Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan by Drake

Genre: Comedy
Format: 8 OVA
Allegiance: Geneon
Director: Mizushima Tsutomu
Vintage: 2005
Intelligence Agency Report by: Loner
Kusakabe Sakura might be your average middle school student now, but in the future he will create the technology that will endanger the female population in order to satisfy his own evil desires! God sends Dokuro-chan, one of His angels, to kill him, but she decides to save him instead. Unfortunately for Sakura, this means living with a temperamental angel and being whacked to death repeatedly by her giant spiked club, Excaliborg. Luckily, she can also wish him back to life.

Field Agent Report by: Drake
Overall 4.75
(not an average)

I have never seen such a gory, twisted, innuendo-filled parody as Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. The sheer brilliance of the political parodies, explosive diarrhea, and utter randomness of Dokuro-chan’s Excaliborg-wielding abilities was enough to captivate my sick, twisted side. After the first three or so episodes, however, I began to realize just how uninventive the series really is.

The plot of the anime sadly lacked any development. It started out nicely, explaining Sakura’s role as the one to put an early stop to the physical aging of women in the future. After this was established, though, the entire plot went into the background, with only the occasional return of Sabato-chan (the one sent from the future to kill Sakura) to do her thing. The characters aren’t much better than the plot; they start out pretty generic and are highly reminiscent of the characters in Love Hina. You have the timid guy who finds a girl in very awkward and seemingly perverted situations, and she in turn attacks the guy in some unimaginable way—in this case, smacking him with a large, spiked club. Unlike Love Hina, though, the characters stay the same throughout the series and never develop much, if at all.

The art is one of the few redeeming points with which Dokuro-chan walks away. It has some really good animation and uses interesting techniques when transforming people into animals. The opening song, “Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan” by Saeko Chiba, is very fitting to the series and carries the tone of the anime well. However, it gets boring over time and I soon found myself skipping the opening altogether.

Overall, I would only recommend the first three episodes or so to anyone curious about the show. Keep in mind that if you do choose to watch Dokuro-chan, you should be prepared for an overdose of perverted humor and parody. After the fourth episode, there is no guarantee of anyone’s lasting interest in the show, much less sanity.