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Yawara!

Synonyms: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl
Japanese: YAWARA!
Type: TV
Episodes: 124
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 1989 to Sep 21, 1992
Premiered: Fall 1989
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Kitty Films
Licensors: Animeigo
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Martial Arts, Romance, Slice of Life, Sports
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 7.63 (scored by 1,316 users)
Ranked: #1209
Popularity: #3605
Members: 6,163
Favorites: 41

Description of Yawara!

Yawara! is a sports anime laced with comedic and romance elements. It starts off with Yawara Inokuma, a high school girl who is most interested in doing the things that your average Japanese high school girl does; however, she has been trained in Judo for years by her grandfather, Jigorou (A former Japan Judo Champion), who has much grander plans in store for her as a Judo superstar. He manipulates matters so that Yawara ends up having to perform in matches and tournaments. His final plan is for Yawara to "Win the Gold Medal in the Olympics and be awarded the Nation Medal of Honor."

(Source: AniDB, edited)

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese  
 
 
Minaguchi, Yuko
Japanese  
 
Inokuma, Yawara
Main  
 
Seki, Toshihiko
Japanese  
 
 
Satou, Ai
Japanese  
 
Adams, Kristin
Supporting  
 
Tokumaru, Kan
Japanese  
 
Arakawa, Seinosuke
Supporting  
 
Sasaki, Run
Japanese  
 
Belkens
Supporting  
 
Kakegawa, Hirohiko
Japanese  
 
Davis
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Deneuve
Supporting  
 
Takizawa, Roko
Japanese  
 
Fujiwara
Supporting  
 
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese  
 
Gen-san
Supporting  
 
Suzuki, Akiko
Japanese  
 
Gonzales
Supporting  
 
Yamada, Fushigi
Japanese  
 
Gotou, Megumi
Supporting  
 
Hayami, Kei
Japanese  
 
Gotouda, Sumire
Supporting  
 
Nishikawa, Ikuo
Japanese  
 
Hagoromo, Chief Clerk
Supporting  
 
Yamada, Fushigi
Japanese  
 
Hagoromo, Katsuo
Supporting  
 
Matsuoka, Youko
Japanese  
 
Hagoromo, Wife
Supporting  
 
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese  
 
Hanazono, Fukuko
Supporting  
 
Sugawara, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Hanazono, Kaoru
Supporting  
 
Sakurai, Toshiharu
Japanese  
 
Hatakeyama
Supporting  
 
Touma, Yumi
Japanese  
 
Hikage, Kyoko
Supporting  
 
Takamori, Yoshino
Japanese  
 
Honami, Sayaka
Supporting  
 
Kondou, Takako
Japanese  
 
Honami, Mother
Supporting  
 
Suzuki, Taimei
Japanese  
 
Honami, Kinnosuke
Supporting  
 
Kamei, Yoshiko
Japanese  
 
Igarashi
Supporting  
 
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Inagaki
Supporting  
 
Minaguchi, Yuko
Japanese  
 
Inokuma, Kaneko
Supporting  
 
Okabe, Masaaki
Japanese  
 
Inokuma, Kojiro
Supporting  
 
Fujita, Toshiko
Japanese  
 
Inokuma, Tamao
Supporting  
 
Inaba, Minoru
Japanese  
 
Ishikura, Coach
Supporting  
 
Tomoe, Seiko
Japanese  
 
Itou, Mother
Supporting  
 
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Japanese  
 
Itou, Fujiko
Supporting  
 
Bando, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Itou, Father
Supporting  
 
Mashiba, Mari
Japanese  
 
Juujou, Michiko
Supporting  
 
Akiyama, Runa
Japanese  
 
Kaga, Kuniko
Supporting  
 
Tahara, Aruno
Japanese  
 
Kaizuka, Teacher
Supporting  
 
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Kamata
Supporting  
 
Chafurin
Japanese  
 
Kamoda
Supporting  
 
Matsuoka, Youko
Japanese  
 
Kaori
Supporting  
 
Shimaka, Yuu
Japanese  
 
Katagiri
Supporting  
 
Yanagisawa, Michiyo
Japanese  
 
Katori, Shinobu
Supporting  
 
Hishizu, Yukari
Japanese  
 
Katsuragi
Supporting  
 
Kakegawa, Hirohiko
Japanese  
 
Kawakami, Teacher
Supporting  
 
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese  
 
Kazamatsuri, Shinnosuke
Supporting  
 
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese  
 
Kazamatsuri, Father
Supporting  
 
Hara, Eriko
Japanese  
 
Kazumi
Supporting  
 
Takizawa, Roko
Japanese  
 
Khrushcheva
Supporting  
 
Makishima, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Kimura
Supporting  
 
Takayama, Minami
Japanese  
 
Kobayashi
Supporting  
 
Oya, Kaneomi
Japanese  
 
Kodama
Supporting  
 
Sasaki, Yuko
Japanese  
 
Komiya, Yukari
Supporting  
 
Horikoshi, Mami
Japanese  
 
Konoike, Reiko
Supporting  
 
Kanemaru, Junichi
Japanese  
 
Kouno
Supporting  
 
Satou, Ai
Japanese  
 
Kousaka
Supporting  
 
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese  
 
Kujiraoka
Supporting  
 
Meguro, Kosuke
Japanese  
 
Kunihiko
Supporting  
 
Satou, Masaharu
Japanese  
 
Kuramochi
Supporting  
 
Yamada, Fushigi
Japanese  
 
Kurokawa, Tomoko
Supporting  
 
Kishiro, Sakurako
Japanese  
 
Li
Supporting  
 
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Japanese  
 
Makita
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Martinez
Supporting  
 
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese  
 
Matsuda, Father
Supporting  
 
Suzuki, Reiko
Japanese  
 
Matsuda, Mother
Supporting  
 
Mashiba, Mari
Japanese  
 
Mimieux
Supporting  
 
Ichiryuusai, Teiyuu
Japanese  
 
Minamida, Youko
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Mitsuhashi, Yoshiko
Supporting  
 
