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Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling

Urusei Yatsura 6: Itsudatte, Mai Dârin
1991 / 77m - Japan
Comedy, Fantasy - Animation
Urusei Yatsura 6: Always My Darling poster

Pleasantly insane and over-the-top. Exactly what you hope for when putting on a Urusei Yatsura film. Nothing too serious, fast-paced and entertaining. The animation is a bit limited and it's really just more of the same, but that's not really a bad thing if you like the franchise. Good, but only when you're already familiar with the series.


1986 / 51m - Japan
Sci-fi, Adventure - Animation
Outlanders poster

Basic but fun sci-fi anime. Outlanders is another one of those short OAVs that deliver a classic (or generic) anime genre mix. There's not much it can do during its short runtime to set itself apart, not when the art style and plot points feel so familiar. And so the film leans into its cliches, settling to be appreciated as mere amusing genre filler.

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Princess Kahm is trying to invade Earth when she bumps into Tetsuya and falls in love with the boy. She kidnaps him and wants to marry him as quickly as possible. Tetsuya is a little apprehensive at first, but Kahm is a pretty girl and he swiftly adapts to the new situation. The only problem is Kahm's father, who isn't too happy with his daughter's choices.

The art style is decent (with some cool alien/sci-fi designs), the harem comedy (without an actual harem) is passable and while the plot feels generic, it leaves enough room to have some fun with the genre elements. It's not the most memorable film, but if you have a stray hour to bridge and you like this kind of thing, you could do a lot worse.

Junk Boy

1987 / 45m - Japan
Comedy - Animation
Junk Boy poster

A simple and short ecchi comedy. It's not unlike the Golden Boy series, only a bit more explicit. If you like overly excited boys chasing after every single girl they come close to, then Junk Boy delivers. Certainly not the most memorable of films, but solid filler is nothing to scoff at either.

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Ryohei believes he has found his dream job when he is hired to work at an adult magazine. He still has to prove his worth as he isn't really cut out for the cutthroat business world, but as it turns out he has some very handy skills that come in handy when the models aren't really feeling their shoots.

The animation is limited and the comedy quite predictable, but the chirpy atmosphere, the over-the-top characters and the slightly excessive dedication to its topic make Junk Boy worth a fun diversion. And at 45 minutes it's also sure not to overstay its welcome. Pretty decent filler.