Through the official website for the anime Chibi Maruko-chan, it was announced that the series will resume its regular broadcast from June 21. The anime had to suspend the broadcast of new episodes on May 3 due to production problems related to the pandemic situation in Japan.
Additionally, it was reported that the series will have special broadcasts that will start from June 21 until August 23. This special corresponds to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of anime on Japanese television and will consist of new adaptations of scripts created some years ago by Momoko Sakura, the original creator of the Chibi Maruko-chan manga.
Manga Chibi Maruko-chan inspired an anime adaptation that consistently held third on the television ranking, only behind Sazae-san and Detective Conan. The first series aired between 1990 and 1992, while the current series has been broadcast since 1995.
The author of the manga, Momoko Sakura, passed away in August 2018 at the age of 53 from cancer. She serialized the manga in the magazine Ribon from the publisher Shueisha between 1986 and 1996. The comedy story based on the daily life of a third-grade elementary school girl has sold more than 32 million copies on paper.
Recently the manga Chibi Maruko-chan is having a new serialization by Sakura Production, a company with members who were assistants to Sakura. The series is published irregularly through the magazine Ribon, with the first chapter published on October 3.
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