Mezzo Forte (メゾフォルテ) is a 2001 Anime OVA
directed by Yasuomi Umetsu.
The OVA, which concerns a young woman, Mikura
Suzuki, and her mercenary business, the Danger Service Agency, could be considered an unofficial follow up to Umetsu's Kite, as both feature the continuing elements of a highly trained female protagonist, extremely violent and slickly directed over-the-top action sequences and explicit pornographic sex scenes. Because of this, the OVA was released both in the United States and Japan in two different versions, one with these scenes taken out and the other with them left intact, the Director's Cut.
Both versions however, retain the more violent aspects of the movie. The US release contains 20 minutes of extra footage not seen in the Japanese release, however none of the pornographic content from the Japanese director's cut was included. The abridged version of Mezzo Forte, however, has no sex scenes and only contains two naked scenes, both showing the breasts, nipples and labia. But the shortened version is still rated 16 and up by US distributor Media Blasters. Two versions were released in the U.S. - a general release and a "Director's Cut" edition, which includes three minutes of footage not suitable for minors.
In addition, an International Version was released in Japan on July 23, 2004. This version includes 20 minutes of extra footage, but none of the adult scenes found in the Director's Cut.Momokichi Momoi
, the owner of a professional baseball team known as the Peach Twisters, has a unique way of dealing with ineffective players ... killing them! And if this mob boss wasn't bad enough, there's his daughter Momomi, who is twice as twisted as her father.
Mikura and the Danger Service Agency is hired by a mysterious old man to kidnap Momokichi. But during that attempt, they run afoul of Momomi. Before the resulting firefight, Momokichi dies when his head falls on a ventalation pipe. Now Mikura and the D.S.A. have to come up with a new plan before they end up as Momomi's next victims.