Dear Brother

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  • 1991
  • 1 Season

Dear Brother, an animated series that stars Hiroko Kasahara as the voice of Nanako Misonoo, a high school freshman. This series follows Nanako as she starts her freshman year at a new school, an exclusive girl's school. It is here that she learns about female rivalry and heartbreak. The story takes place in a series of letters that Nanako write to a person she calls brother. This brother was her teacher at her old school. Nanako feels such a close bond with her old teacher that she asks if she can write him to which he replies yes, also giving her permission to call him brother. Waka Kanda is the voice of the teacher. At the new school Nanako is invited to be part of a sorority, though, she has none of the necessary qualifications. She makes friends with a troubled girl Rei Asaka whose voice is that of Sumi Shimamoto. She also befriends Mariko Shinobo who has interior motives for befriending Nanako. Mariko, whose voice is that of Sakiko Tamagawa wants desperately to be part of the sorority that Nanako is part of. Nanako finds herself being bullied because of her membership in the sorority, as she has none of the qualification required to become a member. She is a young girl wanting to be liked by the new schools students only to find her being caught up in the lives of the elite students at this school. She finds herself being drawn to Rei but Rei has a relationship with Fukiko Ichinomiya, voiced by Mami Koyama, who is a cruel, manipulative person on the inside but appearing calm and loving on the outside. Fukiko pushes Rei to the point of becoming drug addicted; death obsessed, who does die later in the show. The series revolves around the secrets that each of these characters have hidden. As the series evolves these secrets come to light.

