I know that I did two reviews for this series already
, but I REALLY wanted to go over each episode individually, and I saw this template and I thought it was pretty good, so, without a further delay, here we go!
By the way, nearly all these titles are references to sex and penises. It's all part of the shows facade, which I'll explain later.
Also, by the way, here be unmarked spoilers!Please Touch My Nerima Daikon: 7.75/10Rating: Good
This was quite a good start to this series, introducing the characters well and humorously. Hideki desires to build a music dome up from where his daikon farm, but for now, he must farm with his brother, Ichiro, whom works at a host club, saving tips to help his brother build the dome. Mako, their cousin, is in Nerima at the time and joins the brothers on their adventure. Hideki is interested in marrying her, but Mako denies it, saying that cousins marrying in Japan isn't allowed, although Japan law DOES permit it. Meanwhile, Ichiro is invested with not only keeping his job, but also a panda promptly named Pandaikon. The episode's villain this time is a casting director, saying he can get the band up, but however is only interested in Ichiro's...sausage, lets put it at that. However, the show realizes this is wrong and promptly punish him in such a over-the-top way, it's hysterical! Afterwards, we get introduced to the "Rental Store Owner", who "Rents everything; except money". He's a great character, never being to dick-ish, but just right to get us laughing. Than, the musical re-praise of the opening theme: Whenever this show's main theme pops up, expect a ridiculous song that is insanely catchy, and it happens once per episode! Overall, it's a good episode to a excellent series.Sa Rang Hey Yo with My Balls: 8.5/10Rating: Great
Mako gets caught up with a gambling casino that compliments her with hot guys. Hey, when can I go ther-erm, I mean, it's a great episode. The villain of the day was creative, the way the brothers get out of the trap they are placed in is crazy and weird, yet makes it even more awesome! The gags here work amazingly, from the group's disguise, to the drawn out gag with Hideki realizing he wasn't holding Mako's hand. Another thing I should mention; this series does overly drawn out gags, but they perfected them, usually by making them less than 20 seconds and limiting them to 1 a episode. In the end, this is a great episode.My Shot Will Crash Into Your Backside: 8.5/10Rating: Great
Ichiro goes missing after getting clobbered by a nurse, while he was distracted singing a love song about his panda. Yeah, logic is non-existent here, and the sow realizes that and uses it for all its worth! Anyway, Hideki and Mako to get him back, only to wound get getting hurt and check into the same hospital he is being held at. The nurses have Hideki under-go face surgery for his "injuries" for a high fee, and they keep Mako to steal her young blood. Hideki realizes they not only did nothing to his face, but they also stole Mako, and now must get her back. This is another great episode, as we get treated to more catchy musical numbers, fourth wall breaks that would make Deadpool laugh, and a great climax. There isn't much to say here; moving on!My Gadget (Detective) is Huge, Huh?: 8.25/10Rating: Great
Now we get the introduction to Inspector Widgett, who's set to capturing the Nerima Daikon Brothers after their crimes to the companies they robbed, which they call "robbin hooding themselves", or stealing from the rich and giving to themselves. As a characters, she's amusing, creative and providing a great foil for the NBD. Also, we get introduced to Ichiro's, actually, anyone's, strangest power ever; he can slap anyone and they will fall in love with him, as he demonstrates of Widgett. This is never explained, but is brought up multiple times. Hey, makes more sense than making people's faces 2D animals (looking at you, Dickuro). She tricks the gang into thinking that the police corps are corrupted, and they fall for it, tunneling their way into the police vault, only to see that the Police Chief and the Yakuza Boss ARE in kahoots, and that they are most likely gay for each other. It's insane, silly, and all in great fun.Roll Mine, No. 1: 9.75/10Rating: Gift From God
Oh boy, NOW we're talking! The gang hears of a new host club and that their number one is better than Ichiro's Host Club's number one, which is...Ichiro! Makes sense seeing how he has that hand slap thing going for him. Actually, Hideki notices this, and he tries to get Mako to fall for him in a VERY humorous way! Anyway, the gang goes to the rival No. 1's house, and they see that he is actually a SLAVE to his wife, who is ruling him with a iron fist. Ichiro gets caught, and the group must rescue him and steal the money! This episode is exceptional! The characters are all likable, the jokes work amazingly well done here, and the resolution to this is very surprisingly sweet and heartwarming. It turns out that the wife actually really DOES care for her husband, but was just full of power to show it, and they are running a family. So of course, the gang lets them keep the money, but not without Hideki cursing the existence of family value morals, closing the plot of a very amazing episode.My Backroom Fortune-Telling: 8.75/10
Behold the best villain song this series has: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LUu5J…
. The fourth wall took more damage than the time Uncle Grandpa did it with Steven Universe ("OUR SHIP!"). Anyway, Madame Gokutsobushi is a fortune teller who abuses her powers to make false claims so she can be given the world's source of turning: money. She makes false claims and sells them Survivor-esque immunity idols to keep said claims from happening. It's a very unique, very crazy, and overall, very excellent time, one that leave her outlandish melody engraved into your skull.Play With Mine! Sue Me!: 9/10Rating: Excellent
