Sunday, September 23, 2001

Sorcerer Hunters (Bakuretsu Hunter) OAV

Genre: Fantasy
Parental Guidance Recommended
1996 Media Work / Satoru Akahori and Rey Omisha

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Cover Description:
Take two gorgeous women with whips, add a magician and a body builder, tie it all together with an amorous young man willing to put the moves on anything that moves, and what do you get? Simple: the funniest, sexiest adventure series around! That's right, Chocolate, Tira, Carrot and the rest of the cast of Sorcerer Hunters are back in three titillating episodes.

When Carrot tries to seduce a lovely older woman (while Chocolate is trying to seduce Carrot), a steamy hot springs vacation gets steamier... and funnier. Then our heroes leap into battle with the Death Master, an evil necromancer who's transformed an entire town into his willing zombie slaves! Finally, an ancient tree with legendary romantic powers turns a relaxing picnic into a love-crazed free-for-all! Can even the Sorcerer Hunters handle this kind of heat?

(3 Episodes)

A most unusual blend of comedy and action. >>> by skysenshi

I have read so many mixed reviews regarding this anime that I had to find out what the fuss was all about. People kept comparing the characters of this series to characters of other mainstream anime (e.g. Urusei Yatsura, Fushigi Yuugi, Ranma, Slayers) which I think is all right, but should not be the main focus of one's observation. If you saw the OAV first, like I did, I would have to admit that this title is definitely plotless. However, if you are like me who felt lost and at the same time curious as to whether I watched something incomplete, then chances are you also got your hands on the TV series.

Well, seeing the first part of the OAV series will lead you to think that silliness is the only thing that gets BH going. It does, actually! They have this way of enchanting some people (like me) with their sexually charged humor that I tend to forget about some of the episodes' plot not going anywhere. Actually, there's not much sorcerer hunting going on in the OAV, unlike in the TV series. It's just plain ol' goofing off. One noticeable change here, though, is the OAV is much more adult-oriented with a lot of nudity and intimate physical contacts involved. Nevertheless, I absolutely adore the characters, perverted or not. Their names sound really yummy and are definitely as wacky as the cast themselves. My personal favorites are Marron-chan and Milphrey, the powerful uh, hermaphrodite (???) who reminds me so much of Nuriko. Alas, rumors are spreading out that Marron-chan is...not interested in my gender...*sniff* Also noteworthy are Carrot Glace, our central figure who loves all women but loves somebody's mother (who has a Lolita-inspiring body) more, and Chocolate, whom I think is perfect for Carrot.

Take note, I think the artwork in the OAV is much better than the TV series. Why? No, I'm not going to say it's a visual masterpiece and leave you hanging as to why it is, but the drawings of the characters here give more life to their personalities, which are a tad different than when they were in the series). They're thinner, for one thing, and look to be more mature. Sexier even. Chocolate and Tira's clothes, for example, are much more daring. How daring? Let's just say the tip of Chocolate's you-know-what could not be contained in her suspenders. Yes, she's only wearing suspenders with no scratch of cloth underneath it. Tira, on the other hand, has started wearing her ultra-skimpy S&M costume on a regular basis. Take note, though, these are the costumes they wore on the very last episode of the TV edition.

Individual Rating: Art/Animation 8; Story 6; Characters 9; Sounds 8

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