Pikotaro’s Lullaby La La By
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Parody, Short-Form
First Aired: Summer 2017, 12 short-form episodes
Summary: You may remember Pikotaro from his hit song “PPAP” (Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen). Now he’s branched out to the world of children’s stories. Each episode of Lullaby covers a different classic children’s tale from Pikotaro’s perspective. The stories include:
- The Ant and the Grasshopper
- The Golden Axe
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The King has Donkey Ears
- The Emperor’s New Clothes
- The North Wind and the Sun
- The Three Little Pigs
- The Town Musicians of Bremen
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Little Match Girl
- The Ugly Duckling
The series is absurd in every way. Classis tales like Little Red Riding Hood have Pikotaro inserted into them and silliness ensues. It’s not “haha” funny as much as it is dry humor. The animation is unique, the stories are simple, and it’s not to be taken too serious.
You might enjoy this if: You are tired of the same unoriginal versions of everyday fairy tales.
You might not like it if: Uncomfortable dry humor is your idea of cringeworthy entertainment.
Note to the Viewer: Pikotaro’s Lullaby is directed by Takashi Taniguchi, who has a completely unique style. You’ll be able to tell by the animation alone.
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