Crayon Shin-chan (Japanese: クレヨンしんちゃん Kureyon Shin-chan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui. It started as a spin-off of the character Shinnosuke Nikaido of another series by Yoshito Usui, Darakuya Store Monogatari. It was translated in Chinese, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, German, and Korean, etc.

Due to the death of author Yoshito Usui, the manga in its original form ended on September 11, 2009, as announced in a broadcast of the anime on October 16, 2009. Although the series formally ended on February 5, 2010, it was announced on December 1, 2009 that a new manga would begin in the summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team, titled New Crayon Shin-chan (新クレヨンしんちゃん Shin Kureyon Shin-chan).

A series of four bilingual Japanese-English manga were released in 1996 in Japan as Shin-chan The Little Horror! (クレヨンしんちゃんの楽しいゾ英会話).

Starting from volume 47, the manga series went to the darker tone, but still retain a bit of comedy tone, unlike Yo-kai Watch Shadowside does.

'Banned' chapters

Main article: Crayon Shin-chan (banned manga chapters)

Spin-off manga

Movie manga

Some of the movies have received an manga, click on the link for more information about the manga.

In North America

ComicsOne translated ten volumes of Crayon Shin-chan into English and released it in the United States. Occasional pop culture references familiar to Americans, such as Pokémon and Britney Spears (even the The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy), were added to increase the appeal to American audiences. The manga is mirrored from its original to read from left to right. Starting with the sixth volume, many of the names were changed to the ones used in the Phuuz English version of the anime, even though the dub never aired in North America. This translation is rated Teen.

Since then, American publisher DrMaster took over the licenses of several manga series, including Crayon Shin-chan, from ComicsOne. No new volumes of Crayon Shin-chan were released under the DrMaster imprint.

On July 28, 2007, DC Comics' manga division CMX announced the acquisition of the Crayon Shin-chan manga. The CMX version is rated Mature instead of Teen from ComicsOne, because of nudity, sexual humor, and bad language. The first volume was released on February 27, 2008, with uncensored art, and the style of jokes that frequent the English Funimation dub with some throw backs to the original version, such as his original greeting. However, volume 10 omitted a gag which was in the ComicsOne version, for no reason.

On April 11, 2012, One Peace Books announced their release of the manga, which is a reprint of the CMX version, in an omnibus format. Three omnibus volumes were released simultaneously on October 15, 2012. Volume 4 was released on November 13, 2013 and included the Japanese volume 12, marking the first time that particular volume has an English translation.

The Crayon Shin-chan manga spin-off, Action Mask, is currently available as read-only/print-only subscription from Crunchyroll and Futabasha. The main Shin-chan manga is also available from Crunchyroll using the CMX version, concurrently up to volume 10.

List of volumes

Volume 1

Shinchan 1 001

Famous as a Japanese anime TV show, Crayon Shinchan follows the daily life of a five-year-old boy whose bodily functions, offensive comments, and outrageous behavior consistently annoy his parents and land him in hot water. A national phenomenon in Japan, this shocking and hilarious comic celebrates the terrible power of destruction and indecency wielded by toddlers everywhere!

The star of the hit late-night Adult Swim series comes to CMX. He's rude, he's crude, and adults tremble whenever he's around. His inappropriate comments and obsession with body parts and bodily functions make life stressful for his struggling parents. No one is safe from Shinchan's verbal outbursts...and now, neither are you! Fans around the world have been following Shinchan's offensive adventures for years, and now he's enjoying wider exposure here in the USA. CRAYON SHINCHAN will appeal to fans of The Simpsons, South Park and Family Guy. CMX brings you the original manga in all its uncensored glory.

Japan: April 11, 1992 - ISBN 4-575-93292-2

ComicsOne CMX Japanese

Volume 2

Kure 02 001

The adventures of that mischievous five year old continue in Crayon Shinchan book 2. Follow Shinchan as he discovers new things, fights with his mother, and causes mayhem at Action Kindergarten. Watch as he helps his mom cook, clean, and shop. Will Shinchan ever act like a normal five year old kid? Or will his parents realize "normal" is not in his vocabulary? Check out the hilarious mis-adventures of everyone's favorite crayon drawn kid in Crayon Shinchan book 2.

