Kotaro Lives Alone Characters & Voice Actors (2022)

When Kotaro Lives Alone finally debuted in March 2022, it became a global phenomenon, with the Internet being full of information and questions about certain aspects of the series. Kotaro Lives Alone has a lively cast of characters and the voice actors behind them; this is why they are going to be the focus of this article.

You’re going to find out some basic piece information on all major characters, as well as their voice actors.

Kotaro Satо̄

Susumu Karino

Isamu Tamaru

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Mitsuki Akimoto

Ayano Kobayashi


Kotaro Satо̄

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Voice Actor: Rie Kugimiya

A four-year-old boy who lives alone in room 203 of the Shimizu apartment for a reason. He is able to clean, wash and cook by himself. He speaks like a young lordling in imitation of his favorite anime, Tonosaman.


Rie Kugimiya (born May 30, 1979 in Kumamoto, Japan) is a Japanese seiyū, affiliated with I’m Enterprise. She voices main characters in successful anime such as Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Happy in Fairy Tail, and Kagura in Gintama, but is best known as “the queen of the tsundere” because of her excellent interpretation of this type of character like Nagi in Hayate the Combat Butler, Shana in Shakugan no Shana, Louise in Zero no tsukaima, Lotte in Astarotte no omocha, Taiga in Toradora!, Iori in The Idolmaster and Aria H. Kanzaki in Hidan no Aria.

In high school, she was a member of a radio show club and was responsible for making announcements for her school’s events. Because of the compliments of her comrades who find her gifted, and because she likes to read tales, she decides to become a seiyû. Her career is prolific and she is recognized as one of the best in her profession.

Notable Work: Rizel Iwaki in Rizelmine, Alphonse Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Hina in Guardian Hearts, Hotaru Imai in Gakuen Alice, Momo Nishimiya in Jujutsu Kaisen, Kagura in Gintama, Aria H. Kanzakiin Hidan no Aria, Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4: The Golden Animation, Juuzou Suzuya in Tokyo Ghoul, Louise Françoise Le Blanc de la Vallière in Zero no tsukaima ~ F, Tet in No Game No Life

Susumu Karino

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Voice Actor: Toshiki Masuda

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An unsuccessful manga artist who lives in room 202 of the Shimizu apartment. He often watches Kotaro, goes with him to the public baths and accompanies him to kindergarten.


Toshiki Masuda (Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, March 8, 1990) is a Japanese seiyū, stage actor and singer, formerly affiliated with Space Craft Group. Some of his best-known roles include Chikara Ennoshita in Haikyū!!, Gou Wakabayashi in Daiya no Ace, Kōtarō Hayama in Kuroko no Basket, Ryū Zaō in Binan Kōkō Chikyū Bōei-bu Love!, Eijirō Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Atom Kirihara in Marginal#4: Kiss kara Tsukuru Big Bang and more recently, Masahiro Setagawa in Hitorijime My Hero and Iori Izumi in Idolish7.

Masuda was born on March 8, 1990 in Hiroshima, Japan. His family consists of his father, mother, and a younger brother. He was interested in acting from a very young age and during high school he wanted to become a voice actor, after watching the anime series Code Geass and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, the latter of which piqued his interest in said area.

In 2008, he moved to Tokyo and entered the broadcasting department of Tokyo Announce Gakuin Performing Arts College. In 2009, he auditioned for The Prince of Tennis musicals and was cast in the role of Seiichi Yukimura, this being his debut role. In September 2010, Masuda decided to give up theater for a while and focus on voice acting, so he was transferred to the voice acting division of his agency, Space Craft.

He began his activities as a voice actor in October, as an assistant on the A&G Artist Zone 2h radio show. In April 2011, Masuda landed his first regular role in an anime series, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, playing Ryōga Kamishiro. In October 2011, Masuda and fellow voice actor Yoshimasa Hosoya starred in a radio show titled Hosoya Yoshimasa ・ Masuda Toshiki no Zenryoku Danshi, which ran until March 31, 2013.

