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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: 7.621 (scored by 2573825,738 users)
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Ranked: #14452
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Popularity: #3071
Members: 52,054
Favorites: 326


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Independent short animation by Shingo Tamagawa.

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Dec 25, 2023
Puparia is an anime that is difficult to explain because not a lot happens during its 3 minute runtime. Despite having some of the most beautifully detailed and intriguing art you'll ever see, there is no dialogue or story, no real message or plot. It is in a sense just a 3 minute short of nicely drawn art. However, looking deeper, there is a more profound meaning to this short film.

The meaning of Puparia cannot be separated from story of its creator Shingo Tamagawa. In a brief documentary on YouTube Tamagawa explained that after slaving away for a number of years as an animator, he ...
Oct 2, 2023
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 ...
Dec 11, 2023
I have no idea what just happened.
This short seems more like a "look how good we can animate" short.
Story... what?
Characters? What characters?
Every description of the anime... what?
There really is nothing to it, and had this been any longer than three minutes, I would of had given up pretty soon. Its music is annoying, if you watch it I suggest you just turn it off. It is the same sound over and over again so after hearing the first five seconds, you have heard the whole song.
Don't watch this, I felt like I could of done better things in the three minutes spent watching this.

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