Firstly, a confession. I've not been keeping up-to-date with my Asian horror recently so I've decided to pick a title from way-back. Also, I've decided to pick a Manga (or Anime) title for a change. I feel that even though it's not live action, Urotsukidoji fits the bill for "Asian Movie of the Month." I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this controversial title and Manga in general. Until now, I can't remember Anime entering any threads in this forum... Firstly, Urotsukidoji - Legend of the Overfiend is quite groundbreaking in its delivery of content. As an animated manga production, the film is a mix of teen angst, humour, horror and sexual scenes. At times, the film is visually breathtaking - although I found the standard of animation occasionally slipped, unlike the always-consistent Akira. The plot of Urotsukidoji is difficult to explain in brief but the basic premise is that Demons have started to invade the Earth causing havoc in the form of depraved attacks. Two characters from the Beast World have come to try and put things right by finding The Overfiend. Hopefully, by locating The Overfiend, peace may be found. Failure will mean the end of the Earth.... The Urotsukidoji (Wandering Kid) series are love-'em or hate-'em affairs. They contain excessive sex and violence (and usually violent sex) and may offend viewers. Certainly, these animated movies are a far cry from political correctness! The style of manga featured in this production is known as Hentai - this loosely translated is cartoon pornography. As a result, there are a number of sexual scenes which appear in the film and most of the characters involved meet a sticky end (and not the usual kind!). To see the film in its uncut glory, you need to catch the Urotsukidoji: Perfect Collection DVD set. This contains the first movie in its complete form and with subtitles rather than horrible dubbing. Contained within the 2 disc set is also the rather good sequel, the tastefully named Legend of the Demon Womb. If you like your horror adventurous, bloody and taboo-breaking, Urotsukidoji is the animated feature for you!