Hanamaru Youchien

Hanamaru Kindergarten

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: はなまる幼稚園
English: Hanamaru Kindergarten
Spanish: Hanamaru Kindergarten
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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: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: ChildcareChildcare
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 3920439,204 users)
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Ranked: #29152
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Popularity: #2170
Members: 95,201
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Anzu goes to a kindergarten with her friends, the shy Koume and the eccentric Hiiragi. Together they try to make their caretaker, Tsuchida Naozumi, fall in love with Anzu. However, he is clearly more interested in the pretty Yamamoto Nanako, a fellow kindergarten teacher who supervises the class next door. Even though Anzu tries to convince Tsuchida to marry her when she grows up by using various methods. Tsuchida, on the other hand, hopes to get a chance to date Yamamoto, and, if not, to marry her.

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsuchida, Satsuki

Hirota, Shion


Ise, Mariya


Honna, Youko

Kusano, Rouze

Mizuhara, Kaoru


Igarashi, Hiromi


Takeda, Yasuhiro
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Egao Narebete (笑顔ならべて)" by Kei Shindou, Ayahi Takagaki and MAKO
2: "Kigurumi Wakusei (キグルミ惑星)" by Ayahi Takagaki
3: "Kusa no Yubiwa Hana no Kanmuri (草の指輪 花の冠)" by Erino Hazuki
4: "Hatsudou!! Love Beam☆ (発動!!らぶビーム☆)" by Kei Shindou
5: "Ano ne Kiite ne (あのねきいてね)" by MAKO
6: "Heart no Housoku (ハートの法則)" by Shion Hirota
7: "Kuro Neko no Jazz (黒ネコのジャズ)" by Satoshi Hino and Shion Hirota
8: "Nadeshiko Romance (撫子ロマンス)" by Mariya Ise
9: "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


Jan 16, 2024
Moe, Moe, Moe and kawaii :3

The above staement embodies the show. I found myself smiling and giggling as saw the show went on. I'll spare you the details but to make it brief, it shows us the perspective of a young man who becomes a kindergarten teacher and finds himself a pleasant surprise: at the receiving end of the kids affection but oblivious to his blessing, he adores his co worker the kira kira eloquent sensei that teaches the kids in the class next to him. The young man finds himself often gazing at her with eyes of need and slips into daydreaming however his ...
Aug 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I remember watching Hanamaru Kindergarten when it first came out, and while I liked it to an extent, I kind of forgot about it. I found it to be fun and cute, even if it never reached any highs for me. But I was bored one day and decided to rewatch it for the purposes of reviewing it, and...I'm honestly shocked at how much went over my head when I first watched this in high school. Yes, really. Anyway, the show is about a guy named Tsuchida who becomes a kindergarten teacher. On his way to his job, he comes across a little girl, Anzu, ...
Mar 11, 2020
Preliminary (1/12 eps)
In just the first episode, everything is uncomfortable. Anzu's mom, who nonchalantly got knocked up by her art teacher, doesn't bat an eye when Anzu says she got hit on by her teacher. Plus, she's barely scared when Anzu climbs up a gigantic tree and falls off it. Tsuchida, the teacher, is pretty unlikeable, since my entire impression of the first episode is 'he wants to get in Yamamoto's pants'. The characters suck but the art is cute. It would be a lot better if the kids acted like kids and the parents took everything a bit more seriously, I doubt it'll change in the ...

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