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Lee, William. "From Sazae-san to Crayon Shin-chan: Family anime, social change, and nostalgia in japan." Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture. Ed. Timothy J. Craig. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe, 2000. 186–203. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Lee2000
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Chibi Maruko-chan", "Crayon Shin-Chan", "Sazae-san", Children’s and young adults’ comics, Japan, Manga, Sociology
Creators: Craig, Lee
Publisher: M. E. Sharpe (Armonk)
Collection: Japan Pop! Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture
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Abstract
This chapter introduces three popular family-oriented comics/cartoon series: Sazae-san, Chibi Maruko-chan, and Crayon Shin-chan. Each is from a different time period, and Lee shows how these series portray and reflect changing social and family life conditions in postwar Japan. Early-postwar food shortages, the changing place of women, and a traditional three-generations-under-one-roof family structure are among the topics/features of Sazae-san, whose setting roughly corresponds to life in the 1950s and 60s. With Chibi-Maruko-chan (1970s setting) and Crayon Shin-chan (1990s), the portrayals of family life become less idealistic and nostalgic, and more strained and child-centered, with knowing kids casting a satirical eye on the foibles and pretensions of adults.
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