Ranked #943

Crayon Shin-chan

Alternative Titles

English: Shin Chan
Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 1992 to ?
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Fridays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Source: Manga
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.741 (scored by 11,991 users)
Ranked: #9432
Popularity: #1649
Members: 22,005
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Just because an anime features a young protagonist does not necessarily mean that it is an appropriate series to show your children. Young Shinnosuke, or Shin-chan for short, is a very creative young boy that lives with his eccentric parents, Misae and Hiroshi, as well as his Prima Donna younger sister, Himawari, and has loads of unique friends to boot.

Everyday life for little Shin-chan is full of funny (and shocking) moments, most of which stem from his unnatural and sometimes profane use of language, as well as his constant acts of inappropriate behavior. Shin-chan's famous "elephant" gag is one of the most defining moments in Crayon Shin-chan, simply because it is the epitome of crude comedy, one of the core themes of the series.

Crayon Shin-chan is a hilarious show about the day in the life of a young, curious boy, that captures the awkwardness of growing up as well as the beauty of being true to one's self, no matter what others say.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nohara, Shinnosuke
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Yajima, Akiko
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Nohara, Misae
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Narahashi, Miki
Narahashi, Miki
Nohara, Hiroshi
Nohara, Hiroshi
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Nohara, Himawari
Nohara, Himawari
Koorogi, Satomi
Koorogi, Satomi


Cook, Justin
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Hara, Keiichi
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Mutou, Yuuji
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Mizushima, Tsutomu
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Opening Theme

#01: "Doubutsuen wa Taihen da" by Tune's
#02: "Yume no End wa Itsumo Mezamashi!" by B.B.Queens
#03: "Bakappo de Go!" by Akiko Yajima
#04: "Ora wa Ninkimono" by Akiko Yajima
#05: "Nenjuu Muchuu ~I Want You~" by Puppy
#06: "Tobe Tobe Onei-san" by Akiko Yajima & Tesshou Genda
#07: "Dame Dame no Uta" by Lady Q, Akiko Yajima & Miki Narahashi
#08: "Pleasure" by Tomomi Kahala
#09: "Leisurely De-o!" by Akiko Yajima
#10: "Leisurely De-o! ~Crayon Friends 2007 Version~" by Akiko Yajima and AKB48
#11: "Leisurely De-o! (Regular Version)" by Akiko Yajima and AKB48
#12: "HEY BABY!" by Kumi Koda
#13: "T.W.L" by Kan Jani Eight (関ジャニ∞)
#14: "Kibou Sanmyaku (希望山脈)" by Watari Rouka wa Shiritai 7 (渡り廊下走り隊7)
#15: "Kimi ni 100 Percent (キミに100パーセント)" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Ending Theme

#01: "Uta wo Utaou" by Daiji-Man Brothers Band
#02: "Sunao ni Naritai" by Hiromi Yonemura
#03: "Do-shite" by Sakurakko Club - Sakura-kumi
#04: "Reggae" by Kotone
#05: "Party Join Us Daisakusen" by Maron Koushaku & Akiko Yajima
#06: "Shin-chan Ondo" by Haruo Minami & Akiko Yajima
#07: "Boys Be Brave ~Shounen yo Yuuki wo Mote~" by Aki Okui
#08: "Tsukiakari Funwari Ochitekuru Yoru" by Nanami Ogawa
#09: "Suki Suki - My Girl" by L'luvia
#10: "Ora wa Ninkimono" by Akiko Yajima, Keiji Fujiwara & Miki Narahashi
#11: "Sayonara Arigatou" by Sachiko Kobayashi
#12: "Kyou wa Date" by Kamaboko
#13: "Genki de Ite ne" by Sachiko Kobayashi
#14: "Zentaiteki ni Daisuki Desu." by Sheki-Dol
#15: "Nichuu no Fantasy ~Taiiku wo Yasumi Onna no Ko Hen~" by Dance Man
#16: "Mama to no O-yakusoku Joukou no Uta" by Akiko Yajima & Miki Narahashi
#17: "Konna Toki ni Koso Yakiniku ga Aru" by the Nohara Family All Stars
#18: "OLA!!" by Yuzu

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Aug 3, 2008
My opinion may not be shared by most of MAL users, because Crayon Shin-chan is rated PG(-13) in American countries and is for "Everyone" in my country, so everybody here sees it as an anime destined to children.

I'm not going to write a long review for this one, it's going to be plain and simple. Shin-chan is a 5 years old boy that disturbs every one, he's obviously and logically childish, he's pervert, addicted to television, his mother is really incredible to stand this impossibly irritating little boy. The show is full of under-the-belt jokes as well as troubles between adults because of Shin's way read more
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Dec 13, 2014
It slightly saddens me that Crayon Shin-Chan does not get very many reviews because this is my childhood ( although this series is quite inappropriate for young children in certain aspects... ). And many people in the American community think it's stupid ( which isn't wrong, because there are rather... strange parts to this series that just makes this "Crayon Shin-Chan" ).

However, there is a strange charm to this series which drag the audience in. It merely seems like a weird children's show at first glance, but it is actually an adult show with many adult-targeted humor. However, there are still an aspect of childhood read more
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Dec 11, 2013

When I first acknowledged that Shin-chan is finally going to be dubbed and licensed in NA, I was filled with thrill and excitement, having been a diehard Kureiyon Shin-chan fan since I was born, and could not wait to see it. However, after watching through all of it, and saw that there isn't any review on MyAnimeList on this specific release, I felt like I could give a word of advice or two for those who haven't seen it but will.

Every bit of the English dubbed version of Crayon Shin-chan reminds me of the read more
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Mar 22, 2009
This is by far one of the most fun special anime show,it doesn't feature the kind of a story and animation you usually see in other anime shows, even tho the story is repetitive, and it might seem that the subject is mostly about a 5-year-old showing his buttocks to everybody, it isn't that way, it has it's own humour, slapstick jokes, and antics from a quirky little boy who can twist and turn any other's opinions and make them say what they don't intend to. Shin-Chan doesn't seem to behave even after his mother, Misae, spanks his behind and stretches his cheeks at a read more
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Anime: Tsurupika Hagemaru-kun
Both are exactly same kind of anime, I feel that shinchan is the newer version of Hagimaru. Both the character designs are same, same kind of background, same kind of dirty jokes. The only difference is there is some slice of life moment in shinchan while it is absent in Hagimaru. Switch off your brain and laugh while watching these two shows. 
reportRecommended by ekla
Anime: Oruchuban Ebichu
both have similar styles, stupid characters, and the jokes are simply "under the belt"

but ebichu is a bit more... explicit 
reportRecommended by opal34
Anime: Gakkou no Kaidan
Kids' shows turned comedies. ADV rewrote Ghost Stories and FUNimation rewrote Crayon Shin-chan for Adult Swim. Both dubs are packed with political incorrectness and comical one-liners. 
reportRecommended by hellogoodbye
Anime: Keroro Gunsou
If you like Crayon Shin-chan, you have to watch Keroro Gunsou (aka Sgt. Frog). I didn't find Shin-chan that funny, but Keroro Gunsou is a riot to me. 
reportRecommended by partysmores
Anime: FLCL
Very random and funny. Has alot of cool action scenes and very stange art at times. 
reportRecommended by mina-mina10
Anime: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
-Both series are very goofy and have a good amount of crude humor
-Both series have a distinctive art style
-Both series have (in my opinion) awesome English dubs 
reportRecommended by ironcladgranite

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