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!"
(Japanese: 「まるちゃんきょうだいげんかをする」の巻)
"Maru-chan's in the New Year Mood!"
(Japanese: 「まるちゃんはまだおとそ気分」の巻)
January 7, 1990 (1990-01-07)
2"Here Comes the Tutor!"
(Japanese: 「家庭教師がやってきた」の巻)
"Maru-chan buys an Alarm Clock!"
(Japanese: 「まるちゃん目覚まし時計を買う」の巻)
January 14, 1990 (1990-01-14)
3"Today is Sensei's Home Visit!"
(Japanese: 「今日は家庭訪問」の巻)
"Let's Meet the Pretentious Kid!"
(Japanese: 「生き物係のキザ野郎参上」の巻)
January 21, 1990 (1990-01-21)
4"Maru-Chan Learns to Ride a Bike (part 1)"
"Maru-Chan Learns to Ride a Bike (part 2)"
5"Maru-Chan Gets a Certificate"
"Maru-Chan Catches a Cold"
6"Maru-Chan And Friends Find a Puppy"
"continued (no title)"
7"My Family Eats French Cuisine"
"Maru-Chan Hates Marathons"
8"The Valentine's Day of Sadness"
"Hanawa Enters a Singing Contest"
9"Maru-Chan Practises The Recorder"
"I Want To Eat Snow"
10"Maru-Chan Visits Faraway Relatives"
"continued (no title)"
56January 27, 1991 (1991-01-27)
70May 5, 1991 (1991-05-05)
75June 9, 1991 (1991-06-09)
96"Maruko rides in the festival"
(Japanese: 「まる子 お祭りに行く」の巻)
(Japanese: 「女の子・男の子」の巻)
November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
99December 12, 1991 (1991-12-12)
107January 26, 1992 (1992-01-26)

Series 2 (1995–present)[edit]


# Title Original Airdate
1January 8, 1995 (1995-01-08)
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.
Blowfish is for dinner, but Maruko is unimpressed until Tamachan expresses her envy. Maruko begins to worry after learning the delicacy is poisonous.
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.
Maruko wants stop Sekiguchi for bulling Takashi, who loves dogs and puppies.


# Title Original Airdate
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.


# Title Original Airdate
790"Grandma and a cat"
(Japanese: 「「台所で勉強を」の巻)
"Maruko caring her skin"
(Japanese: 「オトナの女性を目指そう!」の巻)
December 19, 2010 (2010-12-19)


No. English Dub title
Original Japanese title
Original air date
792"Maruko wants to be bitten by Shishimai"
(Japanese: 「まる子、獅子舞にかまれたい」の巻)
"Maruko wishes that the New Year's Holiday Mood would linger"
(Japanese: 「お正月気分をもう少し」の巻)
January 9, 2011 (2011-01-09)
793"Maruko hosts her Uncle"
(Japanese: 「「まる子、おじさんをもてなす」の巻)
"Friendship in the Marathon Race"
(Japanese: 「マラソン大会の友情」の巻)
January 16, 2011 (2011-01-16)
794"Ways to prevent catching a cold"
(Japanese: 「風邪をひかない方法」の巻)
"Maruko wants to eat Nabeyaki-Udon"
(Japanese: 「まる子、鍋焼きうどんが食べたい」の巻)
January 23, 2011 (2011-01-23)
795"Mr. Togawa's Birthday"
(Japanese: 「戸川先生の誕生日」の巻)
"Setsubun Party at Hanawa Residence"
(Japanese: 「花輪くんちの節分パーティー」の巻)
January 30, 2011 (2011-01-30)
796"Dad's secret base"
(Japanese: 「お父さんの秘密基地」の巻)
"Our Notebook"
(Japanese: 「みんなのノート」の巻)
February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06)
797 (Japanese: 「丸尾くんのバレンタイン」の巻)
(Japanese: 「冬のごちそう」の巻)
February 13, 2011 (2011-02-13)
798"Migiwa-san, a girl in Love"
(Japanese: 「恋する乙女、みぎわさん」の巻)
"Dining out with the Family"
(Japanese: 「みんなでレストランに行こう」の巻)
February 20, 2011 (2011-02-20)
799"Maeda-san's vase"
(Japanese: 「前田さんの花びん」の巻)
"Maruko wishes to have a lucky one"
(Japanese: 「まる子、幸せの一本が欲しい」の巻)
February 27, 2011 (2011-02-27)
800"Noguchi-san on ice"
(Japanese: 「氷上の野口さん」の巻)
"I spot a little spring!"
(Japanese: 「小さな春、見―つけた!」の巻)
March 6, 2011 (2011-03-06)
811"I Feel blue on a Parents' Visiting Day"
(Japanese: 「ゆううつな参観日」の巻)
"A Tutor comes to My House"
(Japanese: 「家庭教師がやってきた」の巻)
May 29, 2011 (2011-05-29)


No. English Dub title
Original Japanese title
Original air date
844"Maruko wants to give chocolate to someone"
(Japanese: 「まる子、だれかにチョコをあげたい」の巻)
"Maruko hates woolen panties"
(Japanese: 「まる子、毛糸のパンツをいやがる」の巻)
February 5, 2012 (2012-02-05)
873 (Japanese: 「100年後のまる子」の巻)
(Japanese: 「花輪くんがいなくなった!?」の巻)
September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16)


No. English Dub title
Original Japanese title
Original air date
1032"Maruko buys baked sweet potatoes"
(Japanese: 「まる子、いしやきいもを買う」の巻)
"The cold weather gets the better of Maruko"
(Japanese: 「まる子、寒さに負ける」の巻)
December 6, 2015 (2015-12-06)


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