This is the first title by Princess Sugar. Celina is the princess of the prosperous western European country of Mellberg and came to Japan to study at a normal school while concealing her true identity. Since she is a distant relative to Yuu, she ends up living in his house. One day, the princess of the resource-rich country of Marualand, Olivia, was exiled to Japan in a coup d’état. Quickly gaining notice around the town, she was treated like a honored guest. However, Yuu disapproved of her snobby attitude since he had grown accustomed to being around princess Celina. Then, Celina told Olivia not to be near him as he is her most precious person. Not backing down from the challenge, she states that she will make him hers.
Honestly, this would have gotten a solid 9 from me if the hentai hadn't started to lose itself a bit towards the end. Trust me, I'm all for harems, but this one was definitely the most forced harem I've ever seen in hentai. It's a real shame since it started off AMAZINGLY and I was pretty awe-stricken. Alas, alack, some things just aren't meant to be, I guess. It still managed to get a nice 8 though, so the good parts at the start definitely outweighed the "please stop that" parts near the end. Well, part. I feel like it only fell apart because they
tried to implement too many routes you could take in the game, even the ones that weren't great. As I have to say all the time, I'm a girl so my opinion will probably be different to all you guys'. But enough of my moaning; let's start with the good arc, shall we? Well, at least after I cover the hentai as a whole.
Story is quite average. I thought it might end up having more depth than it actually did, so I came out of the hentai a bit disappointed in that respect. The closest thing we got to story was when Olivia had to move back to her home country. This is embarrassing, but I actually jotted down the name of it so that I could write this review properly. I just went back to read it but my handwriting is so illegible that I can't see what it actually says. Damn it. But yeah, the story really fell flat when it appeared to be a hentai that would have a half-decent story. It's just about a princess, Olivia, having a affair with her knight, Asakura. It tricks you into thinking it'll be more than that with a high production value and gimmicks like flashbacks, but it's just porn. But damn, it's good porn.
As I mentioned before, it has a pretty high production value, with the character designs a lot like those of PA Works'. IN other words, the art is pretty awesome. It has some of the nicest animation I've seen in hentai as of now, and the character designs are gorgeous. Bearing in mind that the characters are all rich and some of them are royalty, the outfits they wear really do them justice. Some of Olivia's clothes are really lovely and everything is so amazingly detailed and has a nice polish on it. Their cheeks have a slight blush on them all of the time and you can see the light reflecting off of them. The whole hentai looks amazeballs! I can't really fault it. The animation during the sex scenes manages to keep up nicely and it switches up the angles and positions frequently, keeping it interesting throughout. Another nice thing to mention is that it manages to keep everything in proportion (not including VERY well endowed guys, of course!) even when they animate things from tricky angles. I'm an artist myself, so it really gets on my nerves when things just look a bit off-kilter.
Sound. The only thing worth mentioning is the pure awesomeness of Olivia and Asakura's voices. They both sounded hot, and Olivia managed to swiftly dodge the bullet of being so moany during sex that she becomes fucking annoying. Well done! Asakura's voice is also hot and pretty deep, and it caught me off-guard when he actually spoke because we don't get to hear his lovely voice much since it's from Olivia's point of view for the most part, until the second episode gets rid of her. I was a bit upset at that; I really liked Olivia! I found it interesting for it to be from Olivia's point of view. You're introduced to her before you're introduced to Asakura, and you get internal monologues from her instead of from the "harem king" (please tell me someone got that reference). Again, I was disappointed when they replaced Olivia and so had to focus more on Asakura. So, we went from hot internal monologue from a girl to no monologues at all. That kind of sucked.
Characters were a major weak point in this one, thinking about it. We have Olivia, the princess of... er... Manaland? (Curse my handwriting!) and Selina, some other princess chick. We also get Asakura's sister and a bunch of unexplained girls who just kind of hang out in the background. Olivia isn't nasty enough to class as tsundere, I don't think, but she is a bit cold sometimes. She tries to order Asakura the knight around because she's his senpai, but it usually fails and he just takes what he wants anyway. He acts very cute and innocent a lot of the time, but gets all dominating during the sex scenes. He's pretty standard, except for his character design, which is just pretty! That was a terrible joke, I'm sorry. In the first half of the second episode, Selina replaces Olivia when she ponces off back to... wherever. Selina is the quiet type of girl, opposite of Olivia's half-assed tsundere thing she had going on. We get the impression that both Selina and Olivia both truly loved Asakura because of a ton of lovey-dovey dialogue during the smexy sections. Asakura actually loves Olivia, but I think that he just uses Selina as a rebound because I don't remember him ever confessing to her, but he did tell Olivia that he loved her. Kind of. Any development that the characters may have managed to scrape up got thrown away in the last scene, which is an amazingly out-of-place threesome between Selina, Asakura's sister and Asakura. Basically, it gets all "Pure Mail" on us (minus the awesome story of Pure Mail) at the fireworks display. The bad characters would have landed it a 9 if the whole story hadn't been messed up by the last part... Yeah. The decline in awesomeness lost it another point, giving it an 8.
