Kodocha (TV)

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©1996 Miho Obana/Shueisha • TV Tokyo • NAS.


[ adapted from Kodocha - Sana's Stage (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Child's Toy
Kodomo no Omocha (Japanese)
Rossana (Italian)
こどちゃ (Japanese)
こどものおもちゃ (Japanese)
玩偶遊戲 (Chinese (Taiwan))
아이들의 장난감 (Korean)
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Sana Kurata has a charmed life. Not only is her mother is a famous, award-winning writer, but she's the star of the hit TV comedy "Child's Toy" while still in the fifth grade. But Sana's biggest concern is Akito Hayama, a pint-sized hellion who's organized the boys in their grade-school class into a mass of unending noise and violence. With the help of Rei, her manager, chauffeur and "pimp," Sana is determined to win back control of the classroom from her new arch-enemy. But as her crusade continues, Sana moves further into Akito's life, and finds that he might not be entirely bad...or entirely safe.
User Ratings: 741 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 113 votes (sub:67, dub:42, edit.dub:2, others:2
2 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 221 votes (sub:150, dub:63, raw:3, others:5
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
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 Very good: 168 votes (sub:122, dub:41, raw:1, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
2 Italian dubbed
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 Good: 135 votes (sub:85, dub:39, ?:4, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:3
3 Italian dubbed
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 Decent: 48 votes (sub:30, dub:15, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
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 So-so: 32 votes (sub:21, dub:10, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:2)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2107 users, rank: #484 (of 5999)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.982 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6677, rank: #550 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 7.866 (Very good), rank: #572 (of 5995) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.81 / won't finish: 5.93)
Bayesian estimate: 7.861 (Very good), rank: #400 (of 4548)
Running time: 22 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 102
Episode titles: We have 102
Vintage:
1996-04-05 to 1998-03-27
2000-07-08 to 2000-11-18 (Italy)
Opening Theme:
#1: "7 O'Clock News" by Tokio (eps 1-44)
#2: "Ultra Relax" by Tomoe Shinohara (eps 45-102)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Panic" by Still Small Voice (eps 1-39)
#2: "DAIJO-BU" by Tomoko Hikita (eps 40-74)
#3: "Pinch ~Love Me Deeper~" by Rina Chinen (eps 75-102)
Links: We have 4
Trivia: We have 7
Comment:
Based on the Manga by Miho Obana, which was serialized in Ribbon Magazine. Kodomo no Omocha was first animated as part of Ribbon's 40th anniversary celebrations in 1995 and in 1996 it was continued as a TV series.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kodocha - Box Set 1 (Viridian Collection) (DVD) 2008-08-05
    Kodocha - Box Set 2 (DVD) 2008-08-05 (from $179.95)
    Kodocha - The First Season [S.A.V.E. Edition] (DVD) 2010-08-03
    Kodocha - The Second Season [S.A.V.E. Edition] (DVD) 2010-08-03
    Kodocha (DVD 1) 2005-06-28 (from $7.29)
    Kodocha - Hayama Hijinks (DVD 2) 2005-08-23 (from $6.92)
    Kodocha - Crush of Truth (DVD 3) 2005-11-15 (from $5.55)
    Kodocha - Moving and Shaking (DVD 4) 2006-01-10 (from $10.29)
    Kodocha (DVD 5) 2006-03-07
    Kodocha - Sana's Bombshell (DVD 6) 2006-05-02 (from $7.29)
    Kodocha - Adult Sized Secrets (DVD 7) 2006-08-22 (from $7.24)
    Kodocha - Sana's Duty (DVD 8) 2006-08-22 (from $7.29)
    Kodocha (DVD 9) 2006-10-17
    Kodocha (DVD 10) 2006-12-12
    Kodocha (DVD 11) 2007-02-06 (from $7.05)
    Kodocha (DVD 12) 2007-04-03 (from $5.55)
    Kodocha - That's a Wrap (DVD 13) 2007-06-05 (from $5.89)
    Kodocha - DVD Box Set 1 (DVD 1-6) 2007-02-27
    Kodocha + Artbox (DVD 7) 2006-08-08 (from $10.29)
    Kodocha DVD1 + Box (DVD 1) 2005-06-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Composition: Miharu Hirami
Script:
Akira Okeya (21 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 16, 21, 25, 30, 33, 40, 45, 47-48, 53, 56, 59, 63, 67, 72, 75, 78-79
)

