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Anime Profile: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Title
Yawara! A Fashionable Judo GirlYAWARA!Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl
Released
124 TV Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 OVA Special124 TV Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 OVA Special
Dates
August 2006Oct 16, 1989–Sep 21, 1992
Company
AnimEigoMadhouse, Kitty Films, NTV, Yomiuri TV
Creator
Naoki Urasawa
Director
Hiroko Tokita
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, SportsComedy, Drama, Romance, Sports
Characters
Belkens βŠ•Belkens βŠ•
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Coach Ishikura βŠ•Coach Ishikura βŠ•
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Fujiko Itou βŠ•Fujiko Itou βŠ•
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Hanazono βŠ•Hanazono βŠ•
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Jigorou Inokuma βŠ•Jigorou Inokuma βŠ•
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Characters: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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

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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