R.Wight | California | 04/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hare and Guu will make you smile! A wonderfully random anime that kept me laughing. Hare, who liven in the jungle with his Mother, now has a new roomate that never ceases to baffle him. One minuit she is a charming charismatic girl, then next she puts on a moody, somewhat frightining face and is eating everything from the T.V. to his bird/best friend Hee. Poor Hare has to try and figure out whats going on with his new roomie before she eats him as well! This anime is perfect if you need something that will entertain a large group of people with diffrent tastes in anime, because if there is one thing that everyone can agree on, its comedy!"
Don't let the cover fool you
H. Hagopian | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 08/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not usually a fan of the random "weird" or abstract animes, but Hare+Guu is consistently funny, entertaining, and worth watching every minute of. I won't write about the story itself because I'm sure you can read about it almost anywhere else, so I'll say just a few short things about the things I did and didn't like about it.
The timing and pacing of the episodes are almost flawless, the exact same way that good stand-up comedians must execute their jokes without going too fast or waiting too long for the punch line. Also, you can't go more than one minute without laughing, they've paced the jokes perfectly to keep your attention and entertain you.
I'm also surprised at how good the English dubbing is, I didn't feel like I was listening to a random group of voice actors just monotonously spewing out the lines because they felt it was too 'childish'. These guys really got into it and you could hear each of the characters' personalities expressed in the voices.
There are two things I didn't like, one is that the first several minutes in episode 1 don't really draw you in and give you the feel of the series. To draw you in, the creators probably should have gone with a better introduction to keep your interest. The other problem with Hare+Guu that I found, was the cover of the DVD. The cover could not be more misleading as to the content of the DVD itself. As soon as you start watching this show, you'll know exactly why it's misleading.
The DVD also comes with some random bonus features like the a production gallery, English voice acting bloopers and Mr. Lazy's lessons on translation. Of all the bonuses, I'd say the lessons on translation were the best, but maybe that's because I enjoy trivia. It basically goes through each episodes and tells you about cultural significances and all the Japanese pop culture references made in the show. The voice acting bloopers were pretty funny, and the production gallery could have definetely used more sketches.
Basically, first impressions aren't Hare+Guu's strong point, and if you want to laugh and be entertained, this is a good way to go."
Hot Poison | Bentonville AR | 05/18/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A really odd one. Though this show is cute which I liked, the comedy in it was not really in my alley. I'm gonna try the next volume though."