Can you imagine what it must be like to be Shinchan's mother? "Mom and I Are Friends" offers a unique perspective on domestic bliss – with cooking, shopping and potty training all getting the special Shinchan spin. Then he's off to school to wreak havoc on his fellow toddlers in "Kindergarten is a Fun, Fun Paradise." CMX brings you the original Japanese manga in all of its uncensored glory.

Japan: June 12, 1992 - ISBN 4-575-93298-1

ComicsOne CMX Japanese

Volume 3

Kure 03 001

The adventures of that mischievous five year old continue in Crayon Shinchan book 3. What is Shinchan's favorite food you ask? Well, in book 3 he samples a wide variety of snacks and foods. From the exotic Natou, to gardening seeds, but by far his favorite snack is Koala Yummies.

More crude adventures with the star of the hit anime series. Shin's parents may find him embarrassing, but that's obviously not his view in "I'm Shinchan, A Really, Really Good Boy!" Then Shin spreads the joy to teachers and fellow students in "I'm The Famous Kid at Kindergarten." Being foul has never been so fun.

ComicsOne CMX Japanese

Volume 4

Kure 04 001

Watch as Shinchan shaves off one of his eyebrows, takes a trip to the hair salon, visits with his Grandpa and goes on a family vacation. This volume is packed with hilarious high jinks!

Just when you thought he couldn't be any more dangerous, a chance encounter at the hot springs may lead Shin to join forces with the Yakuza! With his always-direct line of questioning, Shin knocks the wind out of a couple of blustery politicians. And finally, see what happens when a gang of tough girls goes head-to-head with one dangerous little boy.

ComicsOne CMX Japanese
Another day of Shinchan power at its fullest! The Power of Shin, cranked up to 11 Example
Shinchan is a genius when it comes to play! Shin is a genius at playing Example
I'm the #1 Rascal at Kindergarten! I'm a bold kindergarten student in times of trouble Example

Volume 5

Shinchan 5 001

Normal trips to the zoo, department store, and ski slopes turn into a roller-coaster ride of chaos whenever Shinchan's around! Read as Shinchan mistakes janitors for zoo animals and tries on dresses at the store.

A police officer only wants to do his job and help a lost little boy. But when that boy is Shinchan, he might want to help him stay lost. Shin disrupts a soccer game, throws a chiropractor out of alignment, and exposes the host of a popular dance show – literally. Of course none of this stops him from trying to prove to Santa that he's a good little boy in time for Christmas.

ComicsOne CMX Japanese

Volume 6

Shinchan 06 001

It's just another day at the beach, until Shinchan arrives. In fact one can say that about anyplace. The park, kindergarten, even the sumo dojo turns into a wild rollercoaster ride of craziness when our favorite five year old is involved.

Is it a dream? Is it an imaginary story? When Action Mask -- Shin's favorite Super Hero -- gets defeated in battle, it's up to Shin to save Earth from an alien invasion. With the fate of the world in Shin's hands, we're all in serious trouble! Then, with interplanetary affairs resolved, Shin's ready to disrupt international relations as he ventures out on his first vacation overseas

ComicsOne CMX Japanese
Action Mask vs The High Leg Devil Action Mask vs. The High Leg Cut Swimsuit Devil Queen
Yay! Vacation! My First Time Overseas Yay, a Trip Overseas! My First Experience
The Unrivaled Shinchan's Up and Ready To Go Everyday The Invincible Shin, Ready To Go!
My New Invention, Game XX, Is Loads of Fun! My New Invention– It's Fun To Pretend

Volume 7


Shinchan's parents always have their hands full, but when a heat wave hits town, an irritable Shinchan is the last thing they want to deal with. Also Mom takes Shinchan to a fashion show and the lead designer wants menacing toddler as his new child model. He has no idea what he's getting himself into!

Shin and his parents get tickets for the new Action Mask movie — Shin's favorite Super Hero — but can they even make it through the previews? And what will Shin do when he meets Action Mask himself? Later, when Shin's Sunflower class competes against the Rose class in a kindergarten softball match, the fate of the team depends on Shin!

ComicsOne CMX Japanese

Volume 8

Shinchan 08 001

It's Field Trip day at Action Kindergarten. But as we know a simple school outing is anything but simple with the world's most ornery 5 year old is involved. Also Shinchan helps his mother with the house keeping. But we don't think vacuuming the lawn and the dog house is what she had in mind.

