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- It is entirely unrelated to the 1997 PlayStation game "Angel Blade - Neo Tokyo Guardians".
North American DVD cover
|Genre||Hentai, Parody, Magical girl, Bakunyuu|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Masami Ōbari|
|Studio||Studio G-1 Neo|
|Released||December 14, 2001 – April 11, 2003|
|Original video animation|
|Angel Blade Punish!|
|Directed by||Masami Ōbari|
|Music by||Elements Garden|
|Studio||Studio G-1 Neo|
|Released||December 29, 2004 – September 9, 2005|
Angel Blade (エンジェルブレイド Enjeru Bureido?) is part of the Vanilla Series of pornographic animation. It was created and directed by Masami Ōbari, who was also responsible for the design of the characters. The anime is a parody of Go Nagai's manga and anime Cutey Honey and Kekko Kamen.
The storyline is continued in a three episode sequel series, Angel Blade Punish!
The first series was released in the U.S. on two DVDs, entitled Angel Blade (containing episodes 1–2) and Angel Blade Returns (containing episode 3 and some bonus material). Angel Blade Punish! was released in the U.S. as a single DVD containing three episodes.
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Characters
- 2.1 Heroes
- 2.2 Villains
- 2.3 Minor characters
- 3 References
- 4 Further reading
- 5 External links
Angel Blade takes place in a future where the Earth's surface is no longer habitable due to pollution. Humans live in 99 cities above the smog, while the surface below, unknown to them, is home to a race of mutants. Suddenly, a castle, ruled by the organization Dark Mother, mysteriously appears in the sky over City Number 69. For unknown purposes, the mysterious people of this dark castle track down women and start their devious machinations, which are unknown but involve raping women. In the time of chaos, Angel Blade, a beautiful woman, appears as a force of justice to protect the women.
Angel Blade (エンジェルブレイド Enjieru Bureido) is the main character of the series. She is the alter ego of Moena. Her mission is to save the day whenever someone is attacked by one of Phantom Lady's mutants. She primarily fights with a sword that is formed from her heart-shaped pendant. Sexual encounters are her Achilles heel, as her hormones sometimes render her helpless. She sometimes rides the "Angel Motor," though she doesn't in the Punish! episodes. Her uniform and powers were developed by her parents specifically to battle Phantom Lady and her minions, though it is never explained why they would develop such a sexually charged outfit (one that does not cover her breast or pubic area) for their daughter. When her life or anyone else's life is in great danger, Angel Blade goes into a sort of super mode where she dons angel-like wings of energy and her eyes glow white. Also in Angel Blade Punish! Episode 2 she is forced to enter a weaker form due to her fight with Phantom Lady (Coincidentally this weaker form covers more of her body). It is revealed in Angel Blade Punish! Episode 3, that Angel Blade's true power is Gravity, (another reference to Gravion), that only comes out when people are in great danger. This is partly due to Elphie's "Revival" of Angel Blade.
Angel Ender (エンジェルエンダー Enjieru Endaa) is Angel Blade's equally revealingly dressed partner who normally fights using only her fists. She is the alter ego of Shaiya. She first appears in Angel Blade episode 3, where she saves Angel Blade during her battle with Colonel Elaine and General Chloe; she also claims that she is the prototype for Angel Blade. It seems that she has her own version of the Angel Motor. She is seen several times in Angel Blade Punish!
Angel Beretta (エンジェルバレット Enjieru Beretta) is the mysterious third Angel, who rides a motorcycle and fights using a pair of hi-tech pistols. She appears only at the end of Angel Blade Punish! episode 2 and for few minutes in the 3rd episode. She saves Angel Blade from being impaled by Widow, but doesn't say much. She is the only one of the Angels who isn't sexually molested at some point by the villains. It is unknown if she is another prototype, or a new Angel, but it is revealed in the opening credits that she is Elphie's Angel.
Moena Shinguji (神宮寺萌奈 Shingūji Moena) is a young, not overdeveloped, student at the academy who is able to transform into her super heroine alter ego, Angel Blade, thanks to the power of her heart-shaped amulet given to her by her parents. She works as a waitress at her aunt's cafe on the academy campus. At first, she is unaware of her dual-life as Angel Blade, until (near the end of the 1st episode) her heart pendant is damaged, leaving Moena's consciousness in control of the Angel Blade body.
