History Manga / KodomoNoOmocha

5th Apr '16 2:40:58 AM kirara19
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* OvertookTheManga: The manga ended in November 1998. The anime, however, ended earlier in March of that year. With little to work in the intervals (a weekly anime vs a monthly manga series), the anime adapted the original story up until volume 7 (with a distinct difference of details, filler, one-shot episodes and whole arcs, giving it a GeckoEnding) before the last quarter of the anime series.
18th Mar '16 4:03:47 AM kirara19
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* DoItYourselfThemeTune: The 2nd ED theme, "DAIJOU-BU", is sung by Babbit's voice actress, Tomoko Hikita (credited midway in the anime as "TOMO"). The song is often mentioned in the anime for the already [[BreakingTheFourthWall Fourth Wall breaker]] Babbit, too.
12th Mar '16 1:49:19 AM GrammarNavi
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** There's also the two movies that Sana is shown to star in (a family drama and a ghost story), a stage production of what looks like {{Tosca}}, and a mind-boggling number of television, print, and billboard ads.

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** There's also the two movies that Sana is shown to star in (a family drama and a ghost story), a stage production of what looks like {{Tosca}}, ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'', and a mind-boggling number of television, print, and billboard ads.
29th Feb '16 1:47:36 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Maro-chan, who is based on Obana's own pet, lives on [[HeadPet Misako's extravagant hairdos]].


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* HeadPet: Maro-chan, who is based on Obana's own pet, lives on Misako's extravagant hairdos.
21st Jan '16 11:26:40 PM kirara19
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''Kodomo No Omocha'' ("Child's Toy", and frequently [[PortmanteauSeriesNickname contracted]] to "''Kodocha''") is a fun, entertaining {{shojo}} series that mixes comedy and drama in equal parts. It was created by Miho Obana and published in Shueisha's ''Ribon'' magazine from 1994 to 1998. It got adapted into an anime series in 1996 and run into 102 episodes, directed by Akitaro Daichi, the later-director of series like ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' and ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.

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''Kodomo No Omocha'' ("Child's Toy", and frequently [[PortmanteauSeriesNickname contracted]] to "''Kodocha''") is a fun, entertaining {{shojo}} series that mixes comedy and drama in equal parts. It was created by Miho Obana and published in Shueisha's ''Ribon'' magazine from 1994 to 1998. It got adapted into an anime series in 1996 and run into 102 episodes, directed by Akitaro Daichi, the later-director of who is better known nowadays for directing series like ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' and ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.
1st Dec '15 2:50:19 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ChildByRape: It's hinted to be the case in the manga [[spoiler:with Sana. Keiko gave birth to her when she was 13 or 14 years old and her dad was not only a much older man, but Keiko's uncle.]] In the anime, it's [[AdaptationDistillation rather the contrary]], [[spoiler: since it is implied that, yes, Keiko got pregnant when she was a teenager, but Sana's real father appears long after this event and he is apparently a good man, so it's questionable he could ''have'' raped Keiko]].

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* ChildByRape: It's hinted to be the case in the manga [[spoiler:with Sana. Keiko gave birth to her when she was 13 or 14 years old and her dad was not only a much older man, but Keiko's uncle.uncle (although she claimed she loved him, this is sadly something child sexual assault victims convince themselves of to help them deal with the abuse, although it's ambiguous whether this was Obana's intention).]] In the anime, it's [[AdaptationDistillation rather the contrary]], [[spoiler: since it is implied that, yes, Keiko got pregnant when she was a teenager, but Sana's real father appears long after this event and he is apparently a good man, so it's questionable he could ''have'' raped Keiko]].
1st Dec '15 2:43:41 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* UnflinchingWalk: At the climax of the shooting of 'Mansion of Water', Sana walks out of the burning building literally ''seconds'' before it collapses behind her, without batting an eyelid or breaking character at all.
11th Sep '15 2:19:20 AM kirara19
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** When she was a child, not so long after Misako told her she was adopted. She returned from school with a bad grade, fearing that her mom wouldn't love her and that she would send her back to the OprhanageOfLove where she spent some time in.

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** When she was a child, not so long after Misako told her she was adopted. She returned from school with a bad grade, fearing that her mom wouldn't love her and that she would send her back to the OprhanageOfLove OrphanageOfLove where she spent some time in.



