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Kodocha 

Kodomo no omocha (original title)
The story of super hyper child star Sana Kurata. Her mother is an award winning writer who has strange hairstyles and hats in which lives the family pet, Maro-chan the squirrel. Her manager... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tomoko Hikita Tomoko Hikita ...  Babbit 102 episodes, 1996-1998
Shizue Oda Shizue Oda ...  Sana Kurata 102 episodes, 1996-1998
Tatsuya Nakazaki Tatsuya Nakazaki ...  Akito Hayama 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Laura Bailey ...  Sana Kurata 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Chris Cason ...  Babbit 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Jerry Jewell ...  Akito Hayama 51 episodes, 1996-1997
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The story of super hyper child star Sana Kurata. Her mother is an award winning writer who has strange hairstyles and hats in which lives the family pet, Maro-chan the squirrel. Her manager is, as she describes him, Sana's boyfriend and pimp (though Sana doesn't know what a pimp is). At school, her class is in chaos as the boys, under the leadership of the unemotional Akito Hayama, terrorize the teacher who is unable to do anything against them as Hayama is blackmailing her. As the series goes on, Sana and Akito resolve some of their differences and we follow the unlikely pair as they deal with their own pasts along with such issues as divorce, love triangles, child abandonment, and many others. However, this series hardly goes a minute without breaking into truly hilarious verbal and slapstick comedy. Written by Mike Gulick <dagger@sunspot.tiac.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 April 1996 (Japan) See more »

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(102 episodes)

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Color
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Alternate Versions

In addition to the English dub cuts, both the Japanese and English versions on DVD from Funimation leave out the song "19 O' Clock News" due to copyright issues. In the Japanese track on the DVD there is literally no sound for about two minutes in the scene where the song was used. See more »

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Shoujo Romantic Comedy On Crack (but I mean it in a good way)
29 January 2000 | by Dot-chanSee all my reviews

Meet Kurata Sana, age 11, the lovely and talented star of "Kodomo no Omocha", a live television improv series. However, she is not exempt from attending school, and just so happens to share a class with Hayama Akito, any teacher's worst nightmare. Her "war" with him quickly blossoms into grudging respect, and finally to a deep, caring friendship as she draws him out of his shell.

So where does the "on crack" part come in?

Well, Sana contributes to a lot of it, talking at something like 200 words per minute and moving at speeds only attainable by consuming IMMENSE amounts of sugar. She also raps--rather badly--at some point in each episode. There's also Sana's mother, who is a bit...strange; her assortment of hats attests to that. There's Rei, Sana's "pimp" (or at least that's how the subtitles translated it) and agent. There's also Babbit, a strange but cute creature who pops up every once in a while to give explanations or commentary.

So far only available in Japanese, but I don't think any dubbing effort could do this series justice.


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