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Baby and Me (赤ちゃんと僕, Aka-chan to Boku) is a Japanese anime and manga series by Marimo Ragawa. It was published by Hakuensha in Japan, and Viz Media in North America both into eighteen volumes. In 1996, the series was developed into a thirty-five episode anime by Studio Pierrot.
Takuya Enoki loses his mother, Yukako, when she dies in a car accident. Takuya now lives with his father, Harumi, and his baby brother, Minoru. Takuya's baby brother is only two years old and requires much care. Although Takuya is only a fifth grader, he cooks, cleans, sews, scolds, and does everything that is normally a mother's job. Between his housework and looking after his baby brother, Takuya begins to feel a helpless gap between his friends who have fun everyday after school. Neighbors blame him for Minoru's constant crying. His stress gradually builds up and bursts at a point. Because of a mistake Minoru made, Takuya reacts violently. He cannot help feeling upset over Minoru, who is stressing him and taking up all his time.