Parodies only work if they're funny. Luckily, Puni Puni Poemy delivers as possibly the funniest parody of Hentai ever. The artwork is crude, the writing is cruder, the pace is fast to a ridiculous degree. It makes fun of magical girls, their skimpy outfits, and semi-pornographic tranformation scenes, lolicon, ecchi, yuri, bondage, tentacles, and everything else you could think of. In short, this is a parody of all that and of itself at the same time.
The entire thing is garbage of the worst kind, and proudly so. It revels in the fact that there is a complete lack of dignity, class, or style to every single detail. Whether it comes to animation, sound, story, characters or whatever else is in Puni Puni Poemi, everything is crass, idiotic, crude, or a combination of those. It is everything a Hentai OVA is, only without the explicit sex, which is replaced by endless comedy.
Puni Puni Poemy is not a work of art. It is doesn't have a proper anything in it. It is irredeemable on every level. It has redefined "so bad it's good", and personally, I think that it is awesome on so many levels. But really, none of that would have mattered unless it was so damn hilarious.
Writing (Story and Characters):
When something attempts to be so bad it's good, it usually ends up as a particularly extreme failure. Luckily, Puni Puni Poemy is one of those rare cases where everything works like a charm. Parodies usually suck, hentai is usually moronic, and magical girls usually have a brainless plot and contemptuous characters. While being all three, here is a case where it all blends seemlessly into shameless pandering that amounts to little more than the lowest form of entertainment ever. Thank god for that.
As far as stories go, it makes no real sense. It is supposedly character driven, but considering the characters are just as over the top and completely dumb as everything else, it ends up being just an excuse for the antics that happen... which is a summary of hentai, magical girls, and parodies. Antics happen. Fan service happens. The plot doesn't try to make sense, have a point, or anything like that. It is an excuse for lampooning cliches and machine-gun dialogue.
One dimensional? These characters would all be very proud to think that you gave them a full dimension. All the characters have maybe half a personality at most. We get to meet a ton of characters in such a short piece, and they can end up being described as nothing more than "shy girl with crush", "dominatrix", "baby that poops", and stuff like that. Character development? You've got to be kidding. The cast is so intentionally bad and impossible to get to know that there is nothing you need to know other than that they are all stupid, everything is stupid, and laugh your ass off at them.
The characters and story work together to create one of the singularly most successful parodies. There is nothing to do but look at this incredulously, think "you have got to be kidding" about every single detail, and just enjoy the fact that the answer is "of course, we're stupid after all" as you laugh. And yes, yes we are. The title character breaking the fourth wall and getting the names mixed up is also rather awesome.
Art (Animation and Sound):
Yep. The art is outdated. At times it is crude (including the inevitable censored ladybits which is flaunted from the start), and by crude I mean shamelessly terrible. There is actually nothing that is done that can be called high quality, so much that we can more or less be sure that most of it is intentionally bad. Of course, there are a lot of extremely hectic scenes that resort to tired tropes. It's a parody, groany groan groan. Get over it.
The animation is at times rather awesome, at others horrible on so many levels, but usually just plain mediocre. That being said, Puni Puni Poemi revels in being crap, so it works. Still, there is no way around the fact that even if you take that into account, 2001 was a long time ago and the animation has aged rather badly other than the times it is gloriously horrible.
Sound... well, Poemy's voice acting is a shining light of awesome. The rest is over the top cliches. And that is a good thing. The voice acting is what makes everything work so well here, and without it, Puni Puni Poemy would have been an abject failure, falling short of the "so bad it's good" goal it has set for itself. I call that a win.
Art, insomuch as you can call it that, is made to service the writing in this case. And it does so magnificently. It is particularly crude, rude, and downright silly. And it shouldn't be any other way.
Puni Puni Poemi is a great parody. It is not a serious work, doesn't try to be anything remotely heavy handed, and revels in the failures of all the genres it manages to ridicule. Calling it a work of art would be an insult both to the OVA and to art. But sit down, shut up, and laugh your ass off.
