In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kantou Desert, scattered humans seek out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabouzu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems unbeatable. Yet, like all men, he has a particular weakness for the opposite sex...
First, let me point out the fact that if you don't like crude humor, don't bother watching Suna Bouzu (Desert Punk). This anime is filled with perverted, ecchi, and all around hilariously funny jokes (which may or may not offend some people). Don't let the comedy be the deciding factor though, as this show has some great action scenes. Kanta seems like an original Joe Blow, and quite the idiot at times, but when the going gets tough, he pulls through with some miraculous skills and finesse.
The story lacks a little somewhat through the middle of the series, but picks up a lot towards the end. Animation isn't top notch but it's plenty good to enjoy. The music is fun and suits the action sequences well (though it isn't anything memorable).
The characters are by far the biggest attraction to Suna Bouzu. Kanta is the most perverted guy on the planet and it's rolling on the floor funny. Kosuna (his apprentice girl) has quite a few great moments too.
For the most part, this is a happy "feel good" series. You'll enjoy the time you spend with it, and you'll enjoy the laughter it brings you. Giving this series a 9 is without a doubt warranted on my part.
So, in conclusion, if you're not put off by insanely crude humor and ecchi jokes/scenes (the scenes aren't too terrible, nothing more than underwear at times), definitely give Desert Punk a try. The Japanese voice cast is amazing, so don't settle for English dubbed.read more
This is my first review maybe you will agree with me, but everybody has their own opinions, i always wanted to make a review but i end up forgetting to do it everytime i watch an Anime. Here is my review about this flawed masterpiece.
I liked the story because it reminded me of our society, people taking advantage of others, people helping others and end up being betrayed by them. The story was about this selfish, pervert, bad person Mizuno Kanta and you may or may not like him because of how he is, but he followed his own desicions, he is a mercenary that only helped if there was money involved, if not he could let a kid die in the desert without feeling guilty, is not the typical white knigth MC he is ''Sunabouzu'' and there is more to the story than that, it was outstanding.
Art & Animation
Even if i saw this anime back in 2005 i would think that they could have done a better job with the art style, and a lot of character looks the same like all the girls had the same face but they just changed the hair style and that confused me thinking they were the same but the animation was good.
At first i didn't like the OP but after listening to it in each episode i was liking it more and more, it was goofy and different, same with the ending but i didn't like that much the 2nd OP and ED, the OST was great in every scene.
Kanta or ''Sunabouzu'' is remarkable, he is a pervert, selfis prick, immoral douche, but he is following his ideals, he hates people that wants to help other people or the world change for the good, he wants it to stay like it is, because he thinks that way is balanced, he doesn't change a bit, like the typical guy that is tough outside but good on the inside, he stays like he is, but goes further more to follow his ideals, he can't say no to Junko because boobs, you will like him, hete him, despise him, like him again, maybe cry for him.
-Asagiri Junko is a big breasted woman that always use Kanta to do her job, she always betrays him after he does her job, you may like her or hate her.
-Amagumo this guy was always funny, everytime he appeared was funny and make you laugh, he was unique.
-Taiko is someone i liked since her first appearence for some reason, and i tought she was going to be a good part of the anime, and i was correct and even bigger than i expected at the end, you will see why.
There's a lot of good character like the Kagamuchi Brothers, Natsuko and why she followed the life she has and whose fault it is, outstanding characters.
I enjoyed how funny this was, the adventure they had, the contracts he tooked, the characters, and how it makes you feel that there is not bad guys vs good guys at the end so for me the enjoyment was outstanding.read more
Its that time again! I review a shitty series that caused at least a few rage induced aneurysms. Today that series is Desert Punk!
The story is about a mercenary called the Desert Punk, who is a legend in the post apocalyptic wasteland of the future. The Punk goes on many random adventures and adopts an obnoxious little brat because he hopes that one day she will become a hot chick that he can bang! It is essentially a brainless, screwball comedy meets an echii ero series.
The only real character with development is the eponymous Desert Punk and he gets really old, really fast. He is like having Carrot Top as the main hero of an anime! One of the most annoying characters I have ever seen. period.
The art is sort of decent for 2004, but not that great. I guess its better than anything else in this painful to watch piece of shit!
The soundtrack is meh. At least it isn't as bad as the story and characters.
Desert Punk is an obscure series for VERY good reason. It isn't funny, not even remotely at any point! It isn't erotic, and you should be bitch slapped for even trying to jack it to Desert Punk! It isn't exciting, moving, let alone thought provoking. It simply doesn't have any merit whatsoever. The only thing this series accomplishes with gusto is how god damned annoying it is!
I've seen a LOT of bad anime, but Desert Punk is way up there on my shit list. No wonder ADV films went bankrupt. They picked a few good series to adapt, but then they also picked the worst shit in existence like Najika Blitz Tactics, MD Geist, and Desert Punk! If you ever see a copy of Desert Punk for 3$ in a bargain bin, RUN! You run your ass off! Or, if you are a man or woman of great courage, destroy it. I personally recommend dousing it with kerosene and setting it on fire!read more
Ahh, Desert Punk, this show is all about the nice surprises:) It is something you definitely shouldn't miss out on, despite the fact that it's kinda hard to get into at first.
First of all, let me tell you that I almost dropped this series.I watched the first 5-6 episodes and I stopped, because quite frankly I didn't think I could handle any more boob jokes.However, the other day,having nothing to do, I decided to finish the series.Much to my surprise, despite that the boob jokes did not diminish in numbers, the show started to grow on me, mostly because of the wonderful character development. Also, it is a very light-hearted show ( for the most part, more on this below ), and it's quite funny.My personal favorite among the supporting characters remains Amagumo, this guy makes me chuckle every time he pops up on screen :)
However, what got me completely by surprise is the fact that a series that started in such a simplistic way presented me with one of the most profound and satisfying endings I've seen in anime.Without spoiling it, I can just say that it is about freedom: not necessarily the freedom of making the RIGHT choice, but the freedom of making A choice.Your choice and no one else's.And have the strength to face the consequences of that choice without lying to yourself.For Sunabozu is not presented as an ideal, but as a real person, with real strengths and flaws, who till the very end remains true to himself. This is more than can be said about many of the other characters, which throughout the series seem to have indisputable moral superiority over Kanta.Desert Punk is also one of the few animes where there is no distinction WHATSOEVER between good guys and bad guys.It's all about different groups of people in the middle of the desert, fending for themselves.I felt very realistic.
That's pretty much all I'd like to say about the show.I won't comment on the technical aspects , I think you'll get a better idea of them by simply watching 5 mins of an episode.So, to wrap it up, give this show a chance, you won't be disappointed.read more