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->''"[[KamenRiderStronger The Heavens call, the Earth calls, the Fans call!]]\\
And heads will roll if this video doesn't sell!\\
By accepting the power of magic,\\
Puni Puni Poemi makes her big debut!"''

SpiritualSuccessor {{OVA}} to ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' made by the same production team. It crams ''even more'' off-the-wall surreality and self-reference than its predecessor into just two episodes, thus creating a black hole that absorbs all reason around it.

Poemi Watanabe is the adopted child of Nabeshin (the AuthorAvatar of director Wata''nabe'' ''Shin''ichi) and Kumikumi, a mountain girl who married Nabeshin at the end of ''Excel Saga.'' Poemi has simple ambitions in life; she wants the attention of her cool classmate K, and she wants to be a voice actress. Unfortunately, K [[ObliviousToLove doesn't even acknowledge]] her existence (given Poemi's MotorMouth and GenkiGirl personality, that's saying something) and she has [[NoFourthWall trouble staying in character]], as she constantly refers to herself as "Kobayashi" (the name of ''her'' real-life voice actress) and calls Nabeshin "Director".

One day, a mysterious alien with creepy [[GagPenis dangling inappropriate parts]] fatally attacks Poemi's adoptive parents. After taking advantage of this fine opportunity for [[LargeHam dramatic voice acting]], Poemi moves in with classmate Futaba Aasu, who has a [[SchoolgirlLesbians not-at-all-secret crush]] on her, and her six sisters, the hereditary Defenders of the Earth. With great responsibility does not come great power, however, since the sisters possess talents [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway like the ability to land safely from any fall and summoning a whirlwind of flower petals]]. Therefore, when an alien robot begins rampaging around the city it falls to Poemi to save the day by using a [[TransformationTrinket magical dead fish]] to [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext transform]] into [[MagicalGirlWarrior Puni Puni Poemi]]! With her newfound powers, Poemi tries to balance her dreams against the burden of being Earth's representative.

[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs One thinks that the Earth's standards for its representative could use some reviewing]].

