8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A very fun show,
This review is from: Penguin Drum Box Set 1 (Episodes 1-12) [DVD] (DVD)
I will start off by saying that this series is so much fun. I've not laughed so hard in ages. The comedy is sublime and the story being as unique as it is only adds to the humour throughout and overall experience of watching it. I watched this dubbed and thought it was a very good translation. It was also executed very well too - something I was concerned about after hearing some people say it wasn't very good.
I know another reviewer on here commented the subtitling (or lack thereof in some places) takes away from this release, but it honestly didn't on my viewing of it. If anything it added to the uniqueness of the show. That may differ for some people, but for the record lack of subtitles for songs in anime doesn't concern me.
(Also in case anyone doesn't know, music rights are separate to the rights of any TV show in general. So if a song isn't subtitled (or ends up not being on a DVD completely) it's likely because they couldn't get the rights required. In this case the rights being to include subtitles (or an appropriate translation) the license holder was happy with. If you don't believe me, just google music licensing and you'll see how much of a head ache it is.)
For anyone interested, the bonuses on this release are a promotional video, and karaoke versions of the opening and ending themes.
Well worth buying if you ask me :)