In this section I'll explain why this hentai was awesome, because I've been giving it a lot of stick (pun not intended) throughout this review, I think. The sex scenes in the first episode are some of my favourites and the scenes in the car and the changing room are total gold. Loved them. The thing about this one is that when it gets something right, it hits it out of the park. For example, Asakura putting his fingers in Olivia's mouth as he takes her from behind = Win. Asakura holding Olivia's hands above her head using one of his hands in the changing room as they kiss = Win. See what I mean? It also has amazing quality in both style, animation and character designs. The sex scenes are really good (except the last one. God, make it stop) and there's just so much goodness in general.
Overall, please, PLEASE watch the first episode. It's amazeballs. Just don't expect it to get any better than that... because, trust me, it doesn't. It goes from "OH LORD THIS IS AWESOME, BOOKMARKED" to "meh... seen that before, right?" to "ugggghhh, how have they managed to mess something up that has so much promise?!". I feel like that's the anime industry's speciality sometimes. Coming up with things that have so much potential, then running it into the ground like a tentpeg. Oh well. At least the first episode is like Jesus made a hentai. Except that it has no story... ok, I'll stop whining now! I'm just upset that it went downhill so curtly. It can go and sit over there with Tayu Tayu, Dorei Usagi to Anthony and Wizard Girl Ambitious. The club of hentai that end on a kind of shitty note.
When it comes to harems, it is usually the case where the characters are the focus of the series at the expense of the story. Himesama Gentei! Is no exception, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed, I find this show to be one of my favorite hentais purely because of the great female character(s) in it.
Story - 5
There is nothing special with the story in this show. The characters are all royalty, with the female characters competing for the main guys love and affection. This should allow for great scene’s of rich people doing naughty things in places normal people can’t. However,
the whole royalty concept doesn’t really take advantage of this and instead pretty much all sex scene’s are tame and vanilla, taking place in places where anyone can have sex really...
Art - 10
The art is reallly good in this show, but this is to be expected considering it’s PoRO. The character designs of the three girls are great, especially Olivia. A great aspect of this hentai is the different locations where sex scenes take place. The studio could have had the scene’s all look the same and take place in similar looking locations but instead we get a bunch of different locations where the characters get to have some fun. This is definitely a plus.
Sound - 7
The sounds in the show are pretty standard, nothing special. Copulation sounds are a little on the weaker side but still effective. The voice acting is great, especially that of Olivia, but I also enjoyed the voice acting of Miku, even though she got the least amound of airtime of the three girls. Background sounds aren’t noticeable and the soundtrack is weak.
Character - 10
This is where Himesama Gentei! as well as any harem should and does shine, at least for the most part. By this I mean that the only real outstanding character is Olivia. She is just pure perfection. Her character is just flawless. She’s spunky, cocky, and arrogant on the outside. But on the inside she simply wants to feel wanted and loved. She wants to be the center of attention, and she gets what she wants. She’s the full package. Unfortunately the same can not be said for Selina and Miku. There’s nothing special about them. Thankfully, Olivia is the main focus for over half of the series. Not to say that scenes with Selina and Miku aren’t enjoyable, they are, but not nearly to the extent of Olivia.
Overall this is a very enjoyable hentai and one that I have come back to many times for Olivia. As long as you focus on the characters and their amazing designs, you will not be disappointed.
Story: Something about a princess....idk does it really matter? Honestly the best I can make of it was a Princess named Olivia and she wants some mushroom tip.
Art: All characters are animated well enough for me to be turned on. Definitely above average
Sound: Typical hentai sounds... seems good to me ;D
Characters: I think the best part about this hentai is the character Olivia. If you are the kind of guy that enjoys the domineering kind of women, you will love this. Olivia is extreme arrogant and controlling. Again if you are not into the whole tsundere type of girl, you probably won't enjoy this.
Good amount of sex scenes, different places like a park and in a car. Again I really enjoyed it because I like the domineering/arrogant/spoiled/ type of girl.
Overall: Definitely worth a look. Good sex, great art, and love the character of Olivia.