ぽぽたん (Japanese)
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Notables: ASANO Masumi
MOMOI Haruko
OHARA Sayaka
R1 Distributor - Section23 Films (ADV)
R1 License - Pioneer (Defunct)
R1 License - Sentai Filmworks (ADV)

Twisting the Japanese word for dandelion, tanpopo, Po-Po-Tan is about three girls and their android maid as they search for "something" (unknown yet) while communicating with dandelions. Living in a giant mansion which they also run a Christmas business out of, we have Ai, the large breasted older sister who is sweet and runs the house. Mai is the 2nd sister who appears to be high-school aged and not happy about changing schools all the time and small chested. Mii is the youngest sister who uses the word "puni puni" as often as possible and uses "-tan" as an honorific. Then there's the blunt android maid Mare who at times seems put out by serving these girls.

As they are on a quest for something, Ai communicate with dandelions while Mai and Mii go to school. Mare sees a dandelion sign in the sky which means it is time for them to move on. Moving on litterally has the mansion disappears and re-appears in a new location and time.

[12 TV episodes; based off of the hentai game of the same title.]

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OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent Forbin [series:625#1573]
Drama - High
Comedy - Med / High
SciFi - Low
Action - None
Ecchi - HIGH!!!!
Hmm...can we call this Boobietan?

Basically this is Boobie Quantum Leap. Girls leap into a certain place/time and change destiny.

I just finished this. It's a REALLY good girls drama about how people make their own destinies and do not depend on how you affect others. Just live your life the way you want to. Hopefully it's good.

It would be a buy but damn boobietan just brings it down. This is a great show without the boobies. In fact I don't see any reason for the boobs except for some fan service.

Last updated Friday, March 18 2005. Created Sunday, January 02 2005.
Buy 9 9 8 9 7 9 BarrenSoul [series:625#859]
I really enjoyed this series which i just finished today. Yes there is a LARGE amount of boobs and pantie shots but no below the belt areas are shown. The chars where defined before in the Synop. so i don't need to :-D. This is a very touching series, if you can look past all the boobs which I can if I want;-), that will warm your heart in the end and make you happy and at the same time sad because the series is over!. Dunno about you but I think it should be continued.

Last updated Saturday, November 22 2003. Created Saturday, November 22 2003.
Watch 9 8 9 9 7 7 AstroNerdBoy [series:625#436]

Yikes! You can tell right away that this was based off of a dating-sim game and I wasn't surprised to learn it was a hentai game to boot. Very ecchi with tons of fanservice. The reason for it? To give the guys who got off when they "put it in" to one of the various females in the cast, including the little girl Mii, something to get "excited" about. It is because the ecchi factor is so high that the rating I give this is only "Watch".

That aside, PoPoTan is a very sweet, cute, charming, "slice of life" series where the three sisters Ai, Mai, and Mii along with their android maid-guard Mare travel in a house that literally dematerializes only to show up someplace else. During these trips, the girls meet various people and have profound effects on the lives of these people as well as their own lives. These trips are made as they search for a mysterious woman who will have all of the answers. Sadly, there were many answers that were neglected.

Here is the other big weakness of the series. There were a bunch of questions I wanted answers to. How did the girls get selected to make this journey? Who exactly is the mysterious woman and what is her purpose? How did the girls get their powers? Did the mysterious woman create the house and the android maid Mare? Was Mare really an android or did she just look like a persocom from Chobits? There are a lot of other questions, but why go on?

Let me say a word about the music -- very good if you like J-pop. The opening and ending theme songs are very catchy, especially the end song "S U K I". It was so good that I actually ordered the CD from Japan as soon as it came out.

Bottom line: PoPoTan had so much potential. Had they taken all of the ecchi out and focused that energy onto a more focused story, this could have been a real winner. It is sad, really...

Last updated Thursday, July 15 2004. Created Sunday, August 03 2003.

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Geneon (English) Series Web Site http://geneonanimation.com/MainContentPage.aspx?PageUID=e4f7842c-b100-4a9a-8ea8-e91dfc6e5c63&CatUID=7e51ecae-1202-4cf7-bba0-0c37b9953f93&hdn_ProdID=1b2b9271-7b3c-4e3f-a203-9615346a4838&Title=fc39aaea-a7b6-4073-af1d-f93bf2b345aa&TitleType=bc3bba18-208c-4534-9697-f3719fd13683

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