Curb your nostalgic Japanese childhood enthusiasm

You don’t have to be a New York Jew to be neurotic. Being a Japanese little girl will do. Chibi Maruko-Chan is a popular Japanese cartoon for children. It is about the life of a Japanese girl in elementary school. On the surface it’s a typical saccharine sweet Japanese show about growing up. Maruko is as adorable as can be. Her nickname Maruko means “chubby” and her last name means “cherry”.
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