Shinichiro Kimura Popotan

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Popotan revolves around three sisters Ai, Mai, Mii and their maid Mea. They all seem to live in a huge mansion that acts as a Christmas store. The house and girls travel through time as the sisters seek a certain person that can answer their questions. Each time they go through time, 5 years passes in the present. During their travels, they speak to dandelions, known as popotans, for clues as to what they are supposed to be looking for. The sad part is they have to leave all the friends they meet behind.

A twist to this is they won't age if they leave the house, so they have no choice but to time travel.

Audio and Visuals

The opening to Popotan is quite cute. It has catchy lines that I'm sure you will like. The ending theme song was ok as well.

The voices are well done, but I still prefer the Japanese voiceovers over the English. I don't hate the English, but it just doesn't set the right mood to me.

It is a beautiful series, and the characters are drawn well. Nothing that I can complain about here. I was impressed from the very beginning.

Story / Character Development

The story is ok. It is pretty interesting to see certain events unfold. The suspense to find out what is going on is what really got me to continue watching the show. The comedy was ok, but it wasn't that funny. There were some moments that made me laugh, but not enough for me to consider it a serious comedy.

The characters were well developed in the show. They took the time to show how they each felt about the situations at hand, and it was nice and easy to follow from the beginning.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I liked Popotan. It wasn't great, but the characters and story were developed well enough for me to recommend it.

A bit of a warning though, there is a little bit of fanservice and nudity thrown in at moments, so if you don't like that sort of stuff stay clear of it. It's not like it overpowered the show though.
Keywords: time travel, house, sisters, ferret, search, flower, popotan, nudity
Sound & Graphics Very Good
Entertainment Value Very Good
Replay Value Average
Plot Average
Genre Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
Episodes 12
Studio Studio Shaft


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