7.9/10
369
11 user

Kodocha 

Kodomo no omocha (original title)
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... See full summary »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
2005   1998   1997   1996  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Inuyasha (2000–2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A teenage girl periodically travels back in time to feudal Japan to help a young half demon recover the shards of a jewel of great power.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Darren Pleavin
Berusaiyu no bara (1979–1980)
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The story of Lady Oscar, a female military commander who served during the time of the French Revolution.

Stars: Reiko Tajima, Tarô Shigaki, Hisashi Katsuda
Fruits Basket (TV Series 2001)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After her mother's death, Tohru Honda finds herself living with the Sohma family consisting of three cousins: Yuki, the 'prince charming' of their high school, Kyo the hot headed, short ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Eric Vale, Yui Horie
Toradora! (2008–2011)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Ryuji Takasu lives in a falling down house with his mother, and although being a nice guy is cursed with the evil look of his father causing people to avoid him. Taiga Aisaka is a tiny,self... See full summary »

Stars: Rie Kugimiya, Junji Majima, Yui Horie
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

At the ultra prestigious Ouran High School, Haruhi Fujioka looks for a quiet place to read and walks into an unused music room, and accidentally stumbles across the notorious Ouran High ... See full summary »

Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Masaya Matsukaze
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World ... See full summary »

Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Christopher Sabat
Ranma ½ (1989)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A girl is involuntarily engaged to a boy who turns female when hit with cold water and male when hit with hot.

Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Megumi Hayashibara, Noriko Hidaka
Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)
Certificate: TV-Y7-FV Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Sakura stumbled upon the book of Clow Cards in a library. Accidentally setting the magical cards loose, it's now up to Sakura to catch them all with her best friend Tomoyo, and Kerberos, the guardian of the cards.

Stars: Sakura Tange, Andrea Kwan, Junko Iwao
Kaichou wa meido-sama! (TV Series 2010)
Animation | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The tyrant student council president, Ayuzawa Misaki secretly working as a waitress in a french maid uniform for part-time. One day, the most popular boy Usui Takumi discover her secret and start to have interest in her.

Stars: David Matranga, Monica Rial, Ayumi Fujimura
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Lucia Nanami, the mermaid princess of the North Pacific Ocean, sets out to land to find the boy she saved from a tsunami wave seven years ago. She cannot tell him that she is a mermaid, and she must also fight off water demons.

Stars: Asumi Nakata, Hitomi Terakado, Daisuke Kishio
GTO (TV Series 1999)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

About Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old ex-gangster member and a virgin. He has one ambition that no one ever expected from him. His solely life purpose is to become the greatest high school teacher ever.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tom Fahn, Jun'ichi Suwabe
Tokyo Mew Mew (2002–2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

One day while on her first date 11-year old Ichigo, became a super hero. After a mysterious earth quake, she was giving Animal Geens, and became part of the Mew Squad. Together they fight evil aliens, and protect the world.

Stars: Veronica Taylor, Saki Nakajima, Megumi Ogata
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Tomoko Hikita Tomoko Hikita ...  Babbit 102 episodes, 1996-1998
Shizue Oda Shizue Oda ...  Sana Kurata 102 episodes, 1996-1998
Tatsuya Nakazaki Tatsuya Nakazaki ...  Akito Hayama 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Laura Bailey ...  Sana Kurata 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Chris Cason ...  Babbit 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Jerry Jewell ...  Akito Hayama 51 episodes, 1996-1997
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 April 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kodocha See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(102 episodes)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Alternate Versions

The English dub completely removes humorous dialog about Rei's 'pimp' status, as well as all references to Sana's hairdresser being gay. See more »

Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Available on DVD!
25 September 2005 | by aarond12See all my reviews

The series is now available on DVD -- or at least the first two discs as of today. This is the animé that many said would never get translated into English (see previous review) because of some of the strange premises. For the most part, this is a straight forward shôjo (girl- oriented/relationship) animé, but that doesn't mean guys won't enjoy it too.

As the story develops, love interests form and break as in many other shôjo, but this one's different: Starting from the first episode (no spoilers), Sana's self-proclaimed boyfriend, manager, and "pimp" is Rei, who is obviously much older than she is, if only by the fact he can drive and she's 11. Rei lives with Sana and her mother and has a seemingly somewhat- too-friendly relationship with Sana. It's a little creepy at the beginning but things normalize as the animé progresses.

With the exception of Rei, this is a fairly normal animé, and is relatively tame with no "fan service" and very little harsh language. (A few "damn" and "hell" and one "pissed", but that's it.)

Sana is the world's most hyperactive girl, easily speaking over 200 words per minute, but she has obviously been around adults for most of her life because she has wisdom beyond her 11 years. Unlike many Japanese, Sana is very outspoken and has no problem telling people -- adults included -- how she feels about them.

To some, Sana might seem overly pushy, nosy, and annoying, but her intentions are always honorable. Sana occasionally breaks into song or a rap to explain her feelings during the show which helps the plot along nicely.

There are very few lulls in the action (or Sana's dialog!) and the English dub is very nicely done. Hats off to Laura Bailey for voicing Sana! There is no way that was an easy read... even for Laura's skill!

This is one of the last in a generation of cel-based animé. There are no sweeping CG landscapes or flythroughs. This is old-school animation and it's wonderful. This animation is smooth and no cels were spared. The artwork is bright and colorful and loads of fun.

If you enjoy "Marmalade Boy" or other shôjo animé, you're in for a treat with Kodocha.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed