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Synonyms: Akira Toriyama the World
Japanese: 剣之介さま


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 1990
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy
Duration: 20 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #115542
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Popularity: #11632
Members: 1,752
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A comedy about a family of old-fashioned samurai living in modern-day Tokyo whose young son has to head out for an important date.

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Okazaki, Minoru
Yamamoto, Kenji
Theme Song Arrangement
Toriyama, Akira
Original Creator
Nakatsuru, Katsuyoshi
Animation Director, Character Design


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May 6, 2020
A short movie based on an Akira Toriyama one-shot comic that is downright adorable. Set in a modern Japan that is still culturally stuck in Samurai times somehow, one young boy gets asked on a date by a classmate and tries to figure out exactly what a date is and gets advice from his pig-ninja friend.

The type of humor here is very much akin to an American comic strip, where it's just kids being kids, misunderstanding how life works and making huge assumptions that turn into comedy gold. And for some reason, there's a swordfight and everything's in a fantasy world. There aren't explicit ...
Aug 11, 2022
“Kennosuke-sama” is a short movie based on a one-shot Akira Toriyama manga that was shown in theaters alongside a Dragon Ball Z movie and another short film in 1990. Due to its length, the movie ends rather abruptly, but it’s pretty enjoyable for what it is.

This movie is about a kindergartner samurai boy named Kennosuke, who lives in an anachronistic world which combines elements from medieval and modern Japan. After school, a girl named Oden asks him out on a date, and he agrees to it, but there’s just one problem — he doesn't know what a date is. He asks his mother, who gives ...

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