They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Mouryou Senki Madara, Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji, Taimanin Asagi: Toraware no Niku Ningyou, and more!
50: Mouryou Senki Madara
Japanese: 魍魎戦記 MADARA[摩陀羅]
MAL Score: 6.08
Born of legendary origins, the young Madara has grown up in obscurity as an apprentice blacksmith. An encounter with the demonic Mouki reveals his destiny, and catapults him into the middle of a mystic quest. Madara fights for revenge with the help of freedom fighters, magical swords and Kirin, the master of the Majin. His goal is to defeat his brother and then overthrow his father, the despotic Miroku.
It Had A Descent Story And The Characters Were Pretty Good As Well, MADARA Is A Good Series For People Who Like Those Classic 1980 Fantasy Anime’s With Good Violence
I’d recommend watching “Ruin Explorers” over this, and I have a review written for that too.
It is a two-part OVA, with 90s graphics and mediocre sound effects. You follow the adventures of a boy trying to find his way in the world of evil and decadence . He has enough arrogance and conviction to be a worthy protagonist , without being too superficial. There will be plenty of fights and random obstacles in his path. A lot of WTF moments. It can even be somewhat stereotypical. But if you credit yourself as a fantasy fan, you should give it a try.
Something to enjoy on the side while you delay on your backlog.
49: Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji
English: Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend
Japanese: 超神伝説 うろつき童子
MAL Score: 6.10
Legend has it that the human race is not the only dominant civilization living on Earth. Two other races exist in this world: the Makai (a demon race) and the Juujinkai (a half-man, half-beast race). Once every 3,000 years, a supreme being known as the “Choujin” (Overfiend) will emerge and bring balance to all three realms on Earth. In present-day Japan, after 300 years of endless searching, a Jujinkai named Amano Jyaku has discovered the presence of the Choujin inside high school slacker Tatsuo Nagumo. But now, Amano, along with his sister Megumi and their sidekick Kuroko, must protect Nagumo and his new girlfriend Akemi Ito from the Makai, who believe that Nagumo is not the Choujin, but an evil entity bent on destroying all living beings on Earth.
Undoubtedly there are some out there who most continue to defend their love of Chinese cartoons from parental scepticism and faced high-school mockery and social isolation, but for those of who have surpassed the need for the approval of others, but not old enough to have children to be disappointd in, it is accepted that drawn pictures are not childish by their very nature.
This was not always so, and the changing tide of popular opinion on this matter can be attributed to several productions, primarily American Cartoons. The most well-known of course is The Simpsons, in its early days criticised for its rude content and the troubling prospect of Bart Simpson being a “bad influence” on children. This was merely a foot in the door however; it was not until the release of South Park some ten years later that the floodgates opened and cartoons were no longer just for lil’ tykes. Now we have Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleaveland Show and a handful of other shows not created by Seth McFarlane. Of course, this is only a sweeping populist narrative that neglects a range of facts. There were in fact a number of different shows which appeared in the years between The Simpsons and South Park which also played their part, such as: Beavis and Butthead, Ren and Stimpy, Daria, Cow and Chicken, Space Ghost Coast to Coast… and Urotsukidoji. What do you mean, you’ve never heard of Urotsukidoji?
Though it has since been resigned to history, Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend has had more publicity in the West than most anime outside of the Ghibli catalogue ever will. In fact, this now forgotten film from the early 90s managed to make it into the newspapers. You may not be surprised to learn that this was not to publicise this fascinating art-form from a distant land or an appraisal of its content. Instead, Urotsukidoji found its way into the newspapers because it was in defiance of a universal truth: that cartoons are, by their very nature, for children.
At this point it is worth taking a moment out from this no doubt fascinating History lesson to put into context precisely what I mean when I say that Urotsukidoji is not suitable for children. Does it contain characters that could be considered less than wholesome? Yes, there are a few. Does it contain vulgar language, left uncensored, that may graze an otherwise innocent ear? Yes, it does. Does it contain a scene where a monster rapes a human girl with massive tentacle-like appendages? Yes, most of them.
Make no mistake, the hard drive of even the most enthusiastic and perverse torture porn aficionado would make more suitable viewing for children. Even most adults would struggle to sit through the seriously disturbing content of this film without feeling upset. There were even times that I, despite being completely desensitised to any cartoon depiction of graphic violence at this point, considered switching the video off completely, because Urotsukidoji had simply become too disturbing. You may have guessed that this graphic content may have had something to do with its media coverage.
Indeed it is so. Through a mixture of parental presumption, ignorance or perhaps indifference, at some point in the mid-nineties some children in the United Kingdom managed to get their hands on a copy of Urotsukidoji and watched it. And with that, the almighty Overfiend of tabloid journalism appeared, and set about making sure that our innocent little children shall never gaze upon these filthy Chinese cartoons ever again. The unfortunate thing is, having actually sat through it, one can almost sympathise with those out to censure it. The entire film is a complete mess.
Urotsukidoji does have a storyline behind it, perhaps even one more ambitious than other hentai, but the pacing is dire and it’s not even remotely coherent. Essentially we ‘ignorant humans’ believe we are the masters of the world, when in fact there are three worlds and one creature which will eventually rule them all, the titular Overfiend. This raises a lot of questions about how these worlds are related to each other, how to travel between them and many other questions. Unfortunately there is little we ‘ignorant humans’ can do about this, because the film never bothers to explain this clearly. At one point Amano, the half-beast assigned to the task of searching for the Chojin, brings several characters through some kind of dimensional warp to the dimension of the man-beasts, but it’s never made clear how this works or whether other creatures can use it. Alas, we are merely “ignorant humans”.
The question of who the Chojin’s host will be is another mystery. There are two contenders, the wimpy pervert and the athletic (later reformed) sex addict. The criteria for what makes someone a Chojin is that they are able to “drive the ladies wild”. Don’t worry, you’re not alone- I’m also worried I may be a Chojin too. The test to find out is simple; you need to have sex with a woman. Oops, watch out for that plot hole!
If you are outraged that you are not the demon creature that will be tasked with fucking the world to destruction, then do not worry, there is another option available to you: become the anti-Chojin. How do you do that? You just fuck some tube that some demons will bring you. Once you’re done, simply find the Chojin and consume his blood and semen to complete the transformation. Yes.
One could spend a day picking apart the problems with the plot in Urotsukidoji, but perhaps the most telling thing about the quality of story is that I feel like I have described almost the entire story of the film, yet have not gone beyond the confines of the blurb. This indicates both how thin the story is, and just how abysmal the pacing is. Then again, a shorter film or better plot would have meant less time spent on watching demon rape. Some might say that isn’t a huge loss, but as connoissuers of rapey demons will testify, Urotsukidoji has the best animated demon rape money can buy, or that internet can download!
Perhaps it is because this film stands so tenuously between the boundaries of ‘bizarre artwork’ and ‘disturbing pornography’ that so much effort was put into the animation of Urotsukidoji. Or maybe because the perverts who drew it were so desperate for it to be made into a reality they were willing to work for free. We “ignorant humans” will never know the truth, but you could be surprised by the quality of the artwork. The human character designs are quite ugly (especially the female characters, oddly enough) but the demon creatures who rape them look fantastic. The backgrounds are nicely detailed if awash in dark colours, and the animation is faultless.
Urotsukidoji is yet another step on the Central Park Media grand tour of badly dubbed anime, but unfortunately it is not a memorable one. While there a few ridiculous lines like “let me see that Chojin dick!” and a few others about intercourse and its many instruments, the acting is mainly just mediocre and the script is mainly just dull. Very dull indeed. In fact once you get beyond the shock-factor, it summarises the whole film rather nicely: dull.
As I said already, Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend is a film that has been resigned to history, and that is definitely not without good reason. Be content with your human ignorance.
I can´t believe i survived this anime for over a decade, but , IT CAN´T BE RE-DONE ANYMORE LUCKELY more as legend of the overfiend its one of a kind, just like akira and ghost in the shell are!
There’s too much plot for it to be a pure hentai, but too little plot for a proper supernatural action series.
To call the characters one dimensional would be an insult to straight lines.
Every single bit of time that could have been spent on plot or characters is instead wasted on rapey sex-scenes.
You can almost set yourself a timer for when a sex-scene will occur (tip: it’s all the fucking time, usually for no reason).
I can almost hear the guys in the studio animating this going “Oh shit, no one fucked for like a minute and half, can’t have that”
It’s a shame too, this could have been a Devilman-styled demon-centric action/horror show. Instead it’s just … nothing really.
If all you want is to watch a bunch of, admittedly reasonably well-drawn, girls get raped by demon tentacle-dicks and then get blown to gory bits afterwards, this is the show for you.
If not, steer clear of this mess.
48: Taimanin Asagi: Toraware no Niku Ningyou
English: Taimanin Asagi Spinoff Story
MAL Score: 6.10
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It got Outstanding Art like always huge Boobs and Erotic Body there’s no man don’t like that.
Same Characters there’s no new Characters if they added new characters maybe it gonna be little enjoyable you know like Queen Blade Series.
I really love Voice Actors in this Hentai they got Erotic Voices.
I Really didn’t Enjoy this Hentai because it’s same concept and there no new content it’s boring don’t waste your time with it if you already watched first 3 Taimanin Asagi.
47: Injuu Gakuen La☆Blue Girl: Fukkatsu-hen
English: La Blue Girl Returns
Japanese: 淫獣学園 La☆Blue Girl 復活篇
MAL Score: 6.12
A race of butterfly-demons named the Mahoroba want to enslave Miko Mido and her sister to steal them the seal case that control the Shikima. Their ultimate goal is to conquer the Shikima Brain, a legendary place of the Shikima realm which is said to confer the power to rule the universe.
For me, this is all just classic. Be sure you watch the first La Blue Girl before seeing this one so you know the history of the characters. The girls work nicely as a team.
I especially love the intro to this series. They’ve taken the old theme song and made it much catchier.
46: Inyouchuu Etsu
Japanese: 淫妖蟲 悦～怪楽変化退魔録～
MAL Score: 6.15
One day, Yamato, Mikoto and Takeru visit a village in the mountain for the training to be monster hunters. They have various hard trainings and finally become the monster hunters. But there is something wrong with Yamato’s body. His body gradually changes into a monster… what is happening to his body? Who can stop it? To save Yamato, Mikoto and Takeru make every effort to do so. What is the secret to Yamato’s body? What will happen to Mikoto and Takeru?
Okay, it’s supposed to be a demon rape hentai. Never seen any rape in it all the girls pretty much threw themselves at what ever was in front of them.
The first episode starts out with the kid already changed and the mother getting molested a little till she begs for it.-.-
The second episode over half of it is a recap of the first one (so if you want just skip the first one). Then out of no where the add another character (insert loli here).
So if you’re looking for a hentai to confuse and make you think “I’m glad i wasted an hour of my life on this” then yes watch it
45: Go! Go! Ackman
Japanese: GO! GO! ACKMAN
MAL Score: 6.16
First released to public at 1994 V-Jump Festa, later it became a special video feature to be requested by V-Jump purchasers.
The short film is done for humor. I enjoyed it for it’s quick puns and general joking tone. But it’s just okay. Watch it if you’re a fan of Akira Toriyama.
I know humor has changed a lot in the past few decades; there’s some jokes in Dr. Slump that couldn’t possibly fly past even the most lenient radar nowadays, and sometimes that makes it even funnier. But Even in 1994 this wasn’t OK. I love me some Akira Toriyama comedy, but there is plenty more of it that doesn’t involve outright hateful gags.
-Jobs, no matter the age we all have one. A kid who is not not a kid given a certain detail has to his job for the first time. While he staggers at first he ultimately become skilled. The reason for his success mostly lies with another. On and on the two battle. The two characters are like spy vs spy. A mix between both parties having luck.
– Plot introduction is flawed in-regards to plot. While they get straight to the point they forget about how they started. For example say i make a show and i start off with having the main character going for a job. He raps up his job by stating, “that is enough for today.” Questions to that may be why was he jogging? Is he an excessive enthusiast for exercise? Was he trying to lose some pounds.
Bares a strong resemblance to the show dragon ball
Overall: Expect light humor, light plot and one sided point of view.
44: Injuu Gakuen La Blue Girl
English: La Blue Girl
Japanese: 淫獣学園 La Blue Girl
MAL Score: 6.23
Over the course of many years, a blood feud has raged between the Miroku and Suzuka ninja clans. During this time period, the Miroku have been the harbingers and guardians of a terrifying power—control over a group of sex demons known as the Shikima. This power lies in the form of a magical, light-emanating compact which was given to the Miroku clan. Anyone who bathes in the compact’s light will be held victim to the Shikima’s perverted assaults.
Miko Mido is the latest descendent in the line of Miroku and is trying to juggle her life as a high school student with her training in “sexcraft” ninjutsu. Her grandmother serves as the guardian of the Miroku’s compact. But a planned assault by the Suzuka clan not only leaves Miko as the sole guardian of the bloodline, but also results in the compact being stolen by the Suzuka. Determined to finish off the last of the Miroku, the Suzuka turn the power of the Shikima against the inexperienced Miko, putting her in a fight for control of the destructive demons, as well as her own life.
Miko’s situation is made even more troubling when she accidentally exposes her sister, Miyu to the terrors of the Shikima, resulting in her being abducted and taken to the demons’ dimension. The stakes could not be higher for Miko as she and her loyal sidekick Nin-Nin must save Miyu, defeat the Suzuka clan, and prevent the Shikima from unleashing their violent lust upon the world of humanity.
I loved this series. The dubbing was hilarious and the concept was very interesting. It’s a classic of tentacle rape hentai and the story moves a lot faster than MOST hentai…though repeated animation gets so boring and takes so long to get through.
If you liked this, be sure to check La Blue Girl Returns.
43: Angel Blade
Japanese: エンジェル ブレイド
MAL Score: 6.31
The surface of Earth has been rendered unlivable. Due to years upon years of pollution, humanity has been forced to build cities to rise above the planet’s filthy surface and adapt to this new way of life. Not only this, but there is also a thriving kingdom of mutants lurking below the billowing clouds of smog and pollution.
The leader of these mutated monstrosities is a powerful, busty woman known as Phantom Lady. She dispatches her minions to attack the people above, taking advantage of and raping young women. The police are fully aware of these demon rapists, but know nothing of their origins or how to stop them. Their only hope lays within their city’s mysterious, magical, and sexually explicit savior, Angel Blade. With her deadly sword, provocative costume, and strong sense of justice, this jiggling juggernaut of justice will appear whenever necessary to vanquish the Phantom Lady’s demonic horde－if she can gain control of her hormones, that is!
The main lead is so obviously Angel Blade that she’s only outclassed by Batman and Superman when it comes to blatantly obvious false identities. But the most memorable thing to me is that there is a lingerie shop on the school’s campus. They must have offered up quite the paycheck if they managed to get a shop on Campus.
Also, one of the bad guys, Nailkaizer, is a futanari that has three dicks. That’s right, three. I’ve seen multiple dual wielding dicks on a futanari, but not three dicks before. I wonder if someone will up the ante to four dicks someday. Also, two of the female warriors working for the bad guys each have their own futanari cock, and at some point, they chasing Angel Blade at full mast, all while shooting blasts of cum from their cocks as weapons. I guess that’s one use for them.
While there is a fair amount of plot, for a hentai at least, it doesn’t take away from the sex. If you want to just skip to the sex, you can. They’re plentiful, they’re all well animated, and they decent in length. But if you want a bit of plot to go with your porn, it’s actually half way decent. It’s simple, sure, but it’s entertaining for a hentai. There are no complaints from me.
The art and animation is also really good, and has aged better than a lot of the hentai from the same period. It’s probably some of Masami Oobari’s best work in hentai, with Viper GTS in second place. While the voice acting is decent for a hentai, special mention to Dan Green’s sultry voice as one of the characters. And it’s nice to see him in a good hentai this time. But unfortunately, they change the voice actors half way through the series. Dan Green’s voice was nice while it lasted.
For the people wanting more, there is “Angel Blade: Ultimate Edition – Tokuteneizou”, which is a 6 minute short that is an extended scene from the third volume of Angel Blade.
Would I recommend Angel Blade? Yes. Not only are the animation, art, and character designs all nice, the sex scenes are actually enjoyable to watch. This is one of the best hentai involving magical girls, futanari, and monsters that I’ve seen. Highly recommended.
42: Taimanin Asagi 2
MAL Score: 6.31
One year has passed since the Chaos Arena was destroyed, Asagi and Sakura were presently on an abandoned street on a man-made island that floated on top of Tokyo Bay. It was an enormous box-shaped island built by the government and referred to as “Tokyo Kingdom.”
There was hope that it would become a second city center floating at sea, but it had failed to attract businesses.
The only way of getting to and from the island was through Honshu Island over the 10 kilometer Tokyo Kingdom bridge. Unfortunately, this narrow route was the means in which the inhabitants of hell found their way onto the island, luring anarchists, criminals, and even illegal immigrants there, transforming the streets of the sea bound city into a world-renowned haven for danger.
However abandoned the streets were, order did exist in such a place despite it being a breeding place of crime.
There was a business district at the heart as well as one of Asia’s greatest prostitute grottoes. Whether or not it was only the strong who survived, the viability of living there required one not to be careless in making friends with the strong.
(Source: Dark Translations)
Urgh, they said anime is dying, and this is the perfect example, can’t believe i even thought about purchasing this piece of shit (living in Japan)
The only thing i can think good about is the animation, the characters are drawn nicely.
The bad, well let’s see
– I don’t understand wtf was going on for 60 minutes of 2 episodes and i am not planning to find out
– The sound is mehh and not the same voice actors voiced the prequel is also a minus but i guess it happens.
– Most of the time it was characters talking bullshit to each other, the sex scenes are poorly made, lackluster and failed to deliver anything it intended to deliver.
Should you watch this? No, it’s a waste of time. Save your semen for something else. If you already watch the first, then don’t even touch this either, it will be a huge disappointment.
Story wise, its not good or bad, it’s just what is to be expected of a hentai. Not story orientated just full of *** for the audience to enjoy it as a hentai and not an anime series. It covers the main bits and pieces that needs to drive the whole story.
I consider the art from this sequel to be really nice and consistent due to the fact that this was produced by T-REX and ZIZ Entertainment, which made many countless notable hentais that consist of very good art. Such as: Mizugi Kanojo: The Animation, Ojousama wa H ga Osuki: The Animation, Kanojo wa Dare to demo Sex Suru and Koutetsu no Majo Annerose.
The sound effects are done well, however, the voice actors aren’t the same as the prequel. You can already tell when the girls are in action 😉 their moaning are not the best because it really sounds a bit fake at some points. I closed my eyes and tried to listen to this was about to make me laugh to be honest. If you were to compare this to the prequel where you can tell that the moaning and such are done to perfection, it wouldn’t make you laugh when they were doing it.
Character design aren’t the same as the prequel due to their producers, however, it was much more detailed give or take. I do enjoy the slight change of character design but it’s not as fun to watch them doing it since the emphasis of the motions aren’t “hot” so to speak, if you were going to compare it to the prequel.
Was expecting a bit from this sequel since I’m a big fan of the Taimanin series but it was a let down to see that they didn’t use the same producers from the prequel to create the sequel, which could’ve been a great idea to begin with since the producers from the prequel knows how to create intense scenes 😉 This sequel had too much character dialogue which turns me off since you don’t get enough scenes to fap to, they wouldn’t last as much as the character dialogues.
