English: Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan
Synonyms: Club-To-Death Angel Dokuro-chan
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 13, 2005 to Sep 22, 2005
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)L represents licensing company
Score: 7.051 (scored by 48049 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagscomedy ecchi loli magic romance
Nov 3, 2007
The visuals and sound were really well done considering how short the series is, but then, that's just how series like this work. Short, but high-quality (well, the good ones, anyway). The premise alone is what got me to watch it and I wasn't disappointed. You have to take this series for what it is: brainless fun.
Look, I really enjoy stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Kanon (2006), and Gundam Wing...but sometimes you just gotta let off some steam. You can't always be serious and this really hit the spot for me. Especially since my last 3 series were Air, Black Lagoon, and Kanon (2006). Talk about heavy...I really needed this!
The first episode alone was almost too much...the appearance of the "monkey" left me almost in tears, I was laughing so hard. I'm sure my neighbors were wondering if I'd cracked! It wasn't some cerebral joke, it was just so completely unexpected, it really caught me off-guard. That, and I happen to find monkeys funny in general. Nothing afterwards hit my funnybone THAT hard, but it was still worthwhile.
Kick back, let go of your rational mind for a bit, and enjoy this blood-soaked comedy for what it is and don't try to analyze it too deeply. It's just plain fun.
"Pipiru piru piru pipiru pi!!!!!!!!" -Dokuro-chan read more
Oct 25, 2008
So let’s give you the premise of Dokuro-chan. Basically she is an angel from the future who is here to protect Sakura from other angels from the future who want him dead for something he will do in the future... making all future women loli's. Ooooooooook. There have been far sillier anime plots so I can go with that. But that isn’t all of course, because Dokuro really loves Sakura and naturally is a jealous tsundere and in her fits of rage and jealousy kills Sakura...a lot. She beats him to death, she turns him into bloody soup, she impales, she decapitates, and dismembers in every way you can. But she’s always really sorry and being an angel buy saying her really cute "Pi-piru-piru-piru-pi-piru-pi!" she can bring him back to life. Of course Sakura is always quite upset (you think!?) and needs to remind Dokuro to stop beating him to death. Aww. Now I imagine this is supposed to be funny. Well maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed before I watched this or I was PMSing, but I thought this blatant cruelty was about as funny as, well being bludgeoned to death. Oh and you think it can’t get much worse than that? Add that an angel having his or her halo removes causes them to immediately have uncontrollable explosive diarrhea. Nice.
You’re probably thinking... aren’t you being a little harsh? Its only cartoon violence! I've seen shows that have been pretty raw before, Inukami! comes to mind, but many other shows that involve similar character types often have some pretty crude and sometimes cruel behavior. Such as Louise horse whipping Saito from ZnT, etc. This is different though the amount of spraying blood and gore is just so over the top that it is hard to top. Even some of the most violent anime out there like an Elfen Lied or Claymore were not bloodier than this one. And those weren’t comedies.
Now that I have gotten of my soapbox lets discuss the other parts of this series. Like I said at the start the art was one of the things that initially interested me in the show. It doesn’t disappoint there, Dokuro and all her friends are very cute and adorable, which in a way makes the way they behave so hard to accept. The music and voice acting is pretty good too. The OP song is pretty cute and cuddly sounding, well unless you read the translation.
I made it through this anime, because it was short 12 min episodes... and I really wanted to like it. I thought if I kept watching that eventually I would get some entertainment from it? I even watched the even shorter second part, honestly because I had already gotten it and I figured I might as well watch it too. This show truly disturbed me and I don’t think I have ever been more offended by something in my life. If it was possible to give it a "0" in enjoyment I would have. Reading the other reviews for this I see that I am probably in the minority on my thinking here. I don’t know what to say to you if you liked this show. Personally I think you need to see a shrink. If you’re reading this and wondering if you should watch it, I recognize that we all have different tastes, if you’re a fan of dark comedy shows like South Park (I am not) then you would probably enjoy this. Otherwise I would stay very very far away.
Apr 29, 2012
This anime is shocking for a lot of people, so keep these things in mind:
Do not take this anime seriously. I'm serious. Really, don't. Actually I'm not serious. Because you can't be serious after having watched that anime!
