The Abashiri family is one of the most notorious criminal gangs ever. Papa Abashiri decides that it's about time his little girl is raised more appropriately, as a young lady and not as a member of a deadly gang. He decides to send his dear daughter Kukunosuke to an elite boarding school. The problem is this school doesn't have any intention of graduating their students. Crazed faculty members with homicidal and perverted tendencies, violent and unfriendly classmates, all of them welcome Kukunosuke to her new home. Pretty soon, it's an all-out teacher vs. students war. Will she be able to finish school before school finishes her?
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.