If you want to cum buckets and not worry about the story as much then go watch the prequel since it provides intense scenes where you wouldn’t even last 10 sec. The prequel has much to offer in 5 episodes including an OVA as well. Taimanin Asagi 2 was much of a let down compared to the prequel due to their production group that they chose to produce it from but I don’t blame them entirely for it. It was some what of a slight change of pace, where it focuses more on character dialogue than the *** scenes that were suppose to happen to Asagi and Sakura. But who in the right mind would want to fap to this, its hard to do it in the first place. Just go watch the sequel thats all I’m saying.
Taimanin Asagi 2 pushes the reset button for the plot, because you don’t need to have seen the first to watch this, and the few thread bare plot threads that connect them together barely exist. If I had to guess, they probably removed a lot of the plot from the original visual novel to make it look half-way decent on a hentai budget. Not that it matters, since you’re probably going to just skip to the sex anyways.
When it comes to the sex scenes, they’re just OK. There’s a lot better, but there’s a lot worse. But there is some mild enjoyment to them, even if they aren’t amazing.
Thankfully, unlike the last entry, this doesn’t feel the need to constantly zoom in an out, blurring the screen, and having bright flashing red lights that could give me an aneurysm at any time. Who would have thought that not making your hentai seizure inducing would make it a lot more enjoyable to watch.
Unfortunately, me wishing on the monkey’s paw to remove the trash camera effects, it seems to have granted me that wish in exchange for significantly less content, with the original having 4 episodes with a bonus short episode, and this one just having 2 episodes. Although, if I had to choose between a migrane or a mediocre wank session, I’m always going to pick the mediocre wank session, because I don’t want to have to pop an asprin just to crack one off.
There isn’t much more to say about this. While the art and animation is just OK, it does it’s job well enough that there’s nothing to complain about. There is barely any plot and action, and the action scenes, what little there are, aren’t that good.
Would I recommend Taimanin Asagi 2? It might be a lukewarm yes, but it’s a yes nonetheless. Sure, it’s nothing amazing, but it’s still a significant improvement over the first one, and all it had to do was remove the god awful fake camera effects. I just wish there was more of it, with some more variety in the sex scenes. This just feels like another advertisement for the visual novel.
41: Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku
Japanese: 淫妖蟲 蝕 ～凌触島退魔録～
MAL Score: 6.32
The demon hunters are back! Mikoto, Sui, and Takeru are sent to investigate a mysterious island where people have been disappearing repeatedly and dark yoma are rumored to be the cause. When the team first arrives it almost feels like a vacation to them, but it doesn’t take them long to the feel the presence of something dark and evil…
I didn’t think it could get worse from the first one or that they would have put more effort into it, but i was wrong.
It starts out with one of them getting raped on a public beach in about two feet of water like no one cares to notice. Then retarded stuff happens then they get captured and raped repetitively.
Well sorry for giving the whole story in two sentences. Just proves my point, no story no plot. Makes good for a Pokemon episode, cause after 20 years of watching a 10 year old running around the world (with no schooling or parental supervision) some how hasn’t grown up…………… Sorry back to the point of this review. I wouldn’t recommend this garbage.
Inyouchuu Shoku revolves heavily around tentacles, insect birthing, and inflation. If you aren’t a fan of those, then don’t watch it. If you are, then check it out.
The plot is above average for a hentai and it doesn’t interfere with the pacing of the story at all. What more can you ask for? Some people might criticize the story for being too dark, but in my opinion, the sex scenes are so absurd that it
is impossible to take it too seriously.
The sex sounds in Inyouchuu Shoku aren’t obnoxious like a lot of other hentai shows tend to be.
It had more character development than the majority of hentai that I’ve seen. Each of the characters had a distinct personality and was likeable.
Inyouchuu Shoku was overall a solid watch, but I will say that (in my opinion) it is definitely overshadowed by the doujin.
Well, this is my first review ever, so don’t expect something professional. I decided to give reviewing a shot mainly because this hentai is lacking in the review department.
This is a tentacle hentai this rape elements, meaning that in the beginning there’s rape, until the girls “change their mind”*, but not really (I’m sure you already saw other hentai like this). That should already make half the people run away. If you’re still here, lets go over the components of this hentai and see what is good and what is bad, and why.
The story is really basic. it’s your average “there’s a monster, it fucks girls” with some added elements, changing between the two episodes. However, despite the mostly mediocre plot, it did make me want to go read the original novel, so there’s that.
Art + Sound: 4
It’s your average hentai art and sound, nothing more, nothing less.
Yep, this isn’t an error. Despite the mediocre plot, it does give some time for the characters to shine, and they’re kind of badass (even without considering it’s a tentacle rape hentai).
The important part. the hentai parts were good, I guess.
This hentai doesn’t do anything new, but even between the hentai I saw (which I am aware aren’t that much), this hentai isn’t going to be forgotten that quickly.
*I know this sounds horrible, but I didn’t find a way to make it sound nicer.
40: JK to Orc Heidan: Aku Buta Oni ni Ryougyaku Sareta Seijo Gakuen
MAL Score: 6.32
Anime adaptation of the PC game by Blue Gale LIGHT.
Deep in a forest, there existed an old European-style building made of brick. It was an all-girls’ school attended only by girls from good families.
One day the school was covered by a mysterious thick fog caused by an earthquake. Orc soldiers emerged from the ominous fog.
The schoolgirls were attacked one after another by these brutes from a parallel world. The girls’ resistance was futile; they were crushed by the powerful orcs. Rape and death, only tragic screams echoed through the school.
Why did it become like that!? There was no one who could answer that question…
I will start my review with a spoiler free section and proceed with a more detailed section.
Story: 6. First of all the story was nothing amazing, it revolves around a setting that is just a simple excuse to jump in the H-scenes. The use of beasts and rape is a very cowardly way of forcing such scenes in an anime. Besides that, it does have an underlying theme that made me question the very morals of life and human nature itself. This anime sheds light on the different ways people can behave when put in a threatened environment. I will explore this theme later on.
Art: 7. The art is pretty good but not amazing. PoRo has a very consistent art style that make you recognize the studio in all of their works. Always using the same art style has the positive feature of not decreasing in quality but that is also why it never improves. The character design is pretty good and the girls are very cute but the orcs have some inconsistencies, but I will get back to that at the end.
The animation was very decent for a hentai. Compared to regular anime it is not that good but hentai often have a very small budget. As for most hentai series, the animation during non-H scenes is very weak but during the H-scenes they are fairly decent. The common trait in hentai is to use loops rather than faithful animation but it is very enjoyable nonetheless.
Sound: 7. The sound was very good, but the background music was the standard tracks PoRo uses for all their series. I do not really like that they reuse the same track for all their anime but if that helps reduce the production costs and put more in the art and animation, I am fine with it.
The great thing is: the seiyuus were really good. Not only do their moaning turn me on, they can really give character to the heroines. And besides that, the seiyuus of Yukino and Reika are actually also mainstream anime seiyuus. Yukino’s seiyuu Hiromi Igarashi also voices Anzu from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Mii-chan from High School Fleet, Shizuku from Sakura Trick and many more. And likewise Reika’s seiyuu Hiroko Taguchi voices, among others, Amane from the Grisaia series and Sora from Yosuga no Sora.
Character: 7. The behavior of the characters were relatable to an extent but the actions of certain characters could be deemed stupid or immoral but I will get to that in a minute.
Enjoyment: 8. I am a big PoRo fan and I always like their work. As a fan you become used to beast and rape themes but everyone has his own fetishes. Other fetishes in this anime are belly expansion and heterochromia (different eye colors). I, personally, thoroughly enjoyed it. I have seen better but it did not disappoint.
This is where I will start SPOILING parts of the series. Please stop reading if you do not want to be spoiled!!!
Before I proceed I need to quickly tell you which part I am talking about: One of the girls, Yukino, who has no idea of the concept of ‘friends’, starts off with a bad relationship with Reika but as the earthquake hits, the fog appears and the orcs emerged from it, both girls end up hiding in a room to survive. This is when Reika proposes to become friends with Yukino. Yukino, who starts to learn the concept of what a friend is, opens up to Reika but when an orc arrives at the door. Reika betrays the other girls by opening the locked door and letting the orc in, sacrificing her so called ‘friend’ to escape unharmed.
These actions do not only come from the personality of the characters but also from the very INSTINCT OF HUMAN NATURE. When faced with a dire situation, in this case being hunted by the raping orcs, humans tend to take actions as they deem best in such situation. Some people try to work together because humans are group animals. Yukino was finally getting to know what a friend is but her nature to work together and the bliss of finally having a friend, blinded her by the obvious fact that the girl she always hated, was playing her. I think this is the reason she fell for such a trap.
Other people will prioritize themselves and this leads to the behavior of Reika. She uses others to protected herself, to prevent herself from harm. But when the inevitable happened and she got raped by multiple orcs, she started to cry for help. And this shows that lone wolf way of thinking only gets you so far and you end up needing the help of others.
And lastly, there are people who try to protect others by ‘sacrificing’ themselves like the older from the two sisters did. When the little sister was about to get caught because she made a noise, the older sister forced the orc’s attention on her and even after she was fucked unconscious, when she woke up and saw her little sister getting raped by an orc she took action so she instead got raped, again saving her sister.
As you can see, this anime sheds light on the different ways people can behave when put in a threatened environment. Even though the story is a fiction and far from reality it still tells us about the morals we hopefully never have to worry about.
Now let us talk about a few flaws in this anime. Like I mentioned earlier, the use of beasts can be a fetish to some but it also is a very cowardly of forcing H-scenes. What I mean with this is that you do not really consider orcs as characters but as a monsters that cannot help but violate all women to satisfy their urges. This is a very copout way because you do not have to create a character with a motive to rape. A good character background would let us, the viewers, sympathize (even just slightly) with the monster. The fact that they just threw it at us like “this is a monster, it rapes and kills.”, shows that they ran away from the responsibility of creating a relatable (or as relatable as can be) antagonist. Of course a serial rapist is nothing more than that, but not even giving it a human form gives it even a more distant feel.
But things like this happen with hentai logic. Another sin this anime is guilty of is the all too common scenario where after you raped a girl long enough, she breaks, starts to like it and even begs for it. This is a common thing in hentai because it decreases your guilt and distracts you from the fact that you are watching someone get raped. Besides, it also is a fetish to many, including me.
Finally, like a mentioned earlier, the orcs have a few inconsistencies when it comes to their character design. What I am talking about is their large penises. In Reika’s toilet scene in the second episode, she performed fellatio while the width of the orc’s penis could fit in her mouth. A few seconds later, when she tripped and fell on the floor (classic move by the way), the penis width was as big as her head. You can also see this when she get slapped in the face with it in the hallway. After that, the orc penetrated her so it is essentially stuffing the size of your head in your vagina. Unless the orcs can easily change the size of their penis, this does not make much sense. All in all, I will end my review with mentioning the scene where Sae, the little sister, was resting on the orc’s penis from head to ass like a sloth on a tree branch. That made me laugh.
I usually don’t watch these sorts of hentai with beasts and animals, but my scumbag of a friend wanted me to watch it, and you know what? I endured through the whole thing, and until about 15 minutes in, I realized my mouth was dangling open the whole time.
Orcs, or giant pigs, with 5 feet long penises, ravaging school girls; how arousing? I understand that maniacs love this stuff, but I’m a softie who think that orcs ravaging human females is pretty damn horrifying. Don’t worry, I still find vanilla as boring as the next viewer does.
(Un)luckily, this doesn’t have the famous belly expansion that I would almost hurl over (Mahou Shoujo Ai episode 3, and that stone pillar in Ai’s womb… I had the worst nightmare). If you dislike orcs, you should still give this a shot; it might even be pretty erotic for you if you focus on the girls (I had my eyes on Kotoko; she looks similar to Sagimaya Kaguya from Bloods: Inraku no Ketsuzoku 2). If you find that watching girls getting destroyed in the mouth and in their vagina is pretty funny (like a certain maniac scumbag friend I know), then I actually think this hentai would be pretty fair in that department; just nothing spectacular.
Whether you like or dislike orcs, just give it a shot. It’s not something I would find super erotic, but it’s much better than your regular vanilla hentai like Mesu Nochi.
By the way, I was pretty much like Miura Sae at 17:30 when she was shivering.
Japanese: Ys イース
MAL Score: 6.47
Mythical beasts lay siege on the people of Esteria, who have raised an army to fight back. The beasts are relentless and seemingly have no end to their numbers, while the population of defenders dwindle in every skirmish. Even in the town of Minea, where the people are safely nestled behind castle walls, the constant attacks have left them hopeless. It is then that a prophecy is made, proclaiming the arrival of a brave young soul that could be the one who will bring their salvation.
Ys follows Adol Christin, an adventurer driven by wanderlust towards the island of Esteria, who washes up on shore after a shipwreck. Following the guidance of the fortuneteller Sarah Tovah, he and his allies will travel the island in search of the legendary tomes known as the Books of Ys. It will be a long and perilous journey, but if fate is truly at work then Adol will certainly be the hero who returns peace to Esteria.
The story premise isn’t anything that’s going to win award for originality. It’s your standard adventurer from another land who comes and is destined to save the world. We quickly get laid out the details and our hero, in this case Adol Christian is given a quest and each episode that follows is a fairly formulaic pattern. New allies are made along his quest which help Adol achieve his goals and make it the final battle with the villain. While the story is simplistic it does still manage to be interesting and it does give a lot of back story on the people and the land being saved. Despite being a short series I did find myself caring what happened to it and its people. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger as it clearly sets up the scenario for part 2.
In any fantasy adventure like this one the action is very important, and there is a lot of it in Ys. The battles play out a lot like a fantasy RPG game would be expected to. In order to get a treasure, a boss monster must be defeated and that is pretty much how things play out. As Adol completes his quests his weapons and armor get better, again much like a game. The battles though are a bit disappointing though as they become a bit repetitive and basically are Adol getting beat up for a couple minutes until he figures out some new skill or power that allows him to be victorious.
Characters in Ys are a win. Adol gets pretty well developed and we get a few pieces of his past but not a lot. He manages to grow over the course of the story and is a likable character that you want to cheer for. The supporting characters are fairly good; some are more interesting than others while some are pretty much just cardboard cutouts to fill the screen. Dogi is the best and he brings a lot of the comedy moments, makes a good sidekick like you would see in a 80s action movie.
Animation and sound are difficult to rate. I have to remember that this show is almost 20 years old. I am sure at its time this was considered really good. It does hold up fairly well, I have seen far worse, later on in the decade but the characters are pretty simple looking and are colored with a dreary and dull pallet. However some of the backgrounds and terrain are very exceptional. Your either going to be ok with it or you’re going to think it’s incredibly crude. The music is very 80s, from the background music and sound effects to the ending song. The song isn’t that bad and I kinda liked it though.
Overall this series is very good. I think it would have made a great longer series that would have allowed for much more story and character depth. Fantasy lovers should check this out without fail. Anyone else who is feeling nostalgic for older anime or likes an enjoyable and short show to watch should also give this a try.
The plot fallows the same basic story line of the original game without to much variation. There are a few minor changes but nothing that would alter the story.
As a devoted fan of the games it’s only natural that I know and love the story very much. So a 9 on story from me.
I’m a huge fan of 80’s animation. Always have been. This show looks very much like Maison Ikkoku or even early Ranma1/2. It’s very warm and straight forward with bright colors and smooth lines. For me, as I’ve played the original DOS game and the remakes of the games it was very fun to watch the story come to life with my favorite era of animation. A big fat 10 on art. ^__^
The sound is fine. But as the show is rather old the sound does leave a fair amount to be desired. I will say the sound effects are very nostalgic because they’re old. But it’s not up to the standards of today. A 6 on sound.
(Music) There is no music section so I’ll just say this here. The music is basically the music from the game just re-recorded and altered slightly for the show. But it’s awesome to hear the music in the anime! If I could I’d give music a 9!
The characters are all the same characters from the game and I love them all.
Because it’s a show we get to see more character development. Still not a huge amount but it’s still very nice. And who doesn’t love Adol and Feena and them?
The character designs are also very nice, and generally very much like the game.
An 8 on character from me.
I enjoyed this hugely as an original old-school fan! It was great to see the game come to life like this. And even if you know nothing of the games it’s still a great ride. ^__^ I would recommend this to anyone who likes fantasy.
10/10 on enjoyment!
Taking everything into consideration I’ll give this anime a 10.
It’s very fun and anyone can get into it. ^^
So I hope you all enjoy watching this as much as me!
Our tale opens with a traveler named Adol Christin trying to book passage to the land of Esteria, a land blocked by a tempest and rumoured to be overrun by monsters. He manages to break through the storm and reach the land, learning that the rumours were true. Furthermore, a young fortune teller named Sarah claims that his coming was foretold and that he can save Esteria, but first he has to go on a perilous journey to find the six books of Ys.
Those of you familiar with the game will recognise the plot as will those of you who have never even heard of it. The story isn’t exactly original. The whole “destined hero” storyline was really common when the game came out in the late 80s and it’s remained so to this day. To be fair, the game was initially released back in 1987 when the technology was a lot more limited and there was only so much they could do with a game’s story without sacrificing gameplay and the story itself, though nothing new, isn’t badly told and does have some compelling dramatic moments and exciting adventurous moments.
The pacing is mixed. The action does flow pretty well from one episode to the next without being overwhelming or rushed, but it’s done at the expense of character moments. There’s never much of an opportunity to get to know the characters or for the characters to develop since Adol has to move from location to location, action scene to action scene too quickly.
As you can probably surmise, the characters in this aren’t very strong. Take our protagonist, Adol. His motivations are really flimsy and he’s just kind of a stagnant, generic hero. He doesn’t know why he wants to go to Esteria and he supposedly doesn’t believe the prophesy about himself, but he does exactly what the prophesy demands from him because… moon prism power. There’s really no development between his doubts and his deciding to follow the path of the prophesied saviour. It just switches from one to the other without explanation. Our antagonist, Dark Fact, is just as bad. The only motivation we get from him is that some people are short-sighted and careless but that’s a really weak justification for him to try to destroy everything.
The art is pretty good. It definitely shows its age, but you can tell that a lot of time and effort went into the character designs and backgrounds. That being said, the action sequences over-use motion blurred backgrounds and the final battle sequence is kind of weak and anti-climactic.
I have no complaints about the acting. They got some strong actors. Adol is voiced by Kusao Takeshi (who also voiced Cless in the Tales of Phantasia OVA.) It also features the vocal talents of Takayama Minami, Honda Chieko and Hayami Show, to name a few. The music is just really good.
There is no ho-yay, or romance at all really.
Ancient Book of Ys is a decent enough anime, if you want a simple adventure. Unfortunately, the characters are weak and the story has been done much better before and since. You should definitely see it if you’re a fan of the game. If you just want a quick fantasy adventure it’ll probably appeal to you too. Otherwise, there’s not much of a reason to watch it. My final rating is going to be a 6/10. Next week, Doki Doki Precure.
38: Ikusa Otome Valkyrie 2
MAL Score: 6.47
Leia is a valkyrie. She is captured by Duke, a boss of a monster group, and just when she is about to get executed, Aaliyah, an another valkyrie, appears and beats up all monsters. She tells Duke to free Leia and he does so. But Leia suddenly robs Aaliyah of a silver ring, which gives Aaliyah power, and runs to Duke…. Aaliyah loses her power and finally gets captured…. Like this, Leia and Aaliyah become their sex slaves….
(Source: ErogeShop edit)
37: Kishin Douji Zenki Gaiden: Anki Kitan
Japanese: 鬼神童子ＺＥＮＫＩ外伝 黯鬼奇譚
MAL Score: 6.47
In Kanoesaru village every 60 years mysterious murders happen. Every time seven 17 year old girls are killed. The villagers believe it is the work of a demon who once saved the village so they keep quiet about it. However the current head of the Ibuki family calls an exorcist to save her 2 daughters. What is the truth behind the murders in Kanoesaru village?
