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The Bizarre Cage
Reviewer: Aaron Murphy 12/01/2010

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Having just started working at the Fantasien amusement park as a security guard, Takeshi Saito thought his toughest job was going to be figuring out all their blasted technology. But with people going missing, unexplained suicides and mysterious murders cropping up, it's looking like Takeshi has gotten more than he bargained for. Unfortunately for all the Fantasien staff, it's not just the people who seem to be going haywire, but their super-advanced computer system as well. Now Takeshi's having to deal with not only finding who's responsible for the deaths of his co-workers, but with trying to stop an insane system from killing all of Fantasien's visitors. Now that's a tall order for a first week security guard!
 
While Takeshi may not be the most apt man for the job, he isn't letting that stop him, especially with a seemingly incompetent police force that's hardly even investigating the case. This leaves Takeshi as the main sleuth as he tries incessantly to regain control of the park while looking for clues whenever he can. With the man who designed the Fantasien’s control system missing however, their attempts to stop or even slow this ever evolving program seem more like an exercise in futility. In nothing else, this just goes to show you that when you have a murderer on the loose and a runaway control system, maybe you should think about closing down the park before things get too out of hand... just a thought.
 
To call The Bizarre Cage a slow moving murder mystery would be an understatement as the three episodes progress at almost a snail's pace, all while the obvious culprit continues raping and killing Fantasien employees with reckless abandon. It's actually slightly infuriating to see just how useless and oblivious most of the characters are. Or maybe that was their plan, since it almost makes you want to see them get raped and killed simply because of their stupidity. It also didn't help that almost all of The Bizarre Cage focuses on the characters and story, rather than giving us loads of sex. With only two erotic scenes per episode, we're getting a lot more story here than we usually do, and that didn’t end up being the optimal move. It's not that the story is bad, per say, but it's not good enough to warrant so much focus, with its terrible pacing as a prime example of their folly. 
 
That’s not the only reason it was a poor choice of focus however, as the few sex scenes we do get are really quite well done. With a high level of both animation and detail, combined with some beautiful character designs, The Bizarre Cage has an almost Words Worth quality about it. With a mix of rape, bondage and semi-public titillation, we could have used more of that and less of Takeshi chatting endlessly about what’s really going on here. And if you listen to all that in English then you may just want to end yourself with its wooden, monotone and awkward delivery.
 
I like the effort The Bizarre Cage put forth in giving us a hentai title with a coherent story, but they really could have used to either give us more sex scenes or simply cut the whole thing back to two episodes at most. As it stands, the sex scenes and technicals are great, but the pacing and ineptitude of the characters do their best to thwart your enjoyment.
 
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Review Title:
The Bizarre Cage
Alternative Titles:
Ryouki no Ori 2
Type:
OVA
Episodes:
3
Duration:
90 Minutes
Aired:
2001
Suitable For:
Adults Only
General Rating:
2.5 out of 5 stars
Hentai Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Genres:
Mystery, Bondage, Rape,
Toys, Watersports
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