Nerima Daikon Brothers

Title:Nerima Daikon Brothers
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Notables: R1 License - FUNimation
WATANABE Shinichi (Nabeshin)
There is a young boy who cultivates (Japanese) daikon radishs in Nerima, Tokyo. His name is Hideki and he has a dream to build a big concert dome in his daikon field. To learn to music trade, Hideki decides to work for a nightclub, “Echo DA, EKODA”. Joining him is Mako (his cousin), who used to be a pop idol. Also joining him is a panda, who strangely enough likes daikon very much. Togeather (along with Ichiro and the panda), they form the special musical group “Nerima Daikon Brothers”. In addition to playing music, they fight in the name of justice - punishing any evils that they encounter.

Based on a manga by Kondo Takamitsu.

New series scheduled to aire on 01.10.2006
Produced by Studio Hibari
12 TV Episodes.

On July 4th ’08, it was announced that R1 License for this title has been transferred from ADV to FUNimation.
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Watch 7 5 6 6 5 5 Ggultra2764 [series:1290#1552]
Nerima Daikon Brothers incorporates musical numbers into its comedy focused on Hideki, Mako and Ichiro having a radish farm, wanting to be a famous musical band and getting rid of over-the-top evils that plague their city. The formula for it is quite repetitive throughout its run where the group encounter said evil, get ripped off or entangled in it, milk a shop ran by Nabeshin for an item as their deus ex machina and punish said evil while making a failed effort to steal the money from said "evil doer of the week". A good number of the musical numbers involve the characters reflecting on their situation or ogling others for favors, and tend to have the same melody incorporated into the different songs sung by different characters in each episode, which makes the musical element seem a bit flat as things drag on and becomes increasingly noticeable with its comedic style. Many of the baddies in the series are apparently exaggerated parodies of well known pop culture, corporate and political figures in the East. But the only baddie that got me giddy was the Michael Jackson knockoff, as I was lost on whom the others were supposed to represent due to my limited knowledge of Eastern affairs. There are some elements mixed in that try to give the comedic style to the show some freshness, such as Yukika's character introduced in the middle of the show and the final four episodes being an ongoing arc. But the show still sticks with the same plotting setup and these elements don't do much to detract from it. Other than a few gags and the mentioned Michael Jackson ripoff character, Nerima Daikon Brothers was, overall, a very underwhelming comedy title for me thanks to its repetitive comedic style.

Last updated Sunday, February 17 2013. Created Sunday, February 17 2013.
Unevaluated Forbin [series:1290#1573]
Analysis : 1 R1 Disk Watched
  • Drama : Low
  • Comedy : High
  • Action : Low / Med
  • SciFi : Low
  • Ecchi : Low
    • Mostly short skirts
OMG From the Creator of Excel Saga. Nabeshin has decided to make a Musical. And for an added bonus ADV makes the Entire cast SING. And bonus 2 is the entire Full Metal Panic cast.

BTW it is REALLY suggestive, lots of sexual innuendo's run around this series.

Last updated Monday, December 25 2006. Created Monday, December 25 2006.

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