Manga: Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki
Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki is a Slice of Life manga by Rū Tatsuki about a spherical cat named Poyo who is discovered and adopted by a young woman named Moe. Much cuteness ensues.A 52-episode anime was made in 2012, in two minute episodes which can be viewed on Crunchyroll here.
This series provides examples of:
- Acting for Two: Akira Kamiya plays both the father and the old woman (and yes, you read that correctly.).
- Animals Hate Him: Poyo only seems to use his claws on Hide.
- Anything That Moves: Kuro, be it Poyo, a delivery person's head, or a tire.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Poyo is a sweet animal, but mess with Kurobe, and he'll make you regret it.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Sato
- Butt Monkey: Hide
- Cats Hate Water: Averted; Poyo doesn't mind baths.
- Cuteness Overload: Everybody towards Poyo.
- And there was the image of Moe thinking of the kitty version of Poyo that cause her to nosebleed.
- Cuteness Proximity: Everyone towards Poyo, naturally.
- Ear Worm: In-Universe example: The "Chikuba" song from episode 33 gets in everyone's head. Even the narrator is singing it by episodes end.
- Every Episode Ending: "Poyopoyo! Hya!"
- Eyes Always Shut: Hide
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode has the word "Maru"note somewhere in its name.
- Large and In Charge: Poyo. He's apparently seen as a sort of boss around town among the animals.
- No Mouth: Hide, Papa Sato
- Panty Thief: Poyo in episode 13. They apparently make comfy bedding material.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Poyo
- Slap-Slap-Kiss: Poyo and Eri during episode 18.
- True Companions: The murder of crows that did not abandon their crow leader.
- Theme Naming: The four kittens left on the doorstep. Lemon, Strawberry, Apricot, and Plum.
- Theme Tune Cameo: In episode 47, Moe sings part of the theme tune while washing laundry.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: One of the neighbors is terrified of animals in general, as she lived in the city before moving. In episode 24, Poyo develops a fear of frogs.
- Yonkoma: The original manga.