Jarinko Chie (, lit. "Chie the Brat") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Etsumi Haruki. It was serialized by Futabasha in Manga Action between 1978 and 1997 and collected in 67 bound volumes, making it the 26th longest manga released. Jarinko Chie received the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.
Jarinko Chie was adapted twice, first as an anime theatrical movie produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha and Toho and directed by Isao Takahata, which premiered in Japan on April 11, 1981. This was followed by a 64-episode anime television series also produced by Tokyo Movie Shinsha, which was broadcast in Japan between October 3, 1981 and March 25, 1983. A sequel anime TV series with 39 episodes followed in October 19, 1991 to September 22, 1992.
Chie Takemoto is a dependable girl who struggles to help her troublesome father run a small tavern in Osaka. Unbeknown to her dad, she occasionally visits her mother who left him not too long ago. She plans on trying to reunite them, but not until her father gets a job.