This is another grand episode. Hideki meets a lawyer that claims that he can change the law so that Hideki can marry Mako. Only problem, besides the obvious one that Ichiro reminded us of, that said marriages were already permitted? The guy is lying, and got a huge fee for overall doing nothing. Meanwhile, Widgett is, to put it bluntly, having a date with Pandaikon and meets her old lover, a spiraly food. If you don't believe this series is off the walls by now, this should convince you. However, despite the sheer stupidity of the concept, it actually ends up working. The writers expect you to take it comically when it's needed, and seriously at other points. Hell, even the big bad here actually has a sad past he dealt with, surprisingly enough! Overall, this is a really excellent episode.My Dirt Cheap Rocket Is About To Launch!: 7.5/10Rating: Good
Well, this is my least favorite episode of the show, but if you can say that your least favorite episode is just "good", than you really found a great series! Here, Ichiro gets abducted by a evil store owner that runs a dirt-cheap store with quality goods, who plans to sell host club men to aliens for money. Meanwhile, Hideki has a fool-proof plan to winning Mako's heart; buying her a expensive ring, one that forces him into debt. This is Hideki's most, as TVtropes says, Magnificent Bastard moment. The ring was actually bought on the cheap at the store the owner that stole Ichiro ran. To add to that, he REFUSES to rescue Ichiro once he realized that Mako had a thing for him, and nly went to rescuing him once Ichiro, through a parody of 2001: A Space Oddessy a la video head, tells Mako that he has 0 interest in her, and he also does it through song. Yeah, Hideki's...interesting behavior held this back, but the rest of the episode picked it up, and gave a good time with it.Cook Up A Erection In Mine!: 9.25/10Rating: ExcellentGive My "Bad" a Thrilla-Thriller! ♪: 9.5/10Rating: Gift From GodA Threesome in My Dome?! 9.75/10
Rating: Gift From GodMy Finish! Take A Look At This! 10/10Rating: Gift From GodArc: Daikon Field Of Dreams 9.5/10
Rating: Gift From God
I'm doing all of these in one go as well as grading the arc because this is more of a over-arching story, so it's for convenience sake that I am doing this. Anyway, the arc starts with a owner of a baseball team wanting to buy the Daikon land the brothers have, and in return he will put a dome on the Daikon Brothers lot. In another plot, Mako meets someone who got a hefty amount of facial surgery done to him he looks like a mutated Pinocchio, wants to build a amusement park over the field. All the while, Ichiro doesn't want to sell the field at all, due to the fact that the brothers built up what there is of the Daikon farm from scratch. Yeah, the moral from Episode 5 is coming in full swing. Gradually through the first 2 episodes, Mako and Hideki leave on their own, leaving a depressed Ichiro alone at the farm. Widgett offers to help him by faking him being in danger to lure Hideki and Mako together to save him. It works, but it is shortly ruined when the 2 wanna-be buyers come to the field once more and spill the truth. In one of the most shocking and surprisingly heartfelt moments of the show, Hideki flat out PUNCHES Ichiro for lying, and more or less forces him to get the deed that he hid. However, the prime minister comes in on a flying pyramid thingy, and because the 2 took so long, he shoots a laser beam at the Baseball Owner and Pinocchio wanna-be. The final part has Hideki and Mako give a burial for the two, which is actually pretty nice. Unfortunately, on news at a local TV store, it says that the army is out to get the Daikon Fields, order from the prime minister, and Ichiro is holding them back with his love slap of conversion of the straights. The 2 make it to the fields in time, but the Prime Minister calls back the army, and brings in his own army of lions, mirroring his election symbol from the poll I mentioned in my ADAM review of the show. The gang retaliates by using their own army of pandas and even a parody of the Takefuji Corporation dancing girls. Hell, even Inspector Widgett tries to help. Unfortunately, not only does the lion army hold their ground, the Prime Minister even blows up the fields, destroying even their Daikon Stage home. This is probably the most shocking thing I seen in a anime, or hell, maybe even cartoon, period. I didn't expect a series that ran on high octane silly fuel to pull something off like this and do it extremely well. Thankfully, the rental store guys window stand is pushed in, and he gives the group a golden microphone, and what results is a reprise of the opening them, and the Prime Minister army finally being rid of. Despite the damages to the field, Hideki declares that as long as they have their dreams, they will still be able to get back up on their feet and get their dome, even showing in the credits them overbuilding the stage and replanting the Daikon Field.
And that's the Nerima Daikon Brothers. Overall, this was a REALLY splendid show! I came in expecting laughs, and I got them plus some of the best characters I ever seen, some of the most intense action scenes ever, and some of the most depressing, motivation and even shocking things as well! This is one series where you would not never forget the song, but also never forget the rest. Do I say everyone should watch it? Eh, I can see some people iffy due to how adult orientated it is. Like a review said for The Binding Of Isaac; "It won't appeal to everyone, but it WILL appeal to people who are AWESOME!"
Plus, episode 10 has a Michael Jackson reference, even in the title. I say that's at least worth checking out!