April 10, 2006
Horse 527 - Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo
It is the 31st Century, and the Earth has fallen into dark times under the iron-fisted rule of the Marugarita Empire. The Marugarita Emperor, Tsuru Tsururina the Fourth, has instituted a policy of "hair hunting" as a display of his ruthless power. Feared groups of Hair Hunters roam the land, shaving the heads of the entire human race until they all become bald!
In this dark age, a single ray of hope shines brightly through the clouds: a man who has dedicated himself to protecting the peace and freedom of hair everywhere by standing up to the dreaded Marugarita Empire. That man is BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo, he of the golden Afro and the power of 5 foot long nostril hair!
Now, BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo, master of the infamous Nose Hair Karate techniques, and his sidekicks Beauty and Captain Don Pacci, set off on a journey to save the world from going bald... no really, that is the premise of this anime.
BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo is a martial arts expert who's main techniques revolve around the use of his 5ft long nostril hair. When he learns that a girl called Beauty is about to have her head shaved, because he can hear her hair cry out for a saviour, he decides to go and save her hair - not her, YES, he decides to go and save HER HAIR. Also we meet a man made entirely out of jelly and something that looks like the sun (I have no idea what it's supposed to be).
To accuse this anime of posessing even a thread of sanity is a lie. There's frequent use of hammer-space and the heros will even beat each other up for no reason other than because its fun.
Originally this was meant as a 6 episode filler over the dead rating period in the summer but someone at NHK obviously thought that the best way to spend Japanese licence-payer's fees was to give approval for another 72 episodes. I so hope that we get this in English, I've watched fansubs at anime conventions and have been fabulously confused; that's brilliant.
Kameha-meha-camera open-shutter-special earwax and newspaper ATTACK!!
Posted by Rollo at 12:07