This is a list of episodes of the Japanese anime Kodomo no Jikan. The episodes are directed by Eiji Suganuma and produced by the Japanese animation studio Studio Barcelona. The anime is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Kaworu Watashiya. The story follows a grade school teacher named Daisuke Aoki whose main problem is that one of his students, Rin Kokonoe, has a crush on him. A thirty-minute, uncensored, single-episode original video animation was released on September 12, 2007, available both on the anime's official website and in a limited edition version bundled with the fourth volume of the manga. The televised broadcast contained twelve episodes and aired between October 12, 2007 and December 27, 2007 on the KBS Kyoto Japanese television network. However, some of its content suffered censorship from animated panels, with some obscuring parts of the screen and using sound effects to "bleep" out dialogue in some instances, and others fully suppressing both audio and video. The uncensored version of the anime series were made available on DVD in six volumes containing two episodes each. The first such collection was released on December 21, 2007, with future releases to follow in one month intervals, ending on May 23, 2008. A second season consisting of four episodes, titled Kodomo no Jakan: Ni Gakki, was released exclusively on DVD between January 21, 2009 and July 24, 2009. Another OVA was released on January 23, 2011.
Four pieces of theme music are used for the television anime broadcast; one opening theme and three ending themes. The opening theme, used for all but episode twelve, which did not have an opening theme, is "Rettsu! Ohime-sama Dakko" by Eri Kitamura, Kei Shindō, and Mai Kadowaki. The first ending theme, used for all but two episodes, is "Hanamaru Sensation" by Little Non; the second ending theme, used only for episode six, is "Yasashii" by Chata; the final ending theme, used only in episode twelve, is "Otome Chikku Shoshinsha desu" by the same three who sing the OVA's opening theme. The OVA's ending theme is "Aijō◎Education" , by Little Non. The second season OVA's opening theme is "Guilty Future" by Eri Kitamura. The second season's ending is "1, 2, 3 Day" by Little Non; except for episode three, whose ending theme is "Yoridori Princess" by Eri Kitamura, Kei Shindō, and Mai Kadowaki. In the 2011 OVA, "Rettsu! Ohime-sama Dakko" is used as the opening theme whilst "1, 2, 3 Day" is used as the ending theme.
Title Original sale date
"Recess Time '
The Thing You Gave to Me'"
"Yasumi Jikan '
Anata ga Watashi ni Kureta Mono'"
Rin, Kuro, and Mimi spend the day at various shops searching for a birthday present for Aoki and even buy a book of charms. However, after Rin runs out of money, they decide to stay over at her house for the night to make presents for him instead. There Mimi meets Reiji for the first time and falls in love with him. Kuro makes a voodoo doll of Aoki and Rin makes herself as the present. The next day, they go to school to give Aoki his presents.
Chronologically, this OVA takes place between the 4th and 5th episodes of the first season.
First series# Title Original air date
01 "A Friendly Step"
"Nakayoshi no Ippo" October 12, 2007
It is the first day of teaching for Daisuke Aoki and his third grade class. During the course of the day, he learns about the reasons behind Mimi Usa's extended absence from school. Her absence is due to a long-term harassment by the previous teacher. Neither the other teachers nor her parents believed her, so Mimi's only choice was to quit school. This enraged Rin and Kuro, so they harassed that teacher to the point of causing the teacher to have a nervous breakdown during class and quit. Later, Rin tells Aoki that she hates adults because of that incident.
02 "A Smiling Reward"
"Nikoniko no Gohōbi" October 18, 2007
Aoki starts off by assigning an essay about dreams, but the class responds with pessimistic views towards today's issues. At night, Aoki goes to a bar and rambles to his colleagues about how hard it is being a teacher. When they ask if there are any sexy teachers, Aoki accidentally mentions Rin. His colleagues tell him to move on to her, unaware of who Rin really is. The next day, it becomes apparent that Aoki's students' scores have begun to drop. Since Rin scored low on her test, Aoki asks her to come to a private lesson.
03 "Rapid Upbringing"
"Sukusuku Sodate" October 26, 2007
During PE class, Aoki notices Mimi's large chest. He starts thinking of a way to deal with it, and in the process, makes Hoin think that he's a lolicon. Later, Mimi goes shopping for a bra, but does not know anything about them, and ends up buying a bra that didn't fit her. Two boys at school make fun of her, so Rin and Kuro help Mimi purchase a bra by taking her measurements at Kuro's private clothing department.
04 "My Mother"
"Watashi no O-kaa-san" November 2, 2007
Aoki gives all of his students a home visit notification. After talking with Shirai, Aoki's curiosity about his students leads him to the archives where he learns about Rin's mother. Aoki begins to treat Rin with a lot of care, however when he hands out the home visit cancellations, he slips up about Rin's mother, which causes Rin to become depressed for being treated like a fool. After Aoki visits Rin's house and talks with Reiji, he mends his relationship with Rin by telling her that she is important to him.
