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Anime Profile: Kodocha

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Title
Kodocha Kodomo no Omocha Kodocha
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Child's Toy Child's Toy
Released
101 episodes(licensed for DVD release) 101 TV episodes, 1 OVA
Dates
August 2, 2005 1996–1997
Company
Funimation TV Tokyo/Studio Gallop/Pony Canyon
Creator
  Miho Obana
Director
  Akira Suzuki, Akitaro Daichi, Hiroaki Sakurai
Genre
Comedy, Romance Comedy, Romance
Characters
Akito Hayama Akito Hayama
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Kodocha

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Akito Hayama Akito Hayama Miss Mitsuya Miss Mitsuya
Aya Sugita Aya Sugita Naru Naru Naru Naru
Misako Kurata Misako Kurata Natsumi Hayama Natsumi Hayama
Naozumi Kamura Naozumi Kamura Pippi Pippi
Sana Kurata Sana Kurata Rei Sagami Rei Sagami
Babbit Babbit Shinichi Gomi Shinichi Gomi
Fuka Matsui --?-- Sumire Ando Sumire Ando
Hisae Kumagai Hisae Kumagai Tsuyoshi Ohki Tsuyoshi Ohki
Mariko Sakai Mariko Sakai Yukihiro Yasuda Yukihiro Yasuda
Mayu Tobita Mayu Tobita Zenjiro Zenjiro

Anime Description: Kodocha

Kodomo no Omocha (or Kodocha for short) is a sugar high captured in animation, for the most part. Sana Kurata, the main character, is an 11 year old actress who may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but she genuinely cares about everyone around her and wants the world to be happy. The anime revolves around her world, from her demon-boy classmate Akito Hayama and her love-hate relationship with him to her acting career and the places it takes her (to America once, of all places!).

The anime has a very lighthearted, energetic feel to it, but it does manage to touch on deep issues such as child abandonment, abuse and neglect issues, and even suicidal thoughts. Sana handles such issues in her own way, though, and the majority of the time Kodocha will cause you to laugh rather than to cry.

Anime Description: Kodocha

Kodocha tells the story of cheerful and hyperactive Sana Kurata, who is a famous child star of the hit Comedy show "Child's Toy" and her mother is also a famous award-winning writer. It seems like Sana doesn't have a care in the world. At least until he meets a boy named Akito Hayama.

Akito has organized his own group of bullies that are wreaking havoc at Sana's school. However, the ever positive Sana is determined to solve this problem. But eventually Sana discovers that Akito might not be that bad of a person. That and the fact that there might be more to Akito and his life than meets the eye....

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