* LateForSchool:
** The first episode of the anime lampshades this so badly: Sana wakes up late, she does her routine, and for making worse the matters, Rei drives SO SLOW (until Sana freaks him out). Subverted when she is about to start her first day at middle school... [[spoiler: but it was AllJustADream, and she gets late to school, anyways]].

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* LateForSchool:
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LateForSchool: The first episode of the anime lampshades this so badly: badly, when Sana wakes up late, she does her routine, and for making worse the matters, her bad luck, Rei drives SO SLOW (until Sana she freaks him out). Subverted when she is about to start her first day at middle school... [[spoiler: but it was AllJustADream, and she gets late to school, anyways]].



* {{Malaproper}}: Sana has a tendency to massacre proverbs, so does Tsuyoshi when he's trying to impress her.

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* {{Malaproper}}: Sana has a tendency to massacre proverbs, and so does Tsuyoshi when he's trying to impress her.



* MotorMouth: Sana, Sana, Sana... the subtitles can come in ''paragraphs''.
* TheMovie: WELL, not exactly ''the movie'', but "Mizu no Yakata", The Mansion of Water, the movie that Sana, Naozumi and Asako were filming in the series was eventually released as an one-shot volume as a side story. It's as dark as it was intended to be as a film in the manga, too.

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* MotorMouth: Sana, Sana, Sana... Sana's fast speech can only be compared to [[Anime/ExcelSaga Excel]], where the subtitles can come in ''paragraphs''.
''paragraphs'' in a short amount of time.
* TheMovie: WELL, Though not exactly ''the movie'', but "Mizu ''Mizu no Yakata", The Yakata'', "The Mansion of Water, Water", the movie that Sana, Naozumi and Asako were filming in the series was eventually released as an one-shot volume as a side story. story and a Drama CD. It's as dark as it was intended to be as a film in the manga, be, too.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Akito's sister has this reaction when [[spoiler: she sees the TV movie Sana and Asako were in that pretty blatantly parallels the situation with Akito's family, and she realizes just how horribly she treated Akito all these years. Akito's dad has a more subdued version of this.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGodWhatHaveIDone:
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Akito's sister has this reaction when [[spoiler: she sees the TV movie Sana and Asako were in that pretty blatantly parallels the situation with Akito's family, and she realizes just how horribly she treated Akito all these years. Akito's dad has a more subdued version of this.]]



* ObliviousToLove: Oh, SANA. Mostly to both Akito (for a long time) and Naozumi.
** However, she also subverts it, given how implied from the narration in the manga when she accepts that Rei must go on with his life (he has a longtime girlfriend) that he must have been her first PrecociousCrush.

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* ObliviousToLove: Oh, SANA. Mostly Due to both Akito (for a long time) Sana not completely understanding where "love" and Naozumi.
"friendship" ends (and also because she originally though she loved Rei as her "boyfriend"), she can't really identify what is love unless someone tells their feelings for her directly.
** However, she also subverts it, given how implied from the narration in the manga Sana does recognize that her "love" for Rei, when she accepts that Rei he must go on with his life (he (as he has a longtime girlfriend) that he must have been her first girlfriend), was probably a PrecociousCrush.



* OrphanageOfLove: Where Sana and Naozumi were raised.
* OutOfTheInferno[=/=]UnflinchingWalk: After the house where "Mizu no Yakata" was being filmed was burning, and Sana was still harmed from her leg... she manages to make her dramatic exit just in time (while the others were worried that Sana would die in there), and this ends up being the perfect scene of the movie.

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* OrphanageOfLove: Where Sana and The Kamura Institution, where Naozumi were raised.
was raised, and Sana spent a while until she was officially adopted. Naozumi cares a lot for the institution, that he adopted "Kamura" as his last name, and he gives them part of his money's gainings.
* OutOfTheInferno[=/=]UnflinchingWalk: After the house where "Mizu no Yakata" "The Mansion of Water" was being filmed was burning, and Sana was still harmed from her leg... she manages to make her dramatic exit just in time (while the others were worried that Sana would die in there), and this ends up being the perfect scene of the movie.



