Vampire Hunter D:  (1985 - animated)  This early imported classic boasts several classic storytelling and heroic elements.. including the dreaded off-camera "prepare the Overlord's bride" scene.  Doris, despite her droll name and slightly nuerotic background check, has been chosen by Count Lee to be his bride.  She objects, calls in a Vampire Hunter, but still manages to get caught in time for the finale.  While D is busy fighting baddies, Doris is caught, hypnotized, and dressed in a wedding gown ALL OFF CAMERA.  Henchmen chant their lamentful woes all the way to the alter, then die in the climax when D saves the day.  Of course, 90% of other japanimation makes up for this oversight, such as...
 
What big eyes I have....
ok, red-eyed henchman in bridal procession - Bob

REBUTTAL: Twin Dolls: (1992)  One of said examples of anime that doesn’t scrimp on the onscreen action, if you will, is this flick.  In the ussual hentai plot, demons want schoolgirls for sex and other dastardly purposes, and the henchbaddies cackle and fondle the way for an entrance by the overdemon himself (or whatever).  They get to rip off clothes and have a taste or three of each girl before handing her over to the “big man” (and in anime, they’re HUGE!).  Ai and Mai, our heroines, fall prey to much of the same, but, in what I’m sure the audience find as depressing as I, escape to freedom and beat the bad guys.  Ah well, I’m sure there’s a sequal.
 
See, now THIS is anime...
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