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Anime Profile: Chibi Maruko-chan

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Title
Chibi Maruko-chan Chibi Maruko-chan(ちびまる子ちゃん) Chibi Maruko-chan
Released
  142 TV episodes, 684 TV episodes(sequel), 1 movie
Dates
  1990-ongoing
Company
  Fuji Television
Creator
  Momoko Sakura
Director
  Yumiko Suda
Genre
Comedy, Drama Comedy, Drama
Characters
-- listed below -- -- listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Chibi Maruko-chan

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Momoko Sakura Momoko Sakura Noritaka Hamazaki Noritaka Hamazaki
Sakiko Sakura Sakiko Sakura Satoshi Sugiyama Satoshi Sugiyama
Hanako Migiwa Hanako Migiwa Shigeru Fujiki Shigeru Fujiki
Hideji Saijo Hideji Saijo Shinji Sekiguchi Shinji Sekiguchi
Hideyuki Togawa Hideyuki Togawa Shouta Yamada Shouta Yamada
Hiroshi Sakura Hiroshi Sakura Sueo Maruo Sueo Maruo
Kazuhiko Hanazawa Kazuhiko Hanazawa Sumire Sakura Sumire Sakura
Kenichi Ono Kenichi Ono Tamae Honami Tamae Honami
Kimio Nagasawa Kimio Nagasawa Taro Tomita Taro Tomita
Kotake Sakura Kotake Sakura Tomozou Sakura Tomozo Sakura
Misuzu Fuyuta Misuzu Fuyuta Toshiko Tsuchihashi Toshiko Tsuchihashi

Anime Description: Chibi Maruko-chan

Chibi Maruko-chan is a series created by Momoko Sakura. This anime depicts the simple, everyday life of a little girl nicknamed Maruko-chan and her family in the late seventies in Japan. The series is set in the former city of Shimizu.

This series is inspired by incidents from the author's own childhood, and some of the characters are based on her family and friends. This honest and thoughtful tone of the strip led to its becoming popular among a wider audience.

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