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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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Jun 20, 2014
I'm not gonna lie, part of me wanted to hate this based on on obviously short the show is, but up until the very last episode, I kind of liked it. But let's break it down a bit further.

1: Story- Now i'll be frank, the story was short with a bit of inconsistencies, but it grows on you as the story goes on. The story follows a young girl named Wakaba who happens to see spirits and as a result, anyone who has any contact with her ends up "cursed." As a result Wakaba is the center of ridicule and has no friends, ultimately keeping 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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Aug 1, 2014
For a short anime that altogether is a good hour, it's really good.
Most anime in the past couple of years have so many filler episodes, but this has none since each episode is 4 and a half minutes long on average.

The story of a young girl with supernatural abilities and struggling to find friends is a great one, which leaves you tearing up near the end.

This is truly an anime to watch.
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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.
Primary schoolgirls who can see spirits that are invisible for the other humans. But while in Ninninman these spirits could help the main character, in Pupipo! the spirits hinder the little girl this time, instead.
Like Himeji Wakaba (Pupipo!), Watanuki Kimihiro (xxxHolic) can see things that others can't; spirits. Both are bothered by this ability. That is, until Watanuki stumbles upon a strange house inhabited by Yuuko (a witch), and Wakaba stumbles upon a pink monster she calls "Po-chan." Po-chan protects Wakaba from the spirits she sees, and Yuuko similarily protects Watanuki (but in an abstract and teacher-like fashion). Unlike Watanuki, Wakaba doesn't have the possibility to get rid of her spiritual sight. In this respect, Watanuki is more like Naoya Yuuki (Pupipo!), a boy who would give anything to get rid of his spiritual sight.

-Pupipo! is a cute supernatural anime, in an elementary school-type setting.
-xxxHolic is a dark supernatural anime, focused on Yuuko's store, and a grown-up environment.
*Both animes are a beautiful watch, and the art style indeed seems to have a resemblance to one another. If you like supernatural animes, you'll like either of these. Enjoy!
Both are comedies with short episodes, main heroine interacts with ghosts.
Both feature a moe-ish kind of girl as the heroine. They both have a strange creature that takes to them and those around them. (Dera/Pupipo) Both have quirky themes to them and have a fantasy (in Pupipo's case supernatural) feel to them.
Both are about the girl with some supernatural talents (in Pupipo! main character sees ghosts, Kotoura reads other people's minds). Because of their abilities they can't find any friends, until they meet certain someone, who wants to help them/finds their powers interesting

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