'''''[=ChocoMimi=]''''' is a {{Yonkoma}} manga series by Konami Sonoda. It was serialized in the manga magazine ''Ribon Original'' since 2003 before it was transferred into the main magazine ''Ribon'' in 2004. The series follows the lives of best friends, responsible Chiyoko "Choco" Sakurai and spacey Mimi Nekota, as they deal with everyday problems such as school, friendship, and romance. Along with the {{Yonkoma}} shorts, some stories are featured in a conventional manga format for longer (and usually more serious) stories. Each chapter also consists of fashion tips from Choco and Mimi.

In addition to exploring their daily lives and festivities, the manga also has special spin-off shorts that features the characters' pets as humans, the characters gender-bended, and ''Kigurumimi'', which features the six main characters as animals.

As of 2013, seven volumes have been released. The manga is currently licensed in the US by Viz, [[http://www.vizkids.com/products/products.php?series_id=1054 who has published the first five volumes]]. The popularity of the series led to the release of a drama CD and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTCyztIcALY live-action television drama series]] billing model Yukika Teramoto as Choco and Music/AKB48's Kayano Masuyama as Mimi in 2007.

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!This series has examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Try saying "Mumu Momoyama" three times as fast as you can. Also, Mimi {{Lampshade}}s this trope when she realizes how weird "Mimi Mikami" sounds if she were to ever marry Mikachin.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Jin Sakurai, to some extent.
* ArtEvolution: Subtle, but it's there. Definitely of note is Ando, whose hair progressively gets less messier and his eyebrows thinner within every volume.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Mimi and Mumu, definitely.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Mikachin when he's in his [[GratuitousFrench "ennui"]] mode.
* BigSisterBully: Played for laughs. Choco thinks Rai never talks to her or her friends because she told him that he wasn't born into their family when they were kids, even though Rai has long forgotten about it.
* BlushSticker: Happens a lot in the live-action series. Whoever does the special effects for the show must have wanted to take a notebook/scrapbook approach.
* BrattyHalfPint: Mumu.
* BumblingDad: Mimi's father.
* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Apparently Mimi and her ChildhoodFriend Maho made such a promise.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All the cast occasionally, but most frequently Mikachin. Brought UpToEleven in the live-action series, where his entire ''family'' is shown to be a little too strange for comfort.
* CrosscastRole: In the live-action series, Mumu is played by actress Touko Miura.
* CuteButCacophonic: Choco tries to sing a lullaby for Ando when he's napping during the New Years Eve party, but he actually wakes up because it was so bad. Also, the noise that Rai finds scary is actually Choco humming.
* CutenessProximity: Ando is frequently prone to this.
* DawsonCasting: Averted, as the live-action series generally casted actors around Choco and Mimi's age (or even younger, as was the case for Touko Miura). 15-year-old Yuya Kido as Ando and 16-year-old Masahiro Usui as Mikachin barely manage to cross the line.
* TheDitz: Mimi.
* DitzyGenius: Mikachin's a really smart kid, but... some of what he says is really ''out there''.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Mumu is way better at this than Vince.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Choco's real name is Chiyoko, which she really does not like.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Choco warms up to Bambi ''really fast''. Mikachin also points out to Ando that if Bambi were a guy, Choco would be head-over-heels in love with her.
* EverythingsBetterWithSamurai: Chiffon to an extent. He speaks like a samurai and his human form is depicted as a KidSamurai.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Choco and Mimi share this role
** TheLancer: Ando
** TheChick: Mumu
** TheSmartGuy: Mikachin when he's not being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
** SixthRanger: Bambi
** TeamPet: Chiffon, Huckleberry, and Picho
* GenderFlip: Vols. 5 and 6 end with stories with all the characters gender-flipped. (Unfortunately, the {{Punny Name}}s no longer work.)
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Mimi loves her Pirate Bear!
* GreenEyedMonster: A lot of characters become this at some point. Choco gets jealous when she sees how close Ando and Bambi are (and vice versa with Bambi). Ando gets jealous when the captain of the soccer team confesses to Choco. Mumu takes it UpToEleven when he sees Mimi show interest in any guy other than himself.
* GrumpyBear: Rai and Ando.
* HairColorDissonance: Choco's hair is sometimes coloured orange, and other times it is coloured blonde. So is it blonde or orange?