Um… This is so stupid! There is no easy way to say this, WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? I can’t talk about story because there really isn’t a story. There is a idea, a concept, but it will never be flushed out and no matter how much they load the show, it would have been better if they lay off a bit. But of course, the creator couldn’t do that it seems… If it wasn’t 2 episodes, I wouldn’t have watched it to the end and even then, I could barley get there. From the baby that predicted danger by pooping, to the S&M Dominatrix, there is so much bad acting and messed up animation that I feel sick just watching it.
The artwork is as creepy as it can get, the characters always look out of proportion and wonky. It is really creepy! The only thing nice about it is the crisp lines.
The English voices are rather terrible and are ether two high, to energetic, or to out of control that I can barely understand them. It’s over done so much that I feel they were making it a big joke. After hearing the Japanese versions, I was deeply disappointed in the fact that they were pretty much the same as the English. It was the worst, (and the reason I am comparing to the English is because I watched it first in English). I don’t think anyone should watch it but if you really like this stuff, be my guest. It’s just not something for me, even if I like some of Nabeshin’s work; this is one of the worst.
I was brought to watch Puni Puni Poemy after I finished watching Excel Saga. For the most part I felt that Poemy was pretty funny, and I found myself in various spots laughing out loud. However, I feel that too much of the humor relies too much of refuge in vularity in order to be funny, and not enough on the crazy random crap that made Excel Saga so great. I did like how the show hung a lampshade on their use of fanservice in the show, which scored some bonus points for me.
Overall the animation in Poemy is on par with that of Excel Saga, but I feel that there was a bit less effor in Poemy than Excel Saga.
My biggest complaint with Puni Puni Poemy is that we are introduced to so many characters in so little time, that we are not given the proper time to fall in love with them, and they appear one-dimensional and unneccesary. Unfortunately, Futaba's sisters fall into this trap, which I find really sad because I feel that they could have been better characters if we had gotten to see more of them. K falls into this as well and I feel it hurts him as a character.
I was entertained by Puni Puni Poemy, but not nearly as much as some other series. Its a pretty entertaining hour of anime. I would recommend watching it after watching Excel Saga despite Poemy's flaws.
I can't believe there were no reviews on this anime. That's just rediculous! I think this anime is popular. Maybe, maybe not. Whatever. Let's get this party started!
So, about the story. What's that? There's a story? That's the question I asked myself before wanting to write a review on this anime. I can say that the main goal of this anime was comedy, and it made it! For a comedic factor, I have to give it a pretty good score, but for the overall storyline and how everything progressed, there is no clarity to the story at all. Things were just thrown out of the blue with no explanation.
There was some comedic drama I would have to say. They put in something dramatic and made it somewhat of a laughable thing. This OVA is very fast paced (And the way that poemi talks) which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I knew the story, but I didn't know anything on, say, motivations. Pretty much every seen, I ask myself either "Why?" or "What just happened?" which is good for comedy, but bad for story.
Watching this anime, I was surprised at the animation put in here. The actual images were really good quality, I will admit. The actual animating of the images though could use a little work, but I think this is an appropriate score.
The sound here just didn't blow my mind. It was average in taste. The voice actors though, I give a lot of credit to, primarily for keeping up with poemi's 300 words per minute.
Well, as far as character development, the characters were introduced with a lot of haste, but I have to say, it's 2 episodes long so it's understandable. I grew to know a lot about the characters, but the other ones I still have no clue what their story is. I can tell what each character is like and a bit on their interests. I still have no clue on a few parts, which you have to watch it to understand what I mean.
You look at a lot of characters and ask yourself "WHY?!" It was a bit of a shocker at the small amount of incest. I look at the characters and if there was one word that I could use to describe about 80% of the characters in this anime, I would say "Perverted." The relationships between the characters shows how unique the characters really are. It seems as if everyone has somewhat of the same idea here.
Yeah.. I didn't understand this anime at all. It made me laugh though, which gives it its watchability. There is a lot of emphasis on ecchi and there's a story that confuses the living hell out of just about anyone. Had the story not been so poorly written, I can say that it might have actually dropped a lot of the comedic factor and thus dropping a lot off this anime's score.
It's just bad, but it's so good as well, that I suggest that if you don't mind the ecchi bits (Which is emphasized as I will emphasize again) that you should watch this anime. It's 2 episodes long, you can't go too wrong.