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Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストレイト・ジャケット


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 26, 2007 to Apr 28, 2008
Producers: Feel
Duration: 26 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.991 (scored by 9145 users)
Ranked: #33092
Popularity: #1699
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action fantasy sci-fi


It is the world where magic and science coexist. Rayotte Steinberg, a lone wolf "tactical sorcerist", fights against monsters. They used to be human beings, but they had overused forbidden power, "magic", to turn into monsters. What he wears is "mold", the straight jacket that keeps him being a human. What he holds on his hand is "staff", a magical wand that explodes everything. If he casts magic, he moves one step to be a monster. If he doesn't, he will be killed. Among the harsh battles, he will face a sin he had committed in the past.

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Adaptation: Strait Jacket

Characters & Voice Actors

Fernandes, Kapeltetha
Fernandes, Kapeltetha
Shindou, Kei
Shindou, Kei
Simmons, Mary
Simmons, Mary
Maeda, Ai
Maeda, Ai
Steinberg, Reiott
Steinberg, Reiott
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki


Ushiro, Shinji
Sakaki, Ichirou
Script, Original Creator
Yanagawa, Takeshi
David, Alex Von
ADR Director

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Episodes  0 / 3
Aired  Nov 26, 2007 to Apr 28, 2008
Status  Finished Airing
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Jul 27, 2008
Story: 6 (what do you expect from 3 episodes)
Art: 10 (Edge of your seat action sequencesl)
Sound: 8 (A lot of bodies ripping apart)
Character: 7 (Typical bad ass action buffs)
Enjoyment: 10 (I've seen it twice already)
Overall: 41/50 = 8.2 = ~8 (So much action in 60 minutes)

Strait Jacket manages to put more action, violence, and drama in 3 episodes than some action drama series can put in 50+ episodes. If you are a complete action aficionado, this is one that you CANT MISS. Theres not much you can explain in terms of story but they manage to make a good beginning middle and end read more
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Nov 24, 2008
Strait Jacket is a 3 episodes OVA. Which is, no matter how you look at it, finished within a flash.
But truth be said, after seeing some of the artwork and reading a synopsis about Strait Jacket, I just had to watch it.

Good thing It wasn't disappointing. The scenes were quite well done; though you always see details that could have been better. Such as battle scenes being done too fast and the magic not being well explained. But what do you expect from 3 episodes; there wasn't any time to do so.

However, Strait Jacket did a perfectly fine job on making 3 episodes read more
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Oct 20, 2008
I take it from the number of recent reviews that, much like with Negadon, most of the people will probably be familiar with this through Sci-Fi's 10/20/08 airing. Strait Jacket is definitely an OVA worth watching, and a pretty easy one to watch at that. Not too hard on plot elements, backstory, or technobabble/magibabble, it's not exactly a laid-back anime but it's something that can be enjoyed with a full bucket of popcorn, just be careful not to spill any after seeing a few "OH SNAP!" moments here and there.

Before going into detail, I should add that what makes this OVA work for the English-speaking read more
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Mar 1, 2013
Are you someone who likes watching grotesque abominations kill and mutilate humans?

Do you like blood, guts, and epic magic weapons?

Then take a second to read this review!

Onto the review!

Story: The least fleshed out part of this anime. It is easily excusable as it is only 3 episode altogether about 1 hour and 30 minutes long. I would classify this as more of an action movie than anything. Let's just say the story takes a backseat in this anime.

Brief explanation of story: This takes place in a world where humans mix technological and magic to advance the human race. The only problem with using magic read more
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Blood, violence, monsters and potential monster- monster hunters. While i was watching strait jacket, i felt like watching Claymore all over again. Straith Jackets remind me of Claymores. They share the same atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by AzureVorteX
When I was watching it, the killing style reminded me of Elfen Lied. I think if you watch one, you'll love the other. 
reportRecommended by BadLuckTuck
Both Potraits the usage of Magic/Alchemy and the consequences of its usage/misusage, resulting in creaton of Homonculus in FMA and Demons in Strait Jacket with their own story and setting. 
reportRecommended by ragonzul
There are similar character behaviors and personalities along with a similar depressive, serious atmosphere overall. Additionally, the sci-fi-ish, science gone wrong backdrop is present. Besides the general plot being different: Strait Jacket is far more gory and Ao no 6-gou has a greater color scheme. 
reportRecommended by VioletRage
Strait Jacket and Tokkou share a somewhat similar theme of special units killing disgusting creatures which seem to have a love for dismembering people in a very bloody fashion. Both also have a dark atmosphere, but Tokkou has a bit more hope. Lots of fighting, blood, gore, and dismemberment... and decent stories/plot also. 
reportRecommended by VioletRage
Strait Jacket and Advanced Police have similar plots dealing with special units killing evil -disgusting creature things that like to rip people apart. Both share a dark atmosphere where also no matter what the good guys do, someone will get hurt. Also the end result of a couple characters is very similar. Strait Jacket is more gory and Advanced Police is ever so slightly more hopeful. 
reportRecommended by VioletRage

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#3 シュ・クール by KYO (ep. 3)
#2 "Le Chemin" by Kyo feat. Sita (ep. 2)

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