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Genre Comedy
Written by Risa Itō
Published by Shueisha
Magazine Chorus
Original run 20042006
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Atsushi Takeyama
Written by Natsuko Takahashi
Music by Toshio Masuda
Studio Kinema Citrus
Original network NHK
Original run April 3, 2009February 26, 2010
Episodes 39
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Higepiyo (Japanese: ヒゲぴよ) is a four-panel gag manga by Risa Itō about a small yellow bird with a beard, who ends up as a pet of a boy named Hiroshi. Serialized between 2004 and 2006 in Shueisha's Chorus magazine, the series was later compiled into a single volume in January 12, 2007.[1][2] It was adapted into an anime series, which premiered on April 3, 2009, directed by Atsushi Takeyama, scripted by Natsuko Takahashi and with music by Toshio Masuda. The anime adaptation later inspired the creation of a spin-off manga series, published in Ribon magazine.[3]


  1. ^ "Higepiyo 4-panel manga from Ebichu creator gets anime". Anime News Network. January 28, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Higepiyo". Shueisha. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Higepiyo anime inspires manga in Ribon mag". Anime News Network. April 11, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 

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