Shizuku-chan

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Pururun! Shizuku-chan
しずくちゃん
Genre Comedy
Manga
Shizuku-chan the Raindrop Sprite
Written by Ritsuko Giba
Published by Kodansha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Nakayoshi
Original run 2003 – present
Volumes 9
Anime television series
Pururun! Shizuku-chan
Directed by Atsushi Yano
Produced by Akiko Odawara、Shinsaku Hatta→Hiroto Kumegai, Takuya Yokoyama
Written by Hiroyuki Onoda
Music by Koichiro Kameyama
Studio TMS Entertainment
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run October 7, 2006September 29, 2007
Episodes 51[1]
Anime television series
Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha
Directed by Atsushi Yano
Produced by Akiko Odawara、Shinsaku Hatta→Hiroto Kumegai, Takuya Yokoyama
Written by Hiroyuki Onoda
Music by Koichiro Kameyama
Studio TMS Entertainment
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run October 7, 2007September 28, 2008
Episodes 51[2]
Anime television series
Picchipichi Shizuku-chan
Directed by Kazumi Nonaka
Produced by 康 有一, Kenjirō Okada
Written by Yoshiyuki Suga, Akemi Igarashi, Koichi Taki
Music by Koichiro Kameyama
Studio Asahi Production
Yoonif E&C (eps 1-16)
K's CRAFT (eps 17-52)
Original network Chiba TV
Sun Television
TV Kanagawa
Kids Station
Original run October 6, 2012September 28, 2013
Episodes 52[3]
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Shizuku-chan (しずくちゃん?) is a children's manga and anime series. It debuted on 2003 as a manga series that grew popular. An anime adaptation, Pururun! Shizuku-chan, was produced by TMS Entertainment and debuted on TV Tokyo in October 7, 2006. A second season called Pururun! Shizuku chan Aha debuted one year later in 2007.

A second series, Picchipichi Shizuku-chan, ran from October 2012 to September 2013. It was produced by Asahi Production and was broadcast on three Japanese Association of Independent Television Stations members and Kids Station.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

The series revolves around a playful young child named Shizuku-chan. He, alongside his schoolmates, friends, and family lives a life of dangerous adventures in the Shizuku Forest.

Characters[edit]

