Review of Combustible Campus Guardress (1994)

Moving picture, 120 minutes

A kofun-shaped campus in a modern Japanese city will house the end of a 30,000-year war between twisted Remnants of the Dark World and an army of human Guardians, of which “Guardress” is the corrupt neologistic feminine form. Our heroine races her mother in the morning to get to wake her pretty brother with a kiss and tries to decide if the enemy could be scarier than finals.

Parody of modern-day epic fantasy action. A bit too serious at times, but many of the jokes are great and a doujinshi-like mood suffuses much of the production. For example, the title of each episode is prefixed by multiple giseigo.

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