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The Super Milk Chan Show, Vol. 1 - 100% Whole

3.9 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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The sequel to Super Milk-Chan (a 1998 cartoon segment on Flyer TV), The Super Milk-Chan Show suggests a mixture of Excel Saga, The Powerpuff Girls, and South Park. The title character is a venal, "super-deformed" little girl whose language is often bluer than her hair. Accompanied by light bulb-shaped robot Tetusko and a slug named Hanage ("nose hair"), Milk runs around solving crimes at the behest of Mr. President. The minimal, recycled animation, flat colors, and thick outlines echo the look of Powerpuff Girls. Although obviously intended as a spoof of magical girl shows, The Super Milk-Chan Show isn't particularly funny. The pacing is flat, the characters are uniformly unlikable, and the shtick of a little moppet who swears like a stevedore grows old very quickly. The series is packaged oddly, with fake behind-the-scenes footage at distributor ADV Films intercut with the animation on the "100% Whole" disc. The second disc of "Original Japanese Episodes" includes both English and Japanese tracks. (Rated 17 and older: extensive profanity, cartoon violence, risqué, gross, and toilet humor) --Charles Solomon

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: July 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 135 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00029NMIG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,770 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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First off, I want to clear up some misconceptions:

When you buy this DVD, it comes with 2 DVD's... The American(Fosterized) version, AND the original Japanese episodes. One DVD has an american flag on it, the other says 'Original Japanese Episodes'. The Japanese episodes come dubbed, and also with Japanese voice+subtitles. If you rate down this DVD for the poor American version then you're a bit on the dimwitted side. You get both versions.

Now, as for the review:

The American version is, well, moreso translated and changed so that American audiences would find it funny. A lot of people like it, a lot don't. Personally, I can't stand Tetsuko's voice so I didn't bother watching it. This is NOT the version that is shown on Adult Swim. Surprisingly enough, Adult Swim bought the Japanese version and not the American version! Weird? Yeah, it really is. A lot of self-proclaimed American "Otaku" (Ugh...) prefer this version. (Ironic!) Also, this version really DOES seem to be a huge joke on ADV videos behalf. It's almost like they're making fun of poor dubs. (But most people seem to insist they were serious about it. Who know, right?)

Now, the Japanese version. The Japanese version, even when dubbed in english, is really hilarious. The problem is that the humor is rather dry and cynical, so you need to really enjoy a less blatant type of humor. Each episode is self-serving, rather comparable to Aqua Teen Hunger Force, despite this being a genuine anime. The humor is also very centric on references to Japanese culture, something yet again that just simply won't be funny to someone who isn't familiar with the culture. Most of my friends whom watch Super Milk Chan seem to have the "Huh? Well, what's so funny?" attitude towards the series. "It's really not funny..
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Super Milk-Chan is a very very unique anime which is also funny if you like weird humor. The art style of the show jumps around to fit the different characters. And the jokes range from harmless to dirty to just plan strange. The characters a very odd looking and really out there. The main art style can be compaired to the art style of GameBoy Advance game Wario Ware Inc., Big bold outlines with bright colors and strange yet cut character designs. The animation is clean and looks nice as well.
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You're going to hear the obvious from anyone who has reviewed this show, for good or bad: It's very weird and un-american. There you go. If you've gotten to the age where you can't sit through another sitcom or reality show, and have grown a rash of insomnia you could land this show in your lap from Adult swim. With its freshly painted reds, cremes, and blue's, (I assure you there are enough colors portrayed to send you into a fashion of inconsolible gaiety.) you get excited. Or lulled out of your zombie state of slumber. At least that's the hour I watched it! It wasn't one thing that I fell in love with in this show. The American voices seemed to fit, The cursing 5 year old made me giggle, the calamity between the reocurring cast members. The love-seeking robot (who sounds like a washed up prom queen, enhanced by a sythesizer), the landlord who throws himself at little Milks door every episode, demanding the rent. The cutest details belong to Milk, Who answers her phone (who happens to always be the adorably clueless mayor!) with a playfull game of voice acting another residence in an attempt to confound the caller. Always repenting with the soft, reasuring "Just kidding----->Imagine a close up of a ruby cheeked girl with black squinty eyes with a string of drool disastrously rolling off her pouty lips.).

Let me end the insanity of this review with my favorite explosion of anger by the blue haired milk, which she uses constantly to belittle anyone who may interrupt her playing--->the screen closes on her round face in an extreme close up, her voice slightly tempered, "YOU DUMB A#*!"
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Take the basic animation of Ren and Stimpy, add shades of Excel Saga and throw in a pile of useless crude humor and popculture and you get what is knowen as the Super Milk Chan Show. Milk is a 5 yr old super herion who drops f-bombs like a sailor and refuses to pay her bills. He gets hired by the lazy and often "Challanged" president (of everything!) he normaly forgets what he calls milk for and ends up making usless convo with her or sends her on redunat missions. The first dvd set in this four part serries is broken in to two disks. 100% whole is the more crude and americanized verson of the show that has more western pop culture refferances and shows the voice cast as breaks from the cartoon itself. The other disk is the straight from Japan verson with video essays as breaks. Personaly I like the more western verson of the show but dislike the "behind the seceens footage" but you can't win them all. If your really into the the imature and pointless cartoons like I am then I highly suggest this set. However this set is an aquired tatse and you will either love it or hate it there is really no in between on this one. And a side note for my fellow "smoking" friends that shop here. If you think Aqua Teen Hunger Force was a roit then check this one out a few bowls and this show will make you laugh until it hurts
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