In February 2012, Masuda and Hosoya also formed a unit called “MaxBoys” and released a CD. In 2013, he voiced the main character Masayoshi Hazama / Samurai Flamenco in the Samurai Flamenco series, while in 2014 Chikara Ennoshita in Haikyū!!. In 2015, he played Ryū Zaō in Binan Kōkō Chikyū Bōei-bu Love! and in its subsequent sequel in 2016. In 2017, he landed the lead role of Masahiro Setagawa in Hitorijime My Hero.

Notable Work: Ryōga Kamishiro in Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Chikara Ennoshita in Haikyū!!, Charanko in One-Punch Man, Kurusu in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Eijiro Kirishima in My Hero Academia, Porco Galliard in Attack on Titan

Isamu Tamaru

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Voice Actor: Junichi Suwabe

A man living in room 102 of the Shimizu apartment. Despite his intimidating appearance, he loves children and is infatuated with Kotaro.


Junichi Suwabe is a Japanese seiyu. He is affiliated with Haikyou, covering the following areas: the work of announcers, radio hosts, DJs, and voice actors for anime and games characters. The main areas of work are dubbing anime, video games, Drama CDs, dubbing foreign films into Japanese. In addition to voicing anime characters, Suwabe also works as an announcer.

Since March 25, 2009, he has been a member of the PHERO☆MEN seiyu unit along with Toriumi Kosuke. In the period from 2002 to 2013, the seiyu unit was called “Nazo no Shin Unit STA☆MEN” and consisted of 7 people: Suwabe Junichi, Toriumi Koshimura, Kisho Daisuke Yasumura Makoto, Yoshino Hiroyuki. He was nominated for “Best Song Performance” at the 6th Seiyu Awards, and won the “Best Supporting Actor” award at the 7th Seiyu Awards.

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Mitsuki Akimoto

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Voice Actor: Saori Hayami

A young woman who lives in room 201 of the Shimizu apartment. She is always in a good mood and often invites Kotaro to tea.


Saori Hayami is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is affiliated with I’m Enterprise. Saori Hayami was born on May 29, 1991 in Tokyo. The decision to choose a future profession was born to Hayami during his elementary school years, but was prompted by watching Japanese dubbed films with Audrey Hepburn at an earlier age with his mother.

Saori noticed and then realized that the voice acting of foreign actors does not always match their facial expressions, and that similar cases occur in anime series, and wanted to try her hand as a seiyuu. Hayami became interested in where to get a specialized education, and learned about the school at the Japan Institute of Acting, which was recruited from the fourth grade.

After listening to the opinion of her parents, who warned Saori about the difficulties of the seiyu world, Hayami did not change her mind and entered an educational institution from the first year of high school. One of Saori’s teachers was seiyuu Miki Narahashi. In March 2006, Hayami successfully auditioned for I’m Enterprise.

The first work at a professional level was the voice acting of the character Sumire Mido in the radio show based on the My Lovely Robot franchise, and in April 2007 he made his debut in the Toka Gettan anime series as Momoka Kawakabe. In 2009, Hayami first tried herself as a singer, performing in a duet with Hitomi Yoshida the opening and ending compositions for the series Sora no Otoshimono. Subsequently, this duet was called blue drops.

In 2011, Hayami began her career as a radio host on Hayami Saori no Furi〜Suteiru♪ on internet radio station Cho! A&G+. In 2015, Saori released her first single, “Yasashi Kibo”, which was the opening song for the anime Snow White with the Red Hair. At the end of August of that year, the song managed to climb to number 11 on the Oricon charts.

In 2016, the song was featured on her first solo album, Live Love Laugh, which climbed immediately after reaching number 6 on the Oricon charts. At the end of 2015, Saori Hayami won the Seiyu Awards for Best Supporting Actress for voicing Yotsugi Ononoka in Owarimonogatari and Haruki Ogasawara in Sound! Euphonium.

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Ayano Kobayashi

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Voice Actor: Yumiri Hanamori

Ayano Kobayashi is a secondary character, a lawyer that handles Kotaro’s case.



