Pucca is a media franchise from the South Korean company Vooz Co., Ltd.. The main character Pucca is the 11-year old niece of three Chinese noodle house owners. The Noodle House is located in Sooga Village, a small village in the mountains. Pucca is in love with the ninja, "Garu" (?? ['garoo], a 13 year old ninja. Pucca always seems to beat him in combat and unintentional competition, simply by sheer wit. The characters are quite popular in Europe and Asia, with TV animation in cartoon channels in Europe, Central and South America. These animations were compiled into a DVD, available in Germany. A UK children's book publisher (Hodder's) has also published a series of Pucca children books. Pucca has also attained a small, but dedicated cult following in the U.S. after its release on television through Disney and products featured in "Morning Glory" stationary stores across America, mainly in large malls. The UK also has pencil cases/tins which have become quite popular, stationery and notebooks/diaries. In Israel, a Pucca-branded snack was launched on May, 2006.
There is also an ongoing manhwa series in Korea, which has been translated into Chinese, Spanish and German, of Pucca and Garu traveling around the world through an enchanted board game. Their friend travelers include Abyo, Ching, Mio, Yani and Ssoso. Ching, Pucca's best friend, is in love with Abyo, who is Garu's best friend. Pucca has a cat named Yani who like to flirt with other cats espcially with garu cat,mio but does not like any of them. Ching, Abyo, and Ssoso are all Kung Fu fighters unlike Garu who does Ninjitsu. Abyo wants to learn ninjitsu just like garu to beat him in a "spar" for once.