Greetings fellow anime viewers. Its RandomRedneck again, giving my thoughts on another anime. For this review, I tackle a show I only sought out because it was on NetFlix, and I like titties, but stuck around because...well, because it's a pretty good show. Popotan. Let us begin, shall we?
The story goes as such. Three girls, Ai, Mai, and Mii all live in some strange mansion, which doubles as a Christmas shop, all year long. They are in fact, time travelers, searching for the titular Popotan's(which are sunflowers as far as I can tell) and looking for some strange woman. The beauty is, they never really reveal how the girls came together, or why they travel through time like they do. Normally that would annoy me, but they pull off the un-reveal rather well.
Animation is alright. Its kinda standard sometimes, but the scenes of the house leaving the current time it's in are pretty awesome to watch.
Sound is a good selling point for this show. The opening and ending theme(Especially the ending theme) are catchy as all get out. I watched it in English, and I thought the voice actors did a pretty decent job as well. And they got this pretty piece of music they like to play when there's a dramatic scene.
We got 3 main characters. Ai, Mai, and Mii. And their robot...cyborg...some kind of mechanical something housekeeper/asskicker, Mea. Oonagi doesn't bear mention, because she doesn't really do anything important. Aside from some shared addiction to lounging in the bathtub(Seriously, there isn't an episode where these chicks don't find some excuse to lounge about naked in hot water. Even Mea gets in on it sometimes) they all have different personalities. Ai, soft spoken, huge boobs, horrible cook, real motherly and all that, Mai, the tsundere tomboy, with some serious emotional issues, and Mii, the annoyingly chipper, token loli. We've also got Keith, who only seems to exist to be a total prick. You won't like Keith, trust me. Overall, characters are another good selling point to this show.
Popotan definitely isn't for everyone, but if you can look past the constant furo scenes, you'll find a show that's surprisingly good for what it is. Popotan, check it out. You won't be sorry. Thank you.