Kodomo No Jikan

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (353)

Kodomo No Jikan is a Japanese anime television series that aired on Chiba TV from 2007 to 2011. The show revolves around the life of a young girl named Rin Kokonoe who is a third-grade student at a local elementary school. Rin is a happy-go-lucky girl with a bubbly personality, but a dark past. She has troubles within her family, and despite being young, she is quite mature for her age. The show also focuses on her relationships with her classmates and teachers.

The series is known for its controversial themes surrounding child sexuality and pedophilia, which have garnered mixed reactions from viewers.

The voice acting for the show is top-notch, with Eri Kitamura voicing Rin, Yuri Amano voicing Reiji, Yuuichi Ishigami voicing Daisuke, Tomokazu Sugita voicing Aoki, Yoko Soumi voicing Kyoko, Mai Kadowaki voicing Mimi, and Junji Majima voicing Kuro.

The animation style is colorful and looks appealing, with distinctive character designs that stand out from the ordinary. The backgrounds are well-drawn, and the action scenes are well-animated. The opening theme song for the show is "Rettsu! Ohime-sama Dakko" by Eri Kitamura, and the ending theme is "Hanamaru Sensation" by Little Non.

The show deals with various themes, including childhood trauma, bullying, child abuse, and incest. Some of these themes might not be suitable for young viewers. However, the show manages to handle these themes with grace, and it tries to create awareness rather than exploit them.

Throughout the series, Rin's relationship with her teacher, Aoki, is explored in a realistic and relatable manner. The two grow closer as the show progresses, but the series never tries to romanticize their relationship. The audience gets to see Aoki's internal turmoil and how he tries to do the right thing while navigating the complex emotions that come with being attracted to a minor.

The supporting cast is also well-developed, and each character has their unique personality that contributes to the overall story. Reiji, Rin's cousin, is a recurring character who has a troubled past that is explored in the series. Mimi, Rin's best friend, is a quirky and intelligent girl who provides comedic relief.

Kyoko, Aoki's colleague and friend, provides valuable insights into the emotional struggles that teachers face while handling delicate situations. Daisuke, a quiet and reserved boy, has a crush on Rin and struggles with his feelings throughout the series.

The show manages to handle the sensitive subject matter with maturity and tries to be as realistic as possible. The series explores the difficulties of being a child in today's world and the challenges that come with growing up. The show tries to create awareness among adults about the issues that children face in their everyday lives.

The soundtrack for the series is decent, with some tracks standing out more than others. The opening theme song is catchy and gets the viewers hyped up for the episode. The ending theme song is a fun and upbeat track that fits well with the overall tone of the series.

Overall, Kodomo No Jikan is a well-made series that deals with sensitive subject matter in a mature and responsible way. It manages to create awareness about the issues that children face in their everyday lives while also telling a compelling story. The show might not be suitable for everyone, but for those willing to give it a chance, Kodomo No Jikan is an enjoyable watch.