  • Shizuku (しずくちゃん): The main character of the series. Being a raindrop sprite, Shizuku was born as a drop from rain for a cloud. He is named after his home, the Shizuku Forest. Rain fills Shizuku-chan with happiness, causing rainbows to originate from his forehead. Shizuku is Japanese for "a drop of rain" which revolves around his birth. He loves bulls and camellias and hates snakes. He is very charming. His birthday's at April 29. Voiced by: Miyako Ito
  • Uruoi (うるおいちゃん): The female main character of the series. She is the pink lemonade sprite in some manga, but is originally the skin lotion sprite of the Shizuku Forest. She is one of Shizuku-chan's closest friends. She has a crush on her friend, Shizuku-chan which is proven throughout the series (such as Shizuku-chan freezing within ice and could have only been thawed by being kissed from only Uruoi-Chan alone). She wears a bow on her head. Being fashionable, she and her family run and live in the Department Store of Shizuku Forest. She loves horses, lions, and hollyhocks. Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki
  • Milmil (みるみるちゃん): The youngest of Shizuku-chan's friends. She is a milk sprite who, unlike an infant, carries a large amount of strength. She is also known to outgrow her older friend, Shizuku-chan. She wears a bib with the word "milk" printed on it. She and her family run and live in the Milk Store of Shizuku Forest. She loves tigers and goats and is very happy most of the time. Voiced by: Sayaka Narita
  • Hanatare (はなたれ君): He is a nasal-mucus sprite. He is somewhat shy and loves apricots.
  • Hanaji (はなぢ君): He is a nosebleed sprite. He is somewhat shy and loves apricots. Voiced by: Rikako Aikawa
  • Aseo (アセオ君): A fat young yellow sweat sprite. He is known to overeat and to have the ability to sweat buckets. Among many, his most favorite food is curry. He and his family lives in and runs the Sauna of the Shizuku Forest. He loves tigers, goats, and pine trees. Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu
  • Namida (なみだ君): He is a tears sprite. Passionate and very weepy. He runs Sports-gym with an athlete. He loves cherry blossoms and water jugs but hates horses. Voiced by: Makoto Ishii
  • Elder sister Shampoo & elder sister Rinse (シャンプー姉さん&リンス姉さん) Shampoo & Rinse sprite. They are twins and Uruoi-Chan's elder sisters. They both run a beauty salon.
  • Dororon (どろろん): The prankster of Shizuku-chan's friends but they still love him. Being a mischievous mud-sprite, he is known to fling mud at his pranking victims. He loves crabs and sunflowers but he hates horses. Voiced by: Rie Ichita
  • Midoriko (みどりこさん): The green sister of the Tea Sprites. She, alongside her sisters, runs and lives in the "Cafe-Drop" of the Shizuku Forest. She is the tea maker and server of the Cafe. She is known to be very polite yet have a strange personality. She wears a flower on her hair and drinking tea creates a long stick-like substance on her forehead. Midoriko loves horses and collecting flowers. She fights with naginata. Voiced by: Naomi Shindou
  • Longlong (ロンロン): The brown sister of the Tea Sprites. She carries much power and ability. She loves sheep, archery, and daphnes. She fights with nunchucks. Voiced by: Akiko Yajima
  • Letty (レティ): The red sister of the Tea Sprites. She cooks the food of the Shizuku Forest's Cafe. She loves horses, archery and everything "Ambrosia". She is usually very happy. She fights with frying pans.
  • Colon (コロン君): The Eau-de-Cologne Sprite. He is very attractive to women, making him the "pretty and handsome boy" of Shizuku Forest.
  • Mineo (ミネ夫君): He is a mineral water sprite.
  • Honey (ハニーちゃん): She is a Honey syrup sprite.
  • Yodare (ヨダレ君): He is a slobber sprite.
  • Aroma (アロマさん) He is an Aroma-oil sprite.
  • Ponshu (ポンシュさん) He is a Sake sprite and an Enka singer.
  • Monsieur-Vino(ヴィーノ氏): He is a red wine sprite. He has swirled left eye and twinkle in the other, a bow, and hat.
  • Rosé (ロゼちゃん) She is a Rosé wine sprite. Monsieur-Vino & Madam-Blanche's daughter. Voiced by: Momoko Saito
  • Madam-Blanche (マダム・ブランシュ) She is a white wine sprite.
  • Tsumurin (つむりん): One of Shizuku-chan's best friends. He is a snail. He hates horses and lions but is very honest. Voiced by: Masashito Yabe
  • Ametarou (雨太郎): Shizuku-chan's father. He loves monkeys and red anemone. Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi
  • Rainy (レイニー): Shizuku-chan's mother. She loves pink roses but she hates snakes. Voiced by: Yuko Kobayashi
  • Amechan (雨ちゃん): Shizuku-chan's little sister. She loves cows and tulips. She is very beautiful and is a very good singer. Voiced by: Sayaka Narita
  • Miku-chan: A human girl introduced in Picchipichi Shizuku-chan who visits Shizuku-chan's world from Earth.

Media[edit]

Merchandise based on Pururun! Shizuku-chan! includes CDs such as Shizuku no Mori kara Konnichi wa, released on November 22, 2006, and a second one on January 24, 2007 named Shizuku no Mori no Ongakukai Purun!. A picture book that carries both CDs was released on February 21, 2007 and a second was released on March 28, 2007. A third CD was released on April 18, 2007. The fifth and sixth were released on April 18, 2007. The anime also has three games for the Nintendo DS, one for the Pururun! Shizuku-chan season and two more for Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha!.

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