Warning... the entire point of this series is... well nudity. Giant bugs and nudity. Any images of the nudity within this review are already going to be censored with extreme prejudice by me because obviously OVAs are uncensored but I figured Id still throw that warning out there. I mean literally there is nudity within the first fifteen fucking seconds. 500https://i.ur.com/bQ96Dl1.png Oh and while Im of course censoring all nudity there is bound to be at least a bit of gore present within this review. So you know if you dont like gore... ...Actually even if you DO like gore Id still not recommend looking at this series. I wish I hadnt. The Island of Giant Insects Well here we are. The Island of Giant Insects An... OVA done by the studio Passionehttps://anilist.co/studio/911/Passione thats an adaptation of a particularly terrible and gratuitous horror mangahttps://anilist.co/manga/87353/TheIslandofGiantInsects/ by Yasutaka Fujimihttps://anilist.co/staff/104768/YasutakaFujimi story and REDICEhttps://anilist.co/staff/120178/REDICE art. 440https://i.ur.com/7cWIlgm.png Mind you at the time of this review Ive only read the first three chapters of the manga. Which coincidentally enough is just about everything this OVA adapts as its only like twenty minutes long. That being said it still cuts out quite a bit and for that Im grateful. https://i.ur.com/yKhZlF3.png It probably goes without saying but I dont see the appeal for this thing... at all. As well as getting this OVA in 2019 the original manga also got a sequel mangahttps://anilist.co/manga/110063/DaiKyochuuRettou/... and were getting a full length moviehttps://anilist.co/anime/107880/KyochuuRettou/ apparently in 2020. I mean I was personally drawn in by the giant killer bugs of course. I wanted to see giant bugs killing people because I like horror but also I like complete and trashy schlock too. But the gratuitous nudity and fanservice is just... it just gets in the way. 440https://i.ur.com/8lfyqSY.png Which like on its own would be one thing. If you read any and all horror manga that comes your way youre going to end up seeing at least a bit of rape and questionable sexual content... its an unfortunate fact at this point. But I got on this ride for the killer murderous insects. What I did not get on the ride for was the killer murderous insects becoming... involved... in the nudity that litters the original manga. Like no yeah thats exactly what I wanted to see. I wanted to see wasp larvae crawling over nude mutilated bodies. 440https://i.ur.com/JDpOM6s.png 440https://i.ur.com/9XzvLHQ.png 440https://i.ur.com/Xi98Knh.png And like theyre exuding a pheromone that causes the captives to not feel any pain so theyre okay with being eaten alive or whatever. But then like a wasp captures one of the girls and then gives her an injection and you would assume she would be screaming and in agony right? Of course not since the wasp only injected anesthesia... Except... except her face is red. Its... not weird that her face is red or had a reaction to... actually you know what no. That wasp stinger looked pretty large even if all it injected was anesthesia. But she didnt really scream or anything her only reaction was her face becoming red... 440https://i.ur.com/DZv0AF8.png 440https://i.ur.com/MKuDvKV.png Im... being too harsh on this. The larvae do this too so of course a fullgrown one can as well. But like cant they just depicted as listless or lifeless? They dont have to have red faces and be smiling. And actually I have to correct myself. This OVA actually starts from the end of the first chapter of the manga. So lets very quickly go over what... whats skipped over. the plane crash. a bunch of survival stuff which is way way preferable to what this series is actually about. Even if... I probably wouldnt trust any of it to be right or accurate. background information about the bully female character having sex with the teacher for good grades. Oh yeah she also tries to talk the males of the group to go find food in exchange for her showing the idol girls panties. Because you know if you thought she was already pretty unlikable in the OVA... rape swallowtail butterflies that kill at least three characters. You might have thought Im pushing the rape bug narrative a bit hard but its even clearer in the manga. But hey while we might have skipped the first bug encounter we do get a glimpse of the aftermath in the OVA thats... never explained in the OVA itself. But to be fair the characters dont really give much of a shit in the manga either. 