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30 min. / 27 eps.
ODE to JUDO
(C) Ikki KajiwaraHiroshi Kaizuka / TMS
Original Title in Japanese: Judo Sanka
Learn the Discipline and Virtues of Judo
In a time when Judo was only in the exclusive domain of men, a young woman strives to master this ancient art and discipline. The thought of the weaker overpowering the stronger possesses her to challenge and break the gender barrier. However, soon after defeating a male opponent, she realizes the psychological damage this could cause and she leaves Judo behind. Many years later and forgotten from the world, she is the mother of an energetic and aggressive young boy. After actively challenging and competing against all the tough guys at school to become the strongest of them all, the son decides to join a Judo club where he learns of his mothers secret past. With this past now revealed, the mother decides to dedicate her life in teaching her son the art, discipline, and all the virtues of Judo. The interwoven paths of this mother and son bring about a whole new respect for one another and also for people around them, and together they are in themselves an ODE TO JUDO......