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Crayon Shin-chan
Cover of the first Crayon Shin-chan tankōbon, featuring Shinnosuke Nohara (Shin-chan)
(Kureyon Shin-chan)
GenreComedy, slice of life[1]
Created byYoshito Usui
Written byYoshito Usui
Published byFutabasha
English publisher
ImprintAction Comics
  • Weekly Manga Action (1990–2000)
  • Manga Town (2000–2010)
Original runAugust 1990February 2010
Volumes50 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by
Music byToshiyuki Arakawa
StudioShin-Ei Animation
Licensed by
Original networkANN (TV Asahi)
English network
Original run April 13, 1992 – present
Episodes1,230 (List of episodes)
New Crayon Shin-chan
Written byUY Team
Published byFutabasha
ImprintAction Comics
MagazineManga Town (2010-2023)
Original runAugust 2010 – present
Volumes11 (List of volumes)
  • SHIN-MEN (anime, 2010–2012)
  • Crayon Shin-chan: SHIN-MEN (manga, 2010–2013)
  • Action Mask (manga, 2013–2015)
  • Style of Hiroshi Nohara LUNCH (manga, 2015–present)
  • Crayon Shin-chan Spin-off (anime, 2016–2017)
  • Super Shiro (anime, 2019–2020)
  • Super Shiro (manga, 2021–present)
Other media

Crayon Shin-chan (Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん, Hepburn: Kureyon Shin-chan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. Crayon Shin-chan made its first appearance in 1990 in a Japanese weekly magazine called Weekly Manga Action, which was published by Futabasha. Due to the death of author Yoshito Usui, the manga in its original form ended on September 11, 2009. A new manga began in the summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team,[5] titled New Crayon Shin-chan (新クレヨンしんちゃん, Shin Kureyon Shin-chan).

An animated television adaptation began airing on TV Asahi in 1992 and is still ongoing on several television networks worldwide and has over 1000 episodes. The show has been dubbed in 30 languages which aired in 45 countries.[6] As of 2015, both the Crayon Shin-Chan and New Crayon Shin-Chan series have sold over 58 million copies, making it among the best-selling manga series in history.


Train in special Crayon Shin-chan vinyl wrapping livery at Kurihashi Station, Japan

Set in the city of Kasukabe of Saitama Prefecture within the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan, the series follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbours, and best friends. Most of the plot is about Shin-chan's daily life, but it is also often interspersed with a lot of fantastic and incredible elements.

Many of the jokes in the series stem from Shin-chan's occasionally weird, unnatural and inappropriate use of language, as well as from his mischievous behaviour. Consequently, non-Japanese readers and some viewers may find it difficult to understand his jokes. Some gags may require an understanding of Japanese culture and/or language to be fully appreciated; for example, his "Mr. Elephant" impression, while being transparently obvious as a physical gag, also has a deeper resonance with contemporary Japanese culture since it refers to the popular Japanese children's song "Zou-san" (ぞうさん). But after modest translation, it is popular in the rest of Asia due to cultural compatibility. It also contains many sarcastic jokes and stereotype humor.

The series is mainly in comedy style with a lot of sexual innuendo. However, due to its popularity, it's also stylistically as family-friendly as possible, although it may not apply to anywhere. Most of episodes are about the importance of family and friends. On rare occasions, it also has some darker episodes like Miss Matsuzaka's boyfriend passing away in the manga, though it was not adapted into an anime episode. It also includes several horror adaption for example "The Line of no End", "The Horrible Elevator", "The Kindergarten Stairs", etc.

Abnormal for his age, Shin-chan regularly becomes besotted with pretty female characters who are much older than him, and an additional source of humor is derived from his childlike attempts at wooing these characters, such as by asking them (inappropriately, on several levels) "Do you like green peppers?" (ピーマン好き?) (because he hates green peppers so much). He continually displays a lack of tact when talking to adults, asking questions such as "How many times did you go to the police?" to tough-looking men or "How old are you?" to elderly people. He is often shown with bare buttocks to emphasize the nonsensical jokes.



