Petopeto-san (ぺとぺとさん) is a light novel series written by Kou Kimura, with illustrations by Yug. A television 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.

GenreRomantic comedy
Light novel
Written byKou Kimura
Illustrated byYug
Published byEnterbrain
ImprintFamitsu Bunko
Original runFebruary 20, 2004December 24, 2005
Anime television series
Directed byAkira Nishimori
Produced byNobuhiro Osawa
Maki Horiuchi
Jin Kawamura
Yuki Mori
Yukinao Shimoji
Written byMegumu Sasano
Music byMasaki Kurihara
StudioXebec M2
Original networkChiba TV, Kids Station,
San Television, TV Saitama, TVK
Original run 9 July 2005 1 October 2005
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Main charactersEdit

Shingo OohashiEdit

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" FujimuraEdit

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 fading out too. She is constantly ashamed of sticking to people, claiming that is how her race traps men into being their husbands.

Secondary charactersEdit

Kuguru SaharaEdit

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

Chochomaru SaharaEdit

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 OohashiEdit

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

Episode listEdit

  • Hello-san (Originally aired July 9, 2005)
  • A Special Race (Originally aired July 16, 2005)
  • Mint or Lavender (Originally aired July 23, 2005)
  • Family Matters (Originally aired July 30, 2005)
  • Younger Sister Village (Originally aired August 6, 2005)
  • Older Sister and Younger Sister (Originally aired August 13, 2005)
  • Ding-ling Ding-ling (Originally aired August 20, 2005)
  • Summer Camp (Originally aired August 27, 2005)
  • Police Chief for a Day (Originally aired September 3, 2005)
  • Scout (Originally aired September 10, 2005)
  • "Imo-ten" Test Trial Version (Originally aired September 17, 2005)
  • Project Daybreak (Originally aired September 24, 2005)
  • Good-bye, Petopeto-san (Originally aired October 1, 2005)

Sources and external linksEdit