Kotaro Lives Alone

The BEST episodes of Kotaro Lives Alone

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

A lonely little boy moves into a ramshackle apartment building all on his own and makes friends with the broke manga artist who lives next door.

Last Updated: 4/14/2022Network: Netflix
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Episode 10
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8.80
15 votes

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/10/2022

One day, a woman Kotaro doesn't recognize comes to pick him up from kindergarten. She says she's Karino's ex-girlfriend.

Episode 4
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8.53
17 votes

#2 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/10/2022

Kotaro's friend Kakeru has a maid who takes care of everything for him, so Kotaro decides to show Kakeru how to do things for himself.

Episode 9
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8.47
15 votes

#3 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/10/2022

Whenever Kotaro goes to see the neighborhood dentist, Dr. Ohba always takes the time to talk to him and ask him lots of questions.

Episode 5
star
8.35
17 votes

#4 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/10/2022

For some reason, Kotaro is very particular about his tissues. He wants expensive, soft ones because they're "sweet." Later, Karino figures out why.

Episode 8
star
8.31
13 votes

#5 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/10/2022

Karino brings Kotaro and all his friends to the movies. Kotaro wants to see the new Tonosaman film, but the other kids want to watch something else.

Episode 3
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8.29
17 votes

#6 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/10/2022

When he sees someone handing out free balloons, Kotaro tries to collect as many as he can. But there's a reason he wants so many balloons.

Episode 7
star
8.23
13 votes

#7 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/10/2022

A girl named Kana starts coming over to Kotaro's house to play everyday after kindergarten, but she never seems to have fun.

Episode 2
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8.18
17 votes

#8 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/10/2022

Karino figures out why Kotaro talks the way he does: he's copying Tonosaman, his favorite cartoon character from a show that's about to end.

Episode 6
star
8.13
16 votes

#9 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/10/2022

A man named Aota moves into the building for a month. When he asks Kotaro to be his friend, Karino gets suspicious — and a little jealous.

Episode 1
star
7.82
28 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/10/2022

A strange four-year-old boy named Kotaro moves into Shimizu Apartment all on his own. He doesn't seem to have any parents or family around.