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Japanese: プピポー!


Type: TV
Episodes: 15
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2013 to Mar 29, 2014
Producers: TV Tokyo, AIC Plus+
Duration: 4 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
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Himeji Wakaba is a 5th year elementary school student, and she has the ability to see things that others can't. They are mostly frightening evil spirits, and they tend to do bad things to people who are close to her. As a result, Wakaba has no friends and rarely smiles. On a couple of occasions, she brings home stray animals, but her parents won't let her keep them. However, they're worried about their sad, creepy daughter, so one day they decide that whatever Wakaba brings home next, they'll let her keep.

The next thing she brings home is a pink monster called "Pupipo", but her parents stand by their decision and let her keep it. No one is quite sure what Pupipo is, but it protects Wakaba from the other things she sees. Pupipo also helps Wakaba make friends with an occult-obsessed transfer student and solve problems with bullying. Wakaba's life is a much better place with her pet pink monster!

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Adaptation: Pupipo!

Characters & Voice Actors

Mori, Chisato
Mori, Chisato
Himeji, Wakaba
Himeji, Wakaba
Sasaki, Shiho
Sasaki, Shiho
Ameyama, Ryouhei
Ameyama, Ryouhei
Ito, Setsuo
Ito, Setsuo
Azuma, Reiko
Azuma, Reiko
Gotou, Mai
Gotou, Mai


Suzuki, Kaoru
Fujiwara, Keiji
Sound Director
Oshikiri, Rensuke
Original Creator

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Mar 30, 2014
Alright you. You, who hath stumbled upon this anime and feel like getting a grip on what you may or may not be watching in the future. Sit down and read this review.

So, normally I don't review anything. I've watched a good amount of anime and maybe reviewed two. One was because it was being hated on for it's genre, and now this, because... I've never seen such a twist in my life.

Anyway on to the review.

1: Story - It's interesting. Creepy girl who is detested for just being creepy, but why is she creepy? Because she's being tormented all the time, until Po comes read more
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Apr 3, 2014
This was the first AIC Plus+ production that I have watched. I daresay it won't be the last.

What impressed me the most about Pupipo! was how balanced each four-minute episode was. Every episode was complete. The action and dialogue always pushed the story forward. The creative team excelled at "showing" not "telling".

The pacing was well done, leaving me craving the next episode, while wondering: What exactly is Po-chan? What's Yuuki's problem? Will Himeji-chan and Yuuki-kun ever get a break?

Conflict and angst didn't last too long (unlike a certain regalia's whiny phase. Yukine, I'm looking at you). Questions and conflicts were resolved without dragging out.

The art read more
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Both protagonists suffer because they see Youkai / spirits and are judged by those who can not. In both the main character finds a round and fluffy creature that protect them and begin to live together.
The begin is almost the same: young schoolgirls who can see spirits and other creatures of Japanese folklore that are invisible for the other humans. These spirits are often mischievous and the girls despise them. But Pupipo! is almost superficial and parodic with random things, while Mokke is more deeper about the spirits. Finally, Pupipo! is more hilarious, while Mokke is more staid and balanced.

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"Shred Gear Rhapsody" by Picasso

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