Crayon Shin-chan, written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui, debuted in Futabasha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Manga Action in 1990. It started as a spin-off of the character Shinnosuke Nikaido (二階堂信之介) of another series by Yoshito Usui, Darakuya Store Monogatari (だらくやストア物語). The chapters were collected into 50 tankōbon volumes, which were published under Futabasha's Action Comics imprint, from April 11, 1992, to July 10, 2010.[7][8]

Yoshito Usui died on September 11, 2009, after a fall at Mount Arafune. After Usui died, Futabasha originally planned to end Crayon Shin-chan in November 2009. Upon discovering new manuscripts, Futabasha decided to extend the comic's run until the March 2010 issue of the magazine, which shipped on February 5, 2010.[9] Although the series formally ended on February 5, 2010, it was announced on December 1, 2009, that a new manga would begin in the summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team,[5] titled New Crayon Shin-chan (新クレヨンしんちゃん, Shin Kureyon Shin-chan).

A series of four bilingual Japanese-English manga were released in 1996 in Japan as Shin-chan: The Little Horror! (クレヨンしんちゃんの楽しいゾ英会話).[10]

ComicsOne translated ten volumes of Crayon Shin-chan into English and released it in the United States of America. Occasional pop culture references familiar to Americans, such as Pokémon and Britney Spears, were added to increase the appeal to American audiences. The manga is mirrored from its original to read from left to right.[11] Starting with the sixth volume, many of the names were changed to the ones used in the Vitello and Phuuz English version of the anime, even though the dub never aired in North America. This translation is rated Teen.[12]

Since then, American publisher DrMaster took over the licenses of several manga series, including Crayon Shin-chan, from ComicsOne. No new volumes of Crayon Shin-chan were released under the DrMaster imprint.

On July 28, 2007, DC Comics' manga division CMX announced the acquisition of the Crayon Shin-chan manga. The CMX version is rated Mature instead of Teen from ComicsOne, because of nudity, sexual humor, dirty and bad language. The first volume was released on February 27, 2008, with uncensored art, and the style of jokes that frequent the Adult Swim dub with some throw backs to the original version, such as his original greeting. However, volume 10 omitted a gag which was in the ComicsOne version.

On April 11, 2012, One Peace Books announced their release of the manga, which is a reprint of the CMX version, in an omnibus format.[13] Three omnibus volumes were released simultaneously on October 15, 2012. Volume 4 was released on November 13, 2013, and included the Japanese volume 12, marking the first time that particular volume has an English translation.

The Crayon Shin-chan manga spin-off, Action Mask, is currently available as read-only/print-only subscription from Crunchyroll and Futabasha.[14] The main Shin-chan manga is also available from Crunchyroll using the CMX version, concurrently up to volume 10.[15]


Television series[edit]

An anime adaptation of Crayon Shin-chan, produced by Shin-Ei Animation, has aired in Japan on TV Asahi since April 13, 1992. The series was originally directed by Mitsuru Hongo from 1992 to 1996, and was replaced by Keiichi Hara from 1996 to 2004. Since 2004, the series is directed by Yuji Muto. The music in the series is composed by Toshiyuki Arakawa. The series was originally going to end in 1994 and have its time-slot replaced by a remake of Umeboshi Denka. However, because the series was a huge hit on TV Asahi, the network decided not to replace it.[16]

An English subtitled version of Crayon Shin-chan ran on KIKU in Hawaii from December 18, 1993, until December 2001[17] when Vitello Productions acquired the rights. The episodes were translated by Karlton Tomomitsu.[18]


A spin-off series called Crayon Shin-chan Gaiden consisting of four seasons is exclusively streaming on Amazon Prime Video worldwide with English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese subtitles.[19][20][21] An anime spin-off series titled Super Shiro was announced on February 3, 2019.[22] The spin-off focuses on Shin-chan's dog Shiro.[23] The series was directed by Masaaki Yuasa and animated at Science SARU. Kimiko Ueno handled series composition, while Tomohisa Shimoyama served as chief director. TV Asahi, Shin-Ei Animation, ADK EM, and Futabasha produced the anime.[24] The series ran for 48 episodes, with each episode being five minutes long.[25] The series premiered on October 14, 2019, on AbemaTV.[26] An English dub premiered on Cartoon Network in Australia and Southeast Asia.[27]


