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The anime version of Kodocha or Kodomo no Omocha consists of 102 TV episodes. The opening theme songs are "7 O'Clock News" by TOKIO (episodes 1-44) and "Ultra Relax" by Tomoe Shinohara (episodes 45-102); the ending theme songs are "Panic" by Still Small Voice (episodes 1-39), "DAIJO-BU" by Tomoko Hikita (episodes 40-74), and "Pinch (Love Me Deeper)" by Rina Chinen (episodes 75-102). The first 51 episodes deal with the elementary school story arc and the remaining 51 episodes deal with the middle school story arc. A single-episode OVA had also been released, with significantly different character designs.


List of episodes


Season 1

No. Episode title Plot summary Original airdate
001 I'm an elementry school student with an agent. Sana Kurata is a sixth grader at Jinbo School, and the star of a variety show. Her class is a mess because of a troublemaker named Akito Hayama. When she tries to defend her teacher, he ignores her, and Sana gets really mad. Out of frustration, Sana complains about Akito on her TV show. April 5, 1996
002 The whole classroom is a monkey mountain. Sana continues to confront Akito, and the girls in the class join her. Akito's reaction surprises and angers Sana even more. He hurts one of her friends and she slaps him. They confront each other privately and exchange threats. April 12, 1996
003 Operation: eyeball-toothball. Sana learns about Akito's weakness, a fear of heights, and tries to exploit it, but fails to think it through. She challenges Akito to a contest, and ends up losing herself. But Rei gives her an even better idea: to take an embarrassing picture of Akito as blackmail. April 19, 1996
004 Lone wolf Akito has stopped acting up because of the picture, and another boy vies for the "boss monkey" title. They start to brawl, but Sana threatens to release the picture of Akito if he fights back because Sana insists violence is not the answer. In the end, she changes her mind, just a little bit, and allows one punch from Akito, who knocks out the other boy. April 26, 1996
005 Where ya goin Mr. Dark and Glommy? Sana gets a glimpse of a family very different from her own, Akito's family. She learns that Akito's mom died giving birth to him and his sister blames him for her death. May 3rd, 1996
006 Stupid oyakodon tastes bad Sana is determined to make an impression with her next job on a TV drama, which is about a family with problems similar to Akito's. She even drags Akito's father home to watch it, only to fail to get the whole family to watch it together when Akito disappears. When she finds Akito, she acts as his Mom and realizes he has a fever. Then, for the first time, Akito's dad walks up and takes Akito home, leaving a triumphant Sana watching them go. May 10th, 1996
007 Kurumi, cool cool love rival Whenever Sana meets her drama co-star Asako, her manager Rei always disappears. Then, Asako asks Sana to do a "chat" with her, and Sana agrees. Rei tries to get out of driving her by pretending to have a stomach ache, but is found out. During the "chat," Sana reveals that she found Rei as a homeless bum before he became her manager, and Asako realizes that Rei was her ex-boyfriend. We see Rei without his glasses for the first time, and Sana declares that she has a rival in love. May 17th, 1996
008 A fruit juice soaked first kiss. Sana learns that Rei has a past; during a class field trip, lemon juice is spilled. Akito takes advantage of the situation and kisses Sana. May 24th, 1996
009 Double Double Sana's love trouble. Sana copes with her surprising first kiss; Asako visits Rei, and Misako summons Akito. May 31st, 1996
010 Love flew out the window like a chicken. Sana meets Aono, Tsuyoshi's younger sister. She decides to give Aono a pleasant surprise, to Akito's objections. She finds out Rei is not truly in love with her June 7th, 1996
011 Mr. Hayama your a real dad. Sana becomes a little more grown-up about Asako and Rei. The Hayama family has a family emergency. Sana gives Akito a Burutcha buzzer. June 14th, 1996
012 This time Sana is the lone wolf After working too hard because her manager, Rei signed her up for many commercials, Sana forgets a promise she made with her friends. Her friends get very mad, and create an outcast of her. Akito and Tsuyoshi stand up for her though, and in the end, Sana is forgiven by her friends. June 21st, 1996
