Nothing like releasing your first promo just before the show premieres, right? Such is the cast of the newly debuted Pupipo! as AIC has brought out our first look at the animation and voice acting for the show that kicks off today. The web manga series from Flex Comix Blood and finished the run it began in 2007 in 2009 with three print volumes released. The series by Rensuke Ishikiri is being done as a weekly short as opposed to a full length show and will be animated by AIC Plus+with Kaoru Suzuki directing based on scripts by Motoshi Chujo. Adaptation of the character designs is being done by Takumi Yokota.
Plot concept: Himeji Wakaba is a 5th year elementary school student, and she has the ability to see things that others can’t. They are mostly frightening evil spirits, and they tend to do bad things to people who are close to her. As a result, Wakaba has no friends and rarely smiles. On a couple of occasions, she brings home stray animals, but her parents won’t let her keep them. However, they’re worried about their sad, creepy daughter, so one day they decide that whatever Wakaba brings home next, they’ll let her keep.
The next thing she brings home is a pink monster called “Pupipo,” but her parents stand by their decision and let her keep it. No one is quite sure what Pupipo is, but it protects Wakaba from the other things she sees. Pupipo also helps Wakaba make friends with an occult-obsessed transfer student and solve problems with bullying. Wakaba’s life is a much better place with her pet pink monster!