This is a shrine to one of
my favorite Anime boys ever, Hayama Akito (and the show he's associated
with). He appears regularly in the anime and manga series Kodomo no Omocha
(Child's Toy). If you got here somehow without knowing what Kodomo no Omocha
is, you should leave, via this link, and go find out!
To sum it up briefly-- Kodomo no Omocha, or Kodocha for short, is a hyperactive,
ridiculous shoujo show starring Sana-chan, an 11-year-old child-actress
who's had WAY too much caffeine. Everyone in this entire show is, in fact,
completely insane. But that's just one of this show's many charms!
It's not really a SHRINE
so much as a very heavily themed gallery, but I figure, what better way
to worship Hayama (or Sana) than plastering pics of him (or her) everywhere?
02/16/01: The update now?
I've decided to never update again (except the Burning Questions section).
What's the point? People just take all my pictures for their own KNO shrines.
When I made this page in early 1998 nobody knew about this show. Nowadays
it's very popular and therefore a lot of people who don't have any original
ideas and still want to make a webpage are making pages for it. (This phenomenon
is especially strong with very popular shows like SM, FY, GW, and DBZ,
but I digress.) I still love KNO, of course, but I think the time for me
to run this page is over. Lots of other people are making galleries so
this page is no longer unique, and I have no intention of doing all this
work just to keep up a page that isn't anything special. This was my first
webpage so I'm leaving it up for nostalgic reasons. Also, the "Burning
Questions" and Dawson's Creek sections are unique content for the page
and people seem to find them amusing, so why not leave it up. I am still
taking submissions for those pages but everything else is hereby declared
unchanging. I appreciate all the nice e-mail I've gotten over the years.
My only wish for the web is that anyone who wants to make a webpage: make
sure it's got something on it that isn't on anyone else's page. Original
content is important. It also keeps your page from being one of the many
trash pages cluttering the net that just steal other people's images or
other content. Why not make a useful page about something that nobody else
has really done a good page about yet? Good luck & good night.
CAN I OBTAIN THIS SHOW/COMIC?
I know you're asking this
because you want to watch Hayama in action. And the answer is: Kodomo no
Omocha is a series that ran in Japan from 1996 to 1998, with 1 OVA and
a 104 episode TV run. Someone fansubbed the OVA too. I think it was Tomodachi
Anime. Kodocha Anime
is currently fansubbing the TV series. Go there! They rule. So far they've
done 32 episodes of it. GeoFront is subbing it too, but IMHO, their job,
while decent, is not at good as the Kodocha Anime version. There are 10
manga and one extra "side story" manga called Mizu no Yakata (this is not
about the KNO characters; it's the story of the movie Sana and Naozumi
made). The manga is by Miho Obana, was published by Ribon Mascot Comics,
and ran originally in Ribon magazine.
Please keep in mind that
I did a TON of work locating many of these pictures or modifying them to
look decent, and please include a link either here or to The
Angry Cow's Anime Page in general. It's rude not to. I really did a
lot of work for this and it's not so much to ask that you link here (http://members.tripod.com/kriswolfe).
Plus, I have adorable Hayama-themed
small banners to use! What could be better? So link link link! But
please don't just steal things.
This is Bob-kun, the
mascot and protector of the shrine.Bob-kun is an honorable guardian. So
don't get out of line, or Bob-kun will have to put the smack down on you
with his badass self.
Oh, and for all you
who wanna know -- the Angry Cow is the name of my "online publication"
and my various projects; NOT what I call myself.