Yumiri Hanamori (Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, September 29, 19971) is a Japanese voice actress. She is affiliated with the talent agency m&i. Hanamori used the alias Rimiyu in her debut, The Second Audition. When Hanamori was in her second year of high school, her friend encouraged her to try voiceover as a career choice, sparking Hanamori’s interest in voice actors. In 2015, Hanamori was Radio Flush’s 62nd personality.

In 2016, Hanamori made her anime film debut in Garakowa: Restore the World, where she played Remo, the female lead. On October 22, 2015, Hanamori walked the red carpet with producer Masashi Ishihama and Ryoichi Ishihara as Garakowa‘s voice part at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Hanamori was affiliated with Pony Canyon Artists/Swallow. In 2017, Hanamori changed her affiliation to m&i.

Notable Work: Hinaki Ubuyashiki in Demon Slayer, Ai Hayasaka in Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Evileye in Overlord, Zero in Grimoire of Zero, Sachiko Umemoto in Ace of Diamond


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Voice Actor: Soma Saito

Aota is a supporting character and one of Kotaro’s neighbors.


Sōma Saitō (Kōfu, 22 April 1991) is a Japanese voice actor and singer, affiliated with 81 Produce and Sacra Music. Saitō was born on April 22, 1991 in Kōfu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. He is the eldest of three brothers, with two younger sisters. He started wanting to be a voice actor in high school, inspired by Akira Ishida’s role as Koyemshi in Bokurano.

Previously, he wanted to become a musician or a novelist. Saitō attended 81 Produce’s second audition in 2008. That audition was attended by a total of 1,035 people, of whom only 33 made it to the final, and the winner would be chosen for a training period in the talent agency. He won the audition for the male category and started taking voice acting lessons at 81 ACTOR’S STUDIO afterward while still in high school.

In 2009, Saitō won the “Special Award for Judges” in the acting competition at the 33rd National School Comprehensive Cultural Festival. Veteran voice actress Nobuyo Ōyama was one of the judges present at the time. He began his career as a voice actor in 2010, playing minor roles in some anime and video games. He paid less attention to his career as a voice actor during his first two years to focus on his studies at Waseda University.

After graduating in 2014, he began to fill more important roles. The first major role he landed through auditioning was Tasuku Ryuenji in the animated series Future Card Buddyfight. In the same year, Saitō landed other major roles such as Tadashi Yamaguchi in the animated series Haikyu !!, Tatsumi in the animated series Akame ga Kill !, and Twelve in the animated series Terror in Resonance.

At the 9th Seiyu Awards in 2015, Saitō won the “Best Male Novice Voice” award for his role as Twelve in the animated series Terror in Resonance. He shared the award with Ryōta Ōsaka and Natsuki Hanae. In March 2019, he and the other members of Hypnosis Mic received a singing award at the 13th Voice Actor Awards. Saitō made his debut as a solo artist in 2017, with Sacra Music.

He released his first single “Fish Story” on June 7, 2017. Her second single “Yoake wa Mada / Hikari Tatsu Ame” was released on September 6, 2017. The song “Hikari Tatsu Ame” was used as the opening theme for Katsugeki / Touken Ranbu. Saitō released his third single “Date” on June 20, 2018. For his third single, he took on the writing duties, writing lyrics and music for all the songs featured.

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Saitō released his first album, “quantum stranger”, on December 19, 2018. On February 24, 2019, Saitō held his first live concert titled “Saitō Sōma 1st LIVE quantum stranger (s)” in the Maihama Amphi Theater. A blu-ray edition of the concert was released on June 5th of the same year as the concert.

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Kotaro Lives Alone Characters & Voice Actors? ›

Main Kotaro Lives Alone Cast
  • Kotaro Sato. voiced by Cherami Leigh and 1 other.
  • Shin Karino. voiced by Michael Sinterniklaas and 1 other.
  • Mizuki Akitomo. voiced by Stephanie Sheh and 1 other.
  • Isamu Tamaru. voiced by Kayleigh McKee and 1 other.
Mar 10, 2022

Who is the English voice actor for Kotaro in Kotaro Lives Alone? ›

Cherami Leigh

Who is Ryota Kotaro Lives Alone? ›

Kyle McCarley is the English dub voice of Ryota in Kotaro Lives Alone, and Kaito Ishikawa is the Japanese voice.

