It's Valentines Day! According to tradition, this is the day I review a horrible hentai for young couples to watch together! Today's specimen is "Hyakki: The Devil's Island". This was written and directed by the sick motherfucker behind "Master of Martial Hearts", which is among the worst anime I've ever seen. This is going to be a rough ride!
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!"
Fantastic hentai with plot. You will end up watching the whole thing. In general, most people watch hentai to fap/look for fap scenes and then they're done. How many people actually continue because they want to see the story, and is what you're seeing more than just a stage show for sex? That is probably a good way to define if a hentai has plot. A hentai is definitely good hentai when you want/able to fap to it, but it is the sex scene that hooks you in. When I see a hentai with plot, I desire to hold any fap intentions in just to
see the story play out. I go back and pick a part to fap after I finished watching. This hentai is exactly that hentai with plot. It got an excellent, interesting, and really developed plot. All the girls get to have sex through plot development not because its her turn to have sex. The characters are honest which I like, acting human with great backstories. Right off the bat, I'm going to say this hentai is a hidden gem. It has a lot of elements, ROMANCE, consensual, bondage, stun gun, rape, mild feeling of NTR, teens, oniichan, all incorporated very well. The main character Ryuichi is a much better guy than the average loser. Hiromi got a sexy body, and Wakaba is a cute imouto. The flashbacks Ryuichi gets really presents much buildup and suspense. Don't be intimidated by the synopsis that someone dies. It does happen, but it's not painful to watch and contributes to the suspense/peril of the current situation/story. The ending is really suspenseful, adds a lot of emotions, and is a good end/make sure to watch past credits of episode 3. To describe my experience with this hentai, thumbs up it's my favorite.