Animation: Fair
Depth: Fair
Design: Weak
Characters: Weak
Story: Fair

Type: TV   (24 episodes)

Vintage: 2004


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What will become of our lovable anti-hero?
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Desert Punk

Summary: >

Centuries after the collapse of civilization, nothing remains but a desolate wasteland. And yet people somehow continue to survive. One man who rules the wasts is said to possibly a demon. His name? Desert Punk. As a mercenary Punk is legendary - which is good because a guy needs to eat. He does however have a few shortcomings, one of which is his preoccupation with women. He's short, ornery and seems to only look out for himself but that's the sort of guy you need to be in these times.

Thoughts: >

So where to start in on this one. Lets start with the good. The dubbing was fine. Punk himself is probably the highlight, which is good since he's the main character. The fact that he's kind of a scumbag only makes him more likable. The focus is on the day to day operations of Punk, with a more serious plot buildup half way through.

Desert Punk is an action title, but instead of an asset it's more like it has action because it's required. The other aspect of Desert Punk is the "comedy", which is mostly a bunch of boob jokes, and overall I didn't fine much of anything funny. This is another show which falls victim to the anime inventing it's own ending separate from the manga. As expected the results are bad.

This is a weird thing to complain about, but the lack of color bothered me. It's just scene after scene of bleak arid brown.

So to sum Desert Punk up, I found it as bleak as the wastelands Punk wanders. I got a small chuckle here and there but not often enough. Mediocre and better to skip.

Quote: >

Junko: I was told that I would have to make vats of his mother's pudding for the rest of my life. He'd whip me until I got it perfect.

Punk: Man that's pretty hot. Sure that guy has to pay for that, but damn I bet she looked good making all that pudding.

Screen Caps: >

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