Anime / Shima Shima Tora No Shimajiro
Shimajiro and his friends.note 

Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō (しましまとらのしまじろう?, lit. "Striped Island Tiger Shimajirō") is a 1993 Japanese children's Slice of Life anime series primarily aimed at preschoolers.

The entire series focuses on Shimajirō Shimano, a curious tiger boy living in Challenge Island. Being the second in the family, he attends Kindergarten alongside his friends as they all discover everything around them, and learn valuable lessons as they grow up.

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  • Alliterative Name: Shimajirō Shimano, and Mimirin Midorihara.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: An episode in the 2009 remake averts this. In the toilet training episode, a kangaroo superhero shows up to help teach Shimajiro learn to use the toilet, and brings his son along with him; because he's specifically a male kangaroo, he has to wear a separate pouch so he can carry the joey while leaving his hands free.
  • Art Shift: The earliest episodes were traditionally animated, but it seems that the show had shifted to cel-shaded CGI sometime in The New '10s.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: Mimirin
  • Childhood Friends: Shimajiro, Mimirin, Torippii, and Ramurin.
  • Keet: Shimajiro himself is enthusiastic about anything. Toriipi as well, but is it any surprise since he's an anthropomorphic parakeet?
  • Long Runner: Been on the air since 1993, and new episodes are still being made. That's 23 years of Shimajiro.
  • Mr. Imagination: Shimajiro.
  • Potty Emergency: Shimajiro has one in the episode about public toilet training.
  • Potty Failure: In an early episode, Shimajiro wets the bed, and leaves his pants out to dry on his window. Toriipi helps the pants to dry by putting magic crystals on them.
  • Stock Yuck: Green peppers for Shimajiro, and carrots for Mimirin (who is, ironically, a rabbit).
  • Three Shorts: This show does the ABA format, with a live action segment featuring a costume Shimajiro being the B.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Torippy and takoyaki (octopus balls. No, it's not as gross as it sounds.)
  • Very Special Episode: There are 3 episodes teaching kids about potty-training. The first was the one everyone knows and loves, the second was about public restrooms, and the third had a superhero named "Pants Man" in it, who's an anthropomorphic kangaroo.
  • White Bunny: Mimirin.