Hell Target

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Japanese: HELL TARGET [ヘルターゲット]
English: Hell Target
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 4.561 (scored by 10451,045 users)
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Ranked: #128782
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Popularity: #10185
Members: 2,684
Favorites: 9


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Episodes: /1


A spaceship is lost near the forbidden planet of Inferno II. Some years later, a second ship with a crew of nine gets there and encounters a monster that rapidly makes mince meat of most of them. The sole survivor, Makurou Kitazato, must destroy the monster before it can surprise a third ship that is already en route.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuzaki, Kenichi
Producer, Script, Screenplay, Original Creator
Nakamura, Keito
Director, Planning Producer, Planning
Ikeda, Shigemi
Art Director
Noto, Takashi
In-Between Animation


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Ending Theme

"Saraba Itoshiki Hito yo: Adios Amor (さらば愛しき人よ~アディオス・アモール~)" by Rosa Bianca (ロサ・ビアンカ)


Oct 25, 2019
Hell Target is a pretty interesting anime. I'm not quite sure why it has such a low score. I will say, there's nothing particularly creative about the plotline of Hell Target. Astronauts going out to space and finding a monster picking them off one by one. However, the thing that I felt made this unique and something we haven't quite seen in an story like this before was the use of the art style. The art style is very 1980s, but for the theme of this anime, it works incredibly well to make a dark atmosphere. At many points, you can't quite tell what's going ...
Nov 14, 2011
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Esta review también está en español.

Forgotten Horror, Chapter 1: Hell Target
Hell Target (HT) is a 50 minutes OVA that combines a few elements of the science fiction with the classic horror from the 80's, where we had lots of melted heads by the action of acid, deaths everywhere (in the more bizarre ways), and at least one scene of softcore sex.

The story of HT shows us the crew of a spaceship arriving to the planet Hell II, with the intention of finding the survivors of a previous mission, performed a couple of years ago. Once in the planet surface, they discover that the whole trip ...
May 10, 2020
I truly believe the 1980s OVA boom was the greatest time for anime. But despite that era churning out amazing stuff, there's the inevitable duds. So enter 1987's Hell Target. It's about a group of space travelers who go to the dubiously named planet Inferno II in order to find a missing ship, and run afoul psychic illusion casting space demons with plans of targeting Earth to turn it into hell. It's their hell target. They actually say that. I watched this back to back with the similarly themed Roots Search (which featured a psychic illusion casting vagina mouthed alien...or space demon...or god, who knows), ...

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