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Baoh Raihousha


Alternative Titles

English: Baoh the Visitor
Synonyms: Baoh, Baoh Caller
Japanese: バオー来訪者

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 16, 1989
Producers: Toho Company, Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 48 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.201 (scored by 3,006 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #62142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3825
Members: 5,496
Favorites: 19
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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

Hashizawa, Ikurou
Hashizawa, Ikurou
Main
Hori, Hideyuki
Japanese
Hori, Hideyuki
Dr. Kasuminome
Dr. Kasuminome
Main
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese
Nagai, Ichiro
Sumire
Sumire
Main
Hidaka, Noriko
Japanese
Hidaka, Noriko
Walken
Walken
Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese
Yara, Yuusaku

Staff

Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Terada, Kenji
Terada, Kenji
Script
Machida, Yoshito
Machida, Yoshito
Theme Song Performance
Anno, Hideaki
Anno, Hideaki
Key Animation


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




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Skadi
Nov 25, 2009
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
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ViskMusic
May 6, 2015
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
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RogerZaraki
Oct 23, 2009
Well...who here likes GUYVER!!!

I know I do!

And if you like Guyver, Akira, Devilman, Elfen Lied or any kind of anime like that then you will surely enjoy BAOH.

Its filled with hundreds and hundreds of gory violent scenes so many I cant even count em all! The story's pretty cool and the fight scenes are the big stuff of this one.

If you expect to see kidy little guys merely fighting each other, by knocking eachother out...youre wrong...DEAD WRONG.
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literaturenerd
Oct 25, 2014
"BAOH has a LASER cannon!" - actual line spoken by a character seconds before being shot with a laser cannon. He then monologues on how cool the attack was while he bleeds out and dies!


Overview:

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

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