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Afro-Ken


Alternative Titles

Japanese: アフロ犬

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2001
Producers: San-X
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Comedy, Kids
Duration: 29 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

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Score: 5.201 (scored by 1,396 users)
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Ranked: #90522
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Popularity: #6617
Members: 2,482
Favorites: 14
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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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Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Jan 14, 2008
Anomalous (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 17, 2008
Foop (All reviews)
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, read more
Mar 25, 2018
MegaTerhorst (All reviews)
One of the best anime out there. Truly a masterpiece.

I didn't know that Afro Ken lived back in the stone age. Didn't he go extinct? It's really a good documentary. I can recommend it.

10/10 Would watch again.

Just for the song.

I laughed at that one joke for 4 minutes. And I just couldn't stop.

To think that I only discovered it by accident.

But I am happy I did.

I think I will make an afro on my head. Yeah!

Afro Ken did nothing wrong. So why did they cut his hair? That's animal abuse.

It's just such a hidden gem
Sep 7, 2016
PotatoAnime (All reviews)
And who said that anime couldn't be art?
The superb, frustrating, rich, imaginative, absorbing, annoying, aggravating, repulsive movie that is Afro-Ken. This movie is a must watch for anyone, I have never, ever seen a movie like this.

This movie challenges the way we view modern cinema, the artistic value breaths down our neck as the intro of this cinematic masterpiece begins. If you have a appreciation for real art, I cant tell you how much you need to watch this.

This movie will bring you love, respect, life, music, soul, frustration and the inevitable death.

Overall all I have left to say is
-10/10-

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