Do mind, that this anime is still light-hearted, even if it appears to be extremly violent. There are no consequences for anything. That's the main reason, why I'm able to laugh about it so hard.
The story is stupid as hell and people die for no reason at all, all the time. If you like ridiculous amounts of non-sense, stupidity, parody, trolling and enjoy dark humor, this anime is for you.
I don't want to go further in detail about the content, because it's pretty unique, so if you are still curious about this anime, I suggest you watch 2 minutes of it and ask yourself:
Did I find it fun?
If you didn't, you shouldn't bother to watch the rest of it, because the sense of humor is constant and story or character development is non-existant.
If you did, however, then feel free to watch the rest, because the quality stays the same throughout all 8 episodes (13min length each)!
Have fun and enjoy yourself! read more
Apr 10, 2013
Story? Ain't nobody got imagination for that.
There's basically no story. Well ... there is ... sort of. Angel comes from a future to kill a guy since he invented a perfect lolicon world in the future where all women stop aging at the age of 12. She can't kill him so she spends her entire time with him, trying to stop his studies ---
This is pointless. I fuc***g loved this anime. It's not complex. It's not deep. It's not long - it doesn't try to be anything. It is what it is - a mindless 'let's make morbid things kind of fun' thingy. I really don't want to grade this anime because, by all possible standards, this is absolute zero. Art is crappy, sound (what the heck is that?), the characters are like wtf, omg, ojhaaablaa, story is so complex it gave me diarrhea and so on and so forth.
It's aimed to the specific people and I kind of fit right in there. If you consider obscure torture, mindless murders, flat out retarded "everything" this is your thing. It's funny, it really is, and it doesn't try to be anything more than that. read more
Apr 29, 2010
In a nutshell: Story is on the back-burner, comedy is prominent. Check it out if you like the sound of this! ^^ read more
Jan 11, 2012
The angel is cute and cuddly and has one bad temper. He is killed in just about every way you can imagine. Let's just say the blood flies in this anime. But relax she resurrects him and they continue on after he lectures her about her violent ways. I found it funny each time.
All of the characters are funny and likeable. Even with all the bloodshed and carnage the characters aren't malicious or mean spirited. It's just slapstick humor with a bit of violence.
I found it fun to watch and very entertaining. If you don't mind some senseless violence and can laugh at stupid humor then you will enjoy this anime.
Jan 15, 2007
First, and quite possibly most importantly, the storyline. A quote from MyAnimeList.net's description:
"Problem is, Dokuro is very temperamental, and is constantly killing Sakura (and lots of other people too) in incredibly bloody ways with her giant spiked club."
This *is* the storyline. The whole anime revolves around Dokuro walking around, swinging her club around in a giant grand melee, and then gasping in shock (or not) and singing her little song to bring back the person she just killed. There are other sub-plotlines describing relationships, competitions between angels, and so on, but they seem rough and thrown in to make up for the astounding lack of any other content. The main body of the anime, as stated before, is nothing but a huge bloodbath of random violence and destruction.
On a slightly happier note; if, somehow, you manage to avoid being led off by the absence of a storyline, you will probably enjoy simply looking at the action on the screen. While there are animes that are undeniably drawn far better, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan does an excellent job of matching very random animations with the action. A wide variety of styles of drawing are used for emphasis in certain scenes, although one main style dominates.
Similarly, a wide variety of sound is used effectively throughout the show, drawing to mind the old radio stations of the 50's that often used their arsenal of bells and whistles for the entertainment of their listeners. While watching the anime, you may find that the little tune that Dokuro uses to revive people (pipiru pi!) begins to annoy you by sheer repetition.
Character, however, is another weak point. All of the characters have firmly established personas, but none of them have the least bit of depth. As a story progresses, you might expect characters to acquire some bits of personality, but instead they remain almost entirely set in the personas given to them in the introduction.
This anime, as stated earlier, is something you watch in the wee hours of night as a way to get a quick laugh without immersing yourself in a good story. I would not recommend anyone looking for a high quality, strong anime show to watch this.
As a note to the supporters of this anime: I understand that some people will not agree with my assessment of this show. Please, instead of flaming my or posting detrimental comments, post your own review to challenge my opinion.
