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Alien from the Darkness
Reviewer: Rowena Lim Lei 01/21/2002

Synopsis:
When the spaceship Muze's all-girl crew ends up investigating the cargo ship Zogne, little did they know that they had bitten off more than they could chew. They discover that everyone aboard the Zogne is dead... except for one incredibly beautiful girl named Flair. The problem is, Flair seems to have lost her memory. She can't remember who she is or what had happened on the Zogne. The crew decides to take Flair with them, and shortly after the members start dying one by one. But Hikari, Muze's computer expert, uncovers some shocking facts about Flair... and she must do everything she can to make sure that the Muze doesn't end up like the Zogne!

Review:
After seeing Alien from the Darkness' cheesy video cover, I couldn't help but have low expectations for the show itself. Alien from the Darkness starts off by having Muze's all-girl crew go into the Zogne to check things out. Okay, that's typical -- you see an aimlessly drifting ship, you go in and see what's up. Walking around some, dead bodies discovered all over -- the men look like all life had been sucked out of them, and the women are naked and covered with a slimy green substance. Then it dawns on you... an alien must have been responsible for this grim scenario (I mean come on, just one look at the title will tell you that). The plot runs along the same vein as Sigourney Weaver's Alien movies, just think of it as the animated adult version.

There are a lot of good things going for Alien from the Darkness. Despite its revealing title, there is enough mystery to pull you right in. Alien from the Darkness also surprised me with its strikingly beautiful character designs. These girls are among the best-looking ones I've seen in hentai-dom, and their personalities even manage to shine through despite the brevity of their roles. The art and animation are of excellent quality, and don't scream low-budget like the video cover does. Sexually speaking, Alien from the Darkness features only two kinds of activity: lesbian lovemaking and tentacle rape. Everything is portrayed very graphically, and viewers are treated to an eyeful of no-holds-barred nudity and sex. Let's just say that there's a tentacle for every orifice.

One thing that didn't quite sit well with me is the unimaginative conclusion. It left me wishing that they had thought of something better instead of resorting to the usual cliché. Overall though, I'd say Alien from the Darkness is a fine piece of adult entertainment. It's got a good story, an interesting (and gorgeous) cast of characters, and most importantly (in an H anime) explicit nudity and sex. Lesson of the day: Don't judge a video by its cover.

Miscellanies:
Hikari really reminds me of the Sailormoon character Ami Mizuno / Sailormercury. Make sure to watch until after the credits in order to see the real ending.

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Review Title:
Alien from the Darkness
Alternative Titles:
Inju Alien
Type:
OVA
Episodes:
1
Duration:
45 Minutes
Aired:
1997
Suitable For:
Adults Only
General Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Hentai Rating:
4 out of 5 stars
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Space, Tentacles,
Yuri
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