published in Empire No.71, Sydney
Despite drowning in 90s style tentacles and ravaged naked bodies, Twilight of the Dark Master is actually a love story – and an effectively tragic one at that. On the celebration of their engagement, Eiji and Shizuka’s romantic reverie is interrupted when Eiji transforms into a humungous genetic beast, covertly engineered by a laboratory controlled by the ancient Tsunami demon spirit. Aided by psychic detective Shijo – himself coming from a line of great demon fighters aligned with Mother Earth – Shizuka’s love fuels the story, hurtling us toward a wonderfully apocalyptic conclusion. More love stories should end this way.