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Release Date:
1 April 2002 (Japan) See more »
Chitose is a teenage boy who has no parents, and lives alone. He gets bad grades and eats instant meals... See more »
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He lives the teenage boy dream, but it's more like a nightmare. See more (6 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 17)
Samantha Clark ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (14 episodes, 2002)
Chris Scott ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (14 episodes, 2002)

Series Directed by
Iku Suzuki (14 episodes, 2002)
Masami Furukawa (2 episodes, 2002)
Noriyoshi Nakamura (2 episodes, 2002)
Nobuaki Nakanishi (2 episodes, 2002)
Takeyuki Sadohara (2 episodes, 2002)
Daisuke Takashima (2 episodes, 2002)
Akira Koizumi (1 episode, 2002)

Takeshi Yamaguchi (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Mutsumi Sasaki (14 episodes, 2002)
Takao Yoshioka (14 episodes, 2002)
Kiyoko Yoshimura (4 episodes, 2002)
Yoshio Takaoka (1 episode, 2002)

Series Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2002)
Seiji Mitsunobu .... animation producer (14 episodes, 2002)
Saburo Omiya .... planner / producer (14 episodes, 2002)
Hideo Takano .... coordinating producer (14 episodes, 2002)
Kiyoshi Takano .... planner (14 episodes, 2002)
Series Original Music by
Yasunori Iwasaki (14 episodes, 2002)
Yôichi Sakai (14 episodes, 2002)
Yusuke Takahama (14 episodes, 2002)
Series Cinematography by
Hiroshi Kubo (14 episodes, 2002)
Series Film Editing by
Tsuyoshi Imai (14 episodes, 2002)
Series Art Direction by
Goichi Katanozaka (14 episodes, 2002)
Series Art Department
Sanae Kimura .... color key (14 episodes, 2002)
Iku Suzuki .... storyboard artist: opening & ending sequences / storyboard artist (14 episodes, 2002)
Noriyoshi Nakamura .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Naoyuki Yoshinaga .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Sound Department
Kôichi Iizuka .... sound director (14 episodes, 2002)

Lowell Bartholomee .... sound editor: international versions (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Takayuki Gorai .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Satoshi Hata .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Kyôsuke Iwasaki .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Yasuhisa Kato .... character designer / animation director (14 episodes, 2002)
Rondo Mizukami .... animation director: opening & ending sequences / character designer / ... (14 episodes, 2002)
Seiya Numata .... animator: opening & ending sequences / animation director (14 episodes, 2002)
Toshiro Sakuma .... animation coordinator (14 episodes, 2002)
Katsuhiro Shimizu .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Isao Sugimoto .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Hitomi Tsuruta .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Kazuyuki Ueda .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Mayumi Watanabe .... animator: opening & ending sequences / animation director (14 episodes, 2002)
Yoshitaka Yasuda .... animator: opening & ending sequences (14 episodes, 2002)
Yoshinari Saitô .... animation director (3 episodes, 2002)
Satoru Minowa .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Yoshihiro Nagamori .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Tateru Namikaze .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Music Department
Kazuharu Chikushi .... music producer (14 episodes, 2002)
Mitsunori Yokoyama .... music producer (14 episodes, 2002)


Additional Details

USA:25 min
Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Kisaragi Ninomai:This is a special chair. It's a front-row seat for an open experiment and I was saving it especially for you. The experiment, is on me.
Chitose Hitose:Huh?
Uzuki:What are you gonna do, Kisaragi?
Satsuki:Please don't use the word "explode" in your answer.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
He lives the teenage boy dream, but it's more like a nightmare., 23 May 2005
Author: Jimmy Little (littlejimmy835) from Australia

The average day of Chitose Hitotose goes like this.

He wakes up from sleeping on the couch to the sight of his sport fanatical mother Satsuki standing over him. Before his young mouth can even form a scream, she picks him up by the throat and rock bottoms him through the floor. Falling through the foundations of his home screaming, he lands on a table. On this table he is suddenly strapped down, and has a live autopsy preformed on him by his science fanatical mother Kisaragi. After much struggling and fighting for his life, he manages to get off the table and crawl away. With his chest gaping open like something of Aliens busted out, and his neck broken from his unwanted wrestling, he crawls painfully into the dining room where his Shrine Maiden Samurai fanatical mother Yayoi spots him. Fretting for his life, she decides to put a curse on him in a vain attempt to stop the blood flow. Seeing this only makes things worse, she thinks the only way to stop the life force flow is to cut out his heat. Now pale as death draws near, he decides his only chance of survival is to get his other mother, the just plain crazy Uzuki, to call an ambulance and the police. She only puts a ballerina costume on him. Now beaten, sliced, hexed and humiliated he slithers towards the front door, hoping that a passer by will spot him and come to his aid. But before he can open it, his homework fanatical mother Mutsiki notices he has been slacking of, and crushes him under a six ton pile of books. He dies.

If you haven't already noticed it, this guy has five different mothers. All of which are crazy in their own way.

This is the average day in the not so average life of Chitose. He lives the teenage boy dream of living alone in a huge house with five beautiful, sexy women, who want to be with him all the time. It sounds so wonderfully right, yet it is so horribly wrong.

This anime looks very cliché. With the box set covered with lots of colours and pretty girls with giggly boobs, I though the only way this anime could look more typical would be if it had giant robots fighting it out with monster laser beams mounted in their buttocks. This just proves you can't judge a book by its cover.

As a final word on this series, you may watch a blockbuster movie once or twice because of its flashy special effects, but this you van watch over and over again because it is so damn funny. And special effects.

Did I mention that the five mothers are also his teachers?

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