"So remember: whenever love gets you down... a cup of tea might just be what you need!"
Pixie Pop (Gokkun! Pucho in Japanese) is the first manga series of Ema Toyama and is considered her best work.After getting rejected by her middle school crush Shinya Amamiya, Mayu Kousaka decides to enter the new year of school forgetting about Amamiya and finding a new love. It's easier said than done, especially with Amamiya being in Mayu's homeroom class and sitting right next to her.But when Mayu drinks a water drink that changed colors after her tears fell in it, the drink guardian spirit, Pucho, appears. She explains that the drink that Mayu drank had a rainbow drink element, and it was meant for Pucho so that she can turn into an adult and use special magical powers. Pucho tells Mayu that she cannot drink anything other than water, as the properties of other drinks will cause her to transform (ex: drinking cold milk will make her bigger; drinking warm milk will make her smaller).Mayu decides to help recreate the rainbow drink element to help Pucho turn into an adult by finding the different colored water droplets needed for the drink. In return, Pucho decides to help Mayu win Amamiya's heart.But is Amamiya still the boy Mayu fell in love with as a child, or just a jerk who rejected her?
Irony: Following Mayu's anguished confession, she decides that once high school starts that she'll forget about Amamiya and find a new love. Ironically, Amamiya is in her class and sits right next to her.
When Mayu drinks Darjeeling with a drop of the seven colored drink, it makes Amamiya briefly fall in love with her.
After one of the colored water droplets appear after Yuuki asks Mayu on a date, Mayu thinks she's fallen for Yuuki, but it turns out that the water droplet is "green," which means "being loved" and only appeared because of Yuuki's feelings; it doesn't mean Mayu feels the same way.
After drinking a zero calorie soda, it makes Mayu instantly fall out of love with Amamiya and in love with Yuuki. But with her feelings alone, Mayu is able to undo the transformation.
Love Redeems: When Konoha left, it caused Amamiya to turn into a cold-hearted jerk. It is only through Mayu's love for him that Amamiya remembers what it's liked to be liked by someone and to want to like someone else in return.