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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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 02:17 AM)
    I’m going crazy waiting on that new ghost in the shell movie and those two new ovas…
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:43 AM)
    https://www.livechart.me/fall-2015/all
    Heres a look at the fall season ^
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:42 AM)
    Better start writing it up. As well as catching up with Arslan though I am not sure if there is a point to that anymore
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:42 AM)
    Cool, new devilman’s a movie, less worry about censorship then, awesome.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:41 AM)
    Ah crap I am gonna have to do a new preview post soon.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:38 AM)
    That Aria follow up might be anime original content, having enjoyed the manga years ago, I’m up for more.
    I don’t really know if I care about Ks second season or not I probably won’t watch it.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:35 AM)
    I’m not seeing anything of interest in the upcoming summer anime season, so I think I’ll be skipping out on it most likely, however the fall season seems to have potential, theres the new lupin out which I can’t wait for, I’m a big tezuka fan and it seems someones coming out with an origin story for blackjack, some seinen horror/demons thing in there too and two murder mystery stories.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 01:32 AM)
    @Bam, Nah. Tried that. Thing kept telling me that the blu-ray was acc coded and wouldn’t play. I then tried following steps which were said to fix the problem but it didn’t do a damn thing. Spent nearly 3 hours on this shit.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 12:58 AM)
    @Aidan: yep, Bluray quality is like a sore dick, it’s hard to beat. You should be able to use VLC to play Blurays. What you gotta do is open the folder, find the main menu file using VLC and just run it from there. You do need the right plug-ins but they are usually packaged with the newer VLC and BSPlayers.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, May 26. 2015 12:28 AM)
    Still, in general I don’t really care all that much for video quality so long as I can at least follow whats happening.

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