Desert Punk (TV)

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[ adapted from Sunabozu (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Desert Punk - Il demone del deserto (Italian)
Sunabozu (Japanese)
Песчаный Парень (Russian)
Пустынная крыса (Russian)
狂砂小子 (Chinese (Taiwan))
砂ぼうず (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Copyright notice: ©2004 Masatoshi Usune, Enterbrain/Benriyakumiai
Plot Summary: In the future, Japan is a wasteland. In the Great Kanto Desert, scattered humans eke out a living in the hot sand. Among them, a short-statured man they call "Sunabozu" makes a living as a bounty hunter. Like a demon of the sand, he seems unbeatable. Yet, like all men, he has a particular weakness for the opposite sex...
User Ratings: 1375 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 68 votes (dub:41, sub:25, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Excellent: 237 votes (dub:137, sub:95, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
)
 Very good: 360 votes (dub:183, sub:162, edit.dub:3, raw:3, others:9
3 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 300 votes (dub:149, sub:137, ?:2, others:12
4 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 157 votes (sub:78, dub:74, edit.dub:1, others:4
2 Polish subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 93 votes (sub:54, dub:36, others:3
1 Italian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Not really good: 43 votes (sub:25, dub:18)
 Weak: 60 votes (sub:36, dub:24)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:14, dub:13, ?:1)
 Awful: 14 votes (sub:8, dub:6)
 Worst ever: 15 votes (dub:8, sub:6, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 3074 users, rank: #314 (of 6009)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.998 (Good), std. dev.: 2.0423, rank: #2431 (of 6002)
Weighted mean: 6.896 (Good), rank: #2489 (of 6002) (seen all: 7.41 / seen some: 5.94 / won't finish: 3.68)
Bayesian estimate: 6.901 (Good), rank: #2244 (of 4564)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage:
2004-10-04 to 2005-03-28
2006-04-12 to 2006-06-02 (Singapore, Arts Central Broadcast)
2006-11-05 (Italy)
2007-10 (MTV Brasil)
2007-11-21 to 2008-02-05 (USA - Starz Edge)
2008-05-05 (Russia, 2x2)
2008-10-11 to 2008-12-06 (Philippines, Weekend Anime Authority)
Release dates: We have 16
Opening Theme:
#1: "Sand Mission" by Hideaki Takatori and ZETKI (eps 1-12)
#2: "DESTINY OF THE DESERT" by YUKA (eps 13-)
Ending Theme:
"Sunabouzu Ekaki Uta (How to Draw Sunabouzu)" by Hideaki Takatori (eps 1-12)
#2: "Shinkirou (Mirage)" by YUKA (eps 12-)
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 9
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 12
Reviews:
Desert Punk DVD 4 (Jul 26, 2006)
Desert Punk DVD 1 (Mar 20, 2006)
News: Show:
Funimation Productions (Dec 7, 2007)
Anime Expo - FUNimation (Jul 4, 2005)
Desert Punk Website (May 4, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Desert Punk - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2007-06-26
    Desert Punk - Complete Collection Viridian Collection (DVD) 2009-10-20 (from $22.28)
    Desert Punk - Enter the Desert (DVD 1) 2007-09-25 (from $3.00)
    Desert Punk - Enter the Desert + Artbox (DVD 1) 2006-02-28
    Desert Punk - Enter the Desert (DVD 1) 2006-02-28 (from $4.00)
    Desert Punk - The Desert Duo (DVD 2) 2006-04-25 (from $8.29)
    Desert Punk - Desert Duo (DVD 2) 2007-09-25 (from $3.00)
    Desert Punk - Vixen of the Desert (DVD 3) 2006-05-23 (from $14.99)
    Desert Punk - Vixen of the Desert (DVD 3) 2007-11-06 (from $3.00)
    Desert Punk - Desert Dung (DVD 4) 2006-06-20 (from $6.86)
    Desert Punk - Desert Dung (DVD 4) 2007-11-06 (from $2.88)
    Desert Punk (DVD 5) 2006-07-18 (from $8.29)
    Desert Punk - Under the Desert (DVD 5) 2007-12-04 (from $11.51)
    Desert Punk (DVD 6) 2006-08-15 (from $6.96)
    Desert Punk - Death of the Desert (DVD 6) 2007-12-04 (from $1.99)
    Desert Punk - Box Set Viridian Collection (DVD 1-6) 2008-07-01
    Desert Punk & Speed Grapher (DVD) 2006-11-21 (from $6.15)
DVD (Region 4)
    Desert Punk - Enter the Desert (DVD 1) 2006-06-21

