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Sayuri Tatsuyama with her characters from "Happy Happy Clover".note 
Sayuri Tatsuyama (竜山さゆり, born May 16, 1964) is a Shoujo Mangaka who is mostly known in Japan for doing animal themed manga such as Happy Happy Clover and Pukupuku Tennen Kairanban. She owns a pet dog and a pet parrot.
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Here's a link to her Twitter Account where she posts updates and occasional sketches and illustrations of her animal characters.


Her well-known works include:

  • Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice - 10 Volumes (ぷくぷく天然かいらんばん, Pukupuku Tennen Kairanban) (1999 - 2005)
  • Happy Happy Clover (はぴはぴクローバー, Hapi Hapi Kurōbā) - 5 Volumes (2005 - 2008)
  • Kumappuri (2009)
  • Did the third volume of Sanrio's Jewelpet manga series
  • One Day A Letter Arrives from the Dog Kingdom (ある日+犬の国から手紙が来て, Aru Hi Inu no Kuni kara Tegami ga Kite) (2012)

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Sayuri Tatsuyama's works provide examples of:

  • Animated Adaptation: So far only two of her mangas received an animated adaptation.:
    • The Happy Happy Clover was turned into an anime series by Group TAC and broadcasted on TV Aichi, Tokyo Mix, and Kids Station from July 6, 2007 - September 29, 2007 with a total of 13 episodes. The series adapted the first three volumes of the series.
    • An OVA of the manga series called Aru Hi Inu no Kuni kara Tegami ga Kite (One Day A Letter Arrives from the Dog Kingdom) was created in 2015.
  • Author Avatar: She is portrayed as a monkey in the Happy Happy Clover series and in any of her illustrations on her Twitter account.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: Very common in her works.
  • Civilized Animal: The main character of the Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice series can dress up in various outfits such as a space crew or as a painter.
    • The Happy Happy Clover also follows this trope where we see the animal characters in their daily lives similar to humans.
  • Fanart: She made fanart of Judy and Nick from Zootopia which she posted on her official Twitter account.
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  • Licensed Game: Pukupuku Circular Notice gained three for the Gameboy Advance while Happy Happy Clover had one for the Nintendo DS.
  • Precious Puppy: The main protagonist named "Puku" along with other characters from Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Any animal character that show up in her mangas are designed with a very cute design. Most notably a group of hamsters in Pukupuku and Hickory the Flying Squirrel in Happy Happy Clover.
  • Talking Animal: Her earlier animal-themed manga didn't feature talking animals. This started with Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice back in 1999. Her more recent animal based works such as One Day A Letter Arrives from the Dog Kingdom don't feature animals talking due to having a more realistic setting.
  • Slice of Life: She loves this genre as seen in Pukupuku and Happy Happy Clover.

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