Synonyms: Pink Noise
Japanese: ボディジャック 楽しい幽体離脱
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 1987
35 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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SynopsisDr. Toyama takes control of the body of a beautiful girl with his strange invention. He lets the young Asagedani "slip into" her body so he can see how it real feels to be a girl. Then Komaba's classmate, the equally beautiful Nakano, surprises "him" and mistakes his activities for a sexual advance from her friend.
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Body Jack feels so much like the plethora of perverted school comedies that came out in the 80s. Perverted teenagers get strange powers or mysterious machines that allow them to fulfill all their naughty fantasies with the girls of their dreams. Much like those films now; this one feels dated, silly, and not all that funny.
The story is in a word; lame. Asagaya a teenage boy with the kinds of thoughts I imagine they have at that age regarding the cute girls at his school. In an extremely silly turn of events he is given a machine by a mad scientist who will allow him to have out of body experiences and basically take control of the body he enters. He wastes little time using the machine and immediately stalks his way to a classmates house Komaba, who he has fantasies about. He takes control of her body and creepily uses her to leer at her naked body and then have lesbian sex with his childhood friend Nakano. Yes, it is just as disturbing as it sounds. The plot plays out predictably and isn’t all that good. The sex was about the only reason to watch it and some of that was surprisingly good.
This anime is basically hentai. There is, particularly over the last half of the anime nothing but masturbation and fornication going on. Though the sex scenes are pretty tame and I guess considered censored. Typical of what one would call "soft-core porn". Since the sex scenes are such a big part of the show, it’s worth noting that they are mostly pretty good and manage to be somewhat erotic and sexy.
Asagaya as a human being is pretty despicable. I feel very sorry for Nakano who crushes on him pretty hard and is tricked unwittingly by Asagaya into admitting all her feelings for him while he was possessing Komaba. The fact that he himself doesn’t seem to have a decent bone only seems to find this information as amusing and perhaps as an opening for him to have more sex with her after returning to his own body. He has the mentality of a 14 year old and the events of the story do little to change his character. Typical for his age but he’s not at all interesting as a love interest.
Nakano and Komaba come across more as victims than anything else. Especially Komaba who is so horrible used and abused that it is really very sickening. The events at the end of the story are very disgusting. I guess the only saving grace would be that her consciousness is unaware what is happening to her. Nakano, as a tsundere type atleast gets a bit of physical revenge back though I did feel for her for the reasons mentioned earlier.
Visually, Body Jack is mixed. The art and animation is typical of the 80s and I am unsure how much my dissatisfaction was due to the poor quality of the source. The colors are drab and washed out looking but the character designs, and the sex scenes are quite well done. One thing older anime typically does better than their modern counterpart is drawing realistically dimensioned female bodies. The music track is dated and boring. From the dull closing song to the background and incidental score which screams cheese. The acting is also not that inspired.
Overall this is a very ordinary and below average show. Though you might feel a bit of nostalgia for the days of perverted teen comedies. If you absolutely must see every anime out there with sex in it then that’s about the only thing to recommend.
You know, I have seen so many hentai and ecchi anime that a pattern starts to form in my mind every time I start watching one of those. The problem is, if the pattern is present I don’t enjoy the title. Why? Because it becomes predictable and seems like it recycles other titles I have seen. Truth be told; most anime follow the recipe of their genre by the book and thus become quickly repetitive in a veteran’s eyes.
The thing with this title is that it took me by surprise. It is an erotic comedy in the first half and soft porn at the second; something I have never encountered before. Plus, the characters kept reminding me of the ones in Urusei Yatsura; thus the enjoyment was doubled by comparison.
Here comes a thought. Why didn’t they make more of these babies? It was exceptional! Getting the usual lecherous male hitting on girls and being hit back and then managing to score with them in the most unimaginable and funny way. Duh, I honestly got bored with all those hundreds of harem, where you have a guy who never manages to score or porn where the guy just rapes defenseless bimbos. This was something in between.
ART & SOUND SECTION: 5/10
Visually and acoustically, the title is nothing much. It did remind me of Urusei Yatsura in the setting and the way the characters looked, moved and made jokes; but beside these indirect similarities, it is an otherwise average presentation, very commonplace in all 80’s titles. Nothing that stands out in graphics, music or voice acting.
STORY & CHARACTER SECTION: 6/10
Story and cast are quite simple, as the title only lasts one episode. A lecherous Ataru-like male is given a machine that allows his spirit to leave his body and possess another one (that’s why the series is titled Body Jack). He quickly goes inside a female student’s body and immediately starts doing the most sexually embarrassing and yet hilariously comical things, like searching for panties in her drawers, masturbating, going freely inside a woman’s dressing room, going for a yuri relationship with another female and even taking part in an orgy without noticing. All these in about 40 minutes.
ENJOYMENT SECTION: 10/10
Although terribly short-lived, it did entertain me to the fullest, as it was not just dorky comedy and not just raw porn. In fact, the porn part was quite soft core and out of screen or implied, so it was making you think of what was going on; becoming even more spicy than a blunt presentation of genitalia and semen filling the screen.
VALUE SECTION: 7/10
Although totally forgotten today, I give this one a high value for being accessible to both ecchi and hentai fans; as it has the best of each genre. My only complain is that it lasted for only one episode. My big surprise is that this fact made it a one of a kind!
VERDICT: 6.5 / 10
Fellow animologists, I have the pleasure of informing you that we finally found the missing link between ecchi and hentai.
The cast is reminiscent of Urusei Yatsura.
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Ending Theme"Yoru ni Naite (夜に泣いて)" by Kumi Kaneko (金子久美)
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