A special crossover series titled ''Kamen Rider Fourze x Crayon Shin-chan'' was aired in April 2012 featuring Shin-chan and Kamen Rider Fourze to promote Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! Me and the Space Princess.[28] On 2016 an animated crossover episode with Godzilla was broadcast in Japan.[29] The Sanrio character Hello Kitty appeared in the first Reiwa-era episode of Crayon Shin-chan.[29]

On 23 November 2018, Arashi member Masaki Aiba appeared as his character Tatsuya Kōenji, from drama Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka, in a short at the end of episode 983, called Ora to Shippo to Kagurazaka dazo, where he examines Shinnosuke's dog at the veterinary clinic.[30][31]

International releases[edit]

The series was first dubbed into English by Vitello Productions in Burbank, California through 2001–2002, when TV Asahi and Lacey Entertainment decided to market the series worldwide. During the early 2000s, it ran on Fox Kids (and later Jetix) in the United Kingdom, on Fox Kids in Australia, on Channel i in Singapore and on RTÉ Two in the Republic of Ireland. Subtitled versions also aired on Stöd 2 in Iceland and on Arutz HaYeladim in Israel. RTÉ Two has not shown the series since 2005, and on Jetix UK, the series was eventually relegated to shorts in-between programs, as a slot-filler. The dub is of American origin, with veteran voice actors such as Kath Soucie, Russi Taylor, Grey DeLisle, Pat Fraley, Eric Loomis and Anndi McAfee playing the characters. Soucie voiced Shin and Misae.[32]

In 2003, Phuuz entertainment inc. was commissioned by Lacey Entertainment to continue in similar style as the Vitello dub. But their episodes featured a new cast of voice artists (among others Diane Michelle, Julie Maddalena, Peter Doyle).

52 episodes have been produced of the Vitello dub and 52 episodes of the Phuuz dub. Vitello and Phuuz episodes lasted on an average 21 minutes and contained three segments of 5 to 7 minutes. Some of the dubs of the series used the Vitello dub as the source for the dubbing. Some dubs also dubbed the Phuuz dub afterwards.

Funimation acquired the Shin-chan North America license in 2006.[33] As per all international licenses for the series, TV Asahi remained a licensing partner for North America.

Funimation's version features a Texas-based cast of voice actors. Funimation's dub takes many liberties with the source material and was heavily Americanized. Similar to the Vitello dub, episodes of the series were dubbed out of their original order, and segments were reordered. Additionally, many characters had their names changed to American-sounding ones. Many sexual references, dark humor, and references to current popular American culture were added. For example, in one scene, Ai and Penny argue over which one of them is Jessica Simpson (whose first album was not released until 1999) and which one is Ashlee Simpson (whose first album was not released until 2004), which is very different from the original Japanese script that dealt with many social issues within Japan at the time. At least two episodes reference Rudy Giuliani and his unsuccessful bid for president.

New, previously non-existent backstories were created, as well as significantly different personalities for the characters. For instance, the unseen father of Nene (known in the dub as "Penny") was suggested to be physically abusive toward both his wife and daughter, and this was used as a source of black humor. Principal Enchou was rewritten as a half-Peruvian, half-Romani man with a complicated prior life that includes a stint as a magician, in which he accidentally injured scores of audience members. Ageo-sensei (known in the dub as "Miss Polly"), Shinnosuke's teacher, was rewritten as a kinky nymphomaniac, while Shin's schoolmate, Kazama, (known in the dub as "Georgie") was portrayed as a hawkish young Republican.

The first 52 episodes of the dub aired on Adult Swim. All three seasons, 26 episodes per season, have also been released on DVD. Season 3, released in 2011, culminated in the official finale, effectively ending the Funimation series.[34][35][36][37]

A fourth English dub of Crayon Shin-chan has been produced in Hong Kong by Red Angel Media in 2015[38] and was commissioned by LUK Internacional, the company that produces the Spanish, Portuguese, the second Italian and the second French dubs of Crayon Shin-chan and commissioned the Doraemon dub that aired on Boomerang UK. The dub was translated from LUK Internacional's Spanish dub, which is close to the Japanese original and has no censorship. The first three volumes of the dub were released in the European and South African Nintendo 3DS eShop on December 22, 2016,[39] and the fourth and fifth volumes were released on December 29, 2016.[40] The dub is separated into five volumes, with the first volume being free while the other four cost €1.99/£1.79. The first volume contains two episodes while the other four contain 6 episodes each which makes 26 episodes in total.[41][42][43][44][45]

In India, Hindi dubs of the anime started airing on Hungama TV on June 19, 2006. Later, it also began airing in Tamil and Telugu dubs.[46] In 2024, Sony YAY! also started airing the Hindi dub.[47] As of June 2024, 16 films have been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and aired on Hungama TV and Sony YAY!.

