Desert Punk

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Synonyms: Sunabozu
Japanese: 砂ぼうず
English: Desert Punk
German: Desert Punk
Spanish: Desert Punk
French: Desert Punk
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2004 to Mar 30, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.371 (scored by 5566755,667 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #23772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1633
Members: 140,964
Favorites: 848

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The Great Kanto Desert, a sweltering wasteland of nothing but ruins and sand, is all that remains of post-apocalyptic Japan. The once fair population has been left to cling to the inhospitable dunes for survival. At least, that is the case for normal people. For those who have spent a little too long in the Kanto sun, the desert offers a wondrous opportunity to make a name for themselves.

One such person is the masked handyman "Sunabouzu," or Desert Punk, who has forged a legendary reputation for always finishing his jobs, no matter the nature or cost. Cunning and ruthless, he has become a force of crude destruction to the other desert people. However, the "Vixen of the Desert," Junko Asagiri, discovers that Sunabouzu is not without his weaknesses—he is easily swayed by his insatiable lust for large-breasted desert babes.

Following their chaotic adventures through the Kanto Desert, Sunabouzu features a bizarre cast of personalities who entertain themselves with senseless violence and perversion in a world long destroyed by their forefathers. And just like them, they have not learned a damn thing.

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Opening Theme

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1: "Sand Mission" by ZETKI (eps 1-11)
2: "DESTINY OF THE DESERT" by YUKA (eps 12-24)

Ending Theme

1: "Sunabouzu Ekaki Uta" by Hideaki Takatori (eps 1-12)
2: "Shinkirou" by YUKA (eps 12-24)


Apr 10, 2024
What a breath of fresh air!
i know its an old anime, but the art style holds up, fantastic voice acting , i say that the voice acting that carries the entire show, all voices fit perfectly, its like gintama, the voice actors make the anime shine, highly recommended

Is the story unique?

If it was predictable
No, i did not know where the hell it is going

Do you think the art style is fitting for the story?
May 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Starts really well, and then bottoms out.
It gets severely problematic around the 2/3rds mark, and then they fix it in the only way they can, and the last 1/3rd is pointless waste of time.

The humour at the beginning is good - very crude, definitely ecchi, and definitely pervy teenager oriented, but I remember being that age. As the episodes continue they try to edgelord Sunabouzu and as they all do... he becomes deeply unlikable. A real shame.

There are some absolute stand out episodes where Sunabouzu/Kanta is written correctly, and is great, played well for the fool he is, but also good natured and ...
Jul 8, 2020
Quick take: oof.

The major problem with Sunabozu is that the storyline seems to lack a finite point. Indeed, several plot points are introduced and many seem to be still untied at the end. This is all assuming you get past the first few episodes.

You see, Sunabozu is a nightmare to watch during the first ten episodes or so. The episodic stories are bland at best, but mostly they’re just horrific. I honestly considered dropping after the first episode. Ironically, if you can make it past these beginning episodes, you’ll find that the story begins to take a nice climb into good territory. Things start ...

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