Crappy: Beware Of The Butterflies; A Dog Can Bite You

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.

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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.

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This little kitty monitors the siblings

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.

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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.)

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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??

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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*

25 thoughts on “Crappy: Beware Of The Butterflies; A Dog Can Bite You

  1. Yes! The first of the crappy reviews….erm reviews about crappy anime…it’s not your reviews that are crappy. Erm….moving on πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
    I read this one at work (yes I know I should be working, but it was in my break), and it did not disappoint. I did not realise the extent of how crappy this was (although I was prepared for it of course πŸ˜‚), but wow.
    Actually what really surprised me was the fact that this could actually have been something. But in the end because of bad execution it fell short.
    Oh well…at least there is the manga….oh no wait. That was crappy too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Well…I will be on the lookout for more erm…..crap I think? πŸ˜‰ Great post!

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    1. Thank you! 😊 You know, the strange part is, the manga is actually starting to get good again. I think. πŸ€” Well, I am gonna finish it because I need to know what’s happening. I thought I was gonna get some more out of this anime but I didn’t, sadly.

      Well, moving on to the next crappy anime. I’m thinking maybe Hametsu no Mars. It has a score of amazingly 2.33. 😳

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      1. Haha….so the manga is good huh? Be careful…if this goes on, you might have to edit your post and change it to ” not so crappy after all anime πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚”. Hmm…yeah don’t think I am going to be in any real rush to see this though…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Just looked the 2.33 one up: it’s based on a PlayStation 2 game …Hmmm…wonder what is so bad about it that it got such a low score…that is exceptionally bad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. Well, I have a review coming for you my darling. Just wait for it… 😎

        Yeah, the manga has it’s strong points. I still think that the story is really good. The execution isn’t exactly flawless and it isn’t the next manga on my to buy list. Right now a lot of the plot is hanging in the air and I am curious how they will tie it all together. That’s why I don’t understand their choice of doing a shortie out of it and why they stop where they stop. Nothing is resolved. *shaking my head* Ah well, it is what it is.

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      3. A review coming for me huh….like I said in the last comment: this of course is not making me curious in the least bit. No really not at all (grmbl, grmbl….what is that review about πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”).
        Well…they probably stopped when they found out that what they were doing was so incredibly stupid and crappy. They were probably ashamed of themselves and stuffed themselves into a room, threw away the key, never to return to the land of the living again. But hey..at least they had a few snails in there that kept them company πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      4. They should have thought before hand about how I would have wanted it. πŸ˜’ It would be the perfect horror/gore/psychological anime. From now on: all the studios that are considering to adapt these kinds of manga and are thinking that 4 minutes eps are a good idea can call me so I can evaluate their idea. Okay, you hear me Japan. CALL ME!! ☎ That way I promise to keep the snails away. 🐌 🐌 🐌

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      5. So? Did it work? Did you get any phonecalls today? You did right? I’m seeing it now…you would be awesome at adapting these. I just know you would be 😊😊 But of course you have to adapt the snails in some way into these stories (there was actually a story about snails in Junji Ito Collection πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).

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      6. Only my mom. 😴 They just don’t get how good it would be for them to have me as their advisor. I mean, I am good for so much. Ah well, they have their own to blame when their shows goes down the drain and drowns a horrible death at Pennywises place. Wait, they float down there. 🎈

        I really should read some Junji Ito.

