Shin Chan Mania

Someone please be kind enough to explain to me why teenagers all over Bombay are suddenly obssesing over this manga known as Shin Chan.  I concede that the main character has got an awesome voiceover in the Hindi edition and some of the pranks he plays may be termed as ‘adorable’ but the horrendous quality of the animation is such a huge turn off that I simply can’t seem to get into it.

Hell, I don’t even mind saying that it’s not repulsive….maybe worth watching once in a while. I’d be totally okay if a lot of kids were enjoying it. But the number of guys aged 18 and above who want to go home early from college because “sade-chhe ko shin chan hai naa” and the number of orkut profiles with that little dweebs image as their profile picture is befuddling. Its turned into teenage Poke-monia and honestly, I’d like someone to tell me why.

 Edit: Crayon Shin Chan has an 8.8 on IMDB. So obviously the problem is with me. Sigh…

 Edit again: Lollwa! The moral police are at it again.

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9 thoughts on “Shin Chan Mania

  1. sukanya February 18, 2007 / 9:35 am

    lollwa? hehehehhe.
    And yes shin-chan mania is scary. The amount of people who discuss shin-chan in class is eyebrow-raising material. How can shin-chan be fodder for half and hour’s conversation???
    Besides – after the first time the voice-overs just pierce your ears – good and sharp.. (i saw a sum total of 2 episodes. the horror the horror!)

  2. sukanya February 18, 2007 / 9:38 am

    oh did i forget to mention he looks HORRID?

  3. ameoba88 February 22, 2007 / 12:48 pm

    Muaah! I’m so happy someone agrees with me on this. I’m habituated to shutting up whenever this subject comes up now, 1 on 15 is such a no contest…

  4. raghav February 25, 2007 / 6:48 pm

    how come i’ve never even heard of it before your blog entry??? and then it turns up in jam, where they recommend it…i’ve been keeping in the right company probably 😀 my friends only discuss inane things like ‘what you expect from your sex partner according to the letter your name begins with’ which isn’t a book ofcourse,but some kind of a file in a cellphone which makes all those whose names begin with v ‘gay lovers’ and those with r intellectuals…ofcourse we read this out loud in the canteen next to a group of 2nd yr IT and comps ppl who are thoroughly scandalised and think we’re prolly doing diploma or something..still all in all it was fun since i wasn’t the gay..varun sawant was 😉 for a change, we got to take his case

  5. sukanya February 27, 2007 / 7:26 pm

    @raghav: You haven’t heard of it? Do you realise how lucky you are?
    And what do you mean JAM recommended it??? how can they possibly release such a terror on the insuspecting masses? =P

    @ameya: “1 on 15 is such a no contest…”
    who do you argue with? the (in)famous mehta parivar?

  6. Ameya March 1, 2007 / 11:00 am

    @sukanya:
    No actually. The mehta’s dont tend to move beyond ‘alpha gujrathi’ and the like…. Pretty much everyone else though!

  7. sukanya March 7, 2007 / 7:04 pm

    😐
    no seriously? people actually watch that? (besides the aunties)

    correction: “U”nsuspecting not “I”nsuspecting.

  8. Ameya March 9, 2007 / 6:49 pm

    Apparently they do.
    Though I’m assuming you’d know better[:P]

  9. sukanya March 17, 2007 / 6:57 am

    every once in a while we don’t find anything to watch.. then we watch Sun TV or Kairali or something.. we actually saw a whole cookery show in some south indian language.. *still dazed*

    but no – alpha gujarati is a no-no. cause everytime we come across it there’s a Vastu-Shastra show which my dad vetoes.

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