36: Taimanin Yukikaze
MAL Score: 6.49
Yukikaze, a student at a ninja training academy, learns new demon-fighting techniques. One day, she and her friend Akiyama Rinko decide to infiltrate an evil organization in hopes of finding Yukikaze’s mother; however, to do so, there is a great price they have to pay…
There are many reasons why I believe Yukikaze is one of the worst hentai I’ve ever watched, but my biggest complaint is undoubtedly how it handled its H-scenes. So, you know how they say that, in most-all forms of storytelling, it’s better to show, rather than tell? Particularly in a visual medium like hentai, all the best hentai go about showing every erotic pose, every erotic motion, and every erotic climax in the greatest capacity possible, because actions speak rather than words (or in hentai’s case, actions speak louder than ear-piercing screaming). For that reason, episode 3 really, really annoyed me. More than half of it was Yukikaze literally narrating what was happening to her, sometimes more than once. I can fucking see what’s happening to you, Yukikaze ー you don’t have to tell me 8 times in the span of 10 seconds.
A lot of hentai do this (especially the mind-break ones), and I’ve never thought it made a particular scene any more erotic, but it never bothered me too much in SMALL BURSTS. Yukikaze does this more than any other hentai I’ve ever seen. Eevery girl is meticulously narrating every little detail of their sex scene and, of course, how they felt about it. I suppose they needed to fill in the silence with something, but come on. I might have actually been affected by the NTR if there had been much more silence and far less gushing and whining.
That said, the first episode was actually somewhat good. The H-scenes didn’t completely suck, some were even arousing, Yukikaze isn’t an annoying bitch yet, and it could even be considered enjoyable, depending on your hentai quality threshold. If you want more Taimanin Asagi, I recommend watching one episode of Yukikaze and running the fuck away, because episode 2 is completely terrible…unless you’re looking for a comedy. When the OVA wants to make H-scenes look more intense, instead of drawing a new scene or even just changing up the animation a bit, they just…speed everything up and make it look awkward as all hell. The H-scenes are, quite literally, laughable. It’s very clear that they didn’t have much of a budget to work with (or the animator’s were incompetent), especially comparing its quality with Asagi. However, episode 2 is still better than episode 3 because it isn’t mind-numbingly boring or ear-piercingly annoying.
On the upside, the art style is actually quite good, and I’m a big fan of the character designs, but the animation is fucking terrible. Not only is the animation wildly inconsistent throughout with sudden quality drops and spikes occurring within 5 seconds of each other, but there was a complete lack of creativity involved in the vast majority H-scenes ー they were mostly phenomenally boring and unarousing, but occasionally funny because of bad animation (direction). Oh, and the exceptionally perverse direction that fans of Taimanin Asagi, Kangoku Senkan, and Kazama Mana, which has essentially become Teruaki Murakami’s trademark, is completely absent in Yukikaze (no drunk cameras, no erotic sperm swallowing, etc.) because he didn’t even work on the project, disappointingly enough. Yukikaze only attained any semblance of popularity on brand name alone; don’t be fooled.
Putting aside the first episode, the rest of Yukikaze is almost completely unsalvageable aside from one aspectーーhandjob clouds. Not nearly enough to redeem the entire experience, but pretty damn close. I believe that every hentai should include at least some form of a handjob cloud from now on; Yukikaze’s one great innovation in the hentai medium. You can do a lot better than Yukikaze, and I argue that you shouldn’t have to subject yourself to low-effort, mediocre hentai or no-effort, terrible hentai like Taimanin Yukikaze. There are plenty of high-quality, extremely arousing, and incredibly hentai out there waiting to be fapped to, and Taimanin Yukikaze is most certainly not one of them.
Rinko and her subordinate Yukikaze go undercover as Slave Prostitutes in order to find information on Yukikazes mother Shiranui, another Taimanin who had disappeared without trace. This undercover mission is wrought with danger though as some figures from their past come back to haunt them.
This had the beginnings of an interesting story and seemed to be pushed more in episode one as it sort of fell to the backburner in the remaining two episodes which is a shame as it was quite interesting and going undercover as slave prostitutes conjures up all sorts of potential dirty and disgusting scenarios that come with it. As it is it’ll remain as an unexplored and unexpanded on setup with little developments to bring its strengths to the fore.
In terms of actual sexual content Taimanin Yukikaze is a lot more grounded than Taimanin Asagi. By that I mean the monsters raping, tentacles and extreme acts are nonexistent bar one tentacle scene with Rinko. This is fine in of itself but the scenes it does have then need to be up to scratch and it succeeds.
Most of the scenes here are standard sexual fare for this type of show. Yukikaze and Rinko giving oral, hand jobs, anally and in their pussy all with the slow mind breaking as their modified bodies adjust to the pleasure, they’re reluctant but cannot resist these degrading acts being thrust upon them. It also adds in NTR elements through Rinkos younger brother (and Yukikazes sweetheart) Tatsurou with him always on Yukikazes mind through her sordid ordeal, her light in this hell.
The three episodes break down into the standard formula you’d expect. An episode each for the breaking and enslaving of Yukikaze and Rinko and the third episode culminating in the outcome of what has transpired.
Yukikazes breaking in particular I thought set the tone well with her in a seedy (yet nicely decorated) room. She cannot resist the urge to take this man who she hated, to pleasure him, to allow him to take her virginity was a particular highlight. As Yazaki demeans her, degrades her, plans to impregnate her forces her to bathe in this disgusting pleasure she begins to break. Seeing her take the initiative in these instances with no control as her body fights against her wishes is something I will rarely tire of.
Rinko doesn’t get the luxury of a nice room for her breaking though. In a cell she is humiliated, taken in her pussy as her virginity is also stolen, anally and orally until she cannot resist the craving of a cock and begins to beg, the subsequent scene where she is put in an organic like chamber where tentacles constantly rape her orifices and constantly cum in her as training is brutal and a welcome does of freshness to proceedings. And it was brutal, not all shown but the time passing is more than enough to set the realities in.
The third act is essentially their final descent into perversion as Rinko and Yukikaze prepare to entertain some of the clubs more notable and rich members whilst some threads get resolved. In the DVD box there is a special, a 5 minute special that focuses on Yukikazes mother Shiranui. It is exactly what you’d want from a special that being an extra treat for the fans. It shows her being played around with, toyed with and sexually ravaged after being caught on a mission. This is the first time we actually see her as she is only mentioned by name, it was a nice welcome addition and another incentive to pick up the DVD box.
I have two main gripes with this show; the first is that there is a swathe of content cut out. Take the whole process of Yukikaze and Rinko being betrayed and remodelled into real Slave Prostitutes, it is reduced to a recap where it is most briefly touched upon. I love these scenes so to see them cut out was disheartening.
Then we have Ryal, the one to break Rinko, on seeing him she has a shocked face, she knows of him but us (the viewers) have no clue. At least Yazaki in episode one got a bit of background to make the events for Yukikaze more humiliating and satisfying but here we get nothing. Even the reason as to how or why they had a lead on Shiranui is not explained nor is the ending that conclusive for Rinko as we do not see what happens to her after a certain scene.
It means there are a lot of loose ends by the end of the third episode and it is painfully frustrating to see as the seeds for the story were planted in episode one but (and one can only presume) low sales and interest resulted in this being placed on the rush pile.
My second main gripe is the visuals, namely in the last episode. Episode one is good, scenes flow well, there are decent action scenes to admire and the art is lovely. Episodes two and three (mainly) are where it comes loose with changing of skin tones, recycled movements more prominent, uneven body proportions and off model characters. The latter were real sticking points as the scenes emphasised more and more on their bodies but it is Yukikaze that suffers the most. The lack of polish here is clear as the overall visual downgrade affects the enjoyment of the series greatly.
It’s a great shame as Aoi Nagisas art is beautiful and incredibly arousing to begin with and, despite the said downgrade, manages to stay looking fantastically erotic which is testament to his style. Yukikaze has a loli esque design with tanned skin, petit breasts and a thin body type that looks luscious, the tan marks where her suit was is divine. Rinko on the other hand is more in keeping with characters from other Taimanin series. She has a voluptuous body with large breasts and curves in the right places. This is only enhanced when she wears black stockings and black coverings over her arms. That really did it for me.
I cannot help but feel underwhelmed after these three episodes and it pains me to say that. It is a poor adaptation of the game in parts yet I still enjoyed the vast majority of it, episodes one and two were great and I did enjoy a lot of episode three but the sense that it is lacking just keeps rearing its head time and again. Only watch if you’re a fan of the Taimanin franchise or a huge Lilith fan like me.
At least there was Justice with Asagi, and she still stood tall and didn’t became a slave to her desires (or so far I know)…
But yukikaze, rinko and yukikaze’s mom? They easily broke down on the first few days! Rinko on her very first episode, even before she was set on the machine, was already tamed and broken down! yukikaze was the last but she just submit at the end and then began mocking her love interest!
For kami’s sake! they are super powerful ninjas that could just kill them all and now they are just whores. Yukikaze’s mother was supposed to be strong and now she is just a pet!
But what pisses me the most is that there was no justice….
I really hate netorare, this caught me by surprise at the end… opened old wounds… this H-anime made me cry in anger and hatred.
I hate it when scumbag villains wins.
I came to see this series because of taimanin asagi and mostly because I liked yukikaze’s design to find this bullshit.
35: Taimanin Asagi 3
MAL Score: 6.49
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If this was meant to try and sell me on the visual novel, it didn’t do a very good job. And after doing some mild research on the visual novels and watching a few videos showing of the story and sex of the visual novels, I probably should have just played those instead of watching the anime. Even the sex scenes last a lot longer and have more variety and content despite being limited to still frames a lot of the time.
Also, after watching all three entries, I’m amazed that our two main characters can continually be fucked senseless and have their minds broken, only to get instantly better with little to no effort.
Out of the three Taimanin Asagi entries that I watched, this is probably the best looking one so far. It doesn’t have the awful mind numbing effects of the first one, and the art animation is actually an improvement over the second one.
If the Taimanin Asagi anime were just adaptations of the sex scenes without any of the plot, I could see the appeal of this. It could be something that the fans of the source material could enjoy, since they would already know the source material and they could just enjoy seeing their favorite sex scenes finally animated, and newcomers wouldn’t have to worry about the plot and could enjoy a series of scenes to crank one out to.
Would I recommend Taimanin Asagi 3? Just like the second one, it’s a lukewarm Yes. But, and it’s a big but, I’d recommend playing the visual novels rather than watching this hentai. Out of all three, Taimanin Asagi 3 is probably my favorite. I know that the first one has gained a cult like status over the years, I have to recommend the second and third ones over the first.
Story 8/10. The plot is the same to me since I’ve watched the two other series, so it’s aiii .
Art: 10/10. The characters and the quality of the hentai is very good, since it is in 2017 .
Chraracter: 9/10. The voice acting was enjoying to hear.
Overall: 5/10. They should’ve at least showed Yukikaze save Asagi instead of leaving the series alone.
34: Muma no Machi Cornelica
MAL Score: 6.61
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The Main Character – First thing to point out is the main character being a little boy , it is weird and a turn off to many most likely with a character like that you have hurdles like if you do your thing while watching you don’t want to see him , also ain’t nobody wants to see a little boys dick.
Focusing on the wrong character – this is just an opinion but to me the main focus being on the loli type character instead of the one with the big chest was a big mistake .
Conclusion – If you don’t mind a little boy as mc you might find a liking to it , if you don’t like lolis (boy or girl)
33: Youma Shoukan e Youkoso
MAL Score: 6.61
The protagonist (interpreted by the spectators in a subjective view) shows up at the Palace of the Mystic Courtesans to savor strong pleasures, choosing from a wide variety of courtesans of various species. The protagonist will be guided by Marina of the receptionist to find the right courtesans who can satisfy him.
The art style is unique and warm, the girls have sexy designs and the animation is very good considering how detailed the art is. There’s nothing special with the sound, just very hentaish voices.
My only complain is that we don’t get to fuck the cute receptionist! This is false advertising!
32: Astarotte no Omocha! EX
English: Astarotte’s Toy EX
Japanese: アスタロッテのおもちゃ! EX
MAL Score: 6.62
The OVA Astaroette no Omocha is a three part short story series. In the first story, Lotte and Asuha find themselves searching for details about their school project. In the second bit, is the backstory to how Zelda came to be Lotte’s bodyguard. The final of the three, is a flashback of how the queen met Naoya and how they conceived Asuha ten years prior to the events in the anime.
The first one is about Asuha and Lotte doing a homework and Asuha chooses about pants and Lotte chooses about a dragon egg.
The second one is about how Zelda(the head security) became Lotte’s guard and about Zelda’s master.
The most important one is the last one where The Queen meets Naoya.
If u like the original series, watch this or if u are just looking for echi stuff this has some…
There are not a lot of new characters would change the story a lot…they are minor characters…
Still has some humor and the echi.
This is an add-on that should be watched after the parent story, if you so choose. The animation and sound are identical to the original, you still get marginal ecchi though with the second part you do get some partial nudity on Mercelida. Story is divided as the first part is pure fan service while the second part actually helps clarify Naoya and Mercelida’s past, though it’s also a bit creepy as Naoya looks way beyond underage…
It’s a short 30-min watch so if you liked the original then you’ll enjoy this as well.
Story: so this OVA is basically split into 3 parts. 1 being that asuha is doing a school project on underwear and what not not much really here other than that. 2 being that how Zelda became Lotte bodyguard not really else too say cause thats really about it. 3 being on how Naoya and Mercelida basically had said (theres no rape honestly) they basially had sex in a dream (honestly wish they would have a done abit of Asuha and Naoya being they before they went back again)
Art: its the same as the anime but good
Sound: sound is good still have the same OP and ED for the main anime otherwise it was decent
Character: Nayoa is actually a pretty cool and nice guy he does eventually grow on Lotte and of course without having there moments at the start of the anime. Lotte is the main girl and is the one who hates men but she a pretty care free and normal succubus. Asuha is pretty crazy for a 10 year old she barely wears in panites and often gets on lotte bad side but yeah she pretty care free aswell (i pretty much took this from my review cause it would have been pointless saying this again) Mercelida is the mother of both asuha and Lotte she also had sex with Naoya which made Ashua (cause you hopefully can tell lol) but care free and honestly horrible mother at that.
Enjoyment: personally i didnt care for this comedy wasnt there and just didnt feel good for me if your a lolicon and love ecchi (which i do not the lolicon part but ecchi part) than this will be for you
Overall: it get a 5 out of me you personally dont need to watch this but if you want some backstory (if you can even call it that) on the main anime than go for it and watch the OVA
31: Ys: Tenkuu no Shinden – Adol Christine no Bouken
English: Ys II: Castle in the Heavens
Japanese: Ys (イース) 天空の神殿 アドル=クリスティンの冒険
MAL Score: 6.65
Now that Adol Christen has saved the land of Esteria from the evil priest Dark Fact, Adol and the two priestesses travel to the floating land of Ys, where evil has an even greater influence on the people and no one has hope. The future of Ys falls to Adol, heir to the powers of the priests and the only one who can show the people of Ys the truth about their world. But, as Adol’s power grows, he may be the one who will save Ys—or destroy it.
At the start of the story Adol finds himself in a land that is in even more misery and peril than the land he just saved from evil. The story takes place on the floating island that was sealed away from the rest of the earth to keep evil away. We saw flashbacks to this event in the first series. This land is called Ys, and here evil is in complete control and the people live in fear and misery as they are forced to offer sacrifices of their people to appease the monsters. The townspeople are initially wary and fearful of Adol but he is able to eventually make some allies and the plot unfolds to reveal the true villain behind all the evil and brings us to the inevitable final battle.
Overall the story is much more complex than the previous one and doesn’t rely as much on the formulaic episodes it did before. It also has a much darker tone and more emotional complexity and drama. The action is pretty good but much like the first series, the battles unfold pretty much as they did before. There is a lot more special effects and magic than before which visually make the battles more interesting and exciting. The ending is a bit bittersweet as I was hoping for something different, but in a way is so typical of anime, especially from this time period.
Most of the same characters return, though some not until the very end. Adol grows more as a character and shows a bit more personality and depth than he did before. We also get introduced to a new character, Lilia who is very interesting and gets a lot of screen time and we learn a lot about her and her past. The other supporting characters are even more cliché and cardboard like than they were in the first season. This is especially true of the new allies from Ys. The Goddesses Rena and Feena are disappointing too. This is mainly due to the length of the series I think. The villain is also not very well developed. He is very one dimensional and uninteresting. But overall this series is carried by the very good Adol and Lilia characters.
The art is where this series excels over its predecessor. The characters look a lot better and more detailed. Gone is Adol’s poufy hair and a more modern hairstyle takes over, much like we see in today’s shows. The backgrounds are still very exceptional like the first series. But the series does suffer with some inconsistency with the art. While it’s good, Adol and Lilia look at times to be different ages. In the beginning of the story Lilia looks like she’s maybe 9 or 10 years old, by the end she’s looking more like a teenager. Adol’s age and size seem to vary as well. That aside, considering the age of this show the art is really pretty good. Sound wise it is identical to the first series, same songs, same music and effects.
Despite being a tad disappointed in the ending that was really just a personal desire. Overall this series is really good. I would have liked it to be longer but I give my recommendation to anyone who wants to see a nicely crafted fantasy adventure story.
MAL Score: 6.69
Twiska enjoys visiting local towns and draining the villagers of their cum. Everything is going along well until she encounters Theo, the legendary Hero destined to defeat her. Theo is a cute shouta and addictively good at sex. Now Twiska isn’t sure anymore whether she wants to kill him or keep him for herself.
The plot is something straight out of priest’s nightmare – there’s a hot tall demon chick (Twiska) who moves from town to town pleasuring men, sucking out their “essences” and teasing women for their inadequate reproductive tracts. It just so happens that one night during one of her usual raping marathons she comes across the male lead, Theo, who happens to be the prophesied messiah with some intriguing powers. What happens then is something that I would describe as the most disturbing and yet pleasing scenes in my porn viewing career. And no, it wasn’t scat so calm the hell down.
This is where the story kicks off. There will be a lot of pleasing sexual scenes with a wide variety of positions and quirks that may or may not involve DBZ transformations and body lotion. There’s definitively something for every connoisseur here.
The quality of animation is high and moan acting seems authentic. The design behind Twiska and Theo is also top notch. Their scenes are fluid (more specifically liquid, nudge nudge wink wink) and detailed. High points in these departments.
The only beef I have with this production is the fact that it does touch upon rape, thought it’s female on male and the series makes it look like everyone is actually enjoying themselves so my lizard brain is inclined to turn a blind eye on it, on this occasion.
All in all I have definitively enjoyed Brandish. It is a wacky Hentai that even though may not score high on the morality scale is still wildly entertaining and amusing.
Thank you for reading.
This is the same crowd who’d rather masturbate over having sex with elementary school children than try to win the hearts of women their own age (in real life).
Besides; a guy sees a sexy chick, you wanna have sex with her. Where do you think the arguments “Women Shouldn’t Dress Inappropriately,” “Men Have No Self-Control,” and “2D > 3D” come from?
I’d rather have sex with REAL chicks. If not, then I’d rather watch an anime about guys having sex with chicks. But enough of my arguments, on to my view of this adult anime:
Brandish is (despite what FUNi’s live-action movie about a sucubus want you to believe) EXACTLY WHAT YOU’D EXPECT from an adult anime about a sucubus who likes having sex.