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takayuki Inagaki
Series Composition: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Original creator: Masatoshi Usune
Original Manga: Masatoshi Usune
Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Art Director: Shinichi Tanimura
Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Animation Director:
Kōki Sugawara (ep 15)
Takahiro Yoshimatsu (ED 2; eps 1, 24)
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Director of Photography: Naoki Kitamura
Assistant Director: Shin Itagaki
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
Eyecatch Illustration: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Key Animation:
Kōki Sugawara (eps 5, 10)
Takahiro Yoshimatsu (ED 1; ep 1)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi (ep 1)
Planning: Shouji Murahama
Sound Effects: Masahiro Shoji
Theme Song Performance:
Hideaki Takatori (ED 1)
Yuka (OP2/ED2)
ZETKI (OP 1)
Chihiro Suzuki as Sunabouzu
Chiwa Saito as Kosuna

Jiro Saito as Fuyuo Kawaguchi
Norio Wakamoto as Amagumo
Tomoko Kotani as Junko Asagiri
Wotoya Kawano as Haruo Kawaguchi 
Yasuhiro Takato as Akio Kawaguchi

Akira Kushida as The Elder
Atsushi Imaruoka as Haro Onami(ep 1)
Eiji Maruyama as Taiko Okawa(ep 3)
Hiroshi Kamiya as Makoto Kawazu(ep 1)
Hitomi Nabatame as Mariko
Houko Kuwashima as Noriko Kokie(ep 2)
Ikkei Seta as Mugenya
Isao Yamagishi as Koji Okawa(ep 3)
Kazuo Hara as Team member(ep 20)
Kenichi Mine as Resident(eps 22-23)
Kenta Miyake as Bad Guy(ep 2)
Kousuke Kobayashi as Subordinate
Mitsuaki Hoshi as
Mercenary
Town person
Nozomi Masu as Namiko Onami(eps 1-2)
Otoya Kawano as Akio Kawaguchi
Shigeru Mogi as Koidemizu Mitsuru(eps 21-24)
Tamio Ohki as Narrator
Tamio Sobami as Kazuo Koike(ep 2)
Yasuhiro Takato as Haruo Kawaguchi
Yoichi Masukawa as Tamehiko Kawano
Yuko Minaguchi as Natsuko Kawaguchi
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
Assistant Script Supervisor: Susan Poore
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Assistant Video Editing:
Jessie Mancilla
Shane Ray
DVD Authoring: Dylan Rogers
DVD Menu Audio: Matt Chaney
DVD Menu Design: TJ Larson
Head Writer: Eric Vale
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook
Production Coordination: Melissa Mauney
Script Supervision: Jacqueline Gilbert
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Theme Song Performance:
Gary Eckert (OP1)
Jerry Jewell (ED1)
Eric Vale as Kanta "Desert Punk" Mizuno
Luci Christian as Kosuna

Callie Young as Junko Asagiri
Cole Brown as Narrator
Jamie Marchi as Natsuko Kawaguchi
Jeremy Inman as Fuyo Kawaguchi
Justin Cook as Akio Kawaguchi
Kenny Green as Rain Spider
Mike McFarland as Haru Kawaguchi
Randy Tallman as Kaoru Kaizuka
Stephanie Young as Junko Asagiri

