2.798 out of 5 from 4,002 votes
Puni Puni Poemi is a spin-off of Excel Saga, the classic lampoon of all that is anime. It takes the daughter of two Excel Saga characters and puts her through parodies of shoujo, shounen, ecchi, hentai, and everything in-between. This eccentric show is the "Scary Movie" of anime: younger viewers need not apply.
Ayumu was murdered by a serial killer – at least, he was. For after the mysterious Eucliwood Hellscythe revives him, he changes from a human to a zombie, much to his dismay. Now, in addition to being unable to die, the boy must see to the whims of his supernatural, silent companion – but things continue to get worse from there. As once Ayumu accidentally steals a magical girl named Haruna's powers, he is tasked with the embarrassing, obnoxious task of being a magical girl – err, boy – in her stead! Then with the addition of a hostile vampire ninja to his household, can Ayumu manage to maintain his new home life, fight against attacking monsters, and track down the person who killed him all while attempting to keep what little dignity he has left in tact?
As far as parodies of the magical girl genre go, few are as hilarious and far out as Kore wa Zombie and Puni Puni. The humor is risque at times and poked fun at every single convention. Zombie has cross dressing and Puni delights in shoujo-ai nuances, both push the envelope and make the viewer either confused, amused or both.
Two words define shows: Insane and unconventional. Both shows provide humor in some of the most insane and unconventional ways possible. They provide some great laughs and a sometimes relieving step away from the conventions of anime.
When Akito Tenkawa went looking for answers about his parents' deaths, he had no idea that he'd be indoctrinated into the spaceship Nadesico not only as a cook, but also as a mecha pilot – a job he wants nothing to do with! Alongside his childhood friend Yurika, stoic Ruri, otaku Gai and other misfit crewmates, Akito and the Nadesico crew find themselves in the middle of a brutal war against both the dreaded Jovian Lizards, and the military itself, who wants the civilian ship under their control...
Martian Successor Nadesico and Puni Puni Poemi are series which lampoon standard anime sterotypes. PPP lampoons the 'magical girl' stereotype, while Nadesico makes fun of various anime series. PPP is a little more over the top than Nadesico, but both are amusing and recommended to those who enjoy lampoon type anime.
The mischievous Komugi-chan is a cosplay idol and aspiring actress whose life is filled with adoring fans and jealous rivals. But secretly, Komugi-chan has a far more important and thankless job: a magical girl nurse who is tasked with saving the world! With the help of a magical syringe to fly on, an obligatory sidekick named Mugimaru and her Moe Moe Magical Shower special healing attack, Komugi-chan will overcome any obstacle... from mecha-anime cliches to viruses, to even death itself!
Both series are quite short, but are packed with mahou shoujo puns to the ceiling. The humor becomes really perverted in some places, but they both are good even without it. If you liked Komugi, but want something a little tougher, watch PPP; vice versa, if you like PPP when it isn't just about breasts, watch Komugi.
Both appear to be aimed at young girls, but they shouldn't be watched by small children. Both contain sex humor as well as being overly violent at times. Puni Puni Poemy contains a lot of controversial material that would make it arguably illegal. Nurse Witch Komugi appears to be for little girls, but it's clearly not.
I enjoyed Puni Puni Poemy, as well as parts of Nurse Witch Komugi. I preferred Puni Puni Poemy, being more outrageous, with less violence. I really hated the last episode of Nurse Witch Komugi, but I won't specify why.
Be expected to get offended and/or shocked by the content of these films. Surely, at least one of these series will contain something that bothers you. I was actually more bothered by Nurse Witch Komugi, despite being less 'offensive'.
Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!
At Cromartie High, it’s tough being a delinquent -- a fact that do-gooder Takashi Kamiyama intimately understands. When he’s not engaging in contests of strength and rival gang wars, Kamiyama can also be found submitting punny jokes and planning his own rise to fame within the delinquents’ ranks, and that’s just the beginning! With friends like robotic Mechazawa, a giant gorilla, a hairy man from the 80s named Freddie and a clan of delinquents with mohawks that flow in the wind, how can anyone not enjoy high school?
Does anything in Puni Puni Poemy make sense? Not much in Cromartie High School makes a lot of sense either! Both shows share a very wacky sense of humor where things don't always have to follow any rules of logic.