What does Kotaro live alone? ›

Kotaro Lives Alone (Japanese: コタローは1人暮らし, Hepburn: Kotarō wa Hitori Gurashi) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Mami Tsumura. It has been serialized in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Big Comic Superior since March 2015. A ten-episode television drama was broadcast on TV Asahi in 2021.

Is Kotaro a girl in Kotaro Lives Alone? ›

But this leaves viewers wondering, "Where is his family?" Kotaro Lives Alone is a Netflix adaptation of Mami Tsumura's original manga. Released this year, the series tells the story of Kotaro, a 4-year-old boy who moves into an apartment building by himself, where he befriends his neighbors.

Who voices Takei in Kotaro Lives Alone? ›

Katelyn Gault is the English dub voice of Sumire Takei in Kotaro Lives Alone.

How old is Kotaro? ›

In the new Netflix anime series Kotaro Lives Alone, Kotaro (Cherami Leigh) is a young 4-year-old boy who lives all by himself in a Japanese apartment complex. With no sign of his parents around, Kotaro befriends his neighbors, including a manga artist named Karino Shin (Michael Sinterniklaas).

Will there be Kotaro Lives Alone Season 2? ›

Given the overwhelming reception from critics and subscribers, we fully expect to see Kotaro Lives Alone renewed sometime in the near future.

Is Kotaro Lives Alone an anime? ›

Stream It Or Skip It: 'Kotaro Lives Alone' on Netflix, A Refreshingly Honest and Endearing Anime Series.

What anime is Kotaro from? ›

Kotaro (仔太郎), a character in the 2007 anime samurai film Sword of the Stranger.

Does Kotaro grown up? ›

Though sometimes Kotaro can certainly be a little too adult for his own good. Sometimes he out-adults the adults. Don't take beer from strange kids!

Does Kotaro Lives Alone have a happy ending? ›

After Karino becomes the guardian of Kotaro, Kotaro slowly improves a lot. As the series progresses, Kotaro finally pouts and cries like any other child, his innocence and curiosity regaining their zeal while he accepts Karino as his family.

Who Kotaro parents? ›

Kotaro's mother is Sayori Wamiya. Meanwhile, his father was never named. Sayori Wamiya, after leaving Kotaro in a shared apartment, died. On the other hand, his father is still alive but is not allowed to see Kotaro due to a restraining order against him because he was abusive.

How tall is Kotaro Lives Alone? ›

Kotaro Lives Alone (2022) Characters: Heights and Ages
Kotaro Sato~ 3 ft 7 in~ 5 years old
Shin Karino~ 5 ft 7 in~ 25 years old
Isamu Tamaru~ 5 ft 9 in~ 35 years old
Mar 18, 2022

Does Netflix have Kotaro? ›

Watch Kotaro Lives Alone | Netflix Official Site.

Who is Ryuuichi girlfriend? ›

Ushimaru Yuki

It wasn't until Ryuuichi received a love letter that the two of them began crossing paths more frequently. Both harbored feelings for him, so they both headed to secretly watch to see if he would reciprocate the sentiment to the writer of the letter.

But one of the things that you will notice about this series is that Kotaro literally lives alone and with no parents around him.. Kotaro’s mother is Sayori Wamiya.. Meanwhile, his father was never named.. On the other hand, his father is still alive but is not allowed to see Kotaro due to a restraining order against him because he was abusive.. Kotaro Lives Alone is a Netflix original anime series that explores the story of the titular character named Kotaro, a kid who is four (or five) years old but lives in an apartment all by himself.. He is introduced as a boy living all by himself and with no parents around to help him do all the work in his apartment.. This makes the neighbors wonder why a boy is living all by himself and is trying to get by without the help of a parental figure or a guardian.. While Kotaro may have ended up getting a lot of help from the different adults in his life, this still makes us wonder who his parents are, considering that they have been noticeably absent throughout the entire series.. The boy revealed his mother’s name as Sayori Wamiya.. As bizarre as the start of Kotaro Lives Alone might be, the thing that people should know is that he is but a normal boy that should’ve lived a normal life.. However, the fact that his parents are absent in his life is what has forced him to lead a different kind of childhood that’s far from what regular children are supposed to experience.. To understand more about where Kotaro’s parents are, it is important to talk about what kind of childhood he experienced living under his parents.. Meanwhile, Kotaro’s abusive father found out where the boy lived, and that was when Kotaro decided to move out of the group house.

