The anime OVA Puni Puni Poemy
(ぷにぷに☆ぽえみぃ, Puni Puni ☆ Poemii
?) a two-part original video animation spin-off from the Excel Saga
comic and TV animation. It features some of that series' secondary characters and many of its staff, primarily director Shinichi Watanabe. Like Excel Saga
, it is a parody of other anime, manga and various aspects of popular culture, though in this case with the magical girl genre providing its primary focus and general structure. The series was originally an in-joke from an episode of Excel Saga; Watanabe decided to take the in-joke to its most extreme logical conclusion, creating the series.
was banned in New Zealand in December 2004, on the grounds that it "tends to promote and support the exploitation of children and young persons for sexual purposes, and to a lesser extent, the use of sexual coercion to compel persons to submit to sexual conduct." A New Zealand anime fan, Simon Brady, applied to have the decision reviewed, but in June 2005 the review authority reached a similar conclusion about the show's legal status.
Puni Puni Poemi
comprises two episodes, both around 26 minutes in length.
Futaba is but one of the seven Aasu sisters,the horniest of them all, the protectors of Earth itself. Aasu
is the Japanese pronunciation of Earth
, and each of the girl's names is derived from a number, in reverse order, with the youngest being 1, and so on. All of the girls have impressive magical powers, but given that these powers are purely defensive in nature, the family is useless as an offensive unit. It is worth noting that aasu
is also the Japanese equivalent of the English word, arse
, which is comically exploited in the English dub, such as the narrator's description of "The Peace of Aasu."