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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.

On 22/02/2021 the spin-off series "Super Shiro" made it's Indian debut on Cartoon Network shown weekdays at 2:30 p.m. IST.


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.



The Hindi dub started in 2006.

  • Shinchan: Aakash Ahuja (2006-2010), Alka Sharma (2010-2013), Swasti S. Sharma (2013-2015), Akanksha Sharma (2016-present), Asmita Dabole (2022-present, Disney Channel India)
  • Misae: Geeta Verma (first), Pallavi Bharti (second)
  • Harry: Gaurav Marwaha (2006-present)
  • Himawari: Parul Bhatnagar (2006-present)
  • Nene: Neeti Shukla (first), Sonal Kaushal (second)
  • Kazama: Parul Bhatnagar (2006-present)
  • Masao: Parul Bhatnagar (2006-present)
  • Bo: Akanksha Sharma (2006-present)
  • Midori: Parul Bhatnagar (2006-present)
  • Principal: Gaurav Marwaha (2006-present)
  • Action Kamen: Gaurav Marwaha (2006-present)


  • Shinnosuke Nohara: Raghuvaran (2008-2013), Dgan Raja (2013-present)
  • Misae Nohara: Jai Vidhya (2008-2019), Sarala (2019-present)
  • Hiroshi Nohara: Arun Alaxander (2008-2020), Karthik (2020-present)
  • Himawari: Sulochana
  • Nene Sakurada: Yamini Priya (2008-2010), Sowmiya (2013-present)
  • Toru Kazama: Sathya Dhanraj (2008-present)
  • Masao Sato: Sathya Dhanraj (2008-present)
  • Bo Chan: Ganesh (2008-present)
  • Midori Yoshinaka: (not known)
  • Principal Sir: (not known)
  • Action Kamen: Karthikeyan (2008-present)


  • Shinnosuke Nohara: Khadeer Gani Khan (2011-present)
  • Hiroshi Nohara: Sai Raj (2008-present)

Anime series

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. The dub was based on the Funimation version. 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 successful 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. Cultural differences were localized. 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, as well as instances when Shin-Chan does the Mr. Elephant (Zou-san or Zō-san, 象さん) dance or Ketsudake (butt-only) alien dance (also known as Buri Buri which means Yellowtail, ぶり ぶり). This time the series started airing at the first episode, finally airing episodes that were skipped in the original Indian run, also more true to the original Japanese story line though cutting several scenes.

The Hindi dub of the anime series temporarily stopped in 2015, even with mature content censored. The series was redubbed in 2016 for airings on Hungama TV while they don't telecast the first Hindi dub version anymore. Episodes are still aired in the redub version in which there is no mature content, and new episodes which have only mature content are not aired.

In 2024 it is announced by the website IGN that Sony YAY will air the series in five different languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu.

Shinchan facepaints

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. One Black Pete program in specific gained comparable ratings as Crayon Shin-chan in India while at some point the Black Pete program even gained almost 75 percent market share in every target audience starting from the age of 6.

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(2008-2013) and Dgan Raja(2013-Present). Shin-chan is available on Amazon Prime Video India in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Since 2016 Akanksha regulary posts a new clip on her YouTube channel in which her version of Shinchan is heard.

  • Akanksha:
  • Palavi:
  • Gaurav:
  • Parul:
  • Sonal:

In 2022 Shin-Chan aired on Disney Channel India with a new voice actress known as Asmita Dabole.

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.

  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



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