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Desert Punk

Alt titles: Sunabozu

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In the future, a man roams through the desolate wastelands. His enemies whisper his name with fear and awe: the "Demon of the Sands". Using his skills and ingenuity, as well as having a mind for tricks, he has a perfect record as a bounty hunter. Yet, he is still a man, and may have finally met his match in the beautiful and very well endowed Asagiri Junko. Now, he must learn to deal with the the harsh climate, hapless outlaws, and his complete weakness for the opposite sex!

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Desert Punk 1997 TBD
Name Role
Takahiro YOSHIMATSU Character Design
Takayuki INAGAKI Director
Kouhei TANAKA Music
Masatoshi USUNE Original Manga Creator
Takashi WATANABE Producer
Yuichi TANAKA Producer
Kazuhiko SUZUKI Producer
Takeyuki OKAZAKI Producer
Yoko KAWAHARA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Desert Punk flyingmongoose 10/10 Feb 25, 2014
Sunabozu flyingmongoose 10/10 Feb 25, 2014
Desert Punk IgnisVengeance 5/10 Sep 22, 2013
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“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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A faceless man, scouring the desert while using guns to fend off attackers. This would apply to both series. The differences lie more in the somewat more physical humor and the (little) fanservice in Sunabouzu. Also the plot is quite a bit less mind confusing in Sunabouzu as opposed to Trigun, which does make an attempt to weave a storyline.

Both Trigun and Desert Punk are action-packed and have loads of comic relief. If you liked the desert/post-apocalyptic setting with a hint of lost technology thrown in in one, you'll be set with the other.


Do you like some comedy with your action, an unlikely funny hero, some awesome gun fighting, and a desert setting with hardly any technology? Well both Trigun and Desert Punk are two series who share these same qualities. If you enjoyed one then check out the other.


Vash the Stampede is a great character; he is valiant, chivalrous, deceptively brave, naive, honest, kind and a very skilled shot that's only aimed for good. Trigun's story is of love and peace and ultimately how two very similar people can stray in very opposite directions.

Kanta Mizuno is a major letch. He's brave, or maybe just stupid. He's deceitful and kind of nasty. He's an amazing marksman and will lend his skill so long as there's something in it for him. Desert Punk's story is of lust and war and ultimately how one guy can go in any direction at any time.

The stories and characters are so opposite that they go full circle and become similar. So are the characters and you come to love them for all of the reasons that they are dissimilar. Both are good old sci-fi-futuristic-old-west-gunslingin'-action anime.


Both series take place in baron, post-apocalyptic wasteland environments. Both series have a main protagonist who acts goofy at time, though it's more evident in Sunabozu which can be very slapstick at times.

In both Anime' the main protagonist is a form of bounty hunter with an avid interest in large breasts.


Looks like DP was a inspired by Trigun. Someone thought that people would watch a crazy lone gunman take on the desert again? Well they thought right...After quite a while a new refreshing anime like Trigun came. both main characters have some similaritties but are not the same. DP is even more down to earth than Trigun, and all characters are grey. No good vs. bad, black vs. white, just people here. Good, bad, black & white. Both have the same amount of funny in a bit sick way, and just the right amount. I cant remeber when i laughed so much in a serie like in DP. Probably Seinfeld.  You just have to watch them both.


Endless deserts, and explosive gun fights. These series feel like siblings, Trigun being the older, quirky but serious when the time comes, and Desert Punk, the loud, violent little brother who goofs off constantly.

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Gokudo is an adventurer who lies, cheats, and steals to get exactly what he wants, until he steals a magic sword. After a comedic lesson in humility and the prospect of riches and women, he embarks on a quest to save the world of magic. Travelling with the slime-ball Gokudo are royalty, fantastic creatures, and even gods.

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Desert Punk and Gokudo revolve around anti heroes who don't really care or even like the other characters they travel with. They are only in the adventure for their own greed, and it usually gets them into trouble. Both anime are pretty funny and worth watching.


Though the settings are different, Desert Punk and Gokudo both have anti hero protagonists who only care about personal gain. They are both hilarious and have the same kind of feel to them. If you enjoyed one, you would definitely like the other.

Lupin III

Lupin III

Arsene Lupin the Third is the world’s most notorious thief, a master of disguise and an unashamed ladies man! Working alongside his partner-in-crime Jigen, the carefree Lupin, shoots, steals and flirts his way across the world while avoiding his ever-persistent nemesis, Inspector Zenigata. Whether he is trying to win a Grand Prix race, defeat an invincible magician or steal a set of precious playing cards from a millionaire, nothing is impossible for the great Lupin the Third.

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Desert Punk and Lupin are about crime and going against the government and cops. If you like crime anime, watch them both!


Lupin from Lupin III and Sunabozu from Desert Punk are similar characters in many ways. Partially motivated by profit and earning the reputation of their trade through their numerous bag of tricks. Add in their weakness for the opposite sex, and you hae a full bag of similarities. Beyond the similarities of characters, both series define themselves through their humor and crazy capers. If you enjoyed one, you will definately enjoy the other.

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Soul Eater

Soul Eater

In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!

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Both of these anime will make you laugh. They both have great action. If you like anime that make you laugh and at the same time in the grip of suspense I would choose desert punk or soul eater. Both of these anime are completely random and filled with slapstick humor.


LOVED both shows have great action and drama, although Desert Punk does have echii ness involed, I would recommend either full of LMFAO humor, an keep you entertained throught out all the episodes enjoy!!!

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Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai

In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?

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bouth series have very unique animation styles. Bouth series have a lot to do with worlds without much order and bouth are highley perverted and violent. Bouth alos have a lot to do with villanins using technology that is rare for evil purposes.

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