Chibi Maruko-chan (lost English dubs of anime series; 1990s-2000s)

Chibi Maruko-chan (English dub)
A still of the anime's cast.
A still of the anime's cast.
Status Partially Found

Chibi Maruko-chan (ちびまる子ちゃん) was an anime with 142 episodes that aired between 1990-1992. It is about the simple life of a girl named Momoko Sakura and her family living in Shimizu (suburban Japan) in the year 1974.

Nickelodeon India

Chibi Maruko-chan used to air on Nick India in English and Hindi, the official Chibi Maruko-chan YouTube channel has uploaded some episodes of the Nick India English dub.

Voicebox Productions (Canada)/Pioneer Entertainment)

Voicebox Productions in Vancouver, Canada has listed a Chibi Maruko-chan direct-to-video release by Pioneer Entertainment on their website since the early 2000s.[1][2] Teryl Rothery has included her involvement with a Vancouver dub of the series, though instead of Voicebox, she credits the production to Ocean Studios.[3] No trace of this separate English dub has surfaced.

Animax Asia

The anime was dubbed in English in Asia by Omni Productions and aired on Animax Asia .[4][5]

The only material of the dub is an fragment posted on Facebook by one of the voice actors.

Voice cast

The following cast list is in regards to the Animax version. [6]

  • Russell Wait as Narration
  • Sarah Hauser as Momoko "Chibi Maruko-chan" Sakura
  • Andrea Kwan as Maruko's mother (2nd voice)
  • Candice Moore as Maruko's sister
  • Emily Woo Zeller as Maruko's mother
  • Michael Pizzuto as Narrator
  • Sarah Hauser as Maruko's mother


  3. Teryl Rothery Retrieved August 27, 2017.




9 months ago
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Anime needs to stop getting lost


9 months ago
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Well, the English dub anyway


8 months ago
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True, but Japan produces a lot of anime, and manga. Most have very short and limited runs. Even alot of manga gets lost. Shoot I'm dead seat on figuring out that 4 episode hamtaro vhs.

Anonymous user #1

7 months ago
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I clicked the FB link provided, and got an error message reading "The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."

Is this clip unable to be viewed in the US, or has it been taken down? Is it now lost along with the rest of the dub, or has the clip been uploaded elsewhere?


7 months ago
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Michael Pizzuto, the voice actor, deleted his Facebook fan page. Unfortunate, too, since he was one pretty much the only source of info on new Hong Kong English productions.

His video isn't lost, though. Someone uploaded it onto Youtube a few months ago: https://www....=SwVsGH2TPe4
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