June 8, 2009
Published by Fujimi Shobo, Strait Jacket (ストレイト・ジャケット Sutoreito Jaketto) is a series of Japenese manga comics and light novel series by Ichirō Sakaki with illustrations by Yō Fujishiro and was turned into a full length Anime. Since 2000 they have ran for ten volumes and have sold over half a million copies world wide.
This anime is solely based around the use of magic to assist with social and technological development around the world.
Tristan is the urban metropolis where the action is based and the Magic Administration Bureau is the organization thats behind all the experiments and also the employment of skilled warriors known as Tactical Sorcerists to protect the city from Demons.
This anime is beautifully illustrated especially battle sequences between tactical sorcerists & the demons. Each gun shot, head blowing, & arm cutting sequence is projected with great detail. Although the story line is some what predictable, it is still a great anime to watch with friends. I’d recommend not watching it with girls who cannot handle gore because Strait Jacket is like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre of anime (ok it might be a bit of an exaggeration), but I love the gore sequences.
Great plots and its clear that a lot of thought has been put into character design because its got great detail and substance. Plus the sceneries are stunning & well painted.
This anime actually reminds me of one of the late 80′s early 90′s japanese superhero series which I use to watch when I was growing up as a kid. It definitely brought back alot of memories (wish i remembered what it was called).
Strait Jacket rating : 6/10
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