Type: No sugar or spice, but still something nice.
Synopsis: So apparently, someone read my dream journal and created an anime version of the Powerpuff Girls. In this alternate retelling, three unrelated girls are zapped with white energy powered by Chemical Z. Thus, the Powerpuff Girls are born. Using their Hensin-A-Go-Go! powers and totally cute matching outfits, Hyper Blossom, Rolling Bubbles, and Powered Buttercup dedicate their lives to fighting crime and the forces of evil.
Pros: My mind nearly exploded from joy when I discovered that Powerpuff Girls Z existed. Naturally, I had to drop everything and watch the show immediately (I’m sure my fiance will move the wedding to another month). When you think about it, turning the Powerpuff Girls into a Magical Girl-esque anime makes a lot of sense. You already have a leader, ditz, and tomboy right there. From a nostalgia viewpoint, this show was a hoot. It was also fun to see how slightly older versions of the girls would act, though I’m not sure if Blossom would have become quite so boy crazy.
Cons: I’m ganna be frank, this show gets very inane at times. Powerpuff Girls Z was definitely created for younger audiences, which becomes painfully obvious during the “learn a moral” episodes. Basically, whenever the girls have to deal with a younger kid, you might as well skip the segment. So if your not the type of person that can deal with semi-bland 52 episode anime made for children, this is not the show for you.
Watch it?: You almost have to just to say you did (3/5)
MVP: Kaoru Matsubara/Powered Buttercup
I have a soft spot for tomboys
Best Episode: Ep. 1 “Powerpuff Girls to the Rescue / The Secret of the Powerpuff Girls” (Buttercup hates skirts)