Kobo, the Li'l Rascal
|Kobo, the Li'l Rascal|
|Genre||Comedy, Slice of life|
|Written by||Masashi Ueda|
|Published by||Soyosha (strip)|
Houbunsha (current volumes)
|Original run||April 1, 1982 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiromitsu Morita|
|Produced by||Michihiko Suwa, Tatsuo Ono|
|Original network||Nippon Television|
|Original run||October 19, 1992 – March 21, 1994|
Kobo, the Li'l Rascal, also known as Kobo-chan (コボちゃん), is a manga created by Masashi Ueda. Kodansha published 3 volumes of the manga as a bilingual Japanese-English editions, and Kodansha America distributed the book in the United States.
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. 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. Soyosha published Volume 60 on October 22, 2003. Houbunsha began publishing volumes on May 6, 2004. Its most recently volume, the 40th, was published on February 7, 2018.
- Kobo Tabata (田畑 小穂, Tabata Kobo, Kobo コボちゃん Kobo-chan) - The namesake of the series.
- Sanae Tabata (田畑 早苗, Tabata Sanae) - Kobo's mother.
- Koji Tabata (田畑 耕二, Tabata Kōji) - Kobo's father
- Miho Tabata (田畑 美穂, Tabata Miho) - Kobo's younger sister
- Iwao Yamakawa (山川 岩夫, Yamakawa Iwao) - Kobo's maternal grandfather, 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
- Sakiko Omori (大森 咲子, Ōmori Sakiko) - Takeo's wife
- Pochi (ポチ) - family dog
- Mi (ミー) - family cat
- "(10) コボちゃんで作文の一歩." Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved on October 1, 2009.
- Kobo, the Li'l Rascal. Volume 2 Bilingual. August 2001. Kodansha International. ISBN 4-7700-2663-3, ISBN 978-4-7700-2663-7
- "コボちゃん (1) (Soyosha comics)" [Kobo-chan (1) (Soyosha comics)] (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- 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.
- "コボちゃん (60) (Soyosha comics)" [Kobo-chan (60) (Soyosha comics)] (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Works" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved 2014-02-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Works" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved 2014-12-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Kobo, the Li'l Rascal (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Kobo, the Li'l Rascal (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia