Cover Description: It is an ancient legend, that if a tattoo
is drawn to perfection, it will come to life.
Reiko Kure is a female detective with a strange massacre on her hands.
Some kind of huge animal savagely murdered thirteen members of the mafia,
and only the quiet Ema Nozomi is left at the scene.
Ema is taken into protective custody, but every man left with her is
killed and every brutally raped. Reiko must solve the mystery before
she is the next one to be attacked, but there are no clues.
There is only the innocent Ema's strange tattoo, perfectly depicting
As good as it gets
From the very first frame of Oni-Tensei, I must admit that
I was completely blown away by the beauty of the artwork and
smoothness of the animation. It certainly didn't seem like
a cheap hentai production. True, I got the English dub and
it just plain suckedmonotonous voices plagued my ears,
and there was even one guy who sounded like the narrator for
Dexter's Laboratory. I mean, Dexter's Laboratory is cute,
but Oni-Tensei is not Dexter's Laboratory. Despite this, the
beautiful background music, somewhat similar to the kind used
in Parasite Eve (See Disc13
for reference), was able to rescue the sounds department.
That would be another point inside the basket. Don't forgetthe
hentai scenes (bonus points for men with lesbian fantasies)
are also very detailed and showcases the best of this anime's
You have one tortured Nozomi with an ogre imprinted in her
soul, one very concerned police officer Reiko, and one mysterious
assassin who goes around killing tatooed people. Things progress
and more people are thrown into the fray. As situations get
stickier and more complex, the ogre, the bane of Nozomi's
life, starts playing a more valuable role in Nozomi's and
Reiko's survival. Even as our two heroes struggle to get hold
of the people responsible for Nozomi's fate, they also find
themselves getting a bit more intimate in the way most kindred
spirits are. The story alone is very engaging, like a mix
of Nightmare Campus
and Mystery of the Necronomicon.
Just a little warning, though: rape and gory scenes are predominant
herein. So I wouldn't recommend this for the queasy.
|Art/Animation: 7 Story/Plot:
8 Characters: 8 Sounds: 5 Ecchi Level: 8
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