Aug 9, 2022
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo was one of my favorite anime, and still is. The non-sensical Hajike that the trio of Bobobo, Don Patch, and Tennosuke, alongside Heppokomaru and Beauty's tsukommi is something that's probably never going to be replicated again.
A lot of the manga is quite cluttered, with honestly, yes, rough drawing that isn't exactly pretty to look at. However, it maintains the craziness that it needs to, and despite the cluttered backgrounds and panels, they're full of action and excitement. There's so much going on that it's actually hard to keep track of what's going on. So many parodies, references, and jokes flew over my head
because there was just too much of them. The slapstick, nonsensical nature of the gag humor in the show never quite gets stale. It's true that the very last arc of the manga was a bit disappointing compared to the other arcs, and the comedy certainly dropped to a certain degree, but even so, a pleasant experience.
There's an immense cast of characters, some of them, you'd think be annoying or over the top. I actually don't think so. Every character has a purpose, and they all play different roles in the ever-changing comedy and scenarios that the team is in. I do think that for the slapstick nature of the show, Bobobo basically is never at the butt end of the joke, which does hurt a bit in terms of character dynamics. Don Patch is a lot better, but Tennosuke is essentually a punching bag.
There's flaws, but a lot of good things also.
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