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Popee the Performer

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Synonyms: Popee the Clown
Japanese: ポピーザぱフォーマー


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 2001 to 2006
Premiered: ?
Broadcast: Unknown
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Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Comedy, Dementia
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.941 (scored by 543 users)
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Ranked: #36322
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Popularity: #6175
Members: 1,732
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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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Masuda, Ryuji
Masuda, Ryuji
Tezuka, Osamu
Tezuka, Osamu

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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
Jul 15, 2016
stokesty (All reviews)
Popee doesn't really play by anime's standard rules, so it's tough to score it by traditional metrics. Is the animation bad? By traditional standards, yes, it's horrible - think CGI a huge step backwards from Toy Story - but that's kind of the point here. Similarly, you can't really rate the story by traditional means since there isn't any to begin with.

Popee clearly draws inspiration from the classics of slapstick animation - it resembles nothing so much as Tom and Jerry - but puts a decidedly surrealist twist on it. The show follows a small troupe of circus performers out in the desert, whose only read more


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