Chibi Maruko-chan

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Petite Maruko-chan, Little Miss Maruko
Japanese: ちびまる子ちゃん


Type: TV
Episodes: 142
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 1990 to Sep 27, 1992
Premiered: Winter 1990
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Fuji TV
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.621 (scored by 38563,856 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5226
Members: 10,158
Favorites: 91

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Momoko Sakura is an elementary school student who likes popular idol Momoe Yamaguchi and mangas. She is often called "Chibi Maruko-chan" due to her young age and small size. She lives together with her parents, her grandparents and her elder sister in a little town. In school, she has many friends with whom she studies and plays together everyday, including her close pal, Tama-chan; the student committee members, Maruo-kun and Migiwa-san; and the B-class trio: 'little master' Hanawa-kun, Hamaji-Bu Taro and Sekiguchi-kun. This is a fun-loving and enjoyable anime that portrays the simple things in life.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Suda, Yumiko
Takamatsu, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Katabuchi, Sunao
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tomobuki, Ami
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

#1: "Yume Ippai (ゆめいっぱい)" by Yumiko Arima

Ending Theme

#1: "Odoru Pompokolin (おどるポンポコリン)" by B.B. Queens
#2: "Hashire Shoujikimono (走れ正直者)" by Hideki Saijou

Oct 15, 2009
Luckyin (All reviews)
One of my favorite anime. It's very educative and it's fun to watch. It's very 2D* and chibi. It teachs you a lot of thing that normaly you wouldn't notice. It's something you can rewatch over and over without getting bore. I suggest to watch the chinese version (it's the version i watched).
Nov 18, 2012
yorknell31 (All reviews)
A great childhood anime and it is still popular in Japan. The story is simple yet heartwarming and funny. Almost all Japanese of all generations know this anime (and even has a museum created too).Who does not know Maruko and her unique family? WHo does not know the rich Hanawa? It provides a comical sketch of everyday life of Japanese people (back then). This anime also teaches us about Japanese culture indirectly. My favorite character? Hard to decide but probably ojiisan. Along with doraemon and sazae-san, this anime is truly anime of all generation.
Feb 5, 2021
LennyxRem (All reviews)
So Chibi Maruko-chan was one of my first animes Ive ever watched so it will always have aplace in my heart.

The Anime doesnt really have a story to it so you could refer it to SpongeBob or something. With that I mean you could start at episode 50 and it will still be funny

As I said the story is not really there, the art is pretty old but I liked that. The sound is not perfect but I love the characters, especially the grandfather of Maruko-chan. He always wants to make Maruko happy and sometimes goes over the limits of a elderly! Enjoyment for me read more
Feb 17, 2021
Miidas (All reviews)
This show is a timeless masterpiece, that I wish existed in more languages, so it could be enjoyed by people all over the world. That's not even an overstatement, since this is THE most accessible anime I've seen, and something that can be enjoyed by people of ALL ages, whether they're a little girl or a retired old man.

The simple visuals is a perfect fit for the simple life the show is portraying, with some of my favorite facial expressions in all of anime. The show is a masterpiece when it comes to minimalistic presentation, with its classic soundtrack, warm and fun colors, and snarky read more

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