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      7. Really? I’m shocked…I mean who would not want to have you as their advisor? This is total injustice. We need someone who can scream a lot and would want to shout your name out loud so everyone will notice…Hmmm….do we know anyone like that? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
        Haha..yeah they float alright..finished that film yesterday…had forgotten how crappy the end was though….wow…that end definitely did not float….was more like crap down the drain so to speak πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Well…I was talking about the anime this time 😊😊You would like that I think, as at times it is awfully bad πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      8. I am starting to feel like Asta is gonna be my boyfriend. Not my husbando, he’s too young and eager for that, but my boyfriendo (is there even such a thing?) So much talk about him, I can’t even get him out of my head. He better shut up of course and cool down. I can give him some of my benzo maybe to cool his head a bit. πŸ€” He is kind of cute… when he sleeps. 😎 And when I need Japan’s attention I can put on my headphones and wake him up so he can shout for me. *nodding satisfied*

        Oh yeah, the end of It is really bad. Well, I am not sure if the miniserie is all that good really. It is very 90s. It has it’s good spots but also a lot of bad spots. I love Pennywise though. He is scary. A lot scarier than they remake. Sure. Bill SkarsgΓ₯rd is doing an amazing job in the remake but it still isn’t the same. He is too scary the whole time. Pennywise is supposed to be friendly turning scary, if it makes sense. In the remake you can see it from miles away that he is eviler than evil.

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      9. Boyfriendo huh? Hmmm…that is a good word I think. I like it. But Hmmm Asta being yiur boyfriendo huh? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
        That could work I guess…I just hope he doesn’t turn you deaf…like…that’s where I come in: because then I will get angry, and start screaming and stuff. Which is bad for my health, stuff like that. So…he’d better treat you right!
        Lol…and yeah headphones might be a good idea to keep close 😊😊
        Well…the miniseries is pretty good. It’s just the end that is really not so good. That monster is really lame. But Pennywise is as scary as hell in this. And that’s the good stuff. Haven’t seen the remake yet…yep…I know that’s horrible (mumbles something about time and stuff πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š).

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      10. Oh no, do scream like that. It’s not good for your heart. You’re over 40 now, you better not get to excited. And absolutely not over some 15 year old little kid who is still wet behind his ears. Let me handle that little punk. πŸ˜‡

        I actually think the 90s version is a lot scarier than the new one because it’s a lot more realistic. There are no effects like there are in new movies. It’s basically only the end that is stupid and not that scary/realistic. Not that I don’t like the remake, it’s good, but it’s like any other horror movie. Also, I just recently saw it (like a month ago) so stop mumbling. 😎

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      11. Yeah I know right? I’m turning 42 in less than a month…that is practically near retirement home age πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Kidding of course…if there is one thing I really don’t care about it’s age. I’m glad to be turning old😊😊
        Haha…and I know you can handle that wet behind the hear punk! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ (all of a sudden I see you standing over Asta with some kind of sledgehammer lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).
        True enough…I am nearly at the end of writing my review. But that’s pretty much my closing statement for it. I do have to admit that some of the acting in the 90’s version is a bit cheesy…but otherwise I still think it’s quite scary 😊😊

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      12. The 90s is cheesy. 😎 Well I am old enough to be Asta’s mom. πŸ˜³πŸ™ˆ But never mind that, he’s still my boyfriendo because it’s anime and in anime everything is allowed.

        So, you are technically only one year older than me (in November. I’m gonna stay 40 until then.) So Yeah, age doesn’t really matter. I look forward to that retirement home. πŸ€—

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      13. Haha…yeah the 90’s are cheesy. Quite honestly I am an 80’s kind of guy for sure. I just love that time period. Sure the 90’s also had a couple of fun moments…but it’s not as good as the 80’s 😊😊
        Lol…ofcourse he is still your boyfriendo..because duh: you can decide that for yourself right? And exactly in anime everything is allowed. Maybe one day you might even fall in love with a Titan and marry him? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Haha…yeah I guess..today it’s exactly one more month until I turn 42…at least that’s what is supposed to happen I think…42 comes after 41 right? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”
        Lol…yeah I think we might even shake up the retirement home. Ofcourse at that time we are still watching crappy anime…lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (and exterminating snails πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).

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      14. Oh god no! Although, Eren’s a titan so… πŸ€”

        Well, Bobby was my first TV crush. I think that says it all about which decade I belong to. 80s do hold a special place in my heart. Idk why it is that makes the 90s so much more cheesy than the 80s. Also, does the generation before our think that about the 70 and the 80? And for the generation after us, is the 90s their nostalgic period? So many questions.

