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Kindan no Mokushiroku: Crystal Triangle

Alternative Titles

English: Crystal Triangle
Japanese: 禁断の黙示録 クリスタルトライアングル


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 22, 1987
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: animate Film
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, MilitaryMilitary, DemonsDemons, MysteryMystery
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 4.601 (scored by 575575 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #113622
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #8730
Members: 1,484
Favorites: 4


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May 25, 2014
Fel_Temp (All reviews)
When it comes to terrible anime, it's really hard to find ones that are bad in an enjoyable way, like The Room or Troll 2. With anime from this era, the bad stuff is usually just boring or frustratingly stupid. So imagine my delight when I finally stumbled upon this anti-masterpiece. It has a plot that moves like a mad lib, continuously getting more and more insane. Seriously, it starts as an Indiana Jones style story, but then all of the sudden the protagonist has super powers and is fighting aliens, then the movie immediately forgets about his powers again. He'll get into read more
Aug 18, 2019
YouMustRecover (All reviews)
Under the review tips and guidelines, MAL is suggesting that I try my very best to not write any spoilers. Luckily for me, this movie was such a jumbled mess of incomprehensible nonsense that I probably couldn't spoil it even if I tried.

You know the saying "oil and water don't mix?" The plot of Crystal Triangle kind of feels like one extremely contrarian and probably drunk writer took that as a challenge. This movie includes alien technology, pointless demonic monks, the Soviet Union, a giant talking worm, and a bunch of other stuff that really doesn't seem like it belongs in a plot which is read more
Jun 25, 2018
IDieScreaming (All reviews)
I'm on a quest to watch the shittiest anime known to man -- that's how I stumbled across this peculiar little OVA. Low ratings? Action anime? I was preparing myself for a hyper-violent cheesefest akin to M.D. Geist, but it seems I got something different instead.

This is not a great anime. But what separates this from the bad? This anime has effort and passion behind it.

Story & Characters:
The story and characters are this anime's weakest link. Imagine the over-the-top and convoluted sci-fi/political thriller of Metal Gear Solid crossed with the stock characters of an Indiana Jones film minus the originality. That's basically all this anime read more
Jan 21, 2012
LordCustos3 (All reviews)
Hey, Imagine if you crossed the Da Vinci Code, Raiders of the Lost Arc and a total lack of talent!
Congratulations, you just pictured something more coherent than "Crystal Triangle".

Here a modern day Indiana Jones fights off RPG-shooting Russian Clark Kent and demon monks with Kung Fu powers that are introduced 3 seconds before they are used.
The story is nonsensical, deranged doggerel with a Marty-Stu protagonist and multiple Deus ex Caterpillar plot "twists"

And, yes, I'll save you the suspense. God is a Worm; and not a cool, giant Shai-Hulud...but a sad trifle that looks like it belongs in the bottom of a bottle of Tequila.
And yes, read more
Jan 21, 2019
matthigh (All reviews)
At first, as the smarmy, hunky archeology professor and his blonde ingenue sidekick start smashing massive, ancient ruins in the desert, fighting the bad guys and escaping in a plane, I was like, cool, this is going to be a bit of a rip-off of Indiana Jones. I'm down with that. (Or maybe a closer analogy might be the Brendan Fraser The Mummy, in terms of over-the-top style action. Also good.)

But that only lasts for the first act. Pretty soon it starts delving pretty deeply into some really weird mysticism and ancient-alien-level weirdness, extra-sensory powers...and it never read more
Jan 14, 2020
Mandalorian (All reviews)
If you're looking for a long, detailed in-depth review this one isn't for you because there isn't much to say about this OVA besides the fact it's just a bad anime, and a VERY bad one.

The plot is extremely confusing: a lot of things happen but many of them are unexplained or barely developed, and most of them don't make any sense. The first 15-20 minutes are somewhat acceptable because it may look as an interesting adventure/mystery story with mystical elements, but then the remaining 70 minutes of nonsense come in like a train.

Visuals are nothing special, with mediocre sketches and character design and read more