Ninja Resurrection was another OAV for which the viewer had better really know Japanese history of the 17th century; especially of the legends about Jubei Yagyū, the “super samurai”.
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Darkside Blues is an adaptation of a s-f story written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, the author of Vampire Hunter D, A Wind Named Amnesia, and Wicked City.
I didn’t pay much attention to this at the time, because it was too depressing. The setting is the end of Japan’s Sengoku period – the Age of Civil Wars, about 1467 until 1603.
Despite what the Anime News Network says about “Demon Of Steel” – “Objectionable content: Significant” – I found it to be more boring than anything else.
This was one of the most popular OAVs of the 1990s, based on a 1983 s-f novel by Hideuchi Kikuchi, author of the novels on which Vampire Hunter D and Wicked City were adapted.
Commissioned by a pro-ecology environmental group, “Mother” (aka “E.Y.E.S Of Mars”) was produced by Tōei Dōga. It was also apparently designed to avoid the traditional anime look and to look more “American”.
Combine buddy-cops, homosexuality, mystery and comedy, and you get “Fake”. It was a leading comedy-drama manga of the 1990s; a yaoi (“boys’ love”) title, restrained enough to appeal to a general audience.
The Psychic Force OAV’s were created by Taito in Japan and released by Acclaim in North America. Since it was based on a 1995 video game, it was assumed that most purchasers would already be familiar with the basic story.