Anime Review: BOBOBO-BO BO-BOBO


When the evil empire is forcing everyone to go bald, it’s up to a man with enormous nose hair and afro of gold called Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (yes that’s his actual name) to save people's free hair.


I’m wondering what the Mangaka (the word you use for manga creator) was thinking when he created the manga that this anime is based on. It has a great message behind insanity going haywire. Some of you that might have seen this hair-raiser may be confused over that sentence. I’m not talking about the insanity part. I might have gone a bit too low with that hairline.

I have stretched the string more than enough. Yes, this show has a good message hidden beneath everything. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo is about accepting who you are while going against societies norms and expectations (insert social commentary here). But that message is more than likely missed like a beard on a Viking. Here we follow a show that on surface level doesn’t make sense even by its own rules. Its insanity from frame one on episode one, to the very end of the show.

Filled with 4th wall breaks that would make Deadpool jealous together with gags. They will make you either laugh or smacking you in the head to see if you're awake (or both). Always expect the unexpected with the show, but even then you will be starring on the screen wondering if you have a massive fever dream. Even as someone that is used to this bonkers type of Japanese storytelling like Gintama and Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure (more about them in due time), I rubbed my eyes from time to time, uncertain if I saw what I saw.

The characters are all a colorful bunch of walking insanity that stick out from each other. They mesh well together like a strawberry on a cheesecake. The art style fits the story great. The voice acting (both on the Japanese sub and English dub) is pure perfection. The voice actors from both must have had the time of their live recording every line. Particularly the main cast.

If you ever wanted a more child-friendly version of Deadpool meets Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, this hairstyle is something for you. If you are someone that prefers your stories on the more sane part of the spectrum, this isn’t something for you. 


If you want to watch it, you can find it here on Amazon. No streaming service has it available as far as I know. 

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