Devadasy

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De:vadasy
デヴァダシー
(Sosei Seiki Devadashi)
GenreScience fiction
Original video animation
Directed byNobuhiro Kondo
Produced byHiroaki Inoue
Kinya Watanabe
Written bySho Tokimura
StudioAIC, Studio Gazelle
Released November 25, 2000 January 25, 2001
Runtime23 minutes each
Episodes3
Game
PublisherGreen Bunny
PlatformWindows 95/98
ReleasedApril 28, 2000
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De:vadasy (デヴァダシー, Sosei Seiki Devadashi) is a 2000 anime OVA about a giant human-piloted robot. The series has been described as derivative of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but with more sexual content.

Plot[edit]

When aliens invade, the Earth's only effective defense is the giant robot Devadasy. Devadasy is piloted by male protagonist Kei and one of two female co-pilots, Misako and Naoki, and is powered by their "sexual energy".[1]

Release history[edit]

De:vadasy was initially released in Japan marketed as an all-age appropriate title, but was soon changed to being classified as an adult-only title.[2] Though the anime contains no explicit on-screen sexual content,[2] the change to being classified as an adult title was made due to implied off-screen sex and significant innuendo,[2][3] as well as changes in Japanese law around the time of its release.[2] No edits were made to the content of the anime in the change from an all-age to adult title.[2]

De:vadasy has been released in the United States by Media Blasters under their non-adult Anime Works label.[4]

Reception[edit]

De:vadasy has received a mostly negative response from critics, who criticised the series for being overly derivative of Neon Genesis Evangelion.[3][4][5] Mike Toole, writing for Anime News Network, described the series as "cheap" and "shoddy", and not worthy of a purchase even at bargain prices.[3] Carlos Ross, writing for THEM Anime, was particularly critical of the protagonist Kei, who he described as "completely unlikeable". Ross came to a similar conclusion about the series as Toole, saying that the anime is possibly not worth watching even for free.[4] Chris Beveridge of AnimeOnDVD.com was somewhat more positive about the series, suggesting that it would have been interesting if it was expanded into a full television series.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clements, Jonathan; McCarthy, Helen (2006). The Anime Encyclopedia: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917 (Revised and Expanded edition). p. 142. ISBN 1-933330-10-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e "De:Vasasy Clarification". Anime News Network. March 12, 2002. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c Toole, Mike (June 5, 2011). "The Mike Toole Show: Evangel-a-like". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Ross, Carlos. "De:Vadasy". THEM Anime. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Devadasy". AnimeOnDVD.com. May 16, 2002. Archived from the original on April 11, 2005.

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