Desert Punk V1 - Enter the Desert
a decimated world deep within the desert, where a less-than-noble hero
fights for less-than-noble causes & chases a voluptuous love interest
for less-than-decent reasons. A world where war is a way of life,
sarcasm is mode of communication and the unexpected is always on the
menu. They call him “Sunabouzou” & despite his diminutive size, the
press release thinks he’s the craftiest, most deadly, most underhanded
bounty hunter out on the sands! I tend to agree.
Desert Punk is a series that takes the “post-apocalyptic” future
predicted by a host of sci fi and anime flicks, and adds a much needed
sense of humour.
Sunabouzou, our “hero” , is a wise cracking bounty hunter with a
renowned reputation. His primary motivation in life juggles between
economic gain, and an infatuation with breasts. “The most perverted
bounty hunter on the sands” is an apt description –leaving him
vulnerable to the charm of any lady he passes. Well, any lady with the
Desert Punk delivers some of the most wonderfully offbeat moments from
any animated series I’ve seen. From villains with taste for pudding,
to sly folk who’d double cross you in a blink of an eye for some vodka
for their tomato juice – Desert Punk fills the bleak, barren desert
environment, with enough colourful characters and situations to really
bring the series to life.
The animation is hardly breathtaking, but remains sharp and detailed
throughout. A great deal of attention has been to character design, and
background setting – viewers should keep a keen eye scanning the
background for visual gags.
Curiously, it is the English language track that receives the 5.1
surround sound treatment – something utilized in the many action
sequences throughout – with bullets flying from all directions. The
Japanese soundtrack appears only in stereo, although dialogue remains
crisp and clear in both .
With a mix of inventive gun battles spliced between plenty of laughs,
Desert Punk, will, if anything, add a touch of variety to your anime
collection. Definitely lots of fun.
DVD Extras were not included for review.