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Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)

Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Adult, Adventure | Video 11 March 1993
The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking.

Director:

Hideki Takayama

Writers:

Shô Aikawa (screenplay) (as Gorô San'yô), Michael Lawrence | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Courage Christopher Courage ... Amano (voice)
Rebel Joy Rebel Joy ... Akemi (voice)
Sonny Weil Sonny Weil ... Kuroko (voice) (as Rose Palmer)
Bick Balse Bick Balse ... Ozaki (voice)
Jurgen Offen Jurgen Offen ... Suikakujyu (voice)
Barbie O'Buoy Barbie O'Buoy ... Additonial Voices (voice)
Camille Way-Pene Camille Way-Pene ... Additonial Voices (voice)
Greg Puertolas Greg Puertolas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kathleen McNearney Kathleen McNearney ... Additional Voices (voice)
Herb Hummel Herb Hummel ... Additonial Voices (voice)
Ron Kalish Ron Kalish ... Additonial Voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucy Morales Lucy Morales ... Megumi Amano (voice)
Anthony Rocissano Anthony Rocissano ... Additonial Voices (voice)
Bill Timoney ... Tatsuo Nagumo (voice) (as Danny Bush)
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Storyline

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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Animation Beyond Imagination


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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Many of the characters were voiced by kids See more »

Goofs

Towards her death, the nurse character is shown wearing only a torn gown hanging off her shoulders, but as she is dying the gown has disappeared completely and without reason. See more »

Quotes

Niki: You fucking monster, not only do I have your sperm I've got your blood too!
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Crazy Credits

The names of the voice actors in the credits of the English-language version are fake and many of the aliases have sexual connotations. Bill Timoney stated that this was due to the actors being disgusted by the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in the original uncut 3-episode Japanese version which is much more sexually explicit than the NC-17 theatrical version released in the U.S. See more »

Connections

Edited from Chôjin densetsu 1: Chôjin tanjô hen (1987) See more »

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Erotic horror done right.
1 August 2005 | by Ky-DSee 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Urotsukidôji I: Legend of the Overfiend See more »

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