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Credited cast:
Atsuko Kichiya ...
 Chizuru Yoshida (voice)
Ayumi Sakurai ...
 Azumi Yamada (voice)
Akira Ishida ...
 Hiroyuki (voice)
Ryôko Kinomiya ...
 Kiriko Yamada (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Sushiaki Karasawa (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sharon Becker ...
 Chizuru Yoshida (voice)
Socko Jones ...
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Allison Keith ...
 Azumi Yamada (voice)
Kathy Kennedy ...
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George Leaver ...
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Jennifer Moore ...
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 Hiroyuki (voice) (as Hideo Seaver)
Vinnie Penna ...
 Sushiaki Karasawa (voice)
Karlus Trapp ...
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Two explorations of the Lolita complex. Sushiaki Karasawa, a young teacher at a Tokyo high school, becomes infatuated with Yoshida Chizuru, a 19-year-old student who appears in a shampoo commercial. She realizes he's attracted to her, so she shows up at his apartment and offers to sleep over. Soon he realizes that the games she plays have just begun. Later, Chizuru meets the new neighbor of her rock star boyfriend, Hiroyuki. The girl is Azumi Yamada, an innocent from the provinces who enrolls in Chizuru's school. This time it's Chizuru who's infatuated. What will Hiroyuki do when he finds out he's being thrown over for Azumi? Can Chizuru save her from Hiroyuki's revenge? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on a eight volume manga with the story and artwork by Hiroya Oku from 1995 to 1997. it was published in Japan by Shueisha. See more »

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Follows Hen (1994) See more »

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Not great, but not the worst
6 December 2001 | by (Mesa, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I just about completely gave up on this anime after the first segment, which was a near carbon-copy of Tanin no Kankei, done badly. Chizuru, as the archetypal big-breasted anime Lolita, was heavily overdone, and the teacher was absolutely unrealistic (and hardly sympathetic). The "trick" ending came as no surprise, either.

The second half of the show, though, almost makes this show viable, with some hilarious scenes as Chizuru tries to come to terms with her own "Strange Love". However, Hen is hardly a groundbreaking title, and may only really be a good rental if you're bored and have nothing better to do.


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