Oh yes this has more then a few surprises for you man! You can never predict what will happen. And I too LOVE LOVE LOVE the Omake Chibi extras. They are on every disk (I think haven’t finished the show yet, but they were on every disk I watched). It’s like they took all the comedy that would be sprinkled throughoutt he entire show, and put it all there instead. I’d much rather watch a show like this . At the end of every ansgty DVD, there’s some comedy with the same characters waiting for yah to cheer yah, instead of poorly written comedy relief. I’ll take this any day. ALL the comedy in one place, and all the dark drama in another. I’m on episode 20, and I changed my raiting from a 9/10 to a 10/10. This is about as good as it gets in my opinion. This show blew me away, in all ways possible. Music, characters (they are all very realistic), art, story, storytelling, and themes/messages. The pacing is perfect, the tone is perfect, it’s very original, and the dub is amazing. There’s nothing else I can ask for at this point.
And yeah it definitely borrows heavily from “Lord of the Flies”. While the fat kid here, Charley (Good Turtleland III) reminds me of Piggy (because he’s fat, picked on and manipulated), his personality is very different at times too. You’ll see what I mean later on.
At times I want to strangle this kid. I never felt that way toward Piggy. I’ll leave it at that for now
As for the beats/breaks type music, yeah your right. This may very well be one of the first series to do that. Air Gear, Eureka Seven, and Champloo kinda followed in the wake of this. I don’t know about you, but I’m digging this type of music, this soundtrack is amazing. The only show before this that I can think of that did something kinda like that would be **Lupin III Part 2 **, but that’s kinda with a 70’s style music, not really rap. Very different but it reminds me of this. Infinite Ryvius was riding the rap rave of late 90’s/early 2000’s so it makes sense all the music shows that.