80s Tentacles: Call Me Tonight

Japanimation (as we used to call it before it became “anime”) was my particular route of escape from the world of humdrum when I was a teen. I went to copy parties and C/FO (Cartoon / Fantasy Organization) meetings as often as I could. I understood little of the language at the time, but what I did understand was that the Japanese had a fantastic imagination.

On the day that I first watched Call Me Tonight, an adult OVA title (we didn’t call it “hentai” yet), I couldn’t quite wrap my head around what I was watching. It was not just a portal to fantasy and imagination, it was a portent of how I wanted to express myself. It was everything a hormone-drenched geeky teen like me needed; as inspiring and influential as Heavy Metal.

Plot: Rumi is an “operator” with a sex hotline company, Telephone Communications Madonna. (Ah, 80s Japan, how I love you so.) On this particular evening, she receives a call from Ryo, a young man who turns into a tentacled beast from another star when sexually aroused. Hijinks… commence.

While less than 30 minutes long, it encapsulates everything from action and science fiction to horror and comedy themes. What’s not to like? And to top it all off, it has a fantastic four-track OST (below the movie).

Without further ado… Call Me Tonight. (Apologies for the quality. It was the best available.)

Here’s a slightly better version from Veoh, but you are going to have to jump away from this site to watch.

http://www.veoh.com/adultwarning/watch/v17984309YYFwnnXD

And the OST…

Pervy Robo Fun with “Robot on the Road”

If you’ve been following Animator Expo on the web, you might already be aware of the joy of the short “Robot on the Road”. If not, you’ve missed out not only on this gem, but a ton of others as well. (There have been 35 shorts posted as of this week; one new short every Friday.) 

Robot on the Road” got my attention with its obviously pervy take on the hitchhiker story. Set in a future that appears to be well after 2083, we meet Robowo, who is hitching a ride to get to Central City for maintenance, and Mina, a young woman travelling to destinations unknown in her trailer.

A beautiful mix of retro and futuristic themes, it offers up something for everyone. You don’t have to be a lover of sci-fi to dig the themes, characters, technology, and concepts introduced. This is “light” science fiction at its best. It’s reminiscent of the Heavy Metal movie segment “So Beautiful and So Dangerous”

And of course, it wouldn’t be worthy of the Sexploration Fiction blog if it didn’t have some nudity.


Mina

Robowo

Things get pervy…

Yup, anime breasts coming your way!

Fresh out of the shower. And if you’ll notice, she actually has pubic hair; an extreme rarity in anime. Most likely allowable due to its indistinctness at a distance and the speed at which the character frame rate moves.

Hm?

Howdy. Don’t mind me. Just updating my blog.

Say “cheese.”

WTF?

Eek!

Gimme that!

Ooph!

And sadly, we discover, that despite having pubic hair, Mina doesn’t have a vagina.

Later that evening…

SELFIE!

Awwyeah.

Like nothing happened.

Huh?

Scoping out new targets for the blog.





For those of you familiar with the names, “Robot on the Road” was created, written and directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (Black Magic M-66, Zillion, Record of the Lodoss War, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, Ghost in the Shell), and voiced by Koichi Yamadera (Ninja Scroll, Ghost in the Shell) and Megumi Hayashibara (Slayers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop).

Overall, I really enjoyed this short, and I can’t help but reminisce about the 80s when OVA shorts like this were quite common. If you haven’t seen any OVAs or OVA series from that era, you really are missing out on some great material and storytelling. In fact, everyone associated with this short is connected to that era. I recommend (if you can find them on DVD/Blu-ray), Robot Carnival and Neo Tokyo.

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Fembots, Cyborgs and Androids

Absolutely stunning mix of gynoid lovelies. I don’t think I could improve upon any part of it at all. My hat’s off to the folks at XpressoBlog.

Xpresso Fix

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