* HairDecorations: Since this is a fashion manga, it goes without saying that Choco and Mimi frequently wear hair decorations.
* HiddenDepths: Mr. Take, Choco and Mimi's homeroom teacher, is a weary old man who usually has to put up with Mimi and Mumu's shenanigans. This same old man also happens to be a hardcore drummer in Bambi's punk rock band.
* HimeCut: Aoi has one. Mimi dons this hairstyle when she's not in her usual PrincessCurls.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Bambi likes Ando, but knows he and Choco like each other, so she tries to hook them up.
* ImportantHaircut: Mimi gets a bob when she wants to change out of her old personality.
* InformedAbility: Mikami's profile often says that he can play saxophone, but he has yet to be shown actually playing it.
* InformedAttribute: Ando's profile says that he lived in England in elementary school and he's fluent in English. He's never shown actually speaking it in the manga or the live-action series, though he does at times hint that English is his best subject in school.
* {{Jerkass}}: Depending on the circumstance or how Mumu is feeling at the moment, he could either be a JerkWithAHeartOfGold (when he's helping out Mimi and the others), or a JerkWithAHeartOfJerk (when he's comforting Mimi and then decides to [[MomentKiller ruin the moment]] because of his {{Tsundere}} tendencies).
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Ando is a native from Osaka, and speaks with a Kansai accent.
* {{Kawaiiko}}: Mimi
* {{Keet}}: Jin.
* LethalChef: Subverted with Choco; she's not as good of a cook as Mimi is, but with effort her food is decent enough to get by without sending anyone to the hospital. Played straight in the live-action series, where Mikachin's entire family is horrible at cooking.
* LongHairIsFeminine: In vol. 6, Bambi has to wear a long-haired wig for a day after losing a bet, which immediately gives her a GirlinessUpgrade in appearance. This causes Choco and Mimi to approach her all day with hair and make-up tips.
* LoveTriangle: Played for laughs and {{Lampshaded}}. Choco, Mimi, and Bambi discuss who would be their ideal type of girl if they were boys. For Choco, Bambi is her ideal girl; for Bambi, Mimi is her ideal girl; and for Mimi, Choco is her ideal girl.
* MeaningfulName: "Kojika" literally means "little deer", hence why Bambi got her nickname.
* MegaTwinTails: Choco and Mimi sometimes wear this hairstyle. Mumu in the GenderFlip stories wears this too.
* NightmareFuel: InUniverse: Choco and Ando's drawings tend to freak out the other characters. Choco once draws a freaky looking rabbit on top of her test to calm herself down, only for it to scare Mr Take. Later, Choco and Ando decorate the flyers for the class cafe with creepy pictures of Picho (with 4 legs) and Huckleberry. Upon seeing the flyers, Mikachin asks Mumu if their class is doing a haunted house.
* NotSoDifferent: Doubly subverted. A reader thinks Rai and Ando are alike, but the two believe they have nothing in common. Ironically, it turns out that their behaviors are similar.
* NotSoStoic: Subverted. Jin thinks Rai started calling Choco by her nickname because he and Mimi do. He tells Rai that he feels he and Mimi are rubbing off of him, causing Rai to retaliate by calling Choco "Nee-san" instead.
* ObliviousToLove: Mikachin. When Bambi tries to get him to confess to Mimi, his quick response to, "Why did you pick me instead of Choco and Bambi?" turns out to be, [[LoveYouAndEverybody "I love Choco and Bambi too."]]
* OfficialCouple: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt As if anyone couldn't guess]], Choco and Ando, [[RelationshipUpgrade at least by vol. 5]]. Jin and Aoi are the token PuppyLove BetaCouple. [[WillTheyOrWontThey Mimi and Mumu have yet to get together]] since Mumu CannotSpitItOut that he likes Mimi.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Choco's little brother Jin is dating Aoi, who is Mikachin's little sister. Also, Choco and Mimi's homeroom teacher, Mr. Take, is Mikachin and Aoi's uncle. Mr. Take is also the advisor of the music club and the drummer in Bambi's punk rock band.
* OneOfTheBoys: Bambi has a lot of male friends because she relates to them. Ando considers her "just like a guy friend."
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Everyone calls Ando by his nicknames. {{Lampshaded}} when Choco, Mimi, and Mumu don't recognize who "Ryu" is when Bambi calls for him.
