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Ankoku Shinwa

Ankoku Shinwa

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Synonyms: The Dark Myth
Japanese: 暗黒神話


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 26, 1990 to Feb 23, 1990
Producers: Ajia-Do, Daiei
Duration: 50 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Long ago there were fierce gods of legends who shook the earth to its foundation with their power. There are now prehistoric rivals from the primitive times in Japan, that fought to protect their secrets in the present day. The God of Darkness Susanoah-oh is now sleeping in the shadows of the underworld waiting for his rebirth. However his coming hasn't gone unoticed. There are agents from the Kikuchi Clan (descendants of Japans first inhabitants) who have seen the warning signs of the spreading of darkness's bringing. These investigators are armed with ancient knowledge and artifacts who are willingly prepared to face the God of Darkness. Now they must fight the assembled spirits of hell to find the one young boy who is chosen by fate to grasp the chaotic might of the deadly Gods.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Ankoku Shinwa

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Murray, Larissa
Murray, Larissa


Ookuma, Akira
Sound Director
Wolskel, John
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Ogura, Hiromasa
Art Director

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Dec 25, 2008
There's a long standing debate about what the worst anime ever made actually is. Some people like to think that shows like Neon Genesis Evangelion, or Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, or even some harem rom-com or blatantly ecchi shows is the worst.

To the people who think of shows like those I say this - be glad you've never watched Dark Myth.

Dark Myth is quite literally the worst anime ever made - period. It is to anime what Plan 9 From Outer Space is to movies - and then some.

The story actually had a half-decent premise, in that the God of Darknes, Susanoah-oh, is read more
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Jul 16, 2010
A fine example of an early metaphysical thriller anime but nothing more.

ART SECTION: 7/10 [The quality of animation is definitely above average.]
- The general artwork is a typical modern world with occult touches. The setting itself is not interesting but the way it is presented is pretty close to cult movies, such as The Ring and Dark Water. It uses a similar way by having eerie and macabre scenes taking place in dark, claustrophobic places, with pagan symbols filling the screen.
- The animation style is generally realistic and anthropomorphic, with little use of still images and repeated footage. What lacks in super detailed and crisp read more
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