The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned civilization into a brutish nightmare of survival and has left whole cities buried beneath the Earth. It's now a lethal and chaotic place, a place where only the strongest and most savage remain alive. The strongest of them all is a giant warrior known as Violence Jack…
Violence Jack tries to avert a civil war brewing among the wretched inhabitants of a subterranean metropolis called Evil Town. Based on a character created by manga horror specialist, Go Nagai.
I continue my review of the god awful Violence Jack trilogy with Violence Jack 2: Evil Town. Despite the hilariously cheesy title, this movie is...fairly dark. What do I mean by fairly dark? I mean that depraved weaboos on dark corners of the internet praise this movie for its prevalent use of rape, "guro", and "vore". If you don't know what the latter 2 terms mean, you obviously need to lurk MOAR. Or you could choose not to lurk and keep your sanity and humanity. I leave the choice up to you. Anyways, time to review another shitty old anime!
Plot and characters: 1/10
Violence Jack doesn't
really have much a plot. In a post apocalyptic future, an underground town is controlled by an evil gang that likes to rape, kill, and eat people, but not always in that order. One day, some coal miners are digging with old pick axes and one of them discovers a man entombed in the wall of the mine shaft. Why the hell is he there? Because fuck logic, this is Violence Jack! This is what you watch because you want to see a 14 foot tall Wolverine look-alike murder rapists with a Crocodile Dundee knife. Once free from his never explained and nonsensical tomb, Jack decides to help the weak and punish the evil doers. Of course Jack never arrives in time to stop a rape or a murder. He only arrives in time to punish those responsible. Jack is the kind of guy that would somehow show up late to his own funeral. The only challenge for Jack is a 12 foot tall cannibal that appears to have been the inspiration for Todd McFarlane's character The Violator. Violence Jack came before Spawn, so I am assuming that Violator is in fact the ripoff and this guy is the original. The resemblence is so uncanny though that clearly one ripped off the other. At first Jack kicks the Violator's ass, but then Violator eats the corpse of an evil, child murdering lesbian that is clearly voiced by a man. Once eating the lesbian's corpse, Violator randomly transforms into a huge demon thing for absolutely no reason. FUCK LOGIC! This is BIORENSU JACKU! Jack loses more blood than even a 14 foot tall body could contain, but still kills the transformed violator and leads the surviving chicks to safety. The chicks all hang out in a field with their breasts exposed and the movie simply ends.
Like the first Violence Jack, Evil Town excels at showing carnage and intestines. The blood and gore is far more realistic than most other old anime. People are actually filled with organs, guts, and bone fragments instead of just red paint. One thing I found hilarious was that the artist REALLY loves to draw tits, but sucks at drawing them. The nipples are placed at random locations that seem to change in every shot. It would be easier to predict the exact location of an electron orbiting an atom (and its momentum) than predict where the nipple is going to show up next. At least Heisenberg would enjoy this anime, because it would give him the excuse to make another long math formula. If you didn't get that last joke...go take a physics course.
Violence Jack 2 doesn't really have a soundtrack. It just has god awful sex sounds that play during the MANY rape scenes. I'm 99% positive they just used the sound of someone stirring macaroni and cheese in a bowl.
Violence Jack 2: Evil Town...is not a very good anime. Maybe if you have some really odd fetishes, then it is enjoyable, but I am not one of those guys. I watch it because I have a different type of fetish. I am an anime masochist and I derive pleasure from watching the worst anime ever made. That is pretty much the only other reason that someone would watch Violence Jack. If I get 15 thumbs up I will review Violence Jack 3, otherwise I think I am done with good ol' Jack.
Ok so It seems this site is full of sensitive little snots who can't appreciate violence and symbolism, but anyways on to fucking Violence Jack an awesome ova series of three. This review will be for the 2nd episode of the Japanese release "Evil Town".
ok the story, the story is about how humanity got hit by a bunch of natural disasters and 1 big ass earth quake. Because of this some humans have gotten stuck underground, they split into factions, they live disgustingly low eating cockroaches and shit(literally), 1 faction is the buisiness men, then you have have the criminal bike gang
dudes, and then you have the innocent fashion models, this is all important because it reflects certain aspects of our society, the business men are like the conservatives of the old days when shit was normal, the bike gang is the evolution of the street criminals, and the fashion models represent the young new generation, the first to groups exploit the shit out of the innocent and violence jack decides to help them out, but violence jack is basically a manifestion of the violence of wherever he shows up. this anime shows how low humanity will fall once the citys are gone and there is no utilities and no law people will do the most disgusting things because thats what they are without a civilization (disgusting animals). thats why this movies plot is really great cause it gets you thinking. , theres also an element of retribution, in the form of violence jack while also showing that retribution while feeling good at the time does not solve anything.
