Popee the Performer

Popee the Clown

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Alternative Titles

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: Zuiyo
Source: Original
Genres: Avant GardeAvant Garde, ComedyComedy
Theme: Gag HumorGag Humor
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.251 (scored by 50105,010 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6122
Members: 11,392
Favorites: 311

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Somewhere in the desert lies the Wolf Zirkus: a strange circus where Popee, a clown in a pink rabbit jumpsuit, shares the stage with Kedamono, a purple creature who wears a mask. Together, they juggle the whims of performing, practicing their acts, and poking fun at each other. In a world where anything seems possible, there is no telling what will happen next during this eccentric spectacle.

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Popee the Performer's 11th episode was banned from being rebroadcast on Kids Station in Japan due to complaints about excessive violence in a children's show. A related concern led to episode 27 being released only on DVD.

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Nov 29, 2023
Popee the Performer is a fascinating gem that has garnered quite an audience since its release. Its uncanny CG art style has led itself to have a mostly negative reputation outside of its fanbase, with many calling it immature and ugly. Yet it's this bizarre and masterfully crafted surreal CG art style that gives this anime such a unique identity for itself. It makes the most of its raw, uncanny art style alongside its surreal comedy-horror to force the audience to be utterly baffled at all times. This unique identity of Popee is one that is unanimously celebrated by its fanbase. However, an aspect I ...
Oct 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (30/39 eps)
This anime is an easy competitor for the most weirdest anime in the world. I'm sure that the logic of 90's CGI couldn't afford more than creepy animation models that should be worthy of a golden ham award and more entertainment than a slab of rye.
So the plot is simple, our protagonist is a rabbit clown that is a big jerk to his pet wolf. Then he goes on a psychotic rampage in order to kill him, and more nonsensical violence, bad sound effects and inside-out faces for some reason, it's like where playing a PS1 game that is literally out of control. But it ...
Jul 15, 2013
What the hell can I say about this show? It’s really weird! There is really no talking during the show and so hard to understand exactly what is going on in any of the episodes. All I gather is that Popee is a performer who ends up dieing or being tortured at the end of every episode and his dog laughs about it or ends up tortured as well. It makes me wonder just why it’s for little children.

The animation is rather rough. It looks slightly stiff and a couple times the movement doesn’t even have fluid movement. Many of the faces that are ...

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