3×3 Eyes (1991 IMDb)

Categorization

Gory demonic horror.

Subject

A boy who's nearly killed by a sorceress's familiar is granted eternal life in a way that restores him every time he is injured. Unfortunately for him, he still feels the pain. He accompanies the sorceress, who has a split personality problem, in a quest to make her human.

Commentary

I like the concept of immortality with the complication of pain. It's used well here, though in the very long manga basis, Yakumo states that he does not really feel pain. Demons galore. Too bad the girl is such a deus ex machina.

Japanese production animation movie

Sequel:

Legend of the Divine Demon (1995 IMDb)

Subject

A somewhat hazy follow-up story wherein Pai has lost her memory, leading to metamorphosis for everybody.

Commentary

I was annoyed by the sound of the villain's laughter.

Japanese production animation movie