Chimpui

Chimpui (Japanese: チンプイ, Hepburn: Chinpui) is a Japanese manga created by Fujiko F. Fujio in 1985. It tells the story of two cute aliens that come to Earth to find the girl who will marry their prince of planet Mahl and find one in a sixth grade girl named Eri. It was subsequently adapted into an anime television series.

Chimpui
Chimpui manga cover.jpg
Volume 1 of the Chimpui manga.
チンプイ
GenreSlice of life, science fiction, comedy
Manga
Written byFujiko F. Fujio
Published byChūōkōron-sha
ImprintF. F. Land Special
MagazineFujiko Fujio Land
Original runJune 1985February 1991
Volumes5
Anime television series
Directed byMitsuru Hongo
StudioShin-Ei Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run November 2, 1989 April 18, 1991
Episodes56 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Chinpui: Eri-sama Katsudō Daishashin
Directed byMitsuru Hongo
StudioShin-Ei Animation
ReleasedMarch 10, 1990
Runtime40 minutes
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

CharactersEdit

  • Chimpui (チンプイ), a mouse-like alien, who tells about the prince's marriage to a girl named Eri. Sometimes he tries to convince Eri to marry the prince and helps Eri on Earth or while on Mahl. He is voiced by Junko Hori[1]
  • Eri Kasuga (春日エリ), Eri is a 12-year-old Chinese-Japanese (via her ancestor, Kukuru from Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan)[2][3][4] 6th grader who is a tomboy and also Chimpui's best friend. She is a healthy person. Her female friends are Sayaka Hata and Hotaru Fujino, and she is voiced by Megumi Hayashibara.[1]
  • Wanderyu (ワンダユウ), a dog-like alien, who is Chimpui's pal. He also helps Eri, but sometimes she hates him. Eri calls him "Grandpa Wada". He is voiced by Jōji Yanami.[1]
  • Shou Uchiki (内木翔), Shou is a sixth grader who is good at studies but is weak at sports. He is Eri's very best friend who a crush on him. He dreams of becoming an astronaut one day. He is voiced by Sasaki Nozomu.[1]
  • Sunemi Koganeyama (小金山スネ美), she is Eri's rich friend with a fox-like face.
  • Masao Oeyama (大江山政男), He is a strong 6th grader who is good at sports and he bullies Shou. He is voiced by Daiki Nakamura.[1]
  • Shosei Kitsune (木常小政), A 6th grader who is absolutely short for his age and is Masao's sidekick. He is voiced by Jun'ichi Kanemaru.[1]
  • Prince Lulealv, his face is never shown in the manga or anime. Chimpui tells Eri that he is the most charming person on planet Mahl. It is also told that it is Eri's fate to marry him. He only appears in Eri's dreams (nightmares).

Anime television seriesEdit

The series was first broadcast by TV Asahi from November 2, 1989 to April 18, 1991 and was broadcast across Asia in English via Disney Channel Asia.[5][6] The anime is available on Amazon Video in India in Hindi.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "チンプイ メモリアルDVD-BOX SPECIAL SITE". bb.fwinc.co.jp. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  2. ^ 原作第5話『御先祖は日本王?』 (Episode 5, "Is her ancestor the king of Japan?")
  3. ^ "『ドラえもん』のおはなしをドラチャン探偵団が徹底調査!|ドラえもんチャンネル". ドラえもんチャンネル.
  4. ^ Japanese Wikipedia article on Doraemon: Nobita and the Birth of Japan
  5. ^ "MyCATV on Facebook". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ チンプイ (1989~1991). allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Amazon Prime Video to become the exclusive subscription video streaming home for TV Asahi's immensely popular Japanese anime content".

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