This strangely unique seinen work about a four-year-old boy who has to learn to be an adult is truly heartwarming and while you’re taking a break from the first season or are still in the process of watching it, here is everything we know about Season 2 of Kotaro Lives Alone .. The second season of Kotaro Lives Alone still hasn’t been confirmed yet.. The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Kotaro Lives Alone .. In light of that, many fans are wondering if and when we might be seeing a second season of Kotaro Lives Alone .. Since it’s still way too early to discuss a potential sequel season – namely, Kotaro Lives Alone has only recently premiered – we can only speculate here.. The fans have been eagerly waiting for an anime adaptation and if new fans also come to like it (anime are usually more popular globally than manga), which is to be expected, we’re sure that Kotaro Lives Alone is slowly heading towards a second season.. Taking all of this into account, Kotaro Lives Alone is a likely candidate for a renewal, but don’t expect to see the second season before 2023 or even 2024, based on when it is announced (if that even happens).. You now know all the facts and our thoughts related to Kotaro Lives Alone season 2, which means that you’ve probably deduced for yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Kotaro Lives Alone .. This is because it’s still too early for a second season trailer; the first season’s only just premiered so it’ll be a while before any work on a second season begins.. Taking into account everything we’ve said, a trailer for Kotaro Lives Alone season two is unlikely to appear before the end of 2022 or early 2023, depending on when the potential second season will air.. The overall plot of Kotaro Lives Alone is rather simple and follows the everyday situations of Kotaro and his neighbors.. At first, Shin Karino is annoyed by Kotaro Sato, but the residents of the apartment complex, including Shin Karino, start to like Kotaro Sato.. It’s still too early for us to discuss a potential second season of Kotaro Lives Alone in terms of cast and characters, simply because we’re still too early in the first season.

The opening song for Kotaro Lives Alone is the song “Hoshi no Runway”, performed by KOCHO.. She graduated from Ferris University, Faculty of Music, Department of Music and Arts.. While she was in school, she made her debut as a vocalist in charge of the insert song for the TV anime Birdy the Mighty DECODE (2008), composed by Yugo Kanno.. After that, she participated in the music of many video works such as TV dramas, animations, and commercials.. In December 2017, she released the insert song “Kimi no Mikoto”, which was in charge of singing in the fifth episode of the TV anime The Ancient Magus’ Bride , as “ TheAncient Magus’ Bride Original Soundtrack”.. In 2018, she was in charge of singing the main theme of the drama Unnatural and the insert song “Catalsis”, and the soundtrack CD was released in March.. She is in charge of singing the CM theme song “Thest” for the smartphone game F-ate / Grand Order” Main Quest Part 2 Chapter 3 “Lostbelt No.3 Human Intelligence Integration Shinkoku SIN Beni no Tsukishita Bijin .. The ending song for Kotaru Lives Alone is “Chiisana Te no Hira”, performed by Japanese musician Kotoringo.. Kotringo began playing the piano at the age of five and composing music at the age of seven.. After graduating from high school, Kotringo attended Koyo Music School in Kobe.. In the fall of 2005, Kotringo began working on finding a way to express her own music using her voice, her piano, and her MacBook.. The following March, a composition she sent to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Radio Sakamoto” Audition Corner (broadcast on J- WAVE, a Tokyo-based FM station covering the Kanto region) caught Sakamoto’s attention.. In November of the same year, she debuted with the release of her first single, the Ryuichi Sakamoto-produced Konnichiwa, Mata Ashita, a promotional song for the Gekkeikan Company’s “Tsuki” commercial.. Sakamoto was impressed by Kotringo’s multitude of talents: the originality of the composition, the excellence of her performance on the piano, her pure and virginal singing voice, coupled with electronic sounds, all led to the effect of visual images coming to life from the pages of a musical score as if one were looking at a picture book.. The 2009 Trick & Tweet album included Children’s World (こどものせかい; Kodomo no sekai), the theme song to the 2009 animated film Mai Mai Miracle, as a bonus track.

