Kappa no Kaikata (TV)

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Alternative title:
How to Breed Kappas
How to Raise a Water Imp
カッパの飼い方 (Japanese)
Genres: comedy
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: A young man passes a pet shop on his way home, and seeing a kappa in the window, decides to buy it on a whim. He brings the creature home, and names him Kaatan. He's never owned a kappa before, so he relies heavily on a book he purchased on the subject of raising and training kappa. The book gives several good tips for bringing up a smart and well behaved kappa, and it all seems very simple. Unfortunately, putting these techniques into practice and actually making them work is not quite as easy as the book implies. Kaatan seems to understand things at first, but usually ends up either forgetting what he's learned, or isn't interested in learning in the first place. However, this particular young man has a lot of patience, and continues his possibly fruitless effort to raise Kaatan into a pet he can be proud of.
User Ratings: 46 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Very good: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Good: 13 votes (sub:12, dub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 108 users, rank: #3426 (of 6096)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.239 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.549, rank: #4053 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 6.247 (Decent+), rank: #4002 (of 6089) (seen all: 6.43 / seen some: 6.77 / won't finish: 2.78)
Bayesian estimate: 6.530 (Good−), rank: #3126 (of 4589)
Running time: 4 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2004-10-04
Opening Theme:
"Brilliant Destiny" by Murata Ayumi
Official website:
Kappa no Kaikata (Japanese)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original Work: Yugo Ishikawa

Theme Song Performance: Ayumi Murata (OP)
Chiro Kanzaki as Kaatan
Masato Hagiwara as Watashi

Junko Takeuchi as Kyuu-chan
Nao Yamauchi as Sakamoto-san
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: Animax
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