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Japanese: PUPARIA
English: Puparia
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 20, 2020
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.631 (scored by 1716717,167 users)
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Ranked: #12812
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Popularity: #3312
Members: 33,206
Favorites: 240

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Independent short animation by Shingo Tamagawa.


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Nov 22, 2020
cigare (All reviews)
With Satoshi's death, I always felt that animation could never reach a new peak and I was losing sleep trying to dig out all the obscure shows Nippon conceived, but in November 2020, Shingo Tamagawa simply opened my ass cheeks and came with the masterpiece that is Puparia.

A work of art that Jesus Christ himself wish he'd create. There is little to do, Shingo is undoubtedly the second coming of Satoshi and with these 3 minutes the viewer is immersed to the fullest and cannot escape for any reason in the world, not reluctantly but rather it is a choice, an act of benevolence towards read more
Nov 25, 2020
NextUniverse (All reviews)
I have zero reasons why I am always late on these kinds of anime.

Visuals, visuals, visuals. For some reason, slap high-quality visuals into something and people will like it. Of course, it is obvious why, but it gets pretty biased in the community when that is the only aspect that is rated upon when watching anime. It is essentially a Konami code of rating things towards your way.

It is clear that Puparia may have a message within its duration, but that wooshed over my head, probably because of how implicitly intricate it is. It was kinda chilling though, paranormal distortions were present throughout, probably somewhere read more
Nov 23, 2020
horridhendy (All reviews)
Puparia is a stunningly beautiful short that's well worth your time, all three minutes of it.

The biggest selling point here is the visuals. The art is absolutely god-tier, each frame could be a painting. It has a level of detail and vibrancy that you rarely see in anime. What I appreciated most was that as detailed as it was, it was aiming for something different than hyper-realism - it was very creatively stylised and illustrative. I just loved looking at it, evidenced by the fact that I've seen this short four times already. However, I can see that perhaps some people wouldn't like it since read more
Nov 22, 2020
slushliss (All reviews)
This is my first review on this site. To be honest, I wasn't ever planning on writing a review, but after watching PUPARIA, I needed to say something.

Shingo Tamagawa effortlessly entices you within the first few seconds of this short film. From the earthy music that grounds you to the Junji Ito-Alice in Wonderland hybrid art style, you cannot help but watch over and over again to understand the deeper meaning of this piece of art.

You can immediately see the immense amount of love and care put into this 3 minute work. It's quite amazing, and though I don't feel like I understand all read more

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