After watching the last episode of PUIPUImolcar, I tweeted an illustration to express my appreciation for the work.
PUIPUImolcar is a stop-motion animated film that depicts a world where guinea pigs have become cars. This was aired in a variety show for children.
Although it was created for children, it became popular on Twitter and gained a lot of adult fans. I also read an article about molcar and was interested in watching it.
The link is to the article in Japanese.3分で吸える覇権アニメ『PUI PUIモルカー』ファンアートや考察多数でトレンド入りするがまた幻覚かと勘違いされる「幼児もウケてた」 – Togetter
Three minutes of ingestible, hegemonic animation “PUIPUImolcar”. A lot of fan art and discussion of the work is tweeted. It’s trending, but people who don’t know about it think it’s a mass hallucination. “Even young children love it”.
Carefully crafted children’s works can be appreciated by adults. Rather, damaged adults were the ones who needed this kind of work.
After this anime aired on TV, we were able to watch the same episode on youtube for a week. I believe that the fact that it was also distributed on youtube has massively increased the number of fans of the work.
If there is only a TV broadcast, those who cannot fit it into their schedule will not be able to see it. If there is only pay-per-view, people with little interest will not watch. It was available for free for a week, so they didn’t miss out on those people who wanted to try it out if it was so popular.
I knew that molcar would be completed in twelve episodes. I also knew that it had taken several people a year and a half to make the twelve episodes. People expect a second season of it. But it will be several years before it is delivered.
The second season may never be produced in the first place. It is cruel to keep talented creators tied to the same work forever. I always looked forward to seeing new episodes of molcar. But with each new episode, I understood that the end was near.
After I watched the eleventh episode, I drew an illustration to express my appreciation for the work. I prepared it in advance so that I could tweet it as soon as the last episode was delivered.
There are many talented people on Twitter. A person who creates professional-looking illustrations. A person who makes lifelike molcar out of wool felt. It’s all great fan art.
I felt that the illustration I had completed was inferior. I have a strong sense of self-deprecation. Many words were born in my head to deny my own work.
Still, I wanted to put my gratitude in a vial and release it into the ocean of the Internet. My message will probably be swallowed up in the mass of information and will never reach the production staff.
Rather than wanting to tell someone how I felt, I wanted to etch in my memory that I loved a certain piece at a certain time.
A message like a young child’s.
Thank you PUIPUImolcar. I’ve been happy.