Total # of Volumes: 1
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Languages: English or Japanese (with subtitles)
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
Creator: Go Nagai
Director: Takashi Watanabe
Character Designer: Go Nagai
Music: Takeo Miratsu
Animation Director: Takashi Watanabe
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
American Producers: ADV Films
Title: Abashiri Family
Running Time: 75
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4
1: Act I - Explosion of Violence, We Don't Have Justice
2: Act II - Hell Paradice School
3: Act III - A Storm in the Paradise
4: Act IV - The Price of Betrayal
Episode 1: Act I - Explosion of Violence, We Don't Have Justice
It is a very important day for the Abashiri Family. It is time to reveal a secret that they have been keeping for the last sixteen years and to celebrate they decide to pull off a major bank heist. They begin their assault by blasting their way in. Once inside, Father introduces Geomon, the eldest son, who has such fast reflexes he can catch bullets, dodge missiles, and break iron with a single finger touch. He quickly dispatches the first wave of defenders. Next up is Naojiro, son number 2. He is the perfect cyborg. He easily defeats the mortars and other weapons that sprout from the bank's walls. Finally, the third son, Kichiza, the explosive expert, springs into action. All of his clothing is made of special fabric with gunpowder woven into it. He blows the vault open.
The National Police Corporation force quickly arrives outside and the bank manager, a cyborg himself, reveals that the bank is actually a trap, set by the NPC. But Father has one more person to introduce, Kikunosuke. Kikunosuke is the future head of the Abashiri Family and therefore the master of their most deadly attack, the fists of the eight-handed god. But what sets Kikunosuke apart and makes the day so special is that this the day that it is reveal that Kikunosuke is actually a woman.
In fact, she is the first women born to the Abashiri family and therefore, by prophecy, is the one who will free the Abashiri's from their curse to commit crimes. She engages the bank manager in battle. The fight seesaws back and forth until the manager makes the mistake of trying to fondle Kikunosuke's breasts. Having had to repress her female side for 16 years, this action unleashes a tremendous power from within her and the manager is vanquished.The family escapes from the bank and avoids the army that awaits them outside by tossing money in the air, which allows them to slip by as the greedy soldiers scramble to pick up the cash.
Episode 2: Act II - Hell Paradice School
With the Abashiris now out of the crime business, Father decides that it is time to start preparing for the future. With this in mind, he reveals that he has enrolled Kikunosuke in the St. Paradice School with the goal being to transform her from a killer into a polished lady. Kikunosuke, of course, rejects the idea but is ultimately is tricked into going by Father.
Upon her arrival at the school, she immediately notices that something is not right. The principal smells of blood and there are locked gates everywhere. Later that night, one of the students is executed for violating a rule. The next morning, the teachers call a special assembly and the students scramble to get there on time. All of them make it except Kikunosuke.
Because Kikunosuke is not present at roll call, a teacher asks Kikunosuke's roommate what form of punishment she deserves - a beating or to be raped? It is then that Kikunosuke arrives. She will not stand by and watch the sadistic teacher torture her roommate, so she challenges him. They fight and Kikunosuke easily defeats him. The students flee, fearing reprisals while Kikunosuke tends to her roommate.
Episode 3: Act III - A Storm in the Paradise
Kikunosuke's actions have attracted unwanted attention. The teachers kill the professor she defeated in the previous episode and then summon Kikunosuke to the "room of inner reflection", better known as the torture chamber. She avoids their first assault but is disabled by a blow dart. The teachers assault her and steal her first kiss. She is then returned to her room.
Kikunosuke has had enough. As she prepares for battle, another teacher disguises himself as her roommate and tries to assassinate her. Kikunosuke sees through the rouse and kills the assailant. But her roommate, Yukiko, is missing. She tries to track Yukiko down and is told that she is most likely being sexual assaulted by the teachers. Enraged, Kikunosuke heads off to confront the instructors.
But she realizes that she cannot defeat them all alone. So she goes to the study hall and tries to rally the students. At first, they reject her and gang up on her. But then the student leader, a huge man, stops them and exhorts them to join Kikunosuke in the rebellion. Meanwhile, Geomon, lusting for Kikunosuke, even though they are related, is on his way to the school. The episode ends with the teachers learning of the revolt.
Episode 4: Act IV - The Price of Betrayal
The students rise up against the sadistic teachers in a massive revolt led by Kikunosuke. At first it does not go well, with the teachers killing more the half the students. But help is on the way, in the form of the Abashiri Family.
While Kikunosuke fights teacher after teacher, Father and Naojiro attack. Geomon has managed to get himself caught and ends up as bait. Meanwhile, the Student Leader reveals a sinister plan to seize control of the school and run it with his own loyal troops.
The action builds to a very bloody climax, with Father facing off against the Principal. But in the end, the Student leader prevails, thanks to his hostages. He even coldly kills Yukiko as she tries to protect Kikunosuke.
All seems lost as the new Principal and his teachers prepare to celebrate by executing the Abashiri family, but just then Kichiza appears. He frees Kikunosuke and together they kill the former student leader and his thugs.
Afterwards, Kikunosuke breaks down, crying that she never wants to kill again. The scene then slips into the future, where Father is an old man playing with his grandson and Kikunosuke is a beautiful young mother. This is where the episode and video end.