Popee the Performer

Popee the Clown

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Japanese: POPEE the ぱフォーマー
English: Popee the Clown
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Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2000 to Dec 28, 2001
Premiered: Winter 2000
Broadcast: Mondays at 20:53 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 37383,738 users)
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Ranked: #27662
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Popularity: #5877
Members: 8,826
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Popee the Performer deals with a circus that operates in the middle of the desert. Each episode deals with the small cast of characters attempting at times to rehearse their performances, but it usually dissolves into the characters trying to humorously destroy each other in the usual cartoon manner.

The star of the show, Popee, is a clown in an odd red-striped jumpsuit and bunny ears. He is adept at juggling, being a clown, pulling large knives and small bombs out of thin air. He is not adept at ever succeeding in his nefarious plans to hurt his poor assistant or the owner of the circus. His mischievous nature is the driving force of each episode.

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Nov 21, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to get out of Popee the Performer before jumping into it. Looking at profile picture showing a clown with rabbit ears, wielding a machine gun and a chainsaw I knew this wasn’t going to be something ordinary. Overall I was both amused and disgusted, but mostly amused.

There isn’t any real overall story in Popee the Performer. The episodes are independent of one another other than the inclusion of certain characters that are introduced over the course of the series. Popee, Kedomono, and Papi perform various feats of magic, acrobatics, and mysticism. This read more
Feb 5, 2015
mops (All reviews)
First off, this is the only anime you should watch. Ever. Out of all anime. This is the only one worth watching. Alright? Alright.

If you like offbeat cult favorites with penchant for looney tunes style slapstick paired with senseless violence, gore, a detestable protagonist, and surreal Dali-esque landscapes, you're in for a treat. The graphic nature of it is shocking with how blatant it is, but the only thing that separates it from other cartoons of the same nature is the fact that 'Popee' isn't afraid to show a little blood. Or a lot. There's a particular instance where, true to cartoon form, Popee is read more
Jun 30, 2016
Meowsticle (All reviews)
When I watched the first episode of Popee the Performer, my instant reaction was "Where was this shitpost of the show all my life." Even though Popee the Performer is not what you want if you're expecting a typical anime, (if you can call it that?) it was one hell of a laugh.
The animation looks like something that came straight out of Jimmy Neutron. No joke. Surprisingly, I wouldn't have gotten as much out of it if it was any different. Everything to the creepy ass expressions to the way they walked, it made it comedy gold in my eyes.
Popee as a character is read more
Oct 1, 2019
Chrismas95 (All reviews)
Popee the Performer is like if those weird Japanese commercials that get shared around had a series of shorts. In fact, I only found the show because someone retweeted a clip of it and it was so surreal that I had to know where it came from (the clips was from "Great Magic"). Two hours and 40 minutes later, I had watched all of the episodes on Youtube and had a fun time.

Popee the Performer is hard to explain because the show makes no effort to explain anything and just throws you into the crazy mess. It's a 3D-animated cartoon where each episode is a read more

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