Kodomo no Omocha (こどものおもちゃ, lit. "Child's Toy"), commonly shortened to Kodocha, is a manga series written and illustrated by Miho Obana. The manga was serialized in the magazine, Ribon from April 1995 to January 1999.
An OVA adaptation was released in December 1995, followed by a hundred-and-two-episode anime in 1996.
Sana Kurata, a child actress working primarily in commercials and the series Kodomo no Omocha, for which the series is named, faces many problems in her classroom, including a major one - her bullying classmate, Akito Hayama. Sana's outgoing and friendly nature leads to her work correcting all of the problems around her. Her "meddling" irritates Hayama but at the same time captivates him, just as Hayama's gloomy nature irritates Sana and compels her to change him. As these two opposites attract each other, they face many hardships which bring them to a closer mutual understanding.
- Sana Kurata
- Akito Hayama
- Naozumi Kamura
- Tsuyoshi Ohki
- Aya Sugita
- Fuka Matsui
- Rei Sagami
- Misako Kurata
- Asako Kurumi
- Main article: List of Kodocha chapters
- Main article: Kodocha (OVA)
- Main article: List of Kodocha episodes