Chibi Maruko Chan: A Boy from Italy

Japan Release: 2015
Running Time:
95 minutes

Chibi Maruko-chan: A Boy from Italy

Japanese Title

 映画ちびまる子ちゃん: イタリアから来た少年
[Eiga Chibi Maruko-chan: Itaria Kara Kita Shounen]

Distributor: Production:

Toho / Nippon Animation / Fuji TV / Hakuhodo DY / Yomiko / FNS27

When a number of international students come to little Maruko's elementary school, Maruko makes an unexpected connection with an Italian student named Andrea. Together with Maruko's classmates and some of Maruko's family, they go on a school trip to Osaka and Kyoto, and have a series of adventures looking for Andrea's favorite uncle's old Japanese friends.


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International Title


Initial US Title

US Distributor: - / Time: -

Alternate Titles

Little Maruko-chan the Movie: A Boy from Italy
[Literal translation]




Directed by Jun Takagi
Writing credits Momoko Sakura
Music by Nobuyuki Nakamura, Sakurako Ohara
Momoko Sakura, "Chibi Maruko-chan" Tarako
Tomozo Sakura Kei Tomiyama
Sekiguchi-kun Kyousei Tsukui
Hanawa-kun Masami Kikuchi
Sumire Sakura Mie Suzuki
Andrea Hiroshi Nakagawa


DVDs and Blu-rays

Japan Region 2 Chibi Maruko-chan the Movie: A Boy from Italy Pony Canyon (2016)

Background and Trivia

  • Commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Chibi Maruko-chan anime, which began broadcasting on January 7th of 1990.
  • Although not the first time a theatrical film has been made for the Chibi Maruko-chan franchise, there is a gap of 23 years since the last one was produced, which was Chibi Maruko-chan: My Favorite Song (1992).


Nicholas Driscoll Star
May 19, 2016