Variable Geo is one of those shows one either hates or loves. This was a three part OVA series based on a series of fighter vs. fighter video games from the 1990s and early 2000s. The plot is not as thin a some people have said before, however, I've always felt the charactors could have been better developed over a larger number of episodes. During my research the past week into possibly finding some of the games I found proof of this at Wikipedia which has a wealth of information on the games as well as the the OVA. Some of the games featured a story mode and the OVA's plot is loosely based on the second or third installment of these. The main difference between the OVA and the games is that in the OVA, the villain is a spirit trying to gain access to new host body. In the games, she's a vile woman experimenting in DNA manipulation using data gathered from the various fighters in the tournament. From what I read at Wikipedia, the various charactors have some rather extensive and very interesting background information. In particular, Chiho Masuda, who is possibly the prettiest anime female I've ever seen and looks really hot in her ninja waitress costume. In the games, she is not only actually a ninja, but is the heiress of her ninja clan. This is only hinted at in the OVA, and even then, one has to watch it in Japanese with English subtitles. The rest of the charactors have backgrounds that are every bit as fascinating, but again, much of this is only hinted at in the OVA.
I found the charactor designs to be very attractive, although a couple of them look like they're carrying 500lb bombs under their blouses! In and of itself that's not unusual in anime. There is also a lot of jiggling and some full frontal nudity, but again, that's not unusual in anime. The violence, while substantial, is not overly gory. There is also a brief torture scene. Nonetheless, anyone who's seen a lot of anime has seen much worse.
Overall, I found this to be a very enjoyable anime OVA. but it was way too short. I think the producers could have made at least six episodes to flesh out the charactors and plot a bit more. Due to the many adult situations, Variable Geo is NOT for younger viewers!moreless