Croket! (コロッケ!, Korokke!, lit. "Croquette!"), also spelled Korokke!, is an adventure manga by Manavu Kashimoto. It was published by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Comic from April 2001 to November 2006 and collected in 15 bound volumes. It received the 2003 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga. Croket! was adapted into an anime television series by OLM, broadcast from April 7, 2003 to March 29, 2004, and had a total of 8 video games.
The world of Croket! is one inhabited by both humans and exotic creatures such as anthropomorphic animals and where individuals called Bankers travel around the world to collect magical coins called Kinkas with their Kinka Banks. Kinkas are said to activate the appearance of the Bank Wizard, who will grant the wish of any Banker who collects enough Kinkas. The story mainly revolves around Croket, a young and scrappy Banker with incredible strength whose wish is to revive his father, a legendary Banker named Burger, who was said to be defeated by a villain Croket knows as the "Black Gown Man." Shortly after his journey, a tournament called the Banker Survival Quest is told to be held in the small but dangerous Macademia Island, and the winner earns enough Kinkas to fill the largest Kinka Bank. Setting his eyes on the island, Croket battles against rivals both friendly and malevolent, though there very well may be a dangerous threat in the tournament that haunts fellow competitors and Croket's past.