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on 1 September 2011
... definatly worth a watch.

This is the story of 3 worlds clashing and colliding to stop the eventual "end of the world" and "start of the new". It's classic Manga animation with a story line and lots of ... well how can I put it politly ... intimacy between young women and men turning into monsters and lots of monsters in general.

Action packed fighting and distruction with the typical romantic undertone of the lead charaters.

If you've seen Akira and Ghost in the Shell, this is in a similar vein. If you haven't seen Akira or Ghost in the Shell ... watch those first or stick to Studio Gibley Films. This is NOT for the fiant of heart.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 16 June 2004
Despite all the critisism about the violence and blood and the sex/nudity scenes Urotsukidoji remains one of the most interesting Manga animes that deserves to be watched over and over again. The story is fascinating to say the least; Legend has it that every 3000 years a great one known as the chojin (overfiend) will unite the three worlds the demon world (Makai) human world (Nunjunkai) and the beast world (Jujinkai) together and thus will enable peace and harmony among them.
However things take a turn for the worse as the chojin becomes an indestructable monster and starts destroying rather than restoring. I wont spoil it anymore, if you havent seen I recommend you do!
One thing I cant understand is why a film like this is flawed by viewers; dont forget this is a Manga anime - expect the unexpected- you will never see a proper movie (with humans obviously) in films like this. Urotsukidoji may very well be a sick if not perversed anime but if you look at it with thought that its just a film on fantasy then you looking at a sure fire winner.
Overall, highly enjoyable and one that I would recommend to any Manga Fan.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 20 December 2001
Where do I start?? Well, this DVD is superb value for money. 2 Movies on 1 DVD?? Producers take heed. Anyway, Legend of the Overfiend is a complex adventure of a young boy that is chosen to destroy the world. There are many turns to the plot that make it an interesting ride but I think that the plot is genius, apart from all the insane sex scenes that are completely out of character in this film. At the end I sat and thought 'that was a good movie, the plot rocked but why the hell all the sex scenes?'.
Overall Legend of the Overfiend is a great manga movie but it's a bit to perverse for my liking.
Legend of the Overfiend 2: The Demon Whom, it's a different story all together. Very rough and sketch plot don't make easy viewing. Hitler even appears some where in it. I didn't enjoy it much at all. The animation is greatly done in many places. But I think again, the plot is with the wrong characters.
This movie is a must see, but don't make the mistake of buying it when you haven't already seen it.
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on 17 July 2011
Legend Of The Overfiend is bar far the best chapter in the Urotsukidoji series it's a pity that it has been ruined by the BBFC with so many cuts. The uncut version knocks this into the shade and makes more sense storywise due to not having scenes edited or removed altogether. Despite the cuts I really enjoyed this version it was less sick and disturbing than the uncut version and I also liked the English voices which were quite funny. The first sequel Legend Of The Demon Womb is okay but the other sequels are crap and become all about sex and violence and go away from what the original story was about.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Legend has it that every 3000 years a God above all Gods named the chojin is born to unite the three races of earth. These three races are the makai(demons), the jujinkai(man-beasts) and the ninjinkai(humans) and each of these races are filled with hate for one another... and so on and so on...The storyline sounds kind of complicated but if you sit down and watch this properly it'll all sink in. Amano of the jujinkai has been searching for the chojin for 300 years but when he finally comes across him, he discovers that the legends have been misinterpretated and this leads to an incredible adventure filled with loads of action, gore and the odd quirky moment. (thats all i'll say, i really dont want to spoil it)This DVD contains urotsukidoji 1 & 2, the first one is incredible and the second one is ok. Theses films have become pretty infamous due to the excessive violence and nudity in the film. I am personally against anime porn (hentai) but the storyline kept me hooked. In my own opinion if urotsukidoji had been made without the umm... "kinky" scenes then it would be famous instead of infamous. On the plus side, the action is everything and more you would expect from an anime. If you are looking for loads of gore you've come to the right place. Look out for the classic battle between the main character amano and sui kakoo ju (i've probably spelt that wrong) it has set the standard for animes to follow this. The concept of a fight where the characters are in a kind of bubble thing and are flying around has been used quite a lot after this -eg pokemon the movie (remember mew and mewtwo)Some bits of this film are cheesy with a young couple getting together and dramatically declaring their love for eachother. Very cheesy, but it is enjoyable to see a film of this kind of genre that has nice light hearted moments. However this is kind of ruined in a way when they start getting intimate and it shows it. You feel like a right perve at times and it is quite annoying, I just fast forward it now.I think urot 2 is set in the middle of urot 1 for certain reasons. (Again I dont want to spoil anything) It is an alright, if slightly pointless sequel. There is still lots of gore and *grumble* anime nudity. Again plenty of action. In this film, you actually feel sorry for this character called Takeaki because he has lost his parents and has been poisoned with the chojins blood. So the makers have done a good job there. Even though I'm not overly fussed on the nude scenes, I have still given this 5 stars because the bits without the nudity are absolutely amazing and a joy to watch.These are two of the coolest, most action packed gorefests i have seen and i would recommend them to any anime fan!!!ENJOY!
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on 16 September 2004
I really like the plot idea for Legend of the Overfiend, i think its practically original and very well written. However, although the idea of the overfiend is its conception through the mother and father, i think the rape scenes with huge tentacled monsters are far too gratuitous. If your open minded enough to see past that however this is still worth a look into, if for nothing more than the controversy its caused. Good animation, good story.
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on 15 July 2007
Porn or master piece it all depend of your age I guess. Thing is, I saw the original Japanese version when I was a kid and this version was totally butchered. Most sex passages have been cut out or shorten... it's like watching Gone in 60 seconds and you only see them driving cars and never stealing them.. what kind of experience would you get out of it...
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 23 October 2001
Hentai is a funny old art form. Once we had started to make porno films, we decided to start to draw porno films. Once we'd started to draw porno films we kinda decided that they should also involve a lot of graphic violence, weird plots involving apocalypses, demons, trippy light effects and comedy 'gazoo' like characters to lighten up the perversion and mutilation a little. Urotsukidoji, an epic sprawling peice of anti Disney, has the somewhat dubious honour of being the most notorius and mean spirited of all in this strange little sub genre. Other hentai productions can be funny, charming or merely mad (La Blue Girl features a character using her distended clitoris as a sword, if you can handle that); this is gruesome and as unlovely as they come. I speak as someone who has only seen the uncut versions, so I don't know exactly how much has been left in in the British release, but I imagine that people who find the idea of animated monsters using a nest of tentacles to commit multi orifice rape on high school girls, or splitting women in two with their genetils, more than slightly depraved would do well to stay away as this seems to sum up the spirit of the enterprise. (Part IV in the series was rejected outright in Britain due to the highly questionable sexual portrayl of children)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 September 2007
While the sex/violence is a bit uncomfortable at times, i think that anyone over 18 will appreciate the whole 'sex and death' link that recurs throughout this series. The story seems to make much less sense in this dubbed version and the constant reference to the 3 similar sounding worlds and all the characters having similar names gets quite confusing (Nagumo, Agumi, Megumi, Amano.... and more).

