They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart, Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono, Injuu Seisen XX, and more!
37: Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart
English: Master of Martial Hearts
MAL Score: 4.64
The story centers on the Platonic Heart, a jewel that—according to an old urban legend—can grant any wish when collected. Only a chosen few are allowed to compete in the Platonic Heart hunt, and high school junior Aya Iseshima is one of 11 girls and women who are taking part.
The story had a rather plain and unoriginal plot revolving around a gem that would grant the user any wish she chooses, however, it comes at the price of requiring them to fight for the gem and if they lose the fight, they would go into the “dark realm.” The dark realm is never really explained and once you get to the end of the series you understand why. Now, as I was saying, I started off semi-enjoying this anime until it got halfway through the last episode. Out of nowhere it had more twists than an M. Night Shyamalan movie and like the new M. Night Shyamalan movies, the twists sucked and made no sense.
As another reviewer said, the main character’s sole drive of continuing on this battle for the Platonic Heart is to save a “friend” that she only met a day prior. I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t put my life on the line for someone I just met and have no attachment to. Now, the other characters that you meet are plain and you have no interest or feeling towards them what-so-ever. Everything about this anime screams mediocre, from the art style to the characters and most importantly the story. It seemed like whoever penned the story liked the idea behind Sekirei and wanted their own version of it, yet they failed horribly.
I cannot express my frustration with how this anime ended anymore without giving it away. So I recommend anyone that is interested in this anime and feels the need to watch it, to possibly stop halfway through the last episode. You’ll certainly be saving yourself a headache in the end. Overall: 3/10
Why you should watch Master of Martial Hearts:
1. The characters. Simply put, Aya is one of the loveable and well developed characters in the medium. However, great characters can’t exist in isolation. Even Don Quixote needed Sancho Panza. In Master of Martial Hearts, we get to see the astoundingly realistic family life of Aya and her mother Suzuko. The relationship between these two just blows past the mother/daughter relationship in Beast Player Erin. This is family drama on the level of Yi Yi and Tokyo Story.
2. Funimation is well known for their high moral standards. That’s why they chose to dub, mass distribute, and continue to stream this series. Anime has a reputation for being lewd and sexist, but Master of Martial Hearts finally gets the portrayal of women right! This belongs in the pantheon of high brow, feminist anime along with Nana, Rose of Versailles, and Utena.
3. The art. My GOD the art is just beautiful. I wouldn’t expect anything less from the esteemed Studio Arms. A studio most well known for their excellent biographies of prominent 19th century intellectuals including Wordsworth and Gauss. With titles like that, you KNOW it means quality! What other studio would have the artistic merit to make biographies of William Wordsworth and Carl Friedrich Gauss?!
4. Finally, it would be remiss not to mention the ending. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this is hands down one of the most satisfying endings I’ve ever seen in a visual medium. The ending is so clever it makes your jaw hit the floor, but then you feel mad at yourself for not guessing it. The clues were all cleverly laid down all along! When the big reveal happened, I stood and applauded ecstatically for 3 minutes! This is the best ending I’ve seen since the 1973 film The Sting!
If you have friends that turn their noses up at anime and say it’s trash culture, you MUST show them Master of Martial Hearts! Not Lain. Not Texhnolyze, not even Galactic Heroes. FUCK that shit! You show them Master of Martial Hearts and they will immediately apologize for ever questioning your tastes!
So, anime as a whole has the reputation of not only being really, REALLY overblown and stupid but also to not be the greatest example in media when it comes to portraying female characters. Even though the days are long gone when people considered anime nothing but “oversexed teenage girls and tentacle porn”, its ugly reputation as being sexist, stupid and overly violent still resonates. Especially whenever something like… well, THIS hits the shelves.
I don’t even wanna type in the name of the anime because it’s such a disgusting piece of crap. Let’S just call it “Schlocky Ikki Tousen Fanfic”, or SITF for short. It’s not possible for me to accept the fact that really awesome, thought-provoking and just downright beautifully crafted anime like “Now and Then, Here and There”, “Infinite Ryvius” or even just fun, sexy (“sexy” will be a keyword later on, so bear with me on this one) titles like “New Cutie Honey” don’t get a proper Bluray-release here in the west, while Funimation – as it seems – has nothing better to do than to license this… this wretched piece of baboon doo-doo!
Anywho, plot: Aya and Natsume (the subtle Tenjou Tenghe-reference here is the only thing in this OVA that can be described as borderline clever) are totally, like, BFFs and stuff. One fine day they stumble across a sexy stewardess fighting a sexy priest-chick. Aya – herself a sexy schoolgirl – helps sexy priest-chick out and by doing that, she “accidentally” joins the Martial Hearts-tournament. In this tournament, only women with sexy trademarks are allowed to participate and THE PRIZE ™ is that any wish you have will be granted. And from there on out, bitches be fightin’. Bitches be fightin’ in a garage. Bitches be fightin’ in a maid café. Bitches be fightin’ on a busy street. Bitches be fightin’ everywhere. And then an awful, awful twist happens and this thing turns from a shitty anime into something way more sinister and vile.
Let’s get the obvious thing out of the way first: Titties. SITF has lots of titties. Really poorly animated, poorly drawn titties that are shown off in the most unattractive way possible. It’s marketed as “Ikki Tousen without censor bars and with a little more gore”, but they (= Funimation) left out the “… with way less budget”-part.
Resident animu-schlockmeisters and occasional porn producers ARMS – who, I might add, once were pretty damn good in the animation department when it came to sleazy-ass schlocky action-series (see: “Kite”, “Mezzoforte”, “Elfen Lied”) – churn out their worst effort to date. The animation and art quality is complete horseshit all around. Everything looks unappealing and artificial, and despite being an OVA (for which, generally speaking, studios have more budget on their hands to do stuff with) this could easily be mistaken as a shitty generic shonen-panty fighter-series from the 90s.
Don’t even get me started on the soundtrack that might just feature the most awful opening song I’ve heard in anything ever. Imagine Avril Lavigne being really frigging high and just babbling words in a foreign language into a headset-microphone, while some crappy garage band shreds “Smoke on the Water – The Punkrock Edition” in the background – there’s your opening.
The Japanese cast doesn’t even care, everybody just phones their performance in and collects their paycheck – and can you really blame them? The English dub is kinda decent, but the talents of the dub actors are wasted on this dull piece of crap, and you cannot make dialogue like this…
“I WILL CALL THIS DAY ‘BEST FRIENDS DAY’ FROM NOW ON! YAY!”
… sound appealing even if you tried.
To talk about the characters would mean spoiling SITF. And it’s against the guidelines to spoil stuff, so let me put it like this: SITF tries really hard to sell one of the unnecessarily darkest plot twists I’ve seen in quite some time. Emphasis on “tries”, because the anime needs AN ENTIRE FLIPPING EPISODE to explain the twist. The fact this twist exists is not my problem though – I dig the idea, sort of.
But the execution is incredibly baffling to watch. All of a sudden, everything just seems cold and meaningless and doesn’t even start to make a lick of sense. Characters who were carbon copies of crappy character archetypes become even worse archetypes, people die, people try to explain what the heck they’re doing and then SITF just pulls the plug at the end of episode 5 without even bothering to fill the plotholes it left behind, after (clumsily) deconstructing itself and the entire genre it belongs to. And, by proxy, it kinda accidentally shows us what kind of people work at Studio ARMS. And in the industry in general.
Here’s what SITF wants to tell us: Basically, everything is a scam and we’re dickheads for buying into said scam. SITF takes burning itself down into account to drill this into our heads: we’re bad because we watch boobs. Bad us. Bad viewers. Bad Aya for participating in a tournament that fulfills some vage wish. Everything is shit. You’re shit. How dare you?
Too bad it comes from the same goddamn studio responsible – as said above – FOR EXPLOITATION. ARMS animated stuff like…:
– Queen’s Blade
– Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
– Elfen Lied
– Kite & Mezzo Forte
– Word’s Worth
… but now WE, the viewers, are the bad guys because we buy into their crap. Well, congratulations, everyone – we watched crappy fighting anime after crappy fighting anime as kids, just HOPING for that one shot of the female characters’ titties – but in the end it doesn’t really matter, because we’re horrible people and everybody’s miserable at the end. Woop-dee-friggin’-doo.
And the fact that this message – this ugly, ugly message that harkens back to the “uberviolent underage- and tentacle-porn”-archetype I mentioned above – is basically carried to the west by one of the biggest anime distributors in North America is nothing short of alarming, cruel and a disgrace to the fanbase.
I love anime. I love exploitation. I love sleazy-ass Ralph Bakshi-cartoons. I love Yasoumi “the dude who made Kite” Umetsu, he’s one of my favorite animators and character designers of all time. But I don’t like being scammed. I don’t like being painted as an idiot because I watch animated girls fight each other and getting a kick out of that. I don’t like being painted as such an idiot by the same idiots who churn out “Ikki Tousen”-season after increasingly shitty (but at least fun-shitty) “Ikki Tousen”-season, and seem to judge their viewership OPENLY as such idiots. And I don’t like it when something this stupid thinks it’s smarter than me or anyone who likes exploitation’esque cartoons, by implementing a plot twist this jarring and nonsensical.
36: Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono
Japanese: ナコルル ~あのひとからのおくりもの~
MAL Score: 5.49
Nakoruru, finally returned to her home Kamuikotan after a long, fierce battle, receives a warm welcome from dear friends and the village children. Her spirit is uplifted by her reunion with companions Manari and Yantamuu. But as the trauma of battle falls away, Rela appears and challenges Nakoruru and the shadow of misfortune creeps closer… Nakoruru is a popular Ainu girl from SNK’s Samurai Spirits fighting game (PC and Dreamcast), now she has her very own OVA series.
The expression that will probably fit best for this show’s story will be “what a loss”. The single episode still manages to give us enough hints about the potential of this anime. And it strikes me as pretty decent – a well build up story, standing on series issues like person’s inner conflict, personal fights and desires, about all the rules we must obey. It really brings this rare debt we see so little of. Perhaps this show was made a bit too personal, excluding many of the other Samurai Shodown characters and a bit too shoujou, but the atmosphere it carries is really great. Of course, if you do not like Nakoruru, or have never played any of the games, you may not be as excited to see it, as I was.
Expressing a lot, the art performance of Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara Okurimono has the biggest merit to the anime’s amazing atmosphere. I just loved the whole look of the show – landscapes, designs, they were all extraordinary. The particular innocence of character designs creates an interesting mixture between the teenage looks and the adulthood strokes in the story. Things like all the blood and nudity – they all seem at place. The music was also fine, but nothing memorable.
Since I am not familiar with the visual novel, I have no idea whether there are going to be more characters of the franchise appearing later in the story, but as far as the single episode goes, all is focused on Nakoruru and Rera. The other appearing characters are just too much in the background. Even the role of Nakoruru’s younger sister – Rimururu, is minor.
Perhaps its unfinished state is what adds a bit more charm to Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara Okurimono, but I think that when a story based on an action fighting game, is made so well and serious, it deserves the check out. Of course, this OVA is another must have addition to the Samurai Shodown fan collector’s items.
35: Injuu Seisen XX
English: Twin Angels (2)
MAL Score: 5.51
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34: Seijuuden: Twin Dolls
English: Twin Dolls
Japanese: 聖獣伝 ツインドールズ
MAL Score: 5.54
Mai and Ai Amatsu are beautiful and powerful twin sisters descended from a Tennyo angel. However, part of this legacy includes fighting off sex-starved demons and protecting the child-like boy Onimaro from evil forces. Can Mai and Ai carry out their mission in life and retain their chastity at the same time?
33: Kawarazaki-ke no Ichizoku 2
English: Kawarazaki-ke no Ichizoku 2
MAL Score: 5.56
The continuation of the first OVAs, just with a little twists in the main story line, but it refains the same as the first one.
English: Hyakki: The Secret of Devil’s Island
MAL Score: 5.57
A group of young adults have decided to travel to a mysterious island through a tour line. The island has been deserted of human life and the ruins of a once promising city continue to decay. Each of the group members have a reason to visit the island, including returning to their former homes or embarking on a scavenger hunt. During their visit, strange events start to take place and past memories and sexual emotions began to surface among the group. The tour takes a turn for the worst when several of tourists are found murdered, showing that someone remains on the desolated island.
A group of stupid teenagers decide to take a “mystery cruise” that promises to drop them off on a random, unknown island for a day. I have no idea why anyone would do that, but that’s the plot they went with. It turns out one of the guys was raised on this small island, but it was abandoned due to a coal fire and is haunted. Sweet Jesus, we’re 5 minutes in and they ripped off Silent Hill for no reason! Since this is the Martial Hearts guy, most of the “plot” revolves around torture and rape. However, the English dub was absolutely hellbent on making this a dark comedy. It worked with “A Time to Screw” and “Sextra Credit” but this is a different script writer and it’s not nearly as good. This translation was the same dude who did “Milk Money”.