In the Philippines, IBC 13 aired a Filipino dub of the anime in the early 2000s with Shinnosuke being voiced by Filipino rapper Andrew E.


  1. "Dōbutsuen wa Taihen da" (動物園は大変だ, "The Zoo Is a Nightmare")
    Lyricist: Yoshito Usui / Composer: Tetsurō Oda / Arranger: Masao Akashi / Singers: TUNE'S
    Episode Range: 1–21 (SPECIAL 1 ending theme)
  2. "Yume no END wa Itsumo Mezamashi!" (夢のENDはいつも目覚まし!, "The End of a Dream Is Always an Eye-Opener!")
    Lyricist: Daiko Nagato / Composer: Tetsurō Oda / Arranger: Takeshi Hayama / Singers: B.B.Queens
    Episode Range: 22–57
  3. "Ora wa Ninki Mono" (オラはにんきもの, "I Am Super Popular")
    Lyricist: Reo Rinozuka / Composer: Yasuo Kosugi / Arranger: Michiaki Kato / Singer: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Misae Nohara (Miki Narahashi)
    Episode Range: SPECIAL 3–161 (First used as the opening theme for SPECIAL 2, and was used as the ending theme for episode 776)
  4. "Pakappo de GO!" (パカッポでGO!, "Let's Go with Pakappo!")
    Lyricist: Poem-dan / Composer/Arranger: Takashi Kimura / Singer: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima)
    Episode Range: 162–SPECIAL 13 (Also used as the opening theme for Crayon Shin-chan: Great Adventure in Henderland)
  5. "Nenjū Muchū 'I want you'" (年中夢中"I want you", "All Year Through Crazy for You - 'I Want You'")
    Lyricist: C's / Composer/Arranger: Satoru Sugawara / Singer: Puppy
    Episode Range: 203–SPECIAL 20
  6. "Tobe Tobe Oneisan" (とべとべ おねいさん, "Fly Fly Ladies")
    Lyricist/Arranger/Composer: motsu / Singers: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Action Mask (Tesshō Genda)
    Episode Range: 270–352
  7. "Dame Dame no Uta" (ダメダメのうた, "The Song of No's")
    Lyricist/Composer: LADY Q / Arranger: Toshiya Mori / Singers: LADY Q and Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Misae Nohara (Miki Narahashi)
    Episode Range: 353–458
    Lyricist: Chihiro Kurosu / Composer: Kaori Hosoi / Arranger: Nobuyuki Shimizu / Singer: Tomomi Kahala
    Episode Range: 459–SPECIAL 43
  9. "Yuruyuru de DE-O!" (ユルユルで DE-O!, "Leisurely De-O!")
    Lyricist: Yuji Muto / Composer/Arranger: Yasunari Nakamura / Singer: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima)
    Episode Range: 509–594, 604–681
  10. "Yuruyuru de DE-O! Crayon Friends 2007 Version" (ユルユルで DE-O! 2007クレヨンフレンズVersion, Yuruyuru de DE-O! 2007 Kureyon Furenzu Version)
    Lyricist: Yuji Muto / Composer: Yasunari Nakamura / Arranger: Takafumi Iwasaki / Singer: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Crayon Friends from AKB48
    Episode Range: 595–603
  11. "Hapi Hapi" (ハピハピ)
    Singer: Becky♪♯
    Episode Range: 682–708
  12. "HEY BABY"
    Singer: Kumi Koda
    Episode Range: 709–724
  13. "T.W.L."
    Singer: Kanjani Eight
    Episode Range: 725–747
  14. Kibou Sanmyaku (希望山脈, "Hope Mountain Range")
    Singer: Watarirouka Hashiritai 7
    Episode Range: 748–SPECIAL 64
  15. Kimi ni 100 Percent
    Singer: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
    Episode Range: 784–937, 943–
  16. "Ora wa Ninki Mono - 25th MIX -" (オラはにんきもの - 25th MIX -, "I Am Super Popular - 25th MIX -")
    Singer: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Misae Nohara (Miki Narahashi)
    Episode Range: 938-942
  17. "Masukatto" (マスカット, "Muscat")
    Singer: Yuzu
    Episode Range: 970-1050
  18. "Supasuta" (スーパースター, "Superstar")
    Singer: Ketsumeishi
    Episode Range: 1051-now
  1. "Uta wo Utaō" (うたをうたおう, "Sing a Song")
    Lyricist/Composer: Toshiyuki Arakawa / Arrangers/Singers: Daiji MAN Brothers Band
    Episode Range: 1–21
  2. "Sunao ni Naritai" (素直になりたい, "I Want to be Honest")