Kotaro Lives Alone has become a gem of an anime because it is unexpectedly amazing, especially when you look at the way it was able to portray Kotaro’s relationship with the people around him and how the series was able to explore his past.. So, why does Kotaro live alone?. The reason Kotaro lives alone is that he was forced to grow up and become an adult due to the neglect that he experienced under his parents.. That said, Kotaro Lives Alone is a reflection of what abuse can do and how it can help shape the upbringing of a child.. When Kotaro Lives Alone was first introduced, many anime fans thought that this Netflix original anime series was going to be a gag that’s similar to Shin Chan.. Of course, the beginning of the series is also quite odd as well because we were introduced to Kotaro introducing himself to his neighbor, Karino, who was as perplexed as any of the audience members when he got to meet Kotaro.. Kotaro literally lived on his own when he was introduced.. The series eventually revealed that Kotaro used to live with his neglectful parents.. While it wasn’t fully explained whether or not he abused Kotaro, we did get to learn that Kotaro’s father did indeed abuse his mother, and that means that the young boy was a witness to all of this.. As such, seeing his parents live the way they did and his mother suffering from the abuse of his father triggered a thought in young Kotaro.. Why were they hardly ever seen in the Kotaro Lives Alone anime?. It does seem odd that Kotaro Lives Alone is set in a world where an apartment complex allows a four-year-old child to rent an apartment and live on his own.. While Kotaro has a dependable neighbor in Karino, who acts as his guardian and de facto father, it is unlikely that Kotaro will find someone to live with.. Living alone is essentially his entire shtick, as we get to see him learning things all on his own after he was forced to live that sort of his life by his abusive and neglectful parents.

Kotaro Lives Alone season 1 follows a preschool boy who moves into an apartment building.. I stumbled upon Kotaro Lives Alone flicking through Netflix, caught by the playful and innocent art style, curious to see what it’s about.. Little would I go on to realise how deep, thought-provoking and intellectual Kotaro Lives Alone is, and how much of a special gem it articulates such profound takeaways everyone should pay attention to.. ANIME KOTARO LIVES ALONE RELEASE DATE APRIL, 2022 PLATFORM NETFLIX ORIGINAL SEASON 1 EPISODES 10 GENRE SLICE OF LIFE COMEDY VOICE ACTORS RIE KUGIMIYA, TOSHIKI MASUDA, SAORI HAYAMI. a simple dinner for Kotaro like this can reveal quite a knee-jerk a realisationAnd it’s here where Kotaro Lives Alone shines, as the anime addresses many deep themes beneath it all: abandonment, longing, neglect, abuse, family, pain, divorce, birthdays, hope, and growth.. And never would I have thought they would come from Kotaro Lives Alone.. Though 10 episodes of Kotaro Lives Alone may seem a little few for season 1, each episode is full of microstories and events that you’ll be surprised it’s all just an average length episode.. It’s mostly all slice of life fun and games, with frequent clashes of Kotaro’s feudal speaking linguistics and everyone else, but ties the episode together showing Kotaro’s vulnerability and his life learning for the moment.. By the end of Kotaro Lives Alone, I couldn’t get enough of him and how brilliantly executed this simple anime is.. I stumbled upon Kotaro Lives Alone flicking through Netflix, caught by the playful and innocent art style, and curiosity to see what it is about.. Little would I go on to realise how deep, thought-provoking and intellectual Kotaro Lives Alone is, and how much of a special gem it articulates such profound takeaways everyone should pay attention to.

Yeah, Kotaro, those are just all the people watching the show.. Chiefly that's Kotaro's extremely depressed mangaka neighbor, Karino, who lives in the apartment next door.. Couldn't be me.. Like how sometimes Karino is just a big child in adult clothes, and Kotaro is his guardian.. Again, another example of how I wouldn't really show this to kids.. I don't think they would get anything about it.


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