Kaasan - Mom's Life

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Wednesday 11:55 PM on TV Tokyo Premiered Apr 01, 2009 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Episode 1
      1/4/09
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      This episode of six shorts has Mainichi Kaasan doing everything from registering the kids for school to organizing a trip to the beach with hilarious results.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Episode 2
      4/15/09
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      Mom is a cartoonist, but also has her motherly chores to attend to and gets more and more involved in the kids school projects. Can she juggle both at the same time and meet her deadlines?
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Episode 3
      4/22/09
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      Mom is trying to help Bunji get better and Fumi is infatuated with Batman until she learns that he has a girlfriend.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Episode 4
      4/29/09
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      Mom is worried that she didn't bring anything for the school bazaar and Bunji cries because he doesn't get a toy he wants and then he goes and creates a mud puddle from dirt meant for something else.
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Episode 5
      5/6/09
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      We learn about the history of Mom and Dad's first meeting in Thailand and then while they visit a ramen shop, Dad makes Fumi promise to never leave him.
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      Episode 6
      5/13/09
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      We find out that Mom was raised in a small fishing village and Fumi is manipulating things so she can get what she wants.
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Episode 7
      5/20/09
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      Fumi is at home with Mom and she is pouting because she has to stay home and Bunji is out with his friend.
    • Episode 8
      Episode 8
      Episode 8
      5/27/09
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      Bunji and Fumi play with the electronic multiplication table and Bunji develops an interest in it and Mom wonders if there is something wrong with him.
    • Episode 9
      Episode 9
      Episode 9
      6/3/09
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      Mom's favorite willow tree is covered in caterpillars which she hates and Bunji is acting up a little and she must reprimand him.
    • Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Episode 10
      6/10/09
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      John is the family pet dog and he excels at escaping so the kids bring him inside, much to Mom's displeasure.
    • Episode 11
      Episode 11
      Episode 11
      6/17/09
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      Bunji is having potty problems and Mom goes to talk to some of her friends who also are raising boys of their own.
    • Episode 12
      Episode 12
      Episode 12
      6/24/09
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      Mom writes stories about non-Japanese foods in her manga and the kids become interested and want to try them.
    • Episode 13
      Episode 13
      Episode 13
      7/1/09
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      Bunji continues to have potty problems and now Fumi is acting strangely.
    • Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Episode 14
      7/8/09
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      Mom is trying to finish before her deadline and tells Bunji to go play outside, but then, just when she thinks that she is going to get a break, Bunji and Fumi come down with colds.
    • Episode 15
      Episode 15
      Episode 15
      7/22/09
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    • Episode 16
      Episode 16
      Episode 16
      7/29/09
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    • Episode 17
    • Episode 18
      Episode 18
      Episode 18
      8/12/09
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    • Episode 19
      Episode 19
      Episode 19
      8/19/09
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    • Episode 20
      Episode 20
      Episode 20
      8/26/09
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    • Episode 21
    • Episode 22
    • Episode 23
      Episode 23
      Episode 23
      9/16/09
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    • Episode 24
      Episode 24
      Episode 24
      9/23/09
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    • Episode 25
      Episode 25
      Episode 25
      10/7/09
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    • Episode 26
      Episode 26
      Episode 26
      10/14/09
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    • Episode 27
      Episode 27
      Episode 27
      10/21/09
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    • Episode 28
      Episode 28
      Episode 28
      10/28/09
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    • Episode 29
      Episode 29
      Episode 29
      11/4/09
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    • Episode 30
      Episode 30
      Episode 30
      11/11/09
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    • Episode 31
      Episode 31
      Episode 31
      11/18/09
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    • Episode 32
      Episode 32
      Episode 32
      11/25/09
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    • Episode 33
      Episode 33
      Episode 33
      12/2/09
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    • Episode 34
      Episode 34
      Episode 34
      12/9/09
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    • Episode 35
