R (Nudity, adult situations, violence)
U.S. Distribution Rights:
Genres: Comedy, Action, Horror
|Master of Mosquiton (OVA)|
Description: It is the early 1920's and
pretty young adventurer Inaho Hitomebore has just
discovered the dusty remains of ancient vampire!
Deciding that a vampire would make a fairly useful
assistant, she revives the undead creature with a drop
of her own blood and becomes the Master of Mosquiton!
Now, with her not-quite-domesticated nosferatu in tow,
she has embarked on a journey in search of the fabled
"O-Parts", which legend says will grant the holder
eternal life. Unfortunately, both Inaho and Mosquiton
have a great number of supernatural enemies who intend
to make sure that our heroine will never complete her
quest, and poor Mosquiton usually finds himself caught
in the middle of the firefight! No one ever gives a
blood sucker and even break in this riotous new series
from Akahori Satoru, the creator of Sorcerer
Hunters, Saber Marionette J, Maze and
Bakuen Campus Guardress.
| Reviewer #1: Roman
Episodes reviewed: 1-6;
happens when you combine a spazzy 17 year-old girl, a goofy,
angst-ridden vampire, and the 1920's? Master of
Mosquiton happens, and this is a good thing. From the
minute you hear the opening theme music you know you are into
The animation in this series ranges from O.K. to very good.
What stands out here is the 20's atmosphere. You've got the
crazy looking bi-plane, the clothing, even the sepia-tone
pictures in the opening credits add to the feel. The sound
work is pretty good. Once you get the other-worldly plot
kicking in there are all kinds of crazy sound effects.
The plot combines Raiders of the Lost Ark with
vampires and comedy. It works really well. There are plenty of
great moments in this show. Inaho and Mosquie have some really
funny banter, and when Mosquiton's wife shows up... Well, it
gets a little messy (in a very funny way). The "action" part
of the plot is pretty cut and dried, but the comedy more than
makes up for it.
This is another new ADV dub and overall it's pretty good.
All the main characters are well done. Inaho is appropriately
spazzy, and Mosquiton is nice and sarcastic with her. My only
gripe is that Rasputin sounds like Mojo Jojo from the
Powderpuff Girls doing a Russian accent. It was kinda
weird. The music in this series is just great. Lots of 20's
style jazzy tunes, and some great ambiance music combine to
make this a memorable soundtrack.
All in all, Master of Mosquiton is very
entertaining. You'll definitely be laughing almost all the way
through it. The ending is a bit strange, but it fits the show
and leaves you wanting more. This is a must see if you're in
the mood for some adventure and comedy all rolled into one
| Reviewer #2: Clyde Adams
||This is a very good
comic fantasy, highly recommended. The production values,
music (which invokes the jazz age, when the story is set),
art, and character designs are all very good.
17-year old Inaho, willful and resourceful, is determined
to find the "O-Part" that will give her eternal youth. The
story focuses on Inaho's quest, which drives the plot. Inaho
enlists the reluctant aid of her companion and love interest,
the centuries-old vampire Mosquiton.
The quest brings them into confrontation with many
dangerous, magically endowed opponents, some truly terrifying,
others mostly silly. The most effective ally and the deadliest
opponent of all turns out to be Mosquiton's other personality,
whose feelings for Inaho are strictly murderous.
A love triangle also unfolds, as a rival for Mosquiton's
affections is unearthed (not quite literally), a vampire lady
who had been his lover 100 years before.
Characters are well-developed, and atmospheres of eerieness
and suspense are mostly handled skillfully. The opening scene
of the first episode, where Inaho seeks out Mosquiton's tomb,
is a favorite of mine, with its deft building of mood with
music and images.