Urotsukidoji 2: Legend of the Demon Womb
During World War 2, the Nazis attempted to breach the barriers between the three worlds. They failed then, but a Dr. Myunihausen (Munchausen?) tries again, through the manipulation of Nagumo's brother Takeaki. His goal? To have the Chojin replaced.
As Takeaki is injured in the approaching flight, Nagumo donates some of his blood to save his life, thus infusing Takeaki with the powers of the overfiend. And the results might be too much for Tokyo, perhaps even the overfiend himself, to bear.
Let me warn you right now that since I will be discussing and reviewing the DIRECT SEQUEL to the first Urotsukidoji, I will put in spoilers here and there. Do NOT read any further if you desire to watch the prequel unspoiled. Or if don't plan to watch any of them anyway, so you don't really care.
Got that? Good.
Anyway, for those of you who HAVE seen the prequel, you might have some questions by now. Seeing as the first movie pretty much ended with Nagumo being a multi-penised, city-exploding monster of Godzilla-rivalling size, one might wonder why the general surroundings seems quite unaware that this has happened at all, or how Nagumo himself seems completely unaffected with the prospect. And trust me, I do wonder about that as well.
Nevertheless, I'm going to review this one as a standalone movie and just assume that the plot of the prequel fit in with the proceedings of this movie. Fair enough?
Since the art and animation quality, along with the dub and music quality, just about equals the prequel, I won't really say anything about it this time. Trust me, it's neither better or worse than the first movie/OAV.
The story itself, outside of the aforementioned plot holes, follows the same, red line of fate. Nagumo is still the self-discovering overfiend, though for some reason he takes the back seat this time. In fact, this movie/OAV is mainly about Takeaki and the consequences he experiences due to the blood transfusion he gets from his demonic-deep-within brother and a meddling and seemingly EVIL Dr. Myunihausen.
In some ways this movie/OAV is better than the prequel. Takeaki makes for a much more symphathetic character than the ever-perverted Nagumo. And I will even go so far as to say that the romance that developes between him and Amanojaku's sister Megumi actually gets rather sweet at times. In fact, I will admit that I was hoping things would work out for the two of them before the movie/OAV ended.
And, since the plot itself is more character driven and mainly features the two of them, it becomes less of a perverted monster-rapefest. Sure, the scenes are still there, along with the violence and another element that I felt was this movie/OAV shooting itself in the foot repeatedly. Namely, the Nazi Death Rape Machine. And even though that might sound far less stupid in Japanese, the machine itself was rather distasteful. I know, I know. This IS supposed to be a Toshio Maeda horror hentai after all. It's just that when you get scenes like the ones between Takeaki and Megumi and couple that up with the actions of a Dr. Myunihausen and the ultimate culmination of his Death Rape machine, you get a solid case of mixed feelings about this movie/OAV.
So, as a conclusion, I give the same advice that I gave with the prequel. Don't buy or rent this, but don't let the opportunity pass if some TV station loses its mind and puts it on the late night scedule. It might be worth the watch for the... *cough* ...interested.
Just remember to turn your eyes away from the merry-go-round of joy that is the Nazi Death Rape machine.
I considered it, but didn't have the conscience to give it three stars, even though it IS a little bit better than the prequel overall. — Stig Høgset
Recommended Audience: Adults only. There's violence, there's rape and there's even worse, like the Nazi Death Rape Machine™. (Sold separately.)
Version(s) Viewed: UK VHS, English dub (Manga Entertainment)
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Urotsukidoji 2: Legend of the Demon Womb © 1991 Maeda Toshio / Tohoku Shinsha
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