Japanese name: Yawara!
Japanese name: [柔!] (the Kanji version of the series name is never used)
English name: Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl
Dates: October 16, 1989-September 21, 1992
Broadcast time: Monday, 7:30-8:00 pm (19:30-20:00)
Number of episodes: 124
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Yomiuri Television (YTV)
Creator(s): Naoki Urasawa (manga)
Series Director: Hiroko Tokita
Episode Director(s): Tensai Okamura
Planning: Toshiki Inoue (series composition)
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Character Designer(s): Yoshinori Kanemori
Animator(s): Morio Asaka (supervisor), Yoshinori Kanemori (director), Takeshi Koike (key)
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)
Genre(s): drama, sports (judo, Olympics), martial arts, high school, teenagers, modern life
Home Video
Japan: DVD (KACB-9001)
United States: DVD (AnimEigo, announced)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Yawara! go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: March 23, 2008
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