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Pupa


Alternative Titles

Japanese: Pupa (ピューパ)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 3.851 (scored by 38,917 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #76852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #686
Members: 78,404
Favorites: 104
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Ranked #7685Popularity #686Members 78,404
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Abandoned by their abusive parents and with only each other to depend on, siblings Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa find themselves led astray by beautiful red butterflies that have appeared in their world. Unbeknownst to them, these crimson winged heralds trumpet the beginning of a cannibalistic nightmare—a mysterious virus known as Pupa is about to hatch.

After succumbing to the full effects of Pupa, Yume undergoes a grotesque metamorphosis into a monstrous creature with an insatiable desire for flesh; Utsutsu, on the other hand, is only partially affected, gaining remarkable regenerative powers instead. Reaffirming the resolve to keep the promise he made to himself years ago, Utsutsu is willing to sacrifice everything in order to always be there for his precious little sister.

Pupa tells the story of a loving brother's desperate struggles to save his sister, while protecting the world from her uncontrollable hunger.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 will be previewed at a screening at Aeon Cinema Makuhari Shintoshin in Chiba Prefecture on December 21, 2013. Regular broadcasting will begin on January 10, 2014.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Hasegawa, Utsutsu
Main
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Japanese
Shimazaki, Nobunaga
Hasegawa, Yume
Hasegawa, Yume
Main
Kido, Ibuki
Japanese
Kido, Ibuki
Yamamoto
Yamamoto
Supporting
 
Imari, Ai
Imari, Ai
Supporting
Narumi, Kyoko
Japanese
Narumi, Kyoko

Staff

Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director
Kido, Ibuki
Kido, Ibuki
Theme Song Performance
Yamazaki, Erii
Yamazaki, Erii
Theme Song Performance
MOKA☆
MOKA☆
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music


Edit Opening Theme

"pupa" by Ibuki Kido & Erii Yamazaki

Edit Ending Theme

"Dare yori Suki na no ni (誰より好きなのに)" by Kusuma San Shimai (Yurika Kurosawa, Minato Wakasa, Haruna Usui)



More reviewsReviews

Marow
Apr 17, 2014
When I first heard of Pupa it seemed rather interesting and worth looking forward to. Based on the horror manga with the same name, Pupa tells the story about two orphaned siblings who only have each other to rely on after severe domestic violence. However, one day they are both infected with the Pupa virus which turns the younger sister Yume into a grotesque man-eating monster while the older brother Utsutsu gains regenerative abilities.

This is, to put it bluntly, an exciting premise and Pupa appeared to have all the elements to make a memorable horror anime. While there had been mixed opinions from those who read more
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simonephone
Dec 4, 2014
Let me be frank here: I love this show. It is horrible. It is absolutely appallingly horrible. I can't think of a single good quality it has. I think Pupa is hilarious. I usually don't like anime humor, but, wow, this is crazy. It's not THE worst anime I've ever seen, but, yeah, it is up there. I love it though, because it's really confusing and disgusting and so amazingly poorly made all at the exact same time, which is kind of the best combination. I try to get like everyone I meet to watch the episode thats literally nothing but the sister character eating read more
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Gamemaster007
Mar 27, 2014
Rarely do we see an Anime that is so pathetic that it fails miserably in every aspect.
Pupa, the 4 minute short anime, succeeds in showing epic patheticness on screen.

Being a horror Anime fan, I had lots of expectations from this anime, but it failed haplessly to live up to my expectations.

Well, If you want to know how it shows epic patheticness, then read on.

Story: 2
Pupa has a story. Yes, it has a plot, but what can you expect from an anime, which has a length of 4 min per episode. The plot is heavily rushed, and as a result a lot of things get read more
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Pman1994
Jan 30, 2014
If there was ever an anime that screams "most terrible anime of 2014" then pupa will be known as the anime to fit this title. This was an anime that was supposed to premiere in the fall and it got a lot of hype for having a really interesting story based on the synopsis and being a psychological horror. Then bad news hits this series with about as much subtlety as a brick to the face.

First, it went from being a 23 minute runtime per episode to about 4 minutes. Now with that in mind one would assume that they did this to preserve read more
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