Ranked #11094
Pupa (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Pupa
Japanese: pupa ピューパ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 34
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 12, 2011 to Jan 11, 2014
Authors: Mogi, Sayaka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Earth☆Star


Score: 6.931 (scored by 2390 users)
Ranked: #110942
Popularity: #572
Members: 7,109
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The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Pupa


Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Hasegawa, Yume
Arita, Yuuhei
Hasegawa, Sachiko
Imari, Ai
Onijima, Shirou

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Mar 20, 2015
What could I say ? Well... Pupa is highly disturbing. The main themes are incest, violence and more violence. Im not saying that I could dislike violent mangas (I highly enjoy reading Berserk) but here, the universe is not clear and the story is quite hard to follow; it lacks detail and logic in its development. The characters are empty and lack of real personality. The art is the only real value here; I have to admit that some scenes were wonderfully drawn, with much details, but a positive point won't change my mind on this manga: it isn't really worth the read.
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Dec 27, 2013
What to say about Pupa? It's dark. Depressing. Brutal. Revolting, no doubt (as you can probably draw from the summary). It doesn't hold back in showing the suffering between our two protagonists, as they are thrown into a world of chaos, and left to fend for themselves.

Before we continue, let me clear up some misconceptions about this manga that you might have:

- Yes, the relationship between the main characters is unusual for siblings, but not to the point of fanservice-y, exaggerated sister/brother complexes. Their relationship is justified by their horrific past (which I won't elaborate on for this review's sake). I'd actually consider it read more
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Jan 26, 2015
The story starts off promising, since I enjoy incestious relationships, horror/gore, and demonic creatures. Yet the premise is pretty much the only good thing. The story went downhill due to unnecessary plot twists, which actually made the whole thing much less interesting.

The art wasn't pleasant. The artist has a unique style, which I appreciate, yet did not enjoy. Still, nothing too bad.

The characters are even worse than the wishy-washy plot. Utsutsu is the mediocre big brother, who's pretty much in love with his sister. Yume is the cutesy little sister, who returns his feelings. Doesn't sound that bad, yet the characters are unlikable to read more
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May 4, 2015
If you enjoy incest, gore and a lack of story then you would probably enjoy this. However I don't think anyone enjoys the latter of those things which is probably why so many people hate it. Though it may be unfair to say there was no plot, it was just awful and hard to follow with practically no character development other than the brother and sister. And even they didn't have much depth to them. The only part of this manga that is simply "not shit" is the art, which is surprisingly good.

I am also very justified in my criticising of this manga as I read more
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User Recommendations

both about a girl her undergo a 'transformation' and become violent due to it. 
reportRecommended by PlaguedDarkness
Both these mangas are gory, with strong sibling relationship between the main characters. Want to study and know more about the creatures from characters who can turn into them. 
reportRecommended by sim0n2170
Well they are both very good, gory contains monsters and stuff...  
reportRecommended by sweetbeast
The main character tries to revert his sister who happens to eat human flesh 
reportRecommended by Havoctheend
Very "strong" "sibling" relationships between the main characters (the quotation marks are because of Ibitsu not Pupa). Very gory horror manga in which one of the main characters will do anything in order to protect their "sibling." 
reportRecommended by Asfaria
Both of these manga operate on a level of morality completely detached from the norm. For the main characters, things like murder are simply a facet of life. They're living in a world that would be unimaginable for their classmates and the people who've never seen that side of them.

Something important to note, however, is the way they handle this. While Abnormal-kei Joshi rarely takes itself too seriously (though more recent material suggests this may be changing), Pupa does; the constant and unnecessary gore, for example, rarely adds to the story and can often feel forced. Either of these could be considered annoying,  read more 
reportRecommended by sayaya

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