ADV Films UK
"A Chronic Under-Achiever, Utterly Overwhelmed by
Outrageous Invaders from Another Dimension".
Sounds familiar? Actually, what comes from the
other dimension isn't a sex-bomb alien with the
hots for him but a couple of demons who bestow
some powers on him, and do a little
extra-curricular human relationship research on
the side! It's a Go Nagai title, folks...
...was typical Go Nagai. In fact, you could say
that this is what might have been had Nagai been
asked to recount the tale of Urusei
Yatsura. Those of you that are familiar with
Devilman will probably be familiar with
the kind of demons that Nagai inflicts on
Hanappe, who is best described as Ataru the
Devilman, for want of a better description. In
fact, even Moroboshi wasn't this much of a wimp!
In the process of the whole story, the two
demons, mostly referred to as Bazooka and Dance,
try to introduce Hanappe to a few facts that he
isn't too keen on hearing.
First of all, I have just one thing to say about
this; Go Nagai + ADV =
Having said that, and all that implies, this is
not what I could call a real blockbuster of an
anime. Its similarities with UY make it too
derivative, though it could be developed away
from that with some effort. Some of the plot
devices were somewhat pointless, including the
index finger spiel, though the timing of the full
size to SD is nearly as effective as Dragon
Half. Some of the opening sequences also
smacked of Ultimate Teacher sans
Ganbachi, which does not bode well should the
teenage love theme be pursued with any vigour. In
the end, I'd say watch it if you are into Nagai,
watch it if you want a laugh and don't care how
you get it, but classic material it ain't. And
don't forget about the hooters.
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