Rating: 4/10 read more
Jul 27, 2011
I'll start this review first by saying that normally, I love comedy. I usually enjoy watching anime series like this, that don't really have a plot and are just parody/comedy and that's it. After watching the first episode (There's 4 eps, not 8), I just can't watch any more for at least a very, very long time. It is HORRIBLE, even for a comedy anime. But I do respect it for one thing. This anime manages to do something no other anime can do. It manages to be SO BAD, that it makes ALL other anime seem amazing. This must truly be the worst anime that was ever made in order for it to accomplish this. During the whole episode I watched, I kept thinking how great those boring, slice-of-life shows like Lucky Star are compared to the sh*t I was currently watching. Oh, and by the way, blood is supposed to go DOWN not up. It's called gravity.
The story is interesting enough. The problem is, they do nothing with it. Instead of what it says on the summary, the story ends up being Dokuro-chan killing Sakura every 5 seconds for some dumb reason, then reviving him. That COULD be funny, but it gets old and loses any possible humor since it's repeated so often. Basically, there is no story.
Most of the time it's cute. Then the characters get all deformed and it isn't funny like it's meant to be - it's just outright disturbing. Maybe not quite enough to cause nightmares, but just horrible to look at.
The OP theme is cute, as long as you don't read the translation. Everything else is mediocre.
Lolwhat? Characters? Oh yeah, that. Dokuro-chan is like Louise from ZnT or Shana from SnS to the extreme x10000000. She likes chopping peoples heads off with her bat. That's all there is to know about her. Sakura seems like the "self-insert" character, having no personality and all, but who the f*ck would want to be him? Oh, and there's this girl who Sakura has a crush on. That's all. Oh, there's a monkey too.
If you enjoy this show, you must be a sadist.
If you end up on some deserted island somewhere and the only thing you have is this anime series, don't watch it. Because staring at a wall is more fun and less disturbing than watching this. read more
Aug 3, 2008
Sakura-kun is a simple boy who struggles to live a decent life after Dokuro-chan, a crazy clubbing-to-death angel that came and started to live with him, for no apparent reason.
To resume, the story is stupid, as you can see in the synopsis.
The students look totally normal and basic, with the exception of the one turned into a monkey and the teacher, with his weird face and goggles, well in fact most of the adults look disguting, so are Sakura's face in critical situations. Sometimes Sakura's mind will be shown with some hilarous metaphors using an adult character, or the angel and devil thing (well, here it's a vulgar Sakura and a graduated Sakura).
Well, the changes in art style are in fact most of the time the reason for the fun in the show.
The opening couldn't fit better, Sae-chan sings as she voices Dokuro-chan. The voices and sounds used during every episode make the show even funnier. The ending is kinda sad compared to the delirious anime, but as it is really relaxing and cool I will forgive Sae-chan because you can't dislike her.
Well, if you want to laugh after a messy day or because you're wanting to forget your hard times, BTDC is ALWAYS a good anime to watch. If you just want to see some funny random anime, no other can be better. If you want to see some serious anime or a great storyline for a funny show, don't even look for it.
And the sequel is even funnier (but two times shorter), be sure to check it out. read more
May 5, 2010
It's about a boy named Sakura (yes, he is a boy, and his name IS Sakura), a remarkably normal kid who just happens to have a murderous angel living in his room. This is Dokuro-chan, a mallet-wielding psychopathic angel from the future to protect Sakura from the other angels who want to kill him, all because (in the future) he accidentally found the secret to eternal youth in an attempt to make a pedophiles' world. And what is this 'guardian angels' biggest pleasure in life? To mercilessly torture and kill poor Sakura every chance she gets, to distract him from studying so he will never accidentally find the secret to eternal youth! And she doesn't just kill him... She slaughters him, the most common way being lobbing off the top half of his head with her club-thingy called 'Excaliborg' in giant explosions of blood. After he has collapsed to the floor, his own blood usually decorating the surrounding walls and ceiling, she brandishes Excaliborg once again to heal him back to life with a 'Pipiru pipiru pipiru pi!'
This may sound funny to you, it may not. It sounded funny to me, but in the end the sheer amount of stupidity I was hit with just baffled me and I couldn't watch it anymore.
