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Synonyms: Botchan, Bot-chan, The Young Master,
Japanese: 坊っちゃん


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 13, 1980
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 1 hr. 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #78342
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This is a different version of the story than the one included in the Seishun Anime Zenshu TV series.

Botchan, a recent graduate, sets out for his first teaching assignment… never anticipating what awaits him. He must contend with students who spy on him and pull nasty stunts and with a landlord who constantly tries to sell him worthless antiques. While on a fishing trip to boost his spirits, Botchan suspects Hotta, his one friend in the village, as the cause of all of his misery. But this is just beginning of his problems…During a meeting to discuss the students’ disrespectful behavior towards Botchan, the proposed punishment is surprisingly mild despite the severity of the acts. Yet, Botchan’s suspected adversary defends him! Were the other faculty members lying about Hotta? Botchan may soon discover the truth, for when evidence of the dean’s activities surface, Botchan and Hotta must team up to corner the dean in his own scandalous game!

(Source: ANN)


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Dezaki, Osamu
Takeuchi, Yoshio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Monkey Punch
Character Design
Morimoto, Kouji
In-Between Animation


Opening Theme

"Yoi Uta" (酔歌) by Duke Aces

Ending Theme

"Touzainanboku (東西南北)" by Duke Aces

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