    Lyricist/Composer/Singer: Hiromi Yonemura / Arranger: Itaru Watanabe
    Episode Range: 22–57
  3. "DO-shite" (DO-して, "Why?")
    Lyricist: Yui Nishiwaki / Composer: Hideo Saito / Arranger: Hiroshi Shinkawa / Singers: Sakurakko Club Sakura Gumi
    Episode Range: SPECIAL 3–99
  4. "Shin-chan Ondo" (しんちゃん音頭, Shinchan Ondo)
    Lyricist: Moichi Kato / Composers/Arrangers: Ozutairiku and Yasuhiko Hoshino / Singers: Yuko and Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima)
    Episode Range: 100–112
  5. "Parijona Daisakusen" (パリジョナ大作戦, "Party Join Us Daisakusen")
    Lyricist: Marron Koshaku / Composer/Arranger: Takashi Kimura / Singers: Marron Koshaku and Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima)
    Episode Range: 113–161
  6. "REGGAE"
    Lyricist/Singer: KOTONE / Composers: KEISUKE and Yoichi Yamazaki / Arranger: Yuzo Hayashi
    Episode Range: 162–192
  7. "Shinchan Ondo ~Ora to Issho ni Odorou yo!~" (しんちゃん音頭~オラといっしょにおどろうよ!~, "Shin-chan Ondo ~Dance with Me!~")
    Lyricist: Moichi Kato / Composers: Ozutairiku and Yasuhiko Hoshino / Arrangers: Daisaku Kume and Kiyohiko Semba / Singers: Haruo Minami and Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima)
    Episode Range: 193–SPECIAL 13
  8. "BOYS BE BRAVE ~Shōnen yo Yūki o Mote~" (BOYS BE BRAVE~少年よ勇気を持て~, "Boys Be Brave")
    Lyricists: Aki Okui and Lemon Saito / Composer/Singer: Aki Okui / Arranger: Akitoshi Onodera
    Episode Range: 203–SPECIAL 17
  9. "Tsukiakari Funwari Ochitekuru Yoru" (月灯りふんわり落ちてくる夜, "The Night of Gently Falling Moonlight")
    Lyricist/Composer/Arranger: RYUZI / Singer: Nanase Ogawa
    Episode Range: 249–297
  10. "Sukisuki My Girl" (スキスキ♡マイガール, Sukisuki ♡ Mai Gāru, "I Love My Girl")
    Lyricist/Composer: KAORU / Arrangers: Tsuyoshi Yamanaka and L'luvia / Singers: L'luvia
    Episode Range: 298–352
  11. "Kyō wa Date" (今日はデート, Kyō wa Dēto, "Today I've Got a Date")
    Lyricist/Composer: Ke-chan / Singer: Kamaboko
    Episode Range: 353–397
  12. "Zentaiteki ni Daisuki desu." (全体的に大好きです。, "I Love All of You.")
    Lyricist/Composer: Tsunku / Arrangers: Yuichi Takahashi and Tsunku / Singers: Sheki-Dol
    Episode Range: 398–SPECIAL 33
  13. "Mama to no Oyakusoku Jōkō no Uta" (ママとのお約束条項の歌, "The Song of My Contract with My Mother")
    Lyricists: Yoshito Usui and Yuri Asada / Composer: Yasuo Kosugi / Arranger: Hideo Saito / Singers: Shinnosuke Nohara (Akiko Yajima) and Misae Nohara (Miki Narahashi)
    Episode Range: 452–SPECIAL 38・SPECIAL 43
  14. "Ari no Uta" (ありの歌, "The Ant Song")
    Lyricist/Composer: Rio / Arranger: Papa Daisuke / Singers: Yanawarabaa
    Episode Range: 509–SPECIAL 46
  15. (ぶりぶりざえもんのえかきうた, "Buriburizaemon's Drawing Song")
    Episode Range: 938–942
Vitello and Phuuz dubs[edit]
  1. "Say hey! HEY! Shin-chan"
  1. Say hey! HEY! Shin-chan" Instrumental
Funimation dub[edit]
  1. "Shin-chan Theme"
    Shortened version of the third opening theme.
  1. "Party Join Us"
    Singer: Brina Palencia
    Originally the fifth ending theme.
LUK Internacional dub[edit]
  1. Footage from Japanese opening 8 ("PLEASURE") but with completely different lyrics, to the melody of a techno remix of Japanese opening 3 ("Ora wa Ninkimono").
    Musical Director, Producer and English Director: World Worm Studios composer Gary Gibbons
  1. Footage from Japanese ending 3 ("DO-shite") and at the end (only in the first 11 episodes) Japanese opening 9 ("Yuruyuru de DE-O!") but with completely different lyrics to the melody of "DO-shite".
    Musical Director, Producer and English Director: World Worm Studios composer Gary Gibbons


