Thanks to the guide writers and item finders.
Merci beaucoup et bien fait.
That collecting was annoying and tedious. It would have been nice to have one guide with both the Jizo statues and animal locations listed together. I followed 2 lists simultaneously. Annoying!
But I was very thorough and got it done. It was worth it, since both achievements were worth 100G apiece.
Thanks for the warning about the glitches, too.
After I beat the game, I only had 2 achievements remaining;
-Finish a level without being noticed, and
-Flawless Great River Run
I did this rather quickly afterwards, and they were both done on Level 5.
Current gamerscore 169,830 G
MINI NINJAS 1000/1000G, June 22nd, 2011 for "E vee dub"