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Nene Sakurada (桜田-ネネ), also known as Penny in the Funimation dub and Nini in the Vitello, Phuuz and Dutch dubs, is one of Shin-chan's classmates and friends from the sunflower class. She is five years old.

She loves to play "real omamagoto" ("real house") in which divorces and arguments are very common and she typically forces/blackmails the boys to play with her. She insists on being the mom all the time-and she forces her friends to do stuff they don't really want to do. This is always a nuisance to Shin-chan, Bo-chan, and Kazama-kun and a nightmare to Masao as he often needs to be Nene's husband (as an unsuccessful salaryman) in the plot. She occasionally sees her mother go crazy or do something out of character which shrieks Nene to say something literally translated to be "you're not my usual mom!".

Nene styles herself as a sweet girl, but in fact she has inherited her mother's temper and is quite bossy. Like her mother (母親 Hahaoya), she hits a stuffed bunny to relieve her anger. Alternatively, Nene uses Masao as the lightning rod for her frustration when her bunny is not available. She considers Ai Suotome her rival and can't stand it when boys prefer Ai-chan to her. She has many pet cats (猫 Neko) which she loves a lot and she likes to watch the TV Magical Girl Moe-P. She is a member of the Kasukabe Defense Organization.

Voice actors[]

  • Japanese: Tamao Hayashi
  • English (Vitello): Anndi McAfee
  • English (Phuuz): Michelle Ruff
  • English (Funimation): Carrie Savage
  • Dutch: Lucie de Lange
  • French (LUK): Laetitia Reva
  • Italian: Francesca Manicone
  • Hindi: Neeti Shukla (previous) → Sonal Kaushal (current)
  • Portuguese (European, Vitello/Phuuz): Ana Vieira
  • Portuguese (European, LUK): Ana Vieira (2004 - 2006) → Sandra de Castro (2009 - Present)
  • Spanish (European): Fátima Casado (2000 - 2005) → Ana Guadalupe Hernández (2006 - 2007) → Ana Begoña Eguileor (2008 - Present)
  • Tamil: Sowmya Kumar (Current)



He is the closest best friend (友人 Yūjin, or 友達 Tomodachi) for Nene, spend the most time together. She may have a crush on Shin-chan. She likes to play real-house with the other friend members in the Kasukabe Defense Organization and because of this Shin-chan and his friends always want to escape from her. Nene is impatient with Shin's odd behavior but does enjoy his company, as she usually invites him (if he hasn't already invited himself) to join her and her mother (母親 Hahaoya) if they're out for a meal (much to her mother's dismay). In the movie My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! Nene was upset when she hears Shinchan is going to move to Mexico, proving that she does care about him. Although she has a habit of losing her temper, she still makes a good team with Shinchan. Sometimes, Nene gives Shinchan her husband's role of characters when they play 'real house' which is her favorite game. Nene also gives Masao her husband's role in characters. If not Masao, she will give it to Shin-chan. Besides Shin-chan's mother, Misae, Nene is the only girl who can control him and beat him. He is scared of her too. There's another boy named Motohisa who likes Nene and always fights with Shin-chan. Whoever wins get to be with Nene. They fight for Nene in a few episodes. Same thing, when other girls, for example Ai, want to be be with Shinchan, Nene won't let them and fights with them. They fight for Shinchan in a few episodes too. They both sometimes bully (but not in a bad way) and scold Masao which makes him cry while Kazama and Bo comfort him when he cries.


After Shin-chan, he is the closest best friend for Nene, spends the most time together with her. When the group splits up, they are usually seen together. Nene always gives Masao her weak husband's role of characters. Masao is scared of her too. In the 2004 movie, they start a new life, forgetting everything. Masao and Nene are husband and wife there. Nene, along with Shin-chan, sometimes bully (but not in a bad way) and scold Masao which made him cry.


To be added.


They are good friends too. Both of them understand and always support each other.


  • In Japan names are pronounced with the last name first, making Nene's Japanese name Sakurada Nene.
  • In the LUK Internacional dub, she has a British accent.

Art evolution[]


Main Characters Nohara Family Shinnosuke NoharaHimawari NoharaMisae NoharaHiroshi NoharaShiro
Friends Toru KazamaMasao SatoNene SakuradaBo Suzuki
Futaba kindergarten Midori Ishizaka Ume MatsuzakaMasumi AgeoBunta TakakuraMrs. Takakura
Relative Nohara Family (Akita) Ginnosuke NoharaTsuru NoharaSemashi Nohara
Koyama Family (Kumamoto) Masae KoyamaMusae KoyamaYoshiji KoyamaHisae Koyama
Futaba Kindergarten Sunflower Class Ai Suotome
Rose Class Yasuo KawamuraHitoshiTerunobuMegumi YamuraMihoKōsuke MinamijimaYūko SubariHosaku Kamon
Tulip Class
Neighbors Kitamoto household KitamotoRobert McGuire
Hatogaya household Yoshirin HatogayaMicchi Hatogaya
Matazuresou Nushiyo OoyaYuu YakutsukuriYonroSusan KoyukiKyuji OdaKyousuke NigariyaAtsumi KutsuzokoAtsuko KutsuzokoOmata
Friends Kazama Family Toru KazamaMr. KazamaMineko KazamaTensu
Sakurada Family Nene Sakurada (Nene's stuffed bunny) • Mr. SakuradaMoeko Sakurada
Sato Family Masao SatoMasao's MotherYasushi Sato
Suzuki Family Bo SuzukiBo's mother
Ohara Family Nanako OharaShijuro Ohara
Fictional Characters in Crayon Shin-Chan Action Mask Action MaskMimiko SakuraProfessor GōProfessor KitakasukabeMisato Yashio
Kuntam Robo Kuntam RoboShira RoboKaizam RoboJohn YamadaPresident GilkilosAkiraKuntam Jr.
Buriburizaemon Buriburizaemon
Magical Girl Moe-P Moe-P • Hazuki
Mysterious Magical Girl Mari-chan Mari Shiwasu • Sheila Kannazuki • Sein • Naoki • Mr. Yamaoka
Other Characters Kasukabe Bookstore Uyiko NorohashiNakamura Komatshi