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Ume Matsuzaka


Ume Matsuzaka (松坂 梅), Miss Uma in the Vitello, Phuuz and Dutch dubs, and Ms. Katz in the Funimation dub, is the arch-rival of Midori Ishizaka of the Sunflower Class. She is the teacher of the Rose Class. She is 24 years old and single. She likes to live stylishly in public but she actually struggles to save her money for accessories and lives in a very cheap, dusty apartment. When her money almost runs out again before her pay date she lives on noodles and lettuce.

She dislikes her given name as she always says to Midori and others, "Don't call me Ume!". This is due to one of the meanings of "Ume", which can mean "3rd class" or "low class". Although she always says she is "tired of Futaba Kindergarten (especially Shin-chan and friends)" and plans to move out to a better school, she never seriously intends to do it. She even rejects a man so harshly who offers her a better job in another school and mocks Futaba Kindergarten. Despite her bickerings with Midori, deep down she cares for her and helped her reconcile with her future husband, Junichi Ishizaka. A running gag about her is that her dates are often screwed up by Shin-chan and friends in various ways, until she meets Tokuro. Ume is also shown to have the ability to perform acrobatics. When crashed into Robert, she almost fell down. While falling, she told herself not to tear the new dress she bought just the day before. Then she tightens all of her muscles, especially the thighs, to perform a flip and lands on the iron bar. She thought in her mind that she could perform a flip because she attended a dancing class.

Ume is an attractive woman despite her personality. She has a tight body and beautiful face which explains why men can fall in love with her easily.

Before the introduction of Tokuro, she had a relationship with Kawaguchi. After Tokuro, she fell in love with Shingo Kakeda. She has two sisters: Matsu and Take.

Voice actors[]

  • Japanese: Michie Tomizawa
  • English (Vitello): Grey DeLisle
  • English (Funimation): Clarine Harp
  • Dutch: Hymke de Vries
  • French (LUK): Marcha van Boven
  • German: Christin Marquitan
  • Korean: Chae Eon Han
  • Portuguese (European, Vitello/Phuuz): Ana Vieira
  • Portuguese (European, LUK): Ana Vieira (2004 - 2006) → Paula Pais (2009 - Present)
  • Spanish (European): Nuria Marín Picó


  • In Japan names are pronounced with the last name first, making Ume's Japanese name Matsuzaka Ume.
  • In Japanese the word 'ume' means 'plum'. In Japanese the word 'uma' means 'horse'.
  • In the Japanese version her last name is named after Keiko Matsuzaka.

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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