After meeting a dancing old man in what she thinks is just a crazy dream, a preteen schoolgirl embarks on a series of fanservice-filled magical girl adventures with a little creature named Ongo who might be evil and a shy girl with mysterious powers named Nami.
Anyone else remember George of the Jungle? Strangely enough that film (which is, by no means, a good film) came out the same year as this piece of garbage OVA which is all about characters from the jungle. Although instead of Brendan Fraser's abs we get tits the size of Mars.
Either way, it's that time for Papa LIQ to talk about another crappy relic of the past and today we have Jungle de Ikou! An absolutely terrible late nineties OVA about a loli girl who transforms into a big boob slut. But, before that, let's actually describe the plot to this masterpiece of writing.
The story starts when a young loli girl sees a strange old man in her dreams after her father brings her back a gift from New Guinea. This strange man bestows her with a necklace which unlocks great power, but, only after she does an extremely strange and sexual dance which involves grabbing her tits and touching her ass. May I remind you this girl is only ten years old? The show constantly throws her into situations in which we see her underwear and they sexualise her so much to the point where I can't even continue watching. Don't worry though, you filthy, possibly pedophilic weebs. After her strange voodoo dance, she turns into a spirit called Mii, who has extremely large tits so-much-so that it borders Eiken levels of over sexulisation. So she is essentially a ten-year-old in the body of someone of legal age. NOW the cops can't get ya!
Continuing on with the 'plot' of this show, upon gaining these new powers, she also unlocks the seal to an old spirit of the jungle called Ongo who is said to be able to destroy the entire world! And that's it for the plot. Nothing else happens. The rest of the show is essentially just fan-service with poor excuses for comedy thrown in.
The characters are not much better either. Each one of them is so generic and dull to watch that I'd prefer to stick red hot needles in my eyes. Ongo is annoying as hell, the main female lead, Natsumi, is just an excuse for fan-service and the spirit that she transforms into is just an excuse to throw a pair of tits onto the screen. The scenarios in which the characters find themselves in COULD be fun but there was no attempt whatsoever. Each joke is essentially a boob joke or a dick joke and every situation is used to showcase as many boob bounces as possible. Even when the show is trying to be more emotionally heavy in its climax, I couldn't take none of it seriously since the show didn't take anytime to build up any characters. And, also, beside the fact that the spirit big boob chick grew to the size of a skyscraper and thought the final enemy topless complete with one hundred boob bounces.
'But Papa LIQ, this show sounds amazing! Who doesn't want to watch a girl with big tits fight?' Well, to answer that question, I would've liked to have seen that too. As much as I tried to see this show as campy schlock action that I should just enjoy and not think about, I couldn't do that since the entire show was so boring. If you go into this OVA just wanting to see a girl with large tits fight then you'll be disappointed since she only transforms a couple of times and the animation and art is not appealing enough anyway to watch this show from a superficial standpoint. Everything is so dry and so dull that I couldn't enjoy a single thing in it. The music was bad and the English dub, MY GOD was terrible! While it is not the worst I have ever seen, not a single person gave a hoot about their role or character and it felt like everyone wanted to go home for the day.
This OVA is one you should avoid. Like, don't even attempt to watch it. If you want fan-service shows, there are far better ones out there. Unless you want to see loli fan-service, ya sick twat.
As a slightly older anime fan at 26, I have seen a LOT of shitty anime. Some think that anime has only recently started going down hill and there wasn't shit like Boku no Piko and Seikon no Qwasar in the glory days of the 1990s. Those people are wrong...because this unholy abomination exists.
A little girl learns how to do an erotic twerk dance and becomes a fertility goddess with huge tits. However, you are supposed to wack off to a little girl in an adult's body. Its Lolicon and giant tit fetish hentai like Eiken at the same time! Honestly there is no
plot in this piece of shit. If you want a summary of the plot...tits. That's the plot!
There are no likeable characters or clever character development to be seen here. Only poorly drawn giant titties. Much like Dennis's drawings from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The very least an H series can do is have decent art right? I gave mentally handicapped and morally repugnant Seikon No Qwasar a decent rating in the art department, so I don't just rate 1/1/1/1/1 because I hate the series. The art truly is deserving of a 1.
An obnoxous "tropical" chant happens when she does her racist jungle twerk. I guess that counts as a soundtrack
I would rather beat my tongue wafer thin with a meat tenderizer and staple it to the ground with a croquet hoop, than watch another episdoe of Jungle De Ikou.
This series pulled it off. The imperfect 1/1/1/1/1. It absolutely sucks in every category. Even Mars of Destruction would get a 2 in soundtrack for hilariously using shit quality midi recordings of classical music pieces. This is the 2008 Detroit Lions of anime! Watch it if you dare, but don't say I didn't warn you!
Jungle de Ikou is another one of those prime examples of a title that banks soly on its "echhi" factor, that it doesn’t really care to make much emphasis on anything else.
