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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  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:36 PM)
    @Bam And actually, it does work especially well for controlling muzzle rise in full auto. That’s the main rationale behind the technique. However, I see a lot of people using this technique for semi-auto rifles.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:35 PM)
    @Bam Personally, the Nazi seems a lot more fun.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:34 PM)
    @Ninja: I see what you mean now.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:34 PM)
    @Bam The C-Clamp actually works surprisingly well but it restricts your field of vision and is more tiring. You’re better of using a traditional grip.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:33 PM)
    @K-Off Well I live in KY so shooters tend to be pretty experienced. You will get warned for muzzle-sweeping and thrown off the range if you keep doing it. Trigger discipline is harder to enforce but I personally will never let it slide if I see it. Finger is way the hell away from the trigger if you aren’t pulling it. Even just resting it on the trigger guard is not enough. The finger should be on the frame/slide/cylinder.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:33 PM)
    I actually never seen that clamp. Seems too dorky. Also if you’re doing Rambo you should at least freakin go full-auto, but I’m pretty sure the range or state didn’t allow it.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:31 PM)
    @Bam One point shooting technique is to have your arm parallel to your body with the elbow bent so that your forearm sticks out perpendicular to your torso. Police like this technique for CQB. I prefer the classic Isosceles Stance or Weaver Stances for point shooting. They’re tried and proven.
  • k-off
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:31 PM)
    @ninja I bet “the N00b” is one that you see a lot. Facing the barrel of the gun towards somebody and keeping their finger on the trigger.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:28 PM)
    @K-Off XD. Never seen any of those in person besides the C Clamp. The C Clamp is fucking everywhere. All of those are silly except for the olympic style shot, which actually makes a lot of sense for people who can do it well. I am not sold on C-Clamp or Central Axis Relock.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 10:26 PM)
    @K-off: lol

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