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Misae Nohara (野原 - みさえ), Mitsy Nohara in the Vitello, Phuuz, Funimation and Dutch dubs, is the mother of the Nohara family, and its caretaker. She is 29 years old but she always tells people that she is 24 or 25. She is the classical housewife (専業主婦 Sengyō shufu) of post-war Japan - she cleans, launders, cooks, sews, mothers and lazes all to varying degrees of success. Her maiden name is Misae Koyama (小山 - みさえ).

A paragon of hypocrisy, after handing out irrevocable edicts to her husband and children (mainly Shinnosuke), she will not hesitate to immediately break them once they are out of sight and has even been known to display double standards while in their company. Her famous and symbolic moves includes "drilling" others' head with her fists (known in Japanese as the "Guri-Guri Attack" (グリグリ攻撃 Guri-Guri Kōgeki)) and one or more punches to the head (sometimes shown through a "Genkotsu Scene" (げんこつシーン Genkotsu Shīn), a scene where animated "Genkotsu" (げんこつ) text covers the screen as Misae commits the act), creating comically large lumps. The punches are mainly thrown by Misae, but other characters have been known to use it as well, like Hiroshi and Nene. In some circumstances it can be assumed that Misae butt-slapped her son to correct his behavior.

While she spends as little as possible on the less-essential needs of her husband and son, she loves to splurge on Himawari and herself. She always changes her hair style, as seen it is sometimes curly and sometimes long and shattered hair. She is the source of boundless diet and savings plans, all of which fail within the first week. For example, she is prone to immediately partake in bargain sales when she sees them, thinking she is saving the family money (お金 Okane). However, she buys in extreme quantities, which seems to defeat the purpose. Both Shin-Chan and Himawari resemble their mother.


Her birthplace is Aso (in Kumamoto) and her sisters are Masae Koyama and Musae Koyama. She takes care of her household; tends to her husband and child when they're sick; rides Shin-chan to school when he misses the bus (which is most of the time); takes an umbrella out to her husband when it's raining; cleans, shops, and otherwise works like a dog. In the morning she struggles to get Shin-chan in time for the school bus, so usually she ends up riding him on a bicycle. This motivated her to learn to drive, but she tends to scratch the car when she parks it and have small accidents, although this is usually because her child distracts her on purpose. Misae tends to bring Shin-chan just about everywhere, probably because leaving him home alone usually results in some sort of household catastrophe. However, excursions with mom just mean ample opportunities to be embarrassed (and Shin-chan usually requests compensation in the form of action figures or Chocobi snacks). Occasionally, she tries playing pretend or acting in a fun-kid sort of way to get Shin-chan to be a bit more enthusiastic - for example, when the Noharas went fishing, Misae started talking excitedly (for Shin-chan's benefit) about the possibility of catching mermaids and being led to their secret castles. "Geez, mom," Shin-chan replied with a snort, "act your age".

Misae is extremely fond of shopping and can not resist the urge to buy expensive things. She is prone to immediately partake in bargain sales thinking that she is saving money, but then proceeds to buy in extreme quantities, regardless of the practicalities of the things bought, which indicates that she has compulsive buying disorder. Most of her luxury purchases, however, often end up broken, misused or otherwise ruined by her children, sometimes even before she had a chance to try them. Additionally she secretly hoards money for her own personal use, but a running gag involves Shin-chan discovering her savings, which then ends up being used in times of financial strain. She is also known to be a terrible driver. Misae also constantly checks Shin-chan's and Hiroshi's behavior around young women and punishes them accordingly (and always seems to be in the right place at the right time when it comes to the latter). However, she also secretly fantasizes about dating with rich blonde young European men (a trait which she passed on to her daughter) and had even attempted to forge an extra-marital affair with a much younger blonde vegetable seller after quarreling with Hiroshi over her spending sprees. She loves telephoning, shopping and going out doors with her best-friend Keiko Honda.

Misae also suffers from body dysmorphism due to her fluctuating weight and small breasts, so she is extremely jealous of Hiroshi interacting with other women. Misae had secretly followed Hiroshi in his business trip to Osaka, suspecting him of being unfaithful after seeing him interacting with an unknown woman in Tokyo, who turned out to be a representative of another company with whom Hiroshi's company was conducting business deals. Misae also inflicted violence upon Hiroshi after seeing him interact with Atsuko Kutsuzoko and with a female classmate at his school reunion in Akita. Her inability to operate computers effectively rules out her chances of employment in the office sector, so whenever she requires money, she works part-time in shopping malls (mostly in the local Action Departmental Store) but is unable to hold on to her job for long, due to her intermittent explosive disorder. However, in one episode that takes place in the Falling Apartments, Misae is shown working from home with packaging work.

Voice actors[]

  • Japanese: Miki Narahashi
  • English (Vitello): Kath Soucie
  • English (Phuuz): Julie Maddalena
  • English (Funimation): Cynthia Cranz
  • Dutch: Ingeborg Wieten
  • French (Vitello and LUK): Fabienne Loriaux
  • Hindi: Geeta Verma (Previous) → Pallavi Bharti (Current)
  • Portuguese (European, Vitello/Phuuz): Ana Vieira
  • Portuguese (European, LUK): Ana Vieira (2004 - 2006) → Rita Brito (2009 - Present) → Solange Santos (2009, temporarily) → Micaela Ferreira (2010, movie 15 only)
  • Spanish (European): Fátima Casado (2000 - 2005, 2020 - Present) → Alazne Erdozia (2006 - 2019)
  • Spanish (Latin American, Vitello and LUK): Diana Pérez
  • Spanish (Latin American, Phuuz): Rebeca Gómez
  • Tamil (Indian dub): Jai Vidhya (2008-2019) → Sarala (2019-Present)


  • In Japan names are pronounced with the last name first, making Misae's Japanese name Nohara Misae.
  • In Japanese the word 'mise' means 'shop' or 'store'.

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