Ranked #4200

Naisho no Tsubomi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tsubomi's Secrets
Japanese: ないしょのつぼみ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 2008 to Jun 27, 2008
Producers: Arms, Studio Kikan
Source: Manga
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.731 (scored by 2,296 users)
Ranked: #42002
Popularity: #3496
Members: 4,535
Favorites: 5
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Tsubomi Tachibana is a fifth grader dealing with rather sensitive issues such as her mother's pregnancy, her first period and the strange feelings she has started to get when she has been around boys.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Tachibana, Tsubomi
Tachibana, Tsubomi
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Nemoto, Daiki
Nemoto, Daiki
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Endo, Saya
Endo, Saya
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Kuki, Futoshi
Kuki, Futoshi
Miyata, Kouki
Miyata, Kouki


Shigino, Akira
Shigino, Akira
Director, Storyboard
Yabuuchi, Yuu
Yabuuchi, Yuu
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Arakawa, Naruhisa
Screenplay, Series Composition
Takeuchi, Akira
Takeuchi, Akira
Chief Animation Director, Character Design

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Dec 21, 2008
Please don't care my little mistakes around this review :3 !

I was looking one anime download page when I saw title "Naisho no Tsubomi". I wanted to know what kind of anime it is, so I clicked the title and read what kind of story there was. "Fifth graders thinking about pregnancy, period and the strange feeling around boys..." It sounded pretty interesting to me, so I downloaded all three episodes and watched. I guess that fifth graders are little too young to have period and first kisses, but ~

Animation style was really cute ! It wasn't the same as almost every anime has read more
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Feb 10, 2012
I've known about this thing's existence for a while, but I didn't think it'd interest me. Years later, after being bored to death and losing a lot of the anime I want to watch thanks to the closure of MegaUpload (like Digimon Adventure, Emily of New Moon, and live-action With The Light), I decided to seek out more titles and broaden my anime horizons. In doing so, I ran back into this and, seeing how it's only three episodes long, decided to take the plunge...and I came out alive, but with a weird taste in my mouth.

Apparently, this is based on a very popular shoujo read more
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