A diminuitive pink creature orbiting in space called "Kirby" crash lands into Dream Land. Once getting acquainted with the citizens who live there in Cappy Town, he begins to defend the town from the monsters that King Dedede, the self-proclaimed ruler of Cappy Town, orders from the evil Nightmare Enterprises.
I personally have enjoyed what I have watched of Kirby because I am a huge Kirby fan at heart. There are adorable parts to each episode (in other words, everything Kirby does is cutecutecute), and, honestly, that's enough to keep me entertained at times.
However, this anime is obviously geared towards kids for the most part and thus can get pretty annoying at times (for instance, how many times will Kirby be told to inhale an enemy he *can't* inhale?). The storyline is nonexistent at worst and bland at best, although the plotline regarding the origins of Kirby is somewhat interesting.
I would watch this anime if you're a fan of Kirby; I would also like to say that you can easily jump into the middle of the series to watch various episodes without having to know a lot of background, which is a plus for me.read more
This is my first review on this site, so bear with me. I watched Kirby: Right Back at Ya when I was younger, so nostalgia might play a small factor in this review.
The series has its ups and downs. I personally dislike the dubbed version by 4Kids, since every other sentence out of a character's mouth is a corny pun, and somehow 4Kids managed to butcher an already stale story line from the original Japanese version.
If you expect complicated story lines and many plot twists, this show isn't for you. It's simple to follow, since it's a show aimed at kids. If you plan on watching this show instead of playing Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland to understand the story line, I highly recommend you do not do that. The games and this show's backgrounds are from completely different universes altogether.
The animation isn't something to praise over, although that's comparing to today's standards. I didn't complain when I watched it years ago. The animators wanted to include some 3D animation within some scenes. Some of it works out, some of it doesn't.
I think the best part about the show is, not Kirby, despite him being the main character, but Dedede's and Escargon's shenanigans. The two of them make up the show's entertainment more than any other character. There are a few other characters who get their time in the spotlight, but it's usually only for an episode or two out of the 100 episodes, 101 if you include the 3D special.
I believe this show really did have a lot of potential. The villains for example had little background information, so technically you can imagine their background any way you want. They could have made the villains darker and much more threatening to Kirby had they taken the chance, since they're very well known to do that in the Kirby games. But just like the games, they don't emphasize much on background and story.
Overall, I love the show, but it could have been so much more.read more
Disclaiming begin. This is what you would call an initial review. It is my impression of this show after watching a good handful of episodes. This is a long series and if I am to be honest I don't think I will finish it. As a side note to all you nintendians out there I am not a fan boy nor am I a hater. This is just a review from a dude that watched the show. On to it we go.
This show is about as Saturday morning cartoon as it comes. It is cute as all hell and not in the traditional anime style but more in the god dam I want to punch it sort of way. There was nothing overly smart or even particularly interesting about the story either. On top of it all every thing and every name is a pun, and Meta Knight is some sort of Spanish (castanet entrance music and all). Now I don't claim to know much about Kirby but that seems a bit off to me. None of this is necessarily a bad thing though. It makes for great background watching. Some ambient noise to study with or just to play when cleaning or something. The opening song is a good laugh as well.
I could go on with how the characters don't have a lot of depth to them or how simple the animation is but It would not be far to do so. There is an over arching story and there is also 3+ seasons so I have no doubt the characters will grow in a very Pokemon style pattern, gradually. Of the 10 odd eps I watched there were still moments that had me laughing so I think it will defiantly get better. The "winks" made to the fans of the small pink monster are less than subtle so a true lover of Kirby will get a kick out of this one no question.
So to wrap it up I say have a go and decide if its for your self. It is a great one for the kids as it follows a very simple and repeatable template and as I said its can quite easily be watched on the hand so its not the worst for the older generation.
Fan boys/girls gonna love I can tell you that.read more
I've always really liked the Kirby games, but in most of the games, there isn't really a story and you don't really get to know how the characters act, this show has an actual story and characters with personalities!
At first, I was worried that this show would ruin my opinion of the games, but it just provided some explanations for things and made me really like this whole franchise even more than I used to.
This show's story is mostly just that King Dedede tries to defeat Kirby using the Demon Beasts he orders from Holy Nightmare Co while messing with everyone else. Sometimes Dedede doesn't do anything, but it still mainly Holy Nightmare's fault that everyone has problems. There are also the Star Warriors and the Galaxy Soldier Army side ploy which I find really cool and interesting, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone.
