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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]
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 Excellent: 221 votes (sub:150, dub:63, raw:3, others:5
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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)
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 Worst ever: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2108 users, rank: #483 (of 5998)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.982 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.6677, rank: #548 (of 5994)
Weighted mean: 7.866 (Very good), rank: #572 (of 5994) (seen all: 8.21 / seen some: 7.81 / won't finish: 5.93)
Bayesian estimate: 7.861 (Very good), rank: #400 (of 4546)
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 $7.29)
    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) 
Key Animation:
Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 54, 75) 
Keiji Gotoh (ep 90A) 
Tadashi Hiramatsu (ep 90) 
Tatsuo Yamada 
Yasuomi Umetsu 
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 
Cooperation: Yoyogi Animation Gakuin 
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
)
 
Executive producer:
Cindy Brennan Fukunaga 
Gen Fukunaga 
ADR Engineer:
Tyler Walker 
Zach Bolton 
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 
Video Editing:
Daniel Mancilla 
Jeremy Jimenez 
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 
Michael Pandolfo as Koji 
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) 
Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment 
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 
Marisa Della Pasqua as Bunny 
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 
Stella Bevilacqua as Cicyl 
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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