The main character of this anime or picture book whose head is a bun made by Uncle Jam. His name comes from the fact that he is a super hero with a head made of bread Japanese: pan a loanword from the Portuguese word meaning bread that is filled with Red bean paste Japanese: an called an anpan. He doesnt need to eat or drink to sustain himself and has never been seen eating. It is believed the bean jam in his head gives him sustenance. His weakness is water or anything that makes his head dirty. He regains his health and strength when Jam Ojisan bakes him a new head and it is placed on his shoulders. Anpanmans damaged head with Xs in his eyes flies off his shoulders once a new baked head lands. He was created when a shooting star landed in Uncle Jams oven while he was baking. He has two special attacks known as the Anpunch and Ankick with stronger variations of both. When Anpanman comes across a starving creature or person he lets the unfortunate creature or person eat part of his head. He also has super hearing in that he can respond to anyone that calls his name out in distress from anywhere in the world. He forms a trio with Shokupanman and Currypanman.