Sound: This is a media blasters dub, so most of the original Berserk cast is in this along with some folks from Central Park media. Casca’s voice actress gives no fucks, so she used her real name. Most people used ridiculous pseudonyms. I believe “Pete Meat” is the original voice of Guts, but this has sadly never been confirmed. I also heard who I thought might be Eric Stuart, Dan Green, and Veronica Taylor, but I’m not positive. Also there’s a fat, bald rapist that sounds suspiciously like Meowth from Pokémon.
Art: This was made by the fine folks at Studio ARMS, because of course it was. Sadly, this doesn’t look nearly as well animated as Gauss because Rin Shin wasn’t involved. The blood actually looks better than most ARMS anime because Yasuomi Umetsu also took a rain check on this garbage. This kind of makes me sad because I wanted that thick, ketchup blood from Kite, Elfen Lied and Mezzo Forte!
The English dub makes this worth watching. It’s not as good as Sextra Credit, but there’re a few laughs to be had here. So if you have absolutely ZERO standards and are desperate for a good laugh, cuddle up with your Valentine’s date and listen to dialogue like “Your tongue is as soft a baby lamb’s intestinal tract!”
31: Injuu Seisen: Twin Angels
English: Twin Angels (1)
Japanese: 淫獣聖戦 ツインエンジェル
MAL Score: 5.63
The Demon King has arisen to enslave humanity with his legions of sex demons! Our only hope: the delectable yet deadly warrior twins Ai and Mai. But the sexy sisters are betrayed by an old friend, and it’s not long before they’re trapped and tortured mercilessly by monsters. Now only a miracle can save them.
for the first time experience to watch hentai i shock, and feel sorry for the rape scene.
from my perspective this show similar with la blue girl but more darker altough not silly like la blue girl, how come the twin sister is still virgin after their genital being violated by branch tree
for anime i watch over 10 years ago, it still decent, many gore, blood in fighting scene and sex scene
So, what is there to say about this, really? It’s hentai. With gore. Concurrently. Don’t expect a clever plot or much character development from a show which is essentially La Blue Girl with a hamstrung sense of humour. Depending on your proclivities, don’t expect a lot of sexy, either; but hey, maybe you like snuff. All in all, the best thing I got out of Twin Angels was an amusing story to tell.
30: Flutter of Birds II: Tenshi-tachi no Tsubasa
Japanese: flutter of birds II 天使たちの翼
MAL Score: 5.68
The miracle happens again… in another country –
The son of an Englishman and a Japanese woman, our main character is Shin’ya. Having grown up in his father’s native land, he wanted to visit the homeland of his mother, who died when he was young. White snow covers the town of Kuramachi. His other hometown, the last trace of his mother. That is where his father and mother met and were married. And the time comes when Shin’ya’s wish is granted. His aunt Miyu says she’ll look after him at her church..
In his mother’s hometown, Shin’ya injures his leg and goes to a clinic. As Shin’ya stays in the small, snow-covered town, waiting for his leg to heal, he encounters various young women. His encounter with the girl in the clinic who likes to read, Narumi, becomes one he’ll never forget…
29: Flutter of Birds: Tori-tachi no Habataki
English: Virgin Touch
Japanese: flutter of birds～鳥達の羽ばたき～
MAL Score: 5.69
Yusaku is heading home for the first time in eight years. He is a medical student about to take on a summer internship in the country working at his uncle’s clinic. While on the train, he becomes smitten with a young woman sitting across from him, but is unable to summon the courage to speak to her. When he arrives in his hometown, he is reunited with friends from his childhood, and get introduced to gorgeous nurses, patients, and mysterious young girls. It is only a matter of time before Yusaku runs into the beautiful woman he saw on the train.
Sadly i am not the first reviewer for this anime. I don’t care about being first in this case but for those that backed emo (the first reviewer) may have not watched this anime because of her review. For me this anime did have plot,overall 10 for everything. Maybe, it is because i travel in the main characters footsteps in a way and was able to connect. Or maybe, i am not EMO (for those not familiar with the term think emotionless).
The plot to me:
the final messages the girls had were important. Aside from that you have a feild tester per say who is uncertain what to do with life. Sure, he has the education thus far but education does not shape you life does. Each girl’s encounter with the main character played a certain role at building up the character.
I could go on and on how what i liked but i fear that i will spoil this so i will make one final note or suggestion. I strongly advise sticking around for the credits. I understand bailing after movies when the lights come back on but stick around. You can thank me later.
28: Dousou Kai Again
MAL Score: 5.72
The members of the tennis club at Sakura Junior High School. Have a class reunion on New Years Eve. They’re all twenty, and Mizuho is happy to get to see Tatsuya again, her secret love. At the reunion, they plan to stay at Mizuho’s mother’s lodge in the hot spring resort for a ski trip. Unfortunately, however, Mizuho’s mother’s become ill. She doesn’t know whether she should care for her mother or finally give her self to Tatsuya.
Class Reunion Again is made up of two episodes that share the same premises but are totally unrelated. Both stories begin in a class reunion, with Tatsuya focusing his attention on a certain girl.
1. Tatsuya and Mizuho see each other after a long time and discover that both of them have remained unattached over the years. Sparks fly and the two develop a relationship during the course of a ski trip which their class subsequently organizes.
2. Tatsuya and his childhood friend Ayu’s constant bickering incite teasing from their classmates. Ayu comes to realize that she’s in love with Tatsuya, but Tatsuya seems oblivious to her feelings and continues to treat her as just a buddy.
Predictable and clichéd, there’s really nothing special about Class Reunion Again stories. What it does is play up is romance in all its sweetness, eventually climaxing to a tender first-time sexual encounter between the couples.
The art and animation are average. Sex is depicted with a lot of warmth, such that you can truly consider it as lovemaking rather than just the usual mindless banging…
In conclusion Class Reunion Again is a great choice for peoples who want to get their partners to watch a hentai without turning them off the genre.
27: Words Worth Gaiden
Japanese: ワーズ ワース外伝
MAL Score: 5.80
The skill of sword-fighting is known to two tribes, the Tribes of Light (which consists of humans living on the world’s surface) and Shadow (mostly part humans, part animals or monsters living in an underground city, who also seem to age at half the normal speed of the Light tribe). The two tribes lived in peace and harmony, their domains separated by the “Words Worth” tablet—a huge monolith slab erected by a guardian spirit. Although the tablet has writing on it, neither Tribe can read the text. One day, Words Worth was mysteriously destroyed by an unknown entity; its component parts scattered among the domain of the Tribes of Shadow.
The two Tribes blamed each other for the tablet’s destruction, and started a war that has been on-going for 100 years.
Astral, prince of the Tribe of Shadow, desires to become a Swordsman of Shadow but his father, King Wortoshika, forbids him to do so. He is engaged to Sharon, a beautiful swordswoman who generally like Astral but wishes he was stronger.
Tags: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Group, Threesome, Monster, Rape, Yuri
Words Worth Gaiden is a prequel/side story for the classic Words Worth hentai series. The main focus in this outing is Astral and the three women he meets from the Tribe of Light during one of their attempted invasions into the Land of Shadow. There are two basic groups involved, one with a man named Norman and his female companion April and the group of Persia and her friend Sabrina.
The story is pretty basic, invaders from the Tribe of Light are trying to escape from the Land of Shadow and along the way encounter Astral, at which point there is some fighting and then sex. The story does very little to add to the overall storyline from the original Words Worth, and is just a fairly average hentai. In general it is not a bad story, it is just not a great one.
The hentai content is fairly basic and uninteresting… although when Sabrina has sex it seems that her private area lights up and looks like it is on fire. We know from the first Words Worth that Astral is fairly well endowed, but its a little silly how they did things this time around… during his sex scenes you see his manhood trailing from the woman he is with to the edge of the screen a good distance away.
As far as the animation and artwork, they are on par with the original, but I think they really went cheap when animating the hentai content and they did a lot of bad, strange camera work. The voice acting was well done and overall the sound was good. This hentai comes fully uncensored for your viewing pleasure.
Overall it is a fairly average hentai series, but probably worth checking out, especially if you are a fan of the original. The hentai content could have been done better, but I would not say it was horrible.
Words Worth: Gaiden (Words Worth: Outer Story) is a side story takes place around the last episode of the original show. There isn’t too much plot outside of our main character, Astral, and the three women he meets from from the Tribe of Light during an attempted invasion into the Land of Shadow.
Gaiden is a step down from the original in pretty much every way and its obvious why it wasn’t included as part of the main series. While the plot isn’t bad, it’s pretty obvious that the plot in Gaiden feels like it’s the side plot from the game that this is based on, not part of the main story, and from everything I can tell after looking the game up, this seems to be accurate. While it probably fleshes out the game, it just doesn’t fit in animated for.
The animation isn’t as good, as it seems we’ve moved over from cel animation to the early days of digital animation for anime that was the hot new thing for anime in the early 2000s, which was a pretty rough time for animation in anime at the time. While it doesn’t necessarily look terrible for the time, it is a step down from the original series.
The one thing I can say for Gaiden is that this is where the “Your resistance only makes my penis harder.” quote comes from, so if you want to satiate your curiosity, then maybe check it out. The English dub/sub isn’t anywhere close to being so-bad-it’s-good, but if you’re looking for funny quotes from a hentai, this is still one of the more memorable ones.
I guess the sex scenes are OK. They’re nothing to write home about, and just aren’t as good as the originals. There is one scene in the first episode that I did like with the warrior character Sabrina, which is probably the best part of the entire thing.
If you were looking for more of Words Worth, then this isn’t the worst thing, but I imagine you wanted more, you could just seek out the game, or at least find video clips that someone went to the trouble of finding and editing together.
MAL Score: 5.84
Based on a hentai videogame, Mizuiro tells the scenario of two girls who like Kenji a lot.
The first episode covers Yuki’s story, Kenji’s younger sister, whose obsession with her brother makes her sad. This is especially considering they’re brother and sister, despite being fact that Yuki was adopted by Kenji’s father.
The second episode goes through clumsy Hiyori’s story, where she appears out of Kenji’s dresser – naked and ghost-like, trying to convince Kenji to fall in love with her, even though Hiyori does not remember why she appears out of dresser.
25: Vanquished Queens
Japanese: ヴァンキッシュド クイーンズ
MAL Score: 6.05
Vanquished Queens OVAs depict what happened to various characters who were absent in Queen’s Blade: Rebellion and what happened to them after Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushitachi.
While ever so closely balancing the line between hentai or not, they don’t show anything overly explicit or any gore. Vanquished Queens takes some of the characters from the original series and subject them to abuse, torture, and rape. If you enjoy that sort of thing or would define them overcoming these difficulties as “character development” – this is the show for you. I understand there were similar situations in the original series but they were far and beyond “light” compared to Vanquished Queens serious manner.
As far as art/sound/characters – they very closely match the original series of Queen’s Blade and were done fairly well. I did notice a couple scenes with lower quality animation, but not enough to detract from my overall enjoyment. The only thing that kept my overall rating from being a 2.
One other positive note, if you are a fan of Airi – one of the Vanquished Queens specials will be enjoyable.
English: Crimson Climax
MAL Score: 6.07
Lured to a cursed island by a carnal cult, victims are brought to the throes of ecstasy, then brutally sacrificed in a bloody occult ritual. When sexy Ryo visits her late mother’s island home, she’s in for a terrifying surprise. Can she escape with her life and her virtue intact.
CC is a mellow mix of horror, mystery and boobs.
A woman shuffles into a a large stone room slowly making her way to a creepy male manniquin sitting on a throne begging him for sweet relaese.
Several m female manniquins littering the room awaken and slowly delimb her arms and legs as she keeps moving forward.
falling to the floor the woman [Itsuki] is eaten alive by the macabre marrionetes.
At some toint in time later [Itsuki’s] daughter [Ryō] arrives the isolated island where her mother was born to ivestigate her mothers erratic sexual behaviour and disapearence.
[Ryō] i s greeted to the island by her small bodied cousin [Hotaruko] and house servent [Ruka]. the next day [Ryō] is startled by the islands ominous spirits.
sometime later [Ryō] hears some voices and stumbles across [Kasumi] the daughter of the resident priest [Master Komoshi]. She is fooling around with her lover [Misa] when they are cought by [Hotaruko].
Sometime later [Ryō] comes across a brutal ritual where [Misa] is being takin from behind by [Master Komoshi] and subsequently killed by [Kasumi] with a sword as a blood sacrifice for the male manniquin [Lord Mizuno]
the story from here on out is rather complicated and easy miss.