      Episode 35
      Episode 35
      12/16/09
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    • Episode 36
      Episode 36
      Episode 36
      12/23/09
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    • Episode 37
    • Episode 38
      Episode 38
      Episode 38
      1/13/10
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    • Episode 39
      Episode 39
      Episode 39
      1/20/10
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    • Episode 40
      Episode 40
      Episode 40
      1/27/10
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    • Episode 41
    • Episode 42
      Episode 42
      Episode 42
      2/10/10
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    • Episode 43
      Episode 43
      Episode 43
      2/17/10
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    • Episode 44
      Episode 44
      Episode 44
      2/24/10
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    • Episode 45
    • Episode 46
      Episode 46
      Episode 46
      3/10/10
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    • Episode 47
      Episode 47
      Episode 47
      3/17/10
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    • Episode 48
      Episode 48
      Episode 48
      3/24/10
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    • Episode 49
      Episode 49
      Episode 49
      3/31/10
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    • Episode 50
      Episode 50
      Episode 50
      4/21/10
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      Bunji dropped all his school belongings on the roadway leading to school, but the kindhearted Chinatsu brought them to him. Mom, suspicious, secretly follows Bunji to school... Only those who finish their lunches fast in Bunji's class can have seconds. Because Daichi is out today, his pudding remains. The speed-eating battle for the pudding begins! Dad says he wants to go get ramen noodles in the middle of the night. Bunji goes along with him to his favorite noodle shop, but it's closed. They decide to go find a new place! Mom and Fumi go to the park on a day off. In the warm spring sunshine, they casually waste the day away listening to sparrows going "peep".moreless
    • Episode 51
      Episode 51
      Episode 51
      4/28/10
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      Bunji takes the entire class's supply of chimaki peels home after lunch. Ma follows, along with others. Mom watches over them as they plot to do something with the chimaki peels... Bunji is eating a ghost-shrimp lunch set. Without thinking about the amount, he dumps all the eggs into the water tank. Out pours a red tide, followed by a harrowing sight... Mom and the gang go on a parent-child picnic on a beautiful spring afternoon. The mothers moan and complain as the kids get all messy from playing in the sandpit, but in truth Mom isn't as upset as she pretends to be. Bunji gets better at tadpole rescuing every year. He's surpassed 300 tadpoles this year. When deciding whether or not to throw them away or use as bait, Bunji, Ma and the others form the tadpole rescue team...moreless
    • Episode 52
      Episode 52
      Episode 52
      5/5/10
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      Bunji, Ma, Chi, and Daichi are having a sleepover party tonight. Mom prepares for all contingencies, but the four of them go into crazy mode right at the start! Dad always invites the family out for noodles, but no one wants to go today. Reluctantly, they go anyway. On the way they find a tool to make udon with. Surprisingly, Bunji and Fumi get real into it! Mrs. Gonda takes Mom to the supermarket. In a race to beat the clock on a limited time sale, they go into super battle mode, employing the wits of the housewives... Fumi gets over a cold and returns to kindergarten. Upon her return, she is surrounded by the boys of the class: The good-looking Masa, the somewhat bad guy, Takashi, Joe with the scissors, and others...moreless
    • Episode 53
      Episode 53
      Episode 53
      5/12/10
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      Bunji, Ma, Chi, Daichi, and Kenta, the five idiots, focus on training for the following day's athletic meet. They mean no ill will, but the group keeps acting as one... The Kamohara household is super excited the night before the athletic meet, because Bunji was told he has been chosen for the relay race. The truth is he was chosen by random lottery, but they're so excited he can't bring himself to say... The morning of the meet. Dad, being a professional cameraman, stands by at the gate to get the best possible vantage point. The rival fathers coerce him, however. Ball throwing, ball rolling, and lunchtime all pass. It is finally time for the relay race. Bunji has butterflies in his stomach when Ma shows up to cheer him on.moreless
    • Episode 54
      Episode 54
      Episode 54
      5/19/10
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      Bunji and Daichi are out fishing for crawfish and loving it. They are using smoked squid for bait, but the giant blue crawfish doesn't take to it. They wonder why and then... Fumi and Dad go to a department to shop for clothes. They go into a "gal" event and Fumi gets into a conversation. Dad is quickly left out. Bunji says he wants to be an astronaut. Dad, completely drunk, grabs a swimming ring and goggles and says he'll train him to become one. Bunji goes with his class to a space museum. Bunji spouts off the suspect info regarding space he learned from Dad and his classmates make fun of him. But the astronaut goes to Bunji and...moreless
    • Episode 55
      Episode 55
      Episode 55
      5/26/10
