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A.K.A. ''Save Me! Lollipop''.

''Mamotte! Lollipop'' is a seven-volume {{Manga}} series by Michio Kikuta, first published in the ''Nakayoshi'' family of magazines beginning in 2002. It was adapted as a 13-episode {{Anime}} series in 2006.

Seventh-grader Nina Yamada is eating cake outdoors with her friends and describing her perfect man (essentially an IdealHero) when she notices what appears to be a hard candy on her plate. She puts it in her mouth, noticing it's not particularly tasty, when suddenly some strange boys appear. In the excitement, Nina accidentally swallows the object. It turns out that the boys are trainee wizards participating in the professional wizard exam. The team of two that is in possession of the Crystal Pearl at the end of six months gets their licenses. And since Nina now has the Pearl inside her, that makes her the target of every trainee wizard around.

The first pair of wizards, [[MyHeroZero Zero]] and Ichi, turn out to be relatively decent fellows, and decide that they will protect Nina until such time as the Pearl can be safely removed from her. A series of other wizard teams, of varying degrees of wackiness, also come after the Pearl. HilarityEnsues.

A sequel, entitled ''Modotte! Mamotte! Lollipop'' was published in 2006, still in the same ''Nakayoshi'' magazines. It still follows the crazy adventure of Nina that is, once again, being chased by participants of another wizard exam because she, [[RunningGag once again]], swallows another crystal called [[ThemeNaming Crystal Drop]] that is mandatory for passing the exam.

Of course, Ichii and Zero are still there to [[BigDamnHeroes save Nina]].
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!!Tropes exhibited by ''Mamotte! Lollipop'' include:

* [[spoiler: AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Nina ends up with Zero.]]
* BarrierWarrior: Ichi's specialty is defensive magic.
* BattleButler: Go to Rokka.
* BeachEpisode: Nanase and Yakumo's first appearance.
* BedsheetGhost: In chapter 5, Nanase and Yakumo dress up as these to scare away the others. It doesn't work on Zero and San, whom the former end up teaching how to make their own... followed by a shot of the four of them going "Boooooooooo!" that is so flippin' ''adorable'' it may cause permanent brain damage.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Rokka. Nina can be this too sometimes.
* ClingyMacGuffin: The Crystal Pearl does not just pass through Nina's digestive system and can't be thrown up.
* DistressedDamsel: Nina is constantly getting into trouble, and at least in the early part of the manga, she doesn't have any useful talents.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Nanase, and he takes advantage of it.
* [[FirstGirlWins First Guy Wins]]: In the numerical sense, anyway.
* FountainOfYouth: Rokka temporarily turns Nina into an infant. Rokka will usually do they opposite of this turning herself into an adult.
* FreakyFridayFlip: Nanase switches Nina and Zero's minds temporarily. The cure involves them getting "very close."
* HeavyVoice: Zura can blow up like a balloon and float. When it does this, it can still talk, but its voice is much deeper than usual.
* JapaneseDelinquents: Ichi was one in his backstory, but he's a much nicer person by the time we meet him.
* {{Kimodameshi}}
* LoopholeAbuse: Nina is distressed to learn that there is no rule in the contest against killing human beings (i.e., her) in order to win.
* {{Mascot}}: Ryu, [[spoiler: the Crystal Pearl that transformed into a baby-dragon at the end of the first exam]].
* NotBloodSiblings: Ichi tried to invoke this on his older adoptive sister Sarasa. As he's about eleven years old at the time and she's roughly 20, it's not treated very seriously by anyone else.
* NumericalThemeNaming: All the contestants have numbers as or in their names.
* RunningGag: San keeps making Forte dress in girls' clothing.
* SingleTargetSexuality: Rokka. In her profile, under "favorite type of boy", had "Ichi-sama, of course!"
* StepfordSmiler: San.
* StuffBlowingUp: Zero's destruction specialty.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[PlanetofHats Nearly everyone]], with the notable exception of Ichi.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Rokka is actually 5 years old, and uses transformation magic to look like a very curvy teenage girl.
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