Hanamaru Youchien
Hanamaru Kindergarten
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Alternative Titles

English: Hanamaru Kindergarten
Japanese: はなまる幼稚園

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2010 to Mar 29, 2010
Premiered: Winter 2010
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.341 (scored by 2617926,179 users)
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Ranked: #21572
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Popularity: #1785
Members: 59,855
Favorites: 171
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Synopsis

Anzu goes to a kindergarten with her friends, the shy Koume and the eccentric Hiiragi. Together they try to attract attention from their caretaker Tsuchida. However, he is clearly more interested in the pretty Yamamoto who supervises the class next door.

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Staff

Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Nagasaki, Kenji
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Aozora Triangle (青空トライアングル)" by Shindou Kei, Takagaki Ayahi, and MAKO

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#01: "Egao Narebete (笑顔ならべて)" by Kei Shindou, Ayahi Takagaki and MAKO
#02: "Kigurumi Wakusei (キグルミ惑星)" by Ayahi Takagaki
#03: "Kusa no Yubiwa Hana no Kanmuri (草の指輪 花の冠)" by Erino Hazuki
#04: "Hatsudou!! Love Beam☆ (発動!!らぶビーム☆)" by Kei Shindou
#05: "Ano ne Kiite ne (あのねきいてね)" by MAKO
#06: "Heart no Housoku (ハートの法則)" by Shion Hirota
#07: "Kuro Neko no Jazz (黒ネコのジャズ)" by Satoshi Hino and Shion Hirota
#08: "Nadeshiko Romance (撫子ロマンス)" by Mariya Ise
#09: "Kokutou Drop (黒糖ドロップ)" by Erino Hazuki and Chiwa Saito
#10: "Boku no Wasuremono (僕の忘れもの)" by Satoshi Hino
#11: "Yes, We Can!!" by Kaoru Mizuhara and Naomi Wakabayashi
#12: "Sekai de Ichiban (せかいでいちばん)" by Kei Shindou and Yoko Honna



More reviewsReviews

May 1, 2013
Caleb_Marvell (All reviews)
"You're hitting on me!"

I facepalmed. Onto my desk. With full force. That is the last thing you'd expect to hear in a show about kindergarteners. But Hanamaru Kindergarten is full of comments and moments where you stop and think to yourself, "What are the children of humanity learning these days...?". At least, that's what I was thinking the entire time.

Anyways, Hanamaru Kindergarten is a sickeningly sweet anime that I just happened to find on Crunchyroll one day, and decided to watch it, thinking that it was about time I stopped watching action related shows for a while. So I watched the first episode. In read more
Mar 29, 2010
Kaimweir (All reviews)
Gainax’s most recent production seems to have been greeted with either one of three responses. The first is that of simple pleasure found in watching an anime that has well-structured episodes and that make good use of humor. This is the view I have adopted, as each sub-episode contained within an episode is well planned and carries subtle undertones of moral conventions contrasted with and against accepted social attitudes.

The anime itself is a set of twelve episodes, each containing two sub-episodes, that are loosely tied together through a plot-line based on the unrequited feelings of romance a kinder garden student, Anzu, has towards read more
Mar 28, 2010
Splitter (All reviews)
Somehow, I feel as though Hanamaru Kindergarten is a giant lesson in hypocrisy. So many people have preached that it's all about being cute and fluffy. Loli not pedo, that kind of stuff, but is it really? The focus of the grand majority of the series is about Anzu in love with Tsuchida and Tsuchida in love with Yamamoto. While I reasoned Anzu's attraction to Tsuchida was nothing but an innocent crush, her tenacity and attitude as the series progressed genuinely began to frighten me to the point where brushing this off as an innocent childhood experience was no longer an option. Anzu really loves read more
Mar 30, 2010
GameXtra (All reviews)
Hanamaru Youchien revolve around Tsuchida, a clumsy person who has always been good with children. After leaving home and starting living on his own, he decides to work in a kindergarten.

Although Hanamaru Youchien isn't a masterpiece, it's certainly outstanding.
As the series goes on you find out more about the children their parents and all kind of fun story that will surly make you laugh and smile :} together with its fantastic art style, unique endings, fabulous background sound, and of course its funny and super kawaii(cute) characters, it may not be the best series out there, but you wont regret watching it! :}

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