* ParentalAbandonment: Looks like Obana like to play a lot of this in her series:

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* ParentalAbandonment: Looks like Obana like likes to play a lot of this in her series:
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* AbusiveParents: Volumes two and three of the manga heavily suggest Tsuyoshi's dad is this. It's never brought up again, since he and his family move away from him. The fact his anger over people insulting his mother seems to be linked to this suggests DomesticAbuse too.
* AscendedExtra: Given that nature of the animated adaptation, Mami, Gomi and some other characters (just like the MC of "Kodomo no Omocha" becoming [[TheDanza Zenjiro]]) got more time on screen and more CharacterDevelopment than their manga counterparts.
* AdaptationDistillation: The anime took a different direction from the manga at the very beginning. Thatís clear if you compare the first chapter of the manga and the first episode of the anime. Some of the characters differed in personality, others got more developed and some of the events got very tamed in comparison to the manga's. Considering that the manga was a monthly series and it was still published in Japan at the time the anime was airing, the anime staff had little to work with while it was reaching its climax.

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* AbusiveParents: Volumes two and three of the manga heavily suggest that Tsuyoshi's dad is this. It's never brought up again, though, since his parents get divorced, and he moves away with his mom and his family move away from him. The fact his sister. Tsuyoshi's anger over [[BerserkButton people insulting his mother seems mother]], could possibly be related to be linked to this suggests DomesticAbuse too.
DomesticAbuse, as well.
* AscendedExtra: Given that the nature of the animated adaptation, Mami, Gomi and some other characters (just like the MC of "Kodomo no Omocha" becoming [[TheDanza Zenjiro]]) got get more time on screen and more CharacterDevelopment than their manga counterparts.
* AdaptationDistillation: The anime took a different direction from the manga at the very beginning. Thatís clear if you compare the first chapter of the manga and the first episode of the anime. Some of the characters differed differ in personality, others got get more developed and some of the events got get very tamed in comparison to the manga's. Considering that the manga was a monthly series and it was still published in Japan at the time the anime was airing, the anime staff had little to work with while it was reaching its climax.



** Misako Kurata was feeling remorse about telling Sana that she was adopted when she was 5, and after making a promise that after they both get famous in their own ways (by writing and being a child actress, respectively) just to look for Sanaís biological mother. After all those years, she was, in fact, really scared that the aforementioned woman would appear and take her daughter away from her. Worse, that Sana would choose her, even.
*** Rei doesnít even take the news with a grain of salt, either. Especially considering he became an orphan at his late teens, and that he loves Sana as if she was his daughter and/or little sister.
** Sana [[spoiler:getting the "Mannequin Disease" is terrifying when it is considered that she does not have any physical symptoms of being sick, since it is a sickness that is completely emotional. While not having a known cure to get her out of it, no wonder why Misako was completely worried about her sanity, even to travel all the way upon where she was filming "The Mansion of Water" when it was a fake alarm]].

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** Misako Kurata was feeling originally didn't feel remorse about telling Sana that she was adopted when she was 5, 5 years old, and after making that they made a promise that after to look for her biological mother, once they both get got famous in their own ways (by writing and being a child actress, respectively) just to look for Sanaís biological mother. After ways. However, after all those years, she was, in fact, really Misako got scared that the aforementioned woman would suddenly appear and to take her daughter Sana away from her. Worse, her... or worse, that Sana she would choose her, even.
her.
*** Rei doesnít even take the news with a grain of salt, either. Especially considering that he became an orphan at his late teens, and that he loves Sana as if she was his daughter and/or little sister.
** Sana [[spoiler:getting [[spoiler: getting the "Mannequin Disease" is terrifying when it is considered considering that she does not have any there are no physical but emotional symptoms of being sick, related to it. And since it there is a sickness that is completely emotional. While not having a no known cure cure, no one has to get her out of it, no wonder why Misako was completely worried about her sanity, even went to travel all the way upon where she was filming "The Mansion of Water" filming location when it Sana suddenly fell into depression after Hayama told her he was dating Fuuka]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In Elementary School, every single one of the girls looked at Akito as if he
was a fake alarm]].bag worm or a hairy caterpillar... once he enters Middle School, everyone thinks he is acts ''cool'' (and "looked cute") when challenging professor Sengoku or went into a fight with Ishida.



