Jarinko Chie (TV)
Episodes
64
Status
Completed
Aired
Oct 3, 1981 to Mar 25, 1983
Type
Tv
Genres
Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life
Duration
25 min. per ep.
Rating
G - All Ages
Summary: Jarinko Chie is a movie directed by Takahata in 1981. Based on the very popular manga by Etsumi HARUKI, it is about ten year old Chie, "the most unfortunate girl in Japan," who manages her family diner while her unemployed yakuza father and her mother are separated. This sounds really depressing, but it's actually a very funny comedy. The story is set in Osaka, which has a totally different culture from Tokyo. After the success of the movie, a TV series was made, and Takahata worked as the chief director. (Source: nausicaa.net)