Muka Muka Paradise (Japanese: ムカムカパラダイス) is a manga series by Yumiko Igarashi and Fumiko Shiba, serialized between March 1993 and September 1994 in Shogakukan's Ciao magazine. It was later adapted into a 51 episode anime that aired in Japan between September 4, 1993 and August 27, 1994.
The story revolves around a young girl named Uiba Shikatani and her newly found pet dinosaur, which is named after the only words that come out of its mouth, Muka Muka.
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- All There in the Manual: Uiba's birthday is September 13th, and her blood type is B.
- Alpha Bitch: Ranka.
- Big Eater: Muka Muka.
- Comedic Spanking: Happens to Ranka in one episode; she was framed for eating fish meant for someone else (it was really Muka Muka).
- Cry Cute: Ranka does this when Uiba returns what she lost (a special necklace).
- The Dentist Episode: Episode 4.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Especially since more dinosaurs enter from Episode 13 onwards.
- Festival Episode: Episode 9.
- Luminescent Blush: Muka Muka does this in the opening theme after being kissed.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Ranka does this.
- Ocular Gushers: Uiba does this in a flashback in Episode 1.
- Pokémon Speak: Muka Muka.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: Muka Muka himself, as well as Nika Nika.
- Slice of Life: From Episodes 1-12.
- Terrible Trio: Ranka with Hashinosuke and Kayama.
- The Tooth Hurts: Uiba and Ranka both had one of their teeth knocked out in Episode 4, and both had to go to the dentist.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Blueberry Jam for Muka Muka.
- Trapped in Another World: For an arc of the series.
- Weapon of Choice: Ranka has her pink fan, while Muka Muka has his magical pink hammer.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Uiba's teacher is afraid of Muka Muka.
- Widget Series: All other sorts of wacky characters and storylines appear besides the dinosaurs.