013 My name's going to change Tsuyoshi misses school one day, and Akito and Sana get together to help their friend. Tsuoyishi's parents have divorced, and Tsuyoshi's mother needed help moving.Akito does something to bug Sana when they got close again. June 28th, 1996
014 The promised summer - part one. Everyone is excited about a class camping trip. While Sana looks cheerful as usual, Akito notices that she is worried. Sana is worried about the promise she made with her mother, which if fulfilled, might ruin the happy life they had. Andoh-sensei discovers the joys of limbo dancing. July 5th, 1996
015 The promised summer - part two Sana returns from the class trip, and learns that her next job will be a commercial with popular actor Naozumi Kamura. July 12th, 1996
016 Meeting of two beating hearts Sana performs in a play and invites her classmates, teachers, and Naozumi. Akito makes a big decision about his life. July 19th, 1996
017 Mother's book of surprises Misako's essay, "My Daughter and I" is released. The book reveals that Sana was found abandoned. Both Akito and Naozumi vie to help Sana through the pressures of intense media attention. July 26th, 1996
018 Two hungry people playing hide-and-seek Akito brings Sana to his place to help her escape from the press. Sana and Akito have trouble sleeping. Akito learns Sana's secret. Naozumi makes a surprising grand gesture, releasing to the public that he too is an abandoned child. August 2nd, 1996
019 Daughter crys, Mother crys. Sana meets her biological mother and her half-sister. Sana has fun with her little sister at the amusement park, but when her biological mother asks her to come live with her, Sana turns her down, and tells her she will never see her again. Afterward, Misako, Sana's biological mother, and Sana have a heart-to-heart talk. August 9th, 1996
020 Feeling good at the Sana-chan quiz A recap of the story so far. August 16th, 1996
021 It's a small-sized Hayama? Sana visits Kamura Academy with Naozumi. She meets a boy who seems like Akito, and she goes through a chain of events to defeat him. August 23rd, 1996
022 Karate mind and retirement declaration Akito begins studying karate, but isn't happy with his first lessons. Sana considers dropping out of show business. August 30th, 1996
023 Sunny with occasional disappearing. Sana helps find Mariko. September 6th, 1996
024 Math Mess Principal Narunaru goes on a business trip, and Andoh-sensei takes this opportunity to threaten Class 3 of not advancing to junior high school! Sana freaks out over her mathematics skills, and Akito becomes "Hard-Boiled Hayama" once again. September 13th, 1996
025 A band-aid for wounded feelings? Due to an event that had happened when Akito was still causing trouble, Mami is scared of Akito, and Sana of course tries to fix this. September 20th, 1996
026 every chicken ha a bad day Sana's gift to Aono, a little baby chick, has grown into Piyoko. September 27th, 1996
027 Give me pity! & loan me money! Misako's ex-husband Ryosuke asks Sana for a favor. Akito and Tsuyoshi become worried about her. October 4, 1996
028 Romantic Father Hayama's song Sana and Tsuyoshi visit Akito's mother's grave with the Hayama family on Akitos birthday. They meet a mysterious woman Sana Tsyoshi and Natzumi think is Mr. Hayama's new girlfriend. October 11, 1996
029 Here comes Mama's mama Misako's mother Shizuka visits Misako and Sana in Tokyo. Grandma Shizuka brings with her quite a few other visitors. When Misako refuses to cooperate with Shizuka's schemes, she turns her attention to Sana. October 18, 1996
030 My boyfriend has endurance Asako stars in a romantic drama with popular performer Takuya Kimochi, and rumors begin. Rei gets upset because of a love scene. October 25, 1996
031 A snake came slithering in muddy shoes A tabloid photographer named Kurosaki is determined to get a scoop on Sana. HE brings Akito into the middle. November 1, 1996
032 Dad, you're arrested Tsuyoshi's father is thrown in jail, and Tsuyoshi and his sister are picked on. When it's time for Tsuyoshi's father to get out of jail, he wants to go see him when he gets out. November 8, 1996