And have sex she DOES. Although she prefers young shota types. Unfortunately for her, said shota’s THE HERO who’s able to slay demons like her…
Despite the “snake versus (poison) frog” relationship; my aluminum bat BLUDGEONS the people behind Highschool DxD, “Can’t Play H,” and their ilk (and even as far as Darkstalkers) as I yell THIS IS HOW YOU DO ANIMU ABOUT SUCUBII!! I swipe the sweat and excess blood off of my forehead in the hopes that this lesson can be learned by everyone…
Read the Brandish manga, this anime adaptation is the worst. You won’t seen Twiska (or Ziska)’s awesomeness here, and the reason why the Brandish manga have spun up to SIX volumes.
Those who have watched the anime without reading the manga doesn’t even have a slight understanding why Twiska is looking for the Hero named “Theo”; and it was more of looking for just the parts of the manga scenes that I even fail to recognize.
Worse, you guys won’t even know how Twiska and Theo ended up with this anime adaptation. Brandish could have been one of the best anime that can rival some—let’s say, Stringendo, in terms of episodes; or La Blue Girl—but no, they juz ruined it with 2 episodes and making Twiska look fat and useless here.
I was supposed to click “submit” now, but MAL won’t let me. How can I even write something that isn’t worth writing about?
So let’s see… Twiska is the succubus who goes around in a f*ckfest until she found a shota named “Theo”, who was the foretold hero. And guess that’s it for this anime, won’t spoil for the manga. 🙂
So still, if you wanna watch it, then that’s a go, I suppose.
29: Words Worth
Japanese: ワーズ ワース
MAL Score: 6.74
The legend has survived for generation. The Words Worth tablet, which will unlock the secrets of the Universe for the one who can decipher it, has been shattered. The warring tribes of Light and Shadow blame each other, and their accusations lead to all out war!
Astral, the undisciplined heir to the throne of the Shadow Forces, lusts for his bride-to-be, Sharon. But Sharon, an accomplished warrior herself, feels her body drawn toward Caesar, the Shadow Tribe`s bravest swordsman.
Sharon battles alongside Caesar during an assault by the Light Forces, and her ferocious beauty captivates Sir Fabris, the leader of the Tribe of Light. Fabris` army loses the battle, but he vows that he will one day get Sharon into his bed, the hard way, if necessary.
Meanwhile, Astral takes his sexual frustrations out on Maria, a Light Tribe sorceress who has been taken captive. As Astral penetrates Maria, Sir Fabris prepares to launch a penetration of his own: a full-scale attack on the Tribe of Shadow!
Since I reviewed a piece of shit last time, I decided to review something highbrow. As you probably remember from High School, William Wordsworth helped usher in the Romantic Period of British poetry with his opus Lyrical Ballads in the late 1790s. Wait…what do you mean this is a 5 episode furry hentai with nothing to do with William Wordsworth?!! GOD DAMN IT!!!!
This piece of shit begins with God himself acting as the narrator. In the beginning, God created the light tribe and shadow tribe. He also created a tablet called “Wordsworth” which will bestow divine understanding on the person able to translate it. However, an evil force destroyed the tablet and the armies and light and dark have been fighting each other for centuries because each blames the other.
Our MC Astral is an idiotic pervert who happens to be the prince of Darkness. Sadly, Ozzy couldn’t be bothered to dub this piece of shit. Our hero enjoys spying on his fiancee Sharon while she bathes, but she won’t sleep with him because he’s a weakling. The forces of light attack and some sorceress girls get taken POW. The first sorceress named Maria is raped by a horseman that looks like Bojack Horseman less than 10 minutes in. I thank God that this Japanese voice actor never worked again in anime. Gilbert Gottfried has a much more soothing voice than this guy! Maria uses a spell to knock Bojack out of the room, but our man Astral walks in and decides to rape the exhausted Maria. Oddly enough, he acts like he has never seen a vagina before and at first thinks it is a battle wound, despite peeping on his fiancee in the shower just 5 minutes earlier! After a truly disgusting rape scene, our first episode ends with the Light Forces resuming their attack using a giant robot. Oh and BTW, the girl our MC rapes in this episode is his sister by blood.
This episode begins with the 2nd sorceress POW getting raped by 2 anthropomorphic Pigmen. Or as Kramer would say “PIGMAN!!!” The 2nd sorceress is freed by Maria, who defeats the pigmen by kicking them in the junk. Our heroic rapist Astral joins a cat girl and tries to charge into battle against the Light Army. However, first we have to watch the cat girl get raped by a giant spider with a tentacle tongue. Yep, even Pennywise gets his fuck on in this god damn train wreck! Astral saves the catgirl from Pennywise, but decides to then fuck the cat girl instead of saving his people’s forces from being slaughtered by the Light Army. Meanwhile the evil general of the Light Army, who is the father of the 2 sorceresses, decides to rape Sharon right on the battlefield. Why not? A random elf girl decides to try stop the evil general, but he quickly kills her. This gives Astral the motivation to try kill the general. I guess the general raping his fiancee wasn’t motivation enough. Astral is able to cut evil general’s arm off, but his daughter Maria comes out of nowhere and blasts Astral with a Dragonball Ki attack. Instead of killing him, this attack sends him 20 years into the future and gives him amnesia. Fucking of course it does!
Astral has been wandering the Earth with amnesia and one day saves a naked woman named Mew from getting raped by a bear. George RR Martin then wrote “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” to mark this glorious occasion. It turns out Mew is his daughter/niece that his sister gave birth to thanks to Astral’s episode 1 rape. Unfortunately, evil general (now evil grandpa general), recognizes Astral and decides to have him executed. Astral beats the shit out of the guards and this impresses evil general enough to try use Astral as his tool. Meanwhile, it turns out that the 2 obviously evil advisers to the kings of Light and Dark are perpetuating the war and are the ones who broke the Wordsworth tablet in the first place. After saving Mew from a wolf demon that explodes for absolutely no reason, Astral decides to fuck her. Yep! Even more incest! That’s exactly what this anime needed! This is his daughter/niece. Even Craster from Game of Thrones would be disgusted! I have no idea why I made a 2nd GOT reference. I guess I’m desperately trying to think of things infinitely better than Wordsworth in order to maintain sanity. Episode 3 ends with our 2 evil advisers laughing over their evil plans and speaking them out loud for no reason. This is overheard by an anthropomorphic bat girl, but before she can fly away, the advisers fuse into a tentacle beast and rape the bat girl. This somehow turns her evil.
Bat girl decides to attack Astral…by fucking him to death. However, he is saved by a mysterious new girl named Rita. Rita it turns out is another warrior of the Light Army. Astral and Rita attack the Shadow Army, but Astral starts to get his memories back and decides not to slaughter his old comrades. Rita gets lost and ends up getting raped by the King of Shadows. I’m sensing a pattern in this hentai. The King of shadows tries to explain that his rape is necessary to produce a child of mixed Light/shadow heritage and only a child with that heritage can translate Wordsworth. However, the 2 evil advisers transform into a tentacle beast again and attack the shadow king!
Astral gets his memories back and decides to fuck his old Fiancee Sharon. Yep, this is totally the right time for that! At least we get the only consensual sex scene in this entire hentai! Bat Girl tries to kill Astral again, but she bumps her head and returns to being good. She then tells everyone about the evil advisers and they rush off to try save Shadow King and Rita from getting tentacle raped. They arrive a bit late of course! Astral kills the tentacle beast, but the King of Shadows was fatally wounded. Fortunately, Astral’s unholy child with the Cat Girl from Episode 2 fulfills the prophesy and translates the Wordsworth Tablet to end the war. The end!
With all the raping, there is no time to develop real characters. Every male is an asshole rapist and every female is a helpless victim that lies there screaming YAMATEEEE!!!
This is easily the ugliest and most foul thing Studio ARMS has ever produced and those guys are the Troma of anime.
“You are OBSOLETE Mr. Wordsworth! You are a disgusting, crawling insect with no purpose or meaning!!!” – Twilight Zone
The focus of the story is the titular Words Worth tablet, which will unlock the secrets of the Universe for the one who can decipher it. Unfortunately, it has been shattered, and the warring tribes of Light and Shadow blame each other, and these accusations have lead to war. Will the forces of Light and Shadow destroy each other, or will the hero of our story, a man named Astral, eventually come along and help save the day?
For a hentai, the story is actually pretty good. Sure, 98% of all porn plots are trashfires that are simply meant to get the porn part of the porn going, but this one is good enough that I actually watched it for the plot. It’s not super in depth, and uses a lot of anime fantasy cliches, but there is enough going on that kept me interested outside of what the intended use of this series was.
On the animation front, yet again, Words Worth actually really excels. The animation is the best part of this outside of the porn. The animation is smooth, and the art has a defined enough look that I can tell all of the characters apart, and if you’re one of the 3 people who actually like watching the plot, you’ll probably have a favorite character by the end of it. I never thought that I could talk this positively about a hentai, but here I am.
The sex scenes are top notch, and there is some nice stuff here, such as cat girls, tentacle sex, and a succubus, all of which is really good.
Weirdly enough, the English dub for this actually has something noteworthy for a Hentai dub. The English features the amazing voice talents of porn stars Jenna Jameson and Nikki Dial. I have literally no idea why two actual porn stars were chosen to dub a hentai, especially since you can’t see them, which is the whole point of a porn star. From what I can gather, Jenna Jameson did have a short montage on the DVD release, but if you’re looking for footage of Jenna Jameson, there is plenty of it that’s easy to find. Of all of they hentai dubs I’ve heard, they’re some of the better ones at least, which is not saying anything, let alone much. Although, some of the dialogue can actually be pretty amusing.
When it comes down to it, Words Worth is a classic hentai that should be worth (heh) checking out for someone wanting to rub one out to an older title.
Sharon is a really sexy character and her battle scene where Fabris defeats her and then undresses her on the battlefield is really hot…pity she is rescued just in time (does Astral has to get all the girls!?)….would have and still..love to see more of her character.
Maria the sorceress and Rita the warrioress are other sexy characters I liked…Maria and the horseman scene was funny as hell and hot (before Astral butts in again)…..Rita chemistry with Astral was good and her ending where she is defeated, de-armoured, bared and ravished by Wortoshika is yet another hot ending. Ahem!..not forgetting her tentacle ordeal.
A good story makes the sex scenes even hotter and Words Worth stands out as a gem.
28: 3×3 Eyes
English: 3×3 Eyes
MAL Score: 6.75
3X3 Eyes is the story of a young man named Yakumo Fuuji, who through a strange series of events becomes the immortal slave of the last of a race of 3 Eyed demons. The demon absorbs his soul to save his life, making him immortal in the process. Now, he begins a journey with the female demon in an attempt to find a way of becoming human. Of course, there are many complications along the way, not the least of which being that the demon is a female with a split personality, one achingly cute and the other being no-nonsense destructive power, and the romances that develop between.
3×3 Eyes is a series most older anime fans have heard of, but relatively few have actually seen. The manga is a 40 volume epic that ran from 1987 to 2002. In the United States, Dark Horse adapted the first few volumes of the manga thanks to some generous financing by rock musician Rob Zombie. Thanks Rob! Unfortunately, nobody bought it and Dark Horse soon cancelled. Basically, this was never a very popular franchise in America despite the best efforts of a certain Hellbilly. On the other hand, 3×3 Eyes was a huge hit in Japan and I guarantee you’ve all seen tropes that this series started.
I mentioned the manga was 40 volumes, but guess how long the anime is? Just 7 episodes! The first OVA is 4 episodes and the second is 3 episodes! Both OVA series were made long before the manga finished, so the anime just kind of ends with no real conclusion. It also has a VERY rushed feeling. It doesn’t have any time to really build up its characters or explain the little details. In the first episode, the demon girl Pai runs into a drag bar and meets our main character. He claims he’s not a transvestite and only does this for money, but nothing further is explained. How the HELL did he stumble upon this job of all things? Why is he so desperate for money? The manga has time to explain stuff like this, but the anime just wants to cover as much plot as it possibly can. You’ll have a million questions and the answer is always “Go read the manga”.
Plot and characters
Deep in the mountains of Tibet, there was once a powerful race of demons. These demons were immortal and immortality tends to lead to eventual insanity and endless suffering. So, the demons created a magical statue that turned them human and gave them the gift of mortality. Unfortunately, one of the demons wasn’t present for the ceremony and has spent 100 years searching for the statue and trying to become human. This last member of the 3 eyed, Tibetan demons is a girl named Pai. A Japanese archeologist discovers Pai and promises to help her, but soon contracts a fatal illness. On his death bed, he sends Pai to find his son Yakumo in Tokyo, so that Yakumo can carry out the promise in his stead. Too bad for Pai, other species of demons desire her powers and pursue her relentlessly. One of these demons quickly kills Yakumo, but Pai absorbs his soul and saves his life by making him an immortal undead. Now he’s bound to Pai as her immortal servant and together they need to search for the statue, which could potentially turn both Pai and Yakumo back into mortals.
While only 9,000 people on MAL have seen 3×3, around 250,000 have seen “Is This a Zombie”. That series was basically created as a spoof of this one. A magical girl turns a hapless guy into her immortal undead servant. Remember Highschool DxD? That was ALSO created as a complete ripoff/spoof of 3×3. Familiar of Zero? Also wouldn’t exist without 3×3.
However, 3×3 wasn’t just a huge influence on a sub-genre of echii. Pai’s immortality caused her to lose her sanity and develop an extra personality she talks to. Whenever Pai is in danger, she switches between her sweet and innocent persona to her bad bitch persona. Both Chobits and Elfen Lied were originally created as tributes to 3×3 Eyes. While almost nobody outside Japan has seen this series, almost ALL anime fans have seen something it directly inspired.
The art is actually some solid work by Toei, which is something I rarely get to say. This was a 1991 OVA and Japan still had plenty of money for generous animation budgets back then. 3×3 effectively uses a dark color palette to create a moody and gothic atmosphere. The character designs are pretty neat, although it’s kind of weird to watch an anime where everyone has teeth. Every time somebody opens their mouths, they have teeth and prominent incisors. It’s shocking for me to not just see an upside down red triangle that flaps open and shut.
It’s a Kaoru Wada soundtrack. Have you seen Inuyasha? Have you seen Ninja Scroll? You’ve basically heard this soundtrack.
While far from a perfect adaptation, 3×3 is a pretty decent OVA and is fascinating for fans of anime history. Before watching this series, I had no idea how incredibly influential it was on other anime! Since this is only 7 episodes, I highly recommend giving it a try!
3×3 eyes is about Yakumo, a sixteen year old student, who is working in a gay bar, as a cross-dresser in order to make ends meet. He meets Pai, an immortal, who has been sent by his estranged and now dead father from Tibet to help her become human. To really make sure he follows through with this, Yakumo is turned immortal himself and the only way to turn back is by helping Pai. This is the first episode and the basic premises of the plot has been set, you are already pulled into the supernatural world of monsters, immortals and magic with Yakumo. Usually something like this would come off a bit unnatural due to the fast pace of the story and all the elements being introduced so quickly, but somehow it works, especially when you watch all the OVA. The four episodes gives you a good idea of what type of story of 3×3 eyes is and also leaves you on a bit of a cliffhanger at the end just to leave those who haven’t read the series to want more.
I thought what was quite well done is after their little adventure in the first episode was how Yakumo still found the whole thing quite unsettling, since he couldn’t just get up and leave his whole way life like that. It is realistic for anyone in his position, as it isn’t the easiest thing to go off and leave your friends and your whole way of life to go off on an adventure with someone to become human. Most series of this kind have the protagonists suffer this kind of dilemma, but they related it very well to a major point of the series: what’s so great about being mortal, or better said what’s so great about being human? They tie this in quite nicely.
The art is quite nice and has certainly stood against time and each character is realistic looking, Yakumo actually looks like a Japanese boy. How many times do you get a Japanese boy actually looking like, well, a Japanese boy in anime? Yakumo’s eyes is a good example of this, they are mostly closed since they are supposed to be slit eyes, you know the eyes Japanese actually do have. The animators uses the art also to show the split personalities Pai has, by making her have more gentle features to represent her cheerful and child-like personality. The second personality is not only distinguished by the opening of her 3rd eye, but also alter her whole face expression to represent her arrogant and cold personality.
I’ll give a special mention to the background of Hong Kong, I loved it! The grittiness of the markets in the final episode is tastefully done.
There is very little to say about the sound, nothing too out of order. A bit dated, but typical of its time, 90s background music with synths thrown in for good measure. It suits the mood of the anime, as it’s quite dark, especially the main theme.
Our two protagonists are both interesting characters, who don’t fall into the trap of cliché anime characters. Yakumo is a good-hearted sixteen-year-old, who means well. It was nice to find an anime character, who I thought I could actually be friends with. He is just very likable. (Seriously people, most of characters in anime do you think you could actually handle them for more than 10 minutes in real life?) Pretty much by the end of the series, most of his body has been broken in some kind of way, good thing he’s immortal, isn’t it? So you’d want to like him.
Now, Pai really is up there with one of the most original characters in anime, a schizophrenic girl: one personality is sweet and innocent, the other is stoic and ruthless. Both have their merits and neither of them irritate you, even the colder persona grows on you, unlike another schizophrenic in another series I could mention! Her multi-personality is also reference to the Hindu deity of Parvati, since firstly that’s the name of her second personality, who was known to have several personalities. This was another favourable aspect of the series since they used some culture background to help create characters and certain plot devices, but neither wholly relied on it that you suddenly needed to start picking up textbooks or wikipedia -(ing) on the Hindu religion.
The other characters each proved their worth and were all likable. I had a little soft spot for Lee Ling Ling, deputy editor for an occult magazine, but doesn’t believe in the occult and just uses it as a vice to make money. And she can really kick ass!
So why did I give it 8 instead of something higher, well, the problem was 3×3 eyes isn’t my cup of tea. So why all these positives you may ask? It did everything well and everything I’ve stated here is the truth, but you see it still does not make me want to go off and read the manga. 3X3 eyes is quite a classic and is something every enthusiast of anime and manga should read or watch at some point, as it’s the first to use this storyline and do it better than most. I did want to know some more at the end of the series, since the audience is left on a cliffhanger and I’ll definitely go and watch the second set of OVA, but I’ll spare myself the manga. This is simply something to do with my taste of anime and manga rather than with the series. I would recommend a watch (it’s only 4 episodes long) and see how you fair this!
The 3×3 eyes OVA gives us a good idea about what to expect from the manga and the producers use the 4 episodes to introduce the series quite well without trying to outdo itself. It does what it set out to do and you couldn’t ask for anymore than that!
The contents of “3×3 Eyes” reminds me slightly of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, as it involves a couple of people going around killing weird monsters, but it’s more bloody than Buffy. The action scenes are pretty awesome, but the storyline’s pretty thin: they slay monsters in order to obtain this statue of humanity thing. And then in the next episode, the statue gets lost again so they end up having to do it all over. Yeah… not exactly the most intricate of plots. Just to top it up, it had a pretty crappy ending too. I didn’t really like the humour contained in the anime either. The anime’s saving grace lies in its central pair of characters – they were very likeable and it was interesting watching their relationship grow.
That pretty much sums it up I think – there’s really not much more that can be said about an action heavy OVA that only has 4 episodes. 😛
27: Himekishi Lilia
English: Himekishi Lilia
MAL Score: 6.76
The princess knight Lilia Evelvine is set to succeed her father as the ruler of the Leuven kingdom, but her jealous brother, Dirk, will do anything to halt her ascension to the throne. With the aid of Kiriko, his court enchantress, and Sand, the servant of the King of Demons, the dastardly prince enacts a coup to gain control of the castle and become the next king. He succeeds, but not before being reminded of his agreement with Sand: to extract the holy energy within Lilia as a tribute to the King of Demons. Dirk then proceeds to corrupt his mother and Lilia with all sorts of perversions, hoping to fulfill his task on time while turning the two into his loyal slaves.