        In my country 15 is the legal age of consent. Just saying. πŸ€—πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‡

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      15. Haha…see…already made you think about that Titan idea lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Hmm…I think my first tv crush was Eliza Dushku (Faith in Buffy) so…erm maybe I am 90’s too?
        Good questions…of course I don’t exactly have all the answers (yeah disappointing isn’t it 😒😒). But…probably yeah, I love being nostalgic about certain time periods. After seeing the second season for Stanger Things last year…I had this whole 80’s bingewatch weekend (watch Karate Kids parts 1-2, Rambo 1-3, and The Goonies). So much fun. But who knows…yeah maybe at one point the 2020’s will become nostalgic too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Haha…I’m not going to be touching that last remark here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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      16. Oh Eliza 😍 Although, I like her the best in Dollhouse. 😎

        To me 80s is childhood and 90s is teenage. It’s two completely different times in my life and I associate different feelings with different things. I have songs I can’t listen to because I associate them with certain people. Movies I don’t watch because I saw them with someone who hurt me and so on. And overall, my 80s was better than my 90s so that might be why I prefer 80s before 90s. It’s my personal feelings.

        Have you seen Kung Fury? There’s a nice take on the 80s… with a twist. I love that little movie installement. A swede who has done it. And it’s the Hoff who has done the theme song. All in the name of the 80s.

        It used to be on Netflix but I can’t find it there now. They have showned it on Swedish TV. It’s so awesome. Anyway, a link. https://youtu.be/SsMV3SOPhvc Not the best quality though but I could only find one other and that had swedish text and I figure that might annoy a bit.

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      17. Yes…Eliza ❀️❀️❀️ I loved Dollhouse. Another one of those tv series that I just can’t believe has been cancelled for absolutely no reason. I really like the role she played there. But it was a terrific series. So cool to see that you know about that one 😊
        No worries: I’m an 80’s man myself. In the 90’s I was a teenager too (duh) and a lot of crap started happening to me as well. Not so happy times. It’s sometimes really annoying how certain movies/books can remind us of things we don’t want to remember. But at same time it can also be the other way around. I know Kung Fury by name and did see it lurking in the Netflix line up but you are right it’s apparently not there anymore. Thanks for the link. Might go and check that out at some point this weekend 😊😊 One of course can’t go wrong with the Hoff that is a proven fact πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      18. I am a huge Joss Whedon fan. 😎 Firefly is one of my favorite tv-series of all times I dare say.

        The Hoff is the Hoff and no one can say anything else about that. If you talk shit about him I’ll send Jayne after you. 😈

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      19. Joss Whedon is God…with The Hoff a close second. I love the Hoff. I have every season of Knightrider on dvd, and even every season of Baywatch (yes I know right? That’s just crazy isn’t it lol? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). You can never go wrong with the Hoff. That is for sure.
        Also….Firefly: I loved that series. Also because I had huge crush on Summer Glau (and I still do πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ).
        But no need to send Jayne after me. If you could arrange sending River after me though, that would be very much appreciated 😊😊

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      20. Baywatch. 🀀 I don’t blame you, I would have them too if I could. We actually sat down and watched all the intros a while back. Oh the nostalgia. 😊

        Joss sure is God and anyone who says otherwise is a moron. Also, I want Jayne’s hat. I adore that hat. You can have River. I’ll take her brother. 😎

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      21. As with most things…I think you can find a lot of Baywatch on YouTube. Probably low quality…but still it’s watchable.
        Haha…defintely agree with you there. Anyone who talks trash about Whedon should be shot..or get a snail in his or her eye πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Oohhh…deal on that. You can have her brother. No problem with that 😊😊

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      22. You are really pushing me towards actually tracking down the manga of this one. Though, this is one of the most disturbing anime I ever watched so I’m not sure how I’d go reading it.

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