Mermaid Forest is a captivating anime OVA that was first released in 1991, adapted from Rumiko Takahashi’s manga of the same name. Directed by Takaya Mizutani and produced by Pierrot, this dark fantasy anime weaves a tale of immortality, curses, and the mysterious world of mermaids. The anime was followed by a sequel, Mermaid’s Scar

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A notorious adult animation, Advancer Tina is a 1997 sci-fi horror OVA written by Wataru Amano and directed by Kan Fukumoto (director of the infamous La Blue Girl anime). The OVA was released in Japan by Green Bunny Productions, a subsidiary of Access-A INC, and in the West by the animation studio Kitty Media, a

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With his OVA A Kite released in 1998, Yasuomi Umetsu would leave an indelible mark on the world of adult anime. Able to take a rare auteur approach by simultaneously designing, writing, and directing the OVA; Umetsu would create a short film dripping with his own personal style, heavily inspired by Western action movies. This

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In the realm of anime, one genre stands out for its ability to transport viewers to otherworldly realms and delve into the unknown—the supernatural genre. From ghostly encounters to battles with demons, supernatural anime offers a captivating blend of mysticism, horror, and the fantastical. With its rich storytelling, stunning visuals, and thought-provoking themes, supernatural anime

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Alien from the Darkness (Inju alien) is a 1996 adult sci-fi horror anime OVA, written by Shino Taira and directed by Norio Takanami, and distributed by Pink Pineapple. This title is the only title worked on by director Takanami, whilst Taira worked on a handful of other titles including the adult anime Kowaremono (2002). Whilst

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If someone from ten years ago told me that I would one day be able to find Junji Ito merchandise at even some of the biggest chain stores, I might not have believed them. Even now, I’m astounded each time I enter my car and see the Tomie air freshener that my niece got me.

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Crimson Climax is a three-part erotic yuri horror drama based on the Adult visual novel game Hotaruko by Tiger Man Project. The anime was directed by Daiitiya Otosime and Katsuma Kanazawa and released by Green Bunny and Kitty Media, who are both synonymous with adult-oriented entertainment. Although Otosime only has this credit to his name,

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Fairly popular in the anime community, Mezzo Forte (2000) is an adult-orientated action thriller OVA from the mind of the infamous creator and director of the anime Kite, Yasuomi Umetsu. Originally released in Japan as a two-episode OVA, the anime was edited into a single animated movie when released in the West around 2005. “Double

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It is an undeniable fact that some horror fans also can be huge softies. We enjoy our healthy dose of gore, scares, and violence, but we are not dead inside. No matter how horrific or distorted, we can always find beauty even in the most awful creature if the situation calls for it. This is

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First released in 1984, Cream Lemon was an anthology series of standalone adult shorts which revolutionised the OVA (original video animation) market. Despite not being the first adult anime made, it was the first to boast truly high production values not usually afforded to pornography. By the early 1990s tastes in anime had significantly changed;

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