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Japanese: pupa


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 34
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 12, 2011 to Jan 11, 2014
Authors: Mogi, Sayaka (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Earth☆Star


Score: 6.521 (scored by 4013 users)
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Ranked: #131752
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Popularity: #552
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The "life-and-death sibling" story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

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May 4, 2015
Azi-chan (All reviews)
If you enjoy incest, gore and a lack of story then you would probably enjoy this. However I don't think anyone enjoys the latter of those things which is probably why so many people hate it. Though it may be unfair to say there was no plot, it was just awful and hard to follow with practically no character development other than the brother and sister. And even they didn't have much depth to them. The only part of this manga that is simply "not shit" is the art, which is surprisingly good.

I am also very justified in my criticising of this manga as I read more
Apr 10, 2014
SnackaryBinx (All reviews)
Pupa as a whole gets a lot of undeserved flak for getting "incestuous" vibes. Sure, having Yume gorge on Utsutsu's flesh while Utsutsu somehow deems enjoyment from it is vore to an extreme, but there is a reason for his actions. It is easy just to point at these scenes and say "wow, that's disgusting how could someone write this?", but it's also incredibly lazy to not try and evaluate the characters actions and viewpoints. Utsutsu's life in particular is just a downward shit show of every single thing in his life leaving him, with the only thing left a sister that he's tried to read more
Nov 1, 2017
Dr_Buttersworth (All reviews)
Pupa is a great manga if you love horror/edgy stories. Sure, there's lots of NSFW parts but who reads manga during work amirite? If you're sensitive to gore and graphic scenes, this isn't a manga for you (Not that that's a bad thing by any means). If you're like me and don't mind it or even enjoy it, this manga is great. There's some weird parts involving vore and incest, but overall I thought it was a great book It's a shame the anime adaptation wasn't as good, I would love to see it as one.

Heck, it keeps telling me to write a longer review. read more
Mar 20, 2015
lou-from-belgium (All reviews)
What could I say ? Well... Pupa is highly disturbing. The main themes are incest, violence and more violence. Im not saying that I could dislike violent mangas (I highly enjoy reading Berserk) but here, the universe is not clear and the story is quite hard to follow; it lacks detail and logic in its development. The characters are empty and lack of real personality. The art is the only real value here; I have to admit that some scenes were wonderfully drawn, with much details, but a positive point won't change my mind on this manga: it isn't really worth the read.


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