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: 8.051 (scored by 2789527,895 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5642
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2624
Members: 69,993
Favorites: 1,369

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Episodes: /102


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.

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)


Oct 12, 2022
Ive never written a review before, but Kodocha is so special to my heart.

If your here for a short answer-- I 100% recommend this show. It played my feelings to form something beautiful, and im positive it is for almost everyone.<3

plot- 10/10
Kodomo no omocha is about a girl named Sana Kurata, an actress, her friends, life, and akito Hayama-- the 'leader' of the boys of her class. it shows her navigating through problems caused by her job, financial issues, love life problems, toxic friends, bullying, and more. this show manages to keep itself so so entertaining, and the humor is on point, its hilarious. the ...
Jul 13, 2021
man....i love this show. i love everything about it. i have both the official licensed polaroid cameras, and a burrucha. that being said, this is definitely not everyones cup of tea. its pretty dated, but if youre ok with the art style and like over the top slapstick humor you might like it. i love all the music in this show and its one of the few anime osts i own (the vocal collection and the bg music). im a sucker for shojo and slice of life, so im definitely biased in kodocha's favor. sana and hayama are great characters - sana especially bc i ...
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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