Kobo, the Li'l Rascal

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Kobo, the Li'l Rascal
コボちゃん
(Kobo-chan)
GenreComedy, Slice of life
Manga
Written byMasashi Ueda
Published bySoyosha (strip)
Houbunsha (current volumes)
English publisher
MagazineYomiuri Shimbun
DemographicSeinen
Original runApril 1, 1982 – present
Volumes60 (Soyosha)
40 (Houbunsha)
Anime television series
Directed byHiromitsu Morita
Produced byMichihiko Suwa, Tatsuo Ono
StudioEiken
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkNippon Television
Original run October 19, 1992 March 21, 1994
Episodes63

Kobo, the Li'l Rascal, also known as Kobo-chan (コボちゃん), is a manga created by Masashi Ueda.[1] Kodansha published three volumes of the manga as a bilingual Japanese-English editions, and Kodansha America distributed the book in the United States.[2][3]

Kobo-chan began publication in the newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun on April 1, 1982. Beginning in December of that year, Soyosha published the series in book form.[4] Nippon Television began airing the Kobo-chan strip on television on September 15, 1990. The weekly anime series ran on that channel from October 19, 1992, to March 21, 1994. Yomiuri had published 6,000 Kobo-chan strips by March 1999.[5] Soyosha published Volume 60 on October 22, 2003.[6] Houbunsha began publishing volumes on May 6, 2004.[7] Its most recently volume, the 40th, was published on February 7, 2018.[8]

The anime used to be available subtitled on Crunchyroll.[9]

Characters[edit]

  • Kobo Tabata (田畑 小穂, Tabata Kobo, Kobo コボちゃん Kobo-chan) - The namesake of the series.
  • Sanae Yamakawa (田畑 早苗, Yamakawa Sanae) - Kobo's mother.
  • Koji Tabata (田畑 耕二, Tabata Kōji) - Kobo's father, Takeo's cousin-in-law, Iwao and Mine's son-in-law
  • Miho Tabata (田畑 美穂, Tabata Miho) - Kobo's younger sister
  • Iwao Yamakawa (山川 岩夫, Yamakawa Iwao) - Kobo's maternal grandfather, Takeo's maternal uncle, Koji's father-in-law, and Sanae's father
  • Mine Yamakawa (山川 ミネ, Yamakawa Mine) - Kobo's maternal grandmother, Koji's mother-in-law, and Sanae's mother
  • Takeo Omori (大森 竹男, Ōmori Takeo, タケオ Takeo) - Takeo is Iwao's nephew, Sanae's cousin, and Koji's cousin-in-law
  • Sakiko Omori (大森 咲子, Ōmori Sakiko) - Takeo's wife, Iwao's niece-in-law, and Sanae's cousin-in-law
  • Pochi (ポチ) - family dog
  • Mi (ミー) - family cat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(10) コボちゃんで作文の一歩." Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved on October 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Kobo, the Li'l Rascal. Volume 2 Bilingual. August 2001. Kodansha International. ISBN 4-7700-2663-3, ISBN 978-4-7700-2663-7
  3. ^ "9784770026644: Kobo, the Li'L Rascal (Kodansha Bilingual Comics) - AbeBooks - Ueda, Masashi: 4770026641". Abebooks.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  4. ^ コボちゃん (1) (Soyosha comics) [Kobo-chan (1) (Soyosha comics)] (in Japanese). ASIN 4915579018.
  5. ^ Kobo, the Li'l Rascal. Volume 1 Bilingual. August 2001. Kodansha International. ISBN 4-7700-2662-5, ISBN 978-4-7700-2662-0. Book cover inlet.
  6. ^ コボちゃん (60) (Soyosha comics) [Kobo-chan (60) (Soyosha comics)] (in Japanese). ASIN 491557962X.
  7. ^ "Works" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  8. ^ "Works" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  9. ^ "Kobo chan". Crunchyroll.com. Retrieved 26 December 2021.

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