Binbou Shimai Monogatari

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Synonyms: Poor Sisters Story
Japanese: 貧乏姉妹物語


Type: TV
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 30, 2006 to Sep 15, 2006
Premiered: Summer 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:40 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.851 (scored by 69216,921 users)
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Ranked: #49762
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Popularity: #4667
Members: 21,861
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Without the presence of both their deceased mother and their debt-ridden father, sisters Kyou and Asu Yamada are forced to fend for themselves. Thankfully, they at least have a roof over their heads: a small room in an old apartment spacious enough to fit both of them. However, to make ends meet, the older sister Kyou strives to juggle various part-time jobs—all while making sure that she and her younger sister can continue studying.

Despite these hardships, they are not alone. Seemingly blessed with good and kind people around them, Kyou and Asu's lives are far from miserable. Above all else, the two sisters share a precious bond that, no matter what pain, trials, or quarrels may come their way, will always remain unbreakable.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kaizawa, Yukio
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Sugiyama, Keiichi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Oka, Yoshihiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Sumio
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Shinkokyuu" by Splash Candy

Ending Theme

"Soyokaze Life" by Kanako Sakai


Nov 15, 2006
Toei did a pretty good job with the animation for this series. It isn't anything amazing, but it does have it's own beauty. Character designs are very nice and rather consistent, with some chibi scenes thrown in. Running scenes are done quite well too. The backgrounds are quite simple, but nicely drawn with pastel which adds a special "touch" to this series.

Sound was one of the stronger points of this series. A nice OP and ED, with quite catchy melodies. In addition, very nice background music was used. I cannot comment too much on how well seiyuu-s did they job, but I think that it ...
Jul 12, 2010
Here there is no plot.
Here is not present kawaii.
Here there is no magnificent ending.
Even any overlooked reduction, monster, or at least pancu - and that is not present the latent abilities.
Oh, damn, despite that is the story about Poor sisters - even dramas and that is not present.
You can be shocked by it, but forgive for a spoiler - here nobody will die! Yes, yes, in an anime applying for a drama genre all remain are live. Whether well a shame?
All seems so simply. All Seems so is banal. All Seems so is smoothed.
. That we do not trust that the such can be actually ...
Jul 13, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Story: 5 (Problem--> sad drama--> happy outcome, repeat)
Art: 8 (very clear, colorful and beautiful)
Sound: 6 (light hearted sound effects and music)
Character: 9 (Only 2 characters but you feel for them deeply)
Enjoyment: 2 (one tragic story after another hurts my soul)
Overall: 30/50 = 6.0 (I've cried too many times to admit)

Theres a lot of things you can make fun of for being poor. And like in real life, it makes me feel bad watching what is essentially a situational drama about two sisters who are poor with a dead mom and a deadbeat dad. It's such a tragic type of drama some people can't ...

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