Sunday, December 23, 2007

New OVA: Strait Jacket (Shouldn't it be Straitjacket?)

Link: (official) (English sub available only through
Genres: Drama/Action/Supernatural/Magic
I've watched: 1 episode
Art style: Common

Recommended to: People don't mind a little blood
Recommendation level: Somewhat

Summary: Story occurs in a world where magic is discovered and being treated as another branch of science. However useful they are, they pose a danger. People exposed to magic are harmed like being exposed to radiation, except the effect is much much worse: when somebody is contaminate with enough magic, they turn into daemons. Therefore, new technologies are researched to shield people from harmful effects, new government branches are created to govern magic use, and the new threats from magic contamination are met by a new force: Straitjackets - armored suits that blocks out magic effects for the wearer to combat the daemons.

Richard's rating (of 5) - first impression: 4

Personal comments: It's definitely an interesting concept. It also seems to have some deeper plot as well as a hint of comedy (well, less than 0.1%, after the ending credit). It definitely has potential. This might actually be an acceptable one for the random slot for aggime.

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