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Naisho no Tsubomi

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
Duration: 28 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


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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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Adaptation: Naisho no Tsubomi

Characters & Voice Actors

Endo, Saya
Endo, Saya
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Nemoto, Daiki
Nemoto, Daiki
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Tachibana, Tsubomi
Tachibana, Tsubomi
Nazuka, Kaori
Nazuka, Kaori
Kato, Rea
Kato, Rea
Kanda, Akemi
Kanda, Akemi


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

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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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Both are about growing up and dealing with the change.
-Both give off similar feelings,
-Both involve romance, school life, cuteness
-Both ova's
Both series contain comedy, drama, and romance that takes place in a school life setting.

Both series' animation are also similar and the main male protagonists are popular with the girls.
I immediately thought of Naisho no Tsubomi when i watched 12-sai.
Both anime are about the main character going through and experiencing the change from a child to a grow up. Naisho no Tsubomi mc is 11 and 12-sai mc is 12 years old.

12-sai is more focused on falling in love, while each episode of Naisho no Tsubomi is focused on general "growing up" (falling in love, puberty, becoming an older sibling)
two anime about starting to grow up (romance, school, etc.)
focused on characters and relationships rather than action
Both are about the importance of bonds. Both deal with the main protagonist meeting someone someone from her family that cames from the future. Both are cute animes to a younger audience.

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