List of Chibi Maruko-chan episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the anime series Chibi Maruko-chan.

The first series run ran from January 7, 1990 to September 27, 1992, airing a total of 142 episodes, one opening theme, and two ending themes.[1]

The second run began on January 8, 1995 and is still currently airing today. Currently, 1109 episodes have aired.[2]

Series 1 (1990–1992)[edit]

# Title Original Airdate
1 "Maru-chan's Sibling Rivalry!"
January 7, 1990
"Maru-chan's in the New Year Mood!"
2 "Here Comes the Tutor!"
January 14, 1990
"Maru-chan buys an Alarm Clock!"
3 "Today is Sensei's Home Visit!"
January 21, 1990
"Let's Meet the Pretentious Kid!"
56 "Maru-chan's Happy Day"
(「まるちゃん ご機嫌な一日」の巻)
January 27, 1991
70 "Maruko's Children Day!"
(「まるちゃん 子供の日」の巻)
May 5, 1991
75 "Detective Maruko!"
June 9, 1991
96 "Maruko rides in the festival"
(「まる子 お祭りに行く」の巻)
November 10, 1991
99 "Buzzer of school!"
December 12, 1991
107 "School Skating Competition"
January 26, 1992

Series 2 (1995–present)[edit]

# Title Original Airdate
1 (「サッカー少年ケン太」の巻) January 8, 1995

Maruko’s classmate Kenta is good at soccer and trains harder than anyone. His dream is to become a pro, and Maruko quietly cheers him on.

2 (「まる子 鍋モノさわぎ」の巻)

Blowfish is for dinner, but Maruko is unimpressed until Tamachan expresses her envy. Maruko begins to worry after learning the delicacy is poisonous.

3 (「まる子 つづらの中身を知りたい」の巻)

Maruko finds a wicker hamper in the closet and thinks it might hold ghouls like in an old fairy tale. She begs her family to open it, but no one will.


Maruko has a great time singing in the tub with her dad. Grandpa is moved to tears when she sings along to a record the next day.


Maruko and Tamachan make a time capsule with letters for each other to read in 20 years’ time. Unfortunately, things don’t turn out as planned.


It’s Valentine’s Day. Maruko goes to buy chocolate for her dad because Tamachan said it would make him happy, but she’s out of cash for Grandpa.


It’s so cold, Maruko is glued to the kotatsu heater and won’t even go play with Tamachan. She finally gets up when Mom yells at her to take a bath.


Worried about Maruko’s laziness, her mom asks her sister to tutor her. Sakiko does nothing but berate Maruko as she shows no intention of studying.


The picture story showman is in town. Maruko loves the sweets you can buy before the show, so she empties her piggy bank and heads over to the park.


After Maruko learns Sakiko is exchanging a diary with her classmate, she starts doing the same with Tamachan. Then Misuzu says she wants to join in.


Nagasawa is happy to be at the center of attention for once at his housewarming party, but Yamada comes over uninvited and ruins his good mood.


Grandpa worries that his friend will never pay him back. Soon after he follows Maruko’s suggestion to send his friend a letter, a package arrives.


Maruko gets tricked by her sister when she forgets about April Fool’s Day. She tries to fool others, but her schemes don’t go according to plan.


Hiroshi makes the rest of his family unhappy with his obsession when he starts hogging the TV to watch professional baseball.


Maruko talks to her friends about giving books to the people they like after learning about San Jordi’s Day customs from her sister.

40 (「たかしくん」の巻)

Maruko wants stop Sekiguchi for bulling Takashi, who loves dogs and puppies.


Maruko’s next-door neighbor practices piano for a company event, but his lack of talent proves stressful for the Sakura household.


Maruko is shocked to be named as alternate for the team relay on Sports Day. Things only get worse when she has to replace an injured team member.


Crybaby Midori has a crush on Fujiki, so she asks Maruko to bring Fujiki along with her to her birthday party. Maruko isn’t exactly happy about this.


Maruko is envious of Tamachan’s photos of her recent trip to see fall scenery. The Sakuras plan their own outing, but traffic gets in their way.


The ceiling in Maruko’s room leaks! When the carpenter who fixes it extols the view from the roof, Maruko and Tamachan decide to see for themselves.


Maruko is upset to find her winter knits have moth holes. Her sister fixes them with appliqués, but that comes with its own set of problems.


One day Migiwa’s unfriendly-looking dog runs off. Maruko and friends are recruited to help find it and bring it home.


Maruko’s class decides on its performance for the arts festival. They pick the story of a samurai-era battle, and Maruko is given a leading role.


Maruko pours her heart into the class play rehearsals and makes a great warrior. However, Fujiki struggles quite a bit with his role.


When Maruko doesn’t do her chores, her mother takes away her comic books. Next, Maruko gets a slight fever during gym class and everyone makes a fuss.

790 "Grandma and a cat"
December 19, 2010
"Maruko caring her skin"
792 "Maruko Wants a Bite from Shishi-Mai"
January 9, 2011
"I wish the Christmas spirit lasts longer"
793 "Maruko welcomes her uncle"
January 16, 2011
"Friendship in the Marathon"
794 "How to prevent a cold"
January 23, 2011
"Maruko wants to eat nabeyaki udon"
795 "Mr. Togawa's Birthday"
January 30, 2011
"Setsubun Party At The Hanawa Residence"
796 "Dad's Secret Base"
February 6, 2011
"Our Journal"
797 "A Valentine For Maruo"
February 13, 2011
"A Winter Gift"
873 "Maruko, 100 Years in the Future!"
September 16, 2012
"Hanawa's Gone!?"