Shaia Hishizaki (菱崎シャイア Hishizaki Shaia) is a famous supermodel who first appears briefly in Angel Blade episode 1. She later joins Moena and is revealed to be Angel Ender's alter ego. In the Angel Blade Punish! series, she is raped twice: first (in episode 2) by her photographer, after he is "brainwashed" by Widow, then later (in episode 3) by Widow's minion Sledge, in front of an arena full of famous people who all turn out to be mutants.
Elphie Elfman (エルフィ・エルフマン Erufui Erufuman) is a busty cowgirl who meets Moena at the beginning of the 2nd Angel Blade Punish! episode. When Moena eventually gets in trouble, Elphie transforms into Angel Beretta. In Angel Blade Punish! episode 3, she (as Angel Beretta) saves Ayame, Shaiya and Angel Blade after they are captured by Widow. Interestingly, she sometimes uses English words and phrases amongst her otherwise Japanese sentences (e.g. "What's your name, samurai girl?" and "Moena, are you okay?"). In the third episode of Angel Blade Punish!, Moena had already lost her powers from Widow's assault, and Elphie tries to comfort her... in the hot tub. Elphie goes down on Moena, and mysterious nature increases as she causes Moena to have a subliminal golden orgasm, where she has a vision of a mysterious winged woman. Elphie's knowledge of the Angel System and her obtainment of the Beretta form is still unexplained, and rumors are that she could be Nailkaizer in the form she was originally before she was mutated by Dark Mother, since in Nail's flashback in Punish! episode one, her face wasn't shown and her hair was shorter and light blue. Also, both characters in the Japanese cast are played by Yuu Asakawa.
She shares a name with a character from the video game/OVA series Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, which Masami Ōbari previously did work on. Her name may also be a reference to American singer/composer Danny Elfman.
Ayame Fudo (不動あやめ Fudo Ayame) is a policewoman from a ninja family who becomes involved with the Angel Units and tries to assist them as best she can. However, despite her skills, she is captured and raped almost every time she does. She also has bad luck with clothing (best shown in the second episode of Angel Blade Punish when she took a dive off a diving board into a pool and somehow lost her swimsuit). She first appears in Angel Blade episode 1, where she is sexually humiliated, sexually tortured and raped by Nailkaizer and her mutant henchmen until Angel Blade saves her.
Phantom Lady (ファントム・レディ Fuantomu Redei, "Mistress Phantom" in the dub) is the main antagonist of the story. Mysterious and powerful, she has gigantic breasts that are constantly swollen, engorged and lactating. She has her breasts pumped while having sex with Lady Nailkaizer in the original series, nurses her minion Karin in one scene in Punish!, and is even shown drinking from them herself. Like her underlings, she can sprout a penis from her vagina at any time. And she is suspected of being Moena's mother. In the 3rd episode of Angel Blade, after the credits, Kyouka is shown confined in the Phantom Lady's fortress. When she regained consciousness and saw Phantom Lady, Kyouka calls her Maina, the mother of Moena. In the second episode, Isato remembers a promise to Maina saying that she has a dark spell cast over her for the sake of the system, which seems to strengthen the link.
Nailkaizer (ネイルカイザー Neirukaizaa) is one of Phantom Lady's chief minions. She appears in the very first episode of Angel Blade. In the 1st episode of Angel Blade Punish!, she is sacrificed by Phantom Lady, who claims that "You sacrifice what you love." Luckily for her, she is saved by Angel Blade (who destroys the "chaos") and Angel Ender (who is shown holding Nailkaizer and Kyouka). The first episode of Angel Blade Punish! Nail has a flashback when Phantom Lady saves her from unseen dark forces, and transforms her into the mutant Nailkaizer. Nailkaizer's whereabouts are unknown at the moment, but there is some speculation that she may have something to do with Elphie, since she slightly takes on the same appearance in her Angel Beretta form, with her hair in high pigtails and white lipstick, not to mention her dark skin and green eyes as well as her clothes. Elphie also recognized Widow's presence, and Moena saw a vision of Nail after Elphie caused her to orgasm. Nailkaizer's name and character design are taken from the character Necrocaizer (who's also known as Elphie Elphman) in Voltage Fighter Gowcaizer, which Masami Ōbari previously worked on.
