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Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)

Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Fantasy, Horror | Video 11 March 1993
When Overfiend is found and born in a human, he will remake the world to something more of his liking! Ripping the boundaries of the three universes (worlds) apart, it's clear that little ... See full summary »

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Tomohiro Nishimura ...
Amano Jaku (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Akemi Ito (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Tatsuo Nagumo (voice)
Maya Okamoto ...
Megumi Amano (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Yuichi Niki (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Suikakuju (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Kuroko (voice)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ...
Doctor (voice)
Kenichi Ono ...
Majin (voice)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
Yoriichi Ozaki (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Majin (voice)
Minako Arakawa ...
Girl (voice)
Mizuka Arima ...
Ms. Togami (voice)
Miyuki Matsushita ...
True Chojin (voice)
Narumi Tsunoda ...
Girl (voice)
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When Overfiend is found and born in a human, he will remake the world to something more of his liking! Ripping the boundaries of the three universes (worlds) apart, it's clear that little can stand in his way! While the other worlds are hoping to find the Overfiend to control the creation of this new World we call Earth. Written by Anonymous

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This was the first anime given the NC-17 rating by the MPAA. See more »

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The girls tormenting Niki were apparently hiding out in the school's gym equipment room, as in on school grounds. All seven of the girls are horribly and inhumanly mutilated in that very room (one of which was reduced to a skeleton), but the next day school is still open and the students make no reference to the event. See more »

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Erotic horror done right.
1 August 2005 | by (Hawaii, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the earliest 'hentais' to make it state side, this helped spark the uber obsession America's geeks have with anime. Featuring graphic violence, explicit sex and an adult-themed apocalypse story, this is one of anime's best offerings.

The world, it seems, is divided in to 3 parts. The human world, the beast world and the demon world. Demons being evil, beast being good, and humans caught in the middle. An ancient prophecy speaks of a creature, called the Overfiend, which will be born of man and will bring either peace or destruction to the three realms. The race is on to find it's vessel on Earth and harness it's potential power.

The story has more than it's fare share of fantasy and horror, it seeks to balance the two elements and does a nice job of it. But the main reason most people will watch this is the same reason I did: anime-sex. For inexplicable reasons that stuff is just plain hot, probably because they do things in the medium one would never see in a live action film.

The sored acts include all manners of regular sexual activity all the way up to tentacle rape. Yes, I said tentacle rape. However, unlike most other products of it's kind the sex doesn't feel like cheap excess nor does it come off as the only viewing point. Graphic (often fully explicit) though it may be, it serves a purpose with in the larger story. Rather than a stopping point it furthers the action.

Horror purists will be happy to know that mixed in with the sex and fantasy elements is a healthy dose of horror, J-pop style. Dr. Suess-inspired underworlds, great creature designs, and gobs of spilt hemoglobin. The ultimate conclusion is a little hard to get past at first (as with many J-horror films), but it still wraps up nicely.

Anime fans, horror geeks, and the rain-coat crowd should definitely seeks this one out.

9/10


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