Heartwork: Symphony of Destruction

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Heartwork ~Symphony Of Destruction~
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Heartwork ~Symphony Of Destruction~ (anime) advertising image.
Genre Hentai, Action, Drama
Original video animation
Released August 1997
Episodes 3
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Heartwork ~Symphony Of Destruction~ , commonly referred to as Heartwork (ハートワーク Hātowāku?), was originally an erotic video game that later had a H anime adaptation by Active Software, which consists of three OVA episodes.[1] The series is directed by Bucifer and Tomohiro Koyama as the character designer. The show has been translated into English by Asia Pimplebutt[clarification needed], a group that has translated numerous others in the genre.


In the past, police have discovered that a gun that was used in several murder cases had a "curse" to it, and whoever wields the said weapon is unable to hold back any wild or dangerous intentions, which usually end up with someone getting hurt. With this as the root of the story, there comes Yuu Asakura, a student at a university. One fateful day, he rushes at a train station, when he accidentally bumps into a man with a briefcase. Unintentionally, Yuu and the man swapped their briefcases (which appear fairly similar in color and design) as he runs for the train. Just as the doors behind him close, the man he bumped into earlier stood beyond the door and raised the briefcase that was supposedly his to show it to him. However it was already too late and the train has already started moving.

Soon thereafter, Yuu returns home, where in a short period of time, he discovers a gun, some money and a mysterious videotape all encased inside the briefcase that belonged to the man. Recorded inside the tape was an assassination order and some background information on the target. Yuu was also informed of a backup partner with the codename "Angel" and where she could be found. Without further thinking, Yuu unofficially takes on the job with the gun as his only weapon of choice.

Along the story, Yuu's innocence is shattered as he travels into the world of murder, sex and violence. Although the show includes a few bloody scenes, many of said crimes tend to end up with sexual abuses or activities.


The first OVA release was released on DVD August 28, 2003 and later followed up with a VHS release on October 24, 2003.[1]

The opening theme ~ Symphony of Destruction ~, and the ending theme Dawn ~ Yoake ~ was composed and arranged by Osamu Yamanaka Akira 作曲・アレンジ / 山中紀昌.[1]

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