The Important Thing is the Name of the Chocolate Stick Candy in the Anime (Pocky, Rocky, Packy?)

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Introduction

Pocky is the most popular product of chocolate stick confectionery. It is sold by Ezaki Glico and is popular not only in Japan but also overseas. Because it is a very popular candy, it appears frequently in anime. However, most of the names are not Pocky but Rocky or Packy. The reason is simple because it has a trademark. This is because permission from Ezaki Glico is required to appear in the anime under the official name.

It is not economically or temporally reasonable for an anime production company to negotiate a trademark with a large company for a candy that appears only in a part of the daily scene. Also, in those few scenes, where the name of the candy becomes Rocky or Packy, there is no influence on the story itself. Therefore, when making it appear in anime, it is a very hard decision to use a name other than Pocky.

But I like Pocky. Therefore, I investigated chocolate stick confectionery that appeared in anime. The results of the survey are described below. Does anyone find it useful to read this article? Lol

 

 

Investigation Result

・Pocky

Ga-Rei: Zero

(C)2008瀬川ハジメ/[喰霊-零-]製作委員会

Source: “Ga-Rei: Zero” episode 10

 

・KOCKY

Tamako Market

©京都アニメーション/うさぎ山商店街

Source: “Tamako Market” episode 10

 

・Lucky

Tsuki ga Kirei

©2017「月がきれい」製作委員会

Source: “Tsuki-ga-Kirei” episode 4

 

・PACKY

Engaged to the Unidentified

(C)荒井チェリー/一迅社・未確認で進行形製作委員会

Source: “Engaged to the Unidentified” episode 12

 

・Rocky

Hidamari Sketch

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch” episode 3

 

・Pucky

Hidamari Sketch

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch” episode 14

 

・Pokee

Himouto! Umaru-chan

©2015 サンカクヘッド/集英社・「干物妹!うまるちゃん」製作委員会

Source: “Himouto Umaru chan” episode 11

 

・qoky

Encouragement of Climb Season 2

©しろ/アース・スター エンターテイメント/『ヤマノススメ』製作委員会

Source: “Encouragement of Climb Season2” episode 24

 

・Unknown

Gabriel DropOut

©2016 うかみ/KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス/ガヴリールドロップアウト製作委員会

Source: “Gabriel DropOut” episode 1

 

・PONY

Scum's Wish

(c)横槍メンゴ/SQUARE ENIX・「クズの本懐」製作委員会

Source: “Scums Wish” episode 8

 

・Koppi

Flying Witch

©石塚千尋・講談社/「ふらいんぐうぃっち」製作委員会

Source: “Flying Witch” episode 6

 

・Koppi

A Certain Scientific Railgun

(C)鎌池和馬/冬川基/アスキー・メディアワークス/PROJECT-RAILGUN

Source: “A Certain Scientific Railgun” episode 2

 

・Poaky

Angel Beats!

(C)VisualArt’s/Key/Angel Beats! Project

Source: “Angel Beats” episode 9

 

・プッキー (Pucky)

K-On!!

©かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部

Source: “K-On!!” episode 4

 

・Lucky

K-On!!

©かきふらい・芳文社/桜高軽音部

Source: “K-On!!” episode 11

 

・Rocky

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

© Magica Quartet / Aniplex – Madoka Movie Project Rebellion

Source: “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” episode 9

 

・Rocky

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

©ANOHANA PROJECT

Source: “Anohana” episode 5 & 11

 

・Bucky

YuruYuri♪♪

(C)なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

Source: “YuruYuri♪♪” episode 9

 

・Unknown

Tari Tari

©tari tari project

Source: “TARI TARI” episode 2

 

・Unknown

Kin-iro Mosaic

(C)原悠衣・芳文社/きんいろモザイク製作委員会

Source: “Kin iro Mosaic” episode 7

 

・Rocky

A Town Where You Live

© 瀬尾公治・講談社/2013「君のいる町」製作委員会

Source: “A Town Where You Live” episode 8

 

・Pochy

YuruYuri San☆Hai!

(C)2015 なもり/一迅社・七森中ごらく部

Source: “YuruYuri San☆Hai” episode 4

 

・PACKY

Shirobako

©「SHIROBAKO」製作委員会

Source: “Shirobako” episode 23

 

・Pochy

NEW GAME!

© 得能正太郎・芳文社/NEW GAME!製作委員会

Source: “New Game!” episode 1

 

・Rocky

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Source: “Saekano” episode 8 & 5

 

・Unknown

A Channel

© 黒田bb・芳文社/Aチャンネル委員会・MBS

Source: “A-Channel” episode 8

 

・Unknown

Yuyushiki

©三上小又・芳文社/ゆゆ式情報処理部

Source: “Yuyushiki” episode 3

 

・Picky

Sweetness and Lightning

© 雨隠ギド・講談社/「甘々と稲妻」製作委員会

Source: “Sweetness and Lightning” episode 9

 

・Piky

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

Source: “Love Chunibyo Other Delusions Heart Throb” episode 2

 

・Poccy

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions -Heart Throb-

(C)虎虎/京都アニメーション/中二病でも製作委員会

Source: “Love Chunibyo Other Delusions Heart Throb” episode 5

 

・Rocky

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat

©2017 丸戸史明・深崎暮人・KADOKAWA ファンタジア文庫刊/冴えない♭な製作委員会

Source: “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat” episode 8

 

・Unknown

GJ Club

©新木伸・あるや/小学館・GJ部保護者会

Source: “GJ Club” episode 7

 

・Unknown

Amagami SS+ plus

(C)ENTERBRAIN, INC./アマガミSS製作委員会

Source: “Amagami SS plus” episode 7

 

・Pokky

Gourmet Girl Graffiti

©川井マコト・芳文社/幸腹グラフィティ製作委員会

Source: “Gourmet Girl Graffiti” episode 8

 

・Unknown

Akame ga Kill!