Or lack there of one, basically all it has is Natsumi (main lead) receive an ancient artifact from her dad, and is told she is suppose to save the world from the "god of ruin." Now I am all fine with a three episode OVA developing a mini plot like that, but there is just no emphasis on just where they are going with it. As the first two episodes simply have Natsumi
taking on either a jealous rival, or fixing mistakes which she made herself!! Which are just mostly used as time fillers for the main showdown with the "god of ruin" to arrive. When Natsumi transforms herself in to "Mii" (goddess of fertility and the heroine) all she does is bounce around on screen with her overly huge breast, which the camera draws close into ever few minutes, without her actually having any style as to how she defeats her enemies. (Now I don't have a problem with fan service, but most of the style in which they do it in just comes off as more disgusting than anything else.) Most of the time she wins by pure accident because the enemies either kill themselves, or she makes a mistake in the fighting which works in her favor. (though she does defeat the end boss in a redeeming way of sorts) The whole story overall is just a bunch of crazy erotic dancing that is meant to keep the viewer entertained, but mostly comes out as rushed and totally inspired!
Honestly I would have much preferred them to just combine the first part of episode one with the last episode showdown, as the first two episodes deal nothing with the over all plot it makes, and just has the main heroine wasting her time on totally unrelated things. There really is no excuse for this, because it is only a three episode OVA!!!!! That being said though, even the last episode feels rushed itself, as the main villain just pops out of nowhere, and the viewer isn’t even given any chance to figure out just who he was the whole time!
I guess it goes without saying, but some viewers will find this offensive. What with its close up breast shots, sexual and erotic dances, and an old man that has a saber tooth jamming out of his crotch.
Its decent enough, considering this is actually an older title the anime does show some pretty good color and detail for its time. The characters themselves what with their chibi style design, I found to be cute too. That aside though, their overall style and appeal is just a lack luster, and most viewers will probably find them more on the side of generic than anything else. Its almost like the artists drew one single character design, and incorporated little bits and pieces of it to most of the entire cast. (In other words, I found the character design, while cute, to be pretty repetitive and lifeless!) Which is sad since the characters themselves do move with pretty good fluidity! Its does its job alright, but there is just no substance to it.
Truly the best part of the show, it gives off these cool jungle beats that differ depending on the situation in the series, they climb to a suddle style heartbeat when a enemy is lurking, then beat faster as the action takes place. Even though that's pretty much the only memorable piece from the background music! The opening j-pop theme titled "J" I actually kinda liked, its a nice party mix theme, (even if it does seem a bit dated by today's standards) and the ending one was alright as well because it gives off a more sincere tone, which at least adds some variety to the mix. Most of the character voices on the other hand come off as just down right annoying, they just overact way too much! While others make it obvious they are reading from a script.
Sigh......it had potential, but all the characters are just totally undeveloped. And those with actual redeeming values either steal it from another style of characters found in another anime, (Nami the nice girl supporting character) or simply do it by over acting, which doesn't come off as funny in the least. I just couldn't really connect with any of them, as most supporting characters were too by the book as far as personality goes. To its credit though, they have all characters both supporting and main, given enough spotlight time to where you don't ever feel they are simply hiding them in the background, thus using them for show. The only character I kinda sorta liked was Nami, but even that was more of a default feeling, since the whole "nice girl" character always gives out that kind of attraction!
Bottom Line: 4/10
Jungle de Ikou had a nice concept here, but just never gave any attempt into working it together, as this title feels overall like a rush job. Which is sad since I feel it had a nice idea with the whole "Jungle superhero" theme, had they given some effort into making it more than just a girl with huge breasts bouncing around all over the place, it could have been great!
As it stands I really can't recommend this, other than to the huge "hardcore echhi" fans out there. There are much better series in this genera out there, I would personally just skip this one.
A short little story me and my friend watched at his suggestion...Okay I don't regret it but at the same time I could've gone without it.
Story- Story think spirit world meets real world to create comedy. This series was funny and slightly perverted. I'm not lying about the funny part when the dancing started I fell over laughing and spent the next week cracking up whenever I thought about it.
Art- Art was surprisingly good if the animation hadn't been so dang choppy it definitely would've made a better score but hey nobodies perfect and this series is a bit old.
Sound- I was so happy that
my friend owned the DVD can you say subtitles and japanese audio I can and I say thumbs up to the voice actors. Also what impressed me about the sounds was how well background music matched the situation most animes tend to just cycle music then again I suppose this series never got the chance to because of how short it was.
Character- Character development was not that good in fact the only real character development I got was when they explained the whole this happened thousand years ago blah blah blah thing.
Enjoyment- I thought the series was pretty dang funny I for one found it hard to not laugh.
Overall- If you want a good laugh this is pretty good series be warned though it is a little perverted so if you can't take a little ecchi humor you shouldn't watch this.