The Kabocha Wine

The Pumpkin Wine

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: Theかぼちゃワイン
English: The Pumpkin Wine
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Type: TV
Episodes: 95
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 1982 to Aug 27, 1984
Premiered: Summer 1982
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.701 (scored by 987987 users)
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Ranked: #56602
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Popularity: #9198
Members: 4,049
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Transfer student, Aoba Shunsuke, arrived at Sunshine School only to find the premises empty. He was secretly gleeful to be the first to reach the school, oblivious to the fact that it was Foundation Day and a rest day for the institution. At that moment, a big-sized "L"(Eru) beauty by the name of Natsumi appeared before him and the two of them hit off together even though Shunsuke was so much smaller than her. Shunsuke's mother runs a women's apparel busines but the shop is in need of manpower.

Shunsuke offers to help out at the shop but fumbles a lot because he does not know how to interact with the ladies. Eru decides to step in and help out around the shop and this pleases Shunsuke's mother. This is a romance story that shares the joys and woes of the "SL" combi between Shunsuke and Eru.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Sawaki, Ikuya

Akiyama's Wife

Katsuki, Masako


Yamaguchi, Ken


Iizuka, Shouzou


Meguro, Kousuke


Yabuki, Kimio
Yabe, Akinori
Episode Director
Yukimuro, Shunichi
Script, Screenplay
Szczepanski, Vincent


Opening Theme

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"L wa Lovely (Lはラブリー)" by The Chirps, Kumiko Kaori

Ending Theme

1: "Aoba Shunsuke The Konjou (青葉春助 ザ・根性)" by Columbia Yurikago Kai, Toshio Furukawa
2: "Pumpkin Night" by Toshio Furukawa, Keiko Yokozawa


May 8, 2023
Watched only about 95 episodes of this anime like The Kabocha Wine back in 2019 is that this series is basically the original lovely complex which this anime is refer to that's why.

It starts off with the shy teenager by named Shunsuke whose terrified of girls as usual at this point especially when he was basically grown up to his way of how he was surrounded by his sisters and his mother that owned a lingerie shop, it seems that he wanted to make the whole effort is that he was moved to a recent new high school he thought if he could realize that ...
Oct 27, 2008
Preliminary (8/95 eps)
Only watched the first 7+ episodes, RAW. but i watched enough subbed anime to know this is a slightly-above-average romantic comedy. Shusuke's your slightly shorter-than-average high school boy who meets up with a taller-than-average high school girl Eru. and sparks don't fly immediately with their first meeting. The story takes awhile to develope. The writing is above average, The animation is dated, but still good. the music is a bit generic and the OP reminds me a bit (too much) of the Steel Angel Kurumi OP, but maybe it's me. That's the only knock i have with this series. kinda' like this show, ...

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