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Crayon Shin-chan in India refers to the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu adaption of the Crayon Shin-chan franchise in India.

Manga

Despite the popularity of the anime series, the manga is not yet to be released in India. The anime series is more popular than the manga series.

Crayon Shin-chan season 1 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 2 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 3 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 4 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 5 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 6 on Amazon Prime Video India

Voice-actors

  • Hindi: Aakash Ahuja (2006-2010), Alka Sharma (2010-2013), Swasti S. Sharma (2013-2015), Akanksha Sharma (2016-present)
  • Tamil: Mr. Raghuvaran

It is not known who voices the Telugu voice of Shinchan.

Anime series

Crayon Shin-chan season 7 on Amazon Prime Video India

Crayon Shin-chan season 8 on Amazon Prime Video India

After Spacetoon got the license of the series in India, the Hindi dub of Crayon Shin-chan anime started airing in India on Hungama TV on June 19, 2006.

Due to controversy over the behavior, style and attitude towards elders exhibited in the show, the Parents and Teachers Association complained about it, claiming that the series was a bad role model for kids. The series stopped airing in India in October 2008 on account of "nudity and profanity"* while it was the most succesfull program on it's channel*. Before the hiatus, the Hindi version of Crayon Shin-chan gained up to 50–60% market share. After many requests from the fans the series restarted broadcasting on March 27, 2009 although edited in the nude scenes and profanity. All the mature theme jokes were translated into childish ones and the word alcohol was changed to juice. Scenes that have been cut includes instances of Nene's mother beating a stuffed rabbit, Shin-chan imitating Action Mask, as well as instances when he does the Zou-san (Mr. Elephant) dance or Ketsudake (butt-only) alien dance. The Hindi dub of the anime series stopped in 2015, even with mature content cencored. The series was redubbed in 2016 for airings on Hungama TV while they don't telecast the first Hindi dub version anymore. In 2019 episodes are still aired in the redub version in which there is no mature content, and episodes which have only mature content are not aired.

It would not be the first time a television channel gave in to a small group of activists while the subject in matter is incredibly popular. Around the year 2015 almost all national TV channels in the Netherlands changed the traditional character 'Black Pete' for a small group of activists following in an advice from a Dutch minister. Years later it was confirmed by the prime minister of the Netherlands that the Dutch government never wanted the people of the Netherlands to change the character Black Pete which means the previously mentioned minister around 2015 (which left his job a year later) did not ask to change Black Pete for his employer, it was the minister's personal opinion. In 2019 an impressive 95 percent of the Netherlands turned out to not want Black Pete to change from it's tradition.

Akanksha Sharma, the current voice of Shinnosuke Nohara, continues to voice the same character in the Hindi redub version and his Tamil voice actor is Mr. Raghuvaran. Shin-chan is available on Amazon Prime Video India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Anime movies

All movies are listed as per the chronological order of their release in India either on Hungama TV or in theatres and their Hindi dub names are mentioned.

Many of the series' films have been dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and air on Hungama TV.

According to rumors a new movie release will follow in 2021, but this has not been known to be confirmed.

  1. Treasures of the Buri Buri Kingdom
  2. Shin Chan in Action Kamen vs Higure Rakshas
  3. Shinchan: Bungle in the Jungle
  4. Shin Chan Movie: Adventures In Henderland
  5. Shin Chan in Dark Tama Tama Thrilling Chase
  6. Shin Chan Movie: The Golden Sword
  7. Shin Chan Movie The Spy
  8. Shin Chan The Movie Villain aur Dulhan
  9. Shin Chan The Movie Himawari Banegi Rajkumari
  10. Shin Chan Masala Story The Movie
  11. Shin Chan in Very Very Tasty Tasty
  12. Shin Chan Movie: Robot Dad
  13. Shinchan Movie: Kaanta Lagaa

Special episodes

  • Shin chan in Why This Himawari-Di?
  • Shin chan Summer Camp
  • Shin chan Kazama Ka Pajama
  • Shin chan in Rain Rain Come Again
  • Shin chan Shiro hamara Hero
  • Shin chan Mitsy aur Muft Ka Discount!
  • Shin chan Pal Do Pal ka Principal
  • Shin chan baap re baap!
  • Shin chan Ka Car-Nama
  • Shin chan Photo Wali Aunty
  • Shin chan Pakoda Padosi
  • Shin chan dana-nana ki Nadani
  • Shin chan Ka Space Bukhaar 104



Sources

* (2008) web.archive.org/web/20121020080830 hindustantimes.com/HTNext/KidsZone/Adorable-Shin-Chan-shown-the-door/Article1-355892.aspx (2008)
* (2008) animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-05/india-reportedly-bans-crayon-shin-chan-from-tv (2008)
* (2008) web.archive.org/web/20081209040100/animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-05/india-reportedly-bans-crayon-shin-chan-from-tv (2008)
* globalyouthvoice.com/voice-of-cartoon-character/
* www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ldl5EbS4Sk

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