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Nerima Daikon Brothers, Vol. 1: Speak Softly But Carry a Big Daikon
Nerima Daikon Brothers Vol 1 Speak Softly But Carry a Big Daikon
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2006     1hr 40min

What?s a band to do with no fame, and especially no sold-out arena to perform in? How can they grab the cash they need to build the Concert Dome of their DREAMS?! Well, they can?t. But the NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS sure as...  more »


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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 12/19/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese

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Movie Reviews

Hilarious and Original
Kenneth Barnes | Louisville, KY USA | 01/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nerima Daikon Brothers is a one of a kind anime. Each episode is full of singing, dancing, laughs and not to mention a sexual inuendo or 2. The series follows the members of a band know as the Nerima Daikon Brothers. The first episode opens with the leader of the group, Hideki daydreamin about his dream in life, to build a rock n' roll dome in his daikon field.(What's a daikon u ask, watch and find out) What follows is a musical romp through Nerima as Hideki, Ichiro and Mako(the female of the group) attempt to raise funds for their dome, while battling evil producers, nurses, pachinko hall owners and whoever else attempts to steal from the good people of Nerima. With support of the rental guy(those of you who have watched Excel Saga should recognize him) they take down bad guys and take their money. Will they ever get the money for their dome, tune in a find out.

DVD features include, Sing-along with the Daikon Brothers, music video of Ma-Ji-Ya-Ba starring the japanese voice actors, AD Vidnotes, and a couple of comentaries."
Smile and say CASH!!!
faster | Football Town, USA | 01/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Nerima Daikon Brothers is one of the most original anime I have ever seen. From the director of Excel Saga, Shinichi Watanabe (more popuarly known as Nabeshin), we are given another series similar to Excel Saga at least in pacing and the complete random hilarity. I was a bit skeptical about an anime musical but it actually works really well and is honestly a lot of fun to watch. I would venture to say this series belongs in everyones anime collection. If you're a fan of Excel Saga or itchin for something different from all the mecha, ninja, magical girl and high school drama's anime churns out then I'd say you definitely need to check this out."
So fun!!!
Kelvin G. | 12/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Any anime enthusiast will love adding Nerima daikon bros to their collection
its a great buy, and its loads of fun!!!"
If your like me and enjoy anime, musicals and a lot of perve
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 08/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Love it or hate it, I love musicals. From "Will Rogers Follies" to "Grease" and even that "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" episode, I dig musicals.

So, when I found out that ADV's "Nerima Daikon Brothers" is an anime musical, I was curious and even stoked!

After watching all episodes, all I can say is... WOW!

Not only is this anime unique, it's not afraid to take a poke at Japanese pop culture (and the entertainment industry) and also include some mature themes that I found hilarious.

So, what is "Nerima Daikon Brothers"? The story revolves around three people: Hideki (the farmer of Daikons), Ichiro (the charismatic man who entertains women at Japanese host bars) and the sexy Mako (yes, a woman and cousin of Hideki).

Three individuals who want to make money as the music trio known as "Nerima Daikon Brothers".

The first episode for those not familiar with Japanese entertainment takes a poke at Johnny's Jimusho (the popular boy band agency known for bands like SMAP, V6, TOKIO, ARASHI, etc.)

With subtle hints with watercolored images of Kimura Takuya and other Johnny's guys on the walls, the person in charge of the agency is recruiting for a music group.

The person in charge of this agency happens to be a cross-dressing pervert who can't seem to stop stroking Ichiro (yes, you read that right) and gives Nerima Daikon Brothers a try.

After the agency takes the money from those who have auditioned and leaving them broke, the Nerima Daikon Brothers fight back.

What happens before your eyes is just a shock that I can't even describe in words. You have to watch it to find out.

The second episode takes a poke at the popularity of Korean star Yonsama (Bae Yong Joon) who captured the hearts of Japanese women with his drama "Winter Sonata" and started the Korean craze in Japan.

In this episode, Korean men using the fad to their advantage to take the money of Japanese housewives by wowing them at Korean pachinko parlors.

Hideki doesn't like that his cousin (and the woman he likes) Mako has spent all his money at this bar and is addicted, thus the Nerima Daikon Brothers do what they can to get their money back from the parlor.

The DVD is just awesome. The music is great and the storyline is hilarious. Both English and Japanese versions are very well done.
The DVD features the clean opening and closing themes, a Nerima Daikon Brothers music video, sing-along with the Daikon Brothers, ADVidnotes, commentaries with Nabeshin & Haruka (Technician) and Nabeshin and Matsuzaki Shingeru (Japanese voice of Hideki) and roots of NDB insert.

"Nerima Daikon Brothers" is hard to describe in words but if your like me and enjoy anime, musicals and a lot of perverted humor, this one is definitely for you!"