Anime Review: Pupa


General Information:

Type: TV
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Psychological
Episodes: 12
Aired: Jan 10, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Producers: Earth Star Entertainment
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)


Abandoned by their abusive parents and with only each other to depend on, siblings Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa find themselves led astray by beautiful red butterflies that have appeared in their world. Unbeknownst to them, these crimson winged heralds trumpet the beginning of a cannibalistic nightmare—a mysterious virus known as Pupa is about to hatch.

After succumbing to the full effects of Pupa, Yume undergoes a grotesque metamorphosis into a monstrous creature with an insatiable desire for flesh; Utsutsu, on the other hand, is only partially affected, gaining remarkable regenerative powers instead. Reaffirming the resolve to keep the promise he made to himself years ago, Utsutsu is willing to sacrifice everything in order to always be there for his precious little sister.

Pupa tells the story of a loving brother’s desperate struggles to save his sister, while protecting the world from her uncontrollable hunger. [Written by MAL Rewrite]



Pupa is one of the most messed up horrors out there. Even though the episodes are 4min long they are dark. The poster is colorful so are the episodes but the story is just so dark and tragic. The anime is quite bloody… gorish in more ways than one. The relationship between the brother and sister is well incest. Which is gross… specially with the fact that the sister latterly eats her brother whenever she’s hungry. Its just disturbing… even for me. The anime is largely focused on their love for each other in a sick kinda way. To be honest it was bad. I’m only giving it a score be cause it had some brutal gore.

Overall Rate: 4/10

2 thoughts on “Anime Review: Pupa

  1. Pupa definitely crosses some lines but I found this a unique viewing experience. My main complaint with it, other than how hard it is to watch at times, would be that it doesn’t really end.

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