© タカヒロ・田代哲也/スクウェアエニックス・「アカメが斬る!」製作委員会

Source: “Akame ga Kill” episode 22

 

・Unknown

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

(C)椿いづみ/スクウェアエニックス・「月刊少女野崎くん」製作委員会

Source: “Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun” episode 3

 

・Packy

This Art Club Has a Problem!

©2016 いみぎむる/KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス刊/この美製作委員会

Source: “This Art Club Has a Problem” episode 11

 

・Pockn

Cat Story (White)

©西尾維新/講談社・アニプレックス・シャフト

Source: “Cat Story (White)” episode 3

 

・STICK SNACK

The "Hentai" Prince and the Stony Cat.

(C)2013 さがら総・メディアファクトリー/「変猫。」製作委員会

Source: “The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat” episode 2

 

・Bocky

Magical Girl Raising Project

©2016 遠藤浅蜊・宝島社/まほいく

Source: “Magical Girl Raising Project” episode 2

 

・Unknown

Love Live! Sunshine!!

©2017 プロジェクトラブライブ!サンシャイン!!

Source: “Love Live! Sunshine!!” episode 3

 

・Unknown

Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

© 庵田定夏/KADOKAWA エンターブレイン刊/私立山星高校文研部

Source: “Kokoro Connect” episode 9

 

・POKIRI

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls

©BNEI/PROJECT iM@S

Source: “The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls” episode 5

 

・Puck

Revue Starlight

© Project Revue Starlight

Source: “Revue Starlight” episode 5

 

・Unknown

Hayate the Combat Butler

©畑健二郎/小学館・三千院家執事部・テレビ東京

Source: “Hayate the Combat Butler” episode 9

 

・Packy

Hidamari Sketch × 365

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch×365” episode 3

 

・Unknown

Hidamari Sketch × 365

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch×365” episode 7

 

・Poocky

Hidamari Sketch × 365

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch×365” episode 14

 

・Unknown

Hidamari Sketch × 365

©蒼樹うめ・芳文社/ひだまり荘管理組合

Source: “Hidamari Sketch×Hoshimittsu” episode 2

 

・Unknown

SSSS.Gridman

©円谷プロ ©2018 TRIGGER・雨宮哲/「GRIDMAN」製作委員会

Source: “SSSS Gridman” episode 2

 

・Unknown

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

©Project‐118/凪のあすから製作委員会

Source: “Nagi Asu A Lul in the Sea” episode 18

 

・Pooky

Yuki Yuna is a Hero

(C)2014 Project 2H

Source: “Yuki Yuna is a Hero” episode 4

 

・POKO

To Love-Ru Darkness

©矢吹健太朗・長谷見沙貴/集英社・とらぶるダークネス製作委員会

Source: “To Love Ru Darkness” episode 7

 

・Pochi

Saki

©小林 立/スクウェアエニックス・清澄高校麻雀部

Source: “Saki” episode 1

 

・Rocky

Student Council's Discretion

Student Council's Discretion

(C)2009 葵せきな・狗神煌/富士見書房/碧陽学園生徒会

Source: “Student Councils Discretion” episode 5

 

・Unknown

Kissxsis

©ぢたま某・講談社/kiss×sis製作委員会

Source: “Kissxsis” episode 3

 

・Koppi

Waiting in the Summer

Waiting in the Summer

©I*Chi*Ka/なつまち製作委員会

Source: “Waiting in the Summer” episode 2 & 12

 

・Pockie

Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

(C)Sphere/奥木染町内会

Source: “Yosuga no Sora” episode 1

 

・Rocky

Sagrada Reset

Sagrada Reset

©河野裕・椎名優 /KADOKAWA/アニメ「サクラダリセット」製作委員会

Source: “Sagrada Reset” episode 12

 

・Unknown

Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary

©鳥居なごむ・京都アニメーション/境界の彼方製作委員会

Source: “Beyond The Boundary” episode 6

 

・PREKY

Eureka Seven

©2005 BONES/Project EUREKA

Source: “Eureka Seven” episode 7

 

・Chico Stick

Today's Menu for the Emiya Family

©TAa・KADOKAWA・TYPE-MOON / 「衛宮さんちの今日のごはん」製作委員会

Source: “Todays Menu for the Emiya Family” episode 7

 

・CHOCOLATE STICKS

High School Fleet

©AIS/海上安全整備局

Source: “High School Fleet” episode 4

 

・PACKY

Slow Start

©篤見唯子・芳文社/スロウスタート制作委員会

Source: “Slow Start” episode 8

 

・KOCKY

Tamako Market

©京都アニメーション/うさぎ山商店街

Source: “Tamako Market” episode 10

 

・Bocky

The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

(C)和ヶ原聡司/アスキー・メディアワークス/HM Project

Source: “The Devil Is a Part Timer” episode 7

 

・Pecky

The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior

©宮原るり・少年画報社/委員会はみんな河合荘

Source: “The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior” episode 9

 

・Pocky

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

©2018 鴨志田 一/KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス/青ブタ Project

Source: “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai” episode 2 & 3

 

 

Conclusion

Who will benefit from this survey? However, since I surveyed, I would like to summarize the results here. See the graph below. In conclusion, it turned out that “Rocky” is the most frequently used name in anime. The next most commonly used name is “PACKY”. Both are close to the official name “Pocky”.

There are two animations that use the official name “Pocky”: “Ga-Rei: Zero” and “Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai”. Both works contain fantasy elements. Therefore, both animations are working on creating works that emphasize reality. So they were also concerned with the name of chocolate stick candy. I will explain this in-depth later.

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