Trouble Chocolate (TV)

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Alternative title:
トラブルチョコレート (Japanese) 
Genres: action , comedy , magic , romance , science fiction 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: Cacao, a student at Micro Grand Academy, wakes up one morning to find a girl made of wood sleeping in bed with him. She is Hinano, a tree spirit who possessed the body of a wooden puppet after Cacao messed up his magic teacher's spell. Having taken an instant liking to Cacao, Hinano enrolls in his school. Between Hinano, monsters, two strange twins and their four-eyed cat master, a demon boy, odd teachers and students, and the fact that he may have the potential to be one of the greatest magic users of all time, Cacao's life seems to have taken several turns for the worse...and the weird. 
User Ratings: 104 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (dub:2, raw:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Very good: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Good: 21 votes (sub:16, dub:5)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:6, dub:6, others:1
1 Indonesia dubbed
 So-so: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:3, sub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Weak: 21 votes (sub:18, dub:2, others:1
1 Indonesian dubbed
 Bad: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:3)
 Awful: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 289 users, rank: #2402 (of 6417)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 5.106 (So-so), std. dev.: 2.3976, rank: #5778 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 5.105 (So-so), rank: #5816 (of 6417) (seen all: 5.79 / seen some: 4.48 / won't finish: 3.49)
Bayesian estimate: 5.356 (So-so+), rank: #4708 (of 4883)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 20 
Episode titles: We have 20
Vintage: 1999-10-09 to 2000-03-25 
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
"C.H.O.C.O." by Tange Sakura & Hikami Kyoko 
Ending Theme:
"Ne, Nande..." by Yoshizawa Rie 
#2: "Anata ni Aitakute ~Missing You~" by Sakura Tange and Hikami Kyoko 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Trouble Chocolate (DVD 1) 2002-10-22 (from $19.98)
    Trouble Chocolate (DVD 2) 2002-12-17 (from $19.98)
    Trouble Chocolate (DVD 3) 2003-02-18 (from $5.52)
    Trouble Chocolate (DVD 4) 2003-04-22 (from $19.98)
    Trouble Chocolate (DVD 5) 2003-06-10 (from $5.52)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tsuneo Tominaga 
Series Composition: Hideki Sonoda 
Storyboard: Shinichi Watanabe (ep 4) 
Episode Director: Hideaki Oba 
Original creator: Tsunefumi Harada 
Character Design: Chizuko Kusakabe 
Art Director: Takeshi Waki 
Character Conceptual Design: Morito Kakei (Robot) 
Hikaru Kondo (Step) 
Masakazu Kumabe (AIC) 
Masatoshi Kotaka (TV ASAHI) 
Shunsuke Harada (AIC) 
Taro Iwamoto (TV ASAHI) 

A&R: Kazuhiko Inomata (Avex Mode) 
Background Art Design Support: Tsunefumi Harada 
Color design: Reiko Iwasawa 
Design: Nobuhiko Genma 
Design Director: Hiroyuki Kitazume 
Digital Retouch: Yuko Tanaka 
Executive animation Director: Junichi Takaoka 
Key Animation:
Kenichi Nagai (ep 17) 
Nobuaki Yoshida (ep 17) 
Music Composition: Moka 
Music Director: Hiromi Kikuta 
Music producer: Takayuki Nagasawa (Avex Mode) 
Original screenplay: Hideki Sonoda 
Planning: Kanji Kudo (Step) 
Production Supervision: Matsuri Ouse 
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki 
Supporting Scriptwriter: Shigetoshi Mashita 
Theme Song Composition: Akio Togashiki (OP) 
Theme Song Performance:
Kyoko Hikami (OP) 
Rie Yoshizawa (ED) 
Sakura Tange (OP) 
Sakura Tange as Hinano 
Tomoki Yanagi as Cacao 

Hiromichi Kogami as Murakata 
Kyoko Hikami as Deborah 
Tomohiro Tsuboi as Ghana 
Yasuyuki Kase as Truffle 

Hidenari Ugaki as Big Bang 
Hiromi Tsunakake as Azuki 
Hiroshi Ohtake as old teacher 
Ikue Ohtani as Almond 
Kôichi Kitamura as Lake Annecy NG 
Shigeru Nakahara as Papaya 
Yui Horie as Mint 
Yuji Ueda as Hamham 
Yuko Sasamoto as Maccha 
Yumiko Watanabe as Komugi 

Mayo Hinano (ep 4)  (ep 11) 
Seika Hosokawa (ep 11) 
Yuka Inokuchi (ep 11) 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC 
Broadcaster: TV Asahi 
Distributor: avex mode 
Music Production: Avex, Inc. 
Production Support: Studio Flag 
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi 
Producer: Trish Ledoux 

Adaptation: Pamela Ribon 
Engineering Assistant: John Duncan 
Production Coordination:
Diana Gage 
Travis Fraser 
Re-Recording Mixing: Keith A. Goddard 
Recording engineer: Jeremy Butler 
Video Post-Production:
Barbara Allen 
Heather Nevin 
Leland Miller 
Voice Direction: Rob Bakewell 
Nicole Oliver as Hinano 
Richard Cox as Cacao 

Michael Adamthwaite as Truffle 
Michael Dobson as Ganache 
Ted Cole as Murakata 
Venus Terzo as Deborah 

Alaina Burnett as Girl in Shop (ep 18) 
Alistair Abell as Truffle's Guard #2 (eps 18-19) 
Andrew Francis as Sardine 
Bill Switzer as
Boy with Card (ep 1) 
Brian Dobson as
Big Bang 
Soldier (ep 19) 
Brian Drummond as Tomeju (ep 9) 
Brittney Irvin as
Iwana (ep 10) 
Mai (ep 9) 
Cathy Weseluck as Pocky 
Colin Murdock as Crunchy Bug 
Danny McKinnon as Courier (ep 10) 
Don Brown as Master 
French Tickner as Chief (ep 17) 
Janyse Jaud as Mint 
Jenn Forgie as School Council Rep (ep 9) 
Jillian Michaels as Reporter (ep 1) 
Jocelyne Loewen as Wheat 
Kelly Sheridan as Red Bean 
Marcy Goldberg as Cafeteria Lady (ep 11) 
Michael Coleman as Mega-Tech Man (ep 15) 
Michael Dobson as Ham-Ham 
Nicole Oliver as Reporter (ep 19) 
Paul Dobson as
Love Granny (ep 16) 
Richard Newman as
Bun Man (ep 4) 
Nago (ep 6) 
Turtle (ep 14) 
Ron Halder as Papaya 
Saffron Henderson as
Green Tea 
Tabitha St. Germain as
Mr. Pencil (ep 15) 
Mysterious Girl (ep 9) 
Venus Terzo as Mecha-Deborah (ep 13) 
Viv Leacock as Truffle's Guard #1 (ep 18) 
Ward Perry as
Soldier (ep 19) 
Sorrymander (ep 18) 
English companies
Adaptation: The Ocean Group 
Licensed by: Viz Media 
Recording Studio: Westwood Studios 
Translation: JN Productions 

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