Kodomo no Omocha (TV)


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Child's Toy
Japanese: こどものおもちゃ
English: Kodocha
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Type: TV
Episodes: 102
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1996 to Mar 27, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:00 (JST)
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, ShowbizShowbiz
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.071 (scored by 2744827,448 users)
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Ranked: #5352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2602
Members: 69,070
Favorites: 1,375

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Sixth grader Sana Kurata has a perfect life. Her mother is a (fairly) successful author, she has a young man employed to keep her happy and safe, and best of all, she is the star of the children's television show Kodomo no Omocha. There's just one thing bothering her, and that's Akito Hayama.

Akito is a classmate of Sana's, and ever since he's started acting out in class, the rest of the boys have followed his example. Every day, the girls and the teacher wage a battle to keep the class under control and to get some actual learning done. That rotten Akito… Sana won't stand for this!

The hyperactive Sana decides to dig deeper and find out what makes Akito tick, so class can go back to normal and the teacher can stop spending every day crying instead of teaching. But the more she learns about him, the more she realizes that there might be more to Akito than meets the eye.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Watson, Barry
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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)


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 ...
Feb 2, 2017
After my re-watch of Toradora which anime that I strongly recommend I decided to look for some more romance anime on the net. while I was browsing the net looking for romance anime to watch my friend recommend me another great romance comedy called Kodocha and he told how great it was. Then I decided to go to Amazon.co.uk and decided to blind buy the series but I couldn't because it was out of print in the US and the whole series would cost me £100+ pounds. One month later something hilarious happened. Despite this show being out of print for a long time, some ...
Jun 10, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (65/102 eps)
Everyone has heard that you "can't judge a book by its cover", but some anime really surprise you by COMPLETELY changing partway through in terms of tone and style. Kodomo no Omocha is definitely one of the more misleading anime I've ever seen in that regard.

This anime starts by introducing us to a vapid, moronic child TV star named Sana that zooms around the screen on a permanent sugar high, much like an anime version of The Great Cornholio from Beavis and Butthead. I'm going to come right out and say it, Sana starts out as one of the most annoying characters in the history ...

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