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Shizuku-chan (しずくちゃん) is a Japanese Kodomomuke media franchise created by Ritsuko Gibo for the stationery company Q-Lia. Set in a world of anthropomorphic fairies, it stars the namesake young raindrop fairy and friends.

Originally appearing in magazines for girls and women in the early 2000s, Shizuku-chan stars in a long line of picture and activity books. In 2006, TMS-e produced an anime series entitled Pururun! Shizuku Chan. It was given a second season titled Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha. A separate anime series, Picchipichi Shizuku-chan, was produced by Asahi Production and aired from October 2012 to September 2013. A manga series featuring human versions of the cast, Nijiiro Fairy Shizuku-chan, was published in 2019.

The first anime season had been exported to Italy, where it was dubbed in Italian, titled Shizuku, and aired on Mediaset's Hiro channel.

Tropes featured include:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Numao-kun is a swamp water fairy who likes to scare his classmates but likes to do activities like gardening and selling sweet food. In the anime, he is more villainous and attacks the fairies in the last episode of the second season.
  • Captain Ersatz: The titular character looks almost exactly like a Chao. Compare the page image with this.
  • Frying Pan of Doom: The red tea sprite Letty uses frying pans, instead of a traditional Japanese weapon that her sisters use.
  • Kappa: A female kappa appears in an episode in Picchipichi Shizuku Chan as a character of the day.
  • Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: Amigo Hanagedes, the Mexican-themed cactus sprite from the original anime, has a moustache that is used as a weapon by spinning rapidly and grabbing others with tentacle-like extensions.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Uruoi is pink and has a sense of fashion as well as a crush on Shizuku.
  • Water Is Blue: Shizuku, a raindrop sprite, and his family are blue.