Chibi Maruko-chan

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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, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.661 (scored by 32633,263 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4967
Members: 8,660
Favorites: 78
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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
Ishizaki, Susumu
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.
Aug 18, 2017
lingdock_ (All reviews)
This is my childhood favorite anime which I had seen every night on TV in my country. This anime is long enough to watch and watch again without being bored. The sound is good with simple Japanese communication, so it's really good for someone who is learning Japanese. The OP and ED songs is really good. The art is the best of 1990s' anime. The story is really interesting because of traditional and modern Japan through this anime. And this is not just entertainment, also educational anime. Children should watch this anime once time to get fun and life experience.
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