Black Jack / Conversation with a Dead (as the prison staff) 1976 Black Jack / An onther Black Jack (as the receptionists in the hotel) 1976 Black Jack / The Girl Manga Artist (as the journalists) 1976 Black Jack / Lost Money (as the station employees) 1976 Run Coronos! (as the truck drivers) 1977 Black Jack / There were Two Films (as the press corps) 1977 Black Jack / Lost Youth (Calpis:as the guard of Abraham Oil?) 1977 Black Jack / Blood Connection (as the employees) 1977 Black Jack / Days of Vanity 1977 Black Jack / Woman doctor Falls in Love with Black Jack (as the island people) 1977 Black Jack / Home to the Hills (Calpis:at the circus) 1977 The Three-eyed One / Godal (as the assistant of Dr. Subuta and as the police) 1978 Black Jack / A Public Bath (as the customers at the public bath) 1978 Black Jack / Black Jack Saves his Savior (Calpis:as the staff of the car-rental agent) 1978 Black Jack / Double Hold (as the ambulance drivers) 1978 Black Jack / The Case of a Woman (as the station employees) 1978 Black Jack / A Plot Film of Black Jack (as the staff of the movie company) 1978 Black Jack / Tenacious Black Jack (as the staff of Homura) 1978 Futureman Kaos (as the police) 1980 Yamataro Comes Back! (as the staff of National Railway) 1981 Rainbow Parakeet / Death fo a Salesman (Calpis:as the staff of the theater) 1982 Rainbow Parakeet / End (as the customs) 1982 Prime Rose (as the staff of the tournament) ANIMATION Astro Boy