Jarinko Chie

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Synonyms: Chie the Brat, Jarinko Chie (Movie)
Japanese: じゃりン子チエ
French: Kié: La Petite Peste
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 1981
Producers: TOHO
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #46032
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Jarinko Chie is a movie directed by Takahata in 1981. Based on the very popular manga by Etsumi HARUKI, it is about ten year old Chie, "the most unfortunate girl in Japan", who manages her family diner while her unemployed yakuza father and her mother are separated. This sounds really depressing, but it's actually a very funny comedy.

The story is set in Osaka, which has a totally different culture from Tokyo. After the success of the movie, a TV series was made, and Takahata worked as the chief director.

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Takahata, Isao
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Kisugi, Takao
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Ootsuka, Yasuo
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Nanba, Hitoshi
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Apr 4, 2016
There are very few words needed to describe this movie. Let's say, it is a classic Takahata.

Do not go in there expecting an emotionally heavy movie like 'Grave of the Fireflies' or even something fantastical like 'Tales of Princess Kaguya'. These movies were magnificent but you cannot compare them to Jarinko Chie because they aren't of the same genre and they aren't trying to achieve the same thing.

'Chie' belongs to the same category as 'My Neighbours The Yamadas', meaning, for this genre, it is one of the best you can get out there. This movie is mature, it is deep but it is ...

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