Chibi Maruko-chan Movie

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Synonyms: Chibi Maruko Chan Movie (1990)
Japanese: ちびまる子ちゃん (1990)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 15, 1990
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.261 (scored by 10561,056 users)
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Ranked: #32792
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Popularity: #10853
Members: 2,347
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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.

As the second term commences, Maruko and her classmates return to their small groups. Maruko’s group includes two naughty boys and Maruko is forced to be one of their subordinates. She seems to face a lot of pressure at school.

As the school’s athletic meet approaches, all the classmates are busy exercising. Maruko is no exception, although her laziness means that she is late sometimes. Maruko realizes that the two boys rival each other in everything they do, and that their friendship is deep and strong.

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Opening Theme

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"Odoru Pompokolin (おどるポンポコリン)" by B.B. Queens

Ending Theme

"Yume Ippai (ゆめいっぱい)" by Yumiko Arima


Oct 21, 2022
Chibi Maruko-Chan the Movie is a story about two best friends and their relationship viewed by Maruko's POV. We learn how they bother their fellow students, how they help each other out and how they fight. It is a beautiful story to behold.

While that is the main focus of the story, Maruko has her own struggles. Be it in school or at home. She is clumsy and often absorbed in her thoughts which lead her to some unexpected situations even at the very end of the story.

It is a story that can be enjoyed by young and old teaching about the hardships of life and ...
Aug 29, 2016
I was really surprised I enjoyed this movie as much as I did. Looking at the art style and quickly finding out it's school story about small children, and that it didn't heavily feature crudeness or violence, I thought for sure that I would be bored out of my mind.

I was wrong.

I watched this movie during my breaks at work and was thoroughly engrossed in everything Maruko set out to do. I recalled my own hope and desire to do really well at simple things at school and failing at them miserably. It made me remember the friendships that I had.

The "flatness" of some ...

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