I had an idea – let’s watch some crappy anime. So, that’s exactly what I have done. Crappy according to MAL. This one has a score of 3.73. That’s pretty bad, don’t you think? The reviews are a bit scattered though, some gave it a 10, most gave it a one or two, or even a three. Interesting really. Well, I’m not gonna judge. I’m just gonna give you my two cents.
Pupa; the story about a brother and a sister who loves each other very much. Not in that incestuous kind of way (even though it is damn erotic when she eats him) but that close to heart kind of way (ehm, yeah). Bro would do anything to protect his little sister, even let her eat his body (in a non sexual way, mind you. No licking on anyones lollipop.) when she gets hungry. Because that is what this anime is more or less about. Yume, the sister, gets bitten by a rabid dog and gets infected by a virus called Pupa, that makes her turn into some sort of monster who has to have human meat. As the good brother he is, Utsutsu is there for her and let her munch off of him. Oh yeah, he is also infected but instead of turning into a man eating monster he turns into an ever healing monster (who can never die I suppose since his body heals like instantly. I wonder what happens if they chop off his head?) That’s pretty much it.
I wanted crappy and I got… not so crappy actually. What I got was 12 four minute (make that three because the op and ed are each 30 seconds) episodes of gore and, something I am not really clear of. Or rather, I am clear because as an addition to this anime I have actually read the manga up to chapter 14 (of 32) and as it turns out that is pretty much what this anime covers, with smaller additions of later events and subtractions of rather important events happening during those chapters. Anyway, if you haven’t read the manga I can see the confusion and the feeling of something missing when you watch it. I can comfort you right away and tell you that your feelings are completely correct, there is a lot of things missing and this shit ain’t done. The end isn’t even close.
One huge character is missing, the monster in the basement is kind of important, Maria; who the hell is she? What is the organisation? Daddy’s roll in it all? (also, his abuse is very extensive and I don’t know why they only showed the part where he is a teddy bear. They show it a lot more graphic in the manga. I mean, come one, sis is eating her brother and that is very graphic. It almost grossed me out and I do like gross.) The kids’ whole life besides this monster life they’ve got going, what happened to that? That is an important part to them. They do have a social life with friends, even though they have absolutely no family (except daddy comes by now and then, and mommy is in the looney bin.)
So, you see where I am getting. Maybe? No? What I am after is; I actually did think this anime was okay. But only because I have read the manga. If I hadn’t I would have probably shook my head in disbelief and questioned myself and every person ever involved in it and actually believed that it was a shitty anime. What this anime do lack is time. It should never have been made this short. Give it proper time, make it into full length episodes and develop the characters and it would be a good anime. The storys is there, the characters are there, the animation is okey, the music is great. So why, oh why, did they only make it a shorty? Who the fuck decided that that was a good idea??
Oh the disappointment when I realised that the episodes were that short and my plan to review (yeah, I actually said the word review. That’s a first.) one episode a day failed. Well, onto the next shitty anime then. Feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments section below.
*need a conclusion – off to finish the manga*