''Peepo Choo'' is a satirical manga by Felipe Smith. It was one of the first manga series ever to be written and drawn by a mangaka from outside East Asia, but first published in Japanese by a Japanese publisher. It was first published in serial form in the magazine ''Morning Two'', and then in three collected volumes.

The series is a [[BlackComedy rude and ultraviolent satire]] on US-Japanese mutual cultural misunderstanding. [[BlackAndNerdy African-American otaku]] Milton is a crazed fan of the anime and manga series ''Peepo Choo'', and is wildly overjoyed when he wins a trip to Japan in a raffle at his local comic shop, believing that the country is nerd heaven. His boss at the comic shop, Jody, despises Milton but hopes that Milton's command of Japanese will help him get laid by hot Japanese girls. What neither of them know is that the whole trip is an excuse for their boss Gill, who has a secret life as international hitman and unstoppable killing machine "Fate", to do a hit.

In Japan the characters are mirrored by Reiko, a cynical teenage gravure idol fed up with her work, Reiko's [[FanGirl otaku girl]] friend Miki, Morimoto "Rockstar", a psychotic gangster obsessed with his own idea of African-American gangsta culture, and Fate's target, and Aniki, Morimoto's boss who hired Fate to deniably kill him because of his AxCrazy-ness.

Not unexpectedly, things get messy.

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!!Contains examples of the following:
* AlphaBitch: Miki's classmates are particularly vicious ones
* ArmsDealer: Miguel's profession, and he's pretty indiscriminate about it.
* AuthorFilibuster / CharacterFilibuster: Reiko's explanations of what Japan is really like stray into this
* AxCrazy: Morimoto and Gill, in particular, will kill anyone at the drop of a hat.
* BlackAndNerdy: Milton is an extreme example.
* BlackComedyRape: Fate, especially the volume 2/3 cliffhanger.
* BuxomIsBetter: This is everyone else's attitude to Rieko, although she doesn't enjoy it too much.
* CasanovaWannabe: Jody likes to pretend to be more successful with the ladies than he is.
* ChaseScene
* ColdBloodedTorture
* ContemptibleCover: volume 1 of the collected editions, with its focus on Reiko's bosom.
* CosplayOtakuGirl: Reiko, secretly
* CrazyHomelessPeople: the down-and-out who is [[spoiler: Ringo Plum]]
* CreepyCrossdresser: Gill, after Milton persuades him to stop worrying what other people think of him
* CultureClash: The whole story is themed around the difference between the real Japan and USA, and respectively American and Japanese peoples' stereotypes of them.
* DarkestHour: Milton, after he realises just how little he knows about Japan and how different it is from his expectations.
* DepravedBisexual: Fate, and boy is he.
* ElegantGothicLolita: both Reiko and Miki dress like this when they visit Akihabara
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Aniki]]
* FandomRivalry: Invoked early on with a brawl in the comic store between superhero comic fans and manga fans, both of whom are equally ludicrous.
* FishOutOfWater
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Morimoto, as revealed in the flashbacks
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: [[spoiler: Invoked in-story with both ''Peepo Choo'', a DerangedAnimation anime that is despised in Japan but got redubbed in the USA as an orthodox kids' show, and ''Brick Side'', a dreadful American GangBanger drama that is adored by Morimoto.]]
* {{Gorn}}: any time Fate does his thing
* GrossOutShow
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Reiko
* JerkAss: Jody, for most of the first volume
* TheJuggernaut: Fate
* KnifeNut: Fate
* LatexSpacesuit: what Reiko really wants to wear
* [[LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision Learnt Japanese From Watching Television]]: Parodied. [[spoiler:It doesn't work if the subtitles completely misrepresent what's being said.]]
* LightningBruiser: Fate
* MadArtist: Ringo Plum
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Fate
* MistakenForBadass: Jody is mistaken for a big-time African-American gangster by Morimoto
* MistakenForGay: Jody turns out to look like CampGay comedian "Beauty Judy". He's not happy.
* MobWar
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Fate
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Gill develops a bad case of this for Morimoto
* PervertRevengeMode: Reiko when she loses it
* [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For A Japanese Guy]]: Morimoto
* PsychoForHire: Fate
* ScaryBlackMan: Miguel - huge, gratuitously violent, and African-America.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Gill a lot, but Milton gets to do it '''in a pitch-black room''' after his DespairEventHorizon moment.
* SequelHook / TheStinger: [[spoiler: Reiko and Morimoto go to Chicago]]
* ShowWithinAShow: Anime ''Peepo Choo'', and American [[GangBangers Gang Banger]] drama ''Brick Side''.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Reiko
* SociopathicSoldier: Miguel (and Gill in the past)
* TattooedCrook: Inevitable when you have Yakuza.
* TranslationTrainWreck: [[spoiler: in reverse, with ''Peepo Choo'', which was deliberately incomprehensible in Japanese but translated to be a normal kids' show in English]]
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Invoked with ''[[spoiler: Peepo Choo]]''
* {{Tsundere}}: Reiko
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Invoked with ''[[spoiler: Peepo Choo]]''
* WideEyedIdealist: Milton, until he gets corrected.
* {{Yakuza}}
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