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Popotan

ぽぽたん

TitlePopotan
Original titleぽぽたん
Aliasesぽ・ぽ・た・ん, Po・Po・Ta・n, Po-Po-Ta-n, ぽ・ぽ・た・ん・DVD
LengthMedium (10 - 30 hours)
DeveloperPetit Ferret
PublishersPetit Ferret & Well Made
Relations
Fandisc
Popotan Fan Disc Issho ni A-SO-BO
LinksWikipedia (en), Wikipedia (ja), Wikidata, ACDB, VNStat
Shops» US$ 58.99 @ PlayAsia
Related anime[DB-ANN] Popotan (TV Series, 2003)

Description

The player assumes the role of Chris, the protagonist of Popotan. Chris is a high school dropout who dislikes the direction of society and refuses to get a job. He wanders the streets making a living as a guitar-playing busker. He feels he cannot play well without an audience, which is hard to find as a drifter. The other main characters include three sisters and their maid who live in a western-style mansion. Ai is the eldest of the three and communicates with plants. Mai is the middle sister; she is a tomboy and disapproves of Chris's behavior. Mii is the youngest and the most energetic; she often cosplays as "Magical Girl Mii" and helps people. Their maid Mea appears emotionless at first, but reveals hidden depth later in the story.

Popotan takes place in the distant future within the remnants of Tokyo, destroyed by a cataclysm and since altered by geological transformations. The disaster was caused by a giant dandelion structure resembling a spire that arose in the city atop a hill. The main location of the game is a European-style mansion, seen as completely out-of-place in the city. Much of the daytime is spent outside the mansion wandering around town meeting characters and triggering event sequences.

Popotan follows Chris's lifestyle changes, as well as the mysteries surrounding the spire-like object that caused the destruction of Tokyo in the past. The story opens as Chris desperately considers stealing food from a stand near a shrine entrance. His theft is unsuccessful, and he wanders around town looking for work. He finds a convenience store, where he gets directions leading him to the mansion. He enters without asking permission and runs into the three sisters and their lifelike android maid. Chris asks permission to stay because the rent is cheap and the girls are pretty; they consent, but force him to take a part-time job. The convenience store owner hires him, and as the story progresses, Chris opens up socially and begins caring about others as he interacts with the girls. He also meets new friends, including a classmate Konami, a local shrine maiden named Nono and a mysterious girl named Shizuku.

[from Wikipedia]

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Protagonist

Chrisクリス
AliasesKuu-chan
HairShort, Spiky, White
EyesAmber, Hosome
BodyPale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesBelt, Jacket, Necktie, Suspenders, Trousers, Vest, Wristband
ItemsGuitar
PersonalityLazy, Ore, Pessimist, Rebellious, Stubborn
RoleDelinquent, Ex-boyfriend, Guitarist, Kouhai, Part-time Worker, Shop Clerk, Unemployed
Engages inMoving

Description

Chris is a slacker who moves to a new city where he is to begin a new part-time job. Completely penniless, he moves in a mansion where three sisters live. The rent is cheap and includes three meals a day. However, he quickly learns he must change his slacker ways.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Main characters

Aiあい
MeasurementsHeight: 167cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 90-63-88cm
HairAnkle Length, Blunt Bangs, Green, Hime Cut, Ponytail, Sidehair
EyesGreen, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Big Breasts, Pale, Slim, Young-adult
ClothesApron, Beanie, Clothing with Ribbons, Dress, Glasses, Oversized Clothing, Pantyhose, Pendant Necklace, Slippers, Sweater, Thigh-high Stockings, Towel
ItemsFlute
PersonalityCarefree, Clumsy, Docile, Kind, Low Self-esteem, Nature Lover, No Sense of Direction, Relaxed, Watashi
RoleFull Sister, Head of Household, Older Sister, Orphan, Pet Owner, Psychic
Engages inCleaning, Cooking
Voiced byFujisaki Mayu (PC)
Oohara Sayaka (PS2)

