Day 13: Bio Hunter (1995)
By Sam Reeve
Today for Japanese Horror Month we’ve got Bio Hunter, an hour-long anime film from the 90’s. The original manga was authored by Fujihiko Hosono, and the animated adaptation was directed by the guy who brought us Ninja Scroll.
The eponymous bio hunters Komada and Koshigaya are biology teachers by day, but the rest of the time they hunt down people who’ve succumbed to the demon virus. The virus slowly turns people into crazy demons, which at first they can control, but eventually they stop being human completely.
Komada is infected, and though he can choose when to turn into a demon, it gets harder for him as time progresses. He meets a girl who was being chased by thugs, and as all movies go, he helps her and the two bio hunters get involved. The girl’s grandfather is a famous fortune-teller who’s on the run from a politician infected with the virus.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: This movie won me over in the first couple minutes. It opens with a young couple having sex, which wasn’t very interesting, but all of a sudden the girl starts moaning about being really hungry. She keeps complaining that she’s starving to death, then transforms into a monster human. The man, who had been in the process of fondling her tits, gets a hand bitten off. You see it from behind and think “she bit it off with her crazy monster mouth”. NOPE. Her left breast had turned into a gross toothy mouth. SOLD.
The story is decent, and you’re never far away from some demon monster action, and if you top that off with some tentacle fellatio at the end, it’s a pretty good ride and definitely worth a viewing. The fortune-teller also looks like yoda, so there’s that.
The style and quality of the animation also brought me back (90’s kid here), so that was great too.
Below is the English-dubbed full movie. If you’ve seen Bio Hunter or end up watching it, let us know in a comment below what you think! Enjoy.