[Potential Spoilers Ahead]
Story and Characters? Nothing complex. A Princess and a Queen, both beautiful and well-endowed, are put through almost every fantastic sexual torment ever by none other than their brother/son and his demoness accomplice to gather the Princess’ Holy Energy, and the ladies, as well as anyone who could help them, is suddenly as stupid or incompetent as heck, even though Lilia, at the very beginning, proves to be one of the ultimate badasses ever. I guess that hand-to-hand combat training is inexistent in their world. I guess that being in a Hentai world causes instant debuffs.
Story has few twists and surprises. The ladies eventually start to give in to forbidden passions, until they lose any dignity and pride they had and cannot think of anything else besides being ravaged. The female villain, believe it or not, eventually becomes another slave of the male lead, who in the end makes Caligula look like a sane, reasonable guy.
Most characters are good-looking, ladies are lovely and voluptuous, save for the lolita-like Catgirl, and males are passable, save for the occasional middle-aged guy, who fortunately show up just for a few scenes through the six episodes, and of course, even during those scenes, the action mostly focuses on Lilia. Heck, there are even different kinds of Tentacle monsters! Despite being a creepy as heck scene, the change in Lillia’s facial expression, when the aforementioned transformation-during-sex takes place, was amazingly done.
Background themes are appropiate to the situations at hand, and the theme “Stand Up, Princess Knight” is quite good. I watched the Japanese dub, none of the characters’ voices sound out-of-place. Sound Effects were spot-on.
Sex scenes involve almost every possible crazy fetish that can be imagined: Incest, public degradation, blindfolded, voulots of tentacle sex, gangbang, blowjobs and handjobs, drinking sperm, monster and demon penetration, peeing, (The nastiest case is just in Ep. 3, fortunately. Subsequent urinations are much more subdued), demonic transformation during sex, death by sex (Which is mostly without blood, and even covered in shadows in one case), threesomes and foursomes, and one of the biggest, craziest gangbangs in the story of Hentai. Fortunately, this doesn’t reach the extreme insanity of Bondage Game.
I won’t spoil the ending, but I have to tell you all this: If you’re like me, and can’t stand sad, tragic and bad endings… well, I’ll just say that, when Karma bites back, it bites hard! Best credits ever! Stand Up, Princess Knight!
I didn’t like Story in this Hentai you know because it’s hentai but you gonna love sex.
Princess Lilia became one of my favorite Hentai character and Kiriko & Lelia are great too.
These 6 Episodes Art are great like Boobs and Such so i don’t have complain about it.
Lilith Soft Thank You guys for making these amazing series and overall i give (10/10) but in the end I thought they gonna make sequel but that didn’t happen I mean come you made 3 Taimanin Asagi Parts.
26: Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Fukurokouji to Ano Ko to Ore to
Japanese: 真夜中のオカルト公務員 袋小路とあの子と俺と
MAL Score: 6.78
Bundled with the limited edition 12th manga volume.
Miyako Arata is newly assigned to the Shinjuku Ward Nocturnal Community Relations Division. Each of Tokyo’s 23 wards has one such department, established to mitigate paranormal and occult-related events. Arata’s special skill is the understanding of non-human speech, and the story begins with him encountering a youkai at Shinjuku Imperial Gardens who refers to him as the legendary Heian-era exorcist, Abe no Seimei.
(Source: Mayonaka No Occult Wikia)
Since is a side story, I will keep this short, I have reviewed extensively on this show under its main story already. The Art and Sound are more or less the same quality as the main series, meaning the Art is impressive to my taste, and there’s nothing majorly bad about the Sound either. Characters designs are the same as Season 1.
Story-wise, is pretty much a flashback. a backstory on an event that both Reiji and Theo shared. Is not a story that brings out any excitement and/or tension, nor does it seem like it will ever play a part in the main story either. The story is just to portray a little of a “slice of life” feel in the main casts’ life. Like a get to know your characters outside of their work life. So don’t go in expecting interesting lore or legends or actions. Is a pretty calm and relaxing story, with some laughs here and there. Since I am basically a fan of the characters, my rating might be a little on the high side, as I enjoy knowing more about them.
MAL Score: 6.79
The series takes place at a special mansion that transforms all who enter into beautiful women. After hearing rumors of a treasure within its walls, a man enters…
Why should you watch this Hentai ?
At what migt be seen as a common erotic fantasy among straight (or bi) men is the idea of being a woman for a day, explore her bodily desire, but what happens when that body has contact with other men and.. the knowledge that the female orgasm is stronger ? Well Residence is here to explore that as well.
So.. It’s like deep (no pun intended) ?
The series reinforces these questions “Are you a Man or a woman ?” early on and it will follow the characters as they seemingly choose their gender, based on their bodily desires. Some do it without question, others might retain some of their selves, but can be quickly drawn into their stronger desires. It’s the desire that faults these men, not just the woman who have the abilty to change them.
It should be noted that the series has an excellent Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) reference that’s easy to spot, so cinephiles beware.
I really enjoyed this series and the artwork is gorgeous. Here it where Hentai has the upper hands when it comes to non-hentai, the fluiditiy of bodily movement within the sexual scenes are crucial for a series to deliver the ehm… goods. And Residence does deliver ! Residence among other Hentai is where the story is the sex, moreso the sex scenes represents changes within the character themselves and positions and so on. So yes, these scenes do contribute and here ther’s certainly a reason for them being the way that they are.
Studio EDGE doing a pretty great job once again as they head now towards the world of gender bending and futa on this new OVA. Unless you like seeing one or the other, or maybe both, from those two main fetishes focused throughout the show then you might not enjoy this one. But for those who do it’s worth checking out for the artstyle, animations, and scenes (though sadly few so far).
* The interesting premise. All about a little girl who seems to be living in a mansion filled with treasures that turns everyone who comes inside into girls based on their imaginations. The show is full of the imagination-magic wherein she grants whatever it is her target is imagining so she can mind break them into submission and be one of her lovely maids, which I think is pretty interesting.
* The artstyle and animation. Just from the cover you can already tell which studio handled this one even without the label just from the artstyle alone. The art is very well done and still sexy as always and so is the animation, though there some parts where some body parts tend to juggle around the place a lot more than they should which personally I found weird but entertaining.
* The mystery. The plot points introduced in the first episode which were made to get the interest to shift towards the plot of the story works pretty well. Especially the small twist and reveal at the end of the first episode which will likely leave viewers with a little something to think about until the next episode comes out.
* The amount of H scenes. A common thing nowadays with H OVAs are the short running times often leading to a few amounts of H scenes which may leave the viewers wanting more until the next episode or two arrives, which Residence is not exempted from.
Things that might turn you off:
M to F gender bending
It’s short but very interesting and is enough to get the attention of anyone interested in gender bender and a bit of futa and maybe even get a couple people interested in them if this is their first encounter with either or both the listed fetishes. Definitely a good kinky-fetish focused show which I could maybe recommend to anyone interested enough in the premise to watch if a few kinky fetishes won’t turn you off. Eagerly awaiting the next episode to come out now and hopefully you guys will too.
24: Shinkyoku no Grimoire The Animation
Japanese: 神曲のグリモワール THE ANIMATION
MAL Score: 6.82
Based on the adult manga by Sawaru Erect.
23: Pandra The Animation: Shiroki Yokubou Kuro no Kibou
Japanese: PANDRA THE ANIMATION 「白き欲望 黒の希望」
MAL Score: 6.86
Based on the manga by Erect Sawaru.
They ruined one of the most awesome badass anti-villain character there is!
The silver haired girl in the manga, she was a badass homuculi that had a mission and did not stop to anything to fulfill said mission even if it costed to scarify (mostly sexually) anyone who crosses her way. But started becoming soft after meeting the black haired girl who became her friend.
Shiro was badass, she had attitude. The silent character villain with a cause…
AND THEY RUINED IT IN THE ANIME ADAPTATION!!!!!!
Noooo!! in the animation she is timid, innocent, and actually didn’t want to cause harm to anyone but was forced to “be bad” by the stupid pendant she wore… as if the pendant was the villain… and worst she had no cause for her actions at all but was a puppet of said pendant who had a demon inside.
and then they make the demon posses her black haired friend (who turned out to be her sister) into the villain… that is bullshit!
In the manga when Shiro (silver haired heroine) discovered that Kuro (black haired friend) was her sister. They both join forces and do mischievous things to everyone, most under the grimoires’ influences.
But in the anime that is not explained and is all generic hentai fuck and tentacle crap and the villain “Oooh i am the queen bee bitch!”
What the hell?!
I am really disappointed how they ruined one epic story-line for a quick buck.
I do not recommend this animation. Go read the manga instead, that is the canon story and well better redacted… it also makes sense as to what everything is going on and the reason it happened.
so for this flick i give a 3 for ruining the story, a 10 for art because in the end the artwork was decent. 7 on sound because of generic. 7 to characters because some of them were still well made, only shiro and kuro were mostly ruined. 5 on enjoyment because how the story changed so much.
Over all I give 5 out of 10.
22: Ochi Mono RPG Seikishi Luvilias
Japanese: 堕ちモノRPG 聖騎士ルヴィリアス
MAL Score: 6.86
The characters are unique and really different from other animes/hentais.
The art is just like any other animation in my opinion.
I really enjoyed this i have watched it 3 times already and it gets more fun every time. I really enjoy Hentais and harem animes and fantasy is a big yes from me 😀
The Story is really fun to watch and fantasy plus possestion is fun
21: 3×3 Eyes: Seima Densetsu
English: 3×3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon
Japanese: 3×3 EYES聖魔伝説
MAL Score: 6.94
Yakumo has trained and searched for 4 years, following Pai’s mysterious disappearance. However, when he finally finds her, not all is well as her memory seems to be gone. They attempt to return her memory by going to the Holy Land, birthplace of the immortal race of Sanjiyans.
But seriously, the nice thing about this anime is that Yakumo finally comes into his own, having learned how to use his own abilities as a Wu, their roles reverse and he starts to save her rather than the converse.
Its bloody and violent, and of course, as Yakumo can’t die, he winds up splattered all over the place, but he’s lost a little bit of his comic edge having been hardened by his journeys.
The story at times seems somewhat fragmented in comparison to the manga. It tries to rise a bit above the generic random anime-monster of the week, and succeeds a bit better than its predecessor.
Both the art and sound were good for their time, but the art style is somewhat dark and hasn’t aged well.
But in the end its all about the endearing quest of one girl to become human and Yakumo’s inhuman efforts to help her on her way, and these characters help drive this anime. I don’t give it a 10, if only because some of the support characters tend to be a little 2-dimensional.
All in all, it is a journey that is well worth your time.
Four years after the first OVA, Yakumo is wandering alone in search of the missing Pai. He finds her, but she doesn’t seem to remember him and freaks out when he starts chasing after her, treating hi like he’s some strange pervert. After speaking with the elderly couple that she’s been living with, Yakumo finds out that Pai lost her memories. After fighting a monster that tried to reseal them, he sets out for Tibet to find an old monk who knows how to release the seal on her memories. She goes with him, curious about what secrets her past holds.
Let’s start with the big problems with the OVA. The ending is a big one. They had a chance to have a really strong, bittersweet ending, but they screw it up at the very end and opt for something that would be better suited for a cheesy children’s movie than a more dramatic series for adults. There’s also still an issue with the romance elements being pretty weak and, given the amnesia and handling thereof, this OVA doesn’t even ultimately do anything to advance the romance.
There are plenty of good things about the OVA too. The overall story is actually really interesting with a legitimately good twist. The Hindu influence is still strong in the series and it’s still used in an intriguing way.
Only a few of the major characters from the first OVA return, Yakumo, Pai, and Benares. We get an all new supporting cast for this one. I will give the series credit, most of the supporting characters are fairly interesting and fleshed out. The exceptions being the old couple who took Pai in and her friends from school who are just generic. Yakumo’s character develops pretty well. He’s become a lot more capable of things besides just being a human shield. He still has his moments where he takes enough damage that he would die if he was a normal human, but he at least manages to give a good account of himself. On the downside, Pai is actively annoying in this one. When I talked about the first OVA I said that the only thing stopping her from being an annoying character was the Sanjiyan personality. In this series the Sanjiyan has about five minutes of screen time before the very end when she takes over to wrap things up.
Studio Junio puts a real effort into replicating the style that Toei Animation used for the first OVA. And it does hold up pretty well. I will give them the proper credit on that account. It is, however, not as strong as the first series.
The voice work is still really good. Hayashibara Megumi, Tsujitani Kouji, and Ootsuka Akio all give strong performances as they did in the first OVA. Ohtsuka Houchu, Canna Nobutoshi & Saikachi Ryuuji all give good performances as well. The one weakness is that the bland side characters have kind of weak performances to go along with them. The music is still pretty spectacular with Wada Kaoru returning to work on it.
There really isn’t any.
3×3 Eyes Seima Densetsu is not as good as the first OVA. It has some strong moments and it does advance Yakumo’s character but it also has some real writing problems, some weak secondary characters and performances. It’s worth watching if you enjoyed the first OVA and it’s still pretty decent in spite of those flaws. My final rating is a 6/10. Next week I’ll look at Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie.
The only redeeming factor is Yakumo actually knowing how to fight for once.
20: Viper GTS
English: Viper GTS
Japanese: Viper GTS
MAL Score: 6.98
Carrera is a female demon whose job is to create a wish granting contract with a human being in exchange for their soul. Along with her partners/rivals Mercedes and Rati, they carry out this job for the benefit of the demon world. When Carrera is summoned by the nerdy Ogawa, she finds him to be more interesting than her previous clients and develops a crush. Mercedes tries to get involved with Ogawa also to compete with Carrera. However, the female angels are upset by this disturbance and are willing to purify the demons with their precious “holy water” to save Ogawa’s soul.
art: good saturation and colors, as well as the drawings
sound: nothing out of the ordinary
characters: not much development (even if they are unique), and that kid is pretty lucky.
enjoyment: yeah it was decent. carrera is awesome. where can i find that spell book?
19: Supernatural The Animation
Japanese: スーパーナチュラル ザ アニメーション
MAL Score: 7.00
Monsters walk the earth. While some may refute their existence as myths or urban legends, the Winchester brothers—Sam and Dean—know all too well what dangers lurk out there in the dark. Driving around in their 1967 Chevrolet Impala, these brothers have made it their life’s mission to destroy anything supernatural that would threaten human lives.
From shapeshifters to werewolves, vampires, ghosts, and even demons, the Winchesters track down and kill every evil being they can find, while also searching for the creature that caused them so much personal tragedy.
The story is simple and easy to follow. It is about Sam and Dean, two brothers who hunt demons and evil spirits. Most of the episodes are following the “monster of the week” formula… but there is a general plotline that advances slowly throughout the series. There is also a main villain and the Winchester brothers have a personal score to settle with him. Unfortunately, there are a few filler episodes with weak story and unoriginal enemies.
The personalities and the interaction between the two brothers makes the difference between Supernatural and other similar TV and animated series. Sam and Dean are not perfect and flawless superheroes, they are normal persons. They can make mistakes, they can be paranoid, confused or angry and they always argue with each other. Because of that, they are a more realistic type of protagonists and the viewers can relate more to their problems and challenges.
Sound and animation: 8/10
The animation is decent, but not perfect. Some things bothered me, like the awkward looking faces… but if you deal with demons, your face will probably look strange too. There are also some good ideas, like the excessive use of black ink in every frame, which creates nice contrast and the camera movement during some of the action or driving sequences, which almost makes you feel the action. The music includes some nice and slow themes, which create mysterious atmosphere. The good sound effects (like the Impala’s engine) and the occasional scary noises enhance the whole experience and should also be praised.
Supernatural has interesting heroes (and villains) and manages to create a scary and tense atmosphere, through good use of sound effects and music. There are a few great and very dramatic episodes with some interesting plot twists. The ending is above the average. It leaves the story open, but also gives some sense of completion. What hurt the whole experience is the lower quality of the stories created especially for the anime. I also expected Supernatural to be a bit darker and scarier.
If you are not familiar with the series, the flashbacks in the beginning would be confusing and meaningless. However, little by little the background story and the important details are explained. Basically, Supernatural feels more or less complete on its own and watching the TV series before starting the anime is not an absolute must. It may even have a negative effect, as some fans of the TV series hate the anime, because “it is not exactly the same”. You can be smart and ignore them. Supernatural is a great series for any fan of the mystery/horror anime.
The art style is rather interesting, almost a cross between anime and American comic book style. The characters are hard edged, and a lot of dark lines and heavy shadows that pretty much are black. Everything has a nice vintage feeling, sort of grimy in a good way. The characters look like the characters from the live-action as well which is what I would wish to see unlike some of them. Sadly, some of the images are pretty frozen, still images that feel like cop outs, especially when this was made in 2011.
The English voices don’t feel up to par with the animation, and feels a bit forced and doesn’t match the lip sink most of the time. They talk when the mouths are closed and part of it might be to get information out since this is shorter then the actual show. Even then, it just feels rushed and makes it a little hard. I really love the ending song though. I never thought I would hear “Cary on my Wayward Son” by Naoki Takao fit so well.
EDIT: I have now seen the live action show, I really like it as well. The show has the same creepy feeling and the same slowness that the animation has. The stories are altered slightly from the original but that’s partly because they were putting a 1 hour episode into a half a hour one.
So, the story is definitely interesting. Two brothers hunting down all kinds of monsters thought to be just fictions of mythology and legends does sound appealing. The series includes remakes of the original episodes and anime-only episodes, too. As far as the latter is concerned, I believe they fitted with the original series. But the 22 episodes just wasn’t enough to explain the plot thoroughly. Many questions arise and, honestly, I am not sure if I would understand the story so well if I was not familiar with the live-action series.. Lastly found the ending fair enough, I repeat for someone who is not familiar with the original.
The art was a real fit. I mean the intense black in the frames fitted well with the mysterious style of the story. And, the characters were decent. But, I cannot restrain from commenting on Bobby’s appearance. Man, what did they do to him???? (sorry about that).
I haven’t watched it in Japanese so I’ll comment on the dubbed version. Okay, the voice actors have risen huge complaints. Why Jensen Ackles is not in the show? What’s wrong with the voice actors? And bla bla bla… Really, the voice actors were not that bad. They could have been better and having the original cast would be sweet but we should try being just a little objective. Also, the music and the sound effects created the mysterious-creepy atmosphere the series needs.
What I found a bit disappointing were the characters. I can’t be objective here because I know the potential of the characters. They are not as flat as the anime portrays them. They are more deep than that. Also, many characters and monsters had to be there. What about the guys from the Harvelle’s Roadhouse and the shape-shifters? However, we cannot expect that much from a 22-episode series while the original is 10 seasons! If you are new to the supernatural world I think you will like them as they are. They are not some kind of heroes, they have flaws and make mistakes.
If you like this kind of stuff -demons, vampires, werewolves, etc.- you will definitely like Supernatural. Even if you don’t have a particular interest in those, I believe you will still enjoy it. It is a great anime and leave us, grumpy fans, complaint. It should be treated with respect and it is a great anime for the mystery/ horror fans out there!
18: Devilman: Yochou Sirene-hen
English: Devilman: The Demon Bird
Japanese: デビルマン 妖鳥シレーヌ編
MAL Score: 7.03
Demons exist and their power is beyond what humans can fathom. In fact they are so strong that humans do not stand a chance against them in a fight.
The only thing strong enough to defeat a demon is another demon and it is trough this logic that Ryo Asuka hatches the plan to have his good-hearted friend Akira Fudo possessed by a demon. If a person is of pure of heart then he might be able to control the demon that posses him and thereby acquire power equal to a demon. After raising some hell in a club the plan works and Akira is possessed by the powerful demon known as Amon.
