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TV Anime of Manga 'Pupa' Announced

by symbv
Mar 30, 2013 10:29 PM | 248 Comments
According to the newly started official anime website, the horror manga "Pupa" will get a TV anime adaptation. No information about studio, staff, or cast is available yet.

The manga is serialized in Monthly Comic Earthstart and so far three volumes have been published. The official website of the manga can be found here. According to the catchphrase on the manga volume, it is about "the ultimate love between elder-brother and younger-sister" and "cannibalism".

Source: Official anime website

Pupa on MAL

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neontaster said:
symbv said:
The official twitter also confirms Jan 2014 schedule
https://twitter.com/pupa_anime/statuses/401230082850582528


Was the news item about it being 5 minutes ever confirmed or refuted? Do we still not know?


To my knowledge, there was never an official confirmation, just a quote from magazine that had the seiyuu talk about 5 minutes of work (or something along that line), and people took that to mean the show would be 5 minutes long, but neither the official site or Twitter made any mention of that, so I think it's safe to assume that that was merely rumor and that we should wait for official statement concerning runtime.

Nov 15, 2013 9:31 AM by AO968

symbv said:
The official twitter also confirms Jan 2014 schedule
https://twitter.com/pupa_anime/statuses/401230082850582528


Was the news item about it being 5 minutes ever confirmed or refuted? Do we still not know?

Nov 15, 2013 7:30 AM by neontaster

phoenixalia said:
Please, Winter. Give me my Pupa anime, :'( Symbv, does anhyone know why it was delayed?
There was some rumor of creative differences between the director (or in another version, some creative staff) and the producer (in another version, the distributor which is Nico Douga) about the adaptation (fans are guessing it is about some of the more extreme scenes). But nothing is confirmed.

Nov 15, 2013 4:41 AM by symbv

Please, Winter. Give me my Pupa anime, :'( Symbv, does anhyone know why it was delayed?

Nov 15, 2013 4:09 AM by phoenixalia

The official twitter also confirms Jan 2014 schedule
https://twitter.com/pupa_anime/statuses/401230082850582528

Nov 15, 2013 12:01 AM by symbv

LOL more waiting, whatever.

Nov 14, 2013 11:46 PM by rocketprism

http://i.imgur.com/O2HhDu8.png

News post on the website indicates it will air in January, 2014. Specific dates and/or times will be announced later this month (November).

Nov 14, 2013 10:37 PM by JJTang

Trailer looked interesting :D

Nov 14, 2013 12:50 PM by Nozuchill

Valegard said:
Looking forward to this series.

I was looking forward to this as well, had high hopes...
untill i found out it was a 5min series. :'c

Nov 5, 2013 11:10 PM by Ketamine

Looking forward to this series.

Nov 5, 2013 8:28 PM by Vezie

sounds cool i want to check it out, i'll read the manga most likely :)

Nov 4, 2013 10:33 PM by TH3TRU3KING

symbv said:
neontaster said:

But the Apple/Foxconn thing is a perfect example for our misunderstanding because I imagined Deen like Apple in that analogy, not like Foxconn.
If that Apple/Foxconn had come early in our discussion I would have no issue. That it came very late after more than a dozen of post exchanges was what got me frustrated.


I still don't understand why exactly but never mind. Let's just drop it.

Nov 4, 2013 9:01 PM by neontaster

neontaster said:

But the Apple/Foxconn thing is a perfect example for our misunderstanding because I imagined Deen like Apple in that analogy, not like Foxconn.
If that Apple/Foxconn had come early in our discussion I would have had no issue. That it came very late after more than a dozen of post exchanges was what got me frustrated.

Nov 4, 2013 8:53 PM by symbv

symbv said:
neontaster said:
That's quite the assumption considering that I said more than once that I have enjoyed some Deen shows and that I don't actively look for things to hate
You did say it 2 times perhaps (about enjoying some Deen shows) but unfortunately it always came with qualifications as to why Deen needs to take the blame for the 5 min length (even at a very late stage - the Apple / Foxconn example again came to mind) and this you did more often than whatever limited praises you gave to Deen, which is why I said you have muddied the water.


But the Apple/Foxconn thing is a perfect example for our misunderstanding because I imagined Deen like Apple in that analogy, not like Foxconn.

