Ōkiku naru Ko (partially found original Japanese version of puppet TV series; 1959-1988)

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Opening title of the Latin America dub.

Status: Partially Found

Ōkiku naru Ko (大きくなる子 Children growing up) was an educational Japanese show, produced by Studio Nova, that aired on NHK through April 7th, 1959, to March 18th, 1988. It was created for 1st and 2nd-year primary school students in Japan, teaching them lessons like morals and how to act at school. The show is more notable for the Monkey Puppet meme portrayed by the main protagonist Pedro.[1]

In the 1980s and 1990s, the series was also aired in Latin America under the name "Niños en crecimiento". This was the penultimate season of the show, airing from April 13th, 1984, to April 4th, 1986, in Japan.[2]


Outside of multiple clips of the show when it aired in Latin America, only 1 clip of the Japanese version of the show has surfaced.

List of Chapters

  1. Nice to meet you
  2. Worn crayons
  3. A single polished shoe
  4. The destroyed sand castle
  5. The dropped mailbox
  6. The teacher's tears
  7. Bravo, Pedro! You were able to do it
  8. A ruined excursion
  9. Too many compromises
  10. How good it is to be kind
  11. I wasn't the real culprit
  12. Who is braver
  13. The Tree of Efforts
  14. Yes, I took revenge, but...
  15. Filial love




An upload of the full Japanese opening.

Japanese clip resurfaced.


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