Now Akira is humanities sole champion of justice against the hidden demon menace that has plagued humanity since the dawn of time.
This movie to me feels like three separate action sequences crammed into one great movie. The first involving a demon who lures Akira into his hideaway just to torture him with a horrifying revelation about his parents. Second is an ambush attack at home targeting the family that is providing Akira with his temporary accommodation. Then lastly the movies core focus is on the Demon Bird Silene (pronucened differently) who wants to kill Devilman to make an example out of demons who choose to meld with humans. Actually about 50% of this movie is focused on the bitter grudge match between Devilman and Silene and it turns out to be a great fight to the death!
Considering how much things go on in this movie I’d say the pacing is fantastic and the action scenes in this movie are excellent but also when it does slow down a little it usually focuses on some minor character development otherwise it’s pretty much action packed.
Near the end of the movie it’s unclear who will come out on top…I mean it looks like Devilman will get the last laugh…but how it actually turns out is actually quite interesting. Everyone I know who has watched this movie really like s the ending in particular. It’s a cool one indeed!
Keeping in mind this is early 90’s animation The animation for the first movie was pretty decent…I mean the character designs looked a bit cutesy at first but when the demons get involved things change quite dramatically.
This movie was made a couple years after the first one and things look a lot better. The anime on a whole has a MUCH darker tone and where Akira looked like a sweet kid in the first movie he now looks like a pumped up thug ready to pound anyone that gets in his way.
However I’d say overall the animation style looks pretty simplistic but not in a lazy way. A standout point for me is the demon character designs. They really look like morphed, spliced animal creatures…which really feels disturbing…I mean to this day Ginman is one of the most F’ed up demons I’ve EVER seen in any anime. If someone did a live action Ginman costume / CGI effect I would be vomiting all goddamn day, I swear!
Anyway, compared to today’s level the animation is pretty average but I still think it’s aged pretty well over the years regardless.
I like the music in Devilman…its got a melancholy feel to it. The English dub is really quite comical to me but not in a bad way…I mean, re-watching this now I can understand why some people may find it korny but overall I think it works out very well. Devilman in particular say’s some really funny shite when he’s killing demons…certainly not the sweet boy Akira he was before.
Overall sound is pretty decent…compared to the original Jap language it’s a bit spicier which worked out well imho.
Devilman has an extremely small cast, which works in its favour. There’s pretty much Akira / Devilman, Ryo, Miki (barely) and the various demons Akira and Ryo have to face.
For such a short anime I think the characters are developed well enough…In particular you get a good foundation for Akira’s character which is the most important thing.
Another surprising thing about this movie is that the demons are quite cunning and not just your typical stock throw-aways. Particularly in this movie most of the demons have a connection with Akira’s demon counterpart and often comment on how surprised they are by the fact that the demon (Amon) has joined forces with a human (well that’s not exactly correct but I don’t wanna spoil anything for newcomers).
Like I said for the first movie I enjoy this anime on two levels, the first being nostalgia. I remember how confused and weird I felt about rooting for a demon to succeed…..this was way before the more recently accepted anti-hero boom we are surrounded by today.
The second level is the action in this anime is pretty hardcore, barebone and enjoyable to watch.
Unlike the first movie however the pacing and content is consistently engaging and theres never really a dull moment from start to finish!
It’s another short fun crazy ride… I have enjoyed this title for many years and still find it of a high standard even after all these years.
Value / Final Thoughts
Over time Demon protagonist’s have become more common place in movies (Hellboy) and especially in anime, to name a few: Hellsing, Vampire hunter D, Inu Yasha, the cast of Saiyuki, Chrono from Chrono Crusade etc. So Devilman kinda loses the shock value it had around the original time it was made.
But like I said before being very young and coming from a Christian upbringing made this anime quite the shell-shocker.
I was hesitant to write this review at first as I did feel a lot of my praise for it would come down to nostalgia but after re-watching it I am now reassured it is actually a quality title that still holds up to this very day
It’s short and sweet and many do hail it as an anime cult classic.
Surprisingly though I found more reviews for both the Devilman OVA’s on IMDB than on various anime sites….saying that though it seems the manga is vastly more popular than the anime incarnations.
As a side note I will say I was disappointed with the third sequel: Amon the Apocalypse of Devilman – which in my mind had a different tone and strayed away from the Manga’s original perfect ending….a total letdown on what could have been a great trilogy. So alas no Amon review from me!
You can also check out my mega-blog on the other Devilman anime releases here if you please: http://bit.ly/OtguhB
Planet Tyro Rating: Hall of Fame
Devilman Franchise Blog: http://bit.ly/157LdCG
The problem with this movie was the story was set up correctly, but it had a bad flavor to it. I’ve summarized the key points below.
There are actual nasty demons generals sent by Satan to fight against Devilman which could’ve led to some potentially good fights.
Devilman is useless and not a good fighter. No Jeet Kune Do, no Chun Kuk Do, no Tae Kwon Do, no nothing.
Devilman has very few special powers compared to the demon generals. Ironically, Devilman is known as the strongest. That’s not even feasible.
Devilman gets his ass kicked like the cover implies. He literally gets tossed around cause he is so skinny and shrimpy. Rather than trying to emphasize the fangs on his face, he could use some wide, broad shoulders.
Devilman’s fights are corny, cheesy, and also a drag. There is obviously no equal footing.
4 cons outnumber 1 pro. Every 1 minute watched is 3 minutes wasted. This movie could not live up to its prequel. I’d say a score of 4 is just about right.
Story – 3
Art – 5
Sound – 6
Character – 3
Enjoyment – 3
Overall – 4
Instead of explaining what the demons are, we see them now in action. The OVA in 1990 is made by the same company and has most of the cast from the previous OVA.
This OVA now follows Akira Fudo who has now become Devilman, a demon who fights demons hidden in society for sake of justice and humanity. As he gets more used to his power, an old lover to the once demon Amon appears in order to kill Devilman for his betrayal. Here we not only see Devilman more, but we have here is something that resemble more the source material.
With this OVA being gory as ever, Demon Bird has more fights which is accompanied with a good soundtrack. Even if the fights are switched in order compare to the counterpart, these fights feel more existing and involved to the characters. The first fight puts our character into a dilemma which will have consequences.
Speaking of characters, this time around we see how Akira has changed from the previous OVA. He gone from being a supporter to a more dominant alpha male, but it still shows that his kind hearted. Ryo is the same but is more vulnerable and calmer than the previous ova, for obvious reasons.
The villain in this is the Demon Bird herself, Sirene, a former lover to Amon. And boy is she one cranky bird. For me, she’s okay and serves as a good opponent.
The OVA is more action oriented, which loses the horror aspect from the previous one. It also doesn’t explain much why or where the demons comes from or how Akira can transform to Devilman. But if you watched this right after the previous one, this will just pick up where it left off. I would recommend anyone to watch this and the previous OVA in one sitting for the best experience.
I also don’t think you need reason or explanation for why when it’s about DEMONS WITH BLOODLUST. It’s all for sake for good old violence.
Without a doubt, these two OVAs are my guilty pleasure. Even if these aren’t that special, these two have a good enough charm for me re-watch them. But these two OVA makes it feels that this is incomplete. But I think the next one will help out,
17: Love x Holic: Miwaku no Otome to Hakudaku Kankei – The Animation
Japanese: ラブホリック ~魅惑の乙女と白濁カンケイ~ THE ANIMATION
MAL Score: 7.11
Based on the erotic game by Atelier Kaguya Bare & Bunny.
In a world where humans and demi-humans coexist, Taichi Amano has by accident drank some blood of Kuon Aoe, the most popular girl in the school. Drinking her blood changed his body to have a special constitution which awakens demi-humans.
In exchange for protecting Taichi from whoever would target him, the Aoe house made him cooperate with awakening Kuon…
16: Kikoushi Enma
English: Demon Prince Enma
Japanese: 鬼公子 炎魔
MAL Score: 7.12
Enma is a character created by the genius manga artist Go Nagai. Now, the popular character makes his appearance in an alluring Japanese horror anime for adults. It’s a hair-raising erotic suspense in which Enma takes on complicated and gruesome incidents caused by demons who lurk in the darkness. But humans have lit up the darkness of the night with neon lights and turned their world into one that never sleeps, so demons now lurk in the “darkness of the human heart.” Unfulfilled hearts, suppressed hearts, despair,…such darkness of the heart is the place they lurk.
Enma is the Demon Prince of the Underworld, a demon “Born of Fire.” His mission is to take back or destroy demons that have escaped to the human world from the Underworld. Along with his partner, Princess Yukihime, “Born of Ice,” and the monster, Kapaeru, Enma sets up “Enma’s Detective Agency.” Tonight, like any other night, they will roam the sleepless city. Horrific incidents that could not possibly be human acts occur one after another. The stench of evil lingers at the scene… Enma’s fire rips through the darkness!
(Source: Bandai Entertainment)
It begins like this: A woman, covered in blood, is walking through a dark maze of alleyways. She’s pursued by a little boy in a dark cloak, and a ghostly young girl in a white kimono. As the boy and girl corner the injured woman, they’re momentarily obscured by a patch of shadows, and when they step out into the light on the other side, they’ve somehow become older; the little boy is now a tall, intimidating man, and the young girl is now a striking silver-haired teen. None of this is particularly new for the horror genre, but it’s executed well enough, and watching it, I was having the comfortable sort of fun which arises from seeing something that’s generic but strongly presented.
That was quickly ruined when a demon fetus covered in blood crawled out of the injured woman’s nether regions and attacked the silver-haired girl, latching onto her chest. The man in the black cloak used a magical staff to blast it with fire, burning it to death and searing off the front of his companion’s kimono in the process. The scene then changed, but not before zooming in for a sexploitive close-up of the female lead’s bare breasts. Real classy. I imagine all of this might be somebody’s cup of tea, but for me, the fun had ended.
What is this “interesting” creation that I’ve described? Well, it’s Kikoushi Enma, a four-part OVA that tries like hell to successfully weave together elements of psychological horror, fantasy, and sexual humor into something worth watching. And if it had a decent story, or characters worth mentioning, it might have even succeeded. Unfortunately neither of those elements are present, and while there’s a good artistic effort from Brains Base, and an acceptable musical score, ultimately this OVA’s writing drags the entire thing down.
The first episode doesn’t waste any time laying the groundwork, and we quickly learn that the man in the black cloak and the woman in the white kimono are Enma and Yukihime, respectively. They’ve been placed on Earth to destroy demons who possess people. Together with their magical hat friend Chapeauji and their toad-duck-monster friend Kapaeru, they pose as a “supernatural detective agency” to draw themselves closer to possible demon-related events.
Two episodes of the OVA are self-contained; one is about a vampire prostitute, and the other is about a doll who kills people. Clearly points for originality are not to be awarded here. I’d also consider it a mistake to place these two episodes back-to-back; they’re so incredibly similar, so formulaic, that it feels like the same story being told with a slightly different supporting cast. Discoveries are made at the same rate, the same conversations occur, and plot twists and violent confrontations happen at exactly the same points in each episode.
The third and fourth episodes are paired together, telling the story of a group of people trapped in a house which seems to taunt them with reminders of their checkered pasts, picking them off one by one and turning them against each other as it does so. Again, we’re treading pretty familiar ground for horror, and the execution here isn’t strong enough to make up for the lack of anything truly new; it’s predictable, without suspense, and altogether pretty darn boring to watch. In addition, the shift from violent, gory fare to a sudden unforeseen attempt at less in-your-face psychological horror is totally without tact or subtlety, and it gives the OVA even more of an identity crisis than it already had. These two episodes also make an effort to create tie-ins with the first two by bringing in several recurring characters and attempting to stitch them into the plot. The overall impression is of something crude and clumsy that desperately tries to create continuity when in fact there is none to be found.
The biggest problem with the story as a whole is the lack of not just an overarching plot, but even a basic explanation of what happened to lead us to this point in time. Several “minor” details, such as where the demons are coming from, and why it is the job of the dynamic duo Enma and Yukihime to destroy them, are left out. It’s tough to care about what is happening, or be intrigued by the actions of the cast, when we’re not given any context to work with. In the rare cases where the writers see fit to give us a clue about the nature of the situation, it’s normally an outright cliché. For example, we learn that the demons “feed on the darkness in the human heart” and that “all humans have darkness within them.” There are also massive plot holes. I won’t spoil it, of course, but suffice to say that at least one major plot point revealed at the end of the fourth episode (which is clearly supposed to be some sort of mind-blowing twist) makes absolutely no sense whatsoever in the scheme of the OVA as a whole. This is an adaptation, and whether flaws this serious are present in the source material or not is beyond me, but they’re definitely present here.
The characters are a perfect match for the story; they’re also paper-thin and without any background. By the final roll of the credits, we still don’t know who Enma, Yukihime, or any of their supernatural companions are, much less how they know each other or why they’re doing what they’re doing. They’re clearly supernatural themselves, so it would be interesting to know what their motivations are for killing other supernatural beings, and how they feel about it. Unfortunately the OVA never answers these questions. None of the cast members have a single identifiable character trait, so it goes without saying that none of them really develop or have any meaningful interactions with one another. There is some weird unrequited romance between Enma and Yukihime, but it’s tough to give them a thought as a couple when they don’t even have a leg to stand on as individuals. Helping the main cast’s problems along is the fact that they’re barely even present in the third and fourth episodes, essentially turning them into a minor sideshow act in their own circus.
The supporting cast isn’t much better. The series has a weird habit of throwing random characters into the mix with no introduction or previous knowledge of their existence. For example, in the third and fourth episodes, five characters are trapped in the haunted house. Two of them—a cop who investigates the doings of Enma and company, and a reporter who does the same—were present in the first couple episodes. However, the remaining three, a creepy perverted teacher and two young girls (go figure) are just suddenly tossed in for what seems to be no reason other than “we needed more characters.” The most interesting character in the entire span of the show is the aforementioned reporter, and several scenes involving her are the closest this OVA ever gets to being genuinely engrossing or suspenseful.
Brains Base as a studio has a good artistic track record, and while this isn’t the best I’ve seen from them, it’s more than suitable for the purposes of the OVA. The character designs for the main roles are generally strong and distinctive-looking. The supporting cast members are a little more generic, but certainly not offensive. Where the art really works is in creating a setting and atmosphere; the use of lighting, combined with the backgrounds, is effective in giving the impression of a dark and slummy city district that’s the perfect home for modern-day demons to take up residence. The lighting does sometimes cross the thin line between “atmospherically dark” and “too damn dark to see anything,” as is a common problem with this type of setting in general, but the damage is mostly kept to a minimum.
Music is generally used to a good effect in this OVA. It typically consists of ominous orchestral tunes, spearheaded by traditional Japanese stringed instruments and booming drums. The use of an older style of music in a modern setting works surprisingly well, given the sense that the conflict of Enma-and-company vs. demons is an ancient one. Sometimes the soundtrack hurts for variety, as most of the songs sound pretty similar to one another. However, the music is used sparsely enough that this doesn’t hurt my impression of it overall. In the grand scheme, it’s not a great soundtrack by any stretch, but it’s a much better one than the story really warrants, and along with the art, it’s definitely one of the stronger aspects of the OVA.
In terms of the spirit of the whole production, the best thing I can compare this OVA to is not other anime, but live-action films in the vein of the “Friday the 13th” franchise. There’s lots of bad jokes, mindless gore and violence, and a pointless emphasis on sex that might entertain the more animal part of the human brain. If that sounds good to you, then pick this one up, because it won’t disappoint you in those regards. But anyone seeking a strong story or memorable characters would be better served looking elsewhere.
I guess you could say the story is pretty typical. A group of people exterminating demons to keep the town at peace [or because it’s their job], but it has a more, how should I say this, natural feel to it. Most of the time an anime with this kind of story tends to be a little too supernatural. Sometimes even making totally impossible things seem possible.
The animation was beautiful the whole way through. It was really detailed, yet sometimes so detailed it was disgusting. I just wanted to skip over some of those deformed faces. There is also a problem with some scenes being too dark. I know this is supposed to be horror, but it made it hard to see what was going on.
I didn’t pay too much attention to this, but the reason may be that there was barely any BGM. It sounded as natural as possible when in the city or a bar. The only time there was some music was during an action scene to make it more exciting.
The main characters made this fun to watch, but there wasn’t much to them. You were never told why Enma has to destroy these demons, how he met Yukihime or how long they have know each other, and what Kapaeru’s true form is. All of the character development was spent on the minor characters. Which in this case is important to better understand the situation they face.
The comedic scenes created by Enma and his group were always entertaining. There were some nice fights as well, but they never lasted any longer than maybe 3 minutes. Some scenes, on the other hand, felt like they were longer than they should be. I’m sure each episode could have been 30 minutes or a little less if they wanted to make this more enjoyable.
In the end this OVA receives an 8. There isn’t really anything else I can say except if you have time and this interests you then give it a shot. I enjoyed it and maybe you will too.
A great little story to watch, It may seem like the classic: Demons appear and all of a sudden a team shows up to combat them, and i guess in a sense that’s true, but there is more to it than that. It has a down to earth feel to it. Although you may think pssh superpowers and demons…. how can that be down to earth? Well Although there are superpowers involved, nothing is overly dramatic and over the top. there is also the human element of the regular individuals who get dragged into the horrors that surround them. All in all, everything is wrapped up pretty nicely and closes off with a somewhat dramatic finale.
Probably the best part of this entire OVA was the artwork. it builds so much of an atmosphere that pulls the viewer into the environment, experience the emotions of the characters, and the thrill of watching what is unfolding on screen. One thing that was lacking a bit was the artwork of the characters. Don’t get me wrong, the characters were decent looking but they weren’t anything special. It seems to stand out a bit more when you compare minorly detailed characters with the highly detailed backgrounds.
Sound: My first impression on this OVA is that probably where this OVA is lacking the most in is sound. I meant that quite literally, there didn’t feel like there was that much sounds going on. Actually looking back on it, and re-listening to a couple segments from the episodes i noticed how wrong i was. There is sounds throughout most of the way, but it feels like it has been incorporated so well into the scenery and what is happening that I didn’t actually notice. I was drawn so deeply into actual going ons of the scene. The dramatic ominous music, was used throughout, but never overused, and was always changing. the other sounds generally consisted of things like characters breathing loudly, screams, and the scenery. I thought that this just added to the dark and ominous atmosphere that was created throughout. Although you could argue well…. there is not too much background music, and there isn’t even an opening. I would agree with most of that. There isn’t much background music, but it is well placed. However the lack of an opening, and the kinda lousy ending song were a bit of a disappointment. Ranking this OVA purely based on sound, its kind of low, in that it although it builds up the atmosphere very well, stand alone the sounds are quite generic.
One thing about this OVA that i was not overly fond of. The main three characters seemed somewhat one dimensional, and we barely learned nearly anything about them. Little to no character development. Motivation- nada, backstories- nada, how they got their powers- nada. Those characters were a bit of a disappointment. On the other hand however the “mortal” characters whom the stories revolved around,we had a little bit more information about them. The characters were a bit better introduced and we learn more about them, but even then, we still only scratch the surface. Overall the largest flaw of the OVA
I found this OVA to be very enjoyable. I found myself constantly leaning forward towards my computer screen just being engrossed into the story. I honestly didn’t notice the 40 min time of each episode until i finished it. Well worth the watch
I do recommend this to most people. Although there is a slight bit of nudity, and ecchi scenes, nothing is over the top and it really doesn’t take anything away from what the storyline does so well to build up. If you can find the time (and i am sure you can) i suggest you to check it out.