05 "A Summer Vacation Friend"
"Natsuyasumi no Tomo" November 9, 2007
Summer break is quickly approaching, and Rin becomes saddened by the fact that she won't be able to see Aoki. Aoki tells her that he will still be at school to monitor the pool. Rin spends her summer with Kuro and Mimi, but at one point she is alone due to Kuro and Mimi's family-related absences. Rin remembers what Aoki says and goes to the school where she finds Aoki talking with Hoin. Aoki spots Rin and chases her to the pool where Rin pushes him in. She hugs him and they watch the fireworks.
"Omoide" November 16, 2007
A flash back is told of Reiji's parents and Rin's mother. Reiji's father was an alcoholic and got angry over minor things; one night his parents got in a car crash and died. Afterwards, Reiji moved in with his cousin Aki, Rin's mother, whom had lung cancer, but did not tell any one until it was too late.
07 "Outdoor School"
"Rinkan Gakkō" November 23, 2007
Rin and her classmates all went on a class outing to the mountains. While staying there, they play mischievous pranks on Aoki. The episode ends off when as the class were about to leave, Kyoko went to wake them up, finding the three of them, Rin, Kuro and Mimi, fell asleep with Aoki under a tree. Apparently. Aoki's pants were soiled, actually due to Rin's saliva, but the three of them made it look as though he ejaculated on his pants.
08 "Hold Me Tight"
"Dakkoshite Gyu" November 30, 2007
Aoki tries to ignore Rin when she harasses him for attention. This was because "males and females should avoid skin contact", as emphasized by a fellow teaching staff. On the same day, a former teacher who taught at the school is coming back for a visit. She was the teacher that taught Rin when she was in Grade 1. She mentions Rin and tells Aoki that 'some children will feel lonely'. Later on Rin tries to crossdress as a boy to try to get skin contact with Aoki. The episode ends when Aoki discovers that Rin was cross-dressing as a male in order to try to get close to him. As such, Aoki apologizes to Rin and tells Rin to punish him whatever she desires. Rin in turn slaps him but later on hugs him, crying and tells him that she does not want him to ignore her.
09 "Jealousy Drill"
"Yakimochi Doriru" December 6, 2007
Aoki decides to be more strict with the students after a fellow teacher commented on his relaxed manner of teaching on the students. Rin knew about it and was not happy about that. It is revealed that Rin was apparently jealous that Aoki went with Kyouko to a family restaurant. The following day, Aoki is absent due to a cold. Rin became worried and went with Kuro and Mimi to visit him.
10 "Kindly to People"
"Hito ni Yasashiku" December 13, 2007
After a serious, heartfelt attempt to confess her love for Aoki is completely misinterpreted by him, Rin's darker side manifests itself, and she resorts to blackmail and emotional manipulation to try to get him to either return her feelings or at least acknowledge his own for her. Her aggressive tactics backfire, however, and only succeed in causing emotional turmoil for Aoki and Mimi, disrupting his life (as well as an unofficial date with Kyoko), scaring him into keeping his distance. Unsure and confused about what she should do, a depressed Rin finds inspiration in the words of her "romantic rival", Kyoko, and she pursues a radical new strategy: treating the object of her affection with kindness.
11 "Everyone Gets Along"
"Minna Nakayoku" December 20, 2007
As Kyoko channels her frustration about her failed date with Aoki into the dodgeball competition between their two classes, each of the girls attempt to mend their strained relationship with their Aoki in her own unique way. After being trapped together in the gymnasium's storage locker for hours, Rin and Aoki finally reconciled and he assures her that he'll always remain by her side. Upon being rescued, Reiji — hysterical beyond reason due to recurring nightmares about his traumatic childhood and his perceived failure to keep his promise to Aki to protect her daughter from harm — snaps and strikes Aoki in rage before dragging Rin back home. Shirai discourages Aoki from making a volatile situation even worse by reminding him of his responsibility as a teacher to take care of his students without demonstrating favouritism, while Rin is reluctantly cowed into abandoning her attempts to explain the situation to Reiji after perceiving the unmitigated anger belying his seemingly calm demeanor.
12 "A Child's Time"
"Kodomo no Jikan" December 27, 2007
The next day Rin doesn't come to school. Aoki notices this then he notices that Kuro and Mimi are getting texts from her. Reiji asks Rin what's wrong and she tells him she wants to go to school. He is still extremely angry at Aoki for "being alone with her". He also continues to have nightmares. Rin finds a letter in the mailbox from Aoki, and she later tells Reiji she is going outside for a while and he yells at her, thinking she is going to Aoki's house. He puts a padlock on the outside of her room to keep her from leaving. Reiji has some kind of breakdown when Rin threatens to stab him with scissors.