Mama Loves the Poyopoyo-Saurus
Cover of second release volume 1 of Mama Poyo.
(Mama wa Poyopoyo-Zaurusu ga Osuki)
GenreComedy, Parenting, School
Written byTakako Aonuma
Published byFujinseikatsusha
MagazinePetit Enfant
Original runAugust 1993May 1998
Anime television series
Directed byTakayoshi Suzuki
StudioNippon Animation
Original networkMBS
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).


Manga, first release

Manga, second release

Toilet training book

Mama Poyo toilet training book.
Mama Poyo toilet training book.

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.

Anime picture books



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:

Other characters:


Theme songs


Beeper Love
Vocals: Now
Lyrics: Umedy
Composer: Cake-K
Arrangement: Shige


Itsu no Ma ni ka Kimi o (いつのまにか君を) (acoustic version)
Vocals: Masatoshi Ono
Lyrics: Masatoshi Ono
Composer: Tsukasa
Arrangement: Yoshio Tsuru
Spicy Life (スパイシー・ライフ)
Vocals: Rica Matsumoto
Lyrics: Rui Serizawa
Composer: Kazuyoshi Shina
Arrangement: Tatsuya Nishiwaki