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Binbō Shimai Monogatari (TV)

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Alternative title:
Flat Broke Sisters
貧乏姉妹物語 (Japanese)
Themes: iyashikei
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: The Yamada sisters, Kyo (15) and Asu (9), are students studying in secondary and primary schools respectively. Their mother has passed away while their father ran away after incurring debts due to gambling. Despite the difficult circumstances, both of them decide to overcome the unhappiness and welcome their days with enthusiasm and pride. Fortunately, with the change in the law system several years ago, Kyo is able to study and simultaneously, take up temporary jobs (such as distributing newspapers and tutoring) so as to support the family and make ends meet. On the other hand, Asu will take charge of household chores, prepare meals and manage the financials to assist her older sister. Surrounding them are also good and kind neighbours such as the novelist, Saegusa-san, and the aunt at the public bath who will watch over them. Although life is difficult and at times painful, the sisters are happy to have each other.
User Ratings: 272 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:9, others:2
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 25 votes (sub:21, raw:2, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 58 votes (sub:52, dub:1, others:5
2 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
 Good: 81 votes (sub:77, raw:1, dub:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 34 votes (sub:33, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:25, raw:1)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Weak: 16 votes (sub:16)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 533 users, rank: #2022 (of 9519)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.654 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9131, rank: #5170 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 6.603 (Good−), rank: #5234 (of 9638) (seen all: 6.94 / seen some: 6.14 / won't finish: 4.02)
Bayesian estimate: 6.646 (Good−), rank: #4723 (of 7236)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 10
Episode titles: We have 10
Vintage: 2006-06-29 to 2006-09-14
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Shinkokyū" by Splash Candy
Ending Theme:
"Soyokaze Life" by Kanako Sakai
Trivia: We have 4
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yukio Kaizawa
Series Composition: Tsuru Izumi
Music: Akiko Kosaka
Original creator: Izumi Kazuto
Character Design: Kazuhiro Takamura
Art Director:
Makoto Suwada (eps 1, 5, 9)
Shōichirō Sugiura (eps 2-10 even)
Yumi Hosaka (eps 3, 7)
Animation Director:
Akiko Nakano
Ken Ueno (ep 10)
Konomi Sakurai (eps 3, 8)
Nao Tajima (ep 6)
Naoki Murakami (ep 5)
Natsuki Egami
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 7)
Art design: Yuri Sanan
Art Advancement: Akihiko Yamaguchi
Assistant Episode Director: Tetsuya Arao
Assistant Unit Director:
Kōji Tanaka (ep 6)
Tetsuya Arao (eps 2, 7)
Yūsuke Suzuki (eps 5, 10) 
Audio Recording: Kimitaka Kawasaki
Background Art:
Aiko Katsumata (eps 2-10 even)
Ayami Kanbe (ep 3)
Eiko Sawada (ep 1)
Emiko Kaneyama (ep 3)
Hiromi Kamiyama (eps 3, 5, 9)
Iwamitsu Itō (eps 1, 3, 5, 9)
Makoto Suwada (eps 5, 9)
Masanobu Ōtani (eps 2-10 even)
Masato Itō (eps 1, 3, 5, 9)
Masayasu Yamaguchi (eps 2-10 even)
Michie Wada (eps 2-10 even)
Noriko Akahoya (eps 2-10 even)
Osamu Ii (eps 3, 7)
Shinji Saitō (eps 2-10 even)
Takashi Kurahashi (eps 3, 7)
Yumi Hosaka (ep 7)
Yuri Sanan (ep 9)
Yuzuka Aoyagi (ep 7)
Color setting:
Haremi Miyagawa (eps 4, 9)
Michiaki Nakano (eps 2, 7)
Shōgo Nishimura (eps 3, 8)
Tomomi Ishihara (ep 1)
Yuuko Satou (ep 6)
Digital Composite:
Atsunori Shinagawa (ep 5)
Chiemi Koyama (eps 3, 8)
Hajime Izumisawa (eps 2, 7)
Hiroki Katō (eps 3, 8)
Hisako Hoshi (ep 5)
Kei Umabiki (eps 4, 9)
Masao Onuki (eps 2, 7)
Masashi Kamiki (ep 1)
Masato Takagi (ep 10)
Mitsue Motomiya (ep 6)
Naoyuki Taniguchi (ep 6)
Noboru Matsuda (eps 3, 8)
Rie Suzuki (eps 4, 9)
Ryōji Akiyama (ep 6)
Seiron Yasui (eps 4, 9)
Yasu Hattori (ep 6)
Yoshito Kuwa (ep 1)
Yuichiro Okano (ep 10)
Yuki Okada (ep 6)
Yukinao Iida (eps 4, 9)
Yuko Okubo (eps 2, 7)
Yusuke Wakiya (eps 3, 8)
Yuuichi Takayama (ep 1)
Digital Paint:
Hiroko Satō (ep 1)
Sayaka Sueshige (eps 4, 9)
Tomomi Ishihara (ep 6)
Editing: Yoshihiro Aso
In-Between Animation:
Hisashi Mawatari (ep 5)
Masashi Sato (eps 4, 9)
Natsumi Nanba (ep 6)
Takumi Nishiwaki (eps 4, 9)
Tatsuaki Okamoto (ep 1)
Toshiyuki Shirai
Music Selection: Sayaka Mizuno
Production Advancement:
Akira Uchiyama (eps 4, 9)
Hiroyasu Ishikura (ep 6)
Kenzō Sakai (ep 1)
Kōjirō Kuroki (eps 5, 10)
Masahiro Suzuki (ep 3)
Mitsuru Kadowaki (ep 8)
Tomoaki Hirukawa (eps 2, 7)
Production manager:
Kazumitsu Matsusaka
Yūsuke Suzuki 
Prop Design: Hideyuki Kataoka
Recording: Mamiko Ogawa
Setting Management: Yūsuke Suzuki 
Sound Effects: Toshiya Wada
Theme Song Arrangement: Shinichi Sakurai (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Franken (OP)
Shinichi Sakurai (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Babee (OP)
Kiyomi Kumano (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Kanako Sakai (ED)
Splash Candy (OP)
Title Logo Design: Mikiyo Kobayashi
Maaya Sakamoto as Kyou Yamada
Tomoko Kaneda as Asu Yamada

Akiko Hiramatsu as Ranko Saegusa
Ako Mayama as Yaoichi's obasan (eps 2, 5-6, 9)
Daisuke Kishio as Masao Ichinokura (eps 8, 10)
Etsuko Kozakura as Ginko Echigoya
Mugihito as Genzou Hayashi
Naomi Shindoh as Kinko Echigoya

Aiko Hibi as Bathhouse owner woman (ep 5)
Akiko Kosaka as Music Teacher Kosaka (guest performance; ep 8)
Aya Hisakawa as Mother (Kako Yamada, Asu's and Kyou's mother; eps 1, 10)
Daisuke Matsubara as Student (ep 7)
Eiji Takemoto as Fish dealer (ep 6)
Hidemi Anzai as
Echigoya Kinko's housemaid (ep 6)
The day duty boy (ep 4)
Hirofumi Tanaka as
Apothecary (ep 5)
Convenience store's employee (ep 7)
Doctor (ep 10)
Hiroshi Okamoto as Temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Chocolate boy (ep 7)
Ikuko Tatsu as Bathhouse watch stand woman (ep 5)
Kanako Sakai as Shima Ooshiro (Asu's classmate; eps 3-4, 6, 8)
Keiji Hirai as
Butcher (ep 5)
Kyou's class teacher (grade school; ep 4)
Kimiko Saitō as Obasan (mother of Asu's classmate; ep 4)
Kōhei Matsumoto as temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Kozue Kamada as
Asano-san (ep 8)
Echigoya Ginko's housemaid (ep 6)
Kyou's classmate (ep 4)
Nurse (ep 10)
Machiko Kawana as Masao's fan (ep 8)
Mariko Kouda as Asu's class teacher
Masaru Suzuki as
Student (ep 7)
Temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Mayu Yamaguchi as Student (ep 2)
Miki Inoue as Telephone guidance (ep 9)
Miku Yoshikawa as Schoolkid (ep 3)
Minori Chihara as Girlfriend (of chocolate boy; ep 7)
Miwa Yasuda as Nurse (ep 10)
Naoki Tatsuta as Old man at market (eps 1, 9-10)
Natsuki Yoshihara as Nurse (ep 2)
Ryoko Shiraishi as Kanae Ano (ep 8)
Saki Yasuda as
Schoolkid (ep 3)
Student (ep 2)
Temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Takahiro Fujimoto as Shop assistant (ep 9)
Tetsu Inada as Tombola place man (ep 9)
Tomohisa Asō as
Kyou's english teacher (ep 7)
Old man at market (eps 1, 9-10)
realtor (ep 5)
sales department man (eps 9-10)
Tomoko Naka as
florist woman (ep 5)
Matron (ep 10)
Old woman at Hashimoto Imported Goods (ep 1)
Supermarket Worker (ep 3)
Yayoi Kobayashi as schoolkid (ep 3)
Yoshihiro Kanemitsu as
Student (ep 2)
temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Yui Kano as
Aida-san (Asu's classmate; ep 8)
Ginko's classmate (ep 6)
temple festival visitor (ep 1)
Yuka Komatsu as
confectionery store owner's wife (ep 6)
Kyou's class teacher (middle school; ep 9)
Yusei Oda as Ginko's teacher (ep 6)
Yūta Kasuya as Student (eps 2, 7)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Toei Animation
AT-X (2006-09-22)
TV Asahi (2006-06-29)
Casting Cooperation: Aoni Production
Digital Composite:
A.C.C. Production (eps 5, 10)
Online Editing: TOVIC
Production Collaboration:
Buyuu (eps 4, 9)
Studio Guts (eps 2, 7)
Studio Rong (eps 1, 6)
Studio Wood (eps 3, 8)
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Effects: Swara Pro

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