Dame Oyaji

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: No Good Dad, Family Planning, No Good Pop, No Good Daddy
Japanese: ダメおやじ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1974 to Oct 9, 1974
Premiered: Spring 1974
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #166382
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Popularity: #16091
Members: 523
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Dame Oyaji is the story of Damesuke Amano, a hapless office worker who faces a tremendous amount of bullying on the job and especially at home, where he has (contrary to traditional Japanese notions of family) absolutely no power or say in the runnings of the household whatsoever.

Amano lives with his wife, Onibaba, his beautiful teenaged daughter Yukiko, and his grade-schooler son Takobo. Onibaba is an imposing, violent heifer of a woman who regularly berates and even physically assaults her husband and who enjoys nothing more than making his life miserable; Yukiko and Takobo frequently join in physically and psychologically abusing their father.

The original manga is said to have been quite shocking to early 1970s Japan, in which the father was often still traditionally regarded as the head of the household.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors


Sakaguchi, Hisashi
Episode Director
Andou, Toyohiro
Script, Series Composition
Tanaka, Eiji
Animation Director
Furuya, Mitsutoshi
Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"Dame Oyaji no Uta (ダメおやじの唄)" by Kenbou Kaminarimon, Akira Ooizumi, Sakamoto Jidou Gasshoudan

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Dec 25, 2022
Preliminary (3/26 eps)
Dame Oyaji: a 1974 TV anime produced by Knack (Yes, the same Knack that made the infamous Chargeman Ken) and aired on Tokyo Channel 12 (now TV Tokyo).

Yes, when someone drops a name like that, you'd think it is as bad as Chargeman Ken, and it is. The difference of course is that Chargeman Ken at least is so bad it's good, Dame Oyaji on the other hand is just... bad. Bad left right and center.

Story: 4
The main character here is Damesuke Amano. A simple man, y'know? A man with a job and a family. A man who just wants to make ends meet for ...


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