How nostalgic. This is very much like Doraemon/Ding Dong. Almost exactly the same.

I haven't yet found out the names for some of the characters, but here they are (description followed by name):

  • Main char = Tarou
  • Fatty = Hihiyama
  • Girl = Miki
  • Boy with short hair and spikey bangs (whom I tentatively dubbed Frankie due to the uncanny resemblance to Frankenstein's hair) = Rakkyo

The stories are only like four pages each, real short. So tons in one volume.