Ranked #304

Kodomo no Omocha

Alternative Titles

English: Kodocha
Synonyms: Child's Toy
Japanese: こどものおもちゃ


Type: TV
Episodes: 102
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1996 to Mar 27, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo, NAS, Pony Canyon
Studios: Studio Gallop
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #3042
Popularity: #1566
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Sana Kurata has a charmed life. Not only is her mother a famous, award-winning writer, but she's the star of the hit TV comedy "Child's Toy" while still in the fifth grade. But Sana's biggest concern is Akito Hayama, a pint-sized hellion who's organized the boys in their grade-school class into a mass of unending noise and violence. With the help of Rei, her manager, chauffeur and "pimp," Sana is determined to win back control of the classroom from her new arch-enemy. But as her crusade continues, Sana moves further into Akito's life, and finds that he might not be entirely bad...or entirely safe.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Kurata, Sana
Kurata, Sana
Oda, Shizue
Oda, Shizue
Hayama, Akito
Hayama, Akito
Nakazaki, Tatsuya
Nakazaki, Tatsuya
Kurata, Misako
Kurata, Misako
Kino, Hana
Kino, Hana
Ohki, Tsuyoshi
Ohki, Tsuyoshi
Misawa, Mayumi
Misawa, Mayumi


Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Daichi, Akitarou
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

#1: "19 Ji no nyusu (19時のニュース)" by Tokio (eps 1-44)
#2: "Ultra Relax (ウルトラ・リラックス)" by Tomoe Shinohara (eps 45-102)

Ending Theme

#1: "Panic" by Still Small Voice (eps 1-39)
#2: "DAIJO-BU" by Tomoko Hikita (eps 40-74)
#3: "Pinch ~Love Me Deeper~" by Rina Chinen (eps 75-102)

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Sep 9, 2007
this review is based on:
44 episodes of the anime seen
Episodes 1-35 of the English dub
& Episodes 36-44 of Japanese w/ English Subtitles
This review contains mild spoilers to refer back to, so be careful!
Please keep in mind this review is meant for people who have seen the anime.

My notes & Opinion on this anime
[This portion is meant for people who don't want to read the whole review.]

Oh man! I've been wanting to write a review for Kodocha for a while now ~ I was planning to wait until I finished the series, BUT FOR THE LOVE OF HARUHI, I MUST WRITE A REVIEW

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Aug 15, 2009
This may be the first and last review I ever write.

Kodocha was the very first anime series I watched from start to finish. Yes, this show was definitely worth finishing. Overall, this anime is a 10, even though outward appearances don't suggest so. Never judge a show solely on its art.

My friend referred me to Kodocha, saying I'll definitely like it, but at the time I wasn't interested in anime, so I wasn't sure.

I was curious enough to watch it. Admittedly, I was really not impressed with the beginning of the show (Beginning as in, the first five minutes. I guess I saw the read more
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Feb 9, 2008
I must say I will always stick and love to this anime because it was the first romance anime i have ever watched. 1 month before i watched this anime i didn't even know what anime was until my friends told me and then i found kodocha no omocha. This anime may look like a kiddy show but it really isn't. There is A LOT of drama later on in the series and i cried at some points watching this series. The plot is the best part about this story, it mainly revolves around drama and romance where a famous child actor called Sana Kurata read more
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May 24, 2014
My Kodocha Review

Kodocha started as a Manga in 1995. Then an anime in 1996 and the dub version in 2005. I really love Kodocha. I Love watching It. This show makes me very happy and it's so crazy, wild, and funny with cool songs and I really love it. This is my review.

Story 10-10
Kodocha Is about Sana who is ten years old And she has her own TV show called Child's Toy. She is very hyperactive, crazy, funny, wild and is so very fun to watch. And she is in school and the other kids in her school are very bad in class. The classroom read more
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