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Popotan - Vanishing House (Vol. 1)

3.7 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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Product Description

A sexy and heartfelt story of three mysterious sisters, Ai, Mai, and Mii, who are on a seemingly un-ending quest for the answer to their existence. A journey that takes them to new lands that are strangely familiar And making friends that could never be more than transcendental. This is their story and their heartache of a journey that takes them beyond time

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Magical sisters Ai, Mai, and Mii and robot-maid Mea travel from town to town in a magical house, talking to dandelions and helping people with their problems, in this 2003 broadcast series. A weird mixture of saccharine sentiment and gratuitous nudity, Popotan is based on a hentai computer game. In "Secret House," Daichi, an elementary school boy, wants to take pictures of ghosts so he can reassure a classmate that her mother's spirit visited her. The sisters help him, and Daichi ends up in the bathtub with the overendowed Ai. The other episodes follow the same pattern, juxtaposing mawkish emotions and fan service nudity. Unagi the ferret resides in Ai's ample cleavage, and little Mii is always talking about the size of her sisters' breasts. Popotan feels like an episode of Hello, Kitty restaged for the Playboy Mansion. (Rated 16 and older: nudity, risqué humor) --Charles Solomon

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  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Geneon [Pioneer]
  • DVD Release Date: December 7, 2004
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002Q9VYI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,769 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Popoton is about 4 women (3 sisters and a maid) with weird magical powers who travel around to different areas looking for Popotons (tonpopo's actually, which is the Japanese word for Dandelions). There is definitely something odd about the 4; they seem to have magical powers (for instance, Ai can talk to flowers), and what happens at the end of every episode is the house they live in takes flight, pretty much in the same manner as the dandelion spores, as they travel on their way to the next location.

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.
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Its pretty good, the "Excessive Nudity" warning on the back cover has some truth behind it... hehe.

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.
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The Popotan anime seems to be one of those series where the makers assumes that the viewer has played the game as well as read the novels or manga. That's not to say that the basic storyline of the anime isn't clear, but I couldn't help but feel like there was something I was missing out on. (The original games were sexually oriented & while you can sort of tell that from the oodles of fanservice, that's really not what the "something missing" seems to be in this anime.)

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.
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I believe I wrote a review for this before, not sure what happened to it. Oh well, maybe I didn't.

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 loved this. Popotan means Dandelions and it's about three sisters (Ai, Mai, and Mii) how live in a house that travel around (thorugh space, time, who knows) with a pet ferret Unagi and a Robot Maid Mare. It's about their adventures and hunt for someone in particular and who are these mysterious people around? A fun and cute anime with episodic overtones and truly addictive theme songs. Anybody who likes cute things buy buy buy
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