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Kocchi Muite! Miiko (こっちむいて!みい子?, lit. "Look this way, Miiko!") is an ongoing shōjo comedy manga series by Eriko Ono. It has been published by Shogakukan in Ciao since 1995 and collected in 20 bound volumes as of July 2008. It is a sequel to an earlier series, Miiko desu! (みい子です!?, "I'm Miiko!"),[1] and depicts the home and school life of a cheerful and energetic fourth-grade girl named Miiko. The series received the 1996 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.[2] Together, the first 17 volumes had sold 2,300,000 copies as of 2006.[3]

Kocchi Muite! Miiko was adapted as a 42-episode anime television series by Toei Animation, which was broadcast on TV Asahi from February 14, 1998 to February 6, 1999, as part of the Anime Syuukan DX! Mi-Pha-Pu anime series.

Characters

  • Miiko Yamada (山田みい子 Yamada Miiko?) is the protagonist of the series. She is an energetic fifth-grader and can be mistaken for a kindergartner due to her height. Miiko loves eating, which becomes a problem because she gets fat easily (as shown in much of the episodes). Her best friends are Shimura Mari (Mari-Chan) and Yuuko Ogawa. She's often found hanging out with her friends or fighting with a boy called Tappei who seems to like Miiko a bit but was too shy to say it to her himself. He called her names instead and sometimes got on Miiko's nerves. Voiced by: Umi Tenjin
  • Mamoru Yamada (山田まもる Yamada Mamoru?) is Miiko's younger brother. Unlike his sister, he is very diligent and often teaches Miiko when she is having difficulties with her homework. Mamoru liked helping his family, even though it got on his nerves sometimes. Voiced by: Akiko Yajima
  • Rie Yamada (山田理絵 Yamada Rei?) is Miiko's mother and is an editor of a magazine. Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi
  • Mari Shimura (志村まり Shimura Mari?) is Miiko's best friend. Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe

Media

Manga

Kocchi Muite! Miiko is written and illustrated by Eriko Ono. It has been published by Shogakukan in the shōjo (aimed at pre- and early teen girls) manga magazine Ciao since 1995. Serial chapters have collected in 20 tankōbon volumes as of July 2008. In addition, popular stories from the series have been reprinted in three collections called Miiko Selection (みい子セレクション?).

<tr style="border-bottom: 3px solid #CCF"><th style="width: 4%;">No.</th><th style="width: 48%;">Release date</th><th style="width: 48%;"> ISBN</th></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol1">1</td></td><td> June 26, 1995[4]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136571-X</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol2">2</td></td><td> December 13, 1995[5]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136572-8</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol3">3</td></td><td> June 26, 1996[6]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136573-6</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol4">4</td></td><td> March 26, 1997[7]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136574-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol5">5</td></td><td> October 25, 1997[8]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136575-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol6">6</td></td><td> June 25, 1998[9]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136576-0</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol7">7</td></td><td> February 24, 1999[10]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136577-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol8">8</td></td><td> June 22, 1999[11]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136578-7</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol9">9</td></td><td> January 26, 2000[12]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136579-5</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol10">10</td></td><td> October 26, 2002[13]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-136580-9</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol11">11</td></td><td> August 23, 2001[14]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138111-1</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol12">12</td></td><td> July 26, 2002[15]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138112-X</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol13">13</td></td><td> March 26, 2003[16]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138113-8</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol14">14</td></td><td> January 26, 2004[17]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138114-6</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol15">15</td></td><td> August 28, 2004[18]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138115-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol16">16</td></td><td> April 27, 2005[19]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-138116-2</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol17">17</td></td><td> February 1, 2006[20]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-130298-X</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol18">18</td></td><td> December 27, 2006[21]</td><td>ISBN 4-09-130807-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol19">19</td></td><td> October 1, 2007[22]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-131259-4</td></tr> <tr style="text-align: center;"><td id="vol20">20</td></td><td> July 25, 2008[23]</td><td>ISBN 978-4-09-131769-8</td></tr> </table>

Anime

Kocchi Muite! Miiko was adapted as a anime television series produced by Toei Animation and directed by Takao Yoshizawa. It was broadcast in 42 episodes on TV Asahi from February 14, 1998 to February 6, 1999, as part of the Anime Syuukan DX! Mi-Pha-Pu anime series.[24]

