First aired: 2006
Magical Pokaan (or Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān) was an anime that followed the misadventures of four princesses from the netherworld. These were Uma (Momoko Saitō) the Witch, Pachira (Aya Hirano) the Vampire, Liru (Hitomi Nabatame) the Werewolf, and Aiko (Satomi Akesaka) the Android. Also with them, but not often appearing in the series was their chaperone, the invisible Keimie (Nomico).
In many respects this was the Japanese equivalent of the classic Universal monster mash. Obviously there was Pachira as the vampire and Liru as the werewolf (although she tended to turn into a cute dog rather than a wolf). Keimie took the place of the invisible man and it became clear that Aiko was the updating of the Frankenstein Monster (in a later episode we see a picture of the monster).
|a generic vampire|
|snow people feed on lives|
|not appearing on camera|
The animation was ok, nothing special but not shabby either. The lack of a cohesive storyline was missed but, in bite sized chunks (as it was designed to be watched) the show was amusing enough. All in all 5 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.