It has blood, stupid sex and the biggest mystery is why did i watch this?
It could have been better.
the art ok and the charactors are not to intresting. the sounds some of these woman make are actually not half bad. mt enjoyment came mostly if not all from the twisted dark story, and less from it being a hentai. speaking of which is a little stale.
Over all its worth a watch if you like a little horror, the manniquins are creepy and the only other male charactor [Bungo], [Kasumi’s] fiance earns a few badass points.
23: Natural 2: Duo
Japanese: ナチュラル2 デュオ
MAL Score: 6.08
Chisato and Kuu lost their parents years ago and were taken in by an Old man and his grandson, Chisato and Kuu became good friends with his grandson however he left and never came back. Now. Years later Chisato met up with her “Onii-chan” her lost love.
Pros of this anime are.
1.Adults will get a warm fuzzy feeling of romance.
2.Good adult drama title that will be enjoyied by those who like sope operas and erotica.
3.Great Art and Superme Art (Its that good (IMO) )
Cons of this anime
1.Vol 2 will shake those fuzzy feellings and replaced by discust.
2.Try explaining to family members and friends why you have a title from adult source media and that this is not porn but is romance.
3.Some cliff hangers.
Violence. 1/5 (Vol 1). 3/5 (Vol 2). well vol 1 has only slapstick and not much else while vol 2 has sexually abusive violence and some torn shirts and dresses if you know what I mean.
Sex/Nudity. 3/5 (Vol 1). 4/5 (Vol 2). Vol 1 has explicit sex which has both people consented to and is not too wild while Vol 2 has rape and is very wild and has bdsm and mostly fetish contents.
Language. 1/5 (Vol 1). 3/5 (Vol 2). Vol 1 has very mild sexual and bad language while Vol 2 has very strong curse words and sexually slang which makes this unappetizing.
profanity. 1/5 (Vol 1). 3/5 (Vol 2). the only reason I put Vol 1 with a 1 is because some people might find some of it offensive while Vol 2 as I stated in the above.
Vol 1.People who like light content with romance who are ADULTS.
Vol 2.Milky Fans and viewers who like wild violent sex or find bible black too extream might want to start off with this.
Vol 1. RMA (RESTRICTED TO MATURE AUDIENCES) in other words NC-17 not a X.
Vol 2. ILX (INTERMEIDATE LEVEL X RATED)
22: Shinseiki Inma Seiden
English: Inma Seiden: The Legend of the Beast of Lust
Japanese: 新世紀 淫魔聖伝
MAL Score: 6.10
As the related Kameyama and Ootori families battle to lead Ootori Academy, sinister goings-on complicate their internal struggle. Terrifying sexual assaults are taking place, with the assailant concealing his identity with a foreboding iron mask. Sena is attacked by tentacles and a demon, and then the masked man appears before Mao, who tries to fight him off. When she fails to succeed, Hitomi Kameyama comes to her rescue, but the horror has just begun.
(Source: NuTech Digital)
This is an old but gold for me. Back to a time when you might find a hentai uncensored, and probably the only old art style hentai that keeps me coming back every year. Even if the plot is a little “dropped you in the third book of a series” you can actually feel the quality each character. That’s probably why its one of the only single story arc that is 6 ep of hentai I know. There are so many everyone can find something. there is old fashion rape, inescapable rape, Aztec sacrificing, tentacles, & monsters is there anything else to life?
Art: 10 – For its time it was probably the best it could be. If your faulting this for being hand drawn you probably didnt grow up with any good anime that way *cough* dbz, gundam, ect. *cough*.
Sounds: 10 – Background music doesnt get in the way and the voice acting is top notch.
Characters: 9 – Different from each other and each one gets plenty of screen time, but if you have a favorite ep you might forget about the others.
Story: 6 – But what hentai would you rate any higher… exactly fair is great in the hentai world.
Skip to ep. 6 the second time the main character gets raped has it all. Fear, resistance, giving in, possession, double orgasm, tentacles, a throat gulp that still makes me lose it 4 years later and hasn’t been copied. And a confusing end that makes you wonder if they will ever come out with a 4th book… one day….
21: Injuu Gakuen La☆Blue Girl: Fukkatsu-hen
English: La Blue Girl Returns
Japanese: 淫獣学園 La☆Blue Girl 復活篇
MAL Score: 6.12
A race of butterfly-demons named the Mahoroba want to enslave Miko Mido and her sister to steal them the seal case that control the Shikima. Their ultimate goal is to conquer the Shikima Brain, a legendary place of the Shikima realm which is said to confer the power to rule the universe.
For me, this is all just classic. Be sure you watch the first La Blue Girl before seeing this one so you know the history of the characters. The girls work nicely as a team.
I especially love the intro to this series. They’ve taken the old theme song and made it much catchier.
20: Dorei Kaigo
English: Slave Nurses
MAL Score: 6.15
There is a strange epidemic running rampant at the local inpatient hospital. For some reason every night the nurses are feeling an uncontrollable urge. They have no choice but to satisfy it with the patients, the doctors, and even each other. The new resident doctor has his own itch to scratch, as well as a suspicion that someone is behind this impromptu sex ring.
Story: 4/10. Well, i didn’t really get the story but i enjoyed it…
Art: 8/10. I loved how the characters glow in the animation. and the style was artistic and artificial.
Sound: 9/10. everything was fine. it just reminds me of a hentai in the 2000.
Characters: 6/10. In the first episode, Natsuki (Blue-haired, light-skin girl) was shown but episodes 2 & 3 were weird because i first watched this is April but i felt like “I never heard her talk before”.
I thought Mikuru (Pink-haired girl) was betraying the nurses and Yosuke (Black-haired young man). But until Episode 3, she helped the characters (NOT THE OLD MEN).
Saeko (Purple-haired nurse) was OK.
Eri (Green-haired girl) is a good looking character with a rich family. I loved her.
Yosuke was a strong character in this hentai. i saw his desires but its ok.
Haruka (Orange-haired girl) is an another STRONG character in this hentai. i love her.
The old men (Aida, Tomii and Kiba) were the old men with nice designs but creepy a** characters. They only USED the characters for sound experiment so that they can do it with each other and if they escaped, they would die (NOT THE OLD MEN). They were just… ANNOYING.
Enjoyment: 7/10. The orgasms were good.
Overall: 7/10. no need for perverted old men in a hentai. he he he.
19: Queen’s Blade: Grimoire
Japanese: クイーンズブレイド グリムワール
MAL Score: 6.17
The story takes place after the wandering warrior Leina’s championship has ended. The royal court’s magician Alicia uses black magic and opens a doorway to another dimension. From that door, a rabbit lures Alicia into another dimension called Melfairland. Melfairland is holding a tournament of its own to award out a Queen’s Blade, and Alicia enters the tournament in order to find a way to return to her own world.
18: Yakin Byoutou San
English: Night Shift Nurses: Experiment
Japanese: 夜勤病棟 参
MAL Score: 6.22
Sora was lying in front of a hospital. He was seriously injured, and when he was about to die, a nurse, Yamami Yu, helped him.
He was sent into an emergency ward, and he met a beautiful woman, Mikage Reika. She was a director of the hospital, and she asked him to become a test subject. Because he didn’t have any relatives, he accepted it. Then, Yagami Yu was supposed to take care of him.
Since that day, his fate had changed a lot.
And sure this is a hentai.
So many would probably tell me off on the fact that hentai’s lack story or don’t need to be long? So don’t get your hopes up. But i would not say so. Hentai should be something that exist for everyone. So to have better story, more of an equal contents of the plot,the sex is something media still can&SHOULD try to achieve a bit more.
Overall the show was interesting, although this one is similiar to other hentai’s in sense of lacking explanations/details and story a little bit. It was there sure!
Never wrong to empathize it up a bit though.
Would be cooler if they taked up where they left with the ending of ep 3.
17: One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e – True Stories
Japanese: ONE ～輝く季節へ～ True Stories
MAL Score: 6.26
In 1998 winter, another world happens to come to existence in me, though I used to be a normal student. It is covering my ordinary life as the snow covers the ground. Until then, I haven’t noticed, what has stayed unchanged in my daily life, the familiar scenes that have always been there, the warmth of the person whom I haven’t noticed that I love her.
They have existed to bind me in this world in order not to let me leave.
It is the moment when I begin look for the bind and the significant person, for the first time. The time goes, and the sun gradually begins to shine the season. I wonder where I will be, and who will grip my hand.
Today’s review is looking at One: True Stories. This is based on a Key visual novel with character designs by the same lady who did Clannad, Air, and Little Busters. There are actually 2 version of this production. The first is a 3 episode, super condensed OVA that does a horrible job capturing the original VN. Then studio Arms decided to randomly insert a few sex scenes and release the same anime again as a hentai!
This doesn’t really work well as a hentai. Firstly, the character designs are meant to be cute with their MASSIVE eyes, but not really “sexy”. Secondly the pacing is some of the oddest I’ve ever seen in a hentai. Do you want to know how long it takes to see so much as one tit? 25 minutes! That’s longer than any of Arm’s non-hentai anime! What do we get instead? A boring highschool student skips out on cleaning duty and waxes philosophical about bullshit on the school roof. “The world feels like it’s slowing down. I hear the dogs barking in the distance and the sound of rolling thunder from beyond the hills. Will I be able to follow those sounds?” Bruh, this is a HENTAI! This hentai is so selfish it’s jerking itself off before getting the audience off! I have never in my life seen a hentai with so much meandering Tumblr poetry for no reason. It’s like the MC thinks that he’s Bob Dylan…and he’s not.
Since this hentai is very slow and takes itself quite seriously, you would expect a wholesome romance right? Instead, the director decided to adapt each branch from the VN and have the character bang a different girl in each episode. That’s because this is directed by Kan Fukomoto, best known for directing tentacle rape hentai like La Blue Girl and Wordsworth. He’s not exactly a tender, romantic type.
So at least the animation will be good right? Studio Arms was known for having pretty decent animation for its hentai. PLEASE say we got Rin Shin or Yasuomi Umetsu. Nope! Just the guy who did the animation direction for Ninja Resurrection!
For 25 years, Arms was one of the strangest and least loved studios in anime. However, I will argue they were actually important! Their hentai Kite was able to somehow become a cult classic in the West, which was referenced in music videos and even received a live action remake with Samuel L Jackson of all people! Elfen Lied was listed as a key inspiration for season 1 of Stranger Things, which became a merchandise empire and the #1 show on Netflix worldwide. This obscure hentai studio was actually able to leave a stamp on pop culture like few other anime studios. Even the most casual anime fans and people who have never seen anime in their lives have heard of some of the anime produced by these schlockmeisters, which is more than I could say for 98% of anime studios.
Instead of writing my own eulogy for Arms. I’m just going to re-use the eulogy Bill Murray wrote for John Belushi.
“He actually enjoyed disgusting people! Being disgusting! The thrill of offending people and making them uncomfortable. He was despicable! (holding back tears) He will not be missed!”
This title is a lie! These are not true stories! On top of that, One? There is not just one love interest. There are three. Get it right, Arms! At any rate, wow…I’m reviewing TWO hentai in less than 24 hours? It’s times like these that I ask myself, “are you lonely? Are you desperate?” lol, I’m only kidding. In all honesty, I wanted to knock these out before the spring anime season hits hard. For those that are wondering what I’m talking about, I watched and reviewed Suika before watching this and I mentioned on my list that I’d at least want to try seeing at least a few hentai with a decent story and decent characters.
Anyway, back to the review. One: True Stories is an alternative re-telling to One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e, which in turn is an adaptation of the visual novel of the same name. If you haven’t played the VN or watched the prior OVA, you’re not missing much. In fact, you don’t need to watch those at all if you want to pick up on what’s happening in True Stories. Don’t be deceived by the “sequel” listing on MAL either because…well, that’s a lie. Calling this a “sequel” would be about the equivalent of calling Kanon (2006) a sequel to Kanon. It’s not, plain and simple.
The story of One: True Stories revolves around a high school boy named Kouhei Orihara. Kouhei seems to be your normal goofy high schooler who has an obsession about sleeping wherever he can and often teases his friend Mizuka Nagamori. However, he has daydreams and realizations that he is in a world in which he shouldn’t exist and he becomes troubled by the thoughts that he will disappear someday and those closest to him will forget about him. As the series progresses, Kouhei develops a few relationships, but at the same time, the relationships he forms will only bring him more heartache to his apparently fading existence.
I found the strengths to True Stories was in its character design and script writing. If anyone goes into this wondering if the characters might seem familiar in their design, well…you might be right. The original character design is by none other than Itaru Hinoue. The same Hinoue that brought us Air, Clannad, Kanon, and Little Busters. I actually have to be honest, I thought One was actually one of his better design works, which is somewhat comical considering how renowned series like Clannad and Kanon have become. The script was written by Tetsuro Oishi, who I have to wonder if he’s using a fake name because this is the only work I saw him accredited toward. I found the script to be very good and I’d be amazed if this is his only script work. The overall direction and writing for this story was surprisingly good, one of the best I’ve ever seen in a hentai. I found this series had a nice mix of comedy, romance, and drama. In my experience, it usually seems like most hentai series have a hard time being able to mix the genres as well as this series did. Hell, even if you’re going into it for the sex, the scenes are still pretty good in that regard. At least they are romantic sex scenes and I wouldn’t say there is any forced rape (Thank God for no tentacle rape! Hallelujah!).
Where One: True Stories falls a little short is unfortunately, also within the writing. While I commended how well this OVA was written, I also felt the writing staff didn’t do a good enough job of explaining who or what Kouhei is and I found his daydreams only made the OVAs more confusing than clarifying. Then again, I’ll give True Stories this…it did a much better job than its predecessor. Another area I found True Stores to be a bit lacking in is that it seemed to rush the relationships a bit. Maybe not so much with Mizuka since the two built a rapport through the series, but it definitely felt rushed with Misaki and Akane. Of course, it’s only natural since we’re dealing with a three episode OVA based off a VN, but I didn’t feel the transitions within the relationships to be handled quite the best.
I never thought I’d say this, but I actually found this to be one of Arms best works…and that’s coming from someone who has seen Elfen Lied, Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, Mezzo Forte, and Kite. I’d even go so far as to say that its highly underrated. It makes me sad that something like Queen’s Blade gets higher ratings than this. Then again, it’s pretty hard to get invested in the MAL ratings in general since they seem highly inflated for some series and extremely deflated for others. For those who are concerned about the “hentai” or “pornography” title in regards to this series, it’s pretty short and to the point. The sex scenes in each episode generally last 3-5 minutes of the 30 minute episodes, so it doesn’t interfere with the story too much. With the exception being the last episode, they don’t occur until at least the 20 minute mark of each episode, so it’s not like your typical “oooh, I see pretty girl, let’s screw” like you see in many hentai. They do actually try and build a relationship with the leads before going that route…although, like I said, it does still feel a bit rushed at times.
Now the question remains, who would I recommend this to? Well, anyone that likes a series like Clannad, Kanon, or Air that is looking for something a little more hardcore. It’s sort of natural to say that since it comes from the same character designer…and in fact, Itaru Hinoue’s designs for this actually lead to his works for Key. It’s actually a little hard to believe that his work for One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e were followed by Air, Kanon, Clannad, and Little Busters. Strange how this world works, huh? While I wouldn’t call this a classic like Clannad or Kanon, I will say that this is one of the best hentai OVAs you could watch. The story is pretty good, the characters are pretty likable, and it isn’t watered down with horrendous amounts of sex and ecchi. There does seem to be an honest to God effort put toward this, which is more than I can say for hentai in general and hell, it’s even better than its “prequel”/alternative re-telling, One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e. How often do you see a hentai alternative re-telling fair better than the non-hentai predecessor? That’s rare…REALLY rare.
If you’re going into this just out of perversion, I’d say you could do better. However, if you’re looking for a decent romantic story to go with your perversion, than I’d call this a solid watch. If you’re just looking for a good romantic drama, then I think you would be better off watching the aforementioned Clannad or Kanon (2006) series if you haven’t already. However, this isn’t a bad waste of an hour-and-a-half if you’re looking to try something new.
16: Isuca: Gokuraku
Japanese: ISUCA 第拾壱話「極楽」
MAL Score: 6.28
The OVA will be bundled with the 7th volume of the manga, scheduled to ship on August 26, 2015. It will be a sea bathing episode.
(Source: MAL News)
By the way, it can’t be called a sequel because it has nothing to do with the series.
Do you want to see all your favourite characters from Isuca in bikini/swimsuit/half-nude in an island that no one knows why they went to? Then this OVA is for you. Oh, also there’s some mistery arround that island but it leads to nothing in the end, you’ll see. So it’s just harem in a beach.
It’s the same style as the original series. I don’t find it a masterpiece nor horrifying.
Well, there’s no much sound to play in this OVA. And the few things that were played were plain. Not a OST to enjoy to.
Well, character personalities are intact. But as you might imagine, no development.
I went to do other things while playing this OVA because of the overstanding enjoyment I had. Being serious, you won’t enjoy this unless you do love beach and harem episodes.
Do not waste 20 minutes of your life, just try to watch anything else. Or you can watch it while doing some other things, you wouldn’t waste your time so much in that case
15: Nikutai Ten’i
English: Body Transfer
MAL Score: 6.30
Kenichi and several of his friends stay after school to look at a new archaeological find, a bizarre looking mirror. Suddenly, the entire building is transported to an alternate dimension and a magic field surrounds it to prevent them from escaping. Also, their minds have switched to other people’s bodies. The only way to switch bodies is when their sexual emotions are high. Kenichi must find a way to return everything back to normal before the dimension falls apart.
The hentai did a lot right in the case of these characters becoming accustom to different bodies at different times as well as the first pains of virginity being taken, but some of the characters seemed down right unnecessary as it could have just as easily followed 3-4 characters than the 7-8 they whipped together. I, personally, would have rather had 3-4 characters for the sake of the story than the 10 second intro of the character, the 30 second sex with that character and then never seeing them again. I actually think two of the characters were introduced and skipped straight to the never seen again part.
While I followed what was going on, I’ve also got to say that the ending was odd in the sense that (and not to ruin it for the rest of you) not all of the characters escaped this body transferring realm and the reasons as to why or what might happen to them is never explained. There isn’t even a really good explanation as to how they got there in the first place.
All and all, I was disappointed with the story, but if you’re in it for some realistic hentai (i.e. not 12 foot penises), a relativity good side story about true love, and some pretty good artwork, then by all means watch.
To put it simply: if you’re primarily after a good storyline look elsewhere; if you’re in it for the hentai and not too fussed about how it happens then I would definitely recommend ‘Body Transfer’. Without a doubt it is unique!
14: Kite Liberator
Japanese: KITE LIBERATOR (カイト リベレイター)
MAL Score: 6.31
In the previous series “Kite,” a killer—Sawa—suddenly disappears after she avenges her parents’ death, and no one knows where she is.
Several years later, a figure dances airily on the dark side of a big city. She is an angel of death, killing her victim gracefully and disappearing.
Monaka is a normal high school student, though this quiet and modest life has a darker side. An angel of death is Monaka’s other persona.
Story: First off I’ll start by saying that I thought it was very interesting that they made a non-hentai sequel to a hentai-pigeonholed movie. Whilst the original focused on a gritty underworld story of corruption and violence (which featured nudity), Kite Liberator takes a completely different tact and focuses more on a kind of action-based sci-fi plot. Some might say that the absence of sex scenes makes the anime not seem like a true sequel and I would have to agree to some extent, but I feel that to do a sequel too similar to the original would have inevitably not have been as good. Now, back to what’s at hand. The OVA in general is quite well paced. Even though it is only an hour long in length, the way the plot is constructed makes it feel like a full-length movie. In it’s own right, the sci-fi plot is quite entertaining but I was disappointed with massive leap in terms of content from the gritty original to something completely fictional. At least with Kite you could imagine the events happening in real life.
The story element is something that most people will have differing views on but I think 7 is a fair score for this component.
Art: Well, I have to say that this was one of the standout features of the OVA. It was excellent, to put it simply. The combination of computer graphics as well as more traditional constructions made it very pleasing on the eye. Everything was well-rendered or accurately drawn and this component stood out justifyably, fully deserving the 10.
Sound: Another case of "doing what it says on the tin". The themes worked well with the scenes throughout and the sound effects and timing were spot on. The stereo effects were really accurate and made listening to the movie through headphones much more enjoyable than through standard speakers.
Characters: I felt you could empathise with the characters in the story quite well in a similar way as you could for the first movie albeit for different reasons. The main character really kind of reminds you in a lot of ways of Sawa from the first film. The only problem I had was that story didn’t fully explain some of the character details and I was sometimes left wondering about a particular part of certain characters’ backgrounds.
Overall, I would have to say that whether or not you’ve seen the first film, this is something interesting in its own right and it something well worth watching even with some of the issues that exist within it. 8/10
Before we talk about Kite 2, we unfortunately have to talk about Kite. The anime Kite was a 1990s hentai/ action exploitation anime that somehow gained a cult following in the US for its over the top use of sex and violence. Younger fans that haven’t seen Kite would be forgiven for thinking Kite is like the early 2000s anime Gantz and Elfen Lied. Unfortunately, Kite is an entirely different caliber of schlock. I feel I need to explain what I mean by this, so let’s rank gore and tits exploitation anime as if they were the Medieval European societal hierarchy. At the top of the Hierarchy is the Pope, which would be Elfen Lied. It overuses nudity and gore, but actually the majority of the nudity was not intended as fanservice. At least some of the gore was justified by its artistic intention of tackling humanity’s darkness and eternal struggle with the redeeming aspects of the human soul. It has very obvious flaws, but also has areas where it is rather objectively excellent. It is FAR from the perfect anime, but more than good enough to qualify as the top of this dung heap sub-genre of anime. Below the Pope is the King, which would be an anime like Tokyo Ghoul. It is clearly cheap, exploitation schlock, but it knows exactly what it wants to be and has good animation along with other technical aspects that qualify it as competent at the very least. Below the King is the Noble, which would be Gantz. It is not technically as well made as Tokyo Ghoul and clearly wasn’t trying to be anything but garbage, but at least a few people enjoy it. Below the Nobel is the Knight, which would be Violence Jack. It is pretty hard to defend an anime of this low quality, but at least the gore is relatively realistic and well drawn at times. Below the Knight is the Merchant, which would be Genocyber. This was an absolute MESS of an anime, but at least there were brief instances where the director was trying to do something that could have been effective if handled more skillfully. Below the Merchant is the Peasant, which would MD Geist. This is the point where you have reached absolute SHIT tier anime, but at least it had a decent soundtrack and was tonally consistent. Below even the Peasant is the Serf. Medieval Serfs were literally owned by wealthier citizens and legally counted as property rather than human beings. They could be beaten or even murdered by their masters with zero legal repercussions. Kite is the Serf.
The first Kite film is an anime that starts out trying to be a psuedo film noir/ girls with guns movie as if someone was trying HARD to rip off Luc Besson. Then it slaps the audience in the face by borrowing physics straight out of Looney Toons! Then it becomes a laughably horrid hentai in which a loli takes off a T-shirt with no bra and magically transforms from an A cup to a DD cup, so she can literally balance off the ground on the villian’s 3 foot cock. Then it turns serious again and expects the audience to be on board still. It finishes by rapidly cycling between Z grade exploitation porn and a pathetic attempt at artistic ambiguity. Kite looks like it was directed by 5 horrible directors who couldn’t agree on anything and each filmed their own segments and sloppily pasted the film reels together into one head exploding mess of an anime! Kite is literally TERRIBLE in every aspect. Even the art that looks like it could receive a passing grade in some scenes looks like an utter FAIL in other scenes. Kite is one of few films that was SO bad that it physically hurt me to watch it. I consider Kite on par with Pocket Ninjas, Video Brinquedo productions, or a movie by Coleman Francis or James Nguyen.
The ONLY reason that ANYONE liked Kite was because of the extreme gore and explicit hentai scenes. What did Kite 2: Liberator decide to do? Cut out all the explicit sex and tone the gore way down. Once they ripped away the only thing Kite sort of had going for it, we are left with pure, undiluted septic sludge. Surprisingly, Kite actually isn’t the only example of this happening. If you look at most of the notoriously seedy “cult” exploitation films with LOTS of sex and violence, you will find that most of them had terrible sequels that ALL made the same mistake of removing the sole successful ingredient. This puts Kite in the same category with: Caligula, Ilsa She Wolf SS, Hostel, I Spit on Your Grave, and countless others. Kite 2 is a tame, vanilla version of a complete piece of shit, which makes it “bland shit” instead of even being amusing shit! The really odd thing is that Kite 2 doesn’t even have the same characters as the original Kite or continue the story of the original. Kite Liberator instead becomes a campy science fiction about a “meganekko” type girl fighting bulletproof aliens from Mars that resemble Golems. The writing and characters are as shitty as the first Kite, but the action that at least before was eye catching is now boring as watching paint dry. This is one of those movies that isn’t even fun to watch with friends and laugh at how bad it is!
