* AdaptationDisplacement: How many people knew that it was actually a manga?
* CrossesTheLineTwice: The Funimation Dub, they're playing hopscotch with the line.
* EarWorm: The dubs ending theme "Party Party Join Us Join Us, Party Party Join Us Join Us"
* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[LargeHam Action Bastard]] and [[TheWoobie Happiness Bunny]] have pretty good followings as characters.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** In Spain, especially in Catalonia, they '''LOVE''' Shin-chan in the same way Americans love ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (maybe more), to the point where the author went there several times and befriended the official translator - who eventually appeared in the manga. Hell, it can be argued that it's more popular there than in freaking Japan itself! There was even a Japanese TV show that made a special episode to explain it. Meanwhile, no matter how many dubs, ([[GagDub Gag-like]] or otherwise) are made, it seems the series will never catch on in America.
*** In the anime, there was a story about the Noharas vacationing in Barcelona. Even though there were lots of quite outdated and slightly off stereotypes (a tour guide named Carmen, paella, toreros, south-american looking people and flamenco), they included some nods at the catalonian fans (such as Shin-chan saying the paella is "Molt bo" (Very good) or doing the "Ass Dance" saying "culet, culet" (What Shin-chan says in the catalan dub, roughly "booty, booty").
** The phenomenon isn't as widespread in Portugal, but there you can't be an anime fanatic without at least recognizing Shin-chan.
** The series is also popular enough in Korea (they, instead, call Shin-chan as "Jangoo") to even had the movies dubbed and a line of snacks sold in stores.
** In Indonesia it is widely recognized alongside ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' and ''Manga/DragonBall''. The original and the new manga series can be found in any Indonesian bookstore and the anime is still running on TV. It would be a massive accomplishment if there is not a ''Doraemon'' or a ''Shin-chan'' volume selling in any place that sells manga...
* HoYay: Shin-chan teases Kazama (Georgie) a ''little'' too much. Heck, Kazama is also too much {{tsundere}} around him, so when ''something'' happens, it's mostly played for laughs.
* {{Squick}}: Are the closeups of Shin-Chan's and the Kappa's genitalia really necessary?
* TearJerker:
** In the GagDub, [[spoiler: The Flamer having to leave the school, and Penny suffering from a broken heart because of it.]]
** The original manga has some touching stuff that the anime has to tone down for comedy's sake. Miss Ume's relationship with Doctor Tokuro, to mention something... [[spoiler:when he dies due to a terrorists' attack in his hotel when he was in South America. You have Miss Ume, who was unlucky with men, finding a stable relationship with Tokuro, that was transformed in a long-distance relationship not so much before his death. She even fell into depression with ''suicidal'' thoughts because of his fate. The anime leaves it at least in a bittersweet note before he was PutOnABus]].
* TheScrappy: Misae/Mitzy gets this for being [[DomesticAbuser abusive]] [[AbusiveParents tendencies]]. Sure, Shin is no boy scout, but she reacts to everything he does with the maturity of a 12-year-old.
** Ai, who manages to combine RoyalBrat, AbhorrentAdmirer ''(to Shin)'' and KarmaHoudini ''(nobody ever calls her out on her condescending behaviour)'' into one annoying character when she's seen. She's also this in-universe, nobody actually seems to like her, save for poor [[TheWoobie Masao]], who has a crush on her but is often treated like the dirt under her fingernails whenever they interact.
** If Ai is included, so does Penny. After she TookALevelInJerkass, she develops a HairTriggerTemper and became bullying towards the gang (particularly Masao),mostly forcing them into playing "Extremely Real Tea Party" with her in a normal day. She's also this in-universe, where even Shin Chan sometimes scared of her.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Yasuo Kawamura (student of Ms. Matsuzaka/Katz) qualifies when he rarely make a appearance in the whole original series.
* UncannyValley: Mitzi's face can take on quite a bizarre appearance when she gets angry, especially if there's an ArtShift to the less refined style, resulting in her face looking VERY thin and skull-like.
* WhatAnIdiot: Shin Chan + Lighter + Gas Leak = Home blown to Kingdom Come.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Vitello's English dub is the closest to the original Japanese, and while they of course cut out a lot of the more mature content, it's surprising what {{Parental Bonus}}es they left in.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: The original Japanese version.
** The American version done by FUNimation after learning that international versions have toned it down to kid levels.
** [=NTV7=] Malaysia airs this as a kids' show. What the actual Hell?
** The Korean dub is {{bowdlerise}}d down to actually be fit for kids.
* TheWoobie: Masao. The poor boy often finds himself targeted by bullies, spurned by a girl he has a crush on, is the ButtMonkey of the group and is also MistakenForGay by everybody.
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