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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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.

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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!
"In the Legislative Yuan, Chu has the option of attending meetings as the KMT chair or the mayor of New Taipei City. When asked if it would be awkward to be in that position, Chu used a baseball reference and said that today he may be the pitcher and tomorrow he may be the catcher." http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/nati ... ent-of.htm
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