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Soultaker Vol. 1: The Monster Within (2002)

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Studio: Pioneer Entertainment
Genre: Anime, Horror Anime
Running Time: 75 min.
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
Kyosuke's normal life shatters with the knife's sharp entry into his heart. Why did mom do it? As Kyosuke recovers, his body reveals a dangerous secret... a secret proving his past is a lie. . . Kyosuke searches for Runa, the sister he never knew, and the truth about his ability to transform into the powerful Soul Taker!! But, Kirihara Heavy Industries and mutants from the mysterious hospital will prevent Kyosuke from learning anything with as much violence as possible!

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More action than complex characterizations by hneline1 November 29, 2002 - 6:09 PM PST
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8 out of 8 members found this review helpful
This is not a bad gothic-horror-action series. The action sequences are entertaining and the storyline is ok -- Kyosuke Date must figure out what is happening to him after his mother tries to stab him and he finds himself transforming into a powerful mutant when attacked. There are plenty of fight sequences. However, it just didn't grab me as something very innovative or darkly thrilling. I've seen enough teens who turn into powerful beings that we know will overcome the nastiest foes, and who attract strange companions and mysterious organizations with their own agendas. The series tries to create angst within Kyosuke for becoming such a grotesque creature but it just didn't feel complete (see Biohunter for better angst and bloodier horror). I'm interested enough in the plot to watch some more episodes but I think that this series will appeal more to viewers who will like the action more than complex characterizations.




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Mad Brilliant Anime!!! (on-going) 04/04/07
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From the "Good" to the "Holy-Sh#t!!! I can't wait to see more" of all the animation I have seen thus far... (You've got to kiss a lot of Frogs to find the Princes... Here are a few Princes I've found amoung the frogs) [single entry = whole series]
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