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      Fumi and Dad go to a parent & child cooking class. Fumi is upset, saying she wished Mom was there, when she becomes enchanted by a kind college student. She is completely infatuated and when Mom sees this... During a parent-child day of picking up trash at the park, Bunji plays with Ma and doesn't pick up trash at all. Along the way, he becomes enchanted by a kind high school girl. He is completely infatuated, but... Bunji is playing with tadpoles. Suddenly the tadpole Bunji has starts to grow. But he doesn't eat anything and Bunji gets worried... Mom and Dad get into a fight over something trivial. Mom ignores everything Dad says and doesn't respond to his questions. He realizes that he is helpless without Mom while in the house...moreless
    • Episode 56
      Episode 56
      Episode 56
      6/2/10
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      One day, Dad says he wants to make the legendary Kamo curry. He had it once in India, long ago, and sets off on a gastronomical journey to relive the experience. Bunji is acting really down. He has a tooth that is about to fall out, but he mistakes it for being sick. Mom tries to explain to him that it only hurts until it falls out and then it feels better, but... "I... fell in love." Grandma is obsessed with the mature Korean TV star, Yong-sama. She tells Mom she wants her to buy her the DVDs of a Korean drama that Yong-sama stars in... Bunji and Fumi go shopping by themselves for the first time, with Mom's permission. Since she said they can buy whatever they want with their allowance, they skip off merrily to the supermarket. However...moreless
    • Episode 57
      Episode 57
      6/9/10
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      The Kamohara family dog, Jon. He came with a great pedigree but, because Mom's motto is "Dogs belong outside," he has endured a tough life. Today will we find out what Jon's true motives are?! Dad returns from overseas with soccer fever. He monopolizes the TV and tries to force everyone to watch a soccer match. Dad is acting exceptionally strange today, because tomorrow is Father's Day. He is trying to be the model father because his kids are to be writing him "Thank you, Dad" cards. It is pouring outside. Unable to study, the family reminisces of their younger days while the rain pours outside.moreless
    • Episode 58
      Episode 58
      6/16/10
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      Mom is tasked with running the games at the kindergarten bazaar. The previous day Mom ignored her work to slave over making some game character cosplay outfits. The kids run in, delighted, and Mom is satisfied. At the bazaar, Chi's mother joins in selling frankfurters. She sighs as she is tasked with a quota of selling 1500 in one day. Dad rushes in right before the end of the bazaar to capitalize on the discounts. Mom wants him to buy some silverware but for whatever reason he doesn't act as the prices plummet. The bazaar ends. The boss, Kenta, Ma's mother, who worked the games, and Chi's mother who cooked the frankfurters all celebrate a successful day of sales.moreless
    • Episode 59
      Episode 59
      6/16/10
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    • Episode 60
      Episode 60
      Episode 60
      6/23/10
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      Kenta, Daichi, and Bunji are studying at Daichi's house. Kenta is usually so cocky, but his whole expression changes when he sees Daichi's turtle. Bunji has never really brought home anything he's built or drew in school. Mom thinks she should save them as precious memories of his youth. But then one day... Mom is rushing to finish a chapter before her deadline when the power suddenly goes out! Dad finds a flashlight but can't find any batteries. Mom just gives up... Thanks to a little help, Mom finishes her work. Though she is supposed to cook the next meal, Dad, being no stranger to the outdoors, starts prepping for a barbecue...moreless
    • Episode 61
    • Episode 62
      Episode 62
      7/14/10
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    • Episode 63
      Episode 63
      Episode 63
      7/21/10
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    • Episode 64
      Episode 64
      Episode 64
      7/28/10
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    • Episode 65
      Episode 65
      8/4/10
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      Mom is exhausted after pulling an all-nighter, so she goes to have a beer...
    • Episode 66
      Episode 66
      8/11/10
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      Bunji is acting strange... He clutches a 100 yen coin and paces nervously outside of supermarkets and convenience stores...
    • Episode 67
      Episode 67
      8/18/10
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      Bunji has to spend the night at his karate dojo. He is bullied on top of the harsh training.
    • Episode 68
      Episode 68
      9/1/10
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      Mom and the family go to Thailand for a vacation! Many hijinks ensue.
    • Episode 70
      Episode 70
      9/8/10
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      A trip to the movies and the beach has Bunji feeling extra wild. How will Mom handle his energy?
    • Episode 71
      Episode 71
      9/15/10
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      New Year's, Homeostasis, turtles, stone statues... What do they have in common? Watch and find out.
    • Episode 72
      Episode 72
      9/22/10
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    • Episode 73
      Episode 73
      10/13/10
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      Mom decides she has to lose weight. Will she have good luck on her diet? Somehow one doubts it'll be so easy...
    • Episode 74
      Episode 74
      10/20/10
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      Mugi diets, sakura shrimp, and a motto to die by... All on this week's episode of Kaasan - Mom's Life.
