Type: A Penthouse Production
Synopsis: You see, in the late 1900’s pornography was delivered via adult-only magazines. These magazines would feature pictures of nude models alongside life and style articles. Around the 1980’s, some of the larger pornography publishers tried to expand into the burgeoning home video market. To entice potential buyers, Penthouse tried to include a variety of pornographic films, such as animated Japanese erotica. This doesn’t really have anything to do with the anime, I just wanted an excuse to write “pornography” over and over again.
Pros: Legend of the Overfied is basically about two Beast-Men looking for the “Chojin,” a Super-God meant to unite the Beast-Men, Human, and Demon World. Their quest eventually becomes a race to protect their candidate, a pervy high school student. However, their efforts to revive the Chojin proves fatal, as the Chojin must first destroy the three worlds in order to rebuild them in his image. Legend of the Overfied is basically known for three things: sex, violence, and gore. It’s a very typical 80’s OVA, meaning it’s about demons brutalizing humans, with sexy results. I’m trying to make light of it, because “sexy results” really just means a lot of rape scenes. This is one of those anime where you have to ask: Is this a hentai with plot? Story wise, the film is the most cohesive at the start, but spirals as the story goes on.
Cons: Apparently, the film is actually three OVA stitched together, which themselves are based off a manga. The adaptation cut out a lot of the comedy in favor of adding and amplifying the sex and violence. You can tell, because the film really escalates in tone and intensity without much transition. To put it in prospective, you start the film in a japanese high school with a boy peeping on the girl’s dressing room, and you end with a giant demons ushering in the demon apocalypse. The film is both jarring and exhausting. It was also a little unclear about who the protagonist was. Sometimes it was Nagumo, and sometimes it was Jyaku. In addition, because this film was originally three different OVAs, there is no consistent villain, unless you just count “demons” as a main villain. Whatever semblance of a plot that exists is really just a vehicle for the next sex or demon gore scene. All that being said, I watched the English dub and it was both terrible and hilarious.
Watch it?: I would recommend regular pornography.
MVP: The English Dub
“I have your sperm!”
Best Moment: Did I mention the “I have your sperm?” line, because that’s inspired.