Once in a while life puts everyone through a very problematic situation. But the thing is, when we are coping up with that, we take it as if this situation is the worst. This could lead us into a state of depression, from where we are unable to return back without the help of someone like Kotaro. But when we come across an orphan boy who lives alone and has to earn to live but still keeps smiling, we are encouraged.
Our mind starts thinking that if a small 4-year-old kid can live happily in these circumstances, then why not me? Which is exactly the plot of the anime Kotaro Lives Alone.
About The Anime:
Kotaro Lives Akone is the anime adaptation of the manga Kotaro wa Hitorigurashi. Previously this manga was also adapted into a Japanese drama of the same title as the upcoming anime. The drama is available to stream on Netflix, which was a success.
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Shogakkukan’s Big Comic Superior issue #20 announced that the adaptation will be a Netflix exclusive. It will be available to stream on Netflix in spring 2022. Netflix’s Official Japanese Twitter handle also released a visual along with the announcement.
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— Netflix Japan Anime (@NetflixJP_Anime) September 24, 2021
The teaser visual shows that the kid is having lunch alone in his apartment. Interestingly it seems that Kotaro is an expert at cooking if we consider the dishes on the table are made by him.
What Happens In Kotaro Lives Alone?
The anime is about Kotaro Sato, a 4-year old boy who lives alone. Kotaro has no parents, and for his living, he somehow manages to earn an income. He moves to an apartment complex where his neighbor is Shin Karino, a failed mangaka.
Later, Shin begins to take care of Kotaro, and in the way, he learns the importance of responsibility and care as an adult. Surprisingly, despite all the odds, Kotaro has a life more put together than most adults.
Staff And Cast Of Kotaro Lives Alone:
LIDEN FILMS is the studio animating the anime series with Tomoe Makino as the Director, Yuu Sato as Series Composer, and Tomomi Kimura as Character Designer.
Two of the main cast were also revealed, including Rei Kugimiya as Kotaro Sato and Toshiki Masuda as Shin Karino. Rei Kugimiya has also voiced Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. While the popular works of Toshiki Masuda include Eijro Kirishima from My Hero Academia.