* AnimalMotifs: Whenever Akito is feeling mischievous (which is often), he gains the ears and tail of a cheetah. Sana's also referred to him as a "Lone Wolf" and "Monkey King", with appropriate {{Imagine Spot}}s for both, as well as imagined him as a baby chick.

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* AnimalMotifs: Whenever Akito is feeling mischievous (which is often), he gains the a pair of ears and the tail of a cheetah. Sana's also referred to him as a "Lone Wolf" and "Monkey King", with appropriate {{Imagine Spot}}s for both, as well as imagined him as a baby chick.



* AuthorAvatar: Miho Obana appears several times as cameo in the manga (even as a waking up-bird, a la Creator/AkiraToriyama) but often more concurrently in the anime, only saying "I'm Obana".

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* AuthorAvatar: Miho Obana appears several times as cameo in the manga (even as a waking up-bird, a la Creator/AkiraToriyama) but often more concurrently frequently in the anime, only saying "I'm Obana".



** There is a bonus chapter which explains Akitoís complex personality back when he was a kid.

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** There is a bonus special chapter which explains Akitoís complex that details one of the most dear memories of Akito's childhood, while explaining why his cold personality back when he was a kid.is hard to break.



** Akito can NOT stand be called 'demon'. Especially since it was how Natsumi started calling him after she [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blamed him]] of the death of their mother.
** Tsuyoshi is not going to take [[UnstoppableRage second thoughts]] if people insult his mother in front of him. Or, if you insult or do something wrong to Aya.
* BetaCouple: Aya and Tsuyoshi, at the very first moment they start dating.

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** Akito can NOT stand be called 'demon'. "demon". Especially since it was how Natsumi started calling him after she [[MaternalDeathBlameTheChild blamed him]] of for the death of their mother.
** Tsuyoshi is not going to take have [[UnstoppableRage second thoughts]] if people insult someone insults his mother in front of him. Or, Or even if you insult someone insults or do does something wrong to Aya.
* BetaCouple: Aya and Tsuyoshi, at the very first moment they start dating. In the anime, Tsuyoshi even reccomends Akito to look at him and Aya, if he wants to succeed in confessing his love to [[spoiler:Sana]].



* BigBallOfViolence: On a few occasions.

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* %%* BigBallOfViolence: On a few occasions.



* {{Bishonen}}: Itís often referred in the series that Naozumi is a pretty good looking boy, and even Akito has fangirls (however, his personality is another whole story). Rei may count as well, especially when Sana initially found him, since she thought that he looked 'cute' even if he was a homeless young man.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Itís often referred mentioned in the series that Naozumi is a pretty good looking ''pretty'' and ''cute'' boy, and even Akito has fangirls (however, his personality is another whole story). Rei may count as well, especially when Sana initially found first interacted with him, since she thought that he looked 'cute' even if he was a homeless young man.



** Fuuka, being similar in Sana in some aspects (she is also from Osaka, where manzai comedy routines are more common), also falls into the StraightMan roleÖ especially when Sana or Akito are around!

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** Fuuka, being similar in Sana in some aspects (she is also from Osaka, where manzai comedy routines are more common), also falls into the StraightMan roleÖ role... especially when Sana or Akito are around!around.



** Since the anime got canceled at episode 102, the epilogue is a bunch of non-continuity and AU segments from the series itself, and possibly acting as {{SequelHook}}s from some of the filler arcs they did. Examples, like a yakuza member wanting to marry Sana or Naozumi finding out his found-biological family went broke.
** Before even selling the DVD Box Sets, [[Creator/{{Funimation}} Funi]] released boxes to keep the [=DVDs=] safe with some freebies.
** The last edition (20th anniversary of Obana's career) of the DVD Box Sets in Japan (from 2010) contains addition material as bonus gifts and cases with new covers drawn by the author.
** The final volume of the manga in Japan contains several greetings messages from people such as Akitaro Daichi and even Brilliant Green.
** The kanzenban edition of the manga got extras included as the original color illustrations of the chapters' covers, clean illustrations from the Ribon covers and at the end of the final volume, and a last sketch of Sana and Akito if they were High School students.
** The Ribon magazines release bonus gifts to their buyers/subscribers; generally all the titles from the magazine receive their own gift treatment, so Kodocha was not an exception when it was being serialized.
* BoyMeetsGirl: Akito and Sana. Well, Sana knew he was a troublemaker. She starts to know him better. He gets her... [[spoiler:She loses him. He gets her again. She was way too close to lose him again]].