# Title Original air date
01 Leave it to Miiko!
"Miiko ni Omakase!" (みい子におまかせ!)
February 14, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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02 Tests are Hard!
"Test wa Tsurai yo!" (テストはつらいよ!)
February 21, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
03
"Kaze Hikitaai!" (カゼひきたーい!)
February 28, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
04 Give Back My Mechanical Pencil!
"Sharp Pen Kaeshite!" (シャープペン返して!)
March 7, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
05 Miiko's Image Change!
"Miiko Imechen!" (みい子イメチェン!)
March 14, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
06 I'm Sorry Yukko-chan!
"Gomen ne! Yukko-chan" (ごめんね!ユッコちゃん)
March 21, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
07 Beware of April Fool's!
"April Fool ni Chui!" (エイプリルフールに注意!)
March 28, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
08 I'm the Class Representative!?
"Atashi ga Gakkyuuiin!?" (あたしが学級委員!?)
April 11, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
09 Epic Diet War!
"Diet Taisaku Ikusa!" (ダイエット大作戦!)
April 18, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
10 I Wanna Own a Puppy!
"Koinu Kaitaai!" (小犬飼いたーい!)
April 25, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
11 Because It's a Birthday!
"Tanjoubi Datteba!" (誕生日だってば!)
March 2, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
12 Heart Pounding! A Lewd Photograph?
"Doki Doki! H na Shashin?" (ドキドキ! Hな写真?)
March 9, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
13 Grandma Has Arrived!
"Baaba ga Yatte Kita!" (ばあばがやって来た!)
March 23, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
14 Epic Doughnut War!
"Doughnut Taisaku Ikusa!" (ドーナツ大作戦!)
March 30, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
15 Mari-chan's Manga Road!
"Mari-chan no Manga Michi!" (まりちゃんのまんが道!)
June 6, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
16 I Wanna Enter a Fan Club!
"Fan Club ni Iritai!" (ファンクラブに入りたい!)
June 13, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
17 Let It Rip! Mamoru
"Kattobase! Mamoru" (かっとばせ! まもる)
June 20, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
18
"Atashi tte Kusai?" (あたしってクサイ?)
June 27, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
19 Who's the Culprit!?
"Hannin wa Dare da!?" (犯人は誰だ!?)
July 4, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
20 I Wanna Write an Incredible Composition!
"Sugoi Sakubun Kakitai!" (すごい作文書きたい!)
July 11, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
21 Swim, Mamoru-kun!
"Oyoge! Mamoru-kun" (泳げ!まもるくん)
July 18, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
22 The Trio Alliance's Summer Vacation Special Mystery - The Tale of the Mysterious Box
"Sansaku Gattai Natsuyasumi Tokubetsu Mystery Fushigi na Hako no Monogatari" (三作合体夏休み特別ミステリー ふしぎな箱の物語)
July 25, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
23
"Miiko Porori! no Hi" (みい子ポロリ! の日)
August 8, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
24 Heart Pouding at the Summer Festival!
"Natsumatsuri de Doki Doki!" (夏祭りでドキドキ!)
August 15, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
25 Summer Vacation is a Life of Lunch!
"Natsuyasumi wa Ohiru Gohan Inochi!" (夏休みはお昼ごはん命!)
August 22, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
26 Summer Vacation is for Travel!
"Natsuyasumi wa Ryokou da mon!" (夏休みは旅行だもん!)
August 29, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
27 Serious Chronicle in Edo
"Ooedo Taihen Ki" (大江戸大変記)
September 12, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
28 Announcement! The Person Miiko Likes
"Happyou! Miiko no Suki na Hito" (発表! みい子の好きな人)
September 26, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
29 Cunning Shichatta!
"Kanningu Shi Chatta!" (カンニングしちゃった!)
October 3, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
30 It's an Athletic Meet! A Set of Three Fights!!
"Undoukai desu! Sankumi Fight!!" (運動会です! 三組ファイト!!)
October 10, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
31 Mari's Ultimate Decision! Love or Manga
"Mari Kyuukyoku no Sentaku! Koi to Manga" (まり究極の選択! 恋VS[と]マンガ)
October 17, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
32
"Aneki wa Tsurai yo!" (アネキはつらいよ!)
October 31, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
33 First Date at an Amusement Park!
"Yuuenchi de Hatsu Date!" (遊園地で初デート!)
November 14, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
34 School Arts Festival! Rare 3-Headed Piglet
"Gakugeikai! {Chin} 3 Hiki no Kobuta" (学芸会! {珍}3匹の子ブタ)
November 21, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
35
"Fuufu Genka de Dai Pinch!" (夫婦ゲンカで大ピンチ!)
November 28, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
36 A Hot Day in Midwinter!
"Mafuyu no Hot Day!" (真冬のホットデイ!)
December 12, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
37 Present of Tears!
"Namida no Present!" (涙のプレゼント!)
December 19, 1998 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
38 Serious Chronicle in Edo II
"Ooedo Taihen Ki II" (大江戸大変記II)
January 9, 1999 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
39 Yoshiki's Film Director Debut!
"Yoshiki Eigakantoku Debut!" (ヨシキ映画監督デビュー!)
January 16, 1999 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
40 Liars Hurt?
"Usotsuki wa Itai?" (うそつきは痛い?)
January 23, 1999 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
41 First Crush!
"Hajimete no Sukii!" (はじめてのスキー!)
January 30, 1999 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}
42 Bye Bye Ryuuhei-kun!
"Bai Bai Ryuuhei-kun!" (バイバイ竜平くん!)
February 6, 1999 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
{{{ShortSummary}}}

References

  1. "Ono Eriko おのえりこ". The Ultimate Manga Guide. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
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  24. "Kocchi Muite Miko (TV)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 

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