If you want plot, you're definably not going to find it here. It's just 8 jumbled episodes of unrelated stupidity, filled to the brim with Sakura's pain and misery. Actually, Sakura was the only character I actually liked, and that was mostly because I felt bad for the poor guy. He's abused by his classmates in various ways, Dokuro kills him every few minutes and he's publicly humiliated in front of the girl he likes on numerous occasions. To me, it was much more cruel than funny, considering that one time he's killed, washed down a river, had to hitch-hike his way back, and is greeted by concern and caring from his classmates only to find out the food they gave him is poisoned.
That's... Just cruel.
The art is cute, if not disturbing at times (and I don't mean the blood, I mean how radically the characters change from normal and cute to deformed and ugly) and the music is catchy. The voice acting is pretty good as well. I found it to be funny here and there, but the rest of the time I just felt my brain cells die as I watched it.
Bottom line, I say give it a try... I know several people who loved the show and though it was insanely funny, but I just couldn't handle it. read more
Jan 12, 2009
I realize that it was meant to be random, but the whole premise of the anime seemed to throw me off far beyond the norm.
Story - (1/10)
There wasn't any, simply put. They tried to excuse this by creating a story that fell along the lines of:
The protagonist is targeted by an angel, Dokuro-chan, that wants to kill him because in the future he will create an immortality potion that makes all women grow only large enough to look like 12-year-old girls. A.K.A. they [the Angel Agency] wants to kill him for being a lolicon.
Art - (5/10)
The art was entertaining at times, but most of the episodes are just plain disturbing, and I don't know about you, but after about 3 episodes of constant bloodshed and monkey-humping, I'm about ready to jump off a bus.
Sound - (7/10)
For some reason I found the sound very appealing and very funny (even though I don't want to SEE the bloodshed, I found it interesting how they made it sound).
Character - (10/10)
The only character I found enjoyable was the protagonist, Sakura. I simply loved that fact that everything around him is quickly spinning into "nonsense" land and he tries so desperately to cling onto some amount of sanity (with no success, of course).
Enjoyment - (10/10)
While I didn't enjoy the art, the story, or sounds, I did thoroughly enjoy the comedy and bits of randomness that DID make sense (even though that, in itself, doesn't make sense).
Overall, I'd have to rate this a 3/10. It's something I'd suggest if you were REALLY bored. read more
Mar 31, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
So, the setup is that a young student named Sakura is living with an angel, the titular Dokuro-chan. She came from the future to change the past surrounding him. How? By beating him to death with a spiky club and resurrecting him multiple times. Her plan is great. You can probably already tell that it's not a serious show. So, what can you expect from the comedy? Most of it is either gross out humour, frequently involving gore over the top reaction humour or ecchi humour. The events themselves revel from having no connection to reality. Sakura's classmates and teacher just accept everything that happens without much reaction or comment. You'd also expect Sakura to be terrified of Dokuro, given her tendency to violently murder him with little provocation, but he treats her like a childish friend who just needs to be gently corrected most of the time. I'd suggest that he should call the authorities and get a restraining order, but she is a supernatural menace. So, who should he call? Why Ktulu's Supernatural Exterminators, of course. Our staff will use science and logic to prove within a .0005% probability that your supernatural menace doesn't exist, thereby causing them to vanish in a puff of logic. Wendy says “I had a ghost living in my house. He was friendly enough, but he was kind of an annoying tool. So I called Ktulu's Supernatural Exterminators. The representative who came to my house insulted everything from my intelligence to the décor, and when I called to complain they didn't understand what I was talking about.” To clarify Wendy's statement, we understood perfectly, we just didn't care. “But she was done in less than ten minutes and now I don't have that tool lurking around anymore.” That's Ktulu's Supernatural Exterminators. We promise efficient and effective removal of supernatural beings, but not good customer service. Our motto is “if you were smart, we wouldn't have to deal with it for you.” Call today, we're currently offering specials on sparkly vampires and green-haired kitsune stalkers. Now, back to Bokusatsu Tenshi. Another serious issue is the ending. They actually try to have a semi-serious, tense moment. Naturally, that doesn't work in a series that's already built up a very goofy aesthetic.
