Pupa (ピューパ Pyūpa) is a 2014 anime series by Studio DEEN, adapted from the manga of the same name. It was broadcast during the Winter 2014 season, and is widely considered to be one of the worst anime shows of all time.


Siblings Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa get infected by the Pupa virus, which gives the former regenerative abilities, while turning the latter into a flesh-eating monster whenever she is famished.

Why it Sucks

  1. The episodes are way too short, each of them running for only 4 minutes. To make things worse the series runs for only 12 episodes. When combined, the whole series runs for only 48 minutes; which is the length of 2 episodes of a typical anime.
  2. Disgusting gore scenes.
  3. Terrible and messy story with inconsistent pacing.
  4. Uninteresting and underdeveloped characters.
  5. The relationship the siblings have is borderline creepy.
  6. Badly done animation, complete with bland character designs.
  7. Gratuitous and pointless censorship that ended up covering way too much of the screen with black bars.
  8. The ending is disappointing as it doesn’t resolve ANY plot threads. Its also disgusting when you watch it as well as they devour each other.