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Anime Review: 'Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up'

By February 7, 2013

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Hollywood loves to go on nostalgia trips -- look at all the live-action remakes of '70s TV shows that have come and gone -- but the same thing happens in anime as well. Exhibit A: Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up, the newly-produced remake of the '70s anime Dororon Enma-kun, now in English courtesy of NIS America (Zakuro, Occult Academy, Katanagatari, and many more).

Originally created by Gō Nagai, whose racy and provocative manga became the source for many an anime property -- Devilman, Cutey Honey, Mazinger Z, Violence Jack, and a great many more -- Enma involves the (mis)adventures of Enma, cousin of the Lord of the Underworld, sent into our world to police it of renegade spirits from the abyss. Unfortunately, they picked the wrong slacker/letch for the job, as Enma's more interested in goofing off and making trouble than actually doing his job. Just don't get him mad, or you may find he packs a far bigger wallop than you realized.

Check out our review of the series here.

Image: Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up Go Nagai / Dynamic-HEA-MBS. Image courtesy NIS America.


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