033 Love tastes like curry. The boys and girls of Class 3 battle it out over after-school cleaning chores. Mitsuya-sensei takes the girls' side, and Tanaka-sensei takes the boys' side. Aya and Tsuyoshi can't bear being apart during the fighting. Sana proclaims war. November 15, 1996
034 Heart singing 3-2-1 It's Zenziro's birthday so Sana plans to hold a birthday party for him. Sana on the way meets two new friends. One is a total diva who despises Sana. Her ability to have instantaneous happiness influences one of the girls. November 22, 1996
035 The reason for the present Tsuyoshi receives an anonymous gift. He avoids Aya because he falls in love with any girl who gives him a present so he's ashamed. November 29, 1996
036 Take me to Kusatsu Winter vacation brings a trip to the Kurata Hot Springs Inn in Kusatsu. The Hayama family are surprise guests, invited by her matchmaking grandmama. Akito and Sana overhear another family threatening to take over the inn because no one wants to inherit it from Sana's family, and considers moving there. December 6, 1996
037 Kiss! Karate & trumpet fight Akito stresses about trying to buy a gift for Sana, and Sana stresses about a job. Rei's distracted while looking forward to his Christmas Eve date with Asako, and Naozumi challenges Akito. December 13, 1996
038 The special Christmas kiss. Sana invites her classmates to a party at her house to celebrate Christmas Eve, and her half-birthday with Akito. Akito kisses her when everyone has gone home because Sana got him a dinosaur while he hadn't gotten her anything but made a small snowman for her. December 20, 1996
039 100 Haya-moths buand ogga booga boo Short extra stories. Haya-moth turns everyone into moths. Remix of the first couple episodes in prehistoric times. January 3, 1997
040 Suddenly homeless one day The Kurata household copes with a setback. While Sana and Misako remain optimistic, Rei faces greater obstacles as Sana's manager. January 10, 1997
041 That person forced me out Sana cannot find work. But it seems to be bigger than everyone expects. January 17, 1997
042 Frantic just before the deadline Onda had asked Sana to write a book. Sana then puts off the book until there's only about a week left. And Sana then frantically tries to finish the book before the deadline. January 24, 1997
043 He's like my father Reporters believe Sana and Takeshi to be father and daughter, but Sana says that it's not true and then declares They are lovers. January 31, 1997
044 Gomi-kun, Gomi-kun, where are you going? Gomi's parents pressure him to apply to an advanced middle school. Word gets out and other students tease Gomi, and Gomi blames Akito for telling them, so he lets Akito take the blame when he's caught shoplifting. Later, he realizes that Akito isn't the culprit and confesses his crime. February 7, 1997
045 Bittersweet Valentine's Day Takeshi misses work, leading everyone to believe he drops out. Sana then searches for him. February 14, 1997
046 Am I wrong to run away? Sana's book hit store shelves but Mami wasn't mentioned anywhere in the book. February 21, 1997
047 Me & you together under one roof The apartment that Sana stayed in gets torn down, and for another week the Kurata Family is homeless. Misako takes a trip to study for her new book, and Rei plans to stay at a hotel with Sana, but Sana makes other plans. February 28, 1997
048 Father, you are my father Misako learns something about Takeshi. Later Sana and Takeshi go to shoot a scene in their drama, and then Takeshi collapses during the shooting from a chronic disease. March 7th, 1997
049 The final scene. Takeshi find outs that he is the father of Sana, leaving the hospital to go shoot the drama with Sana. He dies at the end from a chronic disease with Sana in his arms. March 14, 1997
050 Spring comes after a torrent of tears Depressed by the death of Takeshi, Sana is in denial and runs off to the mountains where she and Takeshi once went to. Rei and Sana's friends search for Sana. March 21, 1997
051 Until today & starting tomorrow A flashback episode where several of Sana's friends gather to discuss the relationship of Sana and Akito. They all wear masks to conceal their identities. March 28, 1997

Season 2

No. Episode title[1] Plot summary Original airdate
052 I met my best friend in the bathroom It's the first day of middle school, and Sana meets a new girl, Fuka, in the bathroom. They discover they have much in common and quickly become good friends. Fuka also slaps Akito in this episode. April 4th, 1997