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** Since the anime got canceled at episode 102, the epilogue is a bunch of non-continuity and AU segments from the series itself, and possibly acting as {{SequelHook}}s {{Sequel Hook}}s from some of the filler arcs they did. Examples, like a yakuza member wanting to marry Sana or Naozumi finding out his found-biological family went broke.
** Before even selling the DVD Box Sets, [[Creator/{{Funimation}} Funi]] released boxes to keep the [=DVDs=] safe with some freebies.
other {{feelies}}.
** The last edition (20th anniversary of Obana's career) of the DVD Box Sets in Japan (from 2010) contains addition additional material as bonus gifts and cases with new covers drawn by the author.
** The final manga's volume of the manga in Japan contains several greetings messages from people such as Akitaro Daichi and even The Brilliant Green.
** The manga's kanzenban edition of the manga got some extras included as the original color illustrations of the chapters' covers, clean illustrations from the Ribon covers and and, at the end of the final volume, and a last sketch of Sana and Akito if they were High School students.
** The Ribon magazines release bonus gifts to their buyers/subscribers; generally all the titles from the magazine receive their own gift treatment, so Kodocha ''Kodocha'' was not an exception when it was being serialized.
* BoyMeetsGirl: Akito and Sana. Well, Sana knew he was a troublemaker.Sana's personality crashed with Akito's personality at school, at first. She starts to know him better. He gets her... [[spoiler:She loses him. He gets her again. She was way too close ''too close'' to lose him again]].



* BrickJoke: When Akito gives Sana her FirstKiss, a couple classmates on the background tell us that Akito gave his first kiss when he was a kindergartener, and when he admits it, they also add they had bet 10 yen each he couldn't do it. Halfway in the series, the girl he kissed as a kindergartener ([[spoiler:Fuuka]]) returns to Tokyo and slap him for that.

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* BrickJoke: When Akito gives Sana her FirstKiss, a couple classmates on the background tell us the audience that Akito gave his first kiss when he was a kindergartener, and when he admits it, they also add they had bet 10 yen each he couldn't do it. Halfway in the series, the girl he kissed as a kindergartener ([[spoiler:Fuuka]]) returns to Tokyo and slap him for that.



* CerebusSyndrome: Just after Sana starts middle school and when she agrees to film "The Mansion of Water", things get really serious around her. This is more emphasized in the manga, rather in the anime where the content varies in some degrees. If you thought that Sana got it bad when the GeneHunting was going on, it becomes emotionally worse for everyone involved, too.
* CharacterDevelopment: For a shoujo comedy series, almost if not all the characters receive a great development regarding their ambitions and how they eventually overcome their pasts.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Just after Sana starts middle school and when she agrees to film "The Mansion of Water", things get really serious around her. This is more emphasized in the manga, rather in the anime where the content varies in some degrees. If you thought that Sana got it bad when the GeneHunting was going on, it becomes emotionally worse for her and everyone involved, too.
as well.
* CharacterDevelopment: For a shoujo comedy series, almost if not all the characters receive a great development regarding their ambitions and how they eventually overcome their pasts.



** Akito can count as well (he even chased away a fangirl!) if his cold personality wasnít such a turn-off (even in grade school, the girls found him disgusting as a bagworm due to the mess he pulled there). [[spoiler: In ''Deep Clear'', his adult self is seen as such because the nurses who work in the clinic with him, think that he has a mysterious air but also a ''cool'' personality]].

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** Akito can count as well (he even chased away a fangirl!) if his cold personality wasnít such a turn-off (even in grade elementary school, the girls found him disgusting as a bagworm due to the mess he pulled there). [[spoiler: In ''Deep Clear'', his adult self is seen as such because the nurses who work in the clinic with him, think that he has a mysterious air but also a ''cool'' personality]].



