YMMV / Patalliro!

  • Awesome Art: Patalliro creator Mineo Maya cites Shigeru Mizuki (Kitaro creator, Yokai master) and Ryoko Ikeda (Rose of Versailles, romance shojo queen) as an influence on his work. The result is a psychedelic but attractive blend of handsome and gonk-like people, in dramatic and comedic situations.
  • Awesome Music: The 80s anime has music thatís almost too good for this show. Composer Nozomi Aoki gave us Utsukushisa wa Tsumi (Beauty is a Crime) a beautiful love song for Bancoran and Maraich, and Smoky Violet, an insert song. He also composed the Cock Robin song, a hilarious adaptation of a childrenís lullaby.
  • Broken Base: The series is primarily a comedy about Patalliro, but most people remember its yaoi subplots and pretty boys more.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Patlliro loves the ďCock RobinĒ song. Itís a childrenís nursery tune, which makes it a apt choice for a 10-year-old king.
  • Nightmare Fuel: One manga features a florist who grows exotic flowers, from the corpses of animals. She uses a murder victimís body to send a flower to the killerís wedding, and later tries to grow a flower from Patalliro. Even by todayís standards this story would never make it to the screen.
    • One manga story and the Stadust movie reveals the devil as the leader of the International Diamond Syndicate. Religious people beware, the reveal can be terrifying.
  • No Export for You: It was released on DVD, only in Japan.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: There is a manga story where Maraich (a boy) becomes pregnant with Bancoranís child, and deals with a jealous rival. This never made it to the anime, which is a shame as itís dramatic and engaging enough despite its awkwardly bizarre subject matter.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Nothing in the entire series makes any sense. At all. That's kind of the point.