053 The kiss that ruined my life-plan Fuka tells Sana why she slappe Akito, and about how Akito ruined her life by stealing her first kiss in kindergarten. April 11th, 1997
054 Sana who cannot love completely Sana tells Tsuyoshi that she doesn't believe in love anymore because of what happened with Rei. April 18th, 1997
055 The actress goes to the mountains to shoot a movie Sana leaves to film a movie in a secluded mountain area. April 25th, 1997
056 Really, really, seriously really They arrive at the shooting location. While shooting, Naozumi stops and just stares at Sana. He tells Sana that he is starting to fall in love with her. May 2nd, 1997
057 Pretend boyfriend for sushi Fuka asks Akito to be her boyfriend, and bribes him with sushi, so she won't lose face to her old friends May 9th, 1997
058 Romance in the mountains Naozumi confesses his feelings to Sana, but then gets rejected, May 16th, 1997
059 Getting past an injury Sana gets attacked by Naozumi's fans, since Naozumi likes Sana. May 23rd, 1997
060 Becoming aware of love after being jilted Sana finds out that Akito is going out with her best friend, Fuka. She realizes that she is in love with him, with Asako's help. She then gets her heart broken. May 30th, 1997
061 I won't cry after being jilted Sana's mom visits her on the set and tries to cheer her up. June 6th, 1997
062 This summer's constant flames In the scene where Sana is suppose to emerge from the burning mansion, she had started dancing inside, but then her leg where Naozumi's fans hit her starts to hurt, so she isn't able to move. June 13th, 1997
063 Don't believe in rumours The tabloids have been printing that Sana and Naozumi are going out, which her friends all believe. Sana gets upset that her friends all believed the media and didn't ask her first. She then runs away, and when Akito asks her what she's so upset about. Sana slaps him for not knowing, but then quickly makes up at excuse and runs away. This leaves Akito in surprised. June 20th, 1997
064 The truth is there Naozumi reveals the facts about his relationship with Sana on live broadcast, and how the person Sana really likes was Akito. June 27th, 1997
065 And then the pair say goodbye Sana goes to the nurse, and find Akito sleeping in the bed next to her. Sana runs away, but Akito catches her. They then finally directly confess their feelings. Fuka, however, overhears the conversation, and runs away. Sana runs after her and tries to convince her that their feelings are in the past. Akito catches up, hearing this, and walks away. Fuka declares that she'll never give up on Akito, and runs away, in tears. Sana then sits down and wonders what she should do now. July 4th, 1997
066 Run away, run away, over the ocean Sana and Naozumi leave for New York to star in 'Endless Summer' which they're chosen to act in Broadway musical together. July 11th, 1997
067 Suspense in New York When Sana and Naozumi arrive in New York, strange things keep on happening. They meet a boy named Brad, who looks identical to Hayama. A chandelier almost fell on them and a huge truck almost ran them over. They believe that they are being targeted. During the night, Sana believes that she had seen a ghost. July 18th, 1997
068 Riddles of passing into society Rei goes to Hollywood to find Mr. Hamilton while Sana and Naozumi start rehearsal. Sana ends up getting hurt and Naozumi is pushed to his limit. Sana then gets a warning from Brad that they have been targeted. July 25th, 1997
069 You also have emerald eyes Sana and Naozumi discover who the 'ghost' is. She is the daughter of Michelle, Sicil. Sicil also has emerald eyes like Naozumi. When she points that out, her mom gets really mad for some odd reason. Rei then returns from Hollywood. Rei then finds out that Sana and Naozumi have been attacked again and they all decide to move out of the mansion and go to a hotel instead. August 1st, 1997
070 Dangerous feelings at lunchtime Sana, Rei and Naozumi all spend their first night at the hotel. Naozumi encounters the strange man from before and just before he reveals the secret, Rei and Sana interrupt. During Sana's and Naozumi's rehearsal, Rei looks for an apartment. Sicil runs away to be with Naozumi and Brad is clearly jealous. They soon find out that Brad is the one terrorizing them. Mr. Hamilton then makes an appearance for the first time. Meanwhile, Sana and Naozumi are attacked but then they are saved by Mr. Gary Hamilton. August 8th, 1997
