Pinpin le Lapin: Attack of the Giant Red Octopus
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Pinpin le Lapin: Attack of the Giant Red Octopus (French: Pinpin le Lapin: L'attaque de poulpe rouge geant) or simply as Pinpin le Lapin (Japanese: パンパン ル・ラパン Panpan ru・Rapan) is the pilot of Bunny Maloney. However, unlike Bunny Maloney, it's more risqué. It is produced by a group of indie animators, Studio Tanuki, and was released somewhere in 2003.
A large octopus-like robot - called the Takotank - terrorizes a city to the point where even Noacak's forces can't fight back (much to the general's concerns). A scheme conducted by Doctor Debilouman, it seems he and his red, squiddy friend have it all good. The supposed heroes, Seigi-Sentai ProtecTeam thus have to pilot their giant robot Pinpinganger and save their hometown from destruction... but for the most part, ridiculousness may ensue.
Why It's Very Inappropriate For Everyone
- As mentioned above, it contains more risqué content than it's successor. It can feel on the nose for trying to be a joke on how the characters look Sanrio-esque yet can act raunchy and weird.
- This is also the reason why Bunny Maloney contains so much inappropriate jokes for a kid's show.
- The entire pilot feels like it came out of Newgrounds in the 2000s.
- There's an over-usage of Japanese anime references.
- Some pretty bad French voice-acting.
- The introduction of Bunny, Candy, Jean-Francois and Stan Ookie aren't very interesting to watch as they just rotated from their sides to the front of the screen.
- The characters have some quite effortless designs.
- Stan Ookie has visible testicles (because of tanuki biology + folklore), which is awkward.
- Even if the pilot doesn't care about characters to begin with, Bunny Maloney is an even bigger jerk in the pilot than he is in the series.
- Hell, he gets so pissed he even beats up Jean-Francois for interrupting his "activity" with Candy.
- He also hits Candy, causing her to fly up to the sky and never seen again after the giant octopus hit her from annoyance.
- Stiff and bizarre Flash animation.
- Candy Bunny's magical girl transformation (to Pinky Mimi Delalune) is just stupid, as 1. She's in a very still pose fading into the next design, and 2. It shows images and art of Sailor Moon for whatever reason (one of them includes a man cosplaying Sailor Moon, uncredited).
- The logo's Japanese katakana (ピンキミミデラルン Pinki Mimi Derarun) is also seemingly written in MS Gothic and it somewhat doesn’t look like a good design.
- The characters' combat suits look lazily designed since they're just red (Bunny), pink (Candy), and blue (Jean-Francois) with white markings on the hands, feet, and Candy's scrunchie with white R (Bunny), P (Candy), and B (Jean-Francois) letters on their chests.
- Misleading Advertisement: Potchi was shown in this promotional image, and yet he didn't appear in the pilot.
- The beginning tries to give off old-timey blockbuster vibes with low quality music, film effects and complex machinery happening in the background, which look really good.
- At least the fight scenes are passable.
- The scene where Jean Francois is playing Dance Dance Revolution (really fast) is pretty funny.
- Its successor is a major improvement and also better animated in full CGI instead of Flash.
- Plus, the later series at least tried to stand on its own removing stuff like the overdose of references.
- The pilot is a risque parody of anime and manga, hence why there's a lot of cameos and such to popular series and franchises (There's even an Evangelion screenshot at the beginning likely implying it's parodying Gainax's work).
- 2D and 3D animation were used to create the pilot.
- This is the only time where Bunny is seen without his combat shield on.
- Originally, the pilot was on a website called pinpinlelapin.com, but it was taken down due to unknown reasons (likely due to copyright since MoonScoop greenlit this).
- Jean-Francois and Professor Debilouman's names barely changed at all as they had Moppemond and Doctor removed respectively.
- Bunny Maloney was named Pinpin Lelapin.
- Candy Bunny was named Rabby Quawaillie.
- Stan Ookie was named Monsieur Tan.
- The English and Japanese subbed versions of the pilot are lost and there has been no translation of it ever since.