Ikkyu the Little Monk

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Synonyms: Mister Ikkyu, The Cunning Monk
Japanese: 一休さん
English: Ikkyu the Little Monk
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Type: TV
Episodes: 296
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 15, 1975 to Jun 28, 1982
Premiered: Fall 1975
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Unknown
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.831 (scored by 921921 users)
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Ranked: #48842
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Popularity: #10381
Members: 2,326
Favorites: 3

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Ikkyu is a little boy training to be a monk at Ankokuji Temple. Known for being mischievous and a bit of a troublemaker, but also extremely smart, Ikkyu constantly thinks of new ways to outwit his frustrated teachers, helping others at the same time.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Masuyama, Eiko


Inoue, Kazuhiko


Imazawa, Tetsuo
Episode Director
Shirato, Takeshi
Episode Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Tonchin Kanchin Ikkyuu-san (とんちんかんちん一休さん)" by Young Fresh

Ending Theme

"Hahaue-sama (ははうえさま)" by Toshiko Fujita


Apr 7, 2020
Since there's only one other review, i thought id write one for this. I watched through this series throughout my childhood and therefore, it holds a very special place.

It is not just informative, but also teaches you the many lessons in life. It teaches you the importance of friendship and from wrong and right. The main character solves many things with his intellect whilst also facing many hardships.

The anime is sometimes sad but that does also just highlights the mostly good moments throughout this show. It is a old classic of an anime and many newer animes often reference a specific move the main character ...
Apr 18, 2021
I watched this anime as a child and it has remained in my memory ever since.
"Especially characterization."
Ikkyu san

Ikkyuu San taught children to think logically and make decisions. It is amazing to think that the director of this series was able to direct many episodes with the same scenario.

I think there are some old animes that are really worth watching. The build quality is really good compared to the year of release.

A perfect anime for children and adults. It is both fun and teaches a lot.

May 3, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (50/296 eps)
sadly that there is alot of entries here not updated

i actualy kept looking for this anime since i saw it more than 20 years ago,,and i couldnt even speak my own native language,,rather than understand english/japanese

the story was sad,,even for a young boy like me who have 0 experience in life,,i could feel the sadness inside it

if u watched that before 21st century,,then you are a BEAST *salute*

i will rewatch it(or even start watching it decently) while riding the nostalgia feel train

itsnt a bad anime,,the funny moments only bypassed by the outsmart moments in the series

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