|Mama Loves the Poyopoyo-Saurus|
(Mama wa Poyopoyo-Zaurusu ga Osuki)
|Genre||Comedy, Parenting, School|
|Written by||Takako Aonuma|
|Original run||August 1993 – May 1998|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Takayoshi Suzuki|
|Original run||2 September 1995 – 31 August 1996|
Mama Loves the Poyopoyo-Saurus (Japanese: ママはぽよぽよザウルスがお好き, Hepburn: Mama wa Poyopoyo-Zaurusu ga Osuki) is a yonkoma manga series by Takako Aonuma which ran in the Fujinseikatsusha child-raising magazine Petit Enfant. The manga was adapted to a 52-episode anime television series which ran on the MBS and TBS networks (except for TV Yamaguchi) from September 2, 1995 through August 31, 1996. The series is sometimes called Mama Poyo.
The series follows the "adventures" of a young mother and father as they deal with the joys and challenges of raising small children. The "poyopoyo" in the title is an onomatopoeia for the young children "toddling" around (or walking unsteadily).
This book was written by Eiichi Hoashi, a well-known child psychologist in Japan. Aonuma wrote the accompanying manga used to illustrate the various ideas and techniques presented in the book.
In the manga, the names of the characters are the real names of the Aonuma family, but in the anime, they were given new names. Following are names used in the anime: