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Popotan - Vanishing House (Vol. 1)
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Each episode is a self contained story which usually involves them helping someone who has problems. The first episode is a boy who is trying to help a girl in his class prove ghosts are real. The second is actually assisting one of the women in the house, Mai, as she hates the feeling she gets when she moves from area to area and loses the friends she's made along the way. The third involves a little girl sick in the hospital who can't go outside or leave the hospital due to her illness. The fourth episode is a little girl who is alone (I can't say anymore as to avoid spoilers).
Animation is high quality stuff (for a TV series anyway). Japanese voice acting is spot on and the show is just a lot of fun to watch.
Mii is played by Momoi Haruko, or... better known as Komugi from Nurse Witch Komugi and The Soul Taker. The character she plays resembles Komugi, actually. They even give her an episode where she Cosplays as a magical girl.
There are also plenty of bare breasts and other various fan service related bits to be found.
What surprises me is the 16 and up rating. I guess it's for the bare breasts, and the bare breasts aren't REALLY shown in a lewd/perverted manner, at least not in my opinion.Read more ›
I even found Easter Eggs. Go to any episode selection and highlight the "Preview" text and hit right once or twice to highlight two different alternate previews. There's two for each episode.
Popotan follows the adventures of three sisters & their maid as they travel through time in their mansion to various places in Japan in the hopes of finding a mysterious person. In each location they meet new friends as well as new problems to help solve. However, they never seem to be any closer to finding that special person...
The series is very cute & the animation is fairly decent. The animation does seem to occasionally lack in certain areas, most notably when it surrounds a character that isn't a cute or handsome. The three sisters & their maid are the most detailed of any, which is to be expected- after all, they're who the viewer is wanting to see. There's a lot of filler here, with the real meat of the story taking up only a fifth of this twelve episode series.
Something I do have to warn potential viewers on is that there's LOTS of fanservice in here, with all four of the main characters appearing naked. It can be a little overwhelming on occasion, what with some of the fanservice seeming a little over the top. Plus I also have to warn you that some of it is loli fanservice- I know some people don't like watching it, so I thought I should mention it. However, none of it is really all that sexual in nature & most of it is pretty innocently done.Read more ›
Anyway, I bought this series collection a year ago. I've been a fan of Nurse Witch Komugi since it arrived here in America years ago on Anime Network and recognized the artwork here in Popotan. I think the artwork is adorable and so are the characters.
I was drawn to the plot and the artwork, but I wasn't expecting so much nudity. I honestly feel it distracted from the wonderful heart-warming story. I don't have a problem with artistic nudity, as I am an artist and have to practice it from time to time. But what was done here was fanservice really lol.
The story really is beautiful, I cried at the ending(no I really did!).
I enjoyed this series very much, but like I said earlier, the gratuitous explict nudity really is like that overcast shadow on the sunshine of the anime as a whole. Very unnecessary to me, sort of cheapens the tale but can be avoided somewhat.
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I have not yet viewed the entire series, so this is a "provisional review." So far, the series is quite fragmented and hard to follow. Read morePublished 15 days ago by JayArr
This Japanese Anime is typical of the Japanese output of he last 30 years.
A cynical yet fresh look at life and relationships, from the standpoint of a fa,ily of three... Read more