this feels like a drug-induced hallucination, it's bizarre and unexplanable. the animation is terrible, although for 2001 it's good. it's obviously mean't for not only children but japanese children.
( first review as I am starting with the letter A )
Where do i start?.. ok this is my first review and sadly it had to be about afro-ken and I will tell you why its sad in a minute.
about my review style: i like to be short,and not write too much about unnessesary thing so the review wont get long boring and spoil as little as possible and at the same time explain why i think this or that .
Ok what story? this ova is like a commercial with the designer showing off all the other ken's (the only funny part in this 45 min long torture ova) with this voice actor talking like you are 1 year old and the animation and even the interview being POOR made.
GOD, its simply put CRAP its like one guy spent a few days on a simple 3D drawing board and made a few scenes with x number diffrent hairstyled dogs... its bland,dephtless, low budget ,abysmall.... and all the other words you can find for BAD.
Even Gundam from 1979 with an insanely low budget and a lot reused animation managed to pull it off way better.
I would wish to belive that today with all the CGI and animation technology avable they could get ANYTHING better, but noo, at least in the past it was expensive to draw so you had to make a little effort to manage to sell you'r tv series, but today you can just draw something on flash/paint or something like photoshop and all the teenagers will come running and say its 10/10 awezome! , what happend with depth in colouring i ask?
Conclusion : in this case it's not important but animation could have been way better with little effort
It was just below ok, but the childish voice actor and the crazy ken sounds ruined it totally. a real mess to lisen to!
the only upside are all the funny ken's (dogs) and ofc afro ken's funky hairstyle, ther eis no plot what so ever so that's all there is to it.
DONT watch this unless you are high or LOVE dogs.... O.o
Afro ken is a masterpiece of animation. The brilliance of the plot that will bring you to tears, the characters who will blind you with there awesome symbolism of fahisom and the death of dreams when they are achieved and the animation that will make anime like paprika cut there wrists because they know it can compare. Now some fools may clame that this is just a shitty comershil written buy someone who took to much acied but i have to say it isent random nonsenciel giberish. Its pure genus, masked with nonsensicol insanity. Think the last two episodes of evangellion accept this docent suck. In all seriousness afro ken is the meaning of so bad its good. This ova is so hillariouis that i almost cried. My favorite part is how they tried to make afro ken out to be some kind of god to be worshiped. and went as far to say that he can feel your pain. This is a must watch for fans of bad movies like plan 9 from outer space or fans of mst3k because its like watching one of those movies. I highly recommend this if you can find it but only if you have a good scence of humor.
Story: Um.... what?
There's this dog, right? He has a 'fro. And he's called Afro-Ken, as in "afro dog". And there are these other dogs, they have names like that or something. And there are minute segments of Afro-ken being food, trees or something that changes his 'fro.
Yup. That's about it. It's just that and has pretty much no plot whatsoever. I just gave it a point for there being an interview for some reason.
Animation: I've seen worse. Lot worse at the time of it's watching. The dogs were varied and the 'fros always get some points from me. It will never win any points for having good animation but it will qualify for the hair category.
Sound: The narrator sounded kinda hammy but it worked for me. No qualms about the music and yeah. No awards here either.
Afro: Dogs with afro's. Damn awesome. Drop development, depth, deep drama destiny doo-doo dung. AFRO! One was a disco ball! Come for the starry afro, stay for all the fro's.
Overall: Surprise surprise, despite the copious amount of 'fros abound, it's crap. Don't waste your time as your half hour can be spent watching crap that's slightly better than this.
What the fuck...? This 25-minute wacky ass anime(which it isn't) is one of the weirdest bullshit things I've ever seen.
Pros: Great music.
Cons: Everything but the catchy ass theme song.
You want a good song this is how to do it. I wouldn't recommend watching it but to each his own. IMHO it was a waste of time.