After seeing the movie Ocean waves I decided to check the directors other work and found Pupa .
I was worried about the fact that the episodes were about 4 minutes long , but I was too curios and Ocean waves managed to fit a handfull of story into 70 minutes wonderfully.
Reviewing Pupa was really difficult for me so ill give all the pros and cons instead .
-The art is kinda neat . The animation is decent and the directing is pretty good . The opening was gorgeous and the backgrounds were just lovely.
-Music is allright . While the tracks themselves
are good , they repeat them so much it gets kinda distracting and sometimes the music doesnt fit with the mood.
-The story was dreadful. If this was a 90 minute movie I could consider Pupa okay at best , but instead we have : subplots that go absolutely nowhere , a galore of plotholes , flashbacks that end way too early and unexplained character motivations. The 4 minute runtime was definetly among the biggest problems of the show . This is a show that seriously needed to be 2 times longer in lenght. Not helped by the fact that the story itself was very poor .
-The characters dont have enough screen time . Other than the 2 main characters and the sorta villain Ai Imari and the main characters mother, none of the other characters have slightest amount of depth , personality or reason for there actions . The show doesnt even explaind the main characters fathers reason for his cruel behavior (wich I wont spoil) and as a result, it just created 11 more layers of cunfusion.
-The gore . I know this is an odd thing to conplain about , but the way this show handles all the violence , makes elfen lied seem like Jin roh the wolf brigade . To put it out simply some of the most famous scenes in the show are played in a very calm and semi-erotic tone .Wich is wierd considering SPOILER ALERT!!!!! all that is happening in those scenes is just one character slowl eating another character from multible parts of his body .Besides that all the other gore is kida silly.
Im not gonna lie , despite the show making me feel uncoftorable , I was kinda glad I saw it. Dont get me wrong its a terrible show but at the same time it was a short and memorable experience. You can find the show uncensored on youtube and with your own risk , check it out and you might find something special.