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3x3 Eyes: Collector's Edition (1991)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Pioneer Animation, Geneon
Genre: Anime
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Synopses
3x3 Eyes: Immortals (1991)
The Sanjiyan: Long before the age of man, legends whisper of the civilization of the Sanjiyan, powerful three-eyed demons that possessed the secret of immortality. Yet their fascination with humanity led to their betrayal and slaughter by one of their strongest leaders, Kaiyanwan... Humanity: Our blind arrogance has built a civilization that believes only itself and we preserve our sense of security only by refusing to perceive the dark shadow-world lurking just beneath the surface of our own.. Yakumo: One man, Yakumo, will be forced to confront this hidden world and discover the curse of immortality after his introduction to the last of the Sanjiyan, Pai. What he finds will force him to embrace the demon world to find not only its humanity, but also his own...

3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1991)
The Sanjiyan

Long before the age of man, legends whisper of the civilization of the Sanjiyan, powerful three-eyed demons that possessed the secret of immortality. Yet their fascination with humanity led to their betrayal and slaughter by one of their strongest leaders, Kaiyanwan...

Humanity

Our blind arrogance has built a civilization that believes only itself and we preserve our sense of security only by refusing to perceive the dark shadow-world lurking just beneath the surface of our own..

Yakumo

One man, Yakumo, will be forced to confront this hidden world and discover the curse of immortality after his introduction to the last of the Sanjiyan, Pai. What he finds will force him to embrace the demon world to find not only its humanity, but also his own...

Contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter I: Transmigration
  • Chapter II: Yakumo
  • Chapter III: Sacrifice
  • Chapter IV: Straying



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3x3 Eyes: Immortals (1991)
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7.27 (143 votes)
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3x3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (1991)
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Engaging adventure tale with cool martial arts animation and exotic locales by hneline1 February 22, 2003 - 5:18 PM PST
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This disk contains the three episodes of the second OVA series for 3x3 Eyes (Sazan Eyes), which was released 4 years after the first OVA series in disk 1. Taking place 4 years after the events in disk 1, Yakumo has been searching for Pai and finally finds her as a high school student in Japan, suffering from amnesia. With his arrival, demons show up to stop them as they travel to China to find the gate to Pai's world and the key to her memory loss.

This is an engaging, well-paced adventure tale with fighting and interesting characters and demons and even a bit of romance. Unlike in the first OVA series, Yakumo is now a savvy young man who has built allies and martial arts skills during his years of traveling, and the tables are turned this time as he is the one protecting a helpless Pai. I am impressed with the animation of the martial arts fights, especially between Yakumo and the weird priest. Also, the detailing in the various exotic locations gives this a true travel adventure feel, ala Raiders of the Lost Ark.

And oh it can get bloody. How many times can a guy get his head smashed in, or get thrown against a wall in a red splat, or get a claw through his chest, and survive because he's immortal? Everytime Yakumo got hurt, I thought "Ouch!", especially because I like the guy and there was just enough of a chance that he wouldn't survive completely intact. You've been warned!

I just wish there were more episodes created. This series has really grown on me... I might just have to start reading the manga. :-)

Well-told story that can get a bit bloody by hneline1 February 19, 2003 - 11:46 PM PST
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13 out of 13 members found this review helpful
This is a well-told story that kept me intrigued with its good pacing and interesting plot details, despite some more stereotypical adventure touches (being kidnapped to be sacrificed by cultists, typical bad guy standing on a windy pinnacle, Pai being the last of her kind). I like Yakumo because, although he comes across as yet another hapless guy, he's responsible enough to live on his own and he values his friends. The second episode is great because it explores his friends' reactions to Yakumo's new immortality, which forces him to face his reality. This series can also get a bit bloody (heads and hands chopped off, demons mutating inside a human body) but it's not overly gruesome. I don't think you'll learn any deep philosophy watching this series, but the action is entertaining and some of the characters are surprisingly well-developed.

This disk contains the first four OVA episodes from 1991-1992, and the next disk contains the final three OVA episodes from 1995. The story is based on a manga by Yuzo Takada (Blue Seed) but the story arcs are contained, so you don't need to know the manga to understand the plot, thank goodness.

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