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Puni Puni Poemy
Distributor ADV Films
Coming from the same warped mind as the insane Excel Saga comes the equally insane and in some cases more intense OAV, Puni Puni Poemy. You want crazy? You're going to get it in spades.
Puni Puni Poemy follows Watanabe Poemi as she avaenges her parents death, trains to become a voice actress and use a dead fish to summon her magical powers to battle evil. Oh…and never shutting the hell up. As well as Poemi we have the seven crazy Aasu sisters who protect the earth and seem to have powers that can’t really attack anything. Brings a new meaning to the word defense.
Bubbling from the same mind as Excel Saga you can expect this to be insane, over the top and cross the insanity line every 15 seconds. As an OAV, Puni Puni Poemy has allowed things to go a little hardcore with the humour and insanity. There are things present that will make you laugh out loud. There are things that will make you go, “ooook.” And then there will be things to say the words, “What the hell was that about?”
While it can be funny in places, a lot of the comedy seems forced and doesn’t gel with the story, which is quite minimal anyway. It seems that doing something insane every 30 seconds will keep people laughing. While that does work for a while, it does wear quite thin.
OK, I may be being a little harsh. In honesty, the first OAV did have me laughing for most of it, especially with the appearance of “that guy” (you know who I’m talking about. ^_^). But as soon as the second OAV kicks in, things seem to take a turn for the worse. The ending itself was a little over the top and the only reason that this DVD got an 18 rating.
If you thought Excel Saga was the height of comedy, then Puni Puni Poemy is going to tickle every single funny bone you have. If you want some constancy with your jokes and story, your going to be disappointed here. Its fun for a while, but I doubt you’ll ever watch it again. Ever.