Chibimaruko Chan is a comic by Sakura Momoko, depicting her actual childhood at nine years old. Her nickname was Chibimaruko-chan. The story is about her daily life in Shimizu City in Shizuoka Prefecture. The comic describes a lot of funny episodes in the daily lives of children. The stories are quite relatable to many Japanese people, so the series has garnered a lot of support from the public.
The TV animation of Chibimaruko Chan started airing in 1990 and is still ongoing. It is aired on Sunday every week at 6 pm by Fuji TV (Channel 8).