Makoto-chan

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Makoto-chan
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Volume 12 of Makoto-chan
まことちゃん
Manga
Written byKazuo Umezu
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
Original runApril 18, 1976July 8, 1981
Volumes24
Manga
Heisei-ban Makoto-chan
Written byKazuo Umezu
Published byShogakukan
DemographicShōnen
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Sunday
Original runAugust 24, 1988July 26, 1989
Volumes4
Anime film
Directed byTsutomu Shibayama
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
ReleasedJuly 26, 1980
Runtime85 minutes
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Makoto-chan (まことちゃん) is a shōnen gag manga by Kazuo Umezu. The series was initially published in Weekly Shōnen Sunday from April 18, 1976 to July 8, 1981, and later returned from August 24, 1988 to July 26, 1989 as "Heisei-ban Makoto-chan".[1]

Plot[edit]

The series follows the odd life of kindergartener Makoto Sawada and his family. Makoto gets into all sorts of toilet and adult humor. He sometimes dresses in his mother's and sister's clothing, and often has a long strand of mucus dangling from his nose.

Film[edit]

An animated film adaptation of the manga directed by Tsutomu Shibayama titled Makoto-chan was released in Japan on July 26, 1980 where it was distributed by Toho.[2]

Trivia[edit]

  • Makoto's grandfather is the main character of another of Kazuo Umezu's works entitled Again.
  • One of the most familiar aspects of the series is the catch phrase used by many of the characters, "Gwashi!", which is accompanied by a hand sign made by pressing the middle and pinky fingers down while leaving the other fingers sticking out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "週刊少年サンデー まことちゃん(楳図かずお)" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 323.

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