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Series cast summary:
Tomoko Hikita ...
 Babbit (102 episodes, 1996-1998)
Shizue Oda ...
 Sana Kurata (102 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tatsuya Nakazaki ...
 Akito Hayama (51 episodes, 1996-1997)
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 Sana Kurata (51 episodes, 1996-1997)
Chris Cason ...
 Babbit (51 episodes, 1996-1997)
Jerry Jewell ...
 Akito Hayama (51 episodes, 1996-1997)
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The story of super hyper child star Sana Kurata. Her mother is an award winning writer who has strange hairstyles and hats in which lives the family pet, Maro-chan the squirrel. Her manager is, as she describes him, Sana's boyfriend and pimp (though Sana doesn't know what a pimp is). At school, her class is in chaos as the boys, under the leadership of the unemotional Akito Hayama, terrorize the teacher who is unable to do anything against them as Hayama is blackmailing her. As the series goes on, Sana and Akito resolve some of their differences and we follow the unlikely pair as they deal with their own pasts along with such issues as divorce, love triangles, child abandonment, and many others. However, this series hardly goes a minute without breaking into truly hilarious verbal and slapstick comedy. Written by Mike Gulick <dagger@sunspot.tiac.net>

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Excellent series!!
11 July 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Kodomo no omocha (Child's Toy) might be one of the best Anime TV series I've seen. As far as I know, there are no official subs of the episodes, but fansubs exist, and they're done extremely well. The animation quality, character development and story elements are top notch, but what really sells the series is the animation style. Nearly the ENTIRE series is completely serious - that is, the premise is serious... there are no spaceships, lasers, monsters, or anything unrealistic. The presentation, however, is nearly drug-induced, but for good reason. It's presented through the eyes of a twelve year old - the way a story might be retold, with super-dramatic moment, excessive exaggeration, and a constant onslaught of information with short pauses for breath.


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