Hayashi, Tamao
Japanese  
 
Mochida, Noriko
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Morechand
Supporting  
 
Oguchi, Kuniko
Japanese  
 
Murai
Supporting  
 
Suzuki, Kiyonobu
Japanese  
 
Murakami, Manager
Supporting  
 
Kishino, Kazuhiko
Japanese  
 
 
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Japanese  
 
Nishikimori
Supporting  
 
Saito, Shoko
Japanese  
 
Oda, Mari
Supporting  
 
Sayuri
Japanese  
 
Ogaki, Noriko
Supporting  
 
Yajima, Akiko
Japanese  
 
Ogami, Kasumi
Supporting  
 
Mizutori, Tetsuo
Japanese  
 
Ogata, Coach
Supporting  
 
Mashiba, Mari
Japanese  
 
Ogawa, Tamami
Supporting  
 
Kosugi, Juurouta
Japanese  
 
Ogawa
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Onoda
Supporting  
 
Mashiba, Mari
Japanese  
 
Oobayashi, Takayo
Supporting  
 
Kamei, Saburou
Japanese  
 
Ootaguro, President
Supporting  
 
Fukami, Rica
Japanese  
 
Ootawara, Miyoko
Supporting  
 
Touma, Yumi
Japanese  
 
Ootawara, Older Sister
Supporting  
 
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese  
 
Ozaki
Supporting  
 
Ueda, Toshiya
Japanese  
 
Polnareff
Supporting  
 
Yokoyama, Chisa
Japanese  
 
Prost
Supporting  
 
Kakegawa, Hirohiko
Japanese  
 
Rene
Supporting  
 
Ichijou, Miyuki
Japanese  
 
Rockwell, Jody
Supporting  
 
Nishio, Toku
Japanese  
 
Saitou
Supporting  
 
Meguro, Kosuke
Japanese  
 
Sasaki
Supporting  
 
Bando, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Sei-san
Supporting  
 
Touma, Yumi
Japanese  
 
Shimizu
Supporting  
 
Kakegawa, Hirohiko
Japanese  
 
Soviet Coach
Supporting  
 
Shioya, Yoku
Japanese  
 
Sudou
Supporting  
 
Taguchi, Takashi
Japanese  
 
Sugai, Branch Manager
Supporting  
 
Yada, Minoru
Japanese  
 
Tamaranch, President
Supporting  
 
Sugisaki, Kaeko
Japanese  
 
Tao
Supporting  
 
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese  
 
Teleshikova, Anna
Supporting  
 
Mine, Atsuko
Japanese  
 
Todo, Yuki
Supporting  
 
Shimada, Akira
Japanese  
 
Tokunaga
Supporting  
 
Makishima, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Tomioka
Supporting  
 
Bando, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Ueda
Supporting  
 
Tahara, Aruno
Japanese  
 
Usami
Supporting  
 
Miyauchi, Kouhei
Japanese  
 
Ushio, Toranosuke
Supporting  
 
Okabe, Masaaki
Japanese  
 
Ushio, Umanosuke
Supporting  
 
Hayashi, Tamao
Japanese  
 
Uzaki, Megumi
Supporting  
 
Miura, Masako
Japanese  
 
Yamada, Kaori
Supporting  
 
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese  
 
Yamashita, Yasuhiro
Supporting  
 
Naka, Yousuke
Japanese  
 
Yanagisawa, Coach
Supporting  
 
Sugawara, Junichi
Japanese  
 
Yasui
Supporting  
 
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese  
 
Yoshida
Supporting  
 
Umezu, Hideyuki
Japanese  
 
Yoshida
Supporting  
 
Azuma, Mie
Japanese  
 
Yoshinagawa, Sayuri
Supporting  
 
Hayashi, Tamao
Japanese  
 
Young-suk, Kim
Supporting  
 
Matsuo, Ginzou
Japanese  
 
Yugoslavian Taxi Driver
Supporting  
 
Mayama, Ako
Japanese  
 
Yumioka, Mayumi
Supporting  
 
Nakagi, Ryuuji
Japanese  
 
Yuutenji, Gouzou
Supporting  
 
Bando, Naoki
Japanese  
 
Zen-san
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Tokita, Hiroko
Director
 
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
 
Hirata, Toshio
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Kousaka, Kitarou
Episode Director, Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Okamura, Tensai
Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Nagaoka, Akinori
Storyboard
 
Takatou, Kazushige
Storyboard
 
Hagita, Mitsuo
Theme Song Arrangement
 
Imai, Miki
Theme Song Performance
 
Tsujihata, Tetsuya
Theme Song Composition
 
Ikeda, Yuuji
Art Director
 
Ito, Hidetsugu
In-Between Animation
 
Kanemori, Yoshinori
Animation Director, Character Design
 
 
Suga, Yoshiyuki
Screenplay
 
Suzuki, Norimitsu
Key Animation, In-Between Animation
 
Takahashi, Hideki
Key Animation
 
Urasawa, Naoki
Original Creator