Papuwa (パプワ, Papuwa?) can refer to two comedy manga and anime series, [[Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun]] (南国少年パプワくん) and its sequel series PAPUWA. This article is about the latter series. Papuwa displays nonsensical humor, including characters such as transvestite fish, a talking poisonous mushroom, and a snail whose offspring, much to its horror, are constantly eaten by the rest of the cast. The first series actually started October 1992 and ran for a year. The second series' license is a direct sequel, first airing September 2003 and ending March 2004. That series was picked up by ADV Films.