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Jarinko Chie (1981)

Chie Takemoto is a small dependable girl, who lives in Osaka with her dad. She has to goals - to get her troublesome father, who runs a tavern, some work and then get him to make up with her mother, who left him.

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Credited cast:
Chinatsu Nakayama ... Takemoto Chie (voice)
Norio Nishikawa ... Takemoto Tetsu (voice)
Kiyoshi Nishikawa ... Kotetsu (voice)
Yasushi Yokoyama ... Antonio Jr. (voice)
Shinsuke Shimada ... Masaru (voice)
Ryûsuke Matsumoto ... Shigeru (voice)
Utako Kyô ... Obaa (voice)
Keisuke Ootori ... Ojii (voice)
Gannosuke Ashiya ... Shacho (voice)
Kyoko Mitsubayashi ... Yoshie (voice)
Bunshi Katsura Vi ... Hanai sensei (voice) (as Bunshi Katsura)
Yoshiko Ohta ... Masaru's mother (voice)
... Shocho (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
All Hanshin ... Tetsu's friend (voice) (as Ôru-Hanshin)
Yoshio Kamigata ... Maruyama Mitsuru (voice)
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Chie Takemoto is a small dependable girl, who lives in Osaka with her dad. She has to goals - to get her troublesome father, who runs a tavern, some work and then get him to make up with her mother, who left him.

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11 April 1981 (Japan)  »

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When Tokyo Movie Sinsha decided to make this film, one of the candidates for the director was Hayao Miyazaki, who had directed "Rupan Sansei Kariosutoro No Shiro" for them. But he declined the offer by insisting that he would change the whole concept from the point of view of cat characters. See more »

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When Chie and Tetsu are back home after the visit in the school, they are having an argument. At one point, Chie's grandma (Tetsu's mother) throws one of the shoes she's wearing at Tetsu's head. Then Grandma keeps her shoe on and then not, it changes between shots. See more »

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Takemoto Chie: Anyway, I've got no future anymore. And this is all Tetsu's fault.
Takemoto Tetsu: Whaaat? Say, it ain't my business! I ain't done nothing!
[Obaa throws a shoe at him]
Takemoto Tetsu: Yeow!
Obaa: WHY DONCHA JUST SHUT UP!
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Very Entertaining Vignette of Japanese Life
22 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Jarinko Chie (Chie the Brat) is the movie version of a long-running Japanese comic strip. I found the film to be very entertaining and well up to the quality of story one would expect from the great director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko, Only Yesterday). I've never seen or read the original comic, but the character development aspect of this film stands alone and ensures enjoyment whether or not one can find the comic.

Chieko (Chie) is a young girl, in second or third grade in elementary school, who lives with her divorced father in a small bar/eatery somewhere in the Osaka area in western Japan. As young as she is, she's quite capable of fending for herself and running the eatery--as her father, Tetsu, is lazy and a bit of a scoundrel.

There are several concurrently-running plots in this tale. First is the relationship between Chie and her father. Outwardly, she is in open rebellion against him. She does love him, however, and stands up for him when she must. Next is the relationship between Chie's parents. The divorced mom, Yoshie, is still in her life. It's plain that her father can't stand being around his former wife, even when she moves in again. Another plot involves her father, Chie's newfound stray cat, and some local gangsters. Chie's cat gets into a fight with the gang leader's cat and beats him handily. The consequences of this battle are profound.

While the plots are separate, they all serve to flesh out the fascinating and completely likable characters. You get to know and like everybody in the story--including the gangsters. This story isn't very deep, but it is very satisfying and easy to get fully engrossed in. I gave this film an 8 out of 10.


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