This post is part of the 12 Days series.
One of the shows that I filled this year’s Bad Anime Quota with is the legendary 80’s OAV named Baoh. The show has the dumbest writing ever, but at least it has the sense to look absolutely pretty. The gore is painstakingly animated to give you the most repulsive feeling ever, which I won’t post here. Be thankful.
There are no videos available to illustrate the moment in question, so here it is, in pictures:
Ikurou and Sumire are on the run from an evil organization, who has sent one of their best assassins after them.
Sumire has the ability to foresee the future. Here is one of her premonitions. It isn’t very useful, because…
…the assassin appears right afterward, and stabs Ikurou!
Ikurou pushes the assassin away, and shambles forward. The assassin, for no reason, just stands there and watches. It gets better.
Having enough common sense in them, Ikurou and Sumire flee by crossing the street. They dodge an incoming bus, and make their way to the other side.
Ikurou finds a motorcycle, which he steals by telling the owner to piss off and hops on it. Apparently, having a gaping wound in your stomach gives you an edge in arguments.
And they ride away. The assassin curses his luck, while standing there the whole time.
I had to repeat this scene a few times, for me and my brother to get the full effect. Did Hirohiko Araki really pen this manga? At any rate, more crazy stuff happens, as Baoh fights a Terminator ripoff, and then a psychic T. Hawk clone later on.
If you’re going to watch this show, make sure to watch the dub for maximum camp. This is non-negotiable.