Baoh Raihousha

Baoh the Visitor

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Synonyms: Baoh, Baoh Caller
Japanese: バオー来訪者
English: Baoh the Visitor
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 16, 1989
Producers: Toho, Shueisha
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: GoreGore, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.111 (scored by 80468,046 users)
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Ranked: #84342
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Popularity: #4616
Members: 16,066
Favorites: 33

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An innocent young man, Ikuroo, has a parasite known as Baoh implanted in his brain by an evil organization, Doress. The parasite makes him nearly immortal and gives him the ability to transform into a really powerful beastie when he's in trouble.

Doress intends to use him in some sort of ploy for financial success, world domination, or something along those lines, but when they're transporting him on a train, a young psychic girl, Sumire (who's being held by the organization due to her abilities), sets him free and the two escape together.

Of course, Dr. Kasuminome is the mad scientist behind the whole Baoh thing, and he isn't about to let his test subject get away and he has considerable resources (including some superpowered lackeys, as well as a small army) at his disposal.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yara, Yuusaku


Ikeda, Shuuichi


Inoue, You


Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Terada, Kenji
Machida, Yoshito
Theme Song Performance
Araki, Hirohiko
Original Creator


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Ending Theme

"Eien no Soldier (永遠のSoldier)" by Yoshito Machida

Nov 25, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
If you like your anime complete with exploding heads, melting flesh, dismemberment, and blood spilled by the liter, then look no further. BAOH is a visual orgasm of blood and violence. Of course if you also want an interesting story and characters that don’t look like they were stolen from other movies and stereotypes then you should probably not waste your time with this piece of crap.

Our story starts with a young girl Sumire being chased through a train by the henchmen of an evil organization we later learn is called Doress. Apparently this group kidnaps and uses people with various supernatural read more
May 6, 2015
ViskMusic (All reviews)
Hello, Visk here and today I will be clearing up this misconception about how this masterpiece has been misrepresented in the other reviews here.

I love Baoh. I truly do. The world seems to also. I've been told that this OVA was the basis for how alchemy worked in the critically acclaimed series FMA. I've also been told that it was also the inspiration for the T800 Robot in Terminator. In many ways this OVA is superior to the aforementioned titles but due to its short run time and lack of exposure critics nitpick just because they are worried someone else will see through their clever read more
Oct 25, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
*This review contains spoilers*


My quest to review more obscure, terrible anime continues with Baoh. Yes, I am aware other critics online have already pointed out Baoh's...flaws, but very few people on this site seem to be aware of it. Allow me to remedy the situtation. I first learned about Baoh after attending an anime convention where there was panel called "If this is voice acting, then I'm a banana".

Story and characters: 1/10

To say that Baoh has generic story and characters would be the understatement of the century! A mad scientist creates the ultimate living weapon, but the weapon named Baoh escapes and must flee read more
Sep 1, 2020
JizzyBizzy (All reviews)
I'm not sure about lightning but genius can definitely strike twice!

This fantastic short story comes from Hirohiko Araki, the creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, my all-time favourite manga/anime series, so naturally I had super high expectations going into this, which were lowered due to the 6.12 rating and the other reviews making fun of it. Was it anything like JoJo? Absolutely not. Did it deliver in terms of the initial high expectations? Absolutely yes.

Don't trust the mediocre rating! Baoh is an extremely entertaining short film. Since it is above 45 minutes it's technically long enough to be considered feature length, and well, it gives you read more

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Poll: Baoh Episode 1 Discussion
Zepwich - Jan 30, 2011
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Aug 25, 2021 10:58 PM
Read the manga first
busterbeam - Sep 28, 2017
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