Genre Romantic comedy
Light novel
Written by Kou Kimura
Illustrated by Yug
Published by Enterbrain
Demographic Male
Imprint Famitsu Bunko
Original run February 20, 2004December 24, 2005
Volumes 5
Anime television series
Directed by Akira Nishimori
Produced by Nobuhiro Osawa, Maki Horiuchi, Jin Kawamura, Yuki Mori, Yukinao Shimoji
Written by Megumu Sasano, Yuka Yamada, Tatsuto Higuchi
Music by Masaki Kurihara
Studio Xebec M2
Network Chiba TV, Kids Station,
San Television, TV Saitama, TVK
Original run 9 July 2005 1 October 2005
Episodes 13

Petopeto-san (ぺとぺとさん) is a light novel series by Kou Kimura, with illustrations by Yug. An anime adaptation ran from July 9, 2005 to October 1, 2005. The show takes place in a Japanese school where everything is normal, except for students from what are called "specified races." The specified races are based on yōkai from Japanese mythology; for example, one student on the swim team is a kappa, while another, a nurikabe, merges with walls and is popular in the summertime for having a very cool temperature.


Main characters

Shingo Oohashi

Shingo is a human. He is a good cook, and is not racist against different races. He cares for Petoko a lot, and does not want her to disappear, so he helps her a lot.

Hatoko "Petoko" Fujimura

PetoPeto race. Her main source of food is love. With lack of love or food she becomes transparent, which would eventually cause her to disappear. She fears that her race will eventually become extinct. Her mom had three girls before her and all were born insubstantial and faded out soon after birth. Her mom constantly presses her to have a child so she will no longer be in danger of fadeing out too. She is constantly ashamed of sticking to people, claiming that is how her race traps men into being their husbands.

Secondary characters

Kuguru Sahara

She is half-Kappa race. She is a good swimmer, and faster than humans. She likes Shingo.

Chochomaru Sahara

Kappa race. she is Kuguru's sister, who wanted to kill her sister because she believes the family only needs one heir. She and her sister later went back to good terms.

Chie Oohashi

Human. Shingo's little sister. She seems to hate the special races, or for her they are monsters.

Episode list

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