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In a distant future, mankind has been wiped out and only its robot creations are left to roam the earth. Amongst the cleaners, plumbers and maintenance droids lives a group of Dolls whose soul purpose was to sexually entertain their clients. With no more patrons, Malice spends her days singing and walking the empty streets, dreaming of the days when she had a purpose. Now all she can give is a simple kiss – something that causes an ancient being to awaken and grant the android a real human body. Shunned by her former robot companions, can Malice find true happiness in her new form?
In medieval Europe, the peasants Jeanne and Jean are in love. But when they finally decide to marry, Jean discovers he is required to pay a tax to the baron; and having insufficient means to pay, Jeanne is raped by the baron instead. After this traumatizing event, Jeanne is drawn by the Devil into a forbidden, occult world of power and lust. Witchcraft, orgies, assaults and surrealism abound in this erotic, psychedelic arthouse film.
I still have no idea what to make of either of these titles. Malice@Doll ultimately was too exploitative and shamelessly pornographic for my tastes, although where one draws the line between that and Belladonna is both entirely imaginary and likely only exists in my head.
Anyway, deeply disturbing twisted anime involving rape and violence and a reasonably striking visual style (moreso in Belladonna); to the extent either title has an appeal, it is an appeal they share with each other.
Midori is a young girl who sells flowers until her mother dies, leaving her an orphan. She’s conned by a freak show manager into joining his troupe, but once there she sees a shocking variety of deformed people and is occasionally the victim of their depravity. Midori’s situation changes, however, when a mysterious dwarf with a unique magical act joins the freak show. This dwarf is able to put himself through a bottleneck into a glass jar – and that is not the extent of his powers. Midori falls in love with the dwarf, but his ambitions and jealousy will have further unpleasant consequences...
Deeply unsettling anime titles with perverse and disturbing sexual activity, combined with a sensibility that's obstensibly arty. The actual plots have little in common - Malice@Doll is Serial Experiments Lain meets tentacle rape, while Midori is about unsettling experiences within a freakshow - but they both arguably appeal to the same small niche.
The year is Tokyo 2034, and humans coexist with artificial intelligences known as Boomers. The Branch, a special police unit, has the mission of handling all Boomer crimes. With the help of Basil, the Boomer Rod, the heavy weapons-freak Reiko, the Boomer-expert Bill, and Elza, the Branch must protect people from defective Boomers and investigate why they are suddenly going berserk. The case becomes more complicated when Kimbal finds a mysterious drug during one of the investigations. Mad Dolls, a dreaming hooker Boomer, and unexpected events unfold into a political conspiracy against Boomers and Basil himself!
Both shows revolve around "dolls" or androids that have human features and are generally used as sex workers/slaves though this isn't the only use for them in Parasite Dolls as they work as anything. While the animation is very different the plots are kinda the same but things are reversed. Humans are the ones put down in malice doll where androids are in that situation in Parasite Dolls. If you love robots and futeristic thinking along with a little or a lot of sex check one out if you liked the other.
"I have only abandoned my body, I still live here" - are the words emailed to friends of Chisa, several days after her death by suicide. As Lain delves deeper into the world of the "Wired" (also known as the internet), the line between it and reality becomes more and more unclear. Close the world, open the nExt.
Both anime are influenced by cyberpunk, both visually and thematically. Both protagonists have different incarnations, and this leads them to have identity crisises. However, malice@doll gravitates more to hentai.