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Norakuro. Norakuro was created by the Japanese author Tagawa Suihô and appeared in comic books and films from 1931 to 2002, beginning with “Norakuro Jôtôhei” (Shônen Kurabu, 1931).

Norakuro is a black-and-white stray dog who enlists in the “fierce dogs brigade” of Japan. After various adventures Norakuro is promoted to Captain, then leaves the army, explores China (whose inhabitants are pigs), becomes a sumo wrestler, a botanist, and has a wide range of adventures.

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