So some of you who are used to this new cg shit and stuff thats all done on computers may not like this style, well I'm here to tell you to fucking get over it and watch it anyways, This anime has some of the best fight animations ever the art really captures the emotions of the scene and heightens them very well the fight between mad soully and Violence jack, mad becomes a demon of the flesh and is probably the most disturbing display of a demon i have seen in anime. I have not seen another style of fight animation like this, not even Fist of the north star is as good as that fight scene
Sound 10: the music goes from hype to soft depending on the scene is does a good job.
Chracters 10: I would have given this an 8 if they didn't have violence jack but whatever, the chracters really give you some people to hate and some who seem alright in the begining turn out to be monsters. also props to that one girl who just kept kicking ass till she died I wish she had played a bigger role but oh well.
Enjoyment 10: I have not seen anime that has made me feel this way in a while it actually phased me which is good because I got my emotions turned on and I felt more connected to the violence that was happening I wanted to see the assholes get their just desserts and they got it.
overalll 10 good anime If you don't like strong emotional content don't watch it
I'm sorry this review is so shit but I had to say my piece since people seem to bash on this.
Here we have the sequel to 1985 gory OVA based on a Go Nagai manga. Go Nagai’s the master of Horror in case you have forgotten.
After another catastrophe, this time it was a big earthquake, the survivors of Tokyo get trapped underground. After some months after experiencing the difficulties of living underground and the lacking of food, people start to get crazy and kill each other over the smallest thing, thus the city is renamed by Evil City. That led to the starting of the division of three areas that still get each other involved in conflicts after conflicts. Area A, trying to dig a
tunnel back to the outside find a strange and enormous Human, his name is Violence Jack.
Well, the ending fight had some inconsistencies. That was confusing.
The animation was not as good as some obvious titles of that year, but it won't be on your way to enjoy the OVA.
The character designs looked awfully familiar, reminded me of those Akio Suginoi's character designs of series, like Ace Wo Nerae, Oniisama E..., Golgo 13, Rose of Versailles, Cobra, They Were Eleven... you got the point. But they weren’t, they were made by some guy name Takuya Wada, that only did this character design. I can guess where he went to get inspiration from.
Once again the sound department was horrible, due to the file that I watched was US English dub. Pretty horrible, bad voices and the BGM and music were far behind. (I’ll edit this part when I have watched a proper release with actually good sound ans the original voices)
Thanks to the excessive gore, this one is a pleasant view again, for if it wasn’t for the gore, almost the entire OVA would better go to the garbage bin.
Who is Violence Jack, and what the hell is with those powers of his? We still will have to wait for the answer.
Violence Jack 2 Electric Boogaloo.. What a trip. Our protagonist Jack finally finds his voice in this nonstop, brutal, shockfest of an OVA. The basic premise is still the same as the first movie: exploitative ripoff of a Mad Max world, only this time, much more emphasis on the exploitation.
Let there be no questions about it: this OVA is strictly adults only. It has extreme violent sexual content and some grisly violence (this OVA is notorious as I understand, a sort of quasi Cannibal Holocaust in the anime realm.) According to my cursory Google search, it was banned in several
countries at the time of release. [still banned in Australia, woot!]
The sexual violence aside, nothing that should offend anyone over the age of 14. (If anyone under age 18 has ever even heard of this, I'd be about as shocked as a Maury Show paternity test recipient.)
Violence Jack is unearthed underground in a a pile of garbage (same place I found this OVA.. hmmmm) and then proceeds to deal with the three factions he meets in typical Jack fashion.. with extreme prejudice. We have something resembling a plot this time around: Jack meets a group of survivors trapped underground in a mall who have divided themselves into three sections, the Bros, the Models, and the Thugasses. Jack works with the Bros until he learns the super secret mystical conundrum that they'd been hiding the past 5 minutes: nobody is the good guy. Violence ensues, people die, somebody manages to walk away at the end.
A major step up from the first OVA, not bad at all for low budget 80's schlock.
I especially liked the wire frame drawn fight from the end- added an element of cool to the otherwise Scooby-Doo level drawing.
Nothing much stuck out to me. More cheeseball 80's D list porno music, with a bit of riffage here and there.
Well, Jack finally gets to show off his much touted intelligence by... eviscerating anyone and anything in his way. At least he found his voice somewhere underneath that mall he was buried in.
The other VA's are fine, nothing interesting enough to comment on.
Well, I'll admit it. I was shocked by the rape orgy scenes. It was pretty reviling in a can't-look-away way. There were some AWESOME disembowelments, complete with anatomically correct viscera, and at least a gallon of blood spewing forth. Head splits, face rips, and straight up butcher style slaughter- this film gives you what you want and expect from a movie with Violence in the title.
Better than the first one, still not an objectively _good_ OVA on its own merit. They succeeded in shocking the audience with sexual content, necrophilia, and cannibalism combined with the odd ultraviolence.
Violence Jack promises pain and delivers it with a jackknife to the face.
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