Rumic World: The Laughing Target (1987)

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Yuzuru was an average teenager who had almost forgotten that he was betrothed to Azusa(a girl)when he was only 6! Now arriving to claim what she feels is rightfully hers, only Satomi(... See full summary »


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Director:

Motosuke Takahashi

Writers:

Rumiko Takahashi (manga), Tomoko Konparu (screenplay), Hideo Takayashiki (screenplay)

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27 March 2003 | Jeremy Bristol
Oh god! the Brits!
First of all, I love the original comic, and so of course I bought this OAV. It's sort of a Carrie for Japanese teens, only with sexual abuse (by kids her own age when she was little) being (one of) the cause(s) for her psychotic behavior. The comic was very tight--tighter than FireTripper and Maris the Chojo--despite being about 60 pages, and slowly built up not only fear but pathos as well. In the end, no matter what this Japanese Carrie had done, you're left feeling ambivalent about her death, not really certain just how much of the evil was her and what part was the hungry ghosts, and even feeling sorry for her because of her abuse.

Of course, the ending of the OAV takes away from that, but I won't explain except that it ends with the usual horror cliche. Then there are the supposedly british voices for the dub--to me, they don't really sound British, but more like Americans trying to sound british. I've never understood why so many dubs try to sound british, and it's downright annoying at times in this one.

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Soundtracks

Passion Night
Lyrics by Yukio Hoshina
Music by
Kuni Kawachi
Arranged by Kuni Kawachi
Vocals by Hiroe Oka (as Akiko Okaya)
Courtesy of Victor Music Industry

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Genres

Animation | Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

7 April 1993

Country of Origin

Japan

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