Video games[edit]

Console and handheld[edit]

Many video games were only released in Japan, but there were others released in South Korea, Italy and Spain.

Title System Release date
Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Shiro wa Otomodachi da yo (クレヨンしんちゃん "オラとシロはお友達だよ") Game Boy[48] April 9, 1993
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Enji (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ園児) Super Famicom and Mega Drive July 30, 1993 (SFC)
March 11, 1994 (MD)
Crayon Shin-Chan: Ora to Poi Poi (クレヨンしんちゃん オラとポイポイ) Famicom August 27, 1993
Quiz Crayon Shin-chan (クイズ クレヨンしんちゃん) Arcade August 1993
Crayon Shin-chan 2: Ora to Wanpaku Gokko da zo (クレヨンしんちゃん2 "オラとわんぱくごっこだゾ") Game Boy October 22, 1993
Crayon Shin-chan Ora to Asobo (クレヨンしんちゃん オラと遊ぼ) Arcade December 1993
Crayon Shin-chan no Ora to Issho ni Asobou yo! (クレヨンしんちゃんのオラといっしょにあそぼうよ!) Sega Pico March 1994
Crayon Shin-chan 3: Ora no Gokigen Athletic (クレヨンしんちゃん3 オラのごきげんアスレチック) Game Boy March 26, 1994
Crayon Shin-chan 2: Dai Maou no Gyakushu (クレヨンしんちゃん2 大魔王の逆襲) Super Famicom May 27, 1994
Crayon Shin-chan 4: Ora no Itazura Dai Henshin (クレヨンしんちゃん4 "オラのいたずら大変身") Game Boy August 26, 1994
Crayon Shin-chan no Oekaki Note (クレヨンしんちゃんのおえかきノート) Sega Pico January 1995
Crayon Shin-chan: Taiketsu! Quantum Panic!! (クレヨンしんちゃん 対決!カンタムパニック!!) Game Gear February 24, 1995
Crayon Shin-chan: Puzzle Daimaou no Nazo (クレヨンしんちゃん パズル大魔王の謎) 3DO March 10, 1995
Crayon Shin-chan: Osagusu Dobon (クレヨンしんちゃん 長ぐつドボン) Super Famicom September 27, 1996
Crayon Shin-chan: Ora no Gokigen Collection (クレヨンしんちゃん オラのごきげんコレクション) Game Boy December 20, 1996
クレヨンしんちゃん オラのほんとの母ちゃんやーい PC 1997
짱구는 못말려 (Korea) PC 1997 (Korea)
짱구는 못말려 2 (Korea) PC 1999
Jjanggu the Unhelpable 3 (짱구는 못말려 3 -돌아온 짱구-) (Korea) PC/Nuon 2000 (Korea)
짱구는 못말려 4 -부리부리왕국의 비밀 (Korea) PC 2001
짱구는 못말려 5 -짱구가 줄었어요! (Korea) PC 2002
짱구는 못말려 6 -원시시대 짱구 (Korea) PC 2002
짱구는 못말려 7 -흰둥이 구출작전 (Korea) PC 2003
짱구 스프링스 (Korea) PC
Kids Station: Crayon Shin-Chan (キッズステーション クレヨンしんちゃん オラとおもいでつくるゾ!) PlayStation November 29, 2001
パソコンやろうよ!マウスでジグソーパズル クレヨンしんちゃん PC January 18, 2002
クレヨンしんちゃん オラと一緒に英語する? PC August 30, 2002
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi no Yobu Adventures in Cinemaland! (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ シネマランドの大冒険!)
Shin chan: Aventuras en Cineland (Spain)
Game Boy Advance April 16, 2004
December 25, 2005 (Spain)
Crayon Shin-chan: Densetsu o Yobu Omake no To Shukkugaan! (クレヨンしんちゃん 伝説を呼ぶ オマケの都ショックガーン!)
Shin chan contra los muñecos de Shock Gahn (Spain)
Game Boy Advance March 23, 2006
September 18, 2006 (Spain)
