Afro-Ken

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Japanese: アフロ犬


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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2001
Producers: Sunrise, San-X
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Other
Genre: ComedyComedy
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.221 (scored by 20202,020 users)
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Ranked: #122922
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Popularity: #9618
Members: 3,594
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Synopsis

Afro Ken is a Japanese character created by the San-X company, which creates other anime-style characters such as Kogepan. He is a dog with a rainbow-coloured afro. He is innocent and blameless and always in a good mood. Afro Ken is always willing to try new things. Afro Ken is attracted to objects that look like he does. His hair changes to look like these things as he gets close to them.

There is an Afro Ken Family Tree with other dog characters who have outrageous names, such as Techno Ken, Funky Ken, Lord Ken, Super Afro Ken, and Normal Ken. Unlike the others, Normal Ken does not have wild hair.

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"Moko Moko Afro-Ken (もこもこアフロ犬)" by Two Ball Loo
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"Moko Moko Afro-Ken (もこもこアフロ犬)" by Two Ball Loo




Reviews

Jan 14, 2008
Afro-Ken is certainly a weird little OVA; it's not really about anything in particular, and yet still manages to be entertaining. Based on a line of toys by the people who brought you Hello Kitty, Afro-Ken is about a cute dog with an afro and all of his friends, most of whom are also cute dogs with afros. The "story" introduces the different dogs and features silly little elements of their lives... and that's it. It's not really a story at all, but it does what it needs to do: look cute and advertise toys.

And look cute and advertise toys it does. Afro-Ken covers dozens ...
Mar 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Before the mascot-creating corporate giant San-X filled store shelves with Rilakkuma, they did so with Afro-Ken. This short and sweet OVA by San-X and studio Sunrise follows the titular mascot character Afro-Ken and his friends living life and having fun in their bright and colourful world.

The OVA mostly opts for visual storytelling and wordplay for all the different afro dogs interacting with their afro world, thus there is no overarching plot to speak of. The intended audience for young children helps make it easy to understand what little context we get in narration. The plot is by far the weakest link of the OVA in ...
Sep 17, 2008
Afro-Ken is the story about a dog with an Afro. I don't need to go much further for you can see the plot would definitely not be good with those two elements. It is about him trying new things. And having an Afro. This is one majestic Afro, which brings us to the review.

Story- There really is no story to this that matters, if there even was, it would make it worse, considering you can't have that good of a story in a one episode ova. That is why it gets a four. As I said, a story in a one episode show is pointless, ...

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