The story begins with a spaceship strugging
to return to its home world, which crash lands
onto a dying planet, triggering an explosion
of pure energy, generated by the powerful
and mysterious life forms that are piloting
the craft. This outburst of energy infuses
the dying planet with a life-generating force.
Popo, the main character of the story, lives
happily with his mother on this planet in
a remote part of the forest that is populated
with praying mantises, ladybugs, beetles and
many other insects.
Popo's greatest desire is to grow up and
become stronger, so that he can search for
his father who left the family several years
before and has not been heard from since.
His father was known as the "Guardian
of the Forest"as he was passionately
dedicated to his research on the planet and
on the forest in which his family lives.
One day, while walking through the forest,
Popo witnesses an ominous event. A strange
flowing mist appears, completely covering
the forest. A mysterious and sinister character,
Passer, also appears, condemning Popo's father
as an enemy of the forest people and the source
of all their trouble. Popo races home only
to find to his shock and amazement that his
mother has been transformed into a half-plant,
half human creature.
Confused and dismayed over what he has seen,
Popo decides that only his father will be
able to restore his mother to her human self
and rescue the forest from harm. He decides
to leave his home and search for his father.
However, the evil Adder and his henchmen
plot to prevent Popo from achieving his goal
with the help of giant beetles who attack
the young boy at every turn. Fortunately,
Popo has an ally, MUSHIKING: The King of Beetles!
With his overwhelming strength and overpowering
fighting style. MUSHIKING always comes through
at the nick of time to save the young boy
from defeat and to set him back on his quest.
Is Popo able to find his father and to save
his mother and the forest? Discovering his
destiny as the next Guardian of the Forest,
and protected and guided on his journey by
MUSHIKING, Popo's epic quest to reunite with
his father now begins!