Crayon Shin-chan: Saikyou Kazoku Kasukabe King Wii (クレヨンしんちゃん 最強家族カスカベキング うぃ〜)
Shin chan: Las nuevas aventuras para Wii (Spain)
Wii December 2, 2006
April 25, 2008 (Spain)
Crayon Shin-chan DS: Arashi wo Yobu Nutte Crayoon Daisakusen! (クレヨンしんちゃんDS 嵐を呼ぶ ぬってクレヨ〜ン大作戦!)
¡Shin chan flipa en colores! (Spain)
짱구는 못말려 DS 알쏭달쏭 크레용 대작전 (Korea)
Shin chan e i colori magici! (Italy)
Nintendo DS March 21, 2007
November 16, 2007 (Spain)
April 5, 2008 (Korea)
September 12, 2008 (Italy)
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Cinema Land (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ シネマランド カチンコガチンコ大活劇!)
Shin chan: ¡Aventuras de cine! (Spain)
짱구는 못말려 시네마랜드 찰칵찰칵 대소동! (Korea)
Nintendo DS March 20, 2008
December 5, 2008 (Spain)
September 15, 2009 (Korea)
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu – Nendororon Daihenshin (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ ねんどろろ〜ん大変身!)
¡Shin chan contra los plastas! (Spain)
짱구는 못말려 말랑말랑 고무찰흙 대변신! (Korea)
Nintendo DS March 19, 2009
December 4, 2009 (Spain)
December 3, 2010 (Korea)
Crayon Shin-chan: Obaka Daininden – Susume! Kasukabe Ninja Tai! (クレヨンしんちゃん おバカ大忍伝 すすめ!カスカベ忍者隊!)
짱구는 못말려 부리부리 떡잎마을 대모험! (Korea)
Nintendo DS March 18, 2010
October 19, 2012 (Korea)
クレヨンしんちゃんオラとカラオケ大パニック CROSSO April 12, 2010
Crayon Shin-chan Shokkugan! Densetsu wo Yobu Omake Daiketsusen!! (クレヨンしんちゃん ショックガ〜ン! 伝説を呼ぶオマケ大ケッ戦!!)
짱구는 못말려 원 플러스 원! 쇼크성랜드 대결전!! (Korea)
Nintendo DS December 2, 2010
October 27, 2011 (Korea)
クレヨンしんちゃん 恋する47(フォーティーセブン) Mobage April 5, 2011
クレヨンしんちゃん シネマDEカード! Mobage November 9, 2011
Crayon Shin-chan: Uchu de Achoo!? Yujo no Obakarate (クレヨンしんちゃん 宇宙DEアチョー!? 友情のおバカラテ!!)
짱구는 못말려 판타스틱-! 우주별 대모험!! (Korea)
Nintendo 3DS December 1, 2011
2013 (Korea)
짱구는 못말려 온라인 (Korea) PC 2012 (Korea)
Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi wo Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars! (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ カスカベ映画スターズ! Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called Kasukabe Movie Stars!) Nintendo 3DS April 10, 2014
Crayon Shin-Chan Gekiatsu! Oden wa Rudo Dai Konran!! (クレヨンしんちゃん 激アツ!おでんわ~るど大コン乱!) Nintendo 3DS November 30, 2017
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner!! (クレヨンしんちゃん 嵐を呼ぶ 炎のカスカベランナー!!) Nintendo Switch January 14, 2020 (NA)[49]
January 24, 2020 (PAL)[50]
March 19, 2020 (Japan)[51]
Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey (クレヨンしんちゃん オラと博士の夏休み ~おわらない七日間の旅~ Nintendo Switch and PC July 15, 2021 (Switch, Japan)[52][53]
Aug 31, 2022 (PC)
Shin-chan: Shiro of Coal Town (クレヨンしんちゃん「炭の町のシロ」) Nintendo Switch February 22, 2024 (Switch, Japan)[54]

