The Diary of Ochibi-san is a 24-episode anime short series that premiered on October 8, 2023. The latest PV trailer features the titular character, Ochibi-san, and his friends, along with the main theme song Romantic by Naotarou Moriyama.
Co-directed by Daisuke Onizuka and Shogo Tsurii, the series has CG animation directors Naoki Yoshibe, Masaki Ishikawa, Satoshi Yamauchi, and You Kyuuda, with Satoru Kousaki as the music composer. Studio Khara is handling animation production. The main voice cast includes Manami Hanawa, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Shiori Izawa, Chafurin, Misaki Kuno, Hiroki Gotou, Yui Ogura, and Kousuke Echigoya. The anime is based on Moyoco Anno‘s slice-of-life manga, previously published by Crunchyroll, and originated from a picture book published in 2014.
Synopsis, according to the english publisher Azuki :
Even if I can make you smile, I can’t erase the tears you’ve cried.” In Mametsubu-cho, a little town somewhere in Japan’s ancient capital of Kamakura, the cheerful Ochibi lives a free and easy life. Together with his friends — the dog Nazeni, the mischievous cat Jack, and the ever-hungry pooch Pankui — he welcomes the new discoveries and acquaintances that come with the changing seasons.The spring brings flowers and greenery; the summer, chances to swim in the cool sea. With autumn come the fiery red maples, and winter brings hot and hearty meals.These events and shifts of season are drawn with a soft and tender touch, bringing out the warmth in the details of everyday life.
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