YMMV / Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

  • Bizarro Episode: "Sound Off". Big time.
  • Cliché Storm: The amount of tropes played straight is a little overbearing at times.
  • Covered Up: The soundtrack features a cover of "Joining A Fan Club", originally by Puffy songwriter/producer Andy Sturmer's early-1990s band Jellyfish.
  • Counterpart Comparison: The show itself is often compared to the anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Both feature a duo of two different girls (a brightly-colored feminine one and a blue-haired Goth), a man who at least works with them and a seemingly typical mindless pet, with them living in the same residence. There's also both of the shows also featuring a plot-relevant villain (two, in this case for Scanty and Kneesocks). They also have uses of an art style from opposite sides (specifically, this show uses an Animesque style, while PSG has an art style looking like Animesque Western Animation The Powerpuff Girls), and are also seemingly wacky. It helps that this show struck inspiration for the anime/manga series.
  • Ear Worm:
    • The background tunes will stick in your head for days on end.
    • Also, the show's theme song itself. Check for yourself.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Julie is very popular for a character who only appeared in one episode.
    • The Talent Suckers become this as a result of becoming protagonists of two segments.
  • Funny Moment:
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • An Americanized show about two Japanese pop stars has a very popular Hispanic dub.
    • Predictably, the show was more popular in Japan than America, to the point that Japan got the entire series on DVD while America didn't.
  • Growing the Beard: By season 2, the animation is more fluid.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Julie can do the voice impressions of Lambie and Henry Hugglemonster.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Moe: Ami and Yumi are this. Atchan and Julie can also count.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: The Kaznapped and Genie and the Amp games are praised for creating original storylines.
  • Nightmare Fuel: A live action segment featuring a flabby man in a loincloth dancing. The cartoon had some cringes too.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The show is mostly infamous because of its marketing campaign and coming out of the blue without much warning. On its own, it's a fairly average cartoon show.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes:
    • The color scheme and overall "cuteness" of the series is likely to turn away a lot of viewers.
    • Greatly averted with the two segments that star The Talent Suckers because they lack most of the color scheme and "cuteness".
  • Toy Ship: Yumi and Atchan.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: "Treasure Map"/"Artist Ami"
  • Unexpected Character: The Talent Suckers' cameo appearance in "Puffy B.C.". That episode took place entirely in the pre-history and they only appear because of a never seen before (or since) Time Machine.
  • Ugly Cute: Nikolai.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Does anyone else think Yumi looks like a boy?
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: The show hit a twofer with this. Puffy AmiYumi were way out of their peak popularity when the show landed, and it also came in the dying wave of anime-parody/anime-referencing western toons.
  • The Woobie: Both Ami and Yumi can be this at times. Episodes like "In the Cards" and "House Unkeeping" are seen as their most woobie-ish moments.
    • Jerkass Woobie: Kaz is this when he has to put up with Jang Keng and Tekirai (Ami and Yumi's pet kittens).


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