Posted by psgels on 30 May 2008 with categories: Himitsu ~The Revelation~


OMG! WTF! When I started watching this episode, I had totally forgotten that this series comes from the same production-company as Shigurui. This episode was utterly incredible, but let me put up a warning: if you can’t stand gore or are female, then stay far, far away from it. God, that was disturbing. Here I was, believing that this series wouldn’t go beyond the incest and homosexuality of episode three.

I don’t even want to fully understand this episode. Even without knowledge about what was being said, the themes and messages are rock-solid, and they hit you incredibly hard. I refuse to spoil things, but let’s just say that Madhouse is an animation-company that doesn’t care about censors. Really, even Shigurui didn’t freak me out this much!

God, I love this series.

9 Responses

  1. flou says:

    Oh, I remember reading this story in the manga. God, it was so disturbing. I can’t imagine what it would be like animated.

  2. Dr. Pest says:

    OMG I have to watch this episode! I love Himitsu, but that what you said..!!?
    It sounds just great; an anime which isn’t disturbing somehow isn’t a very good anime.

    Damn; I am watching just a few series this season (the most are too boring) and this few shows are EXACTLY the show that almost nobody want’s to sub… Kaiba, RD and Himitsu, ths show I love the most, are subbed lame as ever…I cant wait…x X

  3. I’ve read the manga and it sure had a lot of disturbing stuff and even if I’m female I freakin’ love it!!!! This episode seems to be based from the manga. . . sadly you didn’t put spoilers xD *spoiler freak* but you sure made me much more excited to watch this episode *_* SUBS!!!! COME OUT NOW!!! xD

  4. Lika says:

    Ahh… I want subs! Er, what do you mean I shouldn’t watch it if I was female?

  5. psgels psgels says:

    [SPOILER]Okay, for those who really want to know what happens:

    The villain in this episode surgically cuts off a woman’s boobs.

  6. Lika says:

    Ah! Thank you very much! *just read the manga because she couldn’t wait for the subs anymore* Brrr, I have to agree, this is a very chilling case, but creepily and well handled.

    (Anyone else noticed slight similarities between Himitsu episode 4 and the fifth volumn of Tokyo Babylon?)

  7. Windspirit says:

    I did. And I thought it was way better handled in Tokyo Babylon than in this Himitsu episode.

    “The villain in this episode surgically cuts off a woman’s boobs.”
    => And… that’s all ? ^^;
    *Watched Cannibal Holocaust at the age of 12*.

    I thought you were talking about this :
    http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2329/himitsutopsecretv01ch02iv7.png

  8. youkais says:

    I am barely waiting for the subed release (I don’t want to miss anything ^^U)…
    And this one is one of the best show of the past season (there are one or two more… but)
    So.. thank you for your review, I love your way or saying about Himitsu

    PS: my english suck

  9. Perrin4869 says:

    Who is in favor of putting disclaimers before potentially disturbing episodes???? I was eating while I watched this, for god’s sake!

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 06:02 AM)
    Although given that the the Japanese film industry is steadily improving, this still would’ve worked much better as a big Hollywood flick, mainly because it’s just an over-the-top story with big action sequences, but also because pretty much all the cast (with the exception of Mikasa) have western features.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 05:55 AM)
    Well it looks like the Japanese have taken it upon themselves to make a live-action Attack on Titan movie, which sounds like a pretty bad idea:
    http://www.otakuusamagazine.com/LatestNews/News1/Liveaction-Attack-on-Titan-Visuals-Revealed-6057.aspx
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:51 AM)
    I mean I’ve watched some awful stuff like hidan no Aria to take the piss out of it and infinite stratos might as well get to continuing Ass-ange/crass-ange.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:34 AM)
    *Ange
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:34 AM)
    @Emma: and that’s why you should watch Cross Ante.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:33 AM)
    @Emma: you know what? I’ve been trying to find a good version of X for a few years now, but nobody seems to be seeding the torrent anymore =/
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:33 AM)
    Sometimes I’m pretty glad I have the ability to get guilty pleasure/so bad its good/funny enjoyment out of genuinely awful things and sometimes end up enjoying them more than actually good series.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 02:18 AM)
    One other good example of an old ova I loved was the X/1999 movie, I didn’t overly care for the manga or second anime adaptation nearly as much by comparison. Yes the voice acting is terrible, the character development was cut out but the fact is I never really cared all that much for Xs characters/drama to begin with and the voice acting makes the final scene laugh out loud hilarious. Beyond that I just enjoyed sitting back and watching the gore play out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:12 AM)
    I also miss the days where incest was reserved for the villains in anime.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Nov 22. 2014 01:09 AM)
    @Bam: I remember giving John dies at the end three out of five and deciding that it was never a poor film but never an excellent one.

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