Dengeki Oshioki Musume Gootaman R: Ai to Kanashimi no Final Battle
Released Year : October 24, 1994 to ????
No of Episodes : 1
Genre : Action,Comedy,Ecchi,Parody
Plot : Sequel of Dengeki Oshioki Musume Gootaman: Gootaman Tanjou Hen.
Our Review : After seeing the first series of Gautaman, I knew I was destined to watch this sequel. Happily the final chapter has been subbed and I went into my viewing with some slight trepidation. The original had been surprisingly clever and entertaining, as inevitably sequels never seem to measure up. However this one does, even surpassing the original.
The story picks up where the original left off. Mari continues the fight as Gautaman against Tobishima and Black Buddha. Both carry on a relationship with each other completely unaware that they are archrivals. The echii content is ramped up as the story features a lot more nudity, sexual humor, and yuri content, however you don’t ever feel like it’s been shown simply to titillate your hormones. Most of it is pretty humorous. There is not nearly the number of pop culture references in this story as the previous one, but the most notable and best one is from the final battle which features Mari doing battle with the Terminator.
Now I am certainly not going to tell you that this is anime gold here. The story is silly, the humor is perverted, and most of the characters have the weight and substance of a marshmallow. Like its predecessor, Gautaman knows it’s ridiculous and silly and never does it try to be something more than it is. I mean seriously, it’s about a girl who smashes evil wearing a thong, with her ass. If you can’t find something to laugh at about that, you either don’t have a sense of humor or you just find anything echii distasteful.
While the characters are not particularly deep, they are very likable. We aren’t shown any real new about any of the characters. However Mari and Saori still manage to be interesting. Mari's relationship with Tobishima and Saori are explored in greater detail but not really resolved satisfactorily. Though I can’t really hold it too much against the show because that’s not really what it’s about. Tobishima manages to become much more likable and perhaps tragic than he appeared in the first OVA. The cast is fairly small which works in its favor.
Visually, while dated, I found its animation and art to be quite good. When compared to other series of this age it, like its prequel, holds up well. The battles were fun, and the parody of the Terminator at the end was great. There is very little music but the acting was good.
Overall, Gautaman is sure to give everyone a few laughs. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and gave it the score I almost gave to the original series. If you enjoy slapstick and parody comedies then you should definitely have this little gem on your list.