TLDR: The story, characters, writing, and music are all still crap. The hentai scenes and extreme gore that made the original a “cult” hit have been removed, leaving an empty shell of a terrible anime. It’s too boring and bland to even have that MST3K quality of being amusingly terrible. If Kite 1 was painfully stupid and bad, then Kite 2 is painfully stupid and bad+ boring as shit!
Liberator does deliver well on the action element through its high quality presentation as it makes great use of CG and cel-shaded animation to render both the environments of Tokyo and the space station in which the show is mainly set in. Settings and characters have a great amount of detail applied to them with the color shading seemingly being brighter compared to the original series. Action scenes with characters are fluid and intense as you get to see regular gun-action and later on the enemy that emerges from said sci-fi plot.
Unless you are watching Kite Liberator purely for the action, I would recommend avoiding it or only peeking at it only once as the plotting is a mess with the elements it tries to mix around.
13: Ikkitousen: Western Wolves
Japanese: 一騎当千 Western Wolves
MAL Score: 6.32
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12: Queen’s Blade OVA
MAL Score: 6.33
OVAs bundled with the Queen’s Blade Premium Visual Book and the Queen’s Blade Rebellion Premium Visual Book. Both of the episodes will be based on Queen’s Blade Rebellion, a sequel to Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushitachi.
11: Naisho no Tsubomi
English: Naisho no Tsubomi
MAL Score: 6.55
Tsubomi Tachibana is a fifth grader dealing with rather sensitive issues such as her mother’s pregnancy, her first period and the strange feelings she has started to get when she has been around boys.
I was looking one anime download page when I saw title "Naisho no Tsubomi". I wanted to know what kind of anime it is, so I clicked the title and read what kind of story there was. "Fifth graders thinking about pregnancy, period and the strange feeling around boys…" It sounded pretty interesting to me, so I downloaded all three episodes and watched. I guess that fifth graders are little too young to have period and first kisses, but ~
Animation style was really cute ! It wasn’t the same as almost every anime has nowadays, it was cute and definitely different. Even if you think it cute, it was sometimes pretty annoying and some face weren’t looking right to the moment. Their hair and clothes were cute, mut face… not so cute as I could have thought. But the first kiss was really cute !
When I looked the voice actor in MAL, I noticed that there were many good names around. I knew almost all of them, or I have heard their voices somewhere, so it was nice to watch their speak in little different anime. But it was little shame that there weren’t backgroundmusic. It would have bring some new atmosphear to this serie.
Because of the number of episodes were so small, you really don’t get to know all the characters. It is just a scratch. Even if Tsubomi is almost in every act, you don’t know what kind of things she really likes or how she became friends with Rea or why she was so good friend with boys. Saya was the only one who you could get known better, but in the end you don’t know why she just disappeared sometimes. It would be so much better if there has been some more information about characters.
This anime is not really funny. It’s hilarious is all about that, that fifth graders are shouting "penis" all over the school. Or that, that Tsubomi is watching her friends tits and thinking why there is hair in the "special place". But there isn’t any other funny things so you can’t enjoy it really much.
But still, it was some new experience in anime so I just had to give it eight points. And maybe it was that too, that Saya resembled Nadeshiko from Shugo Chara! ? I don’t really know, but this was something new for me and I guess that there isn’t really much animes, which are similar to this.
Apparently, this is based on a very popular shoujo manga, and it’s about a sweet girl named Tsubomi who’s learning about adult things like pregnancy (in the form of her mother getting pregnant), the male and female body (Yes, sex, in the form of a sex ed video being shown to a classroom full of fifth graders), her period, and falling in love. You’d think this would be an almost fan-service free anime, right? Uhh…no.
Well, there’s definitely no boob-grabbing, undie flashing, or straight out nudity in this show. It’s DEFINITELY not a Kodomo Jikan, Mitsudomoe, or Ro-Kyu-Bu (ugh), which I laud them for not becoming, but…it’s still very flawed. The show’s biggest flaw: the subject matter. Okay, a sex education anime featuring fifth graders? An episode with kids watching a video about sex? What? I wasn’t taught this stuff when I was in fifth grade! I mean, I could see this working with teenagers, but…with little fifth grade kids? Seriously? Aren’t they a little young to have to learn stuff like that? What the heck were these producers, and the mangaka, thinking?! What the freak?! I honestly don’t approve of kids learning about sex at that age. No I do not, though to its credit, it is rather realistic in its portrayal of boys, showing them (or most of them) getting all excited about the video, talking about sex, and shouting the P word (had to deal with this in high school). People, if you’re gonna do an anime about sex education, can you at least pick the right AGE in which to show them?! Showing fifth graders this kind of thing is just downright lewd! In fact, I think it should be against the law! I mean, sure if they do experience these things then they have to be told them some time soon, but not like this!
Another flaw lies in half of the cast. Now don’t get me wrong, I liked most of the cast, like Tsubomi, Saya, Daiki, Yae, and Yoh. In fact, my favorite character out of this entire series is Yoh, and not just because he’s voiced by Mitsuki Saiga either (though I do kinda wish he had more lines. He only got ONE LINE in the first episode alone!). The other half…well, I do think Futoshi is a very realistically portrayed boy…though as a fifth grader in general, I can’t picture it. I mean, I can understand his behavior if he were a high schooler since, y’know, high school boys nowadays do nothing but shout inappropriate things regarding sex, but has ANYONE ever seen a fifth grade boy act like he does? I know I haven’t! I kinda found Rea to be annoying. Seriously, WHO is interested in that sort of thing?! Why is she interested in knowing what a boner is?! She shouldn’t be taught that kind of stuff until she’s of age! I really didn’t like her. But the rest of the cast: approved! *thumbs up*
Okay, now that’s all the bad stuff (and part of the good stuff). Let’s get to the rest of the good stuff, the first being the animation. Sure some shoujo-haters might think it’s a bit too sparkly and extravagant and too shoujo, and sure movement is minimal and there are a few still frames, but I never found this to be a problem. It did what it did and nothing more. It’s not trying to be anything it’s not, and being an OVA, I think it did okay. The music isn’t particularly memorable, but it was nice and it fit the show, though I do wish there was an opening and ending theme. I just can’t picture anime episodes without proper intro and outro songs and videos. It just seems weird to me. My favorite episode out of all of this has to be episode 3. It did just about everything right, even if some parts of it were a tad cliche. I especially liked the twist at the end. More anime should do stuff like that, though I wouldn’t recommend it for all anime.
While it isn’t great or mind-breaking, Naisho no Tsubomi is a nice little time killer…though stay away from it if you don’t want to see fifth graders learning about sex. I don’t want to see any more like it anytime soon.
The story was very good and relatable for me. As, a lot of what happened in there, I can still remember going through pretty well. So it was also pretty nostalgic! The story though isn’t anything special compared to other animes. To be honest, it really lacks luster. That being said though, I won’t take back saying the story was very good, because of the type of story it is. Most things like this are very gross and boring, and I just wanted to get away from all this type of stuff when I was small. Now, I’m an adult so I might be wrong, but I think this would’ve held my interest as for every “gross thing related to growing up happened” it was paired with cuteness! And extra points for there being a baby and romance! Yes, I was even a hopeless romantic as a child and I always loved babies. But that’s just me :p
I’ll give the story an 8.
The art was very cute! That’s the whole reason I watched it! I didn’t think it would be about puberty, lol. That’s all I really have to say on it, just understand I liked the cute characters.
I’ll give this a 6
The sound was okay, just that, I don’t remember any of the soundtracks though…
So I guess another 6
I felt the characters were really well done, of course, I’m older now, but I related to the main character a lot concerning somethings, of course, though that’s all I’ll say on that :p
Now back to the review.
The characters all felt like children to me, not like loli’s and whenever something a bit perverted happened it felt natural as it was. They’re just human beings going through puberty which anyone can say is rough. Considering this is anime, I was pretty surprised by it. Now, of course, there are some really perverted things concerning two characters. But really, what do you expect from someone that age, it’s also part of growing up and puberty to think of things like porn. So I wasn’t to bothered by it. I would’ve been though if they really lewd the characters.
I’ll give this one a… 7
Now, before I get to enjoyment lets talk about the elephant in the room, I left out someone really big, and that is Saya. All I will say is that she is very mysterious and to watch for yourself if you want to know, cause talking about it will just cause spoilers.
I’m an adult, so I didn’t enjoy this as much as I make it out to be. Just I feel this was really well done for what it is, and actually thinking about buying a copy now and saving it for if I become a mother one day. Although I think girls would like this more than most boys, after all, it’s really cute and mainly deals with what girls have to go through. But there are still things about boys too though.
I say I enjoyed this about… hm… I’ll say a 5
Overall I feel like this short series is amazing for the type of anime it is. For my list, I rated it either a 9 or an 8 due to how impressed I was at it. So I will say a nine here as well. Just understand this isn’t for everyone and I wouldn’t really tell someone to go watch it.
Thank you for reading my review and have a nice day! Hope this helps!
10: A Kite
Japanese: A KITE（カイト）
MAL Score: 6.56
After her parents were brutally murdered, school girl Sawa was taken into custody by Akai and Kanie, a pair of detectives assigned to her case. Corrupt and immoral, they train the girl to become a weapon, dangling the promise of vengeance in front of the hapless orphan. From celebrities and politicians to influential businessmen, Sawa is tasked with assassinating targets selected arbitrarily by her crooked overseers. She executes every mission without fail, and her distinctive weapon has become infamous among the city’s police officers.
Physically abused by Akai, who is no more righteous than her victims, Sawa begins to dream of a life unhindered by the shadow of her “guardians.” One day, Sawa meets Oburi, a fellow orphan and vigilante. They quickly form a bond born of desperation and disgruntlement at the unjust world, envisioning a future free from the stain of murder.
For what is essentially and hour-long anime, it really packs a lot in there. Lots of bloody violence which is nicely balanced with the more emotional side of things (plus some nudity to add to the dimension of things). I felt the plot moved at a nice even rate and I didn’t feel bored at any point.
Animation: Well, for a 10 year-old anime is was very well animated. Everything looked smooth and sharp and the slightly more ‘old-skool’ style simply added to the grittiness of the content. The fight scenes were one of the highlights as the choreography was really well done and really got you into the scene.
Sound: Does exactly what it says on the tin. No particularly memorable themes or anything but the sound effects were exactly as you would expect.
Character: Without giving too much away. The characters developed well over the course of the anime and you empathise with the main characters and end up disgusted by the way some of the others treat them in such a way that you expect the director was aiming for. A definite plus.
Enjoyment: As you would expect I enjoyed it quite a bite due to the reasons mentioned above and I wouldn’t be against possibly watching it again.
Overall, I would have to say that if you’re looking for some proper hentai then look elsewhere, but if you want to see a good piece of quality anime then this is something I’d recommend 🙂 .
Story: – 8/10 – Very Good
The story in this OVA is rather hard to describe without giving many spoilers, but essentially it is about a teenage girl who is involved with a crooked cop after her parents are murdered, who makes her and another boy kill people who have done wrong. Doesn’t sound special, does it? Seems we have seen things like this before, right? Wrong. This OVA provides so many subtle plot twists and turns that until the end of the show, you have no clue what is going on. Let me continue to warn you though, it is very, very graphic.
Art – 10/10 – Outstanding
Even by today’s standards, the art in this is beautiful. The characters are well-designed, the layout of the rooms and city is good, and the backgrounds are detailed to the point of insanity. This OVA is about ten years old too boot, which makes the art even more impressive. Blood and gore is used heavily, but not in situations that it wouldn’t be appropriate, and it is semi-believable considering the weapons the people are using for the killing.
Sound – ?/10 – ???
I can’t comment on the sound, as I watched this on my computer, and my sound is broken. I would imagine that it would be good though. See other reviews to see how the sound is.
Character – 7/10 – Good
The characters in this OVA are actually rather good considering it’s length. The line between hero and villain is stepped on many times. The character development in this series is very good too, as I have said before, it keeps you guessing who-did-what the entire show, and keeps you on edge. There are not many characters though, but the ones that are, they are put together nicely and have believable personalities.
Enjoyment – 10/10 – Outstanding
I haven’t enjoyed an Anime this much is a long time. Too bad it is only 2 episodes. I would probably re-watch it if I had time, but it is rather memorable.
Overall – 8/10 – Very Good
Once you watch Kite, you will not forget it. It is an anime that is truly unique from it’s counterparts, in a way that some thought to be impossible. A final warning is that this anime contains rape, blood and gore, full nudity, sex, mild cursing, and sex scenes involving characters whose age is hard to determine. I would say that this series would be alright for people who are looking for an anime that pushes the envelope on what is publishable. For the weak of heart – stay away, you will be revolted beyond belief.
