Blood Reign - Curse of the Yoma (Essential Anime Collection)
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The story is meant to be moody and semi-cryptic (imagine that! cryptic anime!) and when I watched it at about 3AM it genuinely weirded me out. There is much deceit and decadence, and the traditionally clueless main character, questing though he's not quite sure why or how.
Surely this is no Ninja Scroll or Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin), the storytelling aspect is not nearly as well done. But on a more basic level of horror and intrigue, it succeeds well. I think it all depends on what you're expecting when you first view the film. Don't approach Blood Reign thinking you're in for the second coming of Akira and you will be pleased. But it certainly is not for kids, unless you want your kids watching ground-dwelling beasts emerge up through the bloody corpses of freshly killed drunken thieves.
The storyline, while not as developed as many other animes I have seen (Evangelion, Love Hina, etc), was enough to keep me interested so that I have watched it a few times over. Also, contrary to what some other people have said, the story is not confusing whatsoever.
So if you are interested in seeing more action then story, then pick this one up. But, if you want massly developed characters and intrigue, this isn't for you.
japanese version of yoma. Lately i watched the english version and now i want to tell all of you who read this - DON'T watch the syncronized version ! Even though you might not like watching movies with subtitles but this pictures loses A LOT in it's translated state.
The cute squeekish voice of Aya has turned into an average female anime girl voice, the yoma sound as if they have no lust in preying on the humans anymore - in short words - the whole vocal cast is totally messed up. Alone the way they speak out the name of the main person, Hikage (which they do a lot in the flic) is a pain to the ears. Plus they ruined the atmosphere of the movie's best parts by adding some additional sound effects which don't fit at all.
This shows how much a good voice acting can give to a movie or take from it.
Watch this movie with japanese audio and english subtitles (most of you are not familiar with japanese i guess), you won't regret it !
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I had owned a vhs copy. And I enjoyed it very much. I am a HUGE FAN of anime. So now I use amazon to find any titles that I want for my collection.Published on February 3, 2014 by Albert Brown
This late-80s 2-part OVA was probably one of the first horror anime to be released in English. Originally released in subtitled VHS as Curse Of The Undead Yoma, it was later... Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by J. Alford
It's grenade toting ninjas fighting demons in futile Japan! WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT IT?! Ok. It's only 2 episodes long resulting in ton of plot holes, but hey the action more than... Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Maurice Peyton
If you love Ninja scroll and ninja films in general!!!! WATCH THIS STUFF !
Animation is old but cool, it's dramatic, good acting, very good visuals, it's an eye candy at... Read more
Not perfect but, great mystery surounds the whole movie because the Yoma are never fully explained. There could have been more conflict and fighting. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by PernXX
Love this one. The things that make me really enjoy this one is the dark tone and colors of the movie, creepy music, awesome demon character designs, and the main character, a... Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by steve
My first experience with this anime was back in the late 90's when I was still very young. This was back when they started showing ova's on cinimax late nights. Read morePublished on January 22, 2010 by Michael Schock
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