Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu

Title:Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu
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Notables: R1 License - FUNimation
Hare was a happy boy living out his days in the jungle with his mother, but then one day a cute girl Guu showed up and became a member of their household. Turns out the cute side of Guu is fake and the evil side seems to delight in torturing Hare to help further his development. Add the fact that Guu has a complete universe in her stomach and can alter reality and you have this series!

[TV series, 2001, 26 episodes, 24 min; see also: Jungle wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu Deluxe, Jungle Wa Itsumo Hale Nochi Guu FINAL]
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Buy Forbin [series:503#1573]
Analysis : All 6 R1 Disks Watched
  • Drama : Low / Med
    • Mostly at the end
  • Action : Low
  • Comedy : HIGH
  • SciFi : High
    • I STILL don't know who Guu is!
  • Ecchi : Low
    • Mostly suggestive shots, but nothing bad.
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Wow, this is as over the top as something like Cromartie High School. Each episode is pretty much self contained but each is a wonder in itself. DO NOT WATCH MORE THAN 2 IN A ROW! It will burn your brain out. Extremely funny, extremely wacky, and I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT GUU IS!!!!

BTW I haven't seen the other 2 series yet, I hope Funi licenses it.


Last updated Tuesday, March 27 2007. Created Tuesday, March 27 2007.
Watch 6 6 6 6 6 Azusa [series:503#718]
This is a stupid funny series. No help from that robert bodyguard like honestly but o well it's funny so it's all good

Last updated Saturday, June 07 2003. Created Saturday, June 07 2003.
Buy 9 8 10 8 8 Ashibaka [series:503#575]
I'd like to one-up that first review by adding on to most of the scores.
First, a note: The title is a **double entendre**. It also means "the jungle is clear with a chance of showers", and when you compare that to "the jungle was Hale and then came Guu" you'll see the humour.
The anime is completely self-mocking; anime cliches are paraded down the street a la Excel Saga, and Guu makes note of all of them and parodies them. This brings us to Guu, which is an absolutely inspired character design. Some of the characters are just cut-and-dried, but I've never seen anything quite like Guu before to disrupt the flow of an anime.
The art is simplistic because it ought to be. Guu isn't supposed to have fingers; Guu is not human. By my troth, the art in Hale Nochi Guu is better than the art in, say, Gravitation *because* it's simpler.
This would be the perfect anime to show to friends, except that it's not for kids; Hale encounters some rather adult issues that would have Christian fundamentalists up in arms. Another small problem is that Guu is constantly reciting Japanese proverbs, and they are unfamiliar to American ears (besides "birds of a feather flock together", which is the same in both languages). Even so, this anime is a for-sure buy.

Last updated Wednesday, September 03 2003. Created Saturday, March 08 2003.
Rent 5 5 7 7 7 Mark Clifton [series:503#126]
The title translates as "In the Jungle was Hale but then came Guu", and that is pretty much it. Hale was a normal boy living with his very young mother in the jungle. Things were normal as can be, then Guu came to the picture. And Guu is one crazy girl! She can read Hale's mind, causes strange events to happen, has a strange universe somehow inside her... with people and animals that Guu have swallowed living in it... and can consistently break the fourth wall and address the viewer. Guu torments Hale relentlessly as he tries to get through his semi-normal life in the Jungle.

The animation isn't so great though, obviously made for TV. But don't let that bother you, this is an acid trip waiting to happen. Even the opening credits are fun.

I would suggest people to rent it out first. An anime like this can be almost too much for the senses to handle and should be taken with doses. If you enjoy it after some of it, then go get the whole thing. Enjoy!

Last updated Thursday, January 16 2003. Created Thursday, January 16 2003.

Other Sites
Official Japanese Website http://hareguu.bandaivisual.co.jp/
Notes from the Jungle http://ashitaka.home.attbi.com/guu/

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