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Crayon Shin-chan (Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん Hepburn: Kureyon Shin-chan), also known as Shin Chan or Shinchan, is a Japanese manga and anime written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. The series follows the adventures of a five-year old boy named Shinnosuke Nohara and his parents, his dog, his little sister and his friends. They live in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

Crayon Shin-chan first appeared in a Japanese weekly magazine called Weekly Manga Action in 1990. The original version of the manga ended on September 11, 2009 due to Usui's death, as announced in a broadcast of the anime on October 16, 2009. Although the manga formally ended in February 5, 2010 with some new chapters in a new and last volume (50) due to new manuscripts found. It was announced on December 1, 2009 that a new manga would be published in summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team under a new title: New Crayon Shin-chan.

On April 13, 1992 the Crayon Shin-chan anime started. Few people were watching the first episode, but after a month the audience had doubled to garner more than 10% ratings, and by the end of the year that rating had doubled again to more than 20%. To date more than 900 episodes have been produced.

Art evolution


Story progression


  • Episode 7-2 (子犬を拾ったゾ) Shinnosuke finds Shiro.
  • Episode 56-2 (結婚式に出席するゾ) Keiko Honda and Satoshi Honda marry.
  • Episode 65-2 (スケバンと対決だゾ) Shinnosuke meets the Saitama Crimson Scorpions.
  • Episode 67-1 (新婚さんいらっしゃいだゾ) Keiko Honda visits Misae for the first time.
  • Episode 99-2 (運転免許がとれるゾ) Misae gets a driving license.
  • Special 6-2 (恋するよしなが先生だゾ) Midori and Ishizaka meet and fall in love.
  • Episode 117-3 (赤ちゃんとお話するゾ) Keiko Honda gets pregnant.
  • Special 7-1 (赤ちゃんが生まれるゾ) Hitoshi Honda is born.
  • Episode 130-1 (まさえおばさんが来たゾ) Masae Koyama is introduced, Shinnosuke meets her for the first time.
  • Episode 170-2 (防衛隊の活やくだゾ) The Kasukabe Defense Organization is formed.
  • Episode 175-1 (防衛隊の活やくだゾ) Nanako Oohara is introduced.
  • Episode 189-1 (ついに新車を買ったゾ) The Noharas bought a new car.
  • Episode 193-1 (母ちゃんはにんしん3カ月だゾ) Misae's pregnancy is announced.
  • Episode 199-1 (赤ちゃんは男か女だゾ) It is revealed that the baby will be girl.
  • Special 14-4 (赤ちゃんが生まれるゾ) Himawari is born.
  • Episode 277-2 (まつざか先生に春の予感だゾ) Ume meets Tokurou for the first time.
  • Episode 278-2 (ひまわりを救出するゾ) Shinnosuke breaks his leg and joins Ume in the clinic.
  • Episode 280-1 (久しぶりの我が家はいいゾ) Shinnosuke gets better and is discharged from the clinic.
  • Episode 281-1 (久しぶりの幼稚園だゾ) Masumi Ageo is introduced.
  • Special 21-3 (外国人をお助けするゾ) Robert McGuire is introduced.
  • Episode 331 (まつざか先生の恋の決着だゾ) Tokurou leaves Japan as part of his job.
  • Episode 339-1 (嵐を呼ぶ園児・酢乙女あい登場だゾ) Ai Suotome goes to Futaba Kindergarten for the first time.
  • Episode 364-2 (今日は結婚式だゾ) Midori and Junichi marry in Futaba Kindergarten.
  • Episode 395-2 (突然家が大変だゾ) Nohara's house explodes, they start to find a new home.
  • Episode 396-2 (新しい家を探すゾ) A new home is found (Matazuresou).
  • Episode 397-1 (引っ越しだゾ) The Noharas finish moving to Matazuresou.
  • Episode 436 (さらばまたずれ荘 またずれ大捜査線だゾ) The Noharas start moving back to their reconstructed house, the incident of "The Clan of Morphine" happens.
  • Episode 437-1 (我が家に戻って来たゾ) The Noharas finally move back to their reconstructed house, also the anime moves from cel animation to digital animation.
  • Episode 466-2 (ゲージツを残すゾ) Kenta Musashino appears
  • Episode 466-3 (オラは剣の達人だゾ) Kenta follows Shinnosuke to his house, and starts to teach him Kendo.
  • Episode 492 (対決!剣道大会ヘンなわざ大集合) The Kendo tournament starts, then Kenta leaves Kasukabe to learn a higher level of Kendo.
  • Episode 541-1 (あつくるしいゾ) Shiizou Atsukuru is introduced.
  • Episode 549-2 (さよならファイヤー!だゾ) Shiizou leaves the Futaba Kindergarten.
  • Episode 561-1 (おばちゃんが来たゾ) Musae Koyama is introduced.
  • Episode 562-2 (大変!今日から家族がふえたゾ) Musae moves to Nohara's house.
  • Episode 618 (祝!!ナント!青春の旅立ちだゾ) Musae finds a job in photography, then she moves from Nohara's House and goes on a journey as part of her job.
  • Episode 619 (おかえり、むさえちゃん!だゾ) Musae comes back, and is revealed that she started to live in Matazuresou.
  • Episode 692 (思い出のパース旅行だゾ) Mr. Kazama (Tooru's dad) is introduced in Perth.
  • Episode 730 (風間くんのパパが帰ってくるゾ) Mr. Kazama comes back from Australia to Japan.

After this, the anime stopped having a story development because of Yoshito Usui's death in 2009.

Manga only

  • Volume 46, chapter 1: Run is introduced and the story of her and Shiro is told.
  • Volume 47, chapter 7: Tokurou Gyouda is killed in a terrorist attack.




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