What's the name of that schoolgirl cartoon character?

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What's the name of that schoolgirl cartoon character?

Postby Zla'od » 03 May 2012, 14:03

I'm thinking of a comic or cartoon character--rather famous around here, you see her on balloons and such--who is a schoolgirl, either Japanese or (less likely) Taiwanese. She wears her hair short, with bangs across her forehead. She has a round face and red cheeks (drawn as circles). I think there may be a museum in Japan dedicated to her. What is this character's name? Thanks!
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Grandmother: (tone now changed to happy and excited) Really? I did'nt know chinese had jesus?
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Re: What's the name of that schoolgirl cartoon character?

Postby *monkey* » 03 May 2012, 14:14

She is called Xiao Wanzi in Chinese, or Maruko in Japanese.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibi_Maruko-chan
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Re: What's the name of that schoolgirl cartoon character?

Postby Incubus » 03 May 2012, 14:15

Dora?

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OK. Monkey might be right, but you gotta admit, there's a certain resemblance there.
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Re: What's the name of that schoolgirl cartoon character?

Postby Zla'od » 03 May 2012, 15:54

That's her! Thanks!
[I can't resist pasting this brilliant post by Bryan Davis, from dharmawheel.net)
Here is how I introduced [Buddhism to] my grandmother when she saw a chenrezig pendant hanging in my car:

Grandmother: Is that Buddha? Are you some kine of Buddhist? (in a sarcastic aggressive tone)
Me: No, it's a Chinese Jesus. (anything with Asian flair to her was chinese)
Grandmother: (tone now changed to happy and excited) Really? I did'nt know chinese had jesus?
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