15: Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen OVA
Japanese: 青の祓魔師 OVA
MAL Score: 7.13
Bundled with the 19th and 20th volumes of the Ao no Exorcist manga.
The first episode is based on the second chapter of the second Ao no Exorcist novel Home Sweet Home.
The second episode is based on the title chapter from the Ao no Exorcist: Spy Game novel.
There’s not much substance here and really if you’ve watched season 2 there’s no reason to watch this.
The art was alright, some of the shots that were up close looked like how a background character would be drawn.
Sound was… soundy. Lots of talking, not much else.
What can be said about the characters? Snake girl is a tsundere, staff guy is straightforward and evil teacher is a manipulator. No real character development or revelations to be had.
Did I enjoy it? Meh, not really. It didn’t give any new info about the characters really, didn’t give any insight into the bad guys plan. It was just what I’d expect a XX.5 chapter to be.
Give it a watch if you’re bored but if season 2 was enough for you and this arc then pass on it.
This set of 2 OVA covers two different stories adding to the extra information for the series in the first and the second into the personality of characters.
The first is Juuzou and Mamushi whilst attending the school during the time that Saburouta Toudou corrupted her kind and trusting personality with the doubts she had about her Master of the Myō Dha sect. Since Tatsuma Suguro decided that he would not join the True Cross order due to being busy with the Right eye and sealing the Impure King as learnt in the series. She however doesn’t know this and has built large doubts in her head that made her easy to be manipulated. It shows also how during the times of school her Tsundere personality has made it difficult to make friends from her childhood also growing up in a sect. However Juuzou has no such trouble and is adored by girls making him also popular with an outgoing personality.
It is a nice OVA that shows the backstory of the two a bit more. It shows her struggles during school and his kindness to her showing his feelings were long set. She acts very much Tsundere during it or as Juuzou describes as not cute at all. (a lie obviously). She eventually has him help her out when injured much to her dissatisfaction which causes her eventually to come around to his friendship and feelings grow.
We also see the initial stages of Toudou manipulating her and see how Juuzou was one of the other choices he was looking at.
As per the final episode of the series we see again the marriage proposal scene slightly adapted to get the story for them closed off.
Overall it is a great OVA that does develop the backstory a lot more. You learn a lot about both of them. It would have been nice to see maybe the wedding but you also see Shima Renzou reacting to the proposal confirmation and talk of children etc.
The Art and Music is still top quality for the series.
The Second OVA is about Shima Renzou and Mephisto. Mephisto talks about the desire for a spy by getting Renzou to perform 3 missions for him. The first two sit around Yukio. First they go to purify a factory filled with bugs Renzou’s nightmare of a creature to deal with. Yukio given instruction to ensure he does the job or face a pay cut.
The second part is that Renzou must go and eat the dinner awaiting Yukio who missed breakfast and Rin did not have time to prepare him lunch. Renzou struggles to get Rin to look away so he can eat it whilst being told about Yukio and his rage when hungry. Ultimately, he does it with dire consequence.
The final mission is to infiltrate the girls dorm without being noticed. A girls uniform and a wig are put on but before the mission goes ahead he is caught with hilarious results.
Amaimon points out in the after scene with Mephisto how all missions were failed but he looks happy still. Mephisto points out that Renzou regardless is true to his heart and his goal which was a limited release uncensored version of a pornographic magazine that Mephisto had already placed in his bag which was unbeknownst to Renzou until he got caught dressed as a girl.
Subsequently a shot is shown where the magazine has been repaired (Ryuuji destroys it blaming it for the school girl outfit reason) showing his desire to follow through for his goal.
This although not massively on the story line it is a very good OVA full of laughs after a more serious first OVA. The Art and Music again are top quality for the series.
Ultimately, the OVA set is definitely worth a watch and finishes it all of very nicely.
Another season would be great but worst case it is closed off nicely.
14: Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Hitoribocchi no Kyuuketsuki
MAL Score: 7.13
2 Unaired Episodes of Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin.
The subject this time around is vampires, after a corpse turns up in Shinjuku drained of all its blood with a neck wound only those with the sight can see without help. Theo as it turns out is a vampire expert specifically, so the detectives assigned to the case from “Unit Zero“, the ones who get the cases that don’t make sense to muggles turn to him for help.
Theo has already planned to drag Arata with him to Senda’s place for New Year’s because of an Another he’s been observing there for 15 years that he’s been dying to communicate with and it turns out that Another is Japan’s last surviving vampire.
That vampire is the perp as it turns out but not by choice. Someone from Theo’s past named Saejima is using him as a means to strike out at Theo, who he apparently loathes for reasons that at first are not entirely clear.
As we’ve seen before in Mayonaka, when too many parties get involved things tend to get much messier between the humans and Anothers. And in this case that means not just Unit Zero but a sort of Another hitman named Tamao, whose job it is to take out Anothers who are targeting humans.
There’s a lot of interesting background in this story stuff like the special tattoo Saejima uses to prevent Anothers from seeing him. As it happens he’s more or less a psychopath with a special grudge against Theo, And the unfortunate vampire, whose name is Sakura as it turns out, is just a pawn in Saejima’s revenge scheme.
All in all this would rank as one of Mayonaka’s better serials, I’d say. The second episode especially is superb, full of the pathos that characterizes this sort of material at its best
I guess my only complaint would be though, that there isn’t enough Kohaku, at all. Sorry, I needed to see my pretty boy.
I also loved that the OVA was centered around vampires, a much appreciated surprise after finishing the main show. Although, I’d like to complain and ask why this OVA isn’t tagged with the ‘vampires’ genre? It literally has vampire in the name…
Anyway, watch the main show! It’s only twelve episodes long and is a pretty chill and well paced anime to watch! You’ll have to get passed the clearly budgeted art style, but it’s really a good show otherwise!
TL;DR: Is nice to know more about Theo, and the new Supernatual being introduced. The story is executed well to portray the characters and their association clearly (and charmingly).
Since this is an OVA sequel, I will keep my review to the main points. I have already reviewed extensively under Season 1. Basically, Art and Sound are more or less the same as Season 1, there were no major differences or improvements, just lesser scenes for minor issues to stand out. So all is satisfactory with the Art and Sound.
Story is good for this OVA, considering it focuses on my favourite character, Theo (Seo). The story is not confusing, and executed rather well. As the story introduces new characters and try to give the audience more insight into Theo, doing it in merely 2 episodes and have it not feel rushed is pretty noteworthy. From this OVA, there were several side characters being introduced mainly to expand more on Theo’s background. The troupe here is pretty basic with a nonsensical antagonist with reasonable motives and an endearing sacrifice that the story surround itself with but yet doesn’t rely on. There will probably be side characters that will never appear in the series anymore, and their actions in this OVA may not connect to any future plots either. But they definitely do play their part well in this story. After completing an anime that introduced new characters but yet not have them blend into the story, I can say that I am more than satisfy about the way this story uses its characters. No characters were wasted, and all their actions and storylines come together really well (albeit is just 2 OVAs, but I am especially keen on such details).
As how a person is defined by their personality, actions, and past. The new characters that were introduced here have some basic persona, but their backgrounds and their actions are interesting. The backgrounds, especially, are a little more than interesting, they are also kind of fun or amusing (Can’t really describe this). There were characters that are shrouded in mystery as nothing more was shown about them other than some interesting scenes. But you can tell, it is laying the groundwork for them to make their appearance again in the future story (This is just a sneak preview of those characters, hahhaha~). And the story does complement the characters well that leaves the audience a little bit more curious about the new characters but not cutting off with a “cliffhanger” and induce some sort of hunger for more. The existing main cast does’t have much to show, except for Theo, and as mentioned above, the story aims to expand more on him, so of course we got more understanding of Theo, and probably a minor development of his views on the supernaturals.
13: Devilman: Tanjou-hen
English: Devilman: The Birth
Japanese: デビルマン 誕生編
MAL Score: 7.16
Akira Fudou leads the life of a typical high school student. After a chance encounter with school bullies, he is rescued by his childhood friend Ryou Asuka. Ryou and Akira catch up over the course of an afternoon that ends with them crashing a party at a nightclub. Initially uncomfortable with the environment, Akira is shocked when violence provokes some of the club’s partygoers to transform into demonic monsters. He and Ryou are only saved from the encounter thanks to the intervention of a great demon known as Amon. Amon possesses Akira, and the two together form the powerful Devilman?—a being that, due to the influence of Akira’s strong empathy for his fellow man, is resolved to keep the human race safe from the threats of demonkind.
The story of Devilman: Tanjou-hen (also known as Devilman: The Birth) is much the same of the devilman you already know. Akira, young weak boy meets up with his good friend Ryo. Ryo tells him about the existence of devils, turns him into devilman. We all know this basic plot, it’s the premise of Devilman Crybaby, but it’s the summary of Devilman: Tanjou-hen. In Crybaby, there was plenty of time to go beyond the basic premise and tell the story, Tanjou-hen on the other hand seems to act more of a prequel. Of course, it is important to note that Tanjou-hen has a sequel, but rating it on it’s own values shows that the plot is shallow.
Furthermore, the entire OVA, save for the last fifteen minutes, serves as buildup for the OVA, but never managing to go further than the premise. The pacing of the OVA suffers because of this fact, too long when there is no action and right when the OVA gets to a part with high intensity it ends.
Speaking of the pacing, there are some real weird moments of Akira and Ryo just standing and staring at each other. Not an intense mid battle stare, just standing there. There came a point where it became uncomfortable as a viewer as it seemed that the stare passed the ten second mark, which is an awful long time to stare.
Of course, the story that it does include is well done and enjoyable. The story does not gain praise nor scorn. It’s mediocre at best.
TLDR: Not much to speak of on the story, the premise of Devilman is what you get and no further. Pacing issues.
It’s always hard for an old anime to age well, and especially looking in the retrospective it is easy to be critical of art. That being said, I will try my best to put bias aside and give a fair review.
The art for this OVA was good. The landscapes at the beginning are nice, albeit run of the mill. I think where the art shines through is when the characters faces are drawn. There are some very quirky lines in Tanjou-hen and the visuals accompany it. While I’m sure that people will say that the lines are bad, and therefore so are the visuals, it is important to remember: regardless of what you thought of the lines the art did a good job representing it. One of the notable, yet unimportant, characters of the show was the goofy gangster. His movements and facial expressions mimicked how his character was weird and mocking. Even Akira’s facial expressions were very good in more comedic moments. The monsters were creative and interesting. What I think took away some of the points that the art earned was again the weird stare downs. When flashing between two characters faces with no change in expression, it is hard to get new information.
TLDR: Nice art for the time, landscape was run of the mill, but the characters motions and facial expressions shined through. But again the weird stare downs were a problem for me.
There were few times when I actually noticed the sound/music in the OVA, but that wasn’t a bad thing. It fit the show well, but it didn’t hold any particular impact for me. There were moments that I would hear soft creepy music playing in the OVA (there is a lot of that type of music) and would think, that’s nice. It didn’t distract me from the show, but it definitely added to the experience, even if in a minor way.
TLDR: It was Fine.
The characters of Devilman are iconic, and while Tenjou-hen misses some of the nuances that might have been there in another adaptation, it still nails these fun characters on the surface. Akira is still weak and Ryo is still an asshole, but each has a bit of humor attached to them. Akira’s desire to escape situations, disbelief, and awkwardness that lead to the comedy in his actions and reactions. For Ryo, it’s his dry nature and sarcasm that carries the moedy.
TLDR: No nuance, but fun characterization with humor.
I truly think that enjoyment is the most important category for this show in particular, especially if you are tempted to watch this show after watching a youtube video or two on the dub. I personally watched the dub, because of the youtube videos I watched as well as that was the method that was most accessible to me. I think watching this is a bit similar to Ghost Stories as there is no genuine reason why it’s good, but you enjoy it nonetheless and you can’t say the dub isn’t entertaining. If you’re willing to watch a whole fifty minutes worth of an OVA to catch ever nugget of gold in the dub, to listen to every single casually dropped curse word, then this OVA is for you. If after watching a single youtube video, you think had enough of Tanjou-hen, then I wouldn’t go on to watch the entire OVA.
TLDR: The quotes from this show make it so enjoyable
The OVA was something good and incredibly enjoyable for me, but was nothing spectacular. If you are wanting to watch the OVA in a serious fashion, I don’t particularly recommend it since that is not the part of it I enjoyed the most. If you are looking for laughable moments in an otherwise serious series and don’t mind spending 50 minutes to further immerse yourself in the world of Devilman and some of the memes behind it, then go for it, the OVA is for you.
TLDR: If you’re in for a fun time, go for it. Don’t expect anything too serious or phenomenal.
Akira Fudou is your typical kind hearted high school student. He looks after cute little bunny rabbits while at school and has a nice girl friend (not dating) that he lives with since his parents are away on an excavation in the South Pole.
One day while walking home from school Ryo, an old friend from Akira’s childhood turns up out of the blue and demands that Akira follow him as he has something very important to discuss with him.
After Akira agrees to hear him out Ryo starts to explain the horrifying details of what had recently become of his father who was a scientist.
Ryo’s father seemed to have gone mad after investigating the existence of demons.
At this point I should mention this first movie is somewot slow placed while the foundation of the story is being laid down. It’s a bit of a drag but stick with it as things start to spice up soon enough.
Ryo takes Akira back to his father’s study where a lot of his research is being kept. Here Akira gets to actually SEE some of the crazy revelations Ryo’s father discovered.
After that, all hell breaks loose…..why…because due to their snooping around with demon research / artefact’s, they get the attention of actual demons who start to chase them down.
So after some more entertaining chase / demon encounters Ryo & Akira come to the realisation that the world will soon become exposed to the threat of a global demon outbreak…..so the question is what can they do to stop it…
Well that’s the best part which I am not going to spoil for you…let’s just say it involves performing a certain ritual that involves alcohol, debauchery and violence.
Since the name of this anime is Devilman it should be obvious at some point someone or something will become the Devilman….and no surprise to anyone who has seen the cover art who it’s going to be.
So after DEVILMAN IS BORN true insanity ensues and Holy Shit the last 10 minutes of this anime is hardcore violence at its best.
So yeah, in summary the first half of this anime is mostly explanation and build up for the last 15 minutes of pure awesomeness…..It was kinda worth the wait but sadly just after it starts getting really interesting its over……and at the time I watched this there was no way for me to know there was a part II so I was like Goddamn it I wanna know what happens next!
Then luckily for me 2 weeks later (at the time 1993) on Channel 4 part two was broadcast….which I have also reviewed
Keeping in mind this is late 80’s animation it is pretty decent…I mean the character designs look a bit cutesy at first but when the demons get involved things change quite dramatically.
The standout thing for me in this movie is the strange opening sequence, the return to the strange opening sequence in the middle of the movie and the super gory action sequence at the end.
Compared to today’s standards it’s not top notch but I feel it has still aged pretty well and is still very watchable.
I like the music in Devilman…its got a melancholy feel to it. The English dub is really quite comical to me but not in a bad way…I mean, re-watching this now I can understand why some people may find it korny but overall I think it works out very well. Devilman in particular say’s some really funny shite when he’s killing demons…certainly not the sweet boy Akira he was before.
Overall sound is pretty decent…compared to the original Jap language it’s a bit spicier which worked out well enough in my opinion
Devilman has an extremely small cast, which works in its favour. There’s pretty much Akira / Devilman, Ryo, Miki (barely) and the various demons Akira and Ryo have to face.
For such a short anime I think the characters are developed well enough…In particular you get good foundation for Akira’s character which is the most important thing.
I enjoy this anime on two levels, the first being nostalgia. I remember how confused and weird I felt about rooting for a demon to suceed…..this was way before the more recently accepted anti-hero boom we are surrounded by today.
The second level is the action in this anime is pretty hardcore, animated decently, barebone and VERY enjoyable to watch.
It’s a short fun crazy ride… I have enjoyed this title for many years and overall still find it of a high standard even after all these years.
Value / Final Thoughts
Over time Demon protagonist’s have become more common place in movies (Hellboy) and especially in anime, to name a few: Hellsing, Vampire hunter D, Inu Yasha, the cast of Saiyuki, Chrono from Chrono Crusade etc. So Devilman kinda loses the anti-hero shock value it had around the original time it was made.
But like I said before being very young and coming from a Christian upbringing in particular made this anime quite the shell-shocker.
I was hesitant to write this review at first as I did feel a lot of my praise for it would come from nostalgia but after re-watching it I am now reassured it is actually a quality title that still holds up to this very day
It’s short and sweet, thought provoking and many do hail it as a cult classic.
Surprisingly though I found more reviews for this anime on IMDB that on various anime sites….however the manga is vastly more popular than the anime incarnations.
Planet Tyro Rating: Solid B
Devilman Franchise Blog: http://bit.ly/157LdCG
a tad bit of scenes, it is as if many of the panels and dialogue from the first volume of Devilman are literally animated onto the screen. The animation is a little wonky at times but is overall, very good for 1987. And true to Go “My Father Died” Nagai’s work the film is sort of awkward and the dialogue is down right bizarre at times. However, it still manages to create that depraved, trippy, unnatural atmosphere that colorizes Nagai’s horror manga.
12: Slayers Excellent
English: Slayers Excellent
MAL Score: 7.32
In these earlier adventures of Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent, learn how the two rivals first met. In their first adventure, the two rivals meet and run into a vampire during a rescue mission. Next, Lina is hired to be the bodyguard of a rich man’s daughter, Sirene. Lina is at first very enthusiastic about it at first, as she is being paid very well, but Sirene keeps spending all of Lina’s first half of pay. (She gets the other half later) She puts together a fake kidnapping to teach Sirene a lesson, but when she really gets kidnapped, she must team up with Naga to save her. In the final episode, Lina and Naga find themselves on seperate sides in a fashion war.
No but getting to the point The Slayers Excellent wasn’t too bad, it had the smae feel as the series being mostly comical and all that but as usual it still had it’s fight scenes and moments of seriousness (be it as rare as they can be for this series).
This little side step is a nice introduction to the infamous Lina Inverse’ past and her rivalry/friendship whatever you wanna call it with Naga the aWhite Serpent. Even though it’s only 3 episodes.
The artwork for the series is basically about the same as it is for the first or second season of this series bt all in all it’s not too bad and I personally like the artwork of some of the older animes.
The story for the Ovas kinda jumps around a little but hey thats the Slayers for ya.
The enjoyment for the OVA’s is pretty high especially if your a Slayers fan.
So all in all I personally gave this Slayers OVA an 8 out of 10.
The artwork is the same, a very old style of cell drawing with a bit of a haze to it that old shows have. The grain makes it feel very old compared to newer cleaner shows. Characters feel pretty proportional and of course Naga’s breasts bounce unnaturally whenever she moves. On the other hand, Lina’s waist is a bit too small but in the end, she is way more proportional then Naga.
I still cannot stand Naga’s voice. Her laugh sounds like an alarm or something. If I put her laugh as my alarm to get up in the morning, I would probably jump and scream out as I broke it! It’s that bad. She does it way to much; almost all of her dialog has her laughing or being stupid. The same went for Sirene as she had the same voice style. All others are alright, the script is kind of stupid but that goes to show the time frame it was dubbed.
11: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Memorial
English: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Memorial
Japanese: 美少女戦士セーラームーン メモリアル
MAL Score: 7.35
A summary of each season of the Sailor Moon franchise, narrated by various Sailor Moon characters.
10: Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season OVA
Japanese: 鬼灯の冷徹 第2期 OAD
MAL Score: 7.43
Bundled with the limited editions of 29th, 30th, and 31st volumes of the Hoozuki no Reitetsu manga.
OVA 3 will be streamed in advance on September 1, 2020. OVA 3 will officially be released with volume 31 of the manga on September 23 2020.