    • Episode 75
      Episode 75
      10/20/10
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      Taiga is a 6th grade tough guy who the neighborhood elementary students adore. Bunji is completely into him too. After Bunji comes home from playing with Taiga, he speaks and acts like a tough guy. The spirit of relaxed education appears before Mom, who is shouting at Bunji again today. Truth is Bunji can do it and there is a trump card to further motivate him except... Every mom has their own secret attachment to their children. Mom loves the springy feeling of Fumi's stomach and butt, and melts when touching her. Mom and Fumi argue over overcooking ingredients. Bunji jumps in and intervenes while dancing pantless. His appearance really resembles Dad...moreless
    • Episode 76
      Episode 76
      10/27/10
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    • Episode 77
      Episode 77
      11/10/10
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    • Episode 78
      Episode 78
      Episode 78
      11/17/10
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    • Episode 78
      Episode 78
      Episode 78
      11/24/10
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    • Episode 79
      Episode 79
      11/24/10
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      Mom's assistant, Ai, is having a marriage interview with a good looking, high salaried elite. Mom and the others are super excited and Ai declares she has finally won at life. However... Bunji is invited to Chinatsu's house for dinner. He was lectured by Chinatsu on everything from the gift to bring to how to use a knife and fork, but things don't go right... Bunji comes home making puns left and right as puns have become the popular thing at school. As they come to him, he tries one pun after another on Mom and Ai. In the end, he's even trying them on Mr. Mizunuma. As autumn becomes winter, Mom remembers about when she was young and moving to the city. She had huge hopes, but her worries were even larger. At that time, Mom loved to visit the zoo.moreless
    • Episode 80
      Episode 80
      12/1/10
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    • Episode 81
      Episode 81
      12/8/10
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    • Episode 82
      Episode 82
      12/15/10
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      Dad suddenly declares "I will be Lord Buddha's servant and do a good deed a day!" However, he misses his chance to give his seat to an old man on the bus and is mistaken as a kidnapper after reaching out to a lost child at the supermarket... Chi is brought to tears by some upperclassmen. He says he saw a store near "Shibuya" selling the popular "Sparkly 'raser", but they won't believe him. Bunji and the rest set out to prove that Chi doesn't lie. The mothers are worried about their children as night has fallen and they have not come home. Meanwhile, Bunji and the others have finally made it to the location of the Sparkly 'raser they sought, but... While shopping, Mom has no idea what the gals are saying and Fumi explains. Mom is listening interestedly, but she suddenly sees Fumi's aspiring gaze at the gals!moreless
    • Episode 83
      Episode 83
      Episode 83
      12/22/10
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      Bunji has bought a Sarracenia, a carnivorous plant. Trying to catch live insects for food, he places a trap in the house and runs around with an insect net, but it doesn't quite work out. Dad has brought Bunji and Fumi to the park. While he keeps an eye on the children as they play freely, he suddenly notices that he's being eyed with suspicion by the other moms. The heater has broken down and Mom can't work because her hand is too cold. A hot water bottle that she found in the closet was taken by Grandma. Along with Bunji and Fumi, they try various tricks, but they can't shake the cold... Fumi is writing what she wants for a christmas present to Santa Claus. She obsessively lists what she wants, but...moreless
    • Episode 83
      Episode 83
      12/29/10
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      Bunji has bought a Sarracenia, a carnivorous plant. Trying to catch live insects for food, he places a trap in the house and runs around with an insect net, but it doesn't quite work out. Dad has brought Bunji and Fumi to the park. While he keeps an eye on the children as they play freely, he suddenly notices that he's being eyed with suspicion by the other moms. The heater has broken down and Mom can't work because her hand is too cold. A hot water bottle that she found in the closet was taken by Grandma. Along with Bunji and Fumi, they try various tricks, but they can't shake the cold... Fumi is writing what she wants for a christmas present to Santa Claus. She obsessively lists what she wants, but...moreless
    • Episode 85
      Episode 85
      1/12/11
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    • Episode 86
      Episode 86
      1/19/11
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      Lately Fumi has been really harsh with Bunji. When he doesn't clean up when he's done playing and when he leaves his clothes strewn about after taking them off, Fumi nags and lectures him. The other moms have gathered at Mom's house late at night again. The "Snack Moms" is in full swing. Tonight's discussion topic is about their children running out of energy. No matter whose child it is, at a certain point, they will fall asleep in an instant regardless of where they are. Mom's distant relative Ta has come from the countryside to visit. With his arm and leg in a cast and on crutches, this 20 year old is going all out playing with Bunji and he further injures himself doing so. Bunji gazes at him with his pupils sparkling... Mom bought a plastic model for Bunji and his friends. They seem to be having fun while struggling to build their first plastic model, but next thing she knows, it has become something entirely different...moreless
    • Episode 87
      Episode 87
      1/26/11
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    • Episode 90
      Episode 90
      2/16/11
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    • Episode 91
      Episode 91
      2/23/11
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    • Episode 120
      Episode 120
      Episode 120
      10/16/11
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      Tiny Pentagon It has been one month since Bunji started to go to cram school. Mom looks at the pentagon graph, where it shows the strengths and weaknesses of five different subjects. That's when the Early Education Spirit appears. Heart Pentagon Mom thought Bunji is studying for his test, but he turns out to be doodling. Mom was about to tell him off, but that is when a Love Spirit that looks like Dad appears! Dream Boyfriend The street down by the seaside. A red convertible sports car dashes down the road. There's a cool looking blond guy in the driver's seat. And then in the passenger seat, Fumi...? Sleeping Alone A story that happened a little while ago. Bunji and Fumi usually sleep together, but as Bunji's snoring is too loud, both of them tried to sleep by themselves...moreless
    • Episode 129
      Episode 129
      Episode 129
      12/18/11
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    • Episode 131
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