Crayon Shin-chan (Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん Hepburn: Kureyon Shin-chan), also known as Shin-Chan, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It follows the adventures of the five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbors, and friends and is set in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.

Multiple anime adaptations were produced by Shin-Ei Animation and aired on TV Asahi. The first series was dubbed in English by Luk Internacional and Nelvana Limited.

The original names and songs were retained, despite the fact of the edition/cut of some scenes considered and the change of Hokuseiese pop culture references to Piramcaian pop culture references. Apart from broadcasting currently on UPN, the anime is also aired by Disney XD, Boing and more.

The home media distribution rights are held by Universal Home Entertainment.





Home Media 

This show also received some home media releases on DVD and VHS from Universal, with previews of Shin-Chan stuff, including a Fox Kids promo for the show, a trailer of the Shin-Chan video game, a commercial of the Shin-Chan set, and a promo for Power Rangers.

Episodes of the series were also released on VideoNow, Juice Box and Game Boy Advance Video.

Broadcasting networks 

  • Fox Kids (1996-2004)
  • Jetix (2004-2009)
  • UPN (1996-present)
  • PAX-TV (1996-2005)
  • Pira Kids (2001-present)
  • Pira Koolz Kids (2013-present)
  • Disney Channel (2006-present)
  • Disney XD (2009-present)
  • Cartoon Network (2005-present)
  • Boomerang (2007-present)
  • Boing (2010-present)
  • Toonami (2014-present)
  • Hub Network (2012-2014)
  • Discovery Family (2014)
  • Teletoon (2013-present)
  • YTV (1998-present)
  • TCC (2002-present)
  • Pop (2004-present)
  • Kix (2014-present)


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