Kappa no Kaikata

How to Breed Kappas

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Synonyms: Kappa no Kai-kata, How to Raise a Water Imp
Japanese: カッパの飼い方
English: How to Breed Kappas
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2004 to Apr 4, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Picture Magic
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: PetsPets
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.191 (scored by 906906 users)
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Ranked: #91032
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Popularity: #10930
Members: 2,310
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A young man passes a pet shop on his way home, and seeing a kappa in the window, decides to buy it on a whim. He brings the creature home, and names him Kaatan. He's never owned a kappa before, so he relies heavily on a book he purchased on the subject of raising and training kappa. The books gives several good tips for bringing up a smart and well behaved kappa, and it all seems very simple. Unfortunately, putting these techniques into practice and actually making them work is not quite as easy as the book implies. Kaatan seems to understand things at first, but usually ends up either forgetting what he's learned, or isn't interested in learning in the first place. However, this particular young man has a lot of patience, and continues his possibly fruitless effort to raise Kaatan into a pet he can be proud of.

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Miyazaki, Nagisa
Director, Series Composition
Ishikawa, Yuugo
Original Creator
Kusumoto, Yuuko
Character Design
Ooyama, Yoshihisa
Director of Photography


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Feb 5, 2014
This short series of short episodes is cute and entertaining. Focusing on the mythical Kappa of Japanese folklore, it goes in to little detail about actual Kappa mythology. While there isn't much of an over all story, per se, it does keep certain elements of continuity and reoccurring characters.

If you're looking for a quick and adorable anime that requires little attention, this is a good recommendation.
Apr 10, 2023
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This show made me reconsider how to the world can truly be ran. (Alex)
I definingly learned when my toddler acts up I will shove tooth picks in their nose (Tristan)
And while this show presents more problems than enemas than on the beaches of Japan. At time this show finds itself in uncharted waters as a transcendental aberration to the norm that is the generic everyday plain jane product placement of frivolous plastic merchandise yet entices one to actual purchase the product. Through use of excellent comedy and subliminal product placement. (Matt)

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