The characters in this are really lacking in dimension. You wouldn't expect them to develop much given that the series only has eight fifteen minute episodes, but they don't even come across as one-dimensional. It's like Highschool of the Dead, the characters are so flat they would be lucky to have half a dimension to them. The characters don't even play well off of each other for comedic purposes. Pretty much every joke has the same reaction from them. Dokuro gets violent, Sakura freaks out, their other classmates watch without reaction.
The art in this is pretty bad. Most of it is really undetailed. The only parts where they put in any effort are the gore effects and the occasional ecchi moment. And even then it's not all the time. Most of the gore effects consist of large quantities of blood spurting everywhere and they're pretty lazy.
The sound is the best part of the series. Mainly because of the opening, which has awesome music. The voice acting itself is largely either over the top or under-stated. The variation is pretty much based entirely on the character. Chiba Saeko, Takagi Reiko and Tobita Nobuo give exaggerated performances, everyone else gives really dull, emotionless ones.
The ho-yay factor is a 2/10. There's one throwaway joke involving Sakura and Zansu. It isn't remotely funny.
So, who would actually like this? If you're a fan of violent gross out humour, this is certainly one for you. If you think exaggeration is tantamount to humour, you'll probably like it. If neither of those statements applies to you, check out the music but stay away from the actual series. Final rating: 2/10. Next week I'll look at Robotics;Notes. read more
Sep 14, 2007
This anime is REALLY short (4 episodes) -- even shorter than FLCL. And like FLCL, I have to wonder why it isn't any longer.
Dokuro-chan is an angel from the future who is sent by God to kill Sakura who is destined to create the technology that freezes all women's aging once they turn twelve.
Although Dokuro-chan decides to save Sakura, she ends up killing him anyway (multiple times) with her giant spiked club because she is very temperamental.
The great thing about this anime is that every episode had something that made me laugh out loud, and I guarantee you will too.
P.S. I found out on Anime News Network that the Japanese voice actress for Dokuro-chan is the same as Azmaria Hendric on Chrono Crusade. @_@ read more
Jul 14, 2010
The plot didn't show up alot in the anime. It was mostly random. But that doesn't mean I didn't love it!
Dokuro-chan is very strange. She's a kind of a tsundere. This series is quite gorey and ecchi, but that's the kind of anime I like XD
It's a REALLY messed up anime. Seriously. Almost no logic at all.... Scratch that. No. Logic. At. ALL.
I really liked the opening theme, but the ending theme is abit slow and got alittle boring.
I suggest this anime if you're not sure what to watch next, or are trying to relax, or just really like comedy :D
Feb 9, 2009
Sep 25, 2012
In conclusion, this anime was, in some ways, funny, stupid, annoying, violent, ridiculous, more random words alike to those 5. I didn't like it at all, the only thing that was good was the sound quality and character design, but still, this is a terrible anime show to watch. Sorry to all fans of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, don't know why you would like an anime like this. read more
Jul 2, 2009
I enjoyed this anime because of it's humour. It mostly based it's comedy upon Sakura getting killed every 10 minutes (lots of blood there...) and it's ecchi moments. There are other things that make this anime good, like its originality and catchy opening theme, so I'd say that this is a must watch!
I'm sorry if this review wasn't good, It's my first one... read more
Nov 4, 2007
IMO, if you're looking for random mindless comedy, and don't mind the violence, or lack of a decent story, then Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan is perfect for you.
Jul 6, 2011
This kind of anime is more for the fun part and that why is has a short story.
Not do many developments.
The animation is quite good its well-drawn and has a normal backgrounds like other series.
The only thing that’s a little to much is the blood exploding from the main character when he get beaten to death.
I don’t have really a complain about the sound.
It’s at a good level and everything is fun to listen to.
The best part I like about it is the intro.
I normally skip the intro of some series but not this one.
The character a really enjoyable to look a the voice acting a greatly done.
Every voice acting has they own passion of putting there character to live.
And I like it we the talk real fast.
Enjoyment is one of those things that this serie really has.
And the jokes are something to laugh about but something there a little overreacting.
In overall the serie is fun to watch a characters are putting there all into it.
There is little development and background of them but is this way its easy to follow.
Jokes are fun but sometimes there overreacting it with the blood exploding and shooting 20 meters in the sky. read more