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Tonari no Yamada-kun

Alternative Titles

English: My Neighbors the Yamadas
Synonyms: Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun, Hoohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun
Japanese: ホーホケキョ となりの山田くん


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 1999
Producers: Tokuma Shoten
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.371 (scored by 8,746 users)
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Ranked: #20612
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Popularity: #2337
Members: 16,089
Favorites: 34
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Join in the adventures of the quirky Yamada family—from the hilarious to the touching±brilliantly presented in a unique, visually striking comic strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues!

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Yamada, Nonoko
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Yamada, Noboru
Yamada, Noboru
Isohata, Hayato
Isohata, Hayato
Yamano, Shige
Yamano, Shige
Araki, Masako
Araki, Masako
Yamada, Matsuko
Yamada, Matsuko
Asaoka, Yukiji
Asaoka, Yukiji


Suzuki, Toshio
Suzuki, Toshio
Takahata, Isao
Takahata, Isao
Director, Screenplay
Tanabe, Osamu
Tanabe, Osamu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Setting
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Storyboard, Setting

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 9, 2008
Story: 10 (Refreshing family story thats not cliche)
Art: 8 (Very unique, take on the comedy style)
Sound: 7 (Average slice of life/comedy effects)
Character: 10 (resembles my family almost perfectly)
Enjoyment: 10 (everything in this movie i can relate to)
Overall: 45/50 = 9.0 (Excellent anime for family time)

::Full Review::
I managed to stumble upon this gem of a show simply by walking in the wrong film room at the Anime Expo. Man, if i didn't walk in that room I would have never discovered how great of a show this was. It's not your typical movie style movie, instead, its told in a dozen or so situations all involving read more
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Oct 15, 2007
Despite being a fan of Studio Ghibli, this release somehow passed my by. Today, I'm adding it to my "re-watch" list, somewhere near the top. Whatever you may think anime is, throw it out the window, this is not a typical show.

You watch the first few minutes thinking that it's the credits and you wait until you realise, this isn't the credits, it's the story! The unique style of animation throws you in for a loop, but it's not bad. Yes, it's simple, more like a moving comic strip than animation, but simple does not mean sloppy. Each line and curve of the drawings read more
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May 23, 2009
Of all the movies Studio Ghibli has produced, "My Neighbers the Yamadas" could probably be the most unconventional of them all. This family comedy feels like a very jarring change of pace for director Isao Takahata, the man who gave us a heartbreaker in "Grave of the Fireflies" and a docudrama fantasy oddity called "Pom Poko"

For one thing, the feature is not--I repeat, IS NOT--plot-oriented. It comes across as a series of individual skits involving the titular family in their day-to-day life. The lack of a narrative may put off people beforehand, but doing so could very well deprive you of a most delightful--and refreshingly read more
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Jun 16, 2016
Story: 8
Art: 9
Sound: 7
Character: 10
Enjoyment: 9
Overall: 9

My Neighbor the Yamadas is a very interesting film, even by Studio Ghibli standards. While it’s one of the lesser known films by the studio, and takes place in a more “realistic” setting, it was still one of the most magical films I’ve seen in recent memory.

When people think of Studio Ghibli, a few familiar people and films come to mind: Spirited Away, Totoro and of course, Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki’s praise is well-earned - every film of his I’ve seen have become instant classics in my book (fitting to his Walt Disney comparisons, I hope my children have these read more
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