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Title (English) Yawara: A Fashionable Judo Girl
Title (Japanese) Yawara

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Fantasy Novel

Notes Genre(s): sports, judo, martial arts
Adapted from a manga.
Classification -
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)
Episodes 124
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Date 1989 October 16 - 1992 September 21
Production Mad House
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