* CleaningUpRomanceLooseEnds: At the end of the manga, [[spoiler:Sana and Akito reunite Fuuka with her elementary school crush, Takashi... and beyond the finale, during ''Deep Clear'''s timeline, Naozumi is [[BiTheWay dating a guy]] because if he was dating another girl, he didn't want to remember the love he had for Sana.]]
* ContinuityCameo: Babbit may be an [[CanonForeigner anime-exclusive]] character, but it doesn't mean he is an outsider of the group character portrait cover of the final volume of the manga.
* CoolBigSis: Natsumi starts acting more as a caring sister to Akito after Sana helps their family to overcome their problems.
* CoolShades: Rei uses a pair of sunglasses almost all the time.
* CreatorCameo:
** Miho Obana often appears in the manga and anime as a passerby, or just saying "Iím Obana".
** Maro-chan, at some extent, is based on Obanaís own squirrel pet (also named Maro) when she was still working in the series.

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* CleaningUpRomanceLooseEnds: CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds: At the end of the manga, [[spoiler:Sana and Akito reunite Fuuka with her elementary school crush, Takashi... Takaishi... and beyond the finale, during ''Deep Clear'''s timeline, Naozumi is [[BiTheWay dating a guy]] because according to him, if he was dating another girl, he didn't wouldn't want to remember the love he had for Sana.]]
* ContinuityCameo: Babbit may be an [[CanonForeigner anime-exclusive]] character, but it doesn't mean he is an outsider of the final volume's group character portrait cover of the final volume of the manga.
cover.
* CoolBigSis: Natsumi starts acting more as a caring older sister to Akito Akito, after Sana helps their family helped them to overcome their problems.
family's issues. To a point where even Natsumi wants him to call her "sister".
* CoolShades: As a way to commit himself to Sana, Rei uses sports a pair of sunglasses almost all the time.
when he is working as her manager. Originally, it was also because Sana didn't want anyone to ever look at his "beautiful eyes".
* CreatorCameo:
**
CreatorCameo: Miho Obana often appears in the manga and anime as a passerby, passerby or just saying "Iím Obana".
** Maro-chan, at some extent, is based on Obanaís own squirrel pet (also named Maro) when she was still working in the series.
an extra, sometimes even mumbling "I'm Obana".



** There's an special crossover chapter drawn by Obana and Mihona Fujii (mangaka most known nowadays for her work, ''[[Manga/SuperGals GALS!]]''). Counting as {{cameo}}, Erika Sakurai from the latter's work, ''Passion Girls'', also appeared in the series as well.
** ''Deep Clear'' is a crossover special released for Obanaís 20th anniversary of her career, with her ongoing series, ''Honey Bitter'', where the cast of the series has an important plot role.
* DancingTheme: Both openings count, but "Ultra Relax" takes the cake.

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** There's an special crossover chapter drawn by Obana and Mihona Fujii (mangaka most known nowadays for her work, work ''[[Manga/SuperGals GALS!]]''). Counting as {{cameo}}, Erika Sakurai from the latter's work, ''Passion Girls'', also appeared in the series as well.
** ''Deep Clear'' is a crossover special released for Obanaís 20th anniversary of her career, with her ongoing series, ''Honey Bitter'', where the cast of the series ''Kodocha'' has an important plot role.
* DancingTheme: Both openings count, offer a rhythmic choreography, but it's "Ultra Relax" the one that takes the cake.cake. There's even a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmOWCvFmyII MAD parody]]!



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Once Sana has the opportunity to blackmail Akito, she changes her mind and intends to help him to improve his familyís situation. After this got resolved, this led up to both of them earning some respect to each other.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Once Sana has the opportunity to blackmail Akito, she changes her mind and intends to help him to improve his familyís family's situation. After this got resolved, this led up to both of them earning some respect to each other.



** Tsuyoshi felt as such to Sana, especially because he didnít know it was just for a misunderstanding he had from her affections.
** Naozumi to Sana, as well. He thinks he is more capable to be with Sana initially because he shares the same career and they have a similar origin; however, Sana only looks at him as a friend or as a brother, rather than just boyfriend material.

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** Tsuyoshi felt as such to Sana, especially because he didnít didn't know it was just for a misunderstanding he had from her affections.
** Naozumi to Sana, as well. He thinks he is more capable to be with Sana initially because he shares the same career and they have a similar origin; past; however, Sana only looks at him as a friend or as a brother, rather than just boyfriend material.



* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Maro-chan, who lives on Sana's mother's head.
* FirstKiss: This is the one that is pretty important for Sana and Akitoís relationship, when they are in the middle of a school trip at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Although, [[spoiler:it wasnít a first for Akito]], the kiss is both surprising and terrifying for poor Sana.