9: Kyou kara Maou! R
MAL Score: 7.45
Life has returned to some form of normalcy after the end of the series, and so His Majesty Yuuri Shibuya travels to oversee how things are going. While doing so, he runs into the king of Small Shimeron–Sararegi. But it seems there may be something more to him than the friendly king he presents himself as. Yuuri go back to Shimaron to relax and meet some friends, when the “king” of Little Shimaron suddenly joins the group and wants the Maou to come to his country. The Original king sends a message to Yuuri’s brother and his friend that Yuuri is in trouble.
I, personally, expected more from this series of ovas but since the anime is mainly a Comedy (shounen-ai notwithstanding) the plot (or its absence) was in every ova rather plain and full of cuteness. BUT don’t let my review stop you from viewing this ovas! For you will without a doubt laugh or at least giggle some.
these little extra side story things are pretty good. each episode has its own kind of sub plot, like aside from the main one from kyou kara maou! if you like the first season im sure you would like the ova’s.
the art in this was just as good in the first season.
also just as good
i like all the characters just as before but i wish there were sertain characters we could have seen more of.
they were really good 🙂
really liked it
8: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken OVA
English: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime OAD
Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件 OVA
MAL Score: 7.48
The episode bundled with the 13th volume is about the Sumo competition that held at Tempest for the first time, suggested by Rimuru.
The three-part OVA bundled with the 14th, 15th, and 16th manga volumes is an original trilogy written by Fuse.
Rimuru has been teaching Shizue’s students at Ingracia Kingdom’s Freedom Academy. The time has come for the school’s annual outdoor training event, where the students will test their combat skills in the field. Rimuru is determined to win the competition and take home the prize money, but he is challenged by Jeff, an honorary teacher who sees Rimuru as a rival. The competition is underway when suddenly an unexpected enemy appears!
(Source: MAL News & ANN)
the second episode was the first one to air, and then a pause that spanned almost 4 months was issued until the second episode finally aired. That’s when I was able to move along with my life, and start anticipating the wrap up of a sadly, average screening.
Taking away everything that made the parent series so popular and lovable, the massive world-building, the built-up confrontation and the breathing surrounding the world, these two episodes enticed their gaze and provided manufactory fan service that fed the ominous thirst some of the characters give off. I’m looking at you, Shuna.¨
Two whole episodes of mindless guilty pleasure, what really sales most of the shows from this genre. I would argue that the second episode was the better one, screening the awaited “beach episode”, while the first one had an erotic display of sumo wrestling, going as far as involving with butt-sumo-wrestling which couldn’t stop me from thinking about Keijo!!!!!!!!. Trash only leads to trash. Either way; you can’t really be harsh on an OVA, it was still fun and enjoyable. A lot of humor and “cultured” sightings. There is a huge audience for that.
Albeit it has taken a pretty long time to get all these OVA’s it is a great marketing tactic before the next season to keep the show fresh in mind.
The 5 OVA’s are all very enjoyable and meet the expectations as you want without interfering directly with the main story so that season 2 can start where it wants to start. In theory season 2 could time skip and it would still work.
The art is a great level that is wonderful on the eyes to see. Although edges of faces and such can be a bit crude at times it is generally visually spectacular. Especially the user of magic which looks great on screen.
The sound continues on with the spectacular SFX used. ‘Dragon Buster’ by Milim for me as part of the series as a whole remains an example of the effort put into the show. Generally, other sounds have improved slightly too.
The characters all continue development as expected from before. It is nice to see more of the ways of the world and progresses that can be made whilst seeing some joyful and hilarious moments from the cast. Milim remains my favourite character for her over the top attitude although most others contribute too.
As it is what it is I would recommend watching this if you wanted to see the second season and if you are new watch it after season 1 but all before season 2.
This anime really represents all I wanted for in an anime,a perfect (for me) combination of Isekai and SoL (maybe for the 1st season) where you can enjoy every seconds watching it, a story where you unites different kind of creatures spesifically monsters (of course I wanted them to be goodlooking:). I really like the anime’s concept (game system + isekai), there’s so many skill and there isn’t any level for the skill’s power, which I find simple and enjoyable. Also, I think the rich in diversity of the creatures is the main reason I liked this anime. I liked how they work together to create a world where different kinds of creature can live happily together. And for this OVA, I think it doesn’t move the story so far, it just tell Rimuru’s daily life which they skipped it at the 1st season.
After all, it’s just my personal opinion, thank you for reading:)
7: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
MAL Score: 7.59
The great detective Akutabe has an assistant, Rinko Sakuma, who is trying to learn to summon demons. This is the story of her misadventure when she actually manages to summon 2 demons unexpectedly.
6: Nurarihyon no Mago OVA
MAL Score: 7.71
The story begins at about 100 years after the disappearance of Otome Yamabuki, Rihan Nura’s first wife. Rihan has finally pulled himself together and his life returns to normal. As the head of the Nura Clan, he’s busy working on building a harmonious world for humans and youkais. One day, he sees Setsura being upset so he decides to cheer her up by taking the clan to go enjoy the hot spring where Setsura makes up her mind to tell Rihan that she met Otome once after she left him about 100 years ago. She tells him the message that Otome left for him and the truth is…?
Nurarihyon no Mago OVA are two special episodes produced by the animation studio, Studio DEEN to give viewers a look at a blast from the past. In general, it explores some history of a main character and what he’s been going through. It’s not easy considering there’s a secret and one that may change his outlook on others forever. Hence, begins a special presentation at our very special Rihan Nura, the second supreme commander and son of Nurarihyon and Youhime.
The OVA contains both sadness and comedy, mixed together in a little package of two episodes. For the humorous side, there is the onsen which spells out the fan-service part. In a typical manner, there’s the skin-ship and accidental glazes. However, it shifts to a more serious mood later on with doses of the past. As stated from the synopsis, there is a secret and one particular woman has the knowledge of it. When we look back into the past, there’s that certain feeling of realizing the revelation and how to take it in. For Rihan Nura, there’s a feeling of both shock and anger at the revelation. It’s not surprising considering what he has already gone through. In fact, his reaction easily allows viewers to visualize what he has been holding in his mind all this time. It’s a mixed package of all type of emotions for him.
For Nura clan though, there’s even more than meets the eye (literally as one of character from the first episode gets a freezing surprise to it). The past of Nurarihyon is indeed something fans may wonder about and luckily enough, the concept is touched up in these two episodes.
Other factors in the OVA still uses themes from the original series. Many of the supporting characters makes their cameos (some more noticeable than others) while there’s also the presence of the yokai. They are presented in the same way as supernatural beings. More importantly though, the OVA explores more of a particular character, a snowy yuki-ona whom is given a special task to accomplish. It’s humorous to watch especially with what she is instructed to do but at the same time, it’s Setsura who wants the best for her.
There’s still action in these episode especially in the later half although not as well presented as I had anticipated. More so though, there’s questions that I originally had but never seemed to got answers to. Among other factors, the artwork remains consistent enough with the original series. Nothing’s really changed and that sense of mixture of historical/fantasy themes are still within the episodes. The soundtrack/OST of this is not very noticeable with the follow up of rock like music near the endings. However, there’s still a sense of nostologia. It’s been years now since the original series have made it on screen and season 3 is still a question in some fan’s minds. Well, paint me curious but I’m hoping for a bright future to this series for a wrap up, just like for the clan of Nura.
Having the three of the Nura generation in 1 frame is just too good to watch. And hey, how could I forget Rihan’s love for Otome. My! I want a man like him!!!!
But I’m really curious who’s Tsurara’s father though. Also, the grandpa is one sleek one, it would be great to see more of him and the Princess Yo’s life together <3 [/collapse]
5: Hoozuki no Reitetsu OVA
Japanese: 鬼灯の冷徹 OAD
MAL Score: 7.87
Bundled with the limited editions of 17th, 18th, 19th, and 24th volumes of the Hoozuki no Reitetsu manga.
Review[collapse title=“Reviews1:”]Overall 9/10—Art 10/10—Character 9/10—Voice acting 9/10
What I love the most about this anime is it art..Absolutely fantastic…It was really clever incorporating ancient Japanese art.
The anime was also educational (Like seriously, now I like know a lot about hell)
Hoozuki is one bad-assed character and everything about him is amazing; His weird hobbies to his dedication in his works, it also has a lot of historical characters…many not heard of and it was really nice to know so many legends….I suggest you start from the main series..+..That opening song and the gold fishes will never leave your mind.The comedy was spot on and so were the parody references…
4: Kamisama Hajimemashita OVA
MAL Score: 8.00
Two OVA episodes bundled with the 16th volume of the manga.
One of the included episodes is based on the story from the 15th volume, while the other contain an all-new original story.
In this bundle consisting of two OVAs we get to see our beloved characters Nanami, Tomoe, and of course the loveable baby Mizuki. Sadly, the OVAs can easily be dismissed as generic. We have the typical Nanami who over thinks things, and tries to impress a Tomoe who never needed to be impressed. She tries to assert her independence, and ultimately ends up making a fool of herself in the attempt. Still, it’s nice to see how the Tomoe x Nanami relationship has slightly changed into a closer one where Tomoe’s more open.
On an ending note, the music was blissful, from the beginning to the end. The little scenes where everything becomes quiet and all you hear is a beautiful tune will never get old. The ending of the OVA seemed to leave a little mystery though, perhaps hinting towards something more in the future. I’d suggest giving this a watch if you enjoyed the original anime, it won’t do any harm.
The story is as generic as an OVA for a shoujo anime can get, so the quality of it is not even close to the anime. It’s basically just some sweet moments from their daily life, and that’s about it. I mean, it’s an OVA so I guess it’s fair.
The sound was also a little bad, although maybe the fault was at the source I watched it on, who knows.
Overall, you won’t really regret not watching this, but if you’re looking for some boring romantic scenarios then go on, I guess.
(Story: 5/10, art: 6/10, sound: 5/10, character: 7/10, enjoyment: 5/10)
3: Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kamisama, Shiawase ni Naru
MAL Score: 8.12
Nanami Momozono, current land god of Mikage Shrine, and her fox familiar Tomoe have faced many obstacles during their time together, but none so challenging as the one posed by the wealth god Ookununishi—if Tomoe’s wish to be human is granted, he must learn to live as one, and Nanami will have to return to being a human.
As the couple look to the future and reflect on their former adventures, Nanami tries to figure out their new living situation as her high school graduation approaches. But no matter the path they choose to walk, Tomoe and Nanami’s love will endure.
The art and music was as great as ever and together with so many characters this OVA felt truly nostalgic. It was great to see the people who helped them along their journey to join them in the end one more time. The OVA was able to let me relive all the joy from the entire series in as little as 13 minutes! A job well done!
If you’ve been following the Kamisama Hajimemashita series from the beginning, be certain to watch this final piece for it will give you the fullfilment you desired all along!
Kamisama Hajimemashita was one of my favorite anime and manga. Both had their charms. I loved music, characters, atmosphere… And I was waiting so much for season 3 (well probably 4 to be exact). And this OVA was like a slap in a face. It was dreadful.
I had a feeling that authors just wanted to get rid of this anime.
It is sad and disappointing.
I really do not recommend this OVA. If you want to keep feeling of original anime charm, and continue loving Kamisama Hajimemashita, please oh please avoid this OVA at any costs!
2: Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni
Japanese: 夏目友人帳 新作OVA いつかゆきのひに
MAL Score: 8.34
During a winter walk, Natsume meets a snowman youkai who is searching for something she’s lost and can’t seem to recall and decides to help her despite not knowing what exactly she’s looking for.
Winter has approached with its harsh, unpleasant cold. While on a short walk to view the falling snow, Natsume encounters a snowball looking Youkai who is in search of a forgotten, lost possession. Natsume being the kind hearted child he is can’t help but get involved. The OVA, surprisingly, could easily be an episode of the anime. The tone, mood, and plot are strikingly similar to many other episodes.
The bond between Nyanko Sensei and Natsume remains strong, with Nyanko Sensei staying beside Natsume even through his impulsive actions. Nyanko Sensei is hilarious, with his facial expressions accompanied with snarky comments I can’t help but burst out in laughter. Although the two don’t admit their strong bond; they really do get along quite well.
Natsume seems to have opened up more to Shigeru and Touko. The lovely couple, as expected, are still represented as kind loving parents. Shigeru seems to have no interest in questioning Natsume’s odd unexplained—at least to those who don’t know about youkai—actions. This lack of interest probably could be attributed to Shigeru understanding Natsume has secrets he’d like to keep to himself. Both Touko and Shigeru try to make Natsume feel welcomed by subtle actions. The OVA just further emphasized that the household is already a family, and they are always continuing to grow.
Sadly, there was no beautiful OP to begin the story. There was a decent piano ED, but I would’ve much preferred listening to any of the amazing ED’s from any of the other seasons. The art is still shows consistent quality, and the sound effects are used wisely.
If you enjoyed all four seasons of Natsume Yuujinchou, then there’s no reason to not watch this OVA. Don’t miss out on another chance to see your beloved characters again!
This episode isn’t anything all that special, I will say, however, it does leave a nice feeling in your heart afterwards. Natsume’s Book of Friends is brilliant at storytelling through these youkai and through Natsume, both outcasts in a sense. This specific story is a nice metaphor for humanity’s ever-long search for something without knowing what it is they’re searching for.
Through this little episode, you get to see the creative way that very thing is talked about, and that’s what makes this anime so great. It takes the most mundane things and adds a fantastical element to them to make it awe-inspiring to watch. Obviously, as this is an OVA, there isn’t much by way of character development, but it’s calming to just sit back and enjoy these characters in the wonderful environment that’s been built for them. If you like the anime, this OVA is a good one to watch.
1: Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kako-hen
MAL Score: 8.37
While playing in the snow one day at her shrine, the land god Nanami Momozono witnesses her familiar—the fox youkai Tomoe—collapse, with dark markings appearing on his body. Tomoe’s former master, Lord Mikage, appears after his long absence and places Tomoe into a magical pocket mirror in order to stave off his ailment.
Mikage explains that long ago, before he and Tomoe had met, the fox youkai was in love with a human woman. Seeking to live as a human with his beloved, he made a deal with a fallen god, but he only ended up cursed and dying. When Mikage discovered Tomoe, the god made the youkai forget his human love as a quick solution. However, something has changed recently to reactivate the curse; Tomoe has fallen in love with his new human master, Nanami. Since there is no way to stop the curse, Nanami wants to stop Tomoe from getting cursed in the first place by traveling back through time, even if it means they may never meet. As Nanami travels back hundreds of years to save her precious familiar, she discovers that she is far more closely bonded to Tomoe than she previously thought.
The OVA is very well done, just like the regular anime; good art, good cast, good rythm, good everything. The love between the main characters is reinforced and some secrets are revealed. BUT! (And this is a huge “But”) The feels one gets in the manga are 300% more intense than in the OVA, so as an adaptation, it’s just mediocre.
I’ll try to explain briefly what we are missing in the OVA without giving any explicit spoiler:
First of all, the time-travel logic is far better depicted in the manga, and Nanami goes through way more hardship to accomplish her mission. Besides, with regard to the whole story, it is in this Past Arc where we are supposed to discover most of the important information about the nature of Tomoe and Nanami’s relationship, as well as Tomoe and Yukiji’s, which is not explaind in the OVA at all, when it really shoud have been because it is by far the most interesting part of the story and it really changes everything. (It is there where you finally say “Hey! This is clearly not Inuyasha!” ) But not trace of it in the OVA.
Last but not least, within this arc of the manga, Nanami gets to know quite well Akura-ou, who becomes a major character in the following arcs, and the absence of the Akura-ou part in the OVA, added to the fact of condensing everyone’s favorite part of the manga (4 volumes of it actually) in barely 4 episodes, only makes me fear that there might not be next anime season in the future.
The past arc of Kamisama Hajimemashita has been one of the most pasionate stories I’ve read in a manga, and one of the most coherent time-travel stories I’ve ever come across. So it saddens me considerably to see it cheapened like this.
However, as I said at the begining of the review, if you haven’t read the manga, go ahead, the story is undoubtably enjoyable and sweet.
The problem with time-travelling is that sometimes it almost looks like the creators are trying to seem smart. They try to build a web but that web ends up full of plot holes. This time-travelling little story on the contrary was simple and concise. And when I say simple it is in a good way.
There were some little things that weren’t exactlly 100% explained but if we start thinking we can easily feel the gaps (and there are kind people everywhere to fill you up on information about the manga)
There was just one thing that I didn’t understand. Maybe a plot hole? Maybe I’m just dumb? Nanami is still a God when she goes to the past so why Tomoe can’t see the mark on her forehead? First I thought it was because he was not a famillier but I think in the first season there were Yokais that could detect the mark on her. She was basically a lighthouse for all kind of greedy beings. So how in the past she could easily pass for a human? Did I miss something?
Anyway, I really liked the pace of Kako-hen, as well as the overall reactions of the characters and the dialogues.
I think this is something that anyone who likes Kamisama Hajimashita can’t miss. It’s not your regular dispensable OVA, this is honestly very important, a big part of the story. It’s not like the majority of the OVAS on series that are there to give you a good time but that don’t really add to the plot.
End of story.
I really don’t want to spoil anything but this really is the sole reason I was willing to continue with the story and read the manga. The TV show arcs are a little too “slice of life” for me. I’m the type of person who likes watching love stories that have A LOT of life or death drama and those in which the girl kinda “changes” the evil male protagonists.
Hence I’m kinda a fan of the Hunger games XD. ALSO, AI TO MAKOTO, a manga from the 70s is soooooooo good. It deserves so much more attention. I didn’t cry for that but I just love the female lead so much… then again, I often prefer male leads cuz the girls are often quite weak.
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1. Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kako-hen
2. Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni
3. Kamisama Hajimemashita: Kamisama, Shiawase ni Naru
4. Kamisama Hajimemashita OVA
5. Hoozuki no Reitetsu OVA
6. Nurarihyon no Mago OVA
7. Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.
8. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken OVA
9. Kyou kara Maou! R
10. Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season OVA
11. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Memorial
12. Slayers Excellent
13. Devilman: Tanjou-hen
14. Ao no Exorcist: Kyoto Fujouou-hen OVA
15. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Hitoribocchi no Kyuuketsuki
16. Kikoushi Enma
17. Love x Holic: Miwaku no Otome to Hakudaku Kankei – The Animation
18. Devilman: Yochou Sirene-hen
19. Supernatural The Animation
20. Viper GTS
21. 3×3 Eyes: Seima Densetsu
22. Pandra The Animation: Shiroki Yokubou Kuro no Kibou
23. Ochi Mono RPG Seikishi Luvilias
24. Shinkyoku no Grimoire The Animation
26. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin: Fukurokouji to Ano Ko to Ore to
27. Himekishi Lilia
28. 3×3 Eyes
29. Words Worth
31. Ys: Tenkuu no Shinden – Adol Christine no Bouken
32. Astarotte no Omocha! EX
33. Muma no Machi Cornelica
34. Youma Shoukan e Youkoso
35. Taimanin Yukikaze
36. Taimanin Asagi 3
38. Ikusa Otome Valkyrie 2
39. Kishin Douji Zenki Gaiden: Anki Kitan
40. Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku
41. JK to Orc Heidan: Aku Buta Oni ni Ryougyaku Sareta Seijo Gakuen
42. Angel Blade
43. Taimanin Asagi 2
44. Injuu Gakuen La Blue Girl
45. Go! Go! Ackman
46. Inyouchuu Etsu
47. Injuu Gakuen La☆Blue Girl: Fukkatsu-hen
48. Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji
49. Taimanin Asagi: Toraware no Niku Ningyou
50. Mouryou Senki Madara