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"nemu" (pronounced "NEH-moo") is based on the Japanese word for "sleepy" ("nemui / 眠い").

nemu*nemu is a comic series by Audra Furuichi and Scott Yoshinaga featuring two magical stuffed toy pups named Nemu and Anpan. Along with their owners Kana and Anise, they go on hilarious adventures exploring what it's like to live in our world.

The webcomic started in 2006 so there's quite a lot of comics to read through if you started at the very beginning. Instead, we suggest that you click the button below that will take you to story arc we think new readers would enjoy.

Featured Cast of Characters

Nemu

Nemu

(NEH-moo) Named after his sleepy and mellow demeanor, Nemu is the the pup with a smile on his face and a yellow kerchief tied around his neck. He loves gooey, soft foods like peanut butter and grilled cheese sandwiches. He dreams of flying one day.

Anpan

Anpan

(AHN-pahn) A stuffed pup with a seemingly “angry” face and bright red scarf. Named after a Japanese dessert bun, Anpan appears rough on the outside, but is very soft and thoughtful on the inside. He acts as the leader and often gets the pups into trouble. He loves pizza, root beer, custard pie and Henshin Rider.

Mr Buns

Mr. Buns

Mr. Buns is Ani’s long-time stuffed humpty dumpty toy companion. Originally he was named “Bunny”, but over time became “Mister Bun Bun”. A toy of little words, Buns has been a great friend to Anpan who just calls him “Mister Buns”.

Enchilada

Enchilada

Perhaps a distant relative of the title pups, Enchilada is a galaxy-class explorer who loves action and adventure. He is distinguished by his leather boots, belt, orange scarf, and dashing grin.

Pollo

Pollo (POY-oh)

Pollo is Enchilada’s invaluable sidekick. He acts as Enchilada’s translator and connects to the FEENetwork for leads and information. He can also lift heavy objects and fly at warp speed.

Dudley

Dudley

Dudley is a student at the Jedi School that Enchilada attends. Dudley believes that he and Enchilada are best friends, although Enchilada doesn't see it that way. He's also known as "Horsey".

Anise

Anise Kurobu

(ANN-is koo-ROH-boo) Hot-headed, impulsive, and brash, Anise (also known as Ani) is a long-time friend of Kana and the owner of Anpan. A tomboy through and through, her favorite activities are modifying her bicycle and collecting everything about Henshin Rider.

Kana

Kana Mezurashi

(KAH-na me-ZOO-rah-SHEE) Kana is the owner of Nemu and Anise’s long-time friend. She is very mild-mannered, reliable, and sensitive. The pups usually call her “Kana Mama”, and she takes care of and mentors them.

Nemesis

Nemesis

Real name, unknown – as Ani refuses to call him by anything else. He’s the new kid in town and the owner of Sam, the bored border collie. He is Ani’s rival and currently co-representing the class with Kana.

Toasty

Toasty

Who would have thought that a toaster could have such a colorful history? Toasty loves telling the pups stories about his past, often using horrible puns, but it seems like the pups don't mind.

Henshin Rider

Henshin Rider

The ultimate “tokusatsu” TV hero. By day, he fights the minions of DarkHole and Space Cow. By night, he delivers pizza. Inspired by the late Shotaro Ishinomori, Henshin Rider is our version of Kamen Rider and Kikaida

Hanshin Flyer

Hanshin Flyer

Henshin Rider’s rival in TV show ratings. A popular and updated show, competing for Henshin Rider’s time slot and audience.