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Sep 25, 2012 9:03 AM
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I didn't expect it to be great, but man, this was disappointing. I recommend the Chinese Live Action movie over this. Imagine Hokuto no Ken without Hokuto Shinken/People blowing up. The violence was minimal and the story was butchered. They changed some minor scenes like instead of that girl's picture, they showed his adopted parents' picture, but then they decided to show her later. The story telling was really random and they adapted random scenes from the manga.

As an adaptation, this was horrible. As a standalone OVA, it's not good either. I recommend the Chinese movie and the manga.

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Aug 17, 2014 10:54 PM
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Huh? If you mean Riki-Oh's love interest they never showed her in this, just his ramen-child friend. She was actually one of the few who were adapted faithfully. Oh, and the live-action's corny as hell. At least this keeps the manga's tone. Violence-wise, these two are actually similar to it overall. Just that this prison arc there was exceptionally graphic.

Yeah, sure, storytelling was rushed. To be expected from cramming the material into half its runtime.
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Jun 12, 2015 9:57 AM
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They should make a TV anime with as much gore as the live action film but spread out the story.

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May 23, 2018 5:07 AM
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Hahaha this was hilarious and cheesy i mean in a good way
Oct 26, 2019 9:29 PM
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This wasn't too bad. The pacing was all over the place and the story was quite simple, but man the blood, gore and violence in this ova was pretty neat. Doesn't even compare to Hokuto no Ken though

I lol'd when the chairman's face sucked inwards. Very good, very graphic and very funny

Feb 29, 2020 5:52 PM
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Pacing was shiet, but I still liked it. Recommended to anyone who's into GAR action and gritty stuff.
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Jan 15, 4:16 PM
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I liked the gore and the animation, but the rest was horrible. I think I'll read the manga instead. No Mercy is a banger though.