Anime Review Roundup
Nerima Daikon Brothers might just be the ticket, as it’s another comedy from anime mirth-meister Shinichi Watanabe, a.k.a. Nabeshin. This one’s a little special though, as when he created Nerima Daikon Brothers, he created the world’s first (to my knowledge) anime musical series. This is an anime show with singing and dancing, owing more than a little to the Blues Brothers. The Nerima Daikon Brothers have a dream, of performing in a massive, packed out concert dome. But all they have is a rickety hand-built stage in their daikon radish field. To make their dreams come true, they need a lot of money, and so their mission (from God) begins!
This Week I’ve Been Mostly Rewatching...
Dirty Pair Flash is daft, entertaining fun, once you get round the idea of the central pair leaving so much collateral damage, death, and destruction around them, that they’re more lethal than the foes they face. It was originally released in the UK by ADV on three volumes, but by the time I got round to collecting them, they’d been long since deleted, and I never managed to find the first volume, although a quick search of Amazon reveals that the ADV discs are now available second hand and in a couple of cases new as well. Fortunately Nozomi Entertainment rescued the license and released a re-mastered version of the show in 2012, and that is still available for import as new. Here’s my review of that complete collection.
All the Anime finally released Nerima Daikon Brothers on DVD after years of delay last Boxing Day.