Akitaro Daichi (eps 20, 39, 81)
Isao Shizuya (ep 80)
Miharu Hirami (25 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 22, 26, 29, 35-36, 39, 43-44, 49, 54, 57, 61, 66, 70, 82, 85, 90-91, 99, 102
)

Miho Maruo (24 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 14, 18, 23, 27, 31, 34, 41, 46, 52, 55, 58, 60, 64, 68, 71, 74, 83, 87, 93, 96, 98
)

Rika Nakase (4 episodes
eps 84, 88, 94, 100
)

Ryousuke Takahashi (ep 51)
Tomoko Konparu
Original creator: Miho Obana
Character Design: Hajime Watanabe
Animation Director: Nobuyuki Tokinaga
Director of Photography:
Kenji Akazawa
Yasunori Hayama
Producer:
Noriko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo)
Yoko Matsushita (NAS)

Direction Support: Ryousuke Takahashi
Ending Animation: Chikako Shibata (Studio Canon)
Sound Effect Director:
Naoko Asari
Tomoaki Yamada
Theme Song Performance:
Still Small Voice (ED)
Tokio (OP)
Tomoe Shinohara (OP 2)
Tomoko Hikita (ED 2)
Shizue Oda as Sana Kurata
Tatsuya Nakazaki as Akito Hayama

Hana Kino as Misako Kurata
Harumi Ikoma as Fuuka Matsui(eps 52-102)
Mayumi Misawa as Tsuyoshi Ohki
Ryo Naitou as Rei Sagami
Tomoko Hikita as Babbit

Ai Satou as Sumire Ando
Akemi Okamura as
Ishida
Natsumi Hayama
Akiko Kikuchi as Aya Sugita
Akiko Nakagawa as
Mako(ep 57)
Yui(ep 21)
Ayaka Saito as Mariko Sakai
Azusa Nakao as
Asako Kurumi
Mami Suzuki
Mitsuya-sensei
Daiki Nakamura as
doctor(ep 68)
policeman(ep 75)
Hinako Saeki as Hinako-chan(ep 98)
Hiroko Konishi as
Shouta Nakao
white dolphin(ep 102)
Junko Okada as Rumiko Yokota(ep 88)
Kae Araki as
Shiori Daichi(ep 28)
Shizu(ep 57)
Kaori Asou as Mayu Tobita
Kaori Yuasa as girl(ep 98)
Keiko Amano as Shimura-san
Makoto Tsumura as Atsushi(ep 21)
Masaaki Ishikawa as Onda-san
Masahiro Matsuoka as Special Guest(TOKIO; ep 1)
Masanobu Hirota as Shinichi Gomi
Masashi Ebara as Rick
Mayumi Shou as Miyoko(ep 97)
Miki Nagasawa as
Kouji(ep 21)
secretary(ep 27)
Minako Takenouchi as Chris(ep 84)
Mitsuo Iwata as
Suzy
Tanaka-sensei
Miwa Matsumoto as
Aono Ohki
girl(ep 98)
Miyuki Ono as Gomi's mother(ep 43)
Mizue Nishimori as Yukihiro Yasuda
Naoki Bandou as Maeda-san
Naoko Ishii as
Ayumi(ep 21)
Uchiyamada-kun
Yasuko Sasaki
Omi Minami as
Koharu Hayama(ep 28)
Kumi(ep 57)
Naozumi Kamura
Sachiko Kurosaki(ep 31)
Rie Iwatsubo as
Chisato
Nakao's mother
Ozaki Riho
Ryo Naitou as Scott
Saori Higashi as buchou(ep 63)
Satomi Koorogi as Sisil
Shiho Kikuchi as
english teacher(ep 63)
Mika(ep 21)
Takashi Matsuyama as
Mr. Hayama
Nakao's father
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as
Mizoguchi
Nishikawa(ep 98)
Yoshikazu Nagano as Director
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Michelle
Yuji Ueda as Takuya Kimuchi(ep 30)
Yukiko Matsuura as Tatsuya Kurosaki(ep 31)
Yumiko Kikuchi as Hisae Kamayai
Yuri Amano as Yuko
Zenjiro as Zenjiro
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Gallop
Backgrounds: Studio Yuni
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Distributor: Sony
Finish Animation: Douyuu Animation
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Cooperation: TV Tokyo Music
Photography: Studio Gallop
Recording Studio:
KSS Studio
Toho Sound Studio
Sound Production Cooperation: KSS
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Translation: Steven J. Simmons
ADR Script:
Bruce Lewis (ep 32)
David Haynes (eps 2-3)
Eric Vale (ep 1)
John Burgmeier
Mike McFarland
Spencer Prokop (8 episodes
eps 15, 19, 24, 28, 31, 33-35
)

Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Assistant Video Editing:
Jessie Mancilla
Shane Ray
Audio Mixing Engineer: Evan Jones
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Post-Production Assistant: Anthony Benavides (V.7-12)
Production Coordination: Neil Weathersbee
Rotoscoping: Jeffrey Miller (1-47)
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Jerry Jewell as Akito Hayama
Laura Bailey as Sana Kurata

Chris Cason as Babbit
Chris Patton as Naozumi Kamura
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Misako Kurata
Greg Ayres as Tsuyoshi Ohki
John Burgmeier as Rei Sagami
John Gremillion as Takeshi Gojo
Juli Erickson as Shizuka Kurata

Alison Retzloff as boy on stage(ep 16)
Amber Barnes as Secretary
Amy Rosenthal as Keiko
Ashley Gonzales as Miss Mitsuya
Bill Jenkins as Tomomi's Manager
Brandon Potter as Kunisada(ep 36)
Brina Palencia as
Pippi
Tomomi
Caitlin Glass as Natsumi Hayama
Chris Burnett as Sashuka
Christopher R. Sabat as Naru Naru
Chuck Huber as Tanaka
Cindy Mayfield as TV Mom
Cynthia Cranz as Hisae Kumagai
Daniel Penz as Doctor(ep 11)
David Brown as O'Brian
Eric Vale as Sensei(ep 21)
Jamie Marchi as Ayumi(ep 26)
Jeff Johnson as Mitokouman(ep 22)
Jim Foronda as Onda
Juli Erickson as Ms. Sasaki(ep 35)
Julie Mayfield as Sumire Ando
Justin Cook as Mr. Ohki
Justin Pate as Mamo
Kate Borneman as Mami Suzuki
Kate Oxley as Mami
Kent Williams as Shinichi Gomi
Kevin M. Connolly as Naozumi's Manager
Kyle Hebert as
Ice Cream Guy(ep 11)
Sensei(ep 22)
Leah Clark as Mayu Tomita
Luci Christian as Asako Kurumi
Lydia Mackay as Obana
Maria Vu as Mika and {unlisted credits}
Mark Stoddard as Tsu
Melanie Mason as Shimura
Meredith McCoy as Jackie O
Mike McFarland as
Misako's Ex
Suji
Monica Rial as Aya Sugita
Nicole Leigh as Yui(ep 26)
R Bruce Elliott as Sanzou(ep 36)
Randy Tallman as Mr. Hayama
Reese Rios as Manager(ep 8)
Shannon McGrann as Ms. Kamura
Sonny Strait as Zenjiro
Stephanie Young as Mrs. Tomita
Steven Walters as Mr. Sakai(ep 22)
Tierney Titus as Mariko
Troy Baker as Hiroshi
Z. Charles Bolton as Sanekichi

English companies
Distributor: MVM (UK)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Marcella Silvestri as Rossana
Renata Bertolas as Rossana(Singing Voice)

Angiolina Gobbi as Terence(2nd voice; eps 80-87)
Claudio Moneta as Prof. Sengoku(2nd voice; eps 100-102)
Giorgio Bonino as Prof. Sengoku(1st voice)
Renata Bertolas as Isidoro(Ishida)

Alberto Olivero as Regista di "Buio a mezzanotte"(eps 41-49)
Aldo Stella as
Richard Richmond(eps 41-42)
Vice preside(eps 99-102)
Alessandra Karpoff as Alyssa
Anna Bonel as Peggy (Keiko), vera madre di Rossana
Anna Maria Tulli as Charles
Caterina Rochira as Nonna Rosemary
Cinzia Massironi as
George (Gomi Shin'ichi)
Madre di Terence(eps 13, 22)
Tomomi / Tamara(eps 34, 80)
Claudio Moneta as
Ex-marito della sig. Smith
Jeremy(Takaishi; 1st voice; 4 episodes
eps 17, 26-27, 29
)

