Now in Japan
Tuesday, 06 April 2004 00:00
A story of hair, peace and freedom from the Margerita Empire... It's Bobobo-bo Bobobo, quite possibly the wackiest show of the season...
1 - Soul of the Hair / Sparkling
For some reason, rather than raping & pillaging or whatever when
invading a village, the soldiers of the Margerita Empire just remove
your hair. Go figure. When they pick on young girl Beauty, however,
things don't go quite according to plan - with a mighty flick of his
nostril hair, Bobobo-bo Bobobo saves the day. He's got style, he's got
power.. he's got prehensile nose-hair & little people living in his
nostrils. Ever since he was a kid, Bobobo's been able to hear the
voices of hair - and ever since he was separated from his father (a
finely pH-balanced hair) by the Hair Snatchers he's been out to protect
hair everywhere from them. At least I think that's what was happening -
hard to follow events through all those flashbacks... ^^;
2 - Tears of the Hair / Sentimental
Bobobo-bo faces a battle with Don Pachi, leader of a group who have
mistaken him for a wig-wearer. Easy mistake when you consider what
comes out of his hair at times... Bobobo-bo's solution - wear Don Pachi
as a hat. Problem solved. Cue some more episodes from Bo-bobo Theatre,
explaining Don Pachi's sad history before the battle properly begins...
No sooner does it start, though, than it's interrupted when Beauty is
kidnapped by one of the Hair Snatcher leaders - and so Bobobo-bo and
Don Pachi join forces to rescue her...
Episode 1 was fun - this show is just so off-the-wall & full of
initially unexpected gags that you had to love it. Then episode 2 came
along, and the same jokes were repeated over again, and I lost
interest. I have visions of this being the same thing over & over
again, until Bobobo-bo's nostril hairs become a never-ending nightmare
in my head...
The initial feel of the show is very much like Jungle Guu, but Bobobo didn't quite manage to grab me in the way that Guu
did. It may make more sense to watch one episode at a time - more than
that could lead to overload. Overall, though, I'll say your mileage may
vary - it didn't work for me, but you may have better luck.