Synonyms: I Can, Ai☆Kyan Joukan
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2010 to Aug 27, 2010
30 min. per episode
Rx - Hentai
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Score: 6.171 (scored by 858 users)
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SynopsisThe story of a pop idol and her dear friend who doesn't care much about the crush of another young friend and always pays attention to the idol, who is harassed by her manager. One day they are about to have sex in the dressing rooms when the manager founds out via the camara and gets in the room to stop them and take advantage of the girl.
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I am very, very upset and disturbed. Given that I☆Can is a netorare (NTR) hentai (netorare is when a girl is "stolen" from her lover by a third party), I'm not surprised about the former. The latter, though, is a bit unusual.
Quick summary: I did not enjoy I☆Can.
I☆Can is the story of a girl (Miyu) who is just starting out as an idol. Her manager (Ryouta) is also her high-school sweetheart. They are in a slowly progressing, supportive relationship, when Miyu's producer (Terada) decides he wants a piece of her. If you are familiar with NTR, then the rest is obvious. If you aren't, here's a summary: Terada repeatedly rapes Miyu. Ryouta finds out but is powerless to stop it. Then finally, when Ryouta manages to confront Terada about it, Miyu decides she'd rather have Terada and abandons her former lover.
I do not consider that summary to be a spoiler. Someone I know made the point that, in order for a statement to be a spoiler, it must, by revealing information about the plot, make something less enjoyable than it would be were the viewer to go in without knowing that information. I think knowing what happens in an NTR hentai is the only chance for it to be at all satisfying. That's my disclaimer.
So, to begin with, I have to wonder why I put myself through I☆Can in the first place, since I don't even like NTR. The answer is that PoRo makes very, very hot hentai. I've also found that the sex in NTR works tends to be hotter than average. This is kind of disturbing under critical analysis, because NTR usually consists of pretty much nothing but rape. So, for starters, I☆Can is only going to float your boat if you can deal with (or are totally into) rape scenes. I can deal with rape scenes, but I am most certainly NOT a big fan of them.
Let's start the standard review with the art. The art is pretty good. Bright colors, sharp lines, everything you've come to expect from a recent production. The animation is pretty average for a recent hentai, which, in terms of non-hentai productions, would qualify as mediocre to decent at best. The female character designs are nothing special, really, although, because we're dealing with idols here, we get to see some pretty intricate clothing. Ryouta's design is average (not unattractive, but he's no ladykiller), and Terada, well, he's an older, not-so-incredibly-attractive fellow, typical of most of the NTR I've seen (surprisingly much). He does look the part of the rich, Hollywood director (money is sexy, right? RIGHT?), and he has some pretty cool shades. Not even remotely close to Kamina-level, but I'll take what I can get to make him less repulsive. The cinematography, overall, is nothing short of utterly mediocre.
Sex is where hentai gets a chance to shine. The sex in I☆Can is AVERAGE. It isn't particularly interesting. The positions are somewhat lacking in diversity; the sex is devoid of enthusiasm, energy, and passion; and the seximatography (cinematography during sex, for those who aren't familiar with my totally made-up lingo) ranges from uninteresting to downright boring for anyone who has seen any other recent hentai productions. Granted, as is the norm in recent productions, I☆Can is pretty darn explicit, with a lot of drippy detail, but, seriously, there's far more interesting stuff out there.
The sound is up next, and it is not anything exceptional. I don't remember anything about the BGM, which means that at best it merely did its job setting a mood (and the moods weren't particularly strong, I might add). The voice acting was decent; there's not much to criticize on that front. During sex, it was all the usual erotic vocals and noises for a recent hentai production, maybe a little light on the squelching sound effects or whatnot. There's a fair amount of talking during the sex, often involving something along the lines of not liking being raped. Go figure.
The story is next in line for my rant--I mean, review--and boy, do I have something to say here.
THE STORY SUCKS.
Now, I'm not even saying this from the perspective of someone who doesn't like NTR. Even if I liked NTR, I would have to admit that the story is utterly generic. I have additional firepower in declaring the story's suckitude for those of you who, like me, are not into NTR. However, if you like NTR specifically for the RAGE aspect (those of you who like NTR probably know what I'm talking about), then what I have to say next may actually be a positive.
I☆Can is more RAGE-inducing than most. Let me start out with a question:
Is it right to get angry at or blame someone for something they are not responsible for?
The answer is no. A second question:
Is a victim of rape responsible for being raped?
The answer, again, is no.
Why ask all this? So you can fully understand how disturbing the following is. The primary reason Miyu abandons Ryouta at the end of I☆Can:
He doesn't get angry at her for being raped.
