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YMMV / Chibi Maruko-chan

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  • Adaptation Displacement: The show has been released in more countries than the comic, causing the show to become more popular internationally.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: An official English dub gets promoted on YouTube and Twitter, but it faces quite a lot of pushback from Americans due to its art style and its target audience. It remains to be seen if Chibi Maruko-chan will finally take off in America.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Odoru Pompokolin" by B.B. Queens, the series' first ending. Even if you're not familiar with it, you're probably familiar with the English Eurobeat cover by Captain Jack that appeared in many Dance Dance Revolution iterations.
    • "Yume Ippai", the series' first opening, is a keter-class ear worm.
    • The series' second opening, "Ureshii Yokan".
  • Fandom Rivalry: It has an unlikely one with Pokémon. This began when, after twenty years, the Pokémon anime was moved to a Sunday kid's block. Pokémon fans got upset at this and worried that Chibi Maruko-chan and Sazae-san would beat the anime in ratings, causing the (mostly one-sided) rivalry.
  • Girl-Show Ghetto: Averted. Ask any 90's kid growing up in Japan, and you'll probably hear they grew up watching Chibi Maruko-chan among other shows. It's one of the widest-known shoujo manga adaptations. Both male and female viewers alike know and love it for its relatable story and cast while being thoroughly girly from tip to tail.
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  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Anytime Maruko jokes about dying becomes this after creator Momoko Sakura's death from breast cancer in August 2018.

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