For a large part, the show is a merciless parody of MagicalGirl anime, possibly up to and including the nonsensical plot (or lack thereof). Along the way, however, it also makes fun of the concept of {{Fanservice}} and takes care to self-reference as much as possible. All this is tied together by nonstop gags. Those not put off in the first few minutes will enjoy it tremendously and will take in happily all other GagSeries.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* AnimatedActors
* AuthorAvatar: Nabeshin
* BitingTheHandkerchief
* BlushSticker: Poemi gains them when she transforms.
* ClarkKenting: Spoofed when the sisters fail to realize that Poemi and Puni Puni Poemi are the same person. Then when they finally do realize it, they [[LampshadeHanging wonder why they didn't figure it out sooner.]]
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Parodied in the scene in which Poemi knocks down the cross in which her father (and mother. And robot dog) is crucified, leading her to repeat the scene with the usual uber-dramatic sound effects. Plus, this takes place AgainstTheSettingSun.
* DeathIsCheap: [[spoiler: Nabeshin and Kumi-Kumi come back to life thanks to Kumi-Kumi's acupuncture skills.]]
** [[spoiler: [[FridgeLogic Even though she was dead too.]] ]]
** [[spoiler: [[HandWave He's the director,]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2DwSlKnL4 fuck off.]] ]]
* DerangedAnimation: Take ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' and then take everything UpToEleven.
* TheDeterminator: Parodied: Poemi notes that she is "too stupid to know when to give up."
* TheDitz: Poemi's stupidity is a constant source of jokes and {{Lampshade Hanging}}s.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Poemi does this ''with a foot-propelled scooter.''
* DVDCommentary: The ADV release came with one, touted as the "world's first 5.1 surround sound commentary". There was also a behind-the-scenes video recording the madness, with the voice actors in multiple booths and often talking over each other.
* EnjoKosai: Poemi used her usual subtlety to deal with a Gyaru on a subsidized date
* {{Expy}}: Shii Aasu, of Hyatt from ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and probably Futaba as well, who looks and acts a lot like an exaggerated version of Tomoyo from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
** Poemi is a younger Excel, obviously.
** Mutsumi Aasu DOES look like [[{{Anime/ExcelSaga}} Ropponmatsu]], doesn't she?
* FacelessMasses
* {{Fanservice}}: Played with -- the show's creators essentially nudge and wink at the audience whenever any fanservice occurs -- while "accidentally" obscuring the worst of it.
* FreezeFrameBonus: In Episode 2, [[Manga/ExcelSaga Menchi]] can be briefly seen [[EatTheDog on the aliens' dinner table]].
* FunnyAfro: Nabeshin. This is probably the reason his English dub actor was told to think of him as "a white Richard Roundtree. You know, {{Shaft}}, only white."
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Constantly.
* FuroScene: Group one at that. It's apparently family tradition.
* GagBoobs: Shii Aasu. In all other than maybe 3 scenes, she's seen groping them.
* GagPenis: The two aliens have ''very'' strange and prominent dangly bits.
* [[GainaxEnding Gainax Opening]]: The deathly serious intro to Episode 1 (see article picture above).
* {{Gainaxing}}: "NUCLEAR BOOBS!"
* GenkiGirl: Poemi
** She makes Excel seem a calm and rational person by comparison.
* GirlishPigtails: Puni Puni Poemi
* GratuitousEnglish Parodied in a scene where a bunch of soldiers are supposed to be speaking English, but instead are just yelling out random food names.
-->'''Soldier 1:''' * runs towards a fallen Soldier 2* : Banana! Banana!
-->'''Soldier 2:''' Cucumber...eggplant!
-->*cut to strategy meeting*
-->'''Soldier 3:''' Caviar!
-->'''Soldier 4:''' Papaya!
-->'''Soldier 5:''' *pounds the table* GIANT ASPARAGUS!
* {{Hentai}} and {{Eroge}}: Both get mercilessly parodied in the second episode, which includes a number of related tropes:
** BoundAndGagged
** BreakTheCutie: "Don't [[YouBastard you]] love the look of women who've been broken?"
** GoGoEnslavement
** TheImmodestOrgasm: "Moan! Groan!"
** {{Meganekko}}
** {{Meido}}
** [[RapeAsDrama Naughty Tentacles]]
** {{Otaku}}, who get several {{Take That}}s
* HomoeroticSubtext: Poemi and Futaba, especially during the ending.
** ...Wait. ''Sub''text?!
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: One of the Aasu sisters inexplicably speaks in Kansai dialect, translated as a Brooklyn accent in the English version
** She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it, wondering where the accent came from.
* IdiotHero: Poemi, with an emphasis on the "idiot."
* InsistentTerminology: Even while transformed, Poemi still prefers to answer to "Kobayashi".
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Subverted, when the aliens trying to use the Net to learn about Earth [[TheInternetIsForPorn find nothing but porn]].
** And they are absolutely fascinated by it.
* JapanesePoliteness: Parodied when Poemi meets the sisters and bows so enthusiastically that she cracks her head on the coffee table.
-->Mutsuki: Oh, you don't have to bleed over everything just to be polite.
-->Poemi: It's just the Japanese etiquette!
* {{Kappa}}: One stole Poemi's scooter and is seen outside the Aasu house riding it.
* LargeHam: Poemi is the main one, although there's plenty of ham throughout the cast.
** This might be the hammiest of all the hammy anime.
* LateForSchool: Played straight in one instance, but inverted in another where Poemi leaves at four o'clock in the morning and still hurries toward school. She arrives so early she falls asleep in class the next day.
* LoudspeakerTruck
* MagicalGirl: Parodied mercilessly
* MarsNeedsWomen: K's reason for why the aliens are invading Earth.
* MarshmallowHell: Shii Aasu
* MeaningfulName: The Aasu sisters are named after the Japanese pronunciation for the English word "Earth"... oh, and [[DoubleEntendre "arse"]].
* AllPeriodsArePMS: When one of the Aasu sisters hears an explosion in another part of the house, she assumes that her younger sister either is having her period or has missed her period.
* MentorMascot: Parodied in the form of Poemi's [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext dead fish]] advisor/magical token
** Not mentioning that she has to gut him open for him to work.
* ModestyBedsheet
* MotorMouth: Poemi may beat even Excel at this category.