Kite is one of the strangest anime I have ever seen. It isn’t the over the top gore, poorly drawn hentai, or strange choice of Bebop freestyle sax to play over the sex scenes. What makes Kite special is its insane level of tonal inconsistency. This is one of the few anime that I viscerally dislike, but at times actually wanted to like!
I’m pretty sure Kite was the result of 5 directors getting in a massive brawl and playing “King of the Mountain” with the directors chair. It would explain why the feel and tone of the OVA shifts completely every 5 minutes. The first director wants a gritty action ripoff of Luc Besson’s films like Leon and Le Femme Nikita. The 2nd director wants to make a seedy hentai. The 3rd director wants to make an 80s action exploitation film like something the Cannon Group would release. The 4th director wants to make an action comedy with Looney Toons physics similar to Kung Fu Hustle. The 5th and final director wants to make a somber, psychological drama about contract killers struggling with their conscience.
I have NO idea what the production history behind this trainwreck was like, but it must have been similar to that of Tinto Brass’s Caligula, which is the only movie I have seen that really reminds me of Kite. Although that is being too positive because Caligula is GOD compared to fucking Kite!
A teenage girl is working as an assassin for 2 crooked cops named Akai and Kanye. She kills random celebrities and then fucks Akai. BTW, just to mess with the audience the name Akai means “red”, but Kanye is the character with red hair. The character named Red has black hair. After completing a mission, Sawa the girl assassin is introduced to a young boy assassin named Oburi, who sports some of the most bizarre fashion in all of anime. I’m pretty sure this guy gets dressed in the dark! Oburi is the closest thing to a moral character in this piece of shit, although 5 minutes in he pulls a random heel turn and destroys a kid’s basketball like he’s Biff Tannin.
After several more ridiculous jobs, Oburi reveals to Sawa that Akai and Kanye were the ones that killed her parents, but she states that she knew this all along. I guess the reason she killed for them and fucked them was because….I have no idea. It is similar to how Vegeta in DBZ stated that he always knew that Freeza destroyed his home planet, but that makes sense for Vegeta because he was power hungry and strongly amoral at that point. This really makes little sense for Sawa since she has the skill to easily kill them and has no fear of killing even in broad daylight. She is supposed to be sympathetic and have a heart under her deadly exterior, so why she didn’t kill them earlier makes absolutely no sense.
I’ve actually SEEN what Kite was trying to do done right, but Kite fails miserably. For example, there is an anime inspired fantasy novel called Wolfbreed that pulls this off. The main character is a German werewolf that was raised as a secret weapon by the Teutonic Knights of Germany, acting as a blatant stand in for the Nazi SS. From a very young age she was tortured, raped, and forced to kill in gladiator matches simply to survive. She witnessed at least one of her siblings get brutally murdered for standing up to the Werewolf division commander. She spent literally her entire life getting told that she was sub-human and her ONLY purpose was to follow orders and brutally murder other allegedly “sub-human” enemies of the Reich. Now with a background like THAT, it would make sense that she would at first lack the internal strength and courage to rebel against her cruel masters. Sawa was taken in as a teenager who already had experienced loving parents and developed a moral foundation. She may have self esteem issues, but doesn’t have to struggle over the question of her essential humanity and whether she has the right to disobey orders. Sawa really doesn’t have a valid excuse that can make the audience sympathize and cheer for her. Seriously, I honestly couldn’t cheer for Sawa and had no problem cheering for a werewolf SS commando who had murdered 100 Balto-Slavic civilians by age 9. Let THAT sink in.
With the help of Oburi, Sawa finally decides to kill off Akai and Kanye, but Oburi gets shot and killed by the basketball brat from earlier, who was apparently also an assassin. The brat assassin walks in on Sawa who is expecting to meet Oburi and the film just ends. Did the brat whack Sawa and our protagonists lived and died by the sword? Did Sawa kill the brat and live on? Who knows? I guess the 5 directors couldn’t decide on an ending, so they decided to just not have one.
A saxophone goes freestyle and cuts loose during wildly inappropriate times, which reminds me a LOT of Manos the Hands of Fate.
At one point I considered Kite the worst anime I had ever seen, but I no longer have this view. It is a terrible anime and an absolute train wreck, but worse series DO exist. I guess I have to give it a 2/10 because at least some of the action scenes are enjoyable.
9: Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi
English: Queen’s Blade: Beautiful Warriors
Japanese: クイーンズブレイド 美しき闘士たち
MAL Score: 6.56
Queen’s Blade OVA. Contains short stories from the lives of the warriors after the Queen’s Blade competition.
“Queen’s Blade: Beautiful Warriors” falls into the category of fantasy action adventure with a very significant degree of ecchi content. The OVAs are essentially sequels to “Queen’s Blade: The Evil Eye”.
The age rating on the Blu-ray packaging is listed as MA (so 17 and up), and this rating is merited. Scenes with female topless nudity occur frequently in every episode and during the end credits. In a few scenes, characters are fully nude, but no details are shown below the waist. Some episodes feature very suggestive poses or actions as well, but nothing overly graphic. The fantasy outfits that some of the females wear have little beyond the equivalent of thongs for their lower region, and copious amounts of skin are displayed often. There is combat violence in several episodes, but it isn’t overly graphic.
Very brief history of the Queen’s Blade characters:
When watching or reviewing Queen’s Blade, it’s important to realize that this series did not take a traditional route from manga to anime. Queen’s Blade started out as a series of game books and a popular line of PVC figures before that.
The show consists of 6 OVA episodes. While a few of the episodes are related by characters or events, each is essentially a stand-alone story that can be viewed separately. Each episode attempts to continue the storyline for a few of the characters from the original series. A few of them include unexpected pairings, some of which work out better than others. Brief cameos by a few characters occur as well.
A few of the events or actions don’t seem to align well with the earlier series. For example, Claudette has somehow become queen, with virtually no explanation for why Leina abdicated the position. Also, Aldra has resumed the search for her sister, despite the revelation near the end of the prior series. However, most of the ensuing actions seems to make sense given where things left off.
Three of the episodes are somewhat related with Airi and the swamp witch serving as the main link between them. Melona is also featured in these, and Menace is included in one as well. The episode with Menace is the funniest of the set. It even found a way to tie-in the Queen’s Blade line of PVC statues, which I found totally hilarious.
There’s quite a bit of action in some of the episodes, but most of the battles end up being rather pointless and only seem to serve as excuses to show the girls in combat. The OVAs also try to ramp up the ecchi content even further, as if that is even possible. Overall, the series is primarily scenes with fan service, with some attempts to sprinkle in a weak story in between. Luckily, some of the character personalities and their journeys are interesting enough to help keep it watchable, even if there seems to be little to no plot.
Some of what I wrote in my reviews of the prior series is still applicable for this:
The “Queens Blade” characters are among some of the most strikingly beautiful women to appear in anime. Although a few characters are younger, most of them appear to be adults, and the artwork and animation captures this very well. The outfits most of them wear are extremely skimpy, but most of these match the armors depicted in the original game books. As a result, I give them very high marks for staying true to the original source material.
Airi is featured in 3 episodes, and she eems to get the most screen time of any character as a result. While her tales are somewhat interesting, her incessant desire to resume serving the swamp witch becomes monotonous. Considering that she was finding contentment elsewhere, her sudden shift back toward villain seems contrived. By comparison, her fellow conspirators Melona and Menace each seem to follow more likely courses of action. Nanael appears in the last of these episodes with Airi and Melona, and she almost seems like part of the team. It might have been interesting to have Nanael become a fallen angel working alongside them during the prior series.
Leina is only shown for a few scenes in the first episode, and Claudette is shown for an even shorter span. Elina and Echidna get most of the time in the first episode. I’ll admit I’m a fan of Echidna, so I may be a bit biased, but I found her actions and banter to once again be very well done. Elina’s actions seems in-line with her prior portrayel as well. However, their scenes together are somewhat wasted by the contrived setup.
Nowa and Alleyne are given an episode, but I found their actions and portrayel to be a bit out of character. For example, why would elves from the forest be so skilled at beach volleyball, or swimming? Nyx is also included, but she doesn’t have good chemistry with them, and she doesn’t even provide comic relief this time around.
The final episode includes Tomoe and Aldra, and some of their interaction is interesting, but they too seem to lack much chemistry on screen.
Despite a few hiccups and odd pairings, the characters seemed fairly accurate in their portrayels, and the uniqueness of their personalities was still evident.
Art / Animation: 8/10
Compared to the prior Queen Blade series, the art was slightly weaker at times, but for the most part it was spot on. Another change was the increased emphasis on fan service and ecchi content. For those who like that, the art and animation seemed to be quite well done for those parts of each episode.
The fight scenes were well animated. Most of them are at least as good, and in a few cases perhaps even better than the battles shown in the prior series.
Sound / Voice: 8/10
The music, sound effects and voice quality was all quite good, and close to the standards set by the earlier Queens Blade series. The only problem I noticed were a couple spots where Melona’s voice seemed to fade out a bit in the English dub
After being highly impressed by the prior Queen’s Blade series, these 6 OVAs were a bit disappointing. It was still fun to see the characters in action, but the lack of a real story for most of the episodes was hard to overlook. While the prior series were able to convey an interesting story alongside significant degrees of fan service, the OVAs seem to push things too far. The result is a series that focuses too much on the ecchi content without giving enough attention to plot or character development.
Final verdict: 6/10
The series lacks much of a story or character development, and it primarily serves as extended fan service for several of the Queen’s Blade characters. The quality of the art and animation is generally good, and fans of the Queen’s Blade franchise will enjoy this. However, the extreme amount of ecchi content will likely be a turn-off for some viewers.
The first episode focuses on our dear sister-love complex between Leina and Elina. Before this episode, I was never a huge fan of Elina’s constant yuri/incest advances on Leina. It always came across more as annoying than sexy, even with Elina’s smoking body. Yet, this episode does expand on their relationship all the way back from when they were kids and gives us a sympathetic look at why Elina clings to her sister often. It made me appreciate the character more than what I originally did before and that is a very big plus to this episode as a whole.
Our elf cuties, Nowa and Alleyne, take up most of the 2nd OVA detailing how their relationship has grown since the last season. This was a pretty cute episode, to say the least. While these two are not my favorite duo to watch in the series, the writers did some nice relationship building to them to make them feel like a genuine teacher and student relationship. It actually made me respect Alleyne’s character a lot more than in the previous seasons. Not to mention, her reaction to Nowa being with Nyx instead of her was so adorable to see.
Now we get to my favorite duo, Melona and Airi. I do not know why but I just love it when these two are together. It is their chemistry that works so well with the comedy and ecchi fanservice. The story in this did not really blow me away at all, to be honest. It just felt like fluff material that did not try to grow the characters that were in it. It was nice to see fully naked Melona and Airi at least. I thought it was nice to see Airi’s relations with Cattleya and son more. I would’ve used more of that than the pointless Melpha appearances.
Then we have my best girl’s own episode. Menace’s kingdom of Amara is finally restored, sort of, Airi and Melona must come over to make her come back to the Swamp Witch, and lots of wine drinking between tiddies. What more could you ask for? Obviously, this is my favorite of the bunch. I always love to see these three together. I almost wish there was an entire season just dedicated to these three going on in adventures now that I think about it. I will admit Ymir’s participation felt a bit random, but for what it was worth I did not dislike her as much as I did previously. The fight scene between Menace, Melona, and Airi was actually very well done probably one of the best in the series.
Nanael has her own episode, yay! I have always loved Nanael’s comic relief in the series and this OVA episode proves why it is that good. She starts to grow bored of being part of the good angel club and wants to get out of it to start her own harem. Her interactions with Airi and Melona are pretty funny and entertaining to see. Not to mention her pantsu shots are an absolute delight to see whenever it pops up out of nowhere.
Our last OVA to end off on a low-point. Yeah, if it was not obvious already, I am not a fan of Tomoe as a character. I know there are plenty of fans that like her but to me, without Shizuka next to her, she sticks out like a sore thumb. Ironically, they bring back Shizuka just for the sake of her fans to have something to cheer for. That is not to say I think this is a bad episode, in fact, far from it. It is decent but out of all of the episodes in this season, this one is the episode I would go back to the least. There are some interesting dramatic tension between Tomoe and Aldra but nothing to write home about.
So as a whole, this OVA season was a good one to go out on. Sure, I think if it was longer and expanded some of the stories it would have felt like a better conclusion to this arc of Queen’s Blade. A couple of the episodes in it I would regard as the best in the entire series, while the others are good to just being decent fun. Obviously, this is something that no fan should miss; as if that should be something to be reminded of.
8: Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch
Japanese: 一騎当千 Extravaganza Epoch
MAL Score: 6.58
New Ikkitousen OVA.
