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Written byRisa Itō
Published byShueisha
Original run20042006
Anime television series
Directed byAtsushi Takeyama
Written byNatsuko Takahashi
Music byToshio Masuda
StudioKinema Citrus
Licensed by
  • CHN: Muse Communication Co., Ltd.
Original networkNHK
Original run April 3, 2009 February 26, 2010
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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 later adapted into an anime television series, which premiered on April 3, 2009, directed by Atsushi Takeyama, written 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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