Jun 22, 2014
"I'm going to do this cool" - Barbappa, Barbapapa
Barbapapa is an absolutely masterpiece, it defines 1970's Japan. It's about the pink blob man who can shapeshift to try to fit into society. He uses this ability to shapeshift to attempt to fit into a society were he is deemed an outcast.
Story - 10
Barbapapa and Barbamama make love and create beautiful children who has lost their way (don't lose your way) and forgotten the ability of shapeshifting so they can't fit societal needs and they try to fix through a long journey in Post Industrial America, you've got action, romance, ecchi and even some traps (because
he can transform into anything he wants).
Art - 10
This beautiful art style rivals SnK, SAO, and Fate/Zero with a vibrant color scheme and awesome action sequences the art will leave you craving more.
Sound - 9.5
Now where the anime starts to fall off is the sound, randomly in the episodes you'll hear explained screeching noises which can cause your eardrums to rupture. I think if you combined all the screeching noises of the whole anime backwards you'll hear a secret message, which is a social commentary on why the A-Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Character - 10
The protagonist Barbapapa survived WW2 and was actually in Hiroshima when the bomb dropped, he survived the explosion and mutated gaining these shapeshifting powers, he was part of the Japanese X-Men division but left to teach his family how to control their powers.
Enjoyment - 10
I cried four times, once when I started it, and three times when it ended. An emotional roller-coaster the whole way through.
"Science is what makes man powerful!"- Barbamama, Barbapapa
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