7: Itazura The Animation
English: G-Spot Express
Japanese: 悪戯～いたずら～ The Animation
MAL Score: 6.61
Katsuhiko is a master train pervert. He can pull off a feel, a grab, or even go all the way on a crowded train with girls he’s never met. One day he meets a sinister pickpocket named Gin, who provides him with the ultimate target. Katsuhiko moves in on the gorgeous TV anchorwoman with perfect skill, but will he be ready for Gin’s well-timed double cross.
I also enjoy the voice acting. Often times I have to mute it or just leave the hentai because the girl sounds way too annoying, with insanely high pitched and childish voice. This one has a typical higher pitched actress but it’s not nearly as bad as most. It’s actually good. And it has a woman with a deeper voice which is my ultimate favorite. Really, I can’t ask for more in a hentai.
It’s probably the best grope hentai I’ve seen, which is really my favorite type of hentai, when I can find one…
If you’re looking for something that’ll make your dick rise but also your IQ you’ve come to the right hentai. This show is not a light hentai, it deals with heavy themes such as molestation and rape in transit systems that are based off very real statistics taken from Japanese citizens who frequent the railway system. If you can stomach that however, the story and characters go a lot deeper than most hentai around and you’ll be entertained throughout the runtime.
Story : 9
For a hentai, this show tackles some real world issues which is that in general the public tends to turn a blind eye to molestation and rape out in the wild and deals with rape culture such as the mindset of rapists to think ‘most women actually want it’. Our story starts out with a single man’s day-to-day activities from fapping to breakfast to molesting some girls on the train but the introduction of other characters and even some recurring characters helps with the world building of how these grope gangs are established, their leadership, principles and turf defense. We have a main character who does not act as just a vessel for us to watch sex but actually does things to affect the direction of the story as well as side characters who meaningfully impact the plot. I won’t say much more as there are many twists and character dynamics that are best left to be experienced blind.
Art : 9
Although the artstyle may seem dated, remember it is an older hentai but honestly after watching recent shows its almost nostalgic to see this older artstyle. The main characters have distinct and different designs and all the backgrounds are drawn well, animation isn’t jackhammering dicks into pussies but rather slow, meticulous, teasing which creates this creeping sense of tension or even sympathy for the grope victim which I believe is what this show was aiming at. Art and animation really compliment the show and helps it achieve the tone it was going for which is what good art should be doing for a show.
Sound : 8
Usually my standard for sound is a 7 but for this show I bumped it up a bit as the voice acting of the main characters was top notch and the music, like the art, helped convey the tone of the show which is what all aspects of a hentai should be striving for.
Character : 9
The characters in this show are some of the most diverse and interesting characters I have seen, not just in hentai but in anime as well. Considering the two episodes that this show ran through, the little nuances like change in tone, facial expression and behavior really shows an evolution or development in each character’s personality. We get to see characters that may seem to be one-offs ending up further along and playing a larger role. Not all their motivations are clear and some are rather misunderstood and murky which is great as this is how the main character feels and how we should feel as well. Our supporting characters not only help our main character grow but they themselves grow and change accordingly throughout the show. To have such a great cast of characters really elevates this hentai to the next level
I think Itazura is one of the most memorable hentai I have ever watched. Before rewatching it for this review, the last time I had seen it was 5-6 years earlier and I still remembered the plot points and a bunch of the characters which is an achievement in itself because most anime I watch deteriorates in my memory in much less time than that. Watch it to fap? Absolutely but how you do it matters. I would recommend two faps per session in viewing this show as in between faps you enjoy the intricate storyline but you will probably run out of steam before you finish the whole episode.
Two faps per watch, watch only up to the sex scene where you can’t continue and in between make sure to pay attention to the plot. I do not recommend binge fapping this show but if you want to just watch it without fapping then I would still recommend doing that as I cannot stop singing praises about it
6: Ikkitousen: Shuugaku Toushi Keppuuroku
Japanese: 一騎当千 集鍔闘士血風録
MAL Score: 6.62
Shuugaku is touted as the sequel to Xtreme Xecutor, but to me it feels more like an abridged retelling of the series. The story is more of a callback to Ikki season one, where it’s pretty much about rival schools fighting all over Kanto. Since Shuugaku only lasts for about 45 minutes, it doesn’t go into a long exposition about Ikki’s Romance of the Three Kingdom mythos as it has previously, but rather just reminds you the show to loosely based off of the novel. So most of my understanding of the story can be summarized by saying “Oh yeah. That’s what this series is about. I remember now.” as opposed to introducing a new conflict or bringing a conclusion to something that has a few lose ends, and I feel as though Xtreme Xecutor left a few things open for further exploration. I guess I should mention that the premise of Shuugaku is that everyone is on a class trip, but it’s in all honestly irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
The characters in Shuugaku remain largely unchanged. Hakufu is still silly, Ryomou is still serious, and Kan’u is still kind to her allies and aggressive to her opponents. So the star femme fatales and few male leads that you’ve met in a previous season of Ikki haven’t changed at all for better or for worse, through probably for better given the scope of Shuugaku. But I still stand by my saying that Shuugaku doesn’t feel like a fulfilling continuation or conclusion to the events of Xtreme Xecutor. The interactions between certain characters feels like two steps back after taking a step forward in a previous season. Either I’m just missing something or refusing to accept the reality, but I still dare to say that if certain characters weren’t present, Shuugaku would be a better continuation or side story to Dragon Destiny.
One of the draws that Ikki has is its action, which in my opinion hasn’t been super fantastical but still pretty interesting and satisfying. Shuugaku features two main battle royals that are satisfying to a certain extent. Personally I feel as though the martial arts action Ikki peaked in Great Guardians, which by comparison makes the battles in Shuugaku feel somewhat stale. But the tropes of the series are still present: Two or more hot babes battling it out until their clothes are torn up to the point where they’re piratically topless. No complaints in that regard, but I still yearn for the return of the more action heavy high octane fights that happened in Great Guardians.
And lastly, the ecchi. No special amount of nudity, but there’s enough service to say that it’s in there.
Ikkitousen: Shuugaku Toushi Keppuuroku is pretty much more Ikkitousen. It could have done more to feel like a true continuation of the series as opposed to just reiterating the original plot points. Despite my relative disappointment with Shuugaku, I still somewhat like it for what it is, but it leaves me with wanting Ikki to go on for at least one more season in hopes of getting a satisfying ending. So hopefully there’s more to come and that this is just the beginning of the series’ final conclusion, because this alone is not enough, especially when there’s the potential to push things forward in a meaningful way.
I liked the first four series as an enjoyable ecchi with good fights. Good, but not that amazing. I went to Shuugaku Toushi Keppuroku with the same expect, but i was really surprised. In fact, at the end of the 40min, I had this satisfying feeling that you get when you watch something really breathtaking.
The OAV is divided in two parts : two fights. I would rather say : Two fucking amazing big fights. They really takes part of my favourite.
While mixing ecchi and martial arts is sometimes boring for many anime watchers, this ‘add’ to Ikki tousen exactly show the opposite. If you watched the previous seasons, it’s a must-to-watch. You can give it a try if you don’t know Ikki Tousen I think, there is not so much spoil in it.
5: Mezzo Forte
MAL Score: 6.64
For some individuals, baseball is more than just a game. Momokitchi Momoi, an underworld boss and the owner of a professional team known as the “Peach Twisters,” seems to be the perfect example. There is only one punishment for players who have let him down: death. Terrible as he may sound, there is someone even more wicked than him—his daughter, Momomi.
The three members of the Danger Service Agency—Mikura Suzuki, Tomohisa Harada, and Kenichi Kurokawa—are tasked with kidnapping Momokitchi and taking down his criminal empire. Surrounded by armed bodyguards, he is bound to be a risky target. However, born with a gun in hand, Mikura is used to dancing with danger. The only unknown quantity is Momomi, reputed to be a cold-blooded killer with a twisted mind. Should she stand in the DSA’s way, Suzuki might finally find herself a worthy opponent.
The plot revolves around a trio that I guess could be called mercenaries or private investigators. They don’t really say for sure what it is exactly they do beside the obscure and silly sounding Danger Service Agency name for their group. They are hired by a mysterious figure to kidnap someone only to have the job go bad and find that their target is actually a powerful underworld boss. I found this part a bit of a stretch to believe. For an organization that is portrayed to be so good at what they do and also being in the same city as the crime boss I found it difficult to believe that they wouldn’t know who this guy was. Despite this the action is good and there are a few surprising plot twists that kept me interested.
A few words on the hentai portion of this series are also in order. This show reminds me of Kite, because it too had a non-hentai version and focused more on its story and action than sex. The same is true of Mezzo, though in Kite the sex scenes felt like that had some place in the story. I didn’t feel that way with this show as they mostly just felt like fan service and the show wouldn’t have been any better or worse by not having them.
The main lead Mikura is your typical anime gun totting martial arts hot girl. While she isn’t going to win points for originality I found her to be an interesting character. Not much depth or background is given to her, though we are shown flashbacks of some kind of relationship she may or may not have with the main villain Momomi. This is never really resolved which was a bit disappointing. She also has a mysterious ability that shows her things that are about to happen sometimes, again this is not developed and makes little sense. Of the rest of the DSA, Harada and Kurokawa, Kurokawa’s background is the most in depth. Momomi is wonderfully coldblooded and ruthless as the daughter of the kidnapped crime boss Momokichi.
The animation is fairly typical of this era so it feels a bit dated. This is mostly because of the color palette used. It’s still pretty good though and the action in particular is well done. The acting is solid as well, there isn’t a lot in the way of music to comment on.
Overall Mezzo Forte is a solid though unspectacular series. Those who are looking for hentai will probably be disappointed because there isn’t a lot here.
The storyline is pretty simple and easy to understand, but it entertains the viewer enough as to want to keep on watching. The hentai part, the hardcore sex scenes, is just a bonus; you can watch the anime taking out the hentai part and the story will flow perfectly. Consider the sex scenes as an eye-candy for those who like watching hentai.
The art and animation is pretty nice. The 2 OVAs are packed with a lot of action scenes, and a couple of funny scenes, too. Voice acting and sound effects are alright; they serve the purpose.
The character development is actually very poor; we get to know very little about the main characters. Anyhow, the characters were fun and unique, you could say.
I enjoyed watching this anime. If you’re looking for a short, action-packed series, I recommend it to you, even if you don’t like hentai (just skip those scenes, although they were a bit interesting).
4: Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai After
Japanese: 百花繚乱 サムライアフター
MAL Score: 6.67
OVA bundled with Niθ Art Works Vol. 2, featuring a new character named Kagekatsu Uesugi.
It’s basic enough for an OVA, One episode deals with should you win a wife or should that method be used to gain a partner and a lot of saucyness happens till the cast finds out that what they were doing was not good.
second OVA dealt with the marriage rabies and how princess took the wrong magical dress that was meant to get her married but got a different one by mistake, It creates a harem instead…Whoops!.
As always, This Franchise it’s unique on it’s art and frankly any artist will look at it with either admiration or envy.
Any Ecchi fan would be more than pleased with these OVAs, Personally I enjoyed the first one more.
It’s well rounded for an Ecchi OVA more so than your utmost known series with OVAs for sure. This coming from an Ecchi fan that has seen all with the word Ecchi.
It’s definitely in the side story category, the girls are competing to Muneakira’s wife, and seeing how much fan service they can generate. There’s no real plot no real story just a bunch of silly fan service scenes.
Unfortunately the art isn’t as good the main series. It’s taken a definite downturn in quality. The backgrounds seem more computer generated or just had less effort put into them. The characters were definitely not as well drawn or animated, a real disappointment when so much of this was fan service.
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be an English dub of these ova, so I can’t comment on the voice acting. The music is about on the same level as the original series if not a little better.
TL:DR If you made it this far through these you’ll probably enjoy these.
3: Words Worth
Japanese: ワーズ ワース
MAL Score: 6.74
The legend has survived for generation. The Words Worth tablet, which will unlock the secrets of the Universe for the one who can decipher it, has been shattered. The warring tribes of Light and Shadow blame each other, and their accusations lead to all out war!
Astral, the undisciplined heir to the throne of the Shadow Forces, lusts for his bride-to-be, Sharon. But Sharon, an accomplished warrior herself, feels her body drawn toward Caesar, the Shadow Tribe`s bravest swordsman.
Sharon battles alongside Caesar during an assault by the Light Forces, and her ferocious beauty captivates Sir Fabris, the leader of the Tribe of Light. Fabris` army loses the battle, but he vows that he will one day get Sharon into his bed, the hard way, if necessary.
Meanwhile, Astral takes his sexual frustrations out on Maria, a Light Tribe sorceress who has been taken captive. As Astral penetrates Maria, Sir Fabris prepares to launch a penetration of his own: a full-scale attack on the Tribe of Shadow!