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A Lingering Fragrance
39. A Lingering Fragrance
May 16, 1992
Takehiko and Kaoru decide to marry at last. Mariko and her mother rent an apartment. And Fukiko talks about Saint-Just and love....
Yes
38. Yes
May 9, 1992
Takehiko is to study abroad in Germany, and he tries to persuade Kaoru to come along. But Kaoru is unable accept his love, considering his future and that she may only have five more years to live.
Carousel
37. Carousel
May 2, 1992
Kaoru discloses her illness to Nanako, and tells her that is the reason why she can't continue the relationship with Takehiko. She also reveals that Takehiko is actually Nanako's real brother.
Glowing Fireflies, Blazing Passion
36. Glowing Fireflies, Blazing Passion
April 25, 1992
Sorority is dissolved by Fukiko's decision. On her way back from the movies with Tomoko, Nanako sees Kaoru, who is breaking down crying at the spot where Saint-Just departed from this world.
The Beach of Dreams
35. The Beach of Dreams
April 18, 1992
The somber funeral of Saint-Just is being held. Fukiko, holding back her sadness, tries to hold her head up high during the service.
Ablution
34. Ablution
April 11, 1992
Nanako gives up and starts heading home. At the entrance to the train station, she sees Tomoko in a deep fit of worry.
Fly High
33. Fly High
April 4, 1992
The petition moved the student board at last, and it is decided to call an emergency meeting within a week. Saint-Just is relieved to finally see a dignified Fukiko, just as she was in her childhood.
Pride, and the Final Meeting
32. Pride, and the Final Meeting
March 28, 1992
The major members including Borgia quit the Sorority and sign the signature book of the petition drive. Fukiko, entirely isolated, visits Saint-Just and recalls the snowy beach where they once walked together.
The Bad Apple
31. The Bad Apple
March 21, 1992
Fukiko stands by calmly, while other members are busy with the petition drive. Despite the dignified appearance, the members are increasingly worried.
The Petition
30. The Petition
March 14, 1992
Kaoru begins a petition drive to abolish Sorority. Nanako brings in Tomoko and actively collects signatures. Even Saint-Just joins the campaign in order to protect Fukiko's pride in a real sense.
The Assembly
29. The Assembly
March 7, 1992
Triggered by the Mariko incident, Nanako also leaves Sorority. Kaoru becomes acutely aware of the necessity of abolishing Sorority and consults with Saint-Just.
The Christmas Candles
28. The Christmas Candles
February 29, 1992
Mariko disappears after the incident. Believing that Mariko's indiscretion had been caused by the divorce, her mother blames herself. Mariko returns home escorted by Takashi Ichinomiya.
An Incident of Bloodshed
27. An Incident of Bloodshed
February 22, 1992
Mariko reveals to Nanako and Tomoko that her parents are going to get divorced. Despite her calm and cool facade, Nanako detects the deep sorrow behind her demeanor.
The Promise in the Snow
26. The Promise in the Snow
February 1, 1992
Saint-Just feels both sad and angry at Fukiko, who had lost her pride because of love. Nanako heads off to her home in order to comfort her, but it is Fukiko who stands in her way.
The Scarlet Lipstick
25. The Scarlet Lipstick
January 25, 1992
Saint-Just finds out that Fukiko lost her pride because of Takehiko Henmi. She heads to Takehiko's home and confronts him.
Encore
24. Encore
January 18, 1992
Saint-Just cannot understand what made Fukiko so angry. Then she is told a shocking story by Takashi.
The Forbidden Gift
23. The Forbidden Gift
January 11, 1992
It is the 18th birthday of Miya-sama. One after another, gorgeous gifts are presented by Sorority members, and Nanako, who brought home-made cookies, is overwhelmed at the sight.
A Summer's Serenade
22. A Summer's Serenade
December 28, 1991
Fukiko invites Nanako and Mariko to her villa for the preparation of her birthday party. Late at night, Nanako happens to hear Miya-sama sobbing.
The University Fair
21. The University Fair
December 21, 1991
Nanako, Tomoko, and Mariko visit the university festival and are greeted by Takehiko and Takashi. Mariko is eager to protect Nanako and Tomoko from the immoral hands of men.
The Gardening Shears
20. The Gardening Shears
December 14, 1991
Nanako is invited by Takehiko to his university's festival and is delighted. On the other hand, Miya-sama is beside herself after finding out and summons Nanako to have tea with her the morning of the festival.
The Transient Game
19. The Transient Game
December 7, 1991
Wondering how Saint-Just had interpreted her words, Nanako is uneasy. She becomes emotionally unstable, bursting into tears during class.
Into the Dream
18. Into the Dream
November 23, 1991
Nanako happens to miss the bus stop for the school and ends up playing hooky with Saint-Just. Walking in a park, they run into Takehiko Henmi and his friend Takashi Ichinomiya.
Post Scriptum
17. Post Scriptum
November 16, 1991
Kaoru leaves the hospital in just one day, and Mariko greets her with rapturous delight. Nanako is impressed by Mariko's honest display of love and envies her innocence.
Comeback
16. Comeback
November 9, 1991
Kaoru participates in the first practice game since her comeback. Mariko, with a newfound adoration for Kaoru, tries to bring Tomoko and other students with no interest in basketball to cheer her on.
Fukiko, the Sea Rumbles
15. Fukiko, the Sea Rumbles
November 2, 1991
Junko Nakaya, a first-year student in Class C, fails to rank in the top 50 in the mid-term exam, due to a fever. She is ordered by Miya-sama to voluntarily quit Sorority.
The Secret Door
14. The Secret Door
October 26, 1991
Saint-Just's words imply that she and Fukiko once tried to commit suicide together. Although the mid-term exam is near at hand, Nanako cannot stop thinking of Saint-Just.
A Tale of Double Suicide
13. A Tale of Double Suicide
October 5, 1991
Although it is already past midnight, Nanako cares for Saint-Just, together with Kaoru. Nanako envies Kaoru and Saint-Just since she has never experienced such sympathy and friendship as exhibited by the two.
The Scar
12. The Scar
September 28, 1991
Kaoru visits Rei's home. Irritated at Saint-Just who is unable to shake her longing for Fukiko, Kaoru snatches from her arm a bracelet which symbolizes her obsession with Fukiko.
Under the Elm Tree
11. Under the Elm Tree
September 21, 1991
Sorority members are attending the customary study meeting for the mid-term exam. Fukiko unusually invites Saint-Just and makes an appointment to meet under the elm tree in the courtyard at 5:00.
Mariko
10. Mariko
September 14, 1991
Kaoru worries about Mariko, who is growing more gaunt by the day. But Mariko is unable to accept her kindness, thinking that popular people like Kaoru cannot understand her loneliness.
Relapse, Broken Heart
9. Relapse, Broken Heart
September 7, 1991
Nanako, who witnessed snippets of Mariko's insanity, realizes she cannot be open with her. One day, Kaoru suddenly collapses.
I Want You
8. I Want You
August 31, 1991
Mariko feels uneasy about the restored friendship between Nanako and Tomoko. She invites Nanako to her birthday party. Although afraid of Mariko's eccentricity, she can't decline the invitatio
The Darkness in the Clock Tower
7. The Darkness in the Clock Tower
August 24, 1991
Persuaded by Miya-sama, Nanako decides to stay in Sorority. However, the unable to bear the continued harassment, she escapes to the clock tower.
Lost and Alone
6. Lost and Alone
August 17, 1991
After Nanaoko is accepted in to Sorority, everyone at school is hostile to her, even Tomoko, her best friend. One day Nanako is unable to find her sports bag which she had brought for sure.
Thorns of Suspicion and Doubt
5. Thorns of Suspicion and Doubt
August 10, 1991
On the day of the entrance ceremony to Sorority, Nanako and fellow students are summoned for the preparation.
The Music Box
4. The Music Box
August 3, 1991
The day after the party, the finalized list of the new members is announced. Both Mariko and Nanako are listed. Nanako is surprised that she had been accepted even though she had not attended the party.
Nanako Is Disqualified
3. Nanako Is Disqualified
July 28, 1991
Nanako suffers from nasty harassment after being nominated to Sorority. On the verge of collapse because of the cruel bullying, Nanako thinks of declining the invitation to the party, which is to select the official members.
Nanako Is Disqualified?
3. Nanako Is Disqualified?
July 27, 1991
Nanako suffers from nasty harassment after being nominated to Sorority. On the verge of collapse because of the cruel bullying, Nanako thinks of declining the invitation to the party, which is to select the official members.
The Glass Slippers
2. The Glass Slippers
July 20, 1991
The nomination day has come. The nominees from Class B are Mariko Shinobu, Kaoru Orihara, and Nanako.
The Magnificent Ones
1. The Magnificent Ones
July 14, 1991
Nanako Misonoo enters Seiran Gakuen Girls High School and is assigned to Class B.
Description

