Jarinko Chie

Jarinko Chie (Japanese: じゃりン子チエ, lit. "Chie the Brat") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etsumi Haruki. It was serialized by Futabasha in Manga Action between 1978 and 1997 and collected in 67 bound volumes, making it the 45th longest manga released. Jarinko Chie received the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.[1]

Jarinko Chie
Chie the Brat.jpg
DVD box set of Chie the Brat as released by TMS and Toho and illustrated by Etsumi Haruki.
Written byEtsumi Haruki
Published byFutabasha
MagazineWeekly Manga Action
Original run19781997
Anime film
Directed byIsao Takahata
Produced byHidenori Taga, Tetsuo Katayama
Written byIsao Takahata, Noboru Shiroyama
Music byMasaru Hoshi
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha, Toho
Released11 April 1981
Runtime110 minutes
Anime television series
Directed byIsao Takahata
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Original networkMBS
Original run October 3, 1981 March 25, 1983
Anime television series
Jarinko Chie 2
Directed byKazuyoshi Yokota
StudioTokyo Movie Shinsha
Original networkMBS
Original run October 19, 1991 September 22, 1992
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Jarinko Chie was adapted twice, first as an anime theatrical movie produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Toho and directed by Isao Takahata, which premiered in Japan on April 11, 1981. This was followed by a 64-episode anime television series also produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, which was broadcast in Japan between October 3, 1981 and March 25, 1983.[2] A sequel anime television series with 39 episodes followed in October 19, 1991 to September 22, 1992.

The official English title of the anime is Downtown Story.[3]


Chie TakemotoEdit

A girl with a short temper.

Tetsu TakemotoEdit

Chie's father. He is a mostly unemployed gambler and tough guy


Chie's pet cat. His trademark is a moon on the forehead.

Video gamesEdit

None of the video games were released outside Japan.

Title System Release date Publisher
Jarinko Chie: Bakudan Musume no Shiawase Sagashi Famicom July 15, 1988 Konami
Simple Characters 2000 Series Vol. 04: The Hanafuda Jarinko Chie PlayStation November 29, 2001 Bandai


  1. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2015-08-05. Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  2. ^ http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/chie/
  3. ^ http://www.tms-e.com/search/index.php?pdt_no=217

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