Miss Machiko

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Miss Machiko
Maicching Machiko-sensei.jpg
Miss Machiko manga volume 1 cover
まいっちんぐマチコ先生
(Maicching Machiko Sensei)
GenreComedy
Manga
Written byTakeshi Ebihara
Published byGakken
DemographicShōnen
MagazineShōnen Challenge
Original runMay 1980February 1982
Volumes8
Anime television series
Directed byMasami Anno
Written byKenji Terada
StudioStudio Pierrot
Licensed byCrunchyroll (streaming)
Original networkTV Tokyo
Original run October 8, 1981 October 6, 1983
Episodes95
Live-action film
Jisshaban: Maicchingu machiko sensei
Directed byMinoru Kawasaki
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedMarch 2003 (2003-03)
Runtime75 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Let's! Rinkai Gakkō
Directed byMinoru Kawasaki
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedSeptember 2003 (2003-09)
Runtime70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei the Movie: Oh! Cosplay Dai Sakusen
Directed byMinoru Kawasaki
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedOctober 2004 (2004-10)
Runtime70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko! Begins
Directed byKosuke Suzuki
StudioKing Records
ReleasedSeptember 2005 (2005-09)
Runtime80 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Toudai o Juken Dai Sakusen!!
Directed byMinoru Kawasaki
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2006 (2006-02-22)
Runtime70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Go! Go!!! Katei Hōmon! !
Directed byTenkaku Naniwa
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedMay 2007 (2007-05)
Runtime70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Viva! Momoka-chan!
Directed byTenkaku Naniwa
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedAugust 2008 (2008-08)
Runtime76 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Muteki no Oppai banchō Tai Man Shōbu de, Maitchingu
Directed byChū Ueda
StudioTotal Media Corporation
ReleasedSeptember 4, 2009 (2009-09-04)
Runtime77 min.
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Miss Machiko,[1] also known as Maicching Machiko-sensei[2] (まいっちんぐマチコ先生, Maitchingu Machiko-sensei, lit. "The Shame of Miss Machiko") is a manga series written by Takeshi Ebihara. It was serialized in Japan in Shōnen Challenge from May 1980 through February 1982. The individual chapters were collected and published in eight tankōbon volumes by Gakken.

The series was adapted into a 95 episode anime series by Studio Pierrot that aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 8, 1981 to October 6, 1983. It was also adapted into four live-action OVAs, and two full-length live-action films. The anime was licensed for online streaming by Crunchyroll in 2016.[3]

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around Miss Machiko Mai, a new elementary school teacher who wears a revealing red mini-skirt, and regularly finding herself in accidental sexual situations. Machiko is very popular with her students, especially the boys, who take delight in lifting up her skirts and devising traps to catch her in various stages of undress. Rather than get angry, Machiko responds by laughing it off and uttering her trademark phrase, "Maicchingu!" (meaning "How embarrassing" or "I give up").[4] Mai is generally a very kind and patient woman who cares about her students and does her best to help them with their problems.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga was created by Takeshi Ebihara, and consists of 8 volumes that were published between 1980 and 1985 in Japan, and serialized in the Gakken magazine Shōnen Challenge. As with the anime television series, the manga series was known for its overt sexual humor. The individual chapters were collected and published in eight tankōbon volumes by Gakken.

Anime[edit]

Studio Pierrot, with assistance from Studio Gallop, adapted the manga into an anime television series which premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1981, where it ran for 95 episodes until its conclusion on October 6, 1983. The episodes were written by Shiori Adachi and directed by the manga's author, Ebihara. Rihoko Yoshida provided the voice of Miss Machiko.

Cast[edit]

Mr. Fukuoka flew to another country in episode 52, then another character, Mr. Kagoshima, was introduced in episode 56
Shigeta is understudy due to maternity leave of Adachi

Live action[edit]

Total Media Corporation adapted the series into seven full-length live action films[5][6] and King Records also produced a film version of the series.[7] In the first two films, both released in 2003, Machiko is played by Kaori Nakata, and in the third, released in 2004, she is played by Haruka Nanami. These three films are directed by Minoru Kawasaki.[5] The film released by King Records and the fourth in total, Maicching Machiko! Begins (まいっちんぐ! マチコ ビギンズ, Maicching Machiko! Biginzu), was released in September 2005, with Sayaka Isoyama playing the titular character and Kosuke Suzuki as the director.[7] The fifth full-length film, Maicching Machiko-sensei: Toudai o Juken Dai Sakusen!! (まいっちんぐマチコ先生 東大お受験大作戦!!), was released theatrically in Japan on February 22, 2006.[8] In this film, directed by Minoru Kawasaki, Hanako Nanjo plays Machiko.[2] Yuri Morishita stars the sixth film as well as the seventh one, and both are directed by Tenkaku Naniwa.[5] In 2009, a ninth film was released; this time with Hitomi Aizawa playing Machiko and Chū Ueda directing it.[6]

Reception[edit]

The anime series placed in #97 on "Celebrity List" of TV Asahi's survey of Japan's 100 favorite animated television series.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Machiko". Studio Pierrot. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to the new Maicching World !! Archived 2008-09-21 at the Wayback Machine." Total Media Corporation. Retrieved on February 10, 2009.
  3. ^ http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/06/02-1/crunchyroll-adds-miss-machiko-anime
  4. ^ Patten, Fred (July 14, 2013). "Outrageous Anime – Part 2". Cartoon Research. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c 実写版 まいっちんぐマチコ先生 公式サイト
  6. ^ a b 実写版 まいっちんぐマチコ先生 無敵のおっぱい番長 Archived 2012-12-06 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ a b まいっちんぐマチコ!ビギンズ. Eiga.com
  8. ^ 実写版 まいっちんぐマチコ先生 東大お受験大作戦!! [DVD]
  9. ^ "Japan's Favorite TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-11-25.

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