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  • Complete Monster: The rival Kendo Teacher in the Series Fauxnale. In the flanderized Gag Dub, it was implied that he kidnapped his students. However, he's no saint in the original version. He raised his bokken at a student that lost to Shin, and probably would have done worse had Kenta not stepped in.
  • Crowning Moment of Groin Attack: Hima, not satisfied with just one sippy-cup of juice, tries everything in her toddler power to get into the fridge to get another juice cup. After she has exhausted herself to no avail, Shin comes in from playing, hops up to the fridge, and takes and drinks the prized juice. Hima FREAKS OUT, charges Shin like an angry bull, and headbutts him in the groin so hard he goes flying back outside.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny - "To be a man you must have honor, honor and a PEEEEEENIS!!"
  • Ear Worm - The dubs ending theme "Party Party Join Us Join Us, Party Party Join Us Join Us"
  • Ensemble Darkhorse- Action Bastard and Happiness Bunny have pretty good followings as characters.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: In Spain, specially in Catalonia, they LOVE Shin-chan in the same way Americans love The Simpsons (maybe more), to the point the author went there several times and befriended the official translator - who eventually appeared in the manga. Hell! It can be argued that it's more popular there than in freaking Japan itself! There was even a Japanese TV show that made a special episode to explain it. Meanwhile, no matter how many dubs, (Gag-like or otherwise) are made, it seems the series can't never catch in America.
    • It's worth noting that, in the anime, there was a story about the Noharas vacationing in Barcelona. Even though there were lots of quite outdated and slightly off stereotypes (a tour guide named Carmen, paella, toreros, south-american looking people and flamenco) they included some nods at the catalonian fans (such as Shin-chan saying the paella is "Molt bo" (Very good) or doing the "Ass Dance" saying "culet, culet" (What Shin-chan says in the catalan dub, roughly "booty, booty")
    • The phenomenon isn't as widespread in Portugal, but here you can't be an anime fanatic without at least recognizing Shin Chan
    • I had no idea Shin-chan was Japanese until I saw a commercial on Adult Swim (they called him "Jangoo" in Korea(n)). I'm not quite sure about the extent of his popularity, but the show was popular enough in Korea to have the movies dubbed and a line of Shin-chan snacks sold in stores.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In the "Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Adult Empire Strikes Back" movie, Hiroshi develops a flashback of his childhood to married life while restoring his memory as his son gave him his shoe to smell with. This emotional context of the scene became even harder to watch after the passing of Hiroshi's original voice actor: Keiji Fujiwara, who passed away from cancer in April 2020.
  • Ho Yay: With Shin and Kazama-kun (Georgie), a lot! Played for laughs, of course.
    • Shin-chan kinda teases Georgie a little too much.
  • What Do You Mean It's for Kids?: The original Japanese version.
    • To a lesser extent, the Vitello dub.
    • To a greater extent, the Malaysian dub (where the elephant dance, ass dance and other forms of nudity are censored, usually by means of a shoehorned Relax-O-Vision, if possible).
    • The Korean dub is Bowdlerised down to actually be fit for kids.
  • The Woobie: Is it just me, or do I feel sorry for what Hiro has to go through?
    • Oh, and Maso.
    • The Happiness Bunny, who finally snaps in episode 7-B of the dub.
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