Popee the Performer

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Popee the Performer
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A psychopathic rabbit man torturing a wolf non-stop... kid friendly, right?
Genre: Comedy
Slapstick
Country: Japan
Release Date: January 3, 2000 – December 28, 2001
Network(s): Kids station
Created by: Ryuji Masuda
Distributed by: Zuiyo Co., Ltd.
Starring: Ryuji Masuda
Wakako Masuda
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 39 (1 Special)


Popee the Performer (Japanese: ポピーザぱフォーマー Popī za pa fōmā) are a series of Japanese 3D anime shorts created by the husband-and-wife team, Ryuji and Wakako Masuda. It broadcasted and aired on the all-anime satellite television channel KIDS STATION from 2000 to 2001.

Plot

The show centers around the bizarre and surreal adventures Popee, a 17-year-old apprentice clown who lives in an empty circus located in the middle of the desert along with his pet wolf that wears a mask, Kedamono, his father Papi, and the rest of the residents. 

Why It Intentionally Sucks

Note: This show isn't meant to be a standard run-to-the-mill kids show, just to be a TV show and that's it.

  1. Despite being aimed at children, the anime has a lot of blood, gore, killings of the characters, and other disturbing, creepy, weird stuff going on. This is likely because Japan has different views on what is acceptable and what is NOT acceptable for a young audience, "Swallower" being a good example of this.
  2. The character designs look like Toy Story rejects and/or generic, out-of-day porcelain dolls, mostly china dolls.
  3. Low-budget CGI (in which they weren't going for high-quality animation but for telling stories instead) with movements that are way too robotic and unnatural and look like something out of an old PS1 game, even for 2000 standards.
  4. Unfitting sound effects.
  5. Annoyingly, frustratingly, horribly composed, and sung "catchy" theme/ending song that will be stuck in your head at once when you hear it because of how repetitive it is. Also, why is the show called Popee the Performer when the song is saying "Popee the Clown"?! The rest of the soundtrack is also at times creepy, very weird, and psychedelic.
  6. Most of the characters (especially Popee himself) are unlikable and mean-spirited in this show.
    • Popee is always envious, just because Kedamono and Papi do better than him, so he just attempts to kill them with either knives or bombs with scary-looking woman faces that are full of nightmare fuel.
    • Papi is more of a weirdly perverted, lustful, pedophilic, sadistic, and incestuous father figure than a proper one.
  7. The episode plots are too nonsensical and unwise, even for a slapstick.
  8. It got a manga series, which are absolutely filler-infested chapters that once even had a story where Popee shot a bazooka missile in Papi's butt.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Some of the episode plots can be interesting and enjoyable.
  2. With that said, there are some funny moments.
  3. Kedamono is the only funny and likable character.
    • His constantly changing face masks are a very clever and consistent detail.
  4. Some good episodes, such as Face and Loneliness.
  5. Surprisingly good pacing.

Videos

Episodes With Their Own Pages

Trivia

  • Before May 2017, it wasn't a very well known anime, but it had a cult following in both Japan and other parts of the world. However, after May 2017, this show blasted on Twitter after some user publicly talked about it, and it also blasted on Instagram, Tumblr, DeviantART and even YouTube. This caused a minority of users being recommended Popee the Performer-related videos, and ended up with them accidentally discovering this show and later having an addiction to it (that usually cools down after a whole while).

Comments


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Animefanboy34

5 months ago
Score 0
Why is kedamono face is covered and how is he making expression with the damn mask!
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Funny

3 months ago
Score 5
I like this show.
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ExploringEditor

20 days ago
Score -1
What don't you like??
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MrAnonymous

2 months ago
Score 0
RIGHT INTO PAPI'S ASS XD
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Lushsky

one month ago
Score 2
KEDAMONO NO KAO WA
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SGTpengu

one month ago
Score 1
This doesn't deserve a page on this wiki not gonna lie.
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Funny

one month ago
Score 2
Lots of people may like the show, but it’s still extremely flawed.
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Asexual King Dice

29 days ago
Score 2
Where I can see this show? My friend sees it and it looks interesting
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ItsNikiNow

14 days ago
Score 1
You can watch it on YouTube.
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OhSangwoo

29 days ago
Score 3
Some people like the show and some people doesn’t, i personally like the show even though it’s bad quality. Everybody is different.
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Luckygamer77

18 days ago
Score 1
Saberspark reviewed this and he actually liked it.
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HildaYes NiloyaNo

15 days ago
Score -1
OMG! I thought this show was made for kids! But no! They added it too much blood!
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The Dunkman

3 days ago
Score 0
(Slaps hand on face)
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Jamie G.

13 days ago
Score 0
I'n watching Saberspark's review of this show right now
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The Dunkman

3 days ago
Score 0
I think this was a Black Comedy series.

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