Description

Oldest sister and the present landlady of the mansion.
She is near-sighted and needs glasses to see clearly; in addition, she has no sense of direction. Ai is a motherly figure who constantly tries to help people. Her easygoing, caring nature often leads her to fail at things because she cannot muster the resolve to criticize others. This is why she allows Chris to stay with them when she finds out he has nowhere else to go.
Believing she is ugly and fat, Ai hides herself behind her glasses and by wearing large, loose-fitting clothes. She also seems to be the de facto caretaker of her sisters' pet ferret, Unagi, which often hides under her hat. Ai also loves to take baths, more than once a day if possible. Ai has the ability to speak to plants.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Konami小奈美
MeasurementsHeight: 163cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 83-61-85cm
HairPonytail, Red, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Medium Breasts, Pale, Slim, Teen
ClothesClothing with Ribbons, Crop Top, Cross Necklace, Garter Belt Stockings, Hairpin, Leather Jacket, Miniskirt, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, School Uniform, Skirt, Thigh-high Stockings, T-shirt, Unusual Hair Ornaments
ItemsMicrophone
PersonalityAtashi, Carefree, Energetic, Naive, Optimist, Pretending
RoleChildhood Friend, Friend, Kouhai, Rival, Transfer Student
Engages inMoving
Voiced byHaruse Miki (PC)
Kawakami Tomoko (PS2)

Description

Chris's childhood friend before left his old town. Konami is a trendy, cheerful and optimistic girl with almost as much energy as Mii and just as much naiveness. She rarely thinks of the consequences of her actions. When she starts attending Mai's school, she and Mai become best friends.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Maiまい
MeasurementsHeight: 162cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 82-56-87cm
HairAhoge, Curtained, Parted to Side, Red, Short
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Fang, Pale, Slim, Small Breasts, Teen
ClothesBandages, Elbow Pad, Fingerless Gloves, Headband, Jacket, Miniskirt, Patterned Thigh-high Stockings, Pleated Skirt, School Uniform, Shimapan, Slippers, Spats, Sports Shoes, String Ribbon Tie, T-shirt, Turtleneck Shirt, Wristband
ItemsBicycle, Whistle
PersonalityAtashi, Mature, Short-tempered, Tomboy, Tsundere
RoleFriend, Full Sister, Older Sister, Orphan, Student, Younger Sister
Engages inCooking, Cycling
Voiced byAsano Masumi (PS2)
Oukawa Mio (PC)

Description

The middle sister.
Although she is the middle sister, Mai governs household affairs such as the budget. She longs to leave the mansion but does not want to burden Ai whom she knows does not have the willpower to deal with such responsibilities. Mai has a tomboyish personality and is very short-tempered, especially when it comes to Chris, the more so when she thinks she'll lose face. She is the only character who vehemently opposes Chris's staying at the mansion.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Mareメアー
AliasesMea, Mer, Roboko
MeasurementsHeight: 151cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 74-55-80cm
HairBlunt Bangs, Hair Beads, Parted in Middle, Red, Sidehair, Twin Tails, Waist Length+
EyesRed, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Kid, Pale, Slim, Small Breasts
ClothesApron, Body Ribbon, Clothing with Ribbons, Court Shoes, Maid's Dress, Maid's Headdress, Mini-dress, Naked Apron, Old Type School Swimsuit, Pet Collar, Ribbon Hair Tie, Ribbon Tie, School Swimsuit, Thigh-high Stockings, Wings
PersonalityBlunt, Coodere, Stoic, Watashi
RoleMaid, Robot
Voiced byKadowaki Mai (PS2)
Noda Asumi (PC)

Description

The sisters' maid.
She appears to behave like if she had no emotions at all, especially at the beginning of the game, but Mare later proves that she does have her own desires. She also becomes friendlier with Chris as the story progresses to various degrees, depending upon whether it's her scenario or not.
Is disliked by Mai who calls Mare "Roboko" rather than by her name, always threatened to be destroyed or to be disposed of by her <hidden by spoiler settings>.

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[From Wikipedia.]

Miiみい
AliasesMagical Girl Mii, Mahou Shoujo Mii, 魔法少女みい
MeasurementsHeight: 134cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 64-56-70cm
HairAhoge, Odango, Parted to Side, Twin Tails, Violet, Waist Length+
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyFang, Flat Chest, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
ClothesBand-aid, Bolo Tie, Bracelet, Bun Covers, Clothing with Ribbons, Court Shoes, Dress, Gloves, Mini-dress, Miniskirt, Old Type School Swimsuit, Panties, Pendant Necklace, Ribbon Hair Tie, School Uniform, Thigh-high Stockings, Turtleneck Shirt, Unusual Hair Ornaments, Wings
ItemsBag, Elementary School Backpack
PersonalityEnergetic, Immature, Lisping, Naive, Otaku, Pervert, Third Person
RoleBad Student, Full Sister, Mahou Shoujo, Orphan, Student, Younger Sister
Engages inCosplay, Teasing
Voiced byMomoi Haruko (PS2)
Toromi (PC)

Description

Mii is the youngest sister. She has light purple hair which is often tied in double buns on her head, except when she cosplays "Magical Girl Mii"; she then wears it in twintails. Mii goes to the same school as Mai. Mii is the most energetic, perverted and naive of the three. She goes around asking Chris to play with her almost anytime she sees him and loves to cosplay as a magical girl, "Magical Girl Mii", trying to help others out around town, though the results often vary.