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* EverythingsNuttierWithSquirrels: Maro-chan, who is based on Obana's own pet, lives on Sana's mother's head.
[[HeadPet Misako's extravagant hairdos]].
* FirstKiss: This is the one that is pretty important for Sana and Akitoís relationship, when they are in the middle of a school trip at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office. Although, Although [[spoiler:it wasnít a first for Akito]], the kiss is both surprising and terrifying for poor Sana.



* TheForeignSubtitle: Tokyopop released the manga as "Kodocha: Sanaís Stage".

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* TheForeignSubtitle: Tokyopop Creator/{{Tokyopop}} released the manga as "Kodocha: Sanaís Sana's Stage".



** Sana and Naozumi met each other when the former was getting adopted. Itís justifiable, given that both of them were babies when this event happened.
** Akito and Fuuka happened to know each other before she moved back to Tokyo. [[spoiler: That is because they went to kindergarten together. Then, in middle school, she starts remembering he was that "Hayama kid" who kissed her]].
* FreudianExcuse: Akito's cold and violent personality is a result of the lack of communication that his family had at home. With a MissingMom and a workaholic father, things werenít easy for him or his sister. Natsumi even often abused Akito and treated him as a "monster" because she resented him and put all the blame of their motherís death on him.
* GangOfBullies: At the start of the series, there was a group of kids that gave a lot of trouble to their teacher (even using blackmail to treat her!) and some of their other classmates. Akito initially was the "leader" of this group, too.

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** Sana and Naozumi met each other when the former was getting about to get adopted. Itís justifiable, given that both of them were babies when this event happened.
** Akito and Fuuka happened to know each other before she moved back to Tokyo. [[spoiler: That is because they went to kindergarten together. Then, in middle school, she starts remembering he was that "Hayama kid" ''Akki-chan'' who kissed her]].
* FreudianExcuse: Akito's cold and violent personality is a result of the lack of communication that his family had at home. With a MissingMom and a workaholic father, things werenít weren't easy either for him or his sister. Natsumi even often abused Akito and treated him as a "monster" because she resented him and put all the blame of their motherís mother's death on him.
* GangOfBullies: At the start of the series, there was a group of kids that gave a lot of trouble to their teacher (even using blackmail to treat her!) and some of their other classmates. Akito initially was the "leader" ''leader'' of this group, too.



* HappilyAdopted: Sana.
* HeadPet: Maro, the squirrel, lives in Mama Kurata's hair.
* HeroicBSOD: Sana had a pair of moments in her entire life that broke her inside, [[spoiler:leading up to the "Mannequin Disease"]].
** Once when she was a kid and got a bad grade, fearing that her mom would not love her and that she would send her back to the OrphanageOfLove where she spent a time in.
** The other happened when she is in mid-school, [[spoiler:when Akito tells her that he is going overseas to get his arm cured]].
* HiddenEyes: The only way TheStoic Akito expresses sadness.
* HumanHummingbird: Sana. ALL THE TIME in the anime.

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* HappilyAdopted: Sana.
* HeadPet: Maro, the squirrel, lives in Mama Kurata's hair.
Sana was found by Misako when she was only a baby, and she officially adopted her some time after that. Even though they both promised to do a GeneHunting for Sana's biological mother (and they successfully found her), Sana just couldn't go to her arms, because Misako was her one and only ''mama''.
* HeroicBSOD: Sana had has a pair couple of moments shown in her the entire life series that broke led up [[spoiler: to her inside, [[spoiler:leading up to emotional disorder, the "Mannequin Disease"]].
Disease".]]
** Once when When she was a kid and got child, not so long after Misako told her she was adopted. She returned from school with a bad grade, fearing that her mom would not wouldn't love her and that she would send her back to the OrphanageOfLove OprhanageOfLove where she spent a some time in.
in.
** The other happened In middle school, while she is more prone to fall in depression like [[spoiler: when she is in mid-school, [[spoiler:when found out Akito tells was dating Fuuka, it hit bottom when he told her that he is was going overseas to get his arm cured]].
* HiddenEyes: The only way TheStoic Akito expresses sadness.
*
cured, and since she wasn't used to be far away from one of her loved ones...]]
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HumanHummingbird: Sana. ALL THE TIME in the anime.



* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Fuuka - though it's subverted, as while she's obnoxiously hyper (though not any less than Sana, whose personality and accent say "generic Tokyo area native anime character") she's quite clever and somewhat more astute than Sana. When Fuuka first appears the rest of the characters briefly discuss the Osaka stereotype.
* IdolSinger: Anime-only. [[spoiler:When Zenjiroís show is cancelled, Sana has the opportunity to be in an idol unit along two other girls]].
* ImprobableHairstyle: Misako Kurata purposely wanted to adopt some fun hairstyles because [[spoiler:after finding out she couldnít conceive, she thought that if she wasn't a "normal woman" anymore, then she must had to start living as a "strange" one]], overjoying and expressing herself.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Rei and Sana share a friendly-parental relationship even if he was hired originally just to be a nanny/guard/manager/'boyfriend'; when Sana first met Rei, he was a College dropout, while she was just 9 years old.

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* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Fuuka - though it's subverted, as while she's Matsui is a subversion of the trope. While she is obnoxiously hyper (though not any less than Sana, whose personality and accent say "generic Tokyo area native anime character") character"), she's quite clever and somewhat more astute than Sana. When Fuuka she first appears appears, the rest of the characters briefly discuss the Osaka stereotype.
stereotypes (her KansaiRegionalAccent and the BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine).
* IdolSinger: Anime-only. [[spoiler:When Zenjiroís show is cancelled, Sana has the opportunity to be in an idol unit along two other girls]].
girls, when [[spoiler:one of Zenjiro's shows is cancelled.]]
* ImprobableHairstyle: Misako Kurata purposely wanted to adopt some fun hairstyles because [[spoiler:after finding not long after [[spoiler:finding out she couldnít conceive, she thought that if she wasn't couldn't be a "normal woman" anymore, then she must had to start living as a "strange" one]], one]] instead, overjoying and expressing herself.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Rei and Sana share a friendly-parental relationship even if he was hired originally just to be a nanny/guard/manager/'boyfriend'; when nanny/guard/manager/"boyfriend". When Sana first met Rei, he was a College dropout, while she was just 9 years old.



** Sana encouraged Rei [[spoiler:to reunite with his old girlfriend, Asako]].

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** Sana is the one who encouraged Rei [[spoiler:to to reunite with his old girlfriend, Asako]].Asako.



** Sana, after realizing that her [[spoiler:sadness was because she didn't want Akito to go overseas, far away from her]], she needed to understand that it was just for a period of time.



* LateForSchool: The first episodes of the anime lampshades this so badly: Sana wakes up late, she does her routine, and for making worse the matters, Rei drives SO SLOW (until Sana freaks him out).
** However, it is probably due that the reason behind this is because since Sana is a child actress she wouldn't arrive earlier at school.

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* LateForSchool: LateForSchool:
**
The first episodes episode of the anime lampshades this so badly: Sana wakes up late, she does her routine, and for making worse the matters, Rei drives SO SLOW (until Sana freaks him out).
** However, it is probably due that the reason behind this is because since Sana is a child actress
out). Subverted when she wouldn't arrive earlier is about to start her first day at school.middle school... [[spoiler: but it was AllJustADream, and she gets late to school, anyways]].



* {{Malaproper}}: Sana has a tendency to massacre proverbs.
** So does Tsuyoshi when he's trying to impress Sana. Only gets her angry, though to be honest Sana doesn't need much to get angry.

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* {{Malaproper}}: Sana has a tendency to massacre proverbs.
** So
proverbs, so does Tsuyoshi when he's trying to impress Sana. Only gets her angry, though to be honest Sana doesn't need much to get angry.her.
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Sana's birth mother, Keiko. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as she was a teenager when she gave birth to her.



* SurprisePregnancy: [[spoiler: Sana's biological [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother mother, Keiko]], didn't even know she was pregnant until she gave to birth. She assumed she was being ill, and the pregnancy didn't show up either.]]

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* SurprisePregnancy: [[spoiler: Sana's biological [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother mother, Keiko]], Keiko, didn't even know she was pregnant until she gave to birth. She assumed she was being ill, and the pregnancy didn't show up either.]]


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* TeenPregnancy: Sana's birth mother Keiko was a teenager when she gave birth to her.
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