You heard me right: Miyu abandons Ryouta because he doesn't blame her for something beyond her control. Not only that, but Ryouta did nothing but try to be supportive of Miyu. He never pressed her about it for fear of hurting her (it is painful to talk about stuff like that). However, he showed concern when she was troubled, and tried to get her to talk to him of her own accord, if she was ready for it. Then, in the end, it's like she said to him, "You shouldn't have been caring and concerned; you should have hated me instead!" That is just plain wrong, and it's the take-away message of I☆Can.
Oh, of course, there was also the standard NTR break-up reason: supposedly, post-repeated-rape, only Terada is able to satisfy Miyu sexually. If you think about it, this is also just plain wrong, but it's the usual in NTR. And, in fact, a lot of hentai.
Anyways, some interpret Ryouta's lack of forwardness (forwardness defined briefly as anger, possessiveness, murderous jealously, etc.) as him being an idiot, which thus justifies the overwhelming betrayal. This, I think, is due to the internalization of really bad standards about male behavior and ownership of females. After all, his behavior was not very manly, right? No, I see Ryouta as a sort of paragon who is hated for the very virtues that make him likable. He even goes straight to Terada and offers to sacrifice his own career to save Miyu. By hentai standards, no, even by real-life standards, he's a something of a saint...
...and yet he's still not a very interesting character. What a great transition to the characters! Someone give me a high-five.
No one in this show, except perhaps Leina, is at all interesting. Leina herself is something of an enigma, since it's hard to tell for sure exactly what motivates her. Is she Terada's pawn? Or is she after Ryouta? Or is she just a concerned friend, schoolmate, or coworker? Who knows, since she is not remotely the focus of the show. Miyu is unusually infuriating, but not INTERESTING. I've already said my piece on Ryouta. Terada is, well, just yet another creep in a position of power that he likes to abuse. I...I really don't have anything more to say about them; they're that uninteresting.
It should be fairly obvious now why I did not enjoy I☆Can. Are there any reasons, though, why I might have actually enjoyed it? After all, if I have nothing good to say, why not one-star it?
Well, the sex was okay (in the grand scheme of hentai), and I☆Can, overall, wasn't as horrible as I can imagine a hentai being. And, to an extent, it was, somehow, kind of gripping. And, after all, I'd rather save my one-star rating for something that REALLY, REALLY deserves it. There's a lot more hentai out there than what I've watched.
So, in summary, the only reason to watch I☆Can is if you love NTR especially for the RAGE. Otherwise, AVOID AT ALL COSTS. You have been warned. read more
I know that lately there's a Netorare fashion in Hentai, but this is the first time for me to see one.
The story resolves around a girl, her boyfriend, and a rapist.
It's somewhat sadistic towards the audience as the main character constantly suffers, but this is usual for Hentai. The unusual side is that the "main" character is not the girl, but her boyfriend.
It's extremely weird and strikes you the most odd in the first visible rape scene - we first see rape only when the guy himself witnesses it. It's not the first rape that happens, but oddly enough we always get cut out of the scenes before the rape occurs - probably to maintain the guy as a main character other than the girl.
While it's usual for Hentai to deal with sufferings and depression (which is fine, i just don't understand why there are hardly any other approaches to the genre), this hentai feels like the audience should get aroused by the main guy's sufferings rather than the girl's.
The final product is a sadistic, unpleasant piece of work that holds a lot of hate for man and woman alike but could've probably be much better with one of those two options: Spoiler
Because the story focuses on Ryouta's limited view, Miyu (and obviously Darade) come off as wicked and vicious and I don't recon she has to be. I agree with her that Ryouta has been a pussy as for how he dealt with the rape and I understand her disappointment. On the other hand her choice in Derada seems a bit stupid as well as it's obvious he doesn't care half as Ryouta about her. My advice is - make Miyu the main character and explain through her view why the hell she prefers Derade - the idea that she is attracted to his manliness is believable but this must be more in depth. We have to believe she loves him and not just cock hungry, and also there's no need for him to be that cruel to everyone.
The 2nd idea for this hentai to be better is adding a third episode in which Ryouta sets out for the greatest journeys in hentai history - to get his girl back. It starts with him going around fucking lots of girls and getting techniques of his own (might try them on Leina), revenging Derada by raping him before murder, and then when Miyu can't have him she will give Ryouta another chance and see how good he became, and get cock hungry for him. Because the truth is he sure had a lot to learn from Derade. Happy end!
Eventually it was an interesting watch and i recommend it, but be ready for a harsh story. read more
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