I saw the Japanese Audio version when i was younger, and wanted to see if it was as good as i remember it (not ghost in the shell 'good', ive got nothing better to watch 'good'). Overall id say this is worth seeing, but only as a reminder of where manga has come from, and where it is today, of course the japanese audio version would be a must see, but this dubbed version is quite boring/confusing in places.

And ive never seen a manga character have as much sex as Megumi in Urotsukidoji II - Demon Womb. Its quite worrying being aroused by a cartoon girl having hentai sex with about 4 different monsters, humans and gods throughout the film, i felt very wrong, lol.

Concluding, this is totally unlike anything else you will see, so id recommend it for that reason alone. Not great, but good.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 March 2002
Urotsukidoji can be summed up in three words - brilliant, shocking and imaginative. The great thing about this DVD is the two films on one disc.
The film(s) centres around the plot that the world is actually three worlds. Amano - a "Man-Beast" whos quest it is to seek out the Chojin, a 'Superfiend' who will unite the three worlds into a realm of peace - battles against the evil Monster World to gain knowledge about the Chojin and the "Land of Peace". But he soon realises that both the Chojin and the future are not as he has been lead to believe.
The film is very dark and features either a scene of sex or violence in almost every scene! But even so, both films are very cleverly made with some very impressive visuals and effects. Not to be missed if you are a big Manga / Anime fan.
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