Japanese name: Nono-chan Nono-chan TV Series image
Japanese name: ののちゃん
English name: Little Nono
Dates: July 7, 2001-September 28, 2002
Broadcast time: Saturday, 9:55-10:25 am
Number of episodes: 61
Animation Studio: Toei Animation
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Asahi National Broadcasting (ANB)
Creator(s): Hisaichi Ishii (newspaper comic strip)
Series Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Yumi Shimizu (TV Asahi), Kenji Oota (TV Asahi), Hiroyuki Sakurada (Toei Animation)
Planning: Takashi Yamada (series composition)
Storyboard(s): Takashi Yamada
Writer(s): Shun-ichi Yukimuro
Art Director: Yukiko Iijima
Art Design:
Character Designer(s): Hiroshi Ogawa
Music: en avant
Voice Actors
(regular characters):

Genre(s): comedy, family life, children, elementary school
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Note(s): In 1999, Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli directed a feature film (Tonari no Yamada-kun) based on the comic strip that this series is based on. Tonari no Yamada-kun was the original title of the comic strip which is now called Nono-chan.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Nono-chan 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: April 4, 2010
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