Alison Viktorin as Tsumiko(ep 13)
Amy Rosenthal as Asari(ep 13)
Andrew Rye as Mercenary(ep 14)
Andrew Tipps as Mercenary(ep 14)
Bill Flynn as Father(ep 1)
Bill Jenkins as Koid(ep 17)
Charles Baker as Edo-River Gang Member
Chris Ayres as Sawada
Chris Cason as Wano
Christopher Bevins as Namiko's Father(4 episodes
eps 8, 11, 21, 24
)
Clarine Harp as Mother(ep 1)
Cynthia Cranz as Dog Woman
Daniel Katsük as Mercenary(ep 14)
Doug Burks as
Father(ep 13)
Hash(ep 7)
Elise Baughman as Mother(ep 13)
Grant James as Okawa
Greg Ayres as Mitz
Gwendolyn Lau as Noriko(ep 2)
Ian Sinclair as Mercenary(ep 14)
J Paul Slavens as The Elder(ep 2)
Jakie Cabe as Official
Jamie Marchi as Yoko(ep 2)
Jason Douglas as
Ayuka
Mekori
Sametsu
Jason Lloyd as Soldier(ep 16)
Jerome Fifty-Seven as Shusaki
Jerry Russell as Koike(ep 2)
Jim Foronda as Ikeda(eps 19-20)
Jim Johnson as
Guardian(ep 9)
Mercenary(ep 14)
Shimmer Sniper(ep 4)
John Burgmeier as Matsu(eps 21-23)
John Gremillion as Koji
Justin Pate as Mizu
Kent Williams as Constable(ep 13)
Kevin M. Connolly as Mercenary(ep 14)
Lydia Mackay as Mariko
Majken Kunishima as Shiji(ep 13)
Mark Lancaster as Mercenary(ep 14)
Mark Stoddard as Igara
Markus Lloyd as Tech
Matthew Tompkins as Shimada(ep 12)
Melinda Allen as Mrs. Campbell(ep 7)
Monica Rial as Wakame(ep 12)
Paul Dudley as
Candy Clerk
Matthew(ep 13)
Paul Slavens as The Elder(ep 2)
Robert McCollum as
Soldier(ep 16)
Stryker(ep 13)
Ryan Morgan as Norio(ep 13)
Scott Freeman as Mercenary(ep 14)
Sonny Strait as Mugenya
Trina Nishimura as Namiko
Troy Baker as Makoto
Tyler Walker as Tsumikos Dad(ep 13)

English companies
ADR Production: FUNimation Studios
Distributor: MVM (UK)
DVD Authoring:
FUNimation Entertainment (Vol 6)
Vision Wise, Inc. (Vol 1-5)
Internet Streaming: FUNimation Entertainment
Translation: JN Productions
French staff
French cast
(none)
Stanislas Forlani as Kanta Mizuno / Desert Punk

Pauline de Meurville as Junko asagiri

Canis Clervillen as Taeko Kozuna
Julien Chatelet as Aki Kawaguchi
Julien Lucas as Futo Kawaguchi
Philippe Sollier as narrateur
Vincent Cappello as Haruo Kawaguchi
French companies
ADR Production: NDE Production
Distributor: Asian Star
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Ariadna Jiménez as Kosuna(Spain dub)
Jesús López as Kanta Mizuno "Desert Punk"(Spain dub)

Maria Rosa Guillén as Junko Asagiri(Spain dub)
Victor Iturrioz as Rain Spider(Spain dub)

Angel del Río as Akio Kawaguchi(Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as Natsuko Kawaguchi(Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre as Fuyuo Kawaguchi(Spain dub)
Manel Català as
Narrator(Spain dub)
Voice-over(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Buzz Channel (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Cristal Media (Spain dub)
Translation: TRADUCCIONES IMPOSIBLES (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)
Letizia Ciampa as Kosuna
Stefano Crescentini as Kanta 'Desert Punk' Mizuno

Laura Lenghi as Junko Asagiri

Francesco Meoni as Akio Kawaguchi
Massimo Milazzo as Tamehiko Kawano
Michele Kalamera as Narrator
Roberto Stocchi as Fuyuo Kawaguchi
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cultoon (from August 2008)
GXT (from 5 November 2006)
You & Me (from May 2011)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Louie Paraboles as Kanta Mizuno/Desert Punk/Sunabozu
Michiko Azarcon as Taiko "Kosuna" Koizumi

Rowena Raganit as Junko Asagiri

Benjie Dorango as
Igarashi
Makoto Kawazu(ep 1)
Michiko Azarcon as Noriko Kokie(ep 2)
Robert Brillantes as narrator
Rowena Raganit as Natsuko Kawaguchi
Tagalog companies
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: MTV Brasil (subtitled)
Portuguese cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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