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|Title (English)||Yawara: A Fashionable Judo Girl|
|Notes||Genre(s): sports, judo, martial arts
Adapted from a manga.
|Synopsis||Yawara's grandfather is a Judo champion who is determined that
Yawara will follow in his footsteps. She's an ordinary high school girl with ordinary schoolgirl interests. Under her grandfather's
tuition she becomes quite skilled at Judo, though she's not really interested in the sport.
|Review||Amusing series. One of the great sports anime. There is much scope for comic interest as Grandfather tries to keep Yawara training and away from boys, shopping etc. There is a lot of rather earthy humour, mostly to do with Yawara being a girl (do I have to spell this out for you?) The titles keep insisting that Yawara is cute. So who's arguing?|
|Credits||Creator(s): Naoki Urasawa
Voice Actors (regular characters): Yuko Minaguchi (Yawara Inokuma), Jigorou Inokuma (Ichirou Nagai), Kousaku Matsuda (Toshihko Seki), Sayaka Honami (Takamori Yoshino), Shinnosuke Kazamatsuri (Akira Kamiya), Fujiko Itou (Chiyoko Kawashima), Kaoru Hanazono (Masashi Sugahara)
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Date||1989 October 16 - 1992 September 21|
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or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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