Japanese Name: ハッピーマリン
Literal Translation: Happy Marine
Released: April 2001
Original Japanese: WWW
Everyone loves the cheer of ideal summer! The sea animals appear with colorful and cute pencil touch colors!! Look at them and imagine becoming completely happy.
夏にピッタリな、元気でみんなが大好き！ な海の動物たちが、カラフルでカワイイ色えんぴつタッチで登場だよ！！ 見ているだけで思わずハッピーになっちゃうシリーズです。
A cute collection of sea animals and a monkey! We also get to learn all about the obsession in Japan with Clione Sea Angels...!
1. Clionidae is a family of sea angels, which are a group of pelagic marine gastropods. They are shaped a little like angels, and have flapping "wings", hence their common name. They are gelatinous, mostly transparent pteropods, and they only have shells in their embryonic stage.
They're a tiny, obscure species of cold-water marine invertebrate. They also happen to be the subject of a national obsession in Japan, where they've been elevated to the status of "angels of the sea." These specimens were on display at a shop specializing in Hokkaido foods and other northern souvenirs.
Clione are a staple of Japanese nature documentaries and trivia shows. Which would be intriguing enough, given the unassuming nature of the little beasts, but there's actually a surprisingly robust market for clione-related merchandise here as well. Source: Cult of Clione
May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!