Miss Machiko

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Miss Machiko
Maicching Machiko-sensei.jpg
Miss Machiko manga volume 1 cover
Maicching Machiko Sensei
(まいっちんぐマチコ先生)
Genre Comedy
Manga
Written by Takeshi Ebihara
Published by Gakken
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Shōnen Challenge
Original run May 1980February 1982
Volumes 8
Anime television series
Directed by Masami Anno
Written by Kenji Terada
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network TV Tokyo
Original run October 8, 1981October 6, 1983
Episodes 95
Live-action film
Directed by Minoru Kawasaki
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released March 2003 (2003-03)
Runtime 75 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Let's! Rinkai Gakkō
Directed by Minoru Kawasaki
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released September 2003 (2003-09)
Runtime 70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei the Movie: Oh! Cosplay Dai Sakusen
Directed by Minoru Kawasaki
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released October 2004 (2004-10)
Runtime 70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko! Begins
Directed by Kosuke Suzuki
Studio King Records
Released September 2005 (2005-09)
Runtime 80 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Toudai o Juken Dai Sakusen!!
Directed by Minoru Kawasaki
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released February 22, 2006 (2006-02-22)
Runtime 70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Go! Go!!! Katei Hōmon! !
Directed by Tenkaku Naniwa
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released May 2007 (2007-05)
Runtime 70 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Viva! Momoka-chan!
Directed by Tenkaku Naniwa
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released August 2008 (2008-08)
Runtime 76 min.
Live-action film
Maicching Machiko-sensei: Muteki no Oppai banchō Tai Man Shōbu de, Maitchingu
Directed by Chū Ueda
Studio Total Media Corporation
Released September 4, 2009 (2009-09-04)
Runtime 77 min.

Miss Machiko,[1] also known as Maicching Machiko-sensei[2] (まいっちんぐマチコ先生?, 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.

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around Miss Machiko, 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!" (roughly meaning "Embarrassing").[3] Machiko 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 TV 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]

  • Machiko Mai: Rihoko Yoshida
  • Kenta Ikegami: Masako Nozawa
  • Tamao Kameyama: Noriko Tsukase
  • Kinzo Yuki: Naoki Tatsuta
  • Kunio Yamagata: Shigeru Chiba
  • Principal: Hiroshi Otake
  • Vice-principal: Yoneko Matsukane
  • Mr. Fukuoka, Mr. Kagoshima: Kaneto Shiozawa

Mr. Fukuoka flew to another country in episode 52, then another character, Mr. Kagoshima, was introduced in episode 56

  • Mr. Aomori: Mahito Tsujimura
  • Madoka: Kumiko Takizawa
  • Tenko: Sanae Takagi
  • Hiromi: Shinobu Adachi, Chihoko Shigeta

Shigeta is understudy due to maternity leave of Adachi

  • Maruko: Mie Suzuki
  • Hiroshi: Tomiko Suzuki
  • Machiko's Grandfather: Masaru Ikeda → Yasuo Muramatsu
  • Machiko's Grandmother: Miyoko Aso

Live action[edit]

Total Media Corporation adapted the series into seven full-length live action films[4][5] and King Records also produced a film version of the series.[6] 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.[4] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[4] In 2009, a ninth film was released; this time with Hitomi Aizawa playing Machiko and Chū Ueda directing it.[5]

Reception[edit]

The anime series placed in #97 on "Celebrity List" of TV Asahi's survey of Japan's 100 favorite animated television series.[8] It was also a frequent target of the Japanese PTA, who campaigned against such raunchy content in an alleged "children's show."[citation needed]

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