Aranzi Aronzo claim to be a Mexican-Japanese man working at a securities firm and a Norwegian Vietnamese-Indian man who plays the tambourine full-time. They are actually two sisters who create mischievous fun with their adorable crafts and hilarious comics. Their claim to fame are many, however, they are well-known for developing Kiccoro and Morizo, the 2005 World Expo mascots.
"The Aranzi Aronzo line is the latest manifestation of the Japanese love of cuteness. Created by two Japanese women, the characters are neither as bland as Hello Kitty nor as bizarre as the San-x creations. Vertical has set up a website where readers can sample previews of the books and upload photos of their own creations, and they have several more Aranzi Aronzo books on their list." -- MangaBlog
On the Aranzi Aronzo line, ..".a perfect gift for the crafty friend who's grown weary of making the holiday centerpieces and Halloween costumes in Martha Stewart Living and Better Homes and Gardens." -- PopCultureShock.com "So, if you've been dying to try out a Japanese book, but have stayed away because of the language barrier - you don't have to wait any longer! Not only can you make those cute dolls, but the accessories that have their image too!" -- www.stacysews.com "One look through this book of dolls and you will want to make them all! These aren't your typical, cute dolls. The dolls in this book are funky and unique, just like the lay-out of the book itself." -- About.com "Cute Stuff is highly recommended for the novelty of its individual crafts projects, and the many, many hours of personal pleasure and sense of accomplishment they will afford." -- Midwest Book Review