Jarinko Chie

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Jarinko Chie
Chie the Brat.jpg
DVD box set of Chie the Brat as released by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Toho
Written by Etsumi Haruki
Published by Futabasha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Manga Action
Original run 19781997
Volumes 67
Anime film
Directed by Isao Takahata
Produced by Hidenori Taga, Tetsuo Katayama
Written by Isao Takahata, Noboru Shiroyama
Music by Masaru Hoshi
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha, Toho
Released 11 April 1981
Runtime 110 minutes
Anime television series
Directed by Isao Takahata
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Original network MBS
Original run October 3, 1981 March 25, 1983
Episodes 64
Anime television series
Directed by Kazuyoshi Yokota
Studio Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Original network MBS
Original run October 19, 1991 September 22, 1992
Episodes 39
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Jarinko Chie (じゃりン子チエ, lit. "Chie the Brat") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etsumi Haruki. It was serialized by Futabasha in Manga Action between 1978 and 1997 and collected in 67 bound volumes, making it the 45th longest manga released. Jarinko Chie received the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.[1]

Jarinko Chie was adapted twice, first as an anime theatrical movie produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Toho and directed by Isao Takahata, which premiered in Japan on April 11, 1981. This was followed by a 64-episode anime television series also produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, which was broadcast in Japan between October 3, 1981 and March 25, 1983.[2] A sequel anime television series with 39 episodes followed in October 19, 1991 to September 22, 1992.

The official English title of the anime is Downtown Story.[3]

Video games[edit]

None of the video games were released outside Japan.

Title System Release date Publisher
Jarinko Chie: Bakudan Musume no Shiawase Sagashi Famicom July 15, 1988 Konami
Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol. 04: The Hanafuda Jarinko Chie PlayStation November 29, 2001 Bandai


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