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Synonyms: Binchotan
Japanese: びんちょうタン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 2, 2006 to Apr 15, 2006
Premiered: Winter 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.921 (scored by 34023,402 users)
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Ranked: #38732
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Popularity: #4802
Members: 9,131
Favorites: 58
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This is a story about a little girl who lives in an old house in the mountains. Her name is Bincho-tan. Each episode depicts a day in the life of Bincho-tan as she prepares her breakfast in the morning, goes to the forest to gather vegetables, does her household chores and rests at night after a day's work. She is surrounded by a group of close friends who add color to her ordinary yet simple life.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nonaka, Ai
Satou, Rina
Saitou, Momoko
Fukuen, Misato
Nogawa, Sakura
Matsuki, Miyu
Inoue, Kikuko
Kadowaki, Mai
Suzuki, Naoko
Suzuki, Reiko


Furuhashi, Kazuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Ishihama, Masashi
Episode Director, Animation Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director

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"Iroha" by CooRie

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"Binchou Ondo" by Kadowaki Mai

More reviewsReviews

Feb 10, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
For those of you looking to relieve those slice-of-life blues afterAria finished, then look no further than Binchou-tan.

The series began life as began as a manga by Ekusa Takahito before being adapted for anime in 2006. The story is set in the town of Minabe in the Wakayama Prefecture (located in the Kansai region), and the series pays homage to the area in a number of aspects, the most prominent being the names of the characters. The titular character, and indeed many of the other characters, are named for different types of charcoal, with Binchou-tan being named after binchotan, a form of white charcoal that read more
Jul 29, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)

Story: 8 (A true slice of life in every sense.)
Art: 7 (Beautiful Backgrounds but simple characters)
Sound: 6 (Fun ED song but overly silent SFX throughout)
Character: 9 (You will go "AWWWWW!! HOW CUTE!!")
Enjoyment: 7 (Binchous friends definitely made the show fun)
Overall: 37/50 = 7.4 (Very unique experience worth checking)

Binchou-tan is a true Slice of life animation based around the life of a little girl name Binchou. As her name describes she's very poor and lives in a rundown shack in the middle of the woods. But she's not alone.

This story kind of starts of as a documentary of sorts and slowly introduces read more
Oct 30, 2013
Fujaku (All reviews)
Binchou-tan may look like an energetic slice-of-life anime by glancing at the cover that is just a few chibis playing. Well, it's not. It's a very slow-paced slice-of-life anime with very little comedy. And it works.

Binchou-tan tells the tale of Binchou-tan, a young girl who lives out in the mountains by herself as this world apparently has no social workers. She goes to town every day to work for money, because this world apparently has no child labor laws. In this town, she creates and hangs out with several other young girls.

Binchou-tan is a really simple show. It's just Binchou-tan doing stuff every day. read more
Aug 13, 2017
RishRaff (All reviews)
Easily one of my favorite anime, Binchou-tan is an immensely relaxing and adorable slice of life anime. It definitely falls along the same lines as Aria and Tanaka-kun in presenting the viewer with a relaxing and sometimes comical atmosphere.

Plot: 8/10

This anime is the purest essence of slice of life as it can get. Bincho-tan is extremely episodic in episode layout, with only minor plot points interspersed throughout its showing. There is however a surprising depth in the plot found in the titular character Bincho-tan’s backstory. Nonetheless, this presents a relaxing atmosphere for the show and makes it very easy to watch. The very slow pacing read more

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