Uh-oh, look out. The "Terminator" saleslady is back in the neighborhood and this time she's determined not to let her juvenile archenemy stop her from selling everyone products they don't need. And get ready for an extra-long adventure, as the Nohara family wins a trip to the kingdom of Buri Buri, where Shin meets a prince who could pass for his twin. Is the world ready for two Shinchans?

ComicsOne CMX Japanese
Sunflower Class
Hey Sexy! I'm a Flirting Master!
Battle of the Comedians! Red Scorpion Gang vs me!
Buri Buri Kingdom's Hidden Treasure

Volume 9

Shinchan 09 001

Shinchan embarks a journey through ancient Japan. Also, things at school are never what they seem with this rascally 5-year old around!

Shinchan's mom is determined to get her driver's license and Shin's only too happy to assist. But that kind of help is the last thing a nervous driving student needs. And it's his Dad who may end up paying the price…in higher insurance rates! Then the family heads out to a health resort and ski lodge. But with Shin in tow, you can bet this vacation will prove to be anything but relaxing.

ComicsOne CMX Japanese
Mommy Finally Got Her Driver's License!
Mighty Shinchan With His Jaunty Laugh! Hee Hee Hee Hee!
Don't Flatter Me Too Much! I'm blushing!

Volume 10

Shinchan 10 001

More zany and mortifying antics with Shinchan Norhara as Action Mask makes an appearance at Shinchan's school! Plus, Shinchan and his parents are off for an adventure that may even make the lewd and ornery Shinchan blush...

Shin's parents will do anything to save a buck, but can the Noharas master a food eating challenge that no one's ever beaten before? The animal world steps into the spotlight, as Shin's dog Shiro confronts an intimidating cat and Shin takes a twisted view of both a horse and a snake. Then thoughts turn to family as Shin takes a shine to a baby and wants a little brother of his own.

ComicsOne CMX Japanese
Sunflower Class Sunflower Class Example
Action Kindergarten Bursts Into Laughter with Shinchan's Gags! Example
It's Always a Heated Battle Between Me and Mom! Example
Shiro and I Are Great Buddies...!? Example

Volume 11


Only Shinnosuke could open up a doorway to the past by digging a hole in the yard! The Noharas find themselves transported back to Japan's Civil War Era, in the middle of a castle siege. A guy by the name of Stinkpoop is out to kidnap a princess in exchange for a valuable scroll. It's up to Shin and his family to save the day! Will their actions in the past turn the present into a big mess?

CMX Japanese

Volume 12

Shinchan-12 000
11 122 123

What's worse than a regular-sized Shinchan? How about a Tom Thumb-sized Shinnosuke? Princess Nene is on the lookout for a new retainer, and Dad thinks it'll be a great experience for Shin. Mom doesn't want to let er hrecious baby go until it's pointed out that the retainer will be showered with jewels and gold. Shin's sent down the river as an allegory for a storm in a teacup, post-haste, 'til he meets up with the feudal Kazuma, also on the way to try out as retainer. It's a no-brainer who's qualitfied to bring the most laughs!

FS CMX Japanese
Shin-chan's Issunboshi Example
Nani? Shameless Game In Progress Example
Say Cheese! I'm the Best Photographer Example
Shin-chan's Big Expedition! So Exciting! Example
Gin-chan's Coming to Visit, It's Going to be so Fun! Example

Volume 13

Shinchan-13 000
  1. Sunflower Class
  2. Shin-chan Takes a Trip Back Through Time!
  3. You Say It Hurts? ((Hemorrhoids))

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 21

Volume 22

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 25

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

Volume 29

Volume 30

Volume 31

Volume 32

Volume 33

Volume 34

Volume 35

Volume 36

Volume 37

Volume 38

Volume 39

Volume 40

Volume 41

Volume 42

Volume 43

Volume 44

Volume 45

Volume 46

Volume 47

Volume 48

Volume 49

Volume 50

New Crayon Shin-chan

Due to the death of author Yoshito Usui, the manga in its original form ended on September 11, 2009, as announced in a broadcast of the anime on October 16, 2009. Although the series formally ended on February 5, 2010, it was announced on December 1, 2009 that a new manga would begin in the summer of 2010 by members of Usui's team, titled New Crayon Shin-chan (新クレヨンしんちゃん Shin Kureyon Shin-chan).

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

Volume 7


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