Kogepan Identification Page

Kogepan is a red bean bun that was accidentally overcooked when he fell off his baking sheet into the oven. When he emerged, the baker threw him out. Kogepan is bitter and depressed because no one wants to eat him (you'd think that would be a good thing) and jealous of the unburnt "pretty" breads that everyone wants to buy. He gets drunk on milk with his friends Kuriimupan and Sumipan, and together they lament their plight. You can watch some of Kogepan's animated adventures on YouTube.

The characters below are identified by their Japanese names, followed by their English names. All images are from the San-X website or scanned from Kogepan merchandise. Thanks to O'Neill for helping me with the translations!

 

Burnt breads

Unburnt breads

Kogepan

Burnt Bread

Kireipan

Pretty Bread(s)

Kuriimupan

Cream Bread

Ichigopan

Strawberry Bread

Sumipan

Charcoal Bread

Kokutoupan

Brown Sugar Bread

Furansupan

French Bread

Meronpan

Melon Bread

Chocopan

Chocolate Bread

Beriipan

Berry Bread

Stikkupan

Stick Bread

Marugoto Ringopan

Perfectly Round Apple Bread

Mayoneezupan

Mayonnaise Bread

Chokosupreepan

Chocolate Sprinkle Bread

Shokupan

White Bread

Yakisobapan

Fried Noodle Bread

Gomapan

Sesame Seed Bread

Kareepan

Curry Bread

Mushipan

Steamed Cake Bread

Kurowassan

Croissant

Shokorapan

French Chocolate Bread

Howaito Shokorapan

French White Chocolate Bread

Nikuman, Kareeman, Anman

Meat, Curry, and Red Bean Steamed Buns