Puka Puka Juju

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Synonyms: Pukapuka Dudu, Wakate Animator Ikusei Project, 2011 Young Animator Training Project, Anime Mirai 2011, Dudu the Floater, Dudu the Floatie
Japanese: ぷかぷかジュジュ


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 19, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.641 (scored by 28472,847 users)
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Ranked: #56632
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Popularity: #7279
Members: 5,508
Favorites: 5

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Mika dreams of the day when she can visit the beach with her father. Already overburdened by his day-to-day responsibilities, it seems like her father gets called in to do last-minute work every weekend. Even if he somehow manages a break, his crippling fear of the ocean would prevent him from truly enjoying the beach with his daughter.

After yet another postponement, Mika plays in a kiddie pool alone, with only Juju, an inflatable dugong, to keep her company. But things take a turn for the bizarre when Juju comes to life and tells Mika that he will take her to the ocean in her father's place. As Mika hangs on to Juju for dear life, she wonders if her trip is more than what she bargained for.

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Puka Puka Juju is one of the four anime works that received funding from the 2011 Young Animator Training Project, titled Anime Mirai 2012. The anime short shared the Grand Prize in the Feature Films category of the 17th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in 2013, alongside the project's other shorts.

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Okamura, Akemi


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Katou, Emiri


Umeda, Kikumi


Mizuhashi, Kaori



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Mar 26, 2013
Young Animator Training Project/Anime Mirai short reviews: Part 7/12

Dudu the Floatie tells the tale of a little girl who wants to go to the beach with her dad but the dad keeps putting it off because of work and partly because he’s terrified of water. The directing in this one is remarkably good in how it pieces larger story beats in silly little asides. Things like the shots of the dad playing golf with his bosses, where they keep missing the golf ball entirely, signifying how utterly tedious his work obligations are. The story does get a bit silly when it reaches the fantasy bit. ...
Jul 16, 2012
This is an adorable little story about a girl who wants to go the beach with her father, who is constantly held up by work. In the first five minutes of this special, I went from not enjoying it very much to being completely sucked into the story.

Story: 9. As I mentioned, it is just the story of a little girl who wants to go to the sea with her father. The only trouble is, her father can't swim, and has been afraid of going into the ocean ever since he was a small child. Right when they are about to go, he gets called ...
Sep 27, 2012
This is my very first review in MAL so forgive me if i make any mistake. I just had to write a review on this anime because it seems that nobody cared writing one. so her goes.

Pokapokajuju or dudu the floatie one of the entries in the young animator training projects is a short heartwarming story that'll touch your heart. Dont know for others but it really did made my eyes wet a little while watching it alone in the dark. lol.

the story is simple but it is very heartwarming, a simple family with simple lives,the setting shows that their not really rich,in the family ...

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