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Totally Takahashiby Panadero - February 5, 2010 7:40:00 PM MST
Tonight brings another compilation-style entry which includes material from one of the best creators in the industry, Rumiko Takahashi. Comprised of four of the classic Rumic World OAVs - Laughing Target, Fire Tripper, Maris the Chojo, and One Pound Gospel - and Mermaid Saga, which is itself composed of the other two Rumic World OAVs Mermaid's Scar and Mermaid Forest as well as the Mermaid Forest TV series, fourteen more girls are now included on the site.
Anthology stories like the Mermaid Forest series and Shinigami no Ballad always give me trouble because it's hard for me to gauge which of the characters are important enough to include when most of them are only present in an episode or two, but in Mermaid Forest's case I gave them the benefit of the doubt and included most of them. I had a lot of fun watching Maris the Choujo and One Pound Gospel in particular, but they're all good. The violence in Mermaid's Scar is still brutal even by today's standards, but like most of Takashi's work, it largely withstands the test of time.