Madogiwa no Totto-chan

Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 窓ぎわのトットちゃん
English: Totto-chan, the Little Girl at the Window
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 8, 2023
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Book
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.501 (scored by 169169 users)
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Ranked: #18452
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Popularity: #10954
Members: 2,322
Favorites: 5

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This engaging series of childhood recollections tells about an ideal school in Tokyo during World War II that combined learning with fun, freedom, and love. This unusual school had old railroad cars for classrooms, and it was run by an extraordinary man-its founder and headmaster, Sousaku Kobayashi--who was a firm believer in freedom of expression and activity.

(Source: Kodansha)

Characters & Voice Actors


Yakuwa, Shinnosuke
Director, Screenplay
Theme Song Performance
Nomi, Yuuji
Katou, Yuuko
Animation Director, Chief Animation Director, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Anone (あのね)" by Aimyon


May 2, 2024
Just aired in my country and obviously I had to instantly give it a go.

And this anime instantly exceeding my expectations, I cried at the theater because I failed to hold my tears.

BUT, I am a slice of life enjoyer and I strongly believe this anime isn't for everyone, if you didn't like slow pacing or SoL, I suggest that you skip this anime, I think people who only watches shounen will fell asleep.

But yeah, animation is charming and story is great but very depressing, this anime will put you through some sort of mixed emotion and you will probably think that thankfully ...
Mar 27, 2024
This was a really, really beautiful film, heartbreaking and devastating at times but so full of kindness and hope and love. As someone who also was a very unconventional child that needed an idiosyncratic, accepting environment (and was so generously afforded this), this story really affected me emotionally, spoke to me on a deep level, and was significantly moving. This is a real story, about a real school in Tokyo during World War II that encouraged children's freedom of expression and independence, run by a wonderful, forward-thinking man named Sōsaku Kobayashi who so genuinely loved, understood, and valued children.

Japan is a *very* rule-based culture – ...
Mar 20, 2024
Review summary: A story from before the war to during the war. However, this is a story that goes beyond that. The core of this story is Totto-chan's life. I think this is one of the best animated films. Check out the characters and art background images in the trailer. It's a lot of effort.

Who should watch: People who have seen "Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World)". People who like foreshadowing.
Who should not watch: This movie shows everyday life, so it can be boring for people who want to enjoy the highs and lows of their emotions.

This is an ...

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