Shizuku-chan is a kodomo media franchise created by Q-lia. Set in a world where fairies based on certain objects and elements exist, it stars the namesake young raindrop fairy.
It started off as a manga series in character and fashion magazines. The next year it became a children's manga series, as well as a series of picture and activity books. In 2006, TMS-e produced an anime series entitled Pururun! Shizuku Chan. It ran with 2 seasons for 2 years and a separate show titled Picchipichi Shizuku-chan aired on October 2012.
Tropes featured include:
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime adaptation introduces more characters and stories.
- 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.
- An Ice Person: The snow fairy Koyuki-chan and the icicle fairy Tsurara-chan.
- Captain Ersatz: The titular character looks almost exactly like a Chao. Compare the page image with this.
- Cat Smile: Some characters, such as Shizuku-chan, have mouths like this.
- Chick Magnet: Colon, since he is a Eau-de-Cologne sprite.
- Green Thumb: Urara-chan. Can leave out plants behind her path.
- Happily Married: Shizuku Chan and Uroi Chan's wedding in the Grand Finale of Pururun! Shizuku Chan.
- Improbable Weapon User: The red tea sprite Letty uses frying pans, instead of a traditional Japanese weapon that her sisters use.
- Kansai Dialect: Honey-chan and Black Candy-chan have this.
- Kappa: A female kappa appears in an episode in Picchipichi Shizuku Chan as a character of the day.
- Level Ate: Donut Island, a land of sweets Shizuku-chan and friends visit.
- Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: The Mexican-themed cactus sprite has a moustache that can spin rapidly and is used as a weapon.
- Making a Splash: Shizuku-chan and other water sprites.
- Monster of the Week: There are few episodes in the anime dealing with monsters and giant animals like a Teru-Teru Bozu specter and a baby octopus.
- Naginatas Are Feminine: The green tea sprite Midoriko uses naginatas.
- Nunchuck: Longlong is a nunchuck user.
- Parody: One episode parodies scenes of Star Wars, Shrek (with Donkey!), Men in Black, and so forth.
- Pintsized Powerhouse: Milk-chan, who can hold very large objects despite his small size and very young age.
- Playing with Fire: Maguman, the lava sprite who lives in a volcano.
- Sugar Bowl: The setting can be this.
- Tag Along Kid: Milk-chan.
- Two Shorts
- Water Is Blue