Parade Parade is not the story of 76 Trombones anime-style. Instead, it is the tale of a young idol singer who, as the packaging delicately puts it, "has the best of both worlds." In other words, it is an adult video centered around an hermaphrodite pop star.
The story is pretty standard fare in that it sets up a secret that must be hidden, a dream to be reached and a villain that wishes to expose the secret and stop the dream. Being set in the world of Japanese pop idols is a new twist for the hentai scene but really is not all that different from the usual fare.
The animation is passable and the whole thing passes quickly. It is not as entertaining as most stuff out there but it is not wretchedly foul either. If the unique combination of hermaphrodites and the pop scene are your thing, Parade Parade is for you, otherwise you aren't really missing anything.
Volume 1: "Parade Parade" Plot Summary:
In the first episode the world is introduced to Kaori, an up and coming star on the Japanese pop idol scene. She has that "it" factor (in more ways than one) that manager Yuko has been searching for. But, as Kaori rises to prominence, she attracts the unwanted attention of established star and manager Yuko's greatest rival, Saki. Can Kaori overcome these obstacles and make it "big" on the rock stage?
In the second episode, it has come down to a winner take all contest. Saki and Yuko have decided to settle their long standing feud in one last contest with the prize being the lovely and talented hermaphrodite, Kaori. What tricks are left and what will be revealed in this ultimate final battle? And can Kaori last?
Genre: Adult Content
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Satoshi Akifuji
Character Designer: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Music: Kanji Saito
Animation Director: Toshimitsu Kobayashi
Animation Studio: AIC
American Producers: Kitty
Volume 1 Information
Title: Parade Parade
Running Time: 60
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 2
1: Part 1
2: Part 2
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.