Saturday, August 6, 2011

Puni Puni Poemy Anime Review

Puni Puni Poemy
Puni Puni Poemii
ADV Films
Complete Collection - 1 disc
60 mins. - 2 episodes
$29.98 (2004)
$19.98 (2007) w/Dragon Half
ISBN 702727072925
English/Japanese Audio - English Subtitles
Director - Shinichi Watanabe
Studio - J.C. Staff

Synopsis: Poemi Watanabe is a hyperactive 10-year-old with dreams to become a voice actress and a crush on the most popular boy in her grade.  Pretty normal, right?  You are @#$%-ing wrong!  She is thrust into a massive alien plot when her parents are killed by Alien #1, an extraterrestrial assassin. 
Poemi is just your average and rambunctious 10-year-old
Moving in with her best friend, Futaba Aasu, and her six sisters, Poemi discovers they are secretly a squad of magical superheroes with inane powers.  Can Peomi manage to become a magical girl to stop the alien invasion and avenge her parents!?
The Aasu sister (from left) - Shii, Itsue, Nanase (top), Hitomi (bottom),
Mitsuki, Mutsumi, and Futaba 
Pros: Wacky comedy, lots of fan-service - especially Shii, shounen-ai (look it up)
The sisters are captured by the same alien (with the freaky gonad) who
killed Poemy's parents!
Cons: The main characters are too young for fan-service (Poemi and Futaba), plot is too weird, some questionably poor taste at times, hard to follow
The sisters aren't doing too well against the aliens
Mike Tells It Straight: This is a magical girl show on crack!  It's got some mature themes - best friend Futaba is a hardcore 10-year-old lesbian trying to put the moves on Poemi and the alien assassin doesn't wear pants to cover his giant, hanging gonad.  WTF to the Nth degree and banned in New Zealand.  Spawned from Excel Saga (maybe even an unofficial sequel) with the exact same director, but far too manic for my taste.  Only watch it if you really need to go there and can handle the trip.
Poemi must become this kick-ass magical girl to save the sisters and
stop the alien invasion.  Oh yeah, revenge too!
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