071 The unexpected type of mother Brad reveals why he is terrorizing Sana and Naozumi. Brad wanted to push Naozumi away from Secil, since Secil was in love with Naozumi, but Brad likes Secil. Naozumi meets his mother. August 15th, 1997
072 My exposed secret Brad tells Naozumi that Secil is actually his real sister, and that's why Secil cannot love Naozumi like a lover. August 22nd, 1997
073 Stupid American parent & child Sicil thinks that nobody wants her and nobody loves her because she tore her leg tendon and can't dance, because at the hospital, Secil overheard her mom says that she doesn't want Sicil because she can't dance. Sana cheers her up a bit and explains to Sicil why she shouldn't be so selfish and spoiled about such a reason. August 29th, 1997
074 Mother's gleeful practical joke Yuko has decided to use Naozumi as a tool to get her fame. She tells Gary that Naozumi's heart belongs to her, and that she'll only get away from Naozumi, is if Gary gives her one of the leading parts in one of the top ten Broadway shows. September 5th, 1997
075 Where in Manhattan is my daughter? Sicil overhears Yuko and Naozumi's conversation and discovers that Naozumi is her brother. She runs away and her parents are searching all over Manhattan for her. Every time they think they found her, it turns out to be a different person, which leads to a comical situation. September 12th, 1997
076 Should we go home? Or not? Naozumi finds out that his mom just used him to 'be in the spotlight'. He is extremely shocked and Sana asks if he wants to go home. They decide to go back to Japan. September 19th, 1997
077 Papa, you're bad Naozumi and Sana set up a meeting for the Hamilton family. Gary, Michelle, and Sicil talk out all their problems and become a closer family. They realize that it is all Gary's fault. September 26th, 1997
078 The first & last mother/son battle Yuko's chance to shine is gone. Her crew gets mad at her and quits. The play is cancelled and she loses her mind. Rick doesn't know what to do, so he begs Naozumi to help her, but instead of helping her, Naozumi puts out all of his anger out on her, since she has done horrible things to him in the past, and had took advantage of him currently also. October 3rd, 1997
079 The father who's unable to be a father Gary tells everyone that Naozumi is his son and that he is going to raise Naozumi as a big star. Naozumi however doesn't want to stay in America; he wants to go back to Japan because he never thought of Gary as his father. October 10th, 1997
080 One more song 3-2-1 Set in New York, There has been a crazy law passed prohibiting Singing and Music. So Sana and Naozumi continue to sing, and attempt to get this law reprieved. Auyu and Tomomi (two other actors the same age as Sana) make another appearance as cops. This time the song is 'Port City Charleston.' October 17th, 1997
081 Hello, goodbye my love Sana and Naozumi are returning to Japan, on he plane. This episode is just a flashback of everything that had happened so far during her Junior High School years. October 24th, 1997
082 We got along great afterwards After Naozumi and Sana went to New York, Akito and everybody had continued their normal lives. October 31st, 1997
083 Perhaps they are the best couple Sana's friends welcome her back and pay her a visit where she announces that she and Naozumi are officially a couple. November 7th, 1997
084 The manager trouble Naozumi is assigned a new manager 'Riho'. Riho seems to be nice on the outside but has ulterior motives. November 14th, 1997
085 The line that couldn't be spoken When overlooking her lines for a part in a movie, Sana sees that in a scene, she has to call another character a "devil". Fuka gets an eye injury when trying to help Akito fifght bullies in an arcade. Akito feels responsible November 21st, 1997
086 Everything is clearer when you can't see Now that Fuka is temporary blinded, she realizes that Sana still likes Akito and vice-versa. Fuka wants to breakup with Akito, knowing Sana's and Akito's feelings for each other. November 28th, 1997
