Ikurou is a young man with problems: after a terrible car accident, he was captured by a seedy organization and implanted with a parasite known as Baoh -- a creature which bestows superhuman powers on its host, especially when mortally wounded. While being transported by train, he is accidentally set free by Sumire, young a psychic girl, and the two make their escape. With more of his humanity slipping away by the minute, and the organization hot on their tracks, will the two escape with their lives, or simply cause a bloodbath along the way?
In the year 1580, Nobunaga Oda is on a warpath to obtain rulership of Japan at any cost, and ninja and samurai alike are banding together to try to put a stop to his tirade. But when the invincible warrior Ginnai Doma – also known as the Ninja Killer – enters the picture, more than just a little blood will be shed. It's up to Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja and other powerful fighters to take down Ginnai once and for all, but little do they know that aliens, cyborgs, and even strange technology are somehow involved!
Baoh and Black Lion are two of my favorite "so bad they are good" anime. Each has a laughable amount of gore, a ridiculous story, and overall makes you laugh out loud at how bad it is. If you liked one because of its ridiculousness, you MUST watch the other.
In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!
While the nations of the world are trying to abolish warfare and the existence of armies, private companies are creating their own armies. The Kuryu group has been trying to create the perfect weapon; human beings capable of mastering their "mind shadow" named Vajura. They were hoping for an edge, but the experiment seemingly went wrong. However many years later a strange young girl named Elaine escapes the Kuryu research facility. Confronted with hostile gangs, hunted by cybernetic agents, and other strange members of the Kuryu group she is forced to become the Genocyber, the first Vajura. Confronted again and again with the experiments of the Kyuryu group and the inhumanities of mankind, she has no choice but to continue to fight, but at what cost?
Both of these animes are old school late 1980s/early 1990s violent sci-fis. They both focus on a being with superpowers and involve gruesome deaths. If you like one, then check out the other
Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.
For many years the Gods of Evil and Dragon Gods fought many battles - until the day that those with the blood of the Dragon Gods sealed away the power of the Gods of Evil. In the present, Ryu is a dragon ninja who, one night, is attacked by a group of assassins. He finds an I.D. card on one of the assassins which belongs to the Friedman Company, which is owned by Dr. Ned Friedman, a man claiming to have cured cancer. On top of that, upon walking by a house Ryu hears a young girl asking for help. What do these mysterious events mean, and does it have anything to do with the power of the Gods of Evil?
Both Baoh and Ninja Gaiden are anime that boast a heavy arsenal of monsters, mutants and gallons upon gallons of blood and truck-loads of gore, but they are found lacking in everything else. Be it the story, the plot, the voice acting, the dialogues, everything is cheesy enough to make even the most low-budget of B-movies blush.
Some might consider these two anime to be so good that they are bad, but I personally found them both ridiculous with Ninja Gaiden being the lesser evil. If you like either one of them, you'll just love the other.