Information:Genres: Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Tags: Episodic, Moe, Present, School, Slapstick, Drama, Slice of Life
Release Date: 29.06.2006 ‑ 14.09.2006
Studios: Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
Rating: G - All Ages
Type: TV (2006)
Episodes: 10, ~24 min.
Flat Broke Sisters
Binbou Shimai Monogatari
Binbo Shimai Monogatari
The Yamada sisters, Kyo (15) and Asu (9), are students studying in secondary and primary schools respectively. Their mother has passed away while their father ran away after incurring debts due to gambling. Despite the difficult circumstances, both of them decide to overcome the unhappiness and welcome their days with enthusiasm and pride. Fortunately, with the change in the law system several years ago, Kyo is able to study and simultaneously, take up temporary jobs (such as distributing newspapers and tutoring) so as to support the family and make ends meet. On the other hand, Asu will take charge of household chores, prepare meals and manage the financials to assist her older sister. Surrounding them are also good and kind neighbours such as the novelist, Saegusa-san, and the aunt at the public bath who will watch over them. Although life is difficult and at times painful, the sisters are happy to have each other.
Asu and Kyo are two orphaned sisters; their mother passed away some time ago, while their father abandoned them due to gambling issues. Asu and Kyo now live in a rundown apartment complex. Asu, the younger sister, is responsible for all of the housework while Kyo is in charge of living expenses; and together, the two sisters work hard to live a comfortable and enjoyable life. Looking to one another for support, Asu and Kyo experience the hardships of daily living, but are still able to welcome each day with a smile.
Related manga:Binbou Shimai Monogatari Manga, 2004, Adaptation