YMMV / Violence Jack

  • Awesome Music: The theme from the first OVA.
  • Complete Monster: The Slum King, the most powerful warlord of the Kanto region, maintains his power through brutal murder and violent conquest where nobody is spared if they resist. He allows rape, murder and looting, and when someone really annoys him, he'll simply subject them to Cold-Blooded Torture. Perhaps the worst thing he has done is the creation of "Dog-People", which means cutting off all the limbs of a victim and making them crawl on peg-leg stubs while he keeps them as a Sex Slave.
  • Counterpart Comparison: This work is essentially grim and cruel version of Mad Max, especially considering the setting "degrading world after a major catastrophe, hordes of biker bandits with an emphasis on sexual perversions and the Anti-Hero main character, who travels the world alone, meeting with various cases from the life of survivors.
  • Creator Backlash: Allegedly, Go Nagai wasn't happy with how the 3 OVA adaptions turned out.
  • Critical Dissonance: The anime adaptation has been bashed by critics. However that hasn't stopped it from earning fans.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Being at least 10 times more brutal, graphic and crapsacky than Fist of the North Star with a (at first) apathetic and sadistic main character, it's pretty hard to go through this series for some.
  • Harsher in Hindsight:
  • Narm:
    Lazer: Goddamit! Where the hell is Jack, the fuckin' chicken shit! Fuckin' fuckin shit, fuckin' shit!
    • Counting also as Squick, Shingo getting inexplicably a very graphical orgasm while dead scared by the tiger. That this is never explained or mentioned at all only makes it even more awkward.
    • The Dog-People. It's such a Black Comedy outburst that the viewer is forgiven for breaking laughing at their sight.
  • Narm Charm: At certain moments in this work there is so much absurd and exploitative violence that it is simply impossible to take seriously. OVA does not help much, since, due to the release time, this is also supplemented by AOR soundtrack and a rather awkward attempt to portray rape and violence as fanservice.
  • Memetic Mutation: The manner of the characters to pronounce the name of Jack after his pathos sudden appearance, very quickly enter into your memory and you will remember this for a long time even when you forget about the work itself.
  • Parody: Guess who the Marvel Pirates in Shin Violence Jack are based on? Come on, guess!
  • What An Idiot: Blue in the Evil Town OVA. Despite nearly being killed by Jack, Blue follows the other Section B raiders to attack Section C and the Section A survivors. As expected, Jack predicted that this was going to happen, and headed there soon afterwards. Reality Ensues.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: This series was originally a Shounen series, of all things. Eventually though, enough people complained to get it shifted to a Seinen magazine.