Devil Hunter Yohko: The Complete Collection
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(Feb 08, 2005)
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I know the first instinct is to say animated "gore" is stupid, but it's pulled of well as in 12 Kingdoms. The first volume episode does have one completely unnecessary scene where Yokho is naked and being seduced by a demon. Not sure why it's even in there! The rest of the series is normal and enjoyable. So, unless you happen to be a perverted young teenage boy or a desperate man, fast forward!!
Yohko is even a magical girl, she's just...rougher, so girls should like this.
The anime is actually a 5 OVA episode. One episode is just a music video of the entire franchise so you don't count it. The other episodes seem to just be about Yohko's everyday life slaying demons as most of the episodes are stand alone.
Anyways, the summary of the series is about Yohko Mano learning that her family has been slaying demons for generations. The only way for them to become devil hunters is to maintain their virginity. Yohko's mother Madoka decided to break the rule and get pregnant with Yoko automatically passing the duty to Yohko as a result. Sayoko, Yohko's grandmother who is too old to be fighting demons makes it obvious that she won't let Yohko go boy crazy (that's her defining trait is to get laid.) Yohko doesn't want to do the job but at the same time, she doesn't want her friends to get hurt...
Which is where the problem starts. When OVA one starts, the series introduces Yohko's childhood friend Osamu. The series sets him up as the guy that Yohko would eventually end up with even if she goes for guy of the week. The problem is he disappears right after this OVA and never mentioned again.
The first OVA is actually darker than the later episodes with comedy and with each new episode adds something a little different. Azusa in OVA 2 becomes Yohko's partner. OVA 3 is all over the place in all honestly with being transported to a magic world. OVA 5 is considered the best of the bunch and the most action and OVA 6 just seems to be tagged there with the great music.
Overall a great classic series.
Take it for what it is: an 80's sex comedy similar to a Ranma 1/2 with a more serious tone.
The story concept is pretty basic. Yohko is a young teenage girl and she comes from a long line of devil hunter's, in fact she is the 108th devil hunter in her family. Since she is sixteen at the time the show is very sexually charged and there's a good amount of female nudity. However, the first episode is definitely the most random of all of them. It's like they weren't really sure what direction to take the series and there's a lot of slapstick kind of humor, the comic relief being provided by her grand mother mostly. It also had a very heavy gothic feel, but that kind of left the series a bit after the first episode. Anyway, she finally comes into her own and becomes a devil hunter, but boys are still heavily on her mind. One of the funniest parts is that whenever she transforms into the devil hunter there's an extended nude scene as her clothes tear off and her costume comes on. It's so weird; it made me think of the old cartoons that always have that flash scene when the heroes call upon their special abilities or whatever just before they fight the enemy.
I wouldn't expect anything too riveting out of this show, it's merely average in my opinion and the whole overall concept isn't hugely original. Hot girl fighting demons?Read more ›
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By far one of the worst animes ever! Minimal story line, old school animation, and unnecessary skankiness in the first part of the series.Published on January 29, 2013 by Renee
ok anime but was a little too absent minded with a Buffy the vampire style plot. the anime was also full of some mindless nudity that made this show a little more immature for... Read morePublished on January 17, 2009 by Edward Tillman
This is a OVA so the storyline is not really stable at all. Its a good anime something to pick up if you collect it like me. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by Mishell My Bell
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The story was good, but there was way too much frontal nudity. This film is a high level "R" film (not quite NC-17, but close). Read morePublished on March 21, 2007 by Alec Smart