Wow. Nothing screams 90's OVA like The Abashiri Family. It's got everything from flashy colors and extreme gore to over the top sexual themes.
STORY - Interestingly, the story of this OVA is very, very interesting. It's all about the Abashiri Family (obviously) who just so happens to be the most notorious crime family in the world. Made up of one father, three sons, and one daughter, the family decides to retire and become "normal." The father sends the daughter to highs school. But the school is not what it seems. On the outside, it looks like a prestigious private school, but on the inside, it's
really a prison and breeding ground for murder and sexual abuse.
SOUND - The sound would be subpar to today's standards, but it wasn't any thing that hindered the overall enjoyment. The music had this very weird and eery yet nostalgic feel to it. I can't really place my finger on it.
CHARACTER - Honestly, the characters weren't anything that stood out. The only shining star of the bunch was the main character, Kikunosuke. Her whole life she has been treated as a man and has killed over 100 men by the age of 16. It was interesting to see as she experienced feminine emotions and experiences for the first time.
ENJOYMENT - I had a great time watching this show. When it ended (a very well-done ending), I sat there wishing there was more. I would have loved to see Kisunosuke meet more students and have more experiences while trapped in Paradise High.
OVERALL - If you're looking for a blast from the past, then definitely watch the Abashiri Family. It's a 4 episode OVA filled with all the gore and action you would want.