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Anime Profile: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Title
Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl YAWARA! Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl
Released
124 TV Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 OVA Special 124 TV Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 OVA Special
Dates
August 2006 Oct 16, 1989–Sep 21, 1992
Company
AnimEigo Madhouse, Kitty Films, NTV, Yomiuri TV
Creator
  Naoki Urasawa
Director
  Hiroko Tokita
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports
Characters
Belkens Belkens
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Coach Ishikura Coach Ishikura
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Fujiko Itou Fujiko Itou
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Hanazono Hanazono
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Jigorou Inokuma Jigorou Inokuma
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Jody Rockwell Jody Rockwell
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Belkens Belkens Kazumi Kazumi
Coach Ishikura Coach Ishikura Kosaku Matsuda Kosaku Matsuda
Fujiko Itou Fujiko Itou Sayaka Honami Sayaka Honami
Hanazono Hanazono Shinnosuke Kazamatsuri Shinnosuke Kazamatsuri
Jigorou Inokuma Jigorou Inokuma Sudoh --?--
Jody Rockwell Jody Rockwell Takeyuki Suzuki Takeyuki Suzuki
Junji --?-- Yawara Inokuma Yawara Inokuma
Kamoda Kamoda Yuujirou Ishida Yuujirou Ishida

Anime Description: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl tells the story or a girl named Yawara Inokuma, who has a natural talent at Judo. Being raised by her grandfather/Judo teacher Jigorou Inokuma, she is being taught to be a master at Judo and Japan's hope for winning the Gold at the Judo Competition at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games. However, in all of this Yawara is a normal girl who desires nothing more than a normal life as a teenager. Can Yawara balance a normal life with the pressures and expectations of succeeding?

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