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Copyright: © 1989 Studio Pierrot, Toei Animation, Shueisha © 1995 AnimEigo Inc.
Genre: SF / Suspense
Length: 50 minutes
Rating: NR, Recommended for Mature Audiences
Format: Original Japanese Dialog, Subtitled (VHS), English Dubbed (VHS)
Director: Yokoyama Hiroyuki Screenplay: Terada Kenji
Recommended for Mature Audiences
Violence: Lots of it, and all of it very graphic. This movie is about the fight scenes, which are *very* detailed. Blood goes everywhere, people are melted and burned, limbs are removed, and one or two have their heads cut into multiple pieces. Not a movie for the faint of heart; it's one of the most violent I've ever watched, on par with "Ninja Scroll."
'A Parent's Guide to Anime' summary
The movie begins on a train with a little girl (Sumire) running from agents of a secret organization known as "Doress." In her attempts to escape, she also releases an experiment: an augmented young man they call Baoh. Both of them escape and begin trying to figure out what the organization wants with them. We soon find that Sumire is a psychic, and the young man (Ikuro Hashizawa) has been implanted with a worm-like parasite named "Baoh" that gives him great powers. When he's attacked, he changes into a powerful, blue-skinned fighting machine with all sorts of neat abilities like electrical discharge and shooting needles I like to call "killer dandruff."
Naturally, Doress doesn't want its prize science fair project running around unsupervised, and sends progressively more dangerous assassins after Ikuro. When the assassins fail, Doress resorts to kidnapping Sumire and luring Baoh to one of their laboratories for a showdown with Walken, a huge Native American who is also the most powerful (and violent) psychic on earth.