Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi GuuShin-Ei Animation
Haré was a happy boy living out his days in the jungle with his mother, but then one day Guu showed up and became a member of their household. Throughout the series he faces many hardships as he tries to keep Guu out of trouble in the jungle.
“Bizarre” might be an understatement in describing the world of Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu (simply referred to as Hare+Guu). The anime presents itself as a zany, yet heartwarming, kaleidoscopic fusion of comedy, spoof, and surrealism. It breaks conventional anime templates and takes the road less traversed in storytelling, very fitting for its exotic jungle setting.
The story primarily revolves around the everyday happenings of Hare, an easygoing boy living in the jungle with his whimsical mother and, by a turn of unprecedented events, an unusual entity known as Guu. Guu may look like a little girl on the surface, but her whimsical personality and surreal abilities suggest otherwise, leading to a hilarious yet profound exploration of jungle life through a lunacy-laced lens.
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu isn’t the most visually startling anime you’ll find on the block, but it doesn’t need to be. Its visual simplicity complements its humor-driven narrative perfectly. The characters’ exaggerated expressions brilliantly depict the comic timing and the overall strangeness of the scenarios. For admirers of classical art styles, Hare+Guu offers a nostalgic stroll down the anime aesthetics of yesteryear.
Storyline and Characters:
The storyline of Hare+Guu is what makes it stand tall in the room of run-of-the-mill animes. Hare, Guu, and the entire jungle fraternity will likely leave you chuckling, if not outright laughing. The contrast between the easygoing Hare and the cryptic, even bizarre, Guu forms the backbone of the anime. The retro setting of the jungle, the eccentric characters, and the unpredictable plot twists make Hare+Guu an unforgettable trip to Weirdsville.
Even in terms of auditory delight, Hare+Guu manages to give fans an earful. The background score and sound effects gel well with the overall quirky ambience of the anime. And the opening and closing tracks? They capture the wacky nature of this anime perfectly, so much so that you won’t be skipping them even after multiple episodes.
The anime certainly speaks to a unique and eclectic audience. If you’re in for a conventional anime with predictable characters and tropes, Hare+Guu might not be your cup of tea. However, if you’re ready to take a dive into uncharted, chaotic but remarkably fun waters, don’t miss Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu. Stream it, rent it, buy it, share it, and prepare to be enthralled. Our score? A solid 8 out of a possible 10!
P.S.: Remember to watch those omake extras and the final episode!
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