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Anime Profile: Shin-chan

USA Info
Japanese Info
Shin-chan Crayon Shin-chan(クレヨンしんけゃん) Shin-chan
394 TV Episodes, 14 Movies 394 TV Episodes, 14 Movies
August 19, 2006(Cartoon Network broadcast) April 13, 1992
FUNimation/phuuz Shin'ei Doga/TV Asahi
  Yoshihito Usui
  Mitsuro Hongo, Keiichi Hara, Yuji Mutoh
Crazy Comedy Crazy Comedy
Ai Suotome Ai Suotome
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Bo-chan Bo-chan
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Midori Ishizaka Midori Ishizaka
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Mitsy Nohara Misae Nohara
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Nene Sakurada Nene Sakurada
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Rachel Katz Ume Matsuzaka
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Shin-chan

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Ai Suotome Ai Suotome Hisae Koyama Hisae Koyama
Bo-chan Bo-chan Masae Koyama Masae Koyama
Midori Ishizaka Midori Ishizaka Masao Sato Masao Sato
Mitsy Nohara Misae Nohara Musae Koyama Musae Koyama
Nene Sakurada Nene Sakurada Semashi Nohara Semashi Nohara
Rachel Katz Ume Matsuzaka Shiro Shiro
Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara Tooru Kazama Tooru Kazama
Ginnosuke Nohara Ginnosuke Nohara Tsuru Nohara Tsuru Nohara
Himawari Nohara Himawari Nohara Yasuo Kawamura Yasuo Kawamura
Hiro Nohara Hiroshi Nohara Yoshiji Koyama Yoshiji Koyama
Hiroshi Hiroshi    

Anime Description: Shin-chan

Every once in awhile, an anime show comes along that's so strange that it defies explanation. This is one of them. Crayon Shin-chan is a popular long-running comedic series in Japan and focuses on the (mostly perverted) misadventures of a kid named Shinnosuke Nohara. However, much to the annoyance (and sometimes horror) of his parents, "Shin-chan" exhibits some of the most bizarrely perverted, rude and madcap behavior, always leaving disaster in his wake.

Much like animated comedies like South Park or Home Movies, part of the shows charm comes from it's simplistic art style. (Especially with its deceptively child-like appearance, much like South Park.) There is also no real storyline, most of Crayon Shin-chan is episodic. However, this series went on to being one of the biggest comedy hits in Japan and other countries as well. Watch out, because when Shin-chan is opens his mouth, all hell will break loose!

Anime Description: Shin-chan

Shin Chan is a Japanese manga and anime created and drawn by Yoshito Usui. It's about five-year-old kindergarten student Shinnosuke Nohara, or "Shin", and his insane behavior that often drives his parents and teacher up the wall. It takes place in the Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture of Japan. The show in Japan is called "Crayon Shin-chan" because of the crayon look the characters are drawn in.

The show has gone through three dubbings, the latest being from FUNimation. The latest dub it very adult, including Shin-chan's near constant talk about pooping out his latest meal, and with random curses thrown in.

Some of Shin's favorite things to talk about is his mothers small bust, older women, showing his butt at any time available, and doing the elephant dance where he paints a picture of an elephant on his crotch and then wags his penis around to simulate an elephants trunk.

A running gag in the Japanese version is how Shin always says the wrong phrase relating to things. Many of these jokes were unable to be translated to English.

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