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Miss Machiko

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Written by  Takeshi Ebihara
Demographic  Shōnen
Volumes  8
Publisher  Gakken
Published by  Gakken
Magazine  Shōnen Challenge
Genre  Comedy
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Original run  May 1980 – February 1982
Adaptations  Maicchingu Machiko-sensei (1981)
Similar  Attack No 1, Tensai Bakabon, Star of the Giants, Tsurikichi Sanpei, Anne Happy

Miss Machiko, also known as Maicching Machiko-sensei (まいっちんぐマチコ先生, lit. "The Shame of Miss Machiko") is a manga series written by Takeshi Ebihara. It was serialized in Japan in Shōnen Challenge from May 1980 through February 1982. The individual chapters were collected and published in eight tankōbon volumes by Gakken.

Contents

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The series was adapted into a 95 episode anime series by Studio Pierrot that aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from October 8, 1981 to October 6, 1983. It was also adapted into four live-action OVAs, and two full-length live-action films. The anime was licensed for online streaming by Crunchyroll in 2016.

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Plot

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The series revolves around Miss Machiko, a new elementary school teacher who wears a revealing red mini-skirt, and regularly finding herself in accidental sexual situations. Machiko is very popular with her students, especially the boys, who take delight in lifting up her skirts and devising traps to catch her in various stages of undress. Rather than get angry, Machiko responds by laughing it off and uttering her trademark phrase, "Maicchingu!" (roughly meaning "Embarrassing"). Machiko is generally a very kind and patient woman who cares about her students and does her best to help them with their problems.

Manga

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The manga was created by Takeshi Ebihara, and consists of 8 volumes that were published between 1980 and 1985 in Japan, and serialized in the Gakken magazine Shōnen Challenge. As with the anime TV series, the manga series was known for its overt sexual humor. The individual chapters were collected and published in eight tankōbon volumes by Gakken.

Anime

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Studio Pierrot, with assistance from Studio Gallop, adapted the manga into an anime television series which premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on October 8, 1981, where it ran for 95 episodes until its conclusion on October 6, 1983. The episodes were written by Shiori Adachi and directed by the manga's author, Ebihara. Rihoko Yoshida provided the voice of Miss Machiko.

Cast

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  • Machiko Mai: Rihoko Yoshida
  • Kenta Ikegami: Masako Nozawa
  • Tamao Kameyama: Noriko Tsukase
  • Kinzo Yuki: Naoki Tatsuta
  • Kunio Yamagata: Shigeru Chiba
  • Principal: Hiroshi Ohtake
  • Vice-principal: Yoneko Matsukane
  • Mr. Fukuoka, Mr. Kagoshima: Kaneto Shiozawa
  • Mr. Fukuoka flew to another country in episode 52, then another character, Mr. Kagoshima, was introduced in episode 56
  • Mr. Aomori: Mahito Tsujimura
  • Madoka: Kumiko Takizawa
  • Tenko: Sanae Takagi
  • Hiromi: Shinobu Adachi, Chihoko Shigeta
  • Shigeta is understudy due to maternity leave of Adachi
  • Maruko: Mie Suzuki
  • Hiroshi: Tomiko Suzuki
  • Machiko's Grandfather: Masaru Ikeda → Yasuo Muramatsu
  • Machiko's Grandmother: Miyoko Aso
  • Live action

    Total Media Corporation adapted the series into seven full-length live action films and King Records also produced a film version of the series. In the first two films, both released in 2003, Machiko is played by Kaori Nakata, and in the third, released in 2004, she is played by Haruka Nanami. These three films are directed by Minoru Kawasaki. The film released by King Records and the fourth in total, Maicching Machiko! Begins (まいっちんぐ! マチコ ビギンズ, Maicching Machiko! Biginzu), was released in September 2005, with Sayaka Isoyama playing the titular character and Kosuke Suzuki as the director. The fifth full-length film, Maicching Machiko-sensei: Toudai o Juken Dai Sakusen!! (まいっちんぐマチコ先生 東大お受験大作戦!!), was released theatrically in Japan on February 22, 2006. In this film, directed by Minoru Kawasaki, Hanako Nanjo plays Machiko. Yuri Morishita stars the sixth film as well as the seventh one, and both are directed by Tenkaku Naniwa. In 2009, a ninth film was released; this time with Hitomi Aizawa playing Machiko and Chū Ueda directing it.

    Reception

    The anime series placed in #97 on "Celebrity List" of TV Asahi's survey of Japan's 100 favorite animated television series. It was also a frequent target of the Japanese PTA, who campaigned against such raunchy content in an alleged "children's show."

    References

    Miss Machiko Wikipedia


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