087 Fight for it or end it? Which way should we go? Fuka tells Akito not to come anymore, and that she wants to break up with him. Akito becomes really heartbroken and goes to the park, where he sees Sana again. They almost confess their feelings for each other, but get interrupted. December 5th, 1997
088 So this kind of day has come Sana doesn't have anymore jobs and takes a break. She goes back to school. When she visits Fuka, Fuka's mom tells Sana that Akito and Fuka have broken up because of her injury. Naozumi comes to Sana's house and says that they should break up, since she still loves Akito. December 12th, 1997
089 Hallelujah on X-mas eve? My heart... Time for some self-reflection! So much has happened in the past year for Sana and her friends. Fuka had dumped Akito... Naozumi had dumped Sana... so, does Sana still have a chance with Akito?!?! Naozumi calls Akito and tells Akito to watch the premiere of the series that Sana was fired from because she couldn't say her lines. December 19th, 1997
090 Hayama's mother is Mecha-Hayama In part one Hayama's father builds a robot mother, who then proceeds to ruin Toyko. Magical girl Sana tries to defeat Mecha-Hayama but is unexpectedly stopped by Akito. IN part two Sana is turned intgo a skunk, Akito is turned into a pig , Fuka is turned into a goat and so on.Prince Naozumi is turned into a toilit seat and skunk Sana had to kiss him to undo the spell. January 2nd, 1998
091 Visit from a fan at the beginning of the New Year F.C. [Sana's Fan Club] contacts Sana because they are disappointed in her lack of work. January 9th, 1998
092 Not a simple math video Sana doesn't understand the subject she's trying to teach for her new job. January 16th, 1998
093 The same name appears Sana gets a strange letter from someone using her name. January 23rd, 1998
094 Kodocha rises from the dead. Sana and Zenjiro are reunited in the new series 'Kodocha'. January 30th, 1998
095 Back together Takaishi and Fuka are now both single, can Sana and Zenjiro play cupid and help these two get together? February 6th, 1998
096 Adult love can wait Asako is getting ready to leave for London but Rei is not ready to give up his career for her. Is this the end of their relationship? February 13th, 1998
097 The lending-money-happily scheme Misako's ex-husband is back again to ask for money. But this time, he is serious. At least, he thinks he is... February 20th, 1998
098 Love design by my sister It's Akito's sister who falls in love with the 'perfect' guy. But it seems that the guy is a massive playboy, and is dating many other girls......... February 27th, 1998
099 Come check out the good karate club Sana wants to form a karate club for Akito's sake. They need at least five members and a faculty advisor, though. March 6th, 1998
100 Disappearance of the blackboard erasers Nakao cannot find any meaning in his existence and chooses to rot away in the north wing with the blackboard erasers. March 13th, 1998
101 The trio disappeared together Sana and Akito are stuck in the window and cannot call for help but their friends have noticed their disappearance and have alerted the faculty. March 20th, 1998
102 Kodocha continues through thick & thin Sengoku-sensei's evil plot to expel Akito is revealed and he decides to resign from his position. Akito and Sana kiss for the last time in the anime and Akito says that after he receives his black belt in Karate, he has something to tell Sana. Sana says she does too.[2] March 27th, 1998

So far, FUNimation has not yet picked up the 2nd season of Kodocha. There is a petition on for FUNimation to return to the second season of Kodocha.

Omake endings

The anime included omake epilogues, including various alternate-universe scenarios. These include:

  • Akito fails his black belt test twice.
  • Asako marries Mikio Ono, the moody director of Water Palace.
  • Akito was attacked by a pickpocket.
  • A very angry Shizu gets her vengeance on Fuka for stealing Takaishi.
  • The son of a yakuza boss demands Sana that she marries him, and when she refused, the gang beat up her and Akito. Misako and Shizuka Kurata brought together the entire Kurata clan and teams up with another clan to get back at the yakuza.
  • Naozumi discovers that his family, the Hamiltons, have gone broke.



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