Chibi Maruko Chan



Based on a popular biographical comic book by Sakura Momoko, “Chibi Maruko Chan” has achieved a TV audience rating of 39.9% in Japan. Chibi Maruko Chan is the nickname of a sweetly obnoxious 9-year-old girl. She tricks her grandfather, ponders for hours over how to spend her allowance, and hates sitting next to ugly boys. She talks, feels and lives just as real kids do.


9-year-old Maruko is little bit lazy, but she is a kind girl full of curiosity about interesting things. Optimistic and easily flattered, Maruko loves her grandpa and has lots of fun with him. Her best friend, Tamae, is kind and has a sincere heart, and is always on Maruko’s side, even when Maruko says something weird. Maruko has many happy moments with her loving family and various classmates.

This animation portrays a happy, fun, and sometimes heart-warming life story from Maruko’s unique point of view.


Year: 1990

Episode No.: 1,300+

Length: TV half

Format: SD/HD

Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9

Target: Kids 6-9

Language: Japanese, Russian, English etc. (English Script Available)

Award: Excellent TV series for kids selected by Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan in 1995


Yoshifumi Ito
International Sales & Production
Nippon Animation Co., Ltd.
Phone: +81-3-3574-5931

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