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This a list of episodes for the anime Strawberry Marshmallow. The anime episodes are based on a Japanese manga series by manga creator Barasui about the cute adventures and the lives of Nobue Itoh, her younger sister Chika, and Chika's three friends.[1] The list of episodes spans 12 TV episodes, 3 episodes from the Ichigo Mashimaro Original Video Animation series, followed by 2 episodes from the Ichigo Mashimaro encore OVA series. The episodes were all directed by Takuya Sato, who was also responsible for the series composition.

The opening for the TV anime series is "Ichigo Complete", sung by Saeko Chiba, Fumiko Orikasa, Ayako Kawasumi, Mamiko Noto, and Hitomi Nabatame. The ending for the TV anime series is "Classmate", sung by Miu's voice actress Fumiko Orikasa. The opening for the OVA series is "Akkan berry berry", also sung by Chiba, Orikasa, Kawasumi, Noto, and Nabatame. The ending for the OVA series is "Yūmachi no Kaze" (夕待ちの風?) sung by Orikasa. The opening for the Encore OVA is "Ichigo Splash" (苺すぷらっしゅ?), sung again by Chiba, Orikasa, Kawasumi, Noto, and Nabatame. The ending for the Encore OVA is also sung by Orikasa and is titled "Zutto, Zutto" (ずっと, ずっと?).

Strawberry Marshmallow episodes

The animated series was first televised in Japan, then sold as DVDs in Japan and overseas.

# Title Original air date
1 Birthday
"Bāsudi" (バースディ)
July 14, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Chika, Miu and Matsuri notice that it's Nobue's birthday and plan to make her a gift by themselves.
2 Ana
"Ana" (アナ)
July 21, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Matsuri gets a new classmate, Ana, an English girl with fair hair and blue eyes, who decides that after some unpleasant experience in her previous school she will pretend to know nothing about Japan or Japanese. The only problem is that she has already been in Japan for five years and her parents use Japanese at home, so her English is very far from perfect.
3 House Call
"Katei Hōmon" (家庭訪問)
July 28, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ana invites Matsuri at her place to help her study English. But much to her grief, the entire gang decides to tag along.
4 Arbeit
"Arubaito" (アルバイト)
August 18, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nobue finds out she's ran out of money to buy cigarettes and tries to find a fitting part-time job. Ana, Matsuri, Chika and Miu do their best and worst to help her. Arbeit means work or job in German but in Japanese arubaito (アルバイト) is used for part-time job.
5 Sleeping Together
"Soine" (そいね)
August 25, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Miu becomes jealous over the attention Ana and Matsuri gain from Nobue.
6 Midsummer Day
"Manatsubi" (真夏日)
September 1, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Intense summer heat causes the girls' imagination to run wild again.
7 Sea Bathing
"Kaisuiyoku" (海水浴)
September 1, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Miu is shooting a video documentary for school, and chooses the Itō household as her subject. In the end, Nobue takes the gang out for a beach trip.
8 Festival
"Omatsuri" (お祭り)
September 15, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
A festival episode has the gang dress up in yukatas and head out to see fireworks.
9 Growing
"Sodachizakari" (育ちざかり)
September 22, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Chika discovers she's gained a bit of weight, and, provoked by Miu, starts her own diet. It's only after a pointful remark by Nobue, that Chika's self-confidence gets restored.
10 Flower
"Hana" (花)
September 29, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Many sidequests disturb the girls' trip to a distant restaurant to have cake with Nobue.
11 First Snow
"Hatsuyuki" (初雪)
October 6, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
After a freezing cold autumn day, the gang pays a visit to hot baths and witnesses the first snow fall.
12 Present
"Purezento" (プレゼント)
October 13, 2005 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Matsuri's faith in Santa Claus makes the rest of the gang guarantee her a happy Christmas.

Ichigo Mashimaro Original Video Animation episodes

The Ichigo Mashimaro Original Video Animation (苺ましまろオリジナル·ビデオ·アニメーション?) series was released in Japan as DVDs after the TV series ended.

# Title Release date
1 Scenery
"Keshiki" (けしき.)
February 23, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
2 The Usual
"Itsumo" (いつも.)
March 28, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
3 Everyday
"Mainichi" (まいにち.)
April 25, 2007 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

Ichigo Mashimaro encore episodes

The Ichigo Mashimaro encore (苺ましまろencore?) was released in Japan as DVDs. This series followed Ichigo Mashimaro Original Video Animation.

# Title Release date
1 Good Afternoon
"Haisai" (ハイサイ)
January 23, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
2 See you tomorrow
"Mata Ashita" (またあした)
March 25, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

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