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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

TV, ep.124 (~25 min.), 1989

 

Information:

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Ganbatte, Romance, Sports
Tags: Martial Arts, Sports
Release Date: 16.10.1989 ‑ 21.09.1992
Studios: MADHOUSE Inc.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: TV (1989)
Episodes: 124, ~25 min.

Alternative names:

Yawara! (やわら!)
Yawara!
YAWARA!
Yawara Inokuma just wants to be an ordinary high school girl. Unfortunately for her, she's been trained since she was a toddler by her grandfather, Jigoro, to be a judo prodigy. Nothing less than an Olympic Gold Medal and the coveted National Merit Award will satisfy him, and he'll do anything to ensure she achieves it - whether she likes it or not!
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."
Yawara just wants to be a normal girl. Her grandfather, though, has different plans. He has been training her every day in judo since she was a baby so that one day she could win an Olympic Medal. Now, with her grandfather trying to set up her debut match and magazine reporters watching her every movement, will she be able to keep her normal life?
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Related anime:

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl TV, 1989
Yawara! Sore Yuke Koshinuke Kids!! Movie, 1992, Sequel

Related manga:

Yawara! Manga, 1986, Adaptation

Related characters:

Kousaku Matsuda
Kousaku Matsuda
Yawara Inokuma
Yawara Inokuma
Jigorou Inokuma
Jigorou Inokuma
Shinnosuke Kazamatsuri
Shinnosuke Kazamatsuri
Sayaka Honami
Sayaka Honami
Kamoda
Kamoda
Kaoru Hanazono
Kaoru Hanazono
Sudou
Sudou
Jody Rockwell
Jody Rockwell
Tamao Inokuma
Tamao Inokuma
Tokunaga
Tokunaga
Kaori
Kaori
Yasui
Yasui
Anna Teleshikova
Anna Teleshikova
Belkens
Belkens
Yuki Todo
Yuki Todo
Kazumi
Kazumi
Kouno
Kouno
Hatakeyama
Hatakeyama
Tomioka
Tomioka
President Tamaranch
President Tamaranch
Fujiko Itou
Fujiko Itou
Kuniko Kaga
Kuniko Kaga
Kaneko Inokuma
Kaneko Inokuma
Kojiro Inokuma
Kojiro Inokuma
Mari Oda
Mari Oda
Nikkan Every's Editor-in-Chief
Nikkan Every's Editor-in-Chief
Gouzou Yuutenji
Gouzou Yuutenji
Kyoko Hikage
Kyoko Hikage
Sayuri Yoshinagawa
Sayuri Yoshinagawa
Yukari Komiya
Yukari Komiya
Kinnosuke Honami
Kinnosuke Honami
Kristin Adams
Kristin Adams
Youko Minamida
Youko Minamida
Shimizu
Shimizu
Sasaki
Sasaki
Coach Ishikura
Coach Ishikura
Mother Itou
Mother Itou
Khrushcheva
Khrushcheva
Polnareff
Polnareff
Father Itou
Father Itou
Father Matsuda
Father Matsuda
Chief Clerk Hagoromo
Chief Clerk Hagoromo
Yasuhiro Yamashita
Yasuhiro Yamashita
Hitoshi Saitou
Hitoshi Saitou
Saitou
Saitou
Katagiri
Katagiri
Yoshida
Yoshida
Inagaki
Inagaki
Li
Li
Gonzales
Gonzales
Fukuko Hanazono
Fukuko Hanazono
Nishikimori
Nishikimori
Kamata
Kamata
Teacher Kaizuka
Teacher Kaizuka
Teacher Kawakami
Teacher Kawakami
Kuramochi
Kuramochi
Makita
Makita
Ueda
Ueda
Kim Young-suk
Kim Young-suk
Sei-san
Sei-san
Gen-san
Gen-san
Mother Honami
Mother Honami
Kobayashi
Kobayashi
Tamami Ogawa
Tamami Ogawa
Zen-san
Zen-san
Kousaka
Kousaka
Murai
Murai
Toranosuke Ushio
Toranosuke Ushio
Umanosuke Ushio
Umanosuke Ushio
Kujiraoka
Kujiraoka
Kunihiko
Kunihiko
Seinosuke Arakawa
Seinosuke Arakawa
Ogawa
Ogawa
Rene
Rene
Tao
Tao
Mother Matsuda
Mother Matsuda
Kaori Yamada
Kaori Yamada
Tomoko Kurokawa
Tomoko Kurokawa
Megumi Uzaki
Megumi Uzaki
Shinobu Katori
Shinobu Katori
Noriko Ogaki
Noriko Ogaki
Sumire Gotouda
Sumire Gotouda
Kasumi Ogami
Kasumi Ogami
Michiko Juujou
Michiko Juujou
Reiko Konoike
Reiko Konoike
Katsuragi
Katsuragi
Fujiwara
Fujiwara
Miyoko Ootawara
Miyoko Ootawara
President Ootaguro
President Ootaguro
Kodama
Kodama
Usami
Usami
Ozaki
Ozaki
Noriko Mochida
Noriko Mochida
Mayumi Yumioka
Mayumi Yumioka
Takayo Oobayashi
Takayo Oobayashi
Coach Yanagisawa
Coach Yanagisawa
Martinez
Martinez
Yugoslavian Taxi Driver
Yugoslavian Taxi Driver
Deneuve
Deneuve
Manager Murakami
Manager Murakami
Soviet Coach
Soviet Coach
Davis
Davis
Morechand
Morechand
Mimieux
Mimieux
Prost
Prost
Kimura
Kimura
Yoshida
Yoshida
Branch Manager Sugai
Branch Manager Sugai
Wife Hagoromo
Wife Hagoromo
Katsuo Hagoromo
Katsuo Hagoromo
Older Sister Ootawara
Older Sister Ootawara
Coach Ogata
Coach Ogata
Onoda
Onoda
Yoshiko Mitsuhashi
Yoshiko Mitsuhashi
Megumi Gotou
Megumi Gotou