* NoFourthWall: Not so much a case of breaking the fourth wall as a case of never even considering ''building'' one. Considering Poemi's tendency to refer to herself with the name of her real-life voice actress and to Nabeshin as the director, she seems to be having trouble with other walls besides the fourth.
* NoIndoorVoice: Poemi. Between that and the MotorMouth, Poemi's English V.A. remarked that she blew out her voice on the first day of recording.
* ObliviousToLove: Parodied: K is oblivious to Poemi's crush on him, despite the fact that she's about as easy to ignore as a [[GenkiGirl stampeding]] [[NoIndoorVoice rhino]], and Poemi is in turn oblivious to Futaba's crush on her, despite the fact that Futaba makes no attempt to hide her feelings and even gets Poemi naked and into bed with her at one point.
* OcularGushers: "This is making me cry waterfalls!"
* OlderAlterEgo
* OracularUrchin: Spoofed by Hitomi, who has accurate but completely useless visions of the future.
* {{OVA}}: A two-episode microseries, but it's designed to look like two episodes from the middle of a full-length season.
* PetalPower: Parodied with Nanase's ability, since the only "power" of her "Earth Dance of Flowers" is that [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway they look pretty]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Used for some of the faceless background characters and for K's parents.
* PreviouslyOn: For non-existent previous episodes at the beginning of the first episode
* RedStringOfFate: Treated as a corporeal string that forcibly drags Poemi around the city
* RefugeInAudacity
* RelaxOVision: Mercilessly used to cover up the various "tortures" in Episode 2.
* SerialEscalation: The entire point. All the insanity of a full season of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', now available in ''two episodes.''
** Condensed and distilled to boot
* SayItWithHearts: When Futaba tells Poemi she wants to see her transformation
* SayMyName: Futaba and Poemi get a ''really'' long series of these towards the end of the second episode.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Parodied by Futaba, whose inexplicable lust for Poemi could only be more obvious if she wore a neon sign reading "TAKE ME, I'M YOURS". Poemi still doesn't notice, though, despite the fact that Futaba actually ''does'' get her between the sheets on at least one occasion. Talk about oblivious.
* ShoutOut: Obviously ''Excel Saga'', also ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and several other shows
** A [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Stand]] shows up that looks more than a little bit like Star Platinum.
** [[IncrediblyLamePun "It's a stand-off!"]]
** There's also the [[StarWars Death Star.]] and Poemi collecting [[DragonBall Dragon Balls]] at one point to try and bring Nabeshin back to life.
** The picture by the description seems to be giving Poemi some serious [[RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena]] vibes. Though Futaba as Anthy could be [[BrainBleach considered unhealthy]].
** The opening sequence has Poemi beating the living daylights out of SallyTheWitch.
** And the ending is an homage to [[spoiler: SpaceRunawayIdeon]]
** The opening quote of used in this article is a parody of the same one used by Series/KamenRiderStronger.
** The creepy alien has [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA-01]]'s purple and green color scheme, and a red round gem on his ring that can be interpreted as the Angels' core.
* ShowWithinAShow: ''PuniPuniPoemi'' began as ShowWithinAShow on ''Anime/ExcelSaga'', and ''Excel Saga'' is a show in ''Puni Puni Poemi''.
* StandingInTheHall: Lampshade hung when Poemi complains about the punishment being outdated in modern Japanese schools
* StockFootage: Parodied
* StrangeSalute: At one point, the Aasu sisters all do a ''very'' peculiar salute which one of the English voice actors described as the "international sign for cameltoe."
* StylisticSuck: The opening.
* TakeThat: One sequence involves Poemi beating up a stereotypical ''kogal'' girl, a guy partaking in EnjoKosai, a bunch of {{Delinquent}}s, a stereotypical {{Otaku}}, and a guy playing an {{Eroge}}.
* ThemeNaming: Each of the Aasu sisters' given names is derived from a number from one to seven, starting with the youngest one -- which means their parents were ''counting down''. What would have happened had they reached zero?
** Zero is no problem: just call her "Rei". -1, on the other hand...
* ThirdPersonPerson: Poemi. Er, I mean, Kobayashi.
** Yumiko Kobayashi is one in RealLife, if you've ever seen interviews of her.
* ThisIsADrill: Futaba... brandishes a hand-drill while imagining doing... well... ''something''... to Poemi
* TokenYuriGirls: Futaba in ''Anime/PuniPuniPoemi'' is both an extreme parody of this character type, in particular of Tomoyo from ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'', who is an example of this trope herself.
* TomatoInTheMirror: K finds out that he's a tentacle monster alien. Never mind that he lives with his parents, who are obviously tentacle monster aliens. Or that apparently his limbs are all fake and that they pop off easily to reveal tentacles. Or that in one scene he goes to school riding a ''UFO''.
* TransformationSequence: Parodied with a transformation involving a dead fish which automatically strips Poemi naked -- except for her socks, which she has to remove manually before she can take her magical form.
* TransformationTrinket: A dead fish.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: inverted -- out of all the Aasu sisters, only Itsue has a power that proves even vaguely useful.
* WhipItGood: Itsue Aasu, who is the only one of the Aasu sisters with a useful ability. Justified because she ''is'' a dominatrix.
* WidgetSeries: The fact that this one was forgotten is kind of mind-blowing...
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Poemi lands a German Suplex on a guy for playing h-games on his computer during the day. Well, playing them in the ''afternoon'', anyway. She also performs a ''textbook'' [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharpshooter_%28professional_wrestling%29 Sharpshooter]] on [[LawyerFriendlyCameo totally-not-Sailor-Moon-honest]] in the very first scene.
--> '''Puni Puni Poemi [[InsistentTerminology (Called Kobayashi)]]:''' I mean, seriously, these are for nights!
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Three of the sisters have blue and two have purple.
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''Puni Puni Poemi''. When ''Excel Saga'' isn't enough.