Popotan

Type: Ghost House (not really)

Popotan

Synopsis: Three sisters are stuck travelling through time in a magic mansion. They must do this because it’s their duty to…wait, they never explained that. I think it involved dandelions. You know, come to think of it, the only thing I know for sure is that it got really good halfway through.

Pros: O.K., you have to understand something. This show does not get good until episode 6, but when you hit that mark, boy, are you in for a ride. You see, by episode 6, the show starts exploring the real tragedy of time travel. The girls are forced to meet the friends and loved ones that they left behind. To them, it’s only been a few weeks. To their friends, it’s been decades. That’s a concept I wish more shows explored. The character Mai was especially compelling, because she was the first one to want to escape their assigned fate.

Cons: The really bad part about this show, aside from the animation, is that you have to watch the first half of the show to fully understand the second. The first five episodes are so cliche that you’ll honestly end up wanting to skip them. The tricky thing, however, is that these episodes lay the emotional framework for the second half of the show. For example, the friend that won Mai’s friendship in episode 2 has a daughter that Mai needs to win over in episode 9. If you skipped ahead, you would’t know who the hell this girl is, or why she’s important. The ending also bugged me, because it didn’t really solve anything.

Watch it?: Skim, but don’t skip, every episode up to Ep. 6, then enjoy the ride (3/5)

MVP: Mai

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She called her life’s B.S. way before everyone else

Best Episode: Ep. 6 “I’m Home” (it just gets good on you all of a sudden)

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