Hanamaru Youchien

Hanamaru Kindergarten

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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: 7.271 (scored by 3719137,191 users)
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Ranked: #26982
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Popularity: #2063
Members: 90,172
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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.


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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

May 1, 2013
"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 ...
Mar 29, 2010
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 ...
Mar 28, 2010
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 ...

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