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Anime : Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun

Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun Title Houhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun
Japanese Title ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん
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Category OVA
Total Episodes 1
Genres Family
Year Published 1999
Release Date 1999-07-03
Broadcaster -
Studio Studio Ghibli
US Distribution
User Rating 6.0/10.0 (9 reviews)  (Statistic)
Updated Fri, 16 May 2008 10:05:42 +0000

Alternative titles
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Tonari no Yamadakun

Based on Hisaichi ISHII's comic strip Tonari no Yamada-kun, this film is about the daily lives of the Yamada family: Takashi and Matsuko (the father and mother), Shige (Matsuko's mother), Noboru (the son), Nonoko (the daughter), and Pochi (the family dog). The comic is currently serialized in the Asahi Shinbun (see a sample of the comic), though it has been renamed Nono-chan.

Takahata wanted Yamada-kun to have the art style of watercolor pictures (see above) rather than cel pictures. To achieve that, the traditional paint-on-cel techniques were replaced with digital technology, making Yamada-kun the first Ghibli movie to be painted and animated entirely on computers.

Crew, Cast, and Characters
Director Takahata Isao (高畑勲)
Original Creator Ishii Hisaichi (いしいひさいち)

CharacterSeiyuu (Voice Talent)
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Matsukonodescription  noimage
Asaoka Yukiji (朝丘 雪路)nodescription  noimage
Noborunodescription  noimage
Isohata Hayato (五十畑 迅人)nodescription  noimage
Nonokonodescription  noimage
Uno Naomi (宇野 なおみ)nodescription  noimage
Shige nodescription  noimage
Takashinodescription  noimage
Masuoka Toru (益岡 徹)nodescription  noimage
Teacher Fujiwara nodescription  noimage

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