By Sam Reeve
For today’s Japanese Horror Month we have Wicked City, an anime film directed by the same guy who wrote Bio Hunter (featured four days ago). Wicked City is a neo-noir horror about the worlds of mortals and “black” supernatural beings. These beings can cross over into our normal world, but often do so to eat us or destroy shit.
A peace treaty is being signed by the two worlds and an “important” man, Giuseppi Mayart, is coming to town to oversee it. Of course the radicals from the black world keep trying to kill him, so he has two guards: Taki (a man from the Black Guard), and Makie (a woman of the black world who wants peace). I out “important” in quotations because although you think at first Giuseppi will be a wise old important dude like yoda, he’s actually a rude, stupid pervert who just wants to bang girls and look at porn. He also wears a track suit.
There’s quite a bit of sexual content in this movie, and Wikipedia aptly describes it like this:
The film is a sexual thriller in which sex is portrayed mainly as a weapon (sex with monsters, rape and torture), and only briefly used as a form of romantic expression, though in such a way as to not consider the film hentai. The film portrays demons as beings that can walk in human form and seduce their prey much like a Siren, instilling castration anxiety in the viewer through use of demons with vagina dentata.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT: There are lots of demons, melting tits, succubi and even tentacle rape. If you liked Akira, you could probably get into this movie too. The ending wasn’t one I saw coming, and though it kind of annoyed me for being too perfect, it wasn’t totally predictable (or maybe I’m just dumb).
Wicked City starts off pretty exciting too. Just like Bio Hunter, within the first five minutes a couple is having sex. She didn’t turn into a demon during the sex like the woman had in Bio Hunter, so I was a little disappointed. BUT THEN, right after they do the deed, she turns into a spider monster with a vagina-mouth. YES. These people delivered.
Here is a clip of the spider woman scene I just described, and below I’ve posted the full movie which can be watched on Youtube in English.
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.