Smartphone and tablet[edit]

Title Systems Developers/Publishers Availability
Shin Chan Kasukabe's Challenge Android[55]
LUK Internacional
Manduka Games
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner!
Bushiroad[60] Discontinued
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner! Z

(クレヨンしんちゃん ちょ〜嵐を呼ぶ 炎のカスカベランナー!! Z)



Bushiroad[63] Available
Crayon Shin-chan Operation Little Helper
Neos Available
Crayon Shin-chan: Dreaming! Kasukabe Large Battle!
(クレヨンしんちゃん 夢みる!カスカベ大合戦)
Nexon Games Japan[68] Discontinued
Crayon Shin-chan: UFO Panic! Run Kasukabe Guards!!
(クレヨンしんちゃん UFOパニック!走れカスカベ防衛隊!)
Nexon Games Japan.[71] Discontinued on November 11, 2015
Crayon Shin-chan: Sky Fly! Kasukabe Adventure!
Asakusa Games, in association with Futabasha.[74] Discontinued
クレヨンしんちゃん 一致団ケツ! かすかべシティ大開発 Android[75]
Bushiroad Available
【公式】クレヨンしんちゃん オラのぶりぶりアプリだゾ マンガもゲームもおてんこもりもり 毎日みれば~ Android[77] Futabasha Available

Note: The last app isn't a game in itself, rather a Crayon Shin-chan hub with news, manga, and games.


As of 2015, the original run of the Crayon Shin-chan manga has sold over 55 million copies, while the New Crayon Shin-chan manga has sold over 3 million copies, surpassing 58 million copies between both, making it one of the best-selling manga series.[78] Including game books, encyclopedic books and other related material, the figure amounts to 148 million.[79] As of March 2021, Bandai Namco has sold 227.02 million Crayon Shin-chan Chocobi food packs.[80]


A Hindi dub of the anime has aired on Hungama TV in India since June 19, 2006.[81] There were complaints from parents over the main character's behavior and the attitudes exhibited towards elders on the show, both of which were seen as a negative influence on children.[82] The series was banned in October 2008 by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on account of heavy nudity.[83] After many requests from fans, a heavily censored version with the adult jokes (like Shin-chan making fun of his mother Misae's small breasts), scenes of nudity (like Shin-chan revealing his buttocks & genitalia and Misae breastfeeding Shin-chan's infant sister Himawari) and references to those particular aspects of Japanese culture which are incompatible with Indian culture (like consumption of beef & pork by the characters, Shin-chan's father Hiroshi regularly drinking beer for recreation & references to dating due to Indians' preference for arranged marriages) edited out in order to be more family-friendly to the Indian audience started airing on Hungama TV from March 27, 2009.[84]

A Portuguese dub of the anime has also aired on Biggs, with the segment of the 165th episode "Dad's Hospitalized Life" causing major controversy in 2016, due to a scene where the nurses examine Shinnozuke's anus, and compliment it, all while he acts and looks uncomfortable. Due to complaints from parents over concerns that the show was promoting softcore child pornography, the Portuguese Media Regulatory Authority ordered that the show should only be aired after 10:30 PM.[85] Eventually, the show was slowly faded out of Biggs' schedule, and from Portuguese television. Later, the show returned to television through Portugal's Fox Comedy,[86] though on a limited run, with the show being removed from Fox Comedy Portugal after a few months.


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