Prof. Stewart
Tarantar(2nd voice; ep 66)
Claudio Ridolfo as
Kobayakawa(eps 85-87)
Scott(eps 69-70)
Steven Killer(ep 27)
Dania Cericola as
Ivan
Michelle Hamilton
Daniela Fava as
Christian
Melly (1st voice)
Daniela Trapelli as Madre di George
Davide Garbolino as
Brad
Nakao (Souta Nakao)
Tommaso(eps 29, 36)
Debora Magnaghi as Fanny
Diego Sabre as
Gerard
Oliver (2nd voice)
Elda Olivieri as
Alicia (Asako Kurumi)
Madre di Marilla(ep 34)
Elisabetta Spinelli as Melly (2nd voice)
Emanuela Pacotto as Marine (Mami Suzuki)
Federica Valenti as Margareth (Hisae Kumagai)
Felice Invernici as Insegnante privato di George(ep 44)
Flavia Fantozzi as Yuko
Gabriele Calindri as Jeremy(Takaishi; 2nd voice; ep 98)
Gianfranco Gamba as Padre di Eric (1st voice)
Gianluca Iacono as
Gregory(eps 40-42)
Tim Tomson(2nd voice; ep 94)
Gianluca Machelli as Robby (Rei Sagami)(singing voice)
Giorgio Bonino as Thaddeus Green (Take)
Giuseppe Calvetti as American Bab(eps 69-70)
Grazia Migneco as Patricia (Shimura), la governante(2nd voice)
Graziella Porta as Sig. ra O'Hara(ep 21)
Guido Rutta as
Padre di Eric (2nd voice)
Regista Hono(8 episodes
eps 56-61, 66, 93
)
Irene Scalzo as Eric (2nd voice)
Ivo De Palma as
Professor Sengoku
Rick
Loredana Nicosia as Prof.Ssa Miles (Mitsuya-Sensei)
Lorenzo Scattorin as Mitsuguchi(2nd voice; eps 86, 91-93)
Luca Bottale as
Argefundre McGavan(eps 67-79)
Bob
Direttore Avantiavanti(2nd voice; ep 65)
Luca Sandri as
Kevin King(ep 30)
Kobayakawa
Tim Tomson(1st voice; 5 episodes
eps 34, 40-41, 43, 49
)
Marco Balbi as Sig. Alexander(ep 36)
Marco Balzarotti as
Carlo Magno(eps 29, 36)
Direttore Avantiavanti(1st voice; 5 episodes
eps 52, 88, 100-102
)

Padre di Fanny
Preside dell'istituto
Maria Grazia Errigo as Madre di Fanny
Massimo Di Benedetto as
Maeda(2nd voice)
Mitsuguchi(1st voice; eps 85, 87)
Shini
Monica Bonetto as Eric (1st voice)
Nadia Biondini as Camilla, madre di Eric
Nicola Bartolini Carrassi as Oliver (Onda)
Paolo Sesana as Padre di Terence (Mr. Ohki)
Patrizia Mottola as
Bill(ep 21)
Ryo(eps 84-87)
Patrizia Scianca as
Remsy(eps 67-79)
Terence (1st voice)
Patrizio Prata as
Maeda(1st voice)
Prof. Zed (Tanaka-Sensei)
Professor Stewart
Renata Bertolas as Marika (Mariko)
Riccardo Lombardo as
Allan Hitmas(eps 40-43, 47)
Mcgavan
Riccardo Rovatti as Gary Hamilton
Roberta Gallina Laurenti as Mayu / Marilla(eps 34, 80)
Rosalba Bongiovanni as Sig.Na Andrews
Simone D'Andrea as Robby (speaking voice)
Stefania Buzzetti as Jeremy (Takaishi)
Stefania Patruno as Catherine Smith
Tony Fuochi as
Ben Benson(ep 27)
Nonno(eps 29, 36)
Tullia Piredda as Patricia (Shimura), la governante(1st voice)
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Boing (from 4 March 2013)
Hiro (February, 2010)
Italia 1 (from July 2000)
Italia Teen Television (from February 2004)
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy)
Dubbing: Merak Film
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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