Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar (ピューと吹く! ジャガー Pyū to Fuku! Jagā, lit. "Blow, 'Pyū'! Jaguar") is a Japanese gag manga written and illustrated by Usuta Kyosuke, about recorders, musicians, and their bizarre daily lives. It has a vague overall plot, but is mainly episodic. Although it is about aspiring musicians, a series of Drama CDs and video games have been released, as well as an OVA made in flash animation. A live-action film, starring Jun Kaname as Jaguar, was released on January 12, 2008. The DVD was released on June 23, 2008. The series ran from 2000 to 2010 with 157 chapters and 20 volumes in total.
The story starts out with Kiyohiko "Piyohiko" Saketome trying to take a band audition. In his way he sees a strange man named Jaguar carrying a big case, which turns out to be holding only a small recorder. Piyohiko tries not to get distracted by him but fails, because when Jaguar plays his recorder, the most beautiful, passionate guitar-like sound comes out of it. He tries more and more record companies, but every time he meets Jaguar and somehow manages to miss his audition. Finally, Piyohiko gets accepted at a record company only to find at his new dorm that he is roommates with Jaguar. Jaguar becomes a teacher and sets up a recorder class at their music school, and Piyohiko ends up in that class instead of the guitar class he wanted...
Video games Edit
Two videos games based on Jaguar have been released by Konami. The first game, Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar: Ashita no Jump is an RPG for the PlayStation 2 released 18 March, 2004. Pyū to Fuku! Jaguar: Byō to Daru! Megane-kun, an action game for the Game Boy Advance, was released on 29 April of the same year.
Jaguar Junichi also appears as an assistant in J-Stars Victory Vs for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.