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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.


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  • Animals Hate Him: Hide, who is the only one Poyo seems to use his claws on.
  • Anything That Moves: Kuro will try and hump anything, 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 Eater: Moe.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows:
    • Sato
    • Shigeru, Moe and Hide's father.
  • 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.
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  • 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: Shigeru/Papa, who has black streaks seemingly combining eye and eyebrow. Hide often has his eyes shut indignantly or in shock too, which resembles this at times.
  • 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: Papa Sato (unless he's talking to someone else). While in the Manga, at a distance sometimes the mouths are removed for simplicity.
  • Panty Thief: Poyo in episode 13. They apparently make comfy bedding material.
  • Rebus Bubble: In episode 20 — Tsuchinoko = fat cat = Poyo.
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  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Poyo
  • Shout-Out: To Brain Age in episode 23 — Kuro's owner Hana likes to play it on rainy days.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: Poyo and Eri during episode 18.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Uttered by Hide in episode 5.
  • 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.

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