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Battle Royal High School

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  • OVA (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1987
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Hyoudo is a ‘typical' high school boy who carries out his martial arts battles wearing a jaguar mask. However, there's more to Hyoudo than meets the eye - he's also the counterpart to a Demon Master named Byoudo from the dark realm, and soon comes to be possessed by the evil force! As if that isn't strange enough, there's also an evil Fairy Master whose goal is to spread her nests of bloodthirsty offspring, a pair of space time continuum enforcers, a sword-slinging demon hunter and tentacle monsters galore. Will the Demon Master Byoudo or Fairy Master succeed in taking over Earth, or can they be stopped?

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Nobuteru YUKI Character Design
Ichiro ITANO Director
Shiro SAGISU Music

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Battle Royal High School sothis 2/10 Apr 23, 2009

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Highschool of the Dead

Highschool of the Dead

When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...

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u7suro

School children put into extreme situations. I liked the violence in both of them, and in battle royale it seemed rather tastefully done. To be honest im not completely sure why it reminds me so much of it, nonethelss i thought of it the same. Also the love polygon is very simulair.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both ultra gory anime about High School Students forced to face a monster invasion. They are both full of action and fanservice but light on plot. If you're looking for bloody and gore just for the sake of it then both these anime will suit your needs. 

Battle Royal is a lot more random than High School of the Dead with the plot making zero sense. High School of the Dead tries and fails to set a serious grim tone, whereas Battle Royal is content to be a cheesy piece of schlock. 

If you looking for anime with lots of action that don't require a lot of thought then try either of these titles.

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MD Geist

MD Geist
  • OVA (1 ep x 47 min)
  • 1986

In the distant future, man has advanced into space and spread to worlds throughout the galaxy. On one such planet, Jerra, a brutal war began between the Jerran army and the Nexram - those who opposed a galactic Earth government. To combat the threat the Jerran army created the MDS - Most Dangerous Soldiers - who possess elite fighting abilities. However, one such soldier, MD Geist, was deemed too ferocious and imprisoned inside an orbiting satellite. Now, in the present, both sides have been decimated and the planet lies in ruins. After his satellite falls to the planet, MD Geist wanders the wasteland once more. And after killing the leader of a powerful gang, Geist finds himself in the company of a woman named Vaiya. Together, the two join with survivors of the Jerran army and set forth on a quest to exterminate Death Force - a doomsday device built by the Jerrans - before it activates.  

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ZetsubouKaiji

These are both typical late 80s OVAs with tons of violence and gore just for the sake of them. Both are light on plot and heavy on action, with a rocking 80s soundtrack which pumps up the tempo of the action. Both these titles have a ton of nudity just for the sake of it and feature muscle bound protagonists that just exude machismo. 

Battle Royal has a bit of a more random story that is a confusing mashup of genre elements whereas MD Geist is more of a straight 80s style action story, but they're both more about the action than the story anyway. If you liked the spectacle of one then you should try the other.

Thrawn

Both series are all about foregoing that sissy plot crap with deep characters, sensible dialogue and all that wussy shit. They're all about face exploding manly action filled with testosterone, explosions and badasses murdering the everloving crap out of everything to a rockin' 80s OST. Manly OVAs of a bygone manly 80s era and they pull no punches with their explicit content, representing the "So bad they're fucking awesome 80s anime" genre like the best of them, they're as good as that genre gets.

Psychic Wars

Psychic Wars
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 1991

Ukyo Retsu is a skilled doctor who wants nothing more than to be happy with his girlfriend and save lives. Yet after saving an elderly patient, Ukyo finds himself in a delicate situation -- he's been given psychic supernatural powers for use in destroying the King of Darkness and an evil demon army itself! Now, after being thrown 5,000 years in the past during the time when the legendary demon army once prospered, Ukyo must use his newfound abilities to stop the invaders from annihilating mankind's ancestors before the evil consumes not only the ancient tribes, but himself as well!

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sothis

Psychic Wars and Battle Royal High School are both strange amalgamations of tons of genres, combining monsters, weird powers and violence in a totally confusing way. Psychic Wars is so godawful it's good, and BRHS is close to that but misses the mark. If you liked either of these stinkers you'd like the other, probably.

ZetsubouKaiji

Both of these OVAs are relics of the late 80s/early 90s. They're the kind of hyper violent anime that managed to get dubs here in the west and helped to shape the rather infamous reputation anime had in the west for many years. 

Both these OVAs have completely non-sensical plots with character acting in an equally non-sensical matter. Both anime are full of grotesque monsters, gore and pointless nudity...and yet they're also both a ton of fun to watch in that so bad it's good kind of way. The dubs are hilariously awful and all the characters have the same hyper masculine machismo that isn't often seen in more modern titles. 

The bottom line is both these anime are bad, but bad in a way that can be very fun to watch. The excessive violence, pointless nudity, random plots and grotesque monsters all make for a compulsively watchable bad anime.

Crystal Triangle

Crystal Triangle
  • OVA (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 1987

In times of olde, God gave mankind the ten commandments, and a message that has been lost to the centuries. In the present, Koichiro Kamishiro is a modern day Indiana Jones who scours (and often destroys) ruins for hints of the past, until one day he runs across a box filled with two crystal triangles. Having inadvertently run across the key to God's lost message, Kamishiro suddenly has a lot to deal with including assassination attempts by the KGB and the CIA, aliens hell-bent on destroying the Earth and the love of several women!

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sothis

Do you like anime that combines tons of random genres, monsters and other bizarre elements in a completely FAIL way? Both Crystal Triangle and Battle Royal High School are for you. There's not much else to say - both of these suck complete ass, so if you liked one, definitely try out the other.

Dark Cat

Dark Cat
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 1991

When evil overtakes the heart of man, it destroys his soul, changing him into a hideous creature of flesh and darkness. And where there is evil, there are Hyoi and Ryoi Kagezaki, humans who can morph into cats, known as the Dark Cats. In the present, a great evil is manifesting in a local high school, leading Ryoi and Hyoi to enroll and investigate. But the source of the evil may not be who they might normally suspect, and the consequences of the discovery may very well be deadly...

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ZetsubouKaiji

These anime have the same plot. A high school is invaded by grotesque genital shaped monsters and it's up to some special students to stop the monsters from taking over the school and then the world. 

These are both gore filled anime with hilariously awful English dubs that enhance the viewing experience. Although Dark Cat's dub is sooo bad that it has to be heard to be believed, whereas Battle Royal's dub is the sounds like it was recorded in a broom closet kind of bad. Both anime have a ton of nudity just for the sake of it, so when students aren't being exploded by monsters then one of the females probably has their boobs exposed...if both aren't happening at the same time.

Both of these anime have very little plot and are all about the action. Dark Cat is a bit dull and slow paced, but Battle Royal is more fun than a barrel of monkies if you're into the so bad it's good, WTF am I watching kind of anime.