[From Wikipedia.]

Shizuku
MeasurementsHeight: 155cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 78-56-82cm
HairGrey, Short
EyesGrey, Hosome
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Small Breasts, Teen
ClothesAnkle-Strap Shoes, Barefoot, Body Ribbon, Cloak, Earrings, Gothic, Knee-high Socks, Lolita, Puffy Sleeves
PersonalityIgnorant, Mature, Mysterious, Reserved, Strange, Watashi
RoleHomeless
Engages inDancing
Voiced byNagasaki Minami (PC)
Shishido Rumi (PS2)

Description

Her calm, mature demeanor contrasts with her youthful appearance, and thus her age is a mystery. Chris meets her on a stroll at night and brings her back to the mansion. She lacks linguistic skills, and at first not much about her is learned. Because Shizuku is unable to take care of herself, Chris offers to pay her rent as well.

[From Wikipedia.]

Side characters

Claudeクロード
AliasesKuro-chan, クロちゃん
HairNo Bangs, Parted to Side, Red, Shoulder-length
EyesBlack, Hosome
BodyFacial Piercing, Pale, Slim
ClothesCollar, Cross Necklace, Earrings, Eyepatch, Fingerless Gloves, Trousers
ItemsGuitar
PersonalityArrogant, Ore, Pessimist
RoleAntagonist, Band Leader, Musician, Rival
Engages inSinging
Voiced byTanigawa Shou

Description

Leader of the rock band Angelos and Chris's rival. He has reddish-brown hair and wears black clothing with his guitar strapped to his back. <hidden by spoiler settings>

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Kokoaここあ
AliasesCocoa, Koko, Wife
MeasurementsHeight: 157cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 80-60-85cm
HairAntenna, Blunt Bangs, Brown, Long, Twin Braids
EyesBrown, Tareme
BodyAverage Height, Pale, Slim, Small Breasts, Teen, Younger Appearance
ClothesApron, Band-aid, Bracelet, Clothing with Ribbons, Glasses, Miniskirt, Pleated Skirt, Ribbon Hair Tie
PersonalityKeigo, Watakushi
RoleShopkeeper
Voiced byAyase Mayu (PC)

Description

Kokoa is a manager of a supermarket. She views convenience stores as inferior to supermarkets, and because of this, she comes off quite hostile to Chris at first.

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[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Nonoのの
MeasurementsHeight: 136cm, Bust-Waist-Hips: 73-58-76cm
HairAhoge, Blue, Ponytail, Short
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyKid, Pale, Short, Slim, Small Breasts
ClothesMiko's Dress, Ribbon Hair Tie
ItemsBroom
PersonalityAtashi, Hardworker, Serious
RoleFortune Teller, Miko
Engages inCleaning
Subject ofDebt
Voiced byKusayanagi Junko (PC)
Nogawa Sakura (PS2)

Description

A shrine maiden-in-training who takes her training seriously. She cleans and takes care of the shrine. She also tries to do fortune telling in the city, though she is infamous for getting her fortunes wrong.
She is the first major character Chris is introduced to in the game. At first she does not seem to be fond of him because of his slacker mentality, but eventually she learns to like him.

[Edited from Wikipedia.]

Unagiうなぎ
HairShort, Spiky Bangs, White
EyesBlue, Tareme
BodyFang, Flat Chest, Furry Tail, Kemonomimi, Kid, Pale, Short, Slim
ClothesBell, Mini-dress, Oversized Clothing, Scarf
PersonalityImmature, Lisping, Third Person
RoleFerret
Engages inShapeshifting
Voiced byKawasumi Ayako (PS2)
Torii Kanon (PC)

Description

A white female ferret that can transform into a humanoid hybrid; she is the only notable such hybrid of its type in any form of literature. In her humanoid form, Unagi is indistinguishable from a normal human except for her white tail and animal ears. She does not get along with Mii at all as Mii becomes jealous of the time she spends with Chris.

[From Wikipedia.]