Crayon Shin-chan

Shin Chan

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん
English: Shin Chan
German: Shin Chan
Spanish: Shin Chan
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Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 13, 1992 to ?
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Fridays at 19:30 (JST)
Producers: TV Asahi
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 21 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.791 (scored by 4097940,979 users)
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Ranked: #10072
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Popularity: #2319
Members: 84,539
Favorites: 1,266

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There is no such thing as an uneventful day in the life of kindergartener Shinnosuke "Shin-chan" Nohara. The five-year-old is a cut above the most troublesome, perverted, and shameless kid one can imagine. Shin-chan is almost always engaged in questionable activities such as forgetting about a friend during hide and seek, sumo wrestling for love, performing various gags including the notorious "elephant" in public, and flirting with college girls. The exemplary troublemaker has done it all and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily shenanigans of Shin-chan with his group of friends, parading around as the self-proclaimed "Kasukabe Defense Force." The adults witnessing these shenanigans unfold can't help but adore Shin-chan, as he keeps them entertained while unintentionally solving their daily troubles through his mindless antics—leaving himself as the only problem they do not know what to do with.

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The first English dubbed version was produced with many famous voice actors through 2001–2002 by Vitello Productions. In 2004, Phuuz Entertainment produced a continuation of the Vitello dub with different Los Angeles-based voice actors. The Phuuz and Vitello dub aired in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Republic of Ireland, and translations of these dubs aired in Europe and Latin America. The dubs were close to the original but had seen some censorship. The English dubbed version by Funimation was produced in 2005, featuring a Texas-based cast of voice actors, and was altered in comparison to the original—sexual references, dark humor, and references to popular American culture were added later on. Additionally, many non-existent backstories and different personalities were created.

Crayon Shin-chan has also been adapted into video games, mobile games and tons of anime movies.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Hara, Keiichi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Hongou, Mitsuru
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Mutou, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Doubutsuen wa Taihen da" by Tune's (eps 1-21)
2: "Yume no End wa Itsumo Mezamashi!" by B.B.Queens (eps (eps 22–57))
3: "Ora wa Ninkimono" by Akiko Yajima (eps 58-161)
4: "Bakappo de Go!" by Akiko Yajima (eps 162-202)
5: "Nenjuu Muchuu ~I Want You~" by Puppy (eps 203-269)
6: "Tobe Tobe Onei-san" by Akiko Yajima & Tesshou Genda (eps 270-352)
7: "Dame Dame no Uta" by Lady Q, Akiko Yajima & Miki Narahashi (eps 353-458)
8: "Pleasure" by Tomomi Kahala (eps 459-508)
9: "Leisurely De-o!" by Akiko Yajima (eps 509-594,604-681)
10: "Leisurely De-o! ~Crayon Friends 2007 Version~" by Akiko Yajima and AKB48 (eps 595-603)
11: "Hapihapi" by Becky♪♯ (eps 682-708)
12: "Hey baby!" by Kumi Kouda (eps 709-724)
13: "T.W.L" by Kan Jani Eight (関ジャニ∞) (eps 725-748)
14: "Kibou Sanmyaku (希望山脈)" by Watari Rouka wa Shiritai 7 (渡り廊下走り隊7) (eps 749-783)
15: "Kimi ni 100 Percent (キミに100パーセント)" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (eps 784-937,943-969)
16: "Ora wa Ninki Mono - 25th MIX - (オラはにんきもの - 25th MIX -)" by Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Misae Nohara (Miki Narahashi) (eps 938-942)
17: "Muscat" by Yuzu (eps (eps 970-?))
18: "Superstar" by Ketsumeishi (eps (eps 1045-?))

Ending Theme

1: "Uta wo Utaou" by Daiji-Man Brothers Band
2: "Sunao ni Naritai" by Hiromi Yonemura
3: "Do-shite" by Sakurakko Club - Sakura-kumi
4: "Reggae" by Kotone
5: "Party Join Us Daisakusen" by Maron Koushaku & Akiko Yajima
6: "Shin-chan Ondo" by Haruo Minami & Akiko Yajima
7: "Boys Be Brave ~Shounen yo Yuuki wo Mote~" by Aki Okui
8: "Tsukiakari Funwari Ochitekuru Yoru" by Nanami Ogawa
9: "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


Jul 14, 2023
Preliminary (27/? eps)
Shin-chan is in many ways a Japanese equivalent to The Simpsons. The son, like Bart isn't the brightest bulb in the pack, but makes up for it with his clever antics and mischief-making. Shintaro knows just how to push the right buttons of the adults. Sometimes it's intentional, like embarassing his mother in public to get his way. Other times it is through misunderstanding. The humor of shin-chan is the mixture of childhood innocence, irreverant behavior, and gags. If you have ever been a parent or had younger siblings, you can relate.

If you enjoy comedy in the style of Yotsuba& with less wholsomeness and a ...
Aug 26, 2021
Preliminary (900/? eps)
The show's warmth and charm comes from the happiness of a normal family, and the unique personality of Shin-chan that you can't help but feel is charming.
The world is actually really well-built, populated by people of all sorts of quirks and charms, be it the head over heels couple or the library people who communicate with hand signs. The family -- too -- feels as if it could be your family, and the humour -- despite missing that rare time -- is filled with jokes that are know you shouldn't be laughing at them at your age, but they're just so funny.
May 15, 2021
Preliminary (200/? eps)
The normal Shin Chan TV series is mainly for shits and giggles, and it does not really try and have a "message" or some deep moment. More mature themes and absolute brilliance of story-telling and character development is saved for Shin Chan Movies which there are like 30 of.
I grew up on Shin Chan, Doraemon and such so I have my nostalgia biases circulating in my blood as I'm writing this review but I am absolutely certain that Crayon Shin Chan is worth a watch to at least get familiar with the characters so that you can watch the movies which are DEFINITELY worth ...

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