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Synonyms: Po-Po-Tan, Popo-tan
Japanese: ぽぽたん


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 18, 2003 to Oct 3, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Shaft
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Theme: Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.271 (scored by 94689,468 users)
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Ranked: #76662
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Popularity: #4005
Members: 22,722
Favorites: 51

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Beautiful sisters Ai, Mai, Mii, their android maid Mea and slippery pet ferret Unagi make an amazing journey together through time and space without ever leaving their beloved mansion behind! Following the clues of the strange dandelion-like "Popotan," the girls are theoretically seeking the person who has the answers to their most personal questions, but they seem to have more than enough time to take side trips, meet new friends, visit hot springs and occasionally operate the X-mas shop they keep in the house along the way!

Yet, the girls' ultimate destiny holds more than a few surprises of its own, and not every moment is filled with hilarity, as moving through time means having to leave friends behind as well.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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Kawasumi, Ayako

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Saitou, Chiwa


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Takada, Yuji


Kawakami, Tomoko


Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Kimura, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Popotan Hatake de Tsukamaete (ぽぽたん畑でつかまえて)" by UNDER17

Ending Theme

"S.U.K.I" by Funta

Jun 10, 2008
Ranivus (All reviews)
Popotan is an ecchi drama with some light comedy added for some extra kick to this melancholy show. When someone says ecchi, some people close their eyes and ears because they assume its going to be another tasteless fanservice show. Indeed ecchi is intended mainly for fanservice, but when done right might even enhance a story into the adult world. Thats the case with this show.

Story (Great)
I couldn't understand if the story of the show was aimed toward children or adults considering how much boobs and service are in every episode. Even though theres fanservice in every episode its done pretty tastefully and don't read more
Oct 31, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

It's nearing midnight on Halloween, and I just finished watching one of the most terrifying horror anime ever made! An anime that will make grown men shit their pants in terror! This is an anime that only REAL men can stomach sitting through! This is the Eldritch Abomination that is...Popo -tan!


Firstly, the word Popo-tan is not a reference to Mr. Popo and his politically incorrect tan. Popo-tan is a nonsense word that in this series means dandelion, although the actual Japanese word for dandelion is "tanpopo". Basically, it is named that because Popo-tan hates you!

Popo-tan was based on an explicit hentai game of the same read more
Mar 17, 2014
Fear_the_Reefer (All reviews)
Let me just say this: The things I do for you people. SMH, reader, SMH.

Popotan is a 2003 anime series about three magical sisters and their maid, who travel through time and space in their mysterious, enchanted house. Every time their house phases out of the physical realm, it jumps into the future by about five years, finding a new location with an ample supply of dandelions for the girls to extract more magic from. They can communicate with these dandelions, but they also make time to communicate with the people... They live in whatever area the house landed in, read more
Jan 25, 2009
seekster (All reviews)
I have to say that this is certainly one of the most inconsistent anime series I have ever seen. Its almost like it isnt sure where it wants to go and keeps switching between all sorts of anime types, its almost like Excel Saga only the changes are not done tongue in cheek and they are not as drastic. Ok maybe thats a bit of an exaggeration but I am not kidding you when I say that there are a few fight scenes in this anime...yeah ill try not to spoil anything but its gonna be hard.

Story: 7

Although inconsistent the story is interesting, in fact read more

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