Mama wa Shougaku 4-nensei

Mama is Just a Fourth Grade Pupil

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Synonyms: Mama is a 4th Grader, Mama wa Shougaku Yonensei
Japanese: ママは小学4年生
English: Mama is Just a Fourth Grade Pupil
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Type: TV
Episodes: 51
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 1992 to Dec 25, 1992
Premiered: Winter 1992
Broadcast: Fridays at 17:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: ChildcareChildcare
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.311 (scored by 29202,920 users)
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Ranked: #26742
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Popularity: #7351
Members: 7,392
Favorites: 43

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Natsumi Mizuki is a 4th grader whose parents have gone to London. Her Aunt Izumi comes to live with her. Izumi is an aspiring manga writer who is trying to get her first big break, so she doesn't have time for a baby that appears out of thin air on Natsumi's first night alone. The baby's name is Mirai and her mother is *Natsumi*, but 15 years older. Somehow, Mirai had traveled back in time. Now the young Natsumi has to raise Mirai while trying to keep her 4th grade life from falling apart and keep Mirai-chan secret from everyone. She has the dubious help of Izumi and some baby-care gadgets from the future.

(Source: ANN)


Winner of the 1993 Seiun Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Characters & Voice Actors


Iuchi, Shuji
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Kase, Mitsuko
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Ai wo + One (愛を+ワン)" by Hiromi Iwasaki

Ending Theme

"Kono Ai wo Mirai e (This Love to the Future)" by Hiromi Iwasaki


Jan 31, 2016
Spoiler free review.

This is the most amazing anime i've ever seen, the storyline is just AWESOME!
I liked it so much because i love anime/manga that have time travel, they are very interesting and fun to watch. Though they do tend to get a bit confusing...
Anyway, i recommend this anime for all ages, because it's great and not for a certain age.
I don't know much Japanese, but i watched the raw version and understood a bit. Sadly there isn't any English subs :(
I think there is in Spanish, Arabic and a bunch of others. Dunno why there isn't one for English..
The Manga is kind of different ...
Nov 29, 2020
Mama Wa Shougaku 4 Nensei is an anime that's very rare to come by in today's anime. The anime of today are drastically different than the past and that's true, especially the slice of life genre since MWS4N is exactly that.
The anime stars the duo Natsumi and Izumi: Natsumi is the 4th grader mother of the baby Mirai, and Izumi is Natsumi's young adult aunt who aspires to become a famous Shounen mangaka. These two are forced to raise baby Mirai after a time slip that caused Mirai's teleportation to their time. Izumi and Natsumi are then forced to raise Mirai until they ...
Feb 7, 2022
this show was cute and I enjoyed it.

I love the vibe of anime's 90 styles the atmosphere of the anime was cosy, mirari was

so cute and adorable.

but I wish they were focusing on the relationship between daisuki and natsumi i

thought they were growing up romantically, I wanted to see more scenes when they were together but overall was good.


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