* OpaqueLenses: Take-chan. You do get to see him actually having eyes in some of Misaki's {{Imagine Spot}}s and in the live-action series, though. The same goes with Mimi's father.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Choco is often depicted in pink.
* PragmaticAdaptation: In the live-action series, some of the {{Yonkoma}} shorts were moved around into a single segment even if they had nothing to do with each other in the original comic. Also, some scenes were played out differently, and mixed in with new scenes that the producers added onto the show. The live-action series also introduces CanonForeigner Haruna, a teacher at Choco and Mimi's school.
* PrincessCurls: Mimi's trademark hairstyle, though in some artwork, she does straighten her hair.
* PuppyLove: Choco's little brother Jin and Mikachin's little sister Aoi are dating. Note that Jin is only in the fifth grade while Aoi is in sixth. {{Lampshaded}} when the girls talk about how couples are getting together at an even younger age these days.
* TheQuietOne: Rai doesn't talk a lot.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Picho, Huckleberry and Chiffon.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Choco and Mimi are very close friends to the point that if anyone asks who they like, they automatically say each other's names. {{Lampshaded}} multiple times: on one note, the boys deduce that Choco is the reason why Mimi has high expectations in men.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Mimi likes Mikachin because he resembles her ideal prince.
* SeriesHiatus: Viz stopped at vol. 5 in translations.
* SeriesMascot: Mimi's Pirate Bear and Mumu's Death Bear.
* ShortTank: Bambi
* ShipSinking: Earlier comics seemed to hint that [[spoiler:Mikachin]] had a thing for [[spoiler:Bambi]], but [[spoiler:it turns out it's more on the lines of being PlatonicLifePartners, not romantically]].
* ShipTease: Choco and Ando have their moments. Mimi and Mumu get theirs when they're not [[BelligerentSexualTension biting each others' heads off]]. Mikachin and Bambi did get some [[spoiler:[[ShipSinking until it's revealed that they're actually]] PlatonicLifePartners]].
* ShipperOnDeck: [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Everyone]] for Choco and Ando.
* SiblingYinYang: One look at Jin and Rai and you probably couldn't tell they are related.
* SixStudentClique:
** The Head: Mimi
** The Muscle: Ando, though it's more like "The Musician" instead of "The Muscle"
** The Quirk: Mikachin
** The Pretty One: Mumu
** The Smart One: Choco
** The Wild One: Bambi
* SmashingWatermelons: Except Mimi goes after Andou with a bat to see if Bambi's claims of musicians having strong bods are true.
* SpoiledBrat: Mumu
* SpoiledSweet: Mimi
* StalkerWithACrush: Misaki-senpai has a huge crush on ''[[MayDecemberRomance Mr. Take]]'' out of all people, and stalks him whenever she can. It goes without saying that she's a total {{Yandere}} for him.
* TheStoic: Rai is described as being particularly emotionless.
* StraightManAndWiseGuy: A female version. Choco is the Straight Man and Mimi is the Wise Guy.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Mikachin. Rai also qualifies.
* TerribleArtist: Choco and Ando are both horrible at art to the point that it becomes NightmareFuel for the others.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Misaki-senpai.
* TransNature: There are some comic strips that depict Chiffon, Huckleberry, and Picho as if they were humans. Also, in one segment, Chiffon wishes that he'd become a human for Christmas and does, though it might have been AllJustADream.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Mimi, who is often depicted in blue.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Bambi is one for Ando.
* VanityIsFeminine: Mumu is the girliest-looking of all the boys and can easily be mistaken for a girl. He's also the vainest member in the group and often competes with Mimi over who is TheCutie.
* VisualNovel: The end of vol. 6 has a VisualNovel inspired activity where the reader can go on a date to the Summer Festival with Ando, Mumu, or Mikachin. [[spoiler:May result in the reader being a CelibateHero when going to the festival with Choco and Mimi instead, or Take-chan will escort the reader home.]]
* {{Yonkoma}}: Most of the manga is in this format, but some of the more serious stories are in regular manga format.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Mimi, who actually has blue hair.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Some of Choco and Mimi's outfits have this. Mumu (as "Mumumi") in the GenderFlip stories qualifies as a Grade S for having MegaTwintails and a {{Tsundere}} personality.
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