Dear Brother, an animated series that stars Hiroko Kasahara as the voice of Nanako Misonoo, a high school freshman. This series follows Nanako as she starts her freshman year at a new school, an exclusive girl's school. It is here that she learns about female rivalry and heartbreak.

The story takes place in a series of letters that Nanako write to a person she calls brother. This brother was her teacher at her old school. Nanako feels such a close bond with her old teacher that she asks if she can write him to which he replies yes, also giving her permission to call him brother. Waka Kanda is the voice of the teacher.

At the new school Nanako is invited to be part of a sorority, though, she has none of the necessary qualifications. She makes friends with a troubled girl Rei Asaka whose voice is that of Sumi Shimamoto. She also befriends Mariko Shinobo who has interior motives for befriending Nanako. Mariko, whose voice is that of Sakiko Tamagawa wants desperately to be part of the sorority that Nanako is part of.

Nanako finds herself being bullied because of her membership in the sorority, as she has none of the qualification required to become a member. She is a young girl wanting to be liked by the new schools students only to find her being caught up in the lives of the elite students at this school.

She finds herself being drawn to Rei but Rei has a relationship with Fukiko Ichinomiya, voiced by Mami Koyama, who is a cruel, manipulative person on the inside but appearing calm and loving on the outside. Fukiko pushes Rei to the point of becoming drug addicted; death obsessed, who does die later in the show.

The series revolves around the secrets that each of these characters have hidden. As the series evolves these secrets come to light.

Dear Brother is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on July 14, 1991.

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Dear Brother is available for streaming on the ViKi website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dear Brother on demand at , Pluto TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    July 14, 1991