Broadcasting from 1992 to 1997, Sailor Moon follows the adventures of Usagi Tsukino, a middle school student who is given the power to become the guardian of the moon. Together with other sailor soldiers, Usagi protects the planet against an assortment of evil villains.
Usagi's catchphrase is, "In the name of the moon, I will punish you!" and is widely known among Chinese people.
Written and illustrated by Yoshito Usui, Crayon Shin-chan follows the daily life of a five-year-old Nowara Shinnosuke and his parents, baby sister, dog, neighbors and friends. An anime adaptation of the series began airing on TV Asahi in 1992 and was formally ended on February 5, 2010 due to the death of the author.
As a big-mouth, the protagonist Nowara Shinnosuke always defies logic. Precocious and jealous, he is the so-called mean boy. However, his cheeky character won him many fans across the globe. Even today, his emojis have often appeared in Chinese social media.
As the most successful detective manga series in China, Detective Conan, written and illustrated by Gosho Aoyama, is an ongoing Japanese detective manga series starting on January 19, 1994. The story follows an amateur detective who was transformed into a child while investigating a mysterious organization, and solves a multitude of cases while impersonating his friend's father and other characters.
Detective Conan has sold over 140 million copies in the world, making it one of the best-selling manga series. The popular manga was also adapted as animated feature films, original video animations, video games, audio disc releases, and live action episodes. Meanwhile, the love story between Kudou Shinichi and Rachel Moore still melts the heart of many viewers.
Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio. The series revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon who travels back in time from the 22nd century to help a pre-teen boy named Nobita Nobi to become a better man.
The Doraemon manga series was first published in December 1969 in six different magazines. On 22 April 2002, on the special issue of "Asian Hero" in Time magazine, Doraemon was selected as one of the 22 Asian Heroes. Being the only anime character selected, Doraemon was described as "The Cuddliest Hero in Asia". Also, the magical pocket of Doraemon has been admired by many kids in their childhood.
One Piece mainly depicts the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a devil fruit. With his diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as "One Piece" in order to become the next King of the Pirates.