Dark Shell: Lust in the Cage Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Dark Shell: Ori no Naka no Namameki, a Rape and War hentai, celebrated its 20th anniversary.


The hentai is an original story by the late director Kanazawa Katsuma (金澤勝眞), whose series was produced by Blue Eyes. Dark Shell’s first animated episode was released on June 25, 2003. With a total of 2 episodes, the hentai ended on September 25 of the same year.

On March 2, 2004, the distributor NuTech Digital released Dark Shell: Lust in the Cage, an uncensored version of this hentai.


At the end of World War II, after dividing up the nation, the country that defeated Japan failed to hold rule of the island. As a result, many independent powers were established, fighting amongst each other and trying to seize control.

They developed a hatred of one another, leading the country into a never-ending spiral of a civil war. Snipers lurk around every corner. The good news is, they have what every soldier wants: some hot women to keep them company. Every group of solders has a den of lustful lovers. One by one, they have their way with the voluptuous beauties. The fighting still goes on around them, and Fukushima’s girl might not make it through the end of the war. Will she snap?

From Adult Source Media


Due to the age of the animated series, its reception in Japan is unknown.

Overseas it was well received in its early years due to its uncensored version and story. However, its popularity declined greatly over the years.


  1. Dark Shell was animated by Triple X studio.
  2. Dark Shell was Triple X’s last hentai animated. The reason for its closure is unknown.
  3. Triple X and Dandelion were Arms hentai studios.
  4. Blue Eyes production company only made two series; Dark Shell was the second.
  5. After the bankruptcy of Blue Eyes, the rights to Dark Shell in Japan passed to Discovery.
  6. Although NuTech Digital acquired the license for Dark Shell to sell it uncensored overseas, that license has expired. Distribution rights are currently held by Adult Source Media.

You can buy the two uncensored OVA here: