Warau Hyouteki

Laughing Target

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Synonyms: Rumic World 3
Japanese: 笑う標的
English: Laughing Target
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 21, 1987
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery
Duration: 49 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.151 (scored by 21602,160 users)
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Ranked: #86462
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Popularity: #7759
Members: 5,070
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Yuzuru was an average teenager who had almost forgotten that he was betrothed to Azusa when he was only six! Now arriving to claim what she feels is rightfully hers, only Satomi (Yuzuru's current girlfriend) stands in her way... and with the mysterious and frightening powers that Azusa brings, Satomi won't stand in her way for long!

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"Impact (インパクトc)" by Okaya Akiko

May 11, 2016
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Story :

"Laughing Target" is an adaptation of a one-shot written by Rumiko Takahashi. I have read the manga years ago, but my memories of it are rather vague, the only thing I can say is that the Anime is toned down in violence and gore, in comparision. But it has to be confirmed as it could just be my imagination.

For the story itself, I have two three things to say that appear odd and convenient to me (like the protagonist going to read a book with photographies in the middle of the night). But overall, I wasn't ...
Mar 10, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Story (6/10):
Classic yandere with a bit of a paranormal twist. It was an interesting idea, but I felt that the introduction of ghosts raised a lot more questions than it answered. The ghosts were obviously introduced in order to explain Azusa's clearly psychotic behavior, but were given no explanation themselves. I would have at least liked a small back story showing how Azusa came to be posessed. Surely she wasn't always that way, or was she? We had an interesting flashback to childhood, but it isn't clear whether the posession began then, or if it did, why it begin then?
My own crackpot theory: I ...
Dec 20, 2018
Takahashi, the "Queen of Manga", is best known for her long-running and influential series such as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2 and Maison Ikkoku. Hundreds upon hundreds of episodes spanning four decades. It is these comedies that are the mark of her career.

But, in the deep shadows of these giants, Takahashi has also done a handful of dramatic/horror stories, such as this entry in the Rumic World series. But since all the money and all the fame went to the funny shows, these little gems are almost forgotten.

It's a shame, because I prefer her more ...

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