Since I reviewed a piece of shit last time, I decided to review something highbrow. As you probably remember from High School, William Wordsworth helped usher in the Romantic Period of British poetry with his opus Lyrical Ballads in the late 1790s. Wait…what do you mean this is a 5 episode furry hentai with nothing to do with William Wordsworth?!! GOD DAMN IT!!!!
This piece of shit begins with God himself acting as the narrator. In the beginning, God created the light tribe and shadow tribe. He also created a tablet called “Wordsworth” which will bestow divine understanding on the person able to translate it. However, an evil force destroyed the tablet and the armies and light and dark have been fighting each other for centuries because each blames the other.
Our MC Astral is an idiotic pervert who happens to be the prince of Darkness. Sadly, Ozzy couldn’t be bothered to dub this piece of shit. Our hero enjoys spying on his fiancee Sharon while she bathes, but she won’t sleep with him because he’s a weakling. The forces of light attack and some sorceress girls get taken POW. The first sorceress named Maria is raped by a horseman that looks like Bojack Horseman less than 10 minutes in. I thank God that this Japanese voice actor never worked again in anime. Gilbert Gottfried has a much more soothing voice than this guy! Maria uses a spell to knock Bojack out of the room, but our man Astral walks in and decides to rape the exhausted Maria. Oddly enough, he acts like he has never seen a vagina before and at first thinks it is a battle wound, despite peeping on his fiancee in the shower just 5 minutes earlier! After a truly disgusting rape scene, our first episode ends with the Light Forces resuming their attack using a giant robot. Oh and BTW, the girl our MC rapes in this episode is his sister by blood.
This episode begins with the 2nd sorceress POW getting raped by 2 anthropomorphic Pigmen. Or as Kramer would say “PIGMAN!!!” The 2nd sorceress is freed by Maria, who defeats the pigmen by kicking them in the junk. Our heroic rapist Astral joins a cat girl and tries to charge into battle against the Light Army. However, first we have to watch the cat girl get raped by a giant spider with a tentacle tongue. Yep, even Pennywise gets his fuck on in this god damn train wreck! Astral saves the catgirl from Pennywise, but decides to then fuck the cat girl instead of saving his people’s forces from being slaughtered by the Light Army. Meanwhile the evil general of the Light Army, who is the father of the 2 sorceresses, decides to rape Sharon right on the battlefield. Why not? A random elf girl decides to try stop the evil general, but he quickly kills her. This gives Astral the motivation to try kill the general. I guess the general raping his fiancee wasn’t motivation enough. Astral is able to cut evil general’s arm off, but his daughter Maria comes out of nowhere and blasts Astral with a Dragonball Ki attack. Instead of killing him, this attack sends him 20 years into the future and gives him amnesia. Fucking of course it does!
Astral has been wandering the Earth with amnesia and one day saves a naked woman named Mew from getting raped by a bear. George RR Martin then wrote “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” to mark this glorious occasion. It turns out Mew is his daughter/niece that his sister gave birth to thanks to Astral’s episode 1 rape. Unfortunately, evil general (now evil grandpa general), recognizes Astral and decides to have him executed. Astral beats the shit out of the guards and this impresses evil general enough to try use Astral as his tool. Meanwhile, it turns out that the 2 obviously evil advisers to the kings of Light and Dark are perpetuating the war and are the ones who broke the Wordsworth tablet in the first place. After saving Mew from a wolf demon that explodes for absolutely no reason, Astral decides to fuck her. Yep! Even more incest! That’s exactly what this anime needed! This is his daughter/niece. Even Craster from Game of Thrones would be disgusted! I have no idea why I made a 2nd GOT reference. I guess I’m desperately trying to think of things infinitely better than Wordsworth in order to maintain sanity. Episode 3 ends with our 2 evil advisers laughing over their evil plans and speaking them out loud for no reason. This is overheard by an anthropomorphic bat girl, but before she can fly away, the advisers fuse into a tentacle beast and rape the bat girl. This somehow turns her evil.
Bat girl decides to attack Astral…by fucking him to death. However, he is saved by a mysterious new girl named Rita. Rita it turns out is another warrior of the Light Army. Astral and Rita attack the Shadow Army, but Astral starts to get his memories back and decides not to slaughter his old comrades. Rita gets lost and ends up getting raped by the King of Shadows. I’m sensing a pattern in this hentai. The King of shadows tries to explain that his rape is necessary to produce a child of mixed Light/shadow heritage and only a child with that heritage can translate Wordsworth. However, the 2 evil advisers transform into a tentacle beast again and attack the shadow king!
Astral gets his memories back and decides to fuck his old Fiancee Sharon. Yep, this is totally the right time for that! At least we get the only consensual sex scene in this entire hentai! Bat Girl tries to kill Astral again, but she bumps her head and returns to being good. She then tells everyone about the evil advisers and they rush off to try save Shadow King and Rita from getting tentacle raped. They arrive a bit late of course! Astral kills the tentacle beast, but the King of Shadows was fatally wounded. Fortunately, Astral’s unholy child with the Cat Girl from Episode 2 fulfills the prophesy and translates the Wordsworth Tablet to end the war. The end!
With all the raping, there is no time to develop real characters. Every male is an asshole rapist and every female is a helpless victim that lies there screaming YAMATEEEE!!!
This is easily the ugliest and most foul thing Studio ARMS has ever produced and those guys are the Troma of anime.
“You are OBSOLETE Mr. Wordsworth! You are a disgusting, crawling insect with no purpose or meaning!!!” – Twilight Zone
The focus of the story is the titular Words Worth tablet, which will unlock the secrets of the Universe for the one who can decipher it. Unfortunately, it has been shattered, and the warring tribes of Light and Shadow blame each other, and these accusations have lead to war. Will the forces of Light and Shadow destroy each other, or will the hero of our story, a man named Astral, eventually come along and help save the day?
For a hentai, the story is actually pretty good. Sure, 98% of all porn plots are trashfires that are simply meant to get the porn part of the porn going, but this one is good enough that I actually watched it for the plot. It’s not super in depth, and uses a lot of anime fantasy cliches, but there is enough going on that kept me interested outside of what the intended use of this series was.
On the animation front, yet again, Words Worth actually really excels. The animation is the best part of this outside of the porn. The animation is smooth, and the art has a defined enough look that I can tell all of the characters apart, and if you’re one of the 3 people who actually like watching the plot, you’ll probably have a favorite character by the end of it. I never thought that I could talk this positively about a hentai, but here I am.
The sex scenes are top notch, and there is some nice stuff here, such as cat girls, tentacle sex, and a succubus, all of which is really good.
Weirdly enough, the English dub for this actually has something noteworthy for a Hentai dub. The English features the amazing voice talents of porn stars Jenna Jameson and Nikki Dial. I have literally no idea why two actual porn stars were chosen to dub a hentai, especially since you can’t see them, which is the whole point of a porn star. From what I can gather, Jenna Jameson did have a short montage on the DVD release, but if you’re looking for footage of Jenna Jameson, there is plenty of it that’s easy to find. Of all of they hentai dubs I’ve heard, they’re some of the better ones at least, which is not saying anything, let alone much. Although, some of the dialogue can actually be pretty amusing.
When it comes down to it, Words Worth is a classic hentai that should be worth (heh) checking out for someone wanting to rub one out to an older title.
Sharon is a really sexy character and her battle scene where Fabris defeats her and then undresses her on the battlefield is really hot…pity she is rescued just in time (does Astral has to get all the girls!?)….would have and still..love to see more of her character.
Maria the sorceress and Rita the warrioress are other sexy characters I liked…Maria and the horseman scene was funny as hell and hot (before Astral butts in again)…..Rita chemistry with Astral was good and her ending where she is defeated, de-armoured, bared and ravished by Wortoshika is yet another hot ending. Ahem!..not forgetting her tentacle ordeal.
A good story makes the sex scenes even hotter and Words Worth stands out as a gem.
2: Front Innocent: Mou Hitotsu no Lady Innocent
English: Another Lady Innocent
Japanese: フロントイノセント ～もうひとつのレディイノセント～
MAL Score: 6.87
During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.
The story made… no sense. In fact, I would never have understood it without the synposis. But who watches hentai for the good storyline?
Actually, I do. Sometimes. But this time the art got me absolutely in to it. This is the most detailed anime I have seen, ever. Every tree has all of it’s leaves showing, the rooms have different wallpapers, the pavement has texture. And not to forget, the characters were stunning. I have never seen such detailed hair and eyes, nor detailed sex. It’s very believable besides the fact that no guy ever comes, only the girls (and many times at that!).
The soundtrack was pretty nice actually. Not a big fan of music DURING sex, but only because it was dramatical. But the overall impression was good, no whiney voices.
The characters were… interesting. One girl and her servant and this other guy who I cannot seem to grasp what their relationship was, besides sexual. But whatever, they all looked mighty fine, One girls dad is in it, and this other long-eyelashed guy, they looked kind of disturbing with all of the face detail and ruined it for me, since they barely had any screentime and "contributed" to the "plot" (?)
But I did enjoy it, if only mostly for the art, but because the sex was detailed and nice, and also varied. Even with the horses in the background, this is probably my favourite hentai ever.
1: I”s Pure
English: I”s Pure
MAL Score: 6.89
Seto Ichitaka has a crush on Yoshizuki Iori, a girl in his class who has become so popular she now has her own fan club at school. But only a miracle could make him be with her, since the day he first saw Iori-chan, Ichitaka has been too shy to even talk to her. This miracle happened and now he and Iori are working together on the Freshmen Welcoming Party. It seems that things start to look bright for Seto, but then a special childhood friend is coming for a visit…
The story starts of normally enough with us getting to know the characters, which is easy enough because they have the generic personalities; hot girl, indecisive guy, perverted friend, childhood friend, etc. Even with these typical personalities the characters are pretty amazingly developed in their own way, through so many situations and after the awkward beginning, the romance begins to develop well throughout the story. Of course there’s comedy but it is played down, quite a bit. Like any other Rom/Com, this anime does tend to rely on cliches but the cliches aren’t a problem. The real problem is how quickly the story jumps from one situation to another and that is because this really short anime is based on a long manga. But it is pretty easy to overlook that, especially for those who haven’t read the manga, seeing how well the story is illustrated.
The quality of animation is great, with so much detail put into the environments and the characters move fluidly. The girls are well designed, which is essential for an ecchi romance but like most of these types of anime, not much detail was put into the guys. The music was pretty good and it definitely suited the anime but most of the time it was barely noticeable, to make any difference to it.
Overall this is a typical ecchi, romantic, comedy that manages to push the envelope, due to its not-so-original but captivating story. The characters were surprisingly well developed in such a short amount of time. I’s Pure was so close to getting a higher score but it didn’t because it summed up a 15 Volume manga into 6 regular length OVAs. This means that a lot of major developments and some important characters were left out of the story, which was a big let down. At least the parts of the story it tells, it sometimes does a better job than the manga.
So if you haven’t read the manga you wouldn’t be disappointed but you may feel a bit left in the dark about certain situations, which is why I recommend reading the manga.
The art was quite good. Overall, it leaves this romantic satisfied. If you’re into the "Ross and Rachel" type stories then this is a good one for you.
I was laughing for a few minutes straight, because this show was that bad. If you want a good laugh, spend a few hours watching this. You might learn something: like how not to make a short OVA "romance" series. But if you want a true romance story, go watch something good like Nodame Cantabile or Kimikiss Pure Rouge.
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. I”s Pure
2. Front Innocent: Mou Hitotsu no Lady Innocent
3. Words Worth
4. Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai After
5. Mezzo Forte
6. Ikkitousen: Shuugaku Toushi Keppuuroku
7. Itazura The Animation
8. Ikkitousen: Extravaganza Epoch
9. A Kite
10. Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi
11. Naisho no Tsubomi
12. Queen’s Blade OVA
13. Ikkitousen: Western Wolves
14. Kite Liberator
15. Nikutai Ten’i
16. Isuca: Gokuraku
17. One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e – True Stories
18. Yakin Byoutou San
19. Queen’s Blade: Grimoire
20. Dorei Kaigo
21. Injuu Gakuen La☆Blue Girl: Fukkatsu-hen
22. Shinseiki Inma Seiden
23. Natural 2: Duo
25. Vanquished Queens
27. Words Worth Gaiden
28. Dousou Kai Again
29. Flutter of Birds: Tori-tachi no Habataki
30. Flutter of Birds II: Tenshi-tachi no Tsubasa
31. Injuu Seisen: Twin Angels
33. Kawarazaki-ke no Ichizoku 2
34. Seijuuden: Twin Dolls
35. Injuu Seisen XX
36. Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono
37. Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart