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#1 Robsy128

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

I don't really know the difference between anime and cartoons, so please forgive me if I used the wrong terminology :P

Anyway, I've been trying to think of this cartoon/anime show for a fair few days now and I can't for the life of me figure out what it was called. Basically, it was about a 9 or 10 year-old Asian boy (possibly Chinese) who was obsessed with women. I do remember that he loved his teacher quite a bit. It wasn't serious at all - it was completely child friendly as well.

He also lived with his mum and dad and I do remember one episode where they were fighting for his affection. His mum made him tonnes of cooked foods and his dad bought him all of the coolest toys.

I'm sure it had been showing on Fox Kids here in the UK... does anyone know what this show was at all? :)

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Bit of a stretch since my memory is very vague, but Shin-chan?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

It's a lot more adult than I remember... I guess Fox Kids took out A LOT of content :eek:

But thanks a lot :D

Edited by Robsy128, 15 January 2013 - 09:02 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:49 AM

I thought you should know that the artist died by way of falling off a cliff.

It was a horribly sad day.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Anime = Japanese animation; Japanese origins
Cartoon = Animation that is not Japanese, though it's a vague term, so comic strips are included as well

Just to clarify. :P

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

View PostI, on 16 January 2013 - 06:09 AM, said:

Anime = Japanese animation; Japanese origins
Cartoon = Animation that is not Japanese, though it's a vague term, so comic strips are included as well

Just to clarify. :P

True the modern terms have their definitions, but their origins are actually the same, based on culture.

The 'Car' in 'Cartoon' mean drawn.  I think 'toon' has something to do with 'joke'.

'Anime' comes from the word 'Animation'.  Because Japanese read in syllables instead of letters, to shorten a phrase, they cut off a chunk of the word or phrase.  For example 'Poke'mon' is actually a shorted form of the actual name 'Pocket Monsters'.


Ironically enough, both modern Cartoons and Anime were started by the same Pioneer, Walt Disney.  The first Japanese anime was "Astro Boy," development aided by the Walt Disney company, as a part of Walt Disney's attempt to spread animation around the world.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:49 AM

Is it actually meant to be this adult, though? I mean... they're talking about loads of adult things as if it's normal for a 5 year-old boy to hear that kind of thing. Either the creators have some serious issues or this was meant for teenagers.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

View PostNcyphe, on 16 January 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:



True the modern terms have their definitions, but their origins are actually the same, based on culture.

The 'Car' in 'Cartoon' mean drawn.  I think 'toon' has something to do with 'joke'.

'Anime' comes from the word 'Animation'.  Because Japanese read in syllables instead of letters, to shorten a phrase, they cut off a chunk of the word or phrase.  For example 'Poke'mon' is actually a shorted form of the actual name 'Pocket Monsters'.


Ironically enough, both modern Cartoons and Anime were started by the same Pioneer, Walt Disney.  The first Japanese anime was "Astro Boy," development aided by the Walt Disney company, as a part of Walt Disney's attempt to spread animation around the world.
Hmm, interestingly, the etymology of "cartoon" does not have anything to do with drawing. You're probably thinking of the similarly-derived "cartography", but it is the ...graphy suffix that relates to drawing (from the greek graphein.) No, the "cart" prefix actually refers to the material that such drawings were made on - carton, or card if you like.

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cartoon (n.) Look up cartoon at Dictionary.com
    1670s, "a drawing on strong paper (used as a model for another work)," from French carton, from Italian cartone "strong, heavy paper, pasteboard," thus "preliminary sketches made by artists on such paper" (see carton). Extension to comical drawings in newspapers and magazines is 1843.

        Punch has the benevolence to announce, that in an early number of his ensuing Volume he will astonish the Parliamentary Committee by the publication of several exquisite designs, to be called Punch's Cartoons! ["Punch," June 24, 1843]

Cartoons as we know them are properly called animated cartoons, literally "funny drawings brought to life." The "animated" part of that is presumably where Japan got the loan-word "anime".

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

Hmm, when I read the op I thought Shin-chan, though I barely remember the show (he was in love with his teacher? and didn't his mother often hit him on the head the he scew something up?). I would have never guessed that its the show he was looking for.

I mostly only remember it for the superhero the kid watched and had action figues of. The Masked Muchacho or something.

Edited by BuddhaKeks, 21 January 2013 - 10:12 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

I do remember watching one weird episode once where the dog was in love with another dog and it desperately tried to get with it. Thinking back, I realise how creepy they made it haha.

Does anyone know of a place where I can find the clean versions of the show?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

View PostRobsy128, on 21 January 2013 - 11:01 PM, said:

I do remember watching one weird episode once where the dog was in love with another dog and it desperately tried to get with it. Thinking back, I realise how creepy they made it haha.

Does anyone know of a place where I can find the clean versions of the show?

Search for it anywhere and add 'Fox kids'

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

When I read it, I also thought it was Shin-chan (full title is crayon Shin-chan) :P
I love this anime, it's so hilarious. :wub:
I don't remember the first episode you describe though :x
BUT! I'm sure there's the one with the dog you described. :P
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Edited by Lyrabel, 16 February 2013 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:37 AM

First thing that came into my mind was Shin Chan aswell! XD




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