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Potemayo

Potemayo

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ぽてまよ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2007 to Sep 22, 2007
Producers: J.C.Staff, Lantis
Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 4385 users)
Ranked: #16282
Popularity: #2283
Members: 9,972
Favorites: 56
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Popular Tags

comedy cute fantasy

Synopsis

Sunao Moriyama finds a strange but cute creature that he names Potemayo. Potemayo starts following him everywhere, usually riding on top of his head. His discovery becomes the center of attention in his class at school. Soon after, a similar creature appears, and is named Guchuko by one of Sunao's classmates. However, Guchuko doesn't seem to be as good-natured as Potemayo.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Potemayo
Side story: Potemayo Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Potemayo
Potemayo
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Guchuko
Guchuko
Main
Tsuji, Ayumi
Japanese
Tsuji, Ayumi
Moriyama, Sunao
Moriyama, Sunao
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Natsu, Mikan
Natsu, Mikan
Main
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako

Staff

Ikehata, Takashi
Director
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
MOSAIC.WAV
Theme Song Performance
Chata
Theme Song Performance

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Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Jul 7, 2007 to Sep 22, 2007
Status  Finished Airing
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Jan 19, 2010
Archaeon
Honi Honi Honi!

In all honesty I was tempted to leave this review as just those words, but for those of us who don't speak the language, here's a more normal version (that is, if the word normal can be ascribed to this series).

What is Potemayo? When you watch the show this will be the question that you'll find yourself asking over and over.

You could say it's an anime series based on the manga of the same name by Ogataya Haruka. You could also say that it's the result of drug induced euphoria like Hunter S Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (only funnier). read more
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Jan 12, 2008
Venneh
Title: Potemayo

Manga, Anime: Potemayo was originally a four-panel comic strip that began running in the four-panel magazine Moeyon in 2004, but made a move to Comic High! in 2005, and was done by Haruka Ogataya. It is still currently running, and two collected volumes are out in Japan. It has yet to be licensed Stateside.

The manga adaptation was done by JC Staff (well-known for its work on Excel Saga and Revolutionary Girl Utena) and directed by Takeshi Ikehata (well-known for directing Genkishen). It ran on Japanese TV from July 6th to September 21st of 2007, and has yet to be licensed Stateside.

Story: read more
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Feb 10, 2009
PartiaL
If you're looking for something unique and original Go watch this show. When I say original and unique i dont mean artsy or psycologically significant. Its just a strangely funny and entertaing show. Most anybody can really appreciate the humor in this show.

Story:
It is a Slice of life, so most of the story is just the day to day events of a boy, his classmates, and his weird little chibi monster thing.

Art:
The art works well with the story and has a nice watercolor look to it. The design of Potemayo and Guchiko are mind numbingly cute.

Sound:
No complaints. I thought Potemayo's voice was read more
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Aug 22, 2010
ThatAnimeSnob
What a surprise. I hardly like storyless anime but this one was an exception.

ENJOYMENT SECTION: 8/10 [Hey, look what a weird creature popped out of my refrigerator.]

Like all comedies, you must of course be fond of the type of humor it implements. The series is full of farces and unexpected reactions. It worked for me as I found most of the duration likable. In fact, the Enjoyment equals the total amount of the duration I was laughing. The first two episodes in particular are non-stop laughter. The rest are generally half-funny, as most jokes are not really good and the story, as I said in read more
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Recommendations

both are about school life, both are very funny, and both animes have cute character designs. 
reportRecommended by Tutti_Love
Both are the humorous misadventures of a strange creature and its interactions with a small community. Both have cute, simplistic character designs, and each has the same satisfyingly slow pace.  
reportRecommended by Denji
The main characters look very similar, cute&moe 
reportRecommended by Himeko
Both are about cute little moe blobs with animal characteristics and have the same kind of slightly twisted humor. 
reportRecommended by Suwako
Dokuro-chan seems more extreme in it's humor and parodyishness. Potemayo has the same feel, a bit more loving, and is just more adorable and innocent.  
reportRecommended by d76th
a sudden event changes someone's life for the weird (and very funny). 
reportRecommended by colonelpanic

Opening Theme

"Katamichi Catchball (片道きゃっちぼーる)" by MOSAIC.WAV

Ending Theme

"Utatane (うたたね)" by Chata

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