Nov 4, 2013 1:23 PM by neontaster

neontaster said:
That's quite the assumption considering that I said more than once that I have enjoyed some Deen shows and that I don't actively look for things to hate
You did say it 2 times perhaps (about enjoying some Deen shows) but unfortunately it always came with qualifications as to why Deen needs to take the blame for the 5 min length (even at a very late stage - the Apple / Foxconn example again came to mind) and this you did more often than whatever limited praises you gave to Deen, which is why I said you have muddied the water.

Nov 4, 2013 12:37 PM by symbv

symbv said:
neontaster said:
Yes but when I said that I was specifically referring to the blame if it is a bad show, not the blame that it is 5 minutes.
You muddied the water by saying that the 5min made you pessimistic and that because Deen accepted the offer it has to take the blame. The impression, since the first post you made about the 5 min revelation, has been that the blame is to be assigned now - any mention of IF and Future seems to be more like afterthought instead.


That's quite the assumption considering that I said more than once that I have enjoyed some Deen shows and that I don't actively look for things to hate. I don't think it is unreasonable to be pessimistic about a show format that hasn't produced anything memorable that I can think of, and that has very little space for the type of detail and complexity that characterize the best anime. That by no means implies that you can't possibly enjoy it, but it would have to be something really special for that to happen, and really special things just don't come around that often.

Nov 4, 2013 12:32 PM by neontaster

neontaster said:
Yes but when I said that I was specifically referring to the blame if it is a bad show, not the blame that it is 5 minutes.
You muddied the water by saying that the 5min made you pessimistic and that because Deen accepted the offer it has to take the blame. The impression, since the first post you made about the 5 min revelation, has been that the blame is to be assigned now - any mention of IF and Future seems to be more like afterthought instead. The idea seems to be that you are declaring why it makes perfect sense for you to blame Deen, including the 5 min decision, since you feel that the anime is most likely to turn out badly (and you even admitted you hold a bias against short anime).

Nov 4, 2013 12:24 PM by symbv

symbv said:
neontaster said:

I went back and looked and he mentioned it briefly but then we got to talking about the other things he mentioned and it was never addressed again.
I think the information there is quite detailed. Besides, when we said that Deen could not be held responsible for the length of anime because it was determined way at the beginning by the franchise owner (and the production committee) it should be clear that by implication the studio would not have the say over the matter - which would mean that the studio does not have the same power as your usual "creator" as you perceive it to be. In fact several times you even admitted to such possibility but you always added the part like "even if Deen has no say, it still needs to share the blame".


Yes but when I said that I was specifically referring to the blame if it is a bad show, not the blame that it is 5 minutes.

Nov 4, 2013 12:21 PM by neontaster

neontaster said:

I went back and looked and he mentioned it briefly but then we got to talking about the other things he mentioned and it was never addressed again.
I think the information there is quite detailed. Besides, when we said that Deen could not be held responsible for the length of anime because it was determined way at the beginning by the franchise owner (and the production committee) it should be clear that by implication the studio would not have the say over the matter - which would mean that the studio does not have the same power as your usual "creator" as you perceive it to be. In fact several times you even admitted to such possibility but you always added the part like "even if Deen has no say, it still needs to share the blame".

Nov 4, 2013 12:06 PM by symbv

symbv said:
neontaster said:
But it isn't because I don't like the people at Deen. I don't like their actual work so hearing they are involved in a project reduces the statistical chance that I will like it based on past performance. That in itself does not seem illogical or unreasonable. Regardless of how much say they have in the production process, their hand will still be apparent in the final product, for better or worse.
That is perfectly fine. I have no objection about it. I was just saying that at least if you want to blame Deen or criticize Deen, pick the relevant thing that Deen is really responsible.

neontaster said:

For someone who complains that people have misguided notions about the anime industry, you don't do a particularly good job of explaining how and why they are misguided. It took me a long time to understand the point you were getting at (which was that in this case Deen's role in the production was relegated to drawing things and putting them in a row so they look like they are moving and that's about it), and once I did, I conceded the point about the length. The only point of contention in this argument stemmed from my misunderstanding of the scope of Deen's role in the production. If you read the debate again knowing this you will understand the points I was trying to make better IMO.
The reason why I skipped the details is because Yause and my early posts already gave quite a lot of information about what an anime studio does. It rather seems to me that you either did not listen or refused to listen with the result that you keep sticking to your theory about how much Deen is responsible, even coming up with the inapplicable "Apple should be responsible for Foxconn's fault" example very late in the debate, and it is what I found frustrating.


I went back and looked and he mentioned it briefly but then we got to talking about the other things he mentioned and it was never addressed again.

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 PM by neontaster

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