Karin Son (孫カリン Son Karin) is one of the five chief minions. She appears to be Phantom Lady's biological daughter, as she is always calling her "お母さん okaa-san, Japanese for mother. Karin tends to keep to herself until episode 3. Towards the end of episode 2, she captures Kyouka, and wounds Isato. She plays an important role in episode 3, and in the 1st episode of the Angel Blade Punish!, in which she rapes Kyouka.
Widow (ウイドウ Uidou) is one of Phantom Lady's mutants. She appears for the first time in Angel Blade Punish! episode 2. Her name is a reference to her spider-like abilities. Widow almost succeeds in impaling Angel Blade, but Angel Beretta comes to her rescue. She tends to call Angel Blade a "caterpillar."
Chloe and Elaine
Colonel Elaine (イレーヌ大佐 Ireenu-taisa) and General Chloe (クローエ将軍 Kurooe-shougun) are minions/female mutants of the Phantom Lady. They are featured in episode 2, where Chloe captures then rapes Emily, and Elaine fingers Seiryu. When General Chloe is in the hospital and goes to Ayame's room, there is a dummy in her bed in place of her. This dummy is Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, except with modified hair. They also have a small role in Angel Blade Punish! episode 1 where they get "punished" by Lady Phantom. They appear to work together and both attack by expelling powerful energy from their temporary, what looks like, a penis, which is why they are mutants. Chloe almost kills Angel Blade before Angel Ender comes to her rescue, catching Chloe and Elaine off guard. Phantom Lady punishes them for their failure in a degrading, erotic torture, but ceases when she notices they are getting pleasure from it. She then uses them in the "feast"; it appears as though they are now nothing more than a part of the "chaos."
Rush and Sledge
Rush (ラッシュ Rasshu) and Sledge (スレッジ Surejji) are the minions of Widow. They appear in the second and third Angel Blade Punish! episodes. In the third episode they rape both Shaiya and Ayame in a big arena full of famous people, who turn out to be mutants. Later in the episode, they use themselves as shields to protect Widow from Angel Beretta's gunfire and while they are weakened, Shaiya and Ayame kill them.
Emily Chinen (知念エミリィ Chinen Emirii) is a Big-breasted, pink-haired policewoman. She first appears in Episode 1 and is Ayame Fudou's partner. In episode 2, she tries to capture Colonel Elaine but is raped in the process. She eventually disappears from the series.
Aunt Kyouka (響香 Kyouka) is Moena's aunt and the owner of the café where she works. She possesses pouty lips and tight curvature, but is best known for her enormous breasts that rival even Phantom Lady's. In the second Angel Blade episode, she meets with Isato, Moena's supposedly dead father, in his secret lab. She is the 'mother' of the Angel System, her womb was somehow used to create the Angel Units Blade, Ender, and Beretta. She is captured by Karin, Phantom Lady's mutant. In Angel Blade Punish! episode 1, Karin rapes Kyouka while they wait for Angel Blade.
Seiryuu Tenmyouin (天明院聖流 Tenmyouin Seiryuu) is the student body president and most popular girl at AquaTokyo complex's university. In episode 1, Nailkaizer mistakenly believes she is Angel Blade and captures her. Ayame tries to save her but is also captured. In episode 2, she learns about Moena being Angel Blade and talks to her about it and she was also raped by General Chloe. In episode 3 she is raped and then used as bait for Angel Blade. She appears in all three Angel Blade episodes, but does not appear in Angel Blade Punish!.
Her name is a reference to the Azure Dragon.
Hazuki Tachibana (立花ハヅキ Tachibana Hazuki) is a beautiful, well-endowed girl who appears in Angel Blade Punish! episode 2 and 3 as a television reporter. She is tricked continuously into exposing or humiliating herself on television, but remains tough despite what happens to her. She is one of the only female characters in the show who is just molested (by her cameraman, who she fights off by kicking him) rather than engaged in sex of any kind.
Daisuke Yayoi (やよい・だいすけ Yayoi Daisuke) is Shaiya's cameraman. A very eccentric artist and a nice guy through half of Punish!, he and his crew are 'attacked' by Widow while in the restroom, as she forces them to have sex with her, where they were mutated by her webs. This causes Yayoi to assault Shaiya and leave her vulnerable for Sledge and Rush to kidnap.
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