Cult TV

Cult TV Essentials: Iguana no Musume

Iguana no Musume aka Iguana Girl aka Daughter of an Iguana was based on a girls’ manga by Hagio Moto. It ran for 11 episodes in 1996.

Now Rika is a high school senior with no self esteem. She thinks she is an iguana.


Her mother claims that whenever she sees Rika she sees an iguana instead of a real human. Because of this, Rika has never received or was shown any love by her mother. Rika’s younger sister, Mami, has been getting all of the love and attention by the mother. Rika likes Noboru a lot but can’t tell him her feelings. Kaori is jealous of Rika and refuses to let Noboru go out with her. Nobuko is Rika’s friend and is always encouraging her.

Will Rika end up with Noboru?

Will he turn her away if he finds out she is an iguana?



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