From the very raunchy and shocking opening to
this title, Biohunter will have you by the throat, the thing is you will also
have visions of Resident Evil in your heads the whole time as well as the
anime constantly reminded me of that video game and movie in the subject
matter and also story progression. The main difference being that some of our
heroes in this one are actually infected by the Demon Virus, yet have managed
to control it to the point that they are effective in hunting down other
people who are infected and stopping them from taking human life.
When an infected human starts hunting women
to feast on their livers it's time for the Biohunters to step in and find a
psychic who can help them before it's too late and the legion of infected
monsters can take over.
Get the feeling there is not a lot of story
here? Me too, however I can say that I did enjoy the feature and was not bored
at any stage. Despite the M rating, I am here to warn you that it's pretty
full on and even an MA rating would have been more appropriate. Nudity, sex
and violence abound in this one, all the good stuff! I think that with a
running time of 60 minutes this one will hold up as good entertainment, as
longer would be flogging a dead horse.
The quality of the audio and video is of a
high standard which is more the rule than the exception with most anime now
being made with a digital source in the first place with little need for
conversions being done from analogue. There are no problems with audio dubbing
and the soundtrack is in a 5.1 Dolby Digital Mix. There are little in the way
of extras with only some storyboard images and trailers to flesh out this
I enjoyed this release however the premise
behind it is a bit tired and as previously stated, if it had run longer than
an hour I would have turned it off. I know that sounds weird but within that
space of time I could get lost in the story. Longer or dwelling on it makes
you start to draw comparisons between Biohunter and other horror titles that
are very very similar to it.
I'd consider renting this one if you are the
casual anime fan as it's not for everyone.