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Japanese: ももくり
English: momokuri
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 24, 2015 to Feb 4, 2016
Producers: Lantis, comico
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Satelight
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.051 (scored by 3910639,106 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #38862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1924
Members: 103,930
Favorites: 312

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After taking one hundred secret photos and observing him from afar for months, second-year high schooler Yuki Kurihara has finally mustered up the courage to ask out her first-year crush Shinya "Momo" Momotsuki. Although taken by surprise, the bashful Momo accepts; however, he does not know the profoundly abnormal truth. As her strait-laced friend, Norika Mizuyama, has observed, Yuki has developed some unnerving—but nonetheless sincere—habits: taking pictures of Momo in secret, doing extensive research into his personal life, collecting his used straws, and even going "Momo watching."

Though Momo remains blissfully unaware of his new girlfriend's peculiar habits, he does notice some oddities in their daily conversations. Still unsure and nervous about his first relationship, Momo finds himself regularly getting into awkward interactions due to his inexperience, but nevertheless resolves to make his new girlfriend happy.

Momokuri follows Yuki and Momo as they shyly explore their newfound love, and also deal with the problems that arise from it.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The series was reformatted for a TV broadcast that premiered on July 1, 2016. Each 24 minute episode consisted of two 12 minute ONA episodes.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Script, Series Composition
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
"Daisuki dayo Daisuki dayo Umaretekite Arigatou (大好きだよ大好きだよ 生まれてきてありがとう)" by Yuki Kurihara (CV: Ai Kakuma) & Shinya Momotsuki (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto) (eps TV 2-12)

Ending Theme

"Yawarakakutte Yasashii Jikan (やわらかくって優しい時間)" by Yuki Kurihara (Ai Kakuma)
"Daisuki dayo Daisuki dayo Umaretekite Arigatou (大好きだよ大好きだよ 生まれてきてありがとう)" by Yuki Kurihara (CV: Ai Kakuma) & Shinya Momotsuki (CV: Nobuhiko Okamoto) (eps 1,13)
"ETERNAL Explorer (ETERNALエクスプローラー)" by Mia REGINA (eps 2-12)


Jan 28, 2022
Falling love for the first time is the one of most beautiful thing in life, isn't it? Me too. When i remembering my first time i was falling in love with my crush, i realized that's the one of cute and dumb moment in my life. Dumb? Yes! When love has fallen in your mind, your common sense won't work properly because you're getting lovesick. One of the proofs is you'll be obsessed with all about him/hers:

- His/her favourite music, hobby, food, daily habits, all about him/her, you wanna know.

-Sitting together, walking together, sharing lunch etc, you wanna doing anything together with your crush.

-Even you ...
Sep 13, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Main girl (Kurihara) is interested in the main guy (Momotsuki) and confesses to him and the couple – Momo-Kuri – is created. So we have a very cute couple happening right in the first episode. The show doesn’t seem to waste time.

Well, that is until second episode, right away. The show becomes stagnant and stereotypical average rom-com with virtually zero development. We have a couple that has major fear of holding hands, again.

The only focus afterwards is about Kurihara being obsessed with her boyfriend, taking secretly pictures of him, stalking, having cringy fantasies and stealing his property to ‘worship’ it.

Momotsuki is regarded by his friends ...
Mar 20, 2017
Preliminary (10/26 eps)
Momokuri is just a show that's trying really hard to be the cutest thing you've ever seen. Shy kids having a clumsy relationship full of forced misunderstandings and awkwardness. And that's it. There is nothing else to this show, once sentence is literally all you need to describe everything.

But while it's not depth incarnate, it does succeed in portraying some legitimate heart warming cuteness. At first you may find the gags make you giggle or at least smile. The chibi style drawings are pretty adorable and the voice work is excellent. There's some goofy recorder music ...

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