December 06, 2004 12:00 PM


Cartoon Network (Fridays, 7:30 p.m. ET)

“Anything is possible,” proclaims the theme song of this enjoyably anarchic new series, and the animators seem to have taken those words as their credo.

Globe-trotting pop stars Ami and Yumi, based on an actual Japanese duo, have wild adventures galore—bullfighting in Mexico, fleeing a vampiric rock band in Slovakia, inadvertently creating a monstrous blob of taffy while working in a candy factory. Kaz, their greedy manager, locks them out of the tour bus when they don’t pay him rent. Each show opens and closes with the real-life Ami and Yumi doing barely understandable comedy bits. (The girls’ English is limited, whereas their cartoon counterparts sound American.) The whole package is bouncy, nutty and diverting for kids and adults.

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