Let's finally do these specials the justice they deserve, know that I judge Anime based off of the genre they represent, not by arbitrary numbers. I rate Action anime by Action, Romance by Romance, Comedy by Comedy, Fanservice by FANSERVICE - and by Ecchi standards, the Manyuu Hikenchou Blu-ray Specials are a Master Class in SERVICING the FANS.
If you have any love for Oppai in your heart, than this anime is definitely for you. Need more convincing? Ok then....
Story: Who really cares/10
While this show does indeed have a story and actually managed to keep me interested, it’s QUITE obvious what it was going for right
from the beginning and doesn’t let story get in the way of all the fun. In a Tokugawa type era, Breasts mean everything… literally. If you have them, your living large and a king among peasants. If you don’t have them, your the lowest form of poor and looked down upon. Putting aside my inner Realist and putting on my Misogyny hat… THIS social system fuckin’ rules!
Second best thing about this show besides the actual perverted themes themselves is without a doubt the art and animation quality. Every bit of breast-craft that Hoods Entertainment had learned while making Seikon no Qwaser seasons 1 and 2 was molded, honed, and perfected with Manyuu Hikenchou. In particular, the nipple and breast design of the show I believe is a cut-above all others. Compare recent tits from ecchi like Freezing, DxD, and Queen’s Blade to the ones crafted in Manyuu Hikenchou, they seem to be “too firm” in design, almost stiff with low-detail nipples that don’t flow... Manyuu doesn’t have that problem.
Manyuu took the sexiness up another level with the inclusion of Realistic-like “flop/smack” sound effects whenever a pair of tits came out and started to move around, a much better option than the usual anime trope of having a comical “boing!” noise. Just another example of how damn much perverted attention to detail Kaneko and Hoods gave the project.
While individual episodes in the series could very in quality and animation (some scenes could admittedly look rough occasionally), ALL is forgiven after watching the OVAs packed with this show’s blu-ray releases. Gods honest, I would completely believe someone if they told me that half of this show’s budget was allotted right from the beginning solely for work on the OVAs.
Reviewing Oppai mastery like this in a text format is an incredible handicap, to get the entire picture with visual examples from the show, I would have to recommend reading my full review.
To be frank, Manyuu Hikenchou's specials (including the picture diaries) will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us Bakunyuu fans.