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|Desert Punk Box Set |
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
The Viridian Collection box sets contains all six volumes of the Desert Punk series. Over 600 minutes of insane action and screwball comedy! The Great Kanto Desert is a place of extremes where a hero dies an anonymous dea... more »
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Lori J. (viperess) from SHELBY, NC
Reviewed on 3/2/2011...
With its sexual language, swearing & lewd behavior, this anime is NOT for the kiddies. That said, what "Desert Punk" is - is a randy sex/action comedy that will have you laughing out loud. Don't look for dry humor or witty banter. Just loads of fan service, toilet jokes & childish gags. However, I do think Funimation went overboard with profanity & breast nicknames in the dubbed version. Many will find the subtitled version more subdued but, just as funny.
Kanta Mizuno aka "The Desert Punk" is a true anti-hero. A selfish, rude, crafty, amoral pervert who's the best handyman in the Great Kanto Desert (what left of the Kanto Plain after global warming & war destroy the Earth). By his side is Kosuna, his pupil. At 14, she is already a skilled sniper however, as the Punk has told her skills alone are worth nothing. As master teaches his apprentice the trick of the trade, the duo run with & against such people as Junko "Vixen of the Sands", "Repo Man of Souls" RainSpider & the "Machine Gun" Brothers.
Juvenile but fun.
Jay F. Grissom | San Diego, CA. USA | 03/02/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun item that needs a low-brow sense of humor to appreciate. I enjoyed it quite a bit but I did think the profanity often didn't serve any purpose.
The style of entertainment you get from this is comparable to "Wild Arms" or "Those who hunt elves". Though neither of those are as lewd as this is.
Some dialog is so painfully funny (at least from a guys perspective) that I actually had a tear in my eye from laughter.
There is a scene very early in the anime where the anti-hero of the show meets another mercenary who is generously endowed with a triple X sized bra cup. He speaks to her, and in about ten seconds he manages to make a statement that both greets her, and at the same time uses every possible slang synonym for "large breasts" in the entire english lexicon. It was quite funny.
This anime doesn't take it self too seriously. Which is good because it makes the humor believable.
A statement "remember this from episode one" is actually said by one of the characters. That the characters are aware they are in an animated series, states definitively that this shouldn't be taken too seriously.
Also the large bouncy breast thing is over done but it doesn't seem to get tired the way it did in "Mizuki Chronicles" (Which I thought was total crap for many reasons but two come to mind that relate to this anime. Not only did the "Mizuki Chronicles" take itself WAY too seriously, almost every single female in the entire show had triple D sized overly bouncy mammaries).
Thankfully "Desert Punk" only has one set of ridiculously sized breasts to work with and it is enough to be fun yet not insulting to ones intelligence.
Is it a work of art? Well... you'll have to judge... I would argue no... worth a laugh? Yes.
This really isn't appropriate for kids in my mind. I'll let my son watch it when he turns sixteen.
It is good for a laugh and the box set quality is comparable to "Trinity Blood", "Basilisk", or "Avenger". The collectors tin is nice too.
Over all it was good, and I liked it, but like "Trinity Blood" it is a bit pricey for what you get."
J. Warren | Everywhere | 10/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen alot of anime and this one I have to say ranks in the top ten of the comedy section. If you like sexual inuendos and good old dirty humor then this is one for you."
James Bolden | Seattle, WA | 11/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought it was very entertaining, if you take it for what it is and don't pick it apart the story is brilliant. The setting kind of reminds me of Trigun even some of the combat in the sense that there are a lot of good gun fights. Also there's some adult humor in it but it's on an almost childish level. Funny none the less though."