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Oct 23, 2009 11:45 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Y'know, I thought Mars of Destruction was bad. But, at least it had the decency to last only 20 minutes. Good god, I can't come up with any redeeming qualities for Apocalypse Zero, other than the fact that it made me laugh at its ridiculousness and utter stupidity. But, I can't decide if I should give it a 1 or 2. I want to give it a 1, but it is watchable as hard as it is.
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Nov 13, 2009 5:03 PM

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Apocalypse Zero is a fantastic post-apocalyptic fighting series. If you knew more about it than the brief snippet that is offered in the (TOO SHORT) anime, maybe you wouldn't be so thoughtlessly harsh on it.

Than again, probably not. After-all, hardly anyone can just sit down and appreciate a good old cheesy fighting oriented anime show these days. Allot of modern anime viewers are the epitome of pretentious in that take things WAY too seriously. They can't just sit back and laugh their ass of at some silly exaggerated splatter-fest or something from time to time.

Anyway, back on topic... this was a great episode, but it is NOT the end. Harara only seems defeated, the series is just like 1/5 through.
 
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Dec 11, 2009 9:32 PM

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I agree that Apocalypse Zero could only be considered watchable because it's over-the-top corniness makes it hilarious at times. They can't have thought up a "double big tit bomb" attack and expected it to be taken seriously.

Still, I think that the rest of the anime negates most of that benefit. The plot, for example, was literally laughable. The protagonists tranny brother kills their father and steals the power of Zero Form to join the monster EPA in killing all humans. Who the hell came up with that? I won't give it a 1/10 since that spot is reserved for the anime which sets the standard for awfulness. This anime may be bad but at least it's still not that bad.
 
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Dec 21, 2009 4:39 AM

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People made it out to be the worst thing ever, but I thought it was fairly decent.
I've certainly seen alot worse than this.
Also, him slapping the girl off the counter = priceless. 6/10
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May 9, 2010 7:23 PM

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I enjoyed it...even if the story doesn't make any sense, and the ending left a loooooot of plot holes...the animation, the voice acting, the good old battles, and the music were really good. Even the armour was really awesome.

You people hate it 'cause the enemies used their private parts as weapons, but I find that hilarious, and besides, they are demons. And what do you expect, that they will attack you with some childrens card game?, bah.

This anime is even better than the crap we get today in japanese animation (like Code Geass and that commercial crap). I miss the cheesy fights and speeches, and really well animated fight scenes. It's a shame that there are no more episodes, 'cause I wanted to know what happened to the sister of Kakugo, but well you can't have everything.

I give it a 7/10, 'cause when Kakugo slapped the nurse demon, I really lol'd.
 
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Jun 10, 2010 9:18 PM

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I guess I'm the only one who thought this was FREAKIN AWESOME!

I really miss the masculine protagonist character, a lot of anime shows today have wimps and PABs as the heroes. This anime though says, "screw all those homosexuals, we are gonna strap our shit up and kick some ass!"

I would give it a 10/10, but I've been giving them out too much lately and I heard it screws up the rating system, so I gave it an 8/10
 
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Jun 13, 2011 5:56 AM

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This was seriously entertaining.

Bitch trying to seduce you. Slap her.
Bitch cleaning your desk. "Oh my god, I guess I developed feelings for her."
Classy.
 
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Jul 25, 2011 2:23 PM
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For all the flack this OVA got I was expecting much worse. It was not that bad at all. Pretty much an hour worth of Mask Rider-ish gory entertainment. The only problem with it is that there was obviously much more story to tell but it cut off short. I was expecting a better final battle with both of the main characters in their Zero Armor suits.

Kakugo slapping the nurse was worth watch of the series alone.
 
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Dec 11, 2011 6:27 AM

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LOL!


Oh, wait... This isn't a parody? This is srs?


LOLZ HARDER!!!!


Random thought - if Apocalypse Zero and Mars of Destruction were popular, 26 ep tv series, then I bet they would've been classics, with thousands of mindfuck-loving fanboys.
 
Mar 19, 2013 4:02 AM

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Holy fucking... just... I cannot believe something so horrid and disgusting can exist. I really can not think of a single story that I have hated more in my life than this. There is no merit, no appeal-- it is just utter, revolting filth. The entire experience was an actual nightmare for me. Mental torture, even, and had it been a single minute longer I would have closed the damn episode, deleted it from hard drive, and forget I ever set eyes upon it. Wait, that's exactly what I did. Minus the forgetting part, because this abomination is going to haunt my memories.

Right now I genuinely wish a score of zero was available on MAL. It does not even deserve a 1.
 
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Crazy Dick Monsters: The Animation

It's hard to tell if this wants to be a parody or taken seriously, a bit of both maybe.
 
Jun 22, 2014 6:46 PM

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I actually quite liked this silly yet intense action, all in all it's a better ova than first thought!
 
Jan 9, 2015 7:24 AM

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This one has Kouichi Yamadera as the MC, Megumi Ogata as the antagonist, an ensemble of some of the most talented voice actors of its era, and freaking Hironobu Kageyama sings the theme song; and yet most people have rated it an 1.

And yeah, I know it is an endorsement of mediocrity in every other aspect (Still not 1/10 material, though, but rather a solid 5/10), but at least give it a bit of credit to where all of the budget obviously went to.
 
Oct 19, 2016 11:26 PM
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Fairly well animated fights, creative designs tho often too grotesque to watch with lunch. Faces look full derp tho maybe style of that era.
Fun random plot & silly narrator, 56% huh? Confused on the sibling's gender till they explained the suit turned bro a sis. Good mix of comedy, action & designs rarely found in modern shows.
Awesome slap
 
Nov 2, 2016 12:51 PM

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The part where the dad fights Harara... was that a third set of special armor he was wearing?
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Mar 20, 2018 5:06 AM

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pretty grotesque and needed more episodes. had a really good start (the first 4 minutes) but i did not expect this much graphic violence
 
Dec 23, 2018 11:05 PM

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I really disliked the first episode but liked this one a fair bit. I feel like the people that hate on this just don't get japanese style lewd humor.
 
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I wonder if Harara is truly dead, because he/she didn't open their eyes at the end? If he/she did then that was the weakest final battle ever!

But overall I enjoyed it a lot, funny as hell. The show broke barriers that were strangely sexual, meaning the fanservice. That was a complete different fanservice and over the top too, but it was funny nevertheless. Kakugo was a good hero and that Armor Zero was badass.

This was bad, but it is one of those guilty pleasures I will forever regret. 7/10.
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I wanted to write a review for this, but... I simply lack words? This anime is pure chaos, I couldn't describe any other way if anyone asked me to.
It's horrible, absurd and absolutely fantastic in itself, the only thing that matches it is Mad Bull 34.
 
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