440https://i.ur.com/AoUGTfJ.png Three characters died from butterflies extracting all of their blood? Oh well. A couple of characters needed to die anyways to establish the danger of the island. Still in the OVA its really really not clear what happened. It almost looks as if an ordinary rape had happened. 440https://i.ur.com/3Mr1l2z.png And then two other people decided to take naps on the ground for some reason right next to her. Like they could have at least made the bodies look all dried up and withered like they were in the manga. 440https://i.ur.com/1lgXEeV.png Because I genuinely couldnt tell they were corpses and had forgotten what had happened in the first chapter because why would my brain retain anything of this piece of shit series. Oh yeah I should note that while the OVA thankfully cuts out some of the unneeded sexual stuff with the human characters it still feels the need to include a bit at the very beginning from before they ended up on the island. After all they have to establish that the female bully character is an awful person somehow so we get a scene of her and her gang stripping bug expert girl in an empty classroom. 440https://i.ur.com/D1JHJh9.png Im assuming this is an actual scene from the manga they reappropriated but its right after this scene where we jump to them already on the island. No explanation for why theyre there and while the viewer isnt aware of it unless theyve also read the manga theyve already been attacked by giant bugs at this point. And of course it was the bug expert character that saved all of them except for three. But of course the female bully does nothing but shit on the bug expert girl. Even after it becomes plainly obvious that in their situation THE BUG EXPERT IS THE MOST USEFUL CHARACTER. 440https://i.ur.com/jJPOiOP.png Almost all of the characters are just intensely dislikable but I think the female bully is so unlikable that if I ever end up fully reading the manga it will be just to see whether or not she ends up dying. Because she damn well better. Ha youre into bugs what a fucking weirdo loser. Theres no way that sort of knowledge could be a boon for us on this Island of Giant Insects idiot. What? Theres something on my back? HOLY FUCKING SHIT GET IT OFF GET IT OFF GET IT OFF 440https://i.ur.com/XxZmUQ9.png 440https://i.ur.com/5I995a2.png 440https://i.ur.com/sEdlwNc.png And then the bug expert actually was still kind enough to knock a giant tick off her back. And thats where the OVA ends. Or rather it doesnt end it just stops. Because thats probably where the full length movie is just gonna pick right back off from because why wouldnt it. Or if god doesnt exist the full length movie will be a more complete adaptation of the first three chapters and Ill have to fucking watch everything this OVA covered AGAIN. 440https://i.ur.com/1ZFmJ4U.png ...Hey its me editing TGG. Guess what? Theres actually a trailerhttps://www..com/watch?v=OqrJsjlYg2E for... for the movie and um... its gonna include everything from this OVA and also theyre going back to animate the rape butterflies. As well as actually progress further. So yeah to cut the story short now Im an atheist. Conclusion 440https://i.ur.com/Vuw1CLS.png ...I didnt even comment on how laughable the CG wasps look. With the similarly awful but not as awful as this anime adaptationhttps://anilist.co/anime/10417/GYOTokyoFishAttack/ of Junji Itohttps://anilist.co/staff/97410/JunjiItos Gyohttps://anilist.co/manga/30909/Gyo I commented on how terrible the CG shark was because the original manga might have been silly and one of Junji Itos worst it didnt exactly deserve the sort of adaptation it got. This though... the CG wasps? Look perfectly fine to me 440https://i.ur.com/59hjTZh.png To be quite honest I actually seriously expected worse. The source material is just... bottom of the barrel trash. Why would I expect anything different from the adaptation? At the time of writing this reviews conclusion I actually went ahead and read chapter 4 and 5 of the manga and they make it through the Forest of Ticks and spoilers: Like really? Is this the fucking time for this you actual brain dead idiots? Youre on an island of insects that can basically kill you within seconds or capture you and keep you alive as they put you through unspeakable torment but no this is what we should be spending our time on ... ...I foresee myself giving the original manga a 1 out of 100 so Ill give this OVA adaptation that skips entire scenes from the manga a 10 out of 100. 500https://i.ur.com/sePzlhq.png See you again next time... on the Island of Giant Insects...
10 /100
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