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A Child's Time
12. A Child's Time
December 27, 2007
The next day Rin doesn't come to school. Aoki notices this then he notices that Kuro and Mimi are getting texts from her. Reiji asks Rin what's wrong and she tells him she wants to go to school. He is still extremely angry at Aoki for "being alone with her". He also continues to have nightmares. Rin finds a letter in the mailbox from Aoki, and she later tells Reiji she is going outside for a while and he yells at her, thinking she is going to Aoki's house. He puts a padlock on the outside of her room to keep her from leaving. Reiji has some kind of breakdown when Rin threatens to stab him with scissors.
Everyone Getting Along
11. Everyone Getting Along
December 20, 2007
As Kyoko channels her frustration about her failed date with Aoki into the dodgeball competition between their two classes, each of the girls attempt to mend their strained relationship with their Aoki in her own unique way. After being trapped together in the gymnasium's storage locker for hours, Rin and Aoki finally reconciled and he assures her that he'll always remain by her side. Upon being rescued, Reiji-hysterical beyond reason due to recurring nightmares about his traumatic childhood and his perceived failure to keep his promise to Aki to protect her daughter from harm-snaps and strikes Aoki in rage before dragging Rin back home. Shirai discourages Aoki from making a volatile situation even worse by reminding him of his responsibility as a teacher to take care of his students without demonstrating favouritism, while Rin is reluctantly cowed into abandoning her attempts to explain the situation to Reiji after perceiving the unmitigated anger belying his seemingly calm demeanor.
Kind to People
10. Kind to People
December 13, 2007
After a serious, heartfelt attempt to confess her love for Aoki is completely misinterpreted by him, Rin's darker side manifests itself, and she resorts to blackmail and emotional manipulation to try to get him to either return her feelings or at least acknowledge his own for her. Her aggressive tactics backfire, however, and only succeed in causing emotional turmoil for Aoki and Mimi, disrupting his life (as well as an unofficial date with Kyoko), scaring him into keeping his distance. Unsure and confused about what she should do, a depressed Rin finds inspiration in the words of her "romantic rival", Kyoko, and she pursues a radical new strategy: treating the object of her affection with kindness.
Jealousy Drill
9. Jealousy Drill
December 6, 2007
Aoki decides to be more strict with the students after a fellow teacher commented on his relaxed manner of teaching on the students. Rin knew about it and was not happy about that. It is revealed that Rin was apparently jealous that Aoki went with Kyouko to a family restaurant. The following day, Aoki is absent due to a cold. Rin became worried and went with Kuro and Mimi to visit him.
Hold Me Tightly
8. Hold Me Tightly
November 30, 2007
Aoki tries to ignore Rin when she harasses him for attention. This was because "males and females should avoid skin contact", as emphasized by a fellow teaching staff. On the same day, a former teacher who taught at the school is coming back for a visit. She was the teacher that taught Rin when she was in Grade 1. She mentions Rin and tells Aoki that 'some children will feel lonely'. Later on Rin tries to crossdress as a boy to try to get skin contact with Aoki. The episode ends when Aoki discovers that Rin was cross-dressing as a male in order to try to get close to him. As such, Aoki apologizes to Rin and tells Rin to punish him whatever she desires. Rin in turn slaps him but later on hugs him, crying and tells him that she does not want him to ignore her.
Outdoor School
7. Outdoor School
November 23, 2007
Rin and her classmates all went on a class outing to the mountains. While staying there, they play mischievous pranks on Aoki. The episode ends off when as the class were about to leave, Kyoko went to wake them up, finding the three of them, Rin, Kuro and Mimi, fell asleep with Aoki under a tree. Apparently. Aoki's pants were soiled, actually due to Rin's saliva, but the three of them made it look as though he ejaculated on his pants.
6. Memories
November 16, 2007
A flash back is told of Reiji's parents and Rin's mother. Reiji's father was an alcoholic and got angry over minor things; one night his parents got in a car crash and died. Afterwards, Reiji moved in with his cousin Aki, Rin's mother, whom had lung cancer, but did not tell any one until it was too late.
A Summer Vacation Friend
5. A Summer Vacation Friend
November 9, 2007
Summer break is quickly approaching, and Rin becomes saddened by the fact that she won't be able to see Aoki. Aoki tells her that he will still be at school to monitor the pool. Rin spends her summer with Kuro and Mimi, but at one point she is alone due to Kuro and Mimi's family-related absences. Rin remembers what Aoki says and goes to the school where she finds Aoki talking with Hoin. Aoki spots Rin and chases her to the pool where Rin pushes him in. She hugs him and they watch the fireworks.
My Mother
4. My Mother
November 2, 2007
Aoki gives all of his students a home visit notification. After talking with Shirai, Aoki's curiosity about his students leads him to the archives where he learns about Rin's mother. Aoki begins to treat Rin with a lot of care, however when he hands out the home visit cancellations, he slips up about Rin's mother, which causes Rin to become depressed for being treated like a fool. After Aoki visits Rin's house and talks with Reiji, he mends his relationship with Rin by telling her that she is important to him.
Rapid Upbringing
3. Rapid Upbringing
October 26, 2007
During PE class, Aoki notices Mimi's large chest. He starts thinking of a way to deal with it, and in the process, makes Hoin think that he's a lolicon. Later, Mimi goes shopping for a bra, but does not know anything about them, and ends up buying a bra that didn't fit her. Two boys at school make fun of her, so Rin and Kuro help Mimi purchase a bra by taking her measurements at Kuro's private clothing department.
A Smile Reward
2. A Smile Reward
October 19, 2007
Aoki starts off by assigning an essay about dreams, but the class responds with pessimistic views towards today's issues. At night, Aoki goes to a bar and rambles to his colleagues about how hard it is being a teacher. When they ask if there are any sexy teachers, Aoki accidentally mentions Rin. His colleagues tell him to move on to her, unaware of who Rin really is. The next day, it becomes apparent that Aoki's students' scores have begun to drop. Since Rin scored low on her test, Aoki asks her to come to a private lesson.
A Friendly Step
1. A Friendly Step
October 12, 2007
It is the first day of teaching for Daisuke Aoki and his third grade class. During the course of the day, he learns about the reasons behind Mimi Usa's extended absence from school. Her absence is due to a long-term harassment by the previous teacher. Neither the other teachers nor her parents believed her, so Mimi's only choice was to quit school. This enraged Rin and Kuro, so they harassed that teacher to the point of causing the teacher to have a nervous breakdown during class and quit. Later, Rin tells Aoki that she hates adults because of that incident.
  • Premiere Date
    October 12, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (353)