Green Bunny, 1998 AnimeWorks, 2001 Directed by Yasuomi Umetsu (Gatchaman '94, Kite). Standard Version is rated 16-Up for graphic violence, nudity and profanity. Director's Cut Version is rated 18-Up for extremely gratuitous sexual content. by areaseven - http://areaseven.net/ Set in the same universe as Yasuomi Umetsu's controversial anime Kite, Mezzo Forte is about Mikura, a female hitman assigned with her partner Harada to kidnap Momokichi, the owner of a Japanese baseball team. Of course, the assignment isn't so easy, as Momokichi is also the head of an underground mob, and his sexy daughter is a bit too triggerhappy. Story: C+ The plot on the first episode is promising, but it loses its meaning on the second, as it's just filled with Hollywood-style action and violence. Another reason why the story fails is because of the excess fan service. Not as many panty shots as Agent Aika, but there's a lot. The Director's Cut version is no better, as it includes a pornographic rape scene. If you've read an earlier review of Mezzo Forte, the reviewer might have described this as "splicing porno into Beverly Hills Cop". I couldn't agree more. Animation: A Umetsu delivers with sharp artwork and explosive animation that outperforms Kite. The shootout scene in the bowling alley is great, even though it's pretty short. Soundtrack: C+ Nothing much to talk about. No strong BGMs or theme songs that stand out in this OAV series. Sub vs. Dub The dubbing is pretty good; a little better than Kite. Of course, the Japanese dialogue is still better. DVD Extras: B You get character sketches and an audio interview with Umetsu. The Bottom Line If you're a fan-service junkie, Mezzo Forte is your cup of tea.