This series is sometimes kind of childish, as it is a kid's anime. Though it is also sometimes kind of dark, at least in the japanese version. It's kind of repetitive, but that's kind of the point. xD
I really like the art for this show, it seems well done in my opinion and everything's so colorful and there's so many cute things. They used quite a bit of CE and I think that it's fine mostly, though in my opinion I think it's weird how they made Dyna Blade with CE like that, all the time.
The voice actors in this show are great in the Japanese version, though I dislike a majority of the voices in the English version, mainly Tiff's and Tokkori's, sorry.
The music is awesome. A lot of it is remixes of songs from the games, too. I've always really liked Kirby music, so I can't say no to that and Macho-san's song 'Go Go Heaven', though it was weird, it was very addicting as well.
They've added some new characters in this series, some of them are just temporary, some are side characters, but others are even main characters. Escargon/Escargoon and Customer service, two characters originally from the anime appeared in the game Kirby: Mass Attack.
About the characters though...
There are the Cappies who are the main inhabitants of the village and instead of attacking people and wearing strange mushroom caps and bouncing around like they do in the games, they are somewhat peaceful, civlized people, though they are quite stupid and due to this are manipulated by Dedede often enough in this show.
Kirby is a pink puffball who can copy the abilities of others or of things. He is a Star Warrior. He's confirmed to be a baby in this show, so he can't speak except for the made up word 'Poyo', but that makes him even more likable, since it is pretty cute. Kirby loves eating and sleeping and playing with his friends. He's not the smartest, as seen in many episodes and he gets tricked/ridiculed (mostly by King Dedede) very easily. He's so cute and naive, yet he can fight fiercely whenever needed, often aided by his warp star.
Fumu/Tiff is one of the villagers who is not a Cappy, she is quite compassionate towards others and one of the only smart people in this show and I find myself agreeing with her quite a bit, though sometimes she is kind of naive and gets annoyed easily. She is one of the main characters and usually one of the main reasons why Dedede's plans fail. She is very protective of Kirby and she loves and cares about him and due to that fact, she can control his warp star and calls for it when he needs it most.
Bun/Tuff is Fumu's younger brother. He is like Fumu's opposite, but they still get along well.
King Dedede is an obnoxious, selfish, bratty penguin who always has to get his way. He's always buying new demon beasts/monsters which he uses to try to defeat Kirby, but always fails and ends up with a huge bill for buying the demon beast without looking at the price. He seems to enjoy bullying Escargon.
Escargon is Dedede's sidekick/servant who gets beaten up all the time, yet stays with him.
Meta Knight is the mysterious, smart, awesome knight...guy. He's an experienced Star Warrior who works for King Dedede. He's pretty strong, but he only ever helps Kirby if he REALLY needs it. Oh yeah and his eyes change color depending on his mood, now tell me that isn't awesome.
I think I've explained enough about the characters, moving on.
I generally enjoyed this show A LOT. I love how all the characters act and it's funny to see them interact. It shows how different they all are and I guess I really like that, especially when they try to achieve the same goal, like how Fumu takes care of Kirby and always tries to help him in need and encourage him, yet Meta Knight lets Kirby face the harsh reality and rarely steps in to help, Fumu may call him cold, but they both want the same thing, they want Kirby to grow up enough to become a strong warrior so they can defeat Nightmare.
It teaches a lot of great life lessons, yup. Such as...
Don't kill people's dads...Don't waste food...Slavery is bad...umm...
You get the point, I hope. ^^ Sorry if you don't, I tried.
If you do watch this series, I would recommend watching the Japanese version though. But I couldn't find maybe 10 of the later episodes with subs, or the movie with subs so that might be a problem for those of us who can't speak Japanese, unless you can switch to English.
But, seriously the English version changed many things, including bits of some of the characters' personality and some scenes were deleted and things in general were altered, like instead of there being a Galaxy Soldier Army, all the rebels/army were referred to as Star Warriors, even if they're not Star Warriors. They got rid of most of the original soundtrack, which was really nice and there were lots of remixes of songs from the games. Also, I found some of the English voices annoying, but that's my opinion. I'm sure there are some things I've missed, these are just examples.
I don't know what else to say, if it wasn't clear, I like this show a lot.