Yukikaze, a student at a ninja training academy, learns new demon-fighting techniques. One day, she and her friend Akiyama Rinko decide to infiltrate an evil organization in hopes of finding Yukikaze's mother; however, to do so, there is a great price they have to pay...
Taimanin Yukikaze is the hentai closest to being a sequel to Taimanin Asagi without actually being a sequel. Now, Asagi was a tough act to follow, sure, but were the creators even trying with Yukikaze? Forget story and characters, the H-Scenes are almost all lackluster and largely fall flat in any attempt at being arousing. Oh, and Yukikaze also has some of that fetish we all love: NTR, with a large dosage of mind-break. Whenever I watch NTR, it usually sends me into a downward spiral of depression and has me glaring at any women that crosses my line of sight in an extremely negative light for a few days, but I don't know, Yukikaze just didn't do it for me. I can hazard a guess that episode 3's massive drop in quality was one of the reasons, but the first two episodes were no spring chicken either.
There are many reasons why I believe Yukikaze is one of the worst hentai I've ever watched, but my biggest complaint is undoubtedly how it handled its H-scenes. So, you know how they say that, in most-all forms of storytelling, it's better to show, rather than tell? Particularly in a visual medium like hentai, all the best hentai go about showing every erotic pose, every erotic motion, and every erotic climax in the greatest capacity possible, because actions speak rather than words (or in hentai's case, actions speak louder than ear-piercing screaming). For that reason, episode 3 really, really annoyed me. More than half of it was Yukikaze literally narrating what was happening to her, sometimes more than once. I can fucking see what's happening to you, Yukikaze ー you don't have to tell me 8 times in the span of 10 seconds.
A lot of hentai do this (especially the mind-break ones), and I've never thought it made a particular scene any more erotic, but it never bothered me too much in SMALL BURSTS. Yukikaze does this more than any other hentai I've ever seen. Eevery girl is meticulously narrating every little detail of their sex scene and, of course, how they felt about it. I suppose they needed to fill in the silence with something, but come on. I might have actually been affected by the NTR if there had been much more silence and far less gushing and whining.
That said, the first episode was actually somewhat good. The H-scenes didn't completely suck, some were even arousing, Yukikaze isn't an annoying bitch yet, and it could even be considered enjoyable, depending on your hentai quality threshold. If you want more Taimanin Asagi, I recommend watching one episode of Yukikaze and running the fuck away, because episode 2 is completely terrible...unless you're looking for a comedy. When the OVA wants to make H-scenes look more intense, instead of drawing a new scene or even just changing up the animation a bit, they just...speed everything up and make it look awkward as all hell. The H-scenes are, quite literally, laughable. It's very clear that they didn't have much of a budget to work with (or the animator's were incompetent), especially comparing its quality with Asagi. However, episode 2 is still better than episode 3 because it isn't mind-numbingly boring or ear-piercingly annoying.
On the upside, the art style is actually quite good, and I'm a big fan of the character designs, but the animation is fucking terrible. Not only is the animation wildly inconsistent throughout with sudden quality drops and spikes occurring within 5 seconds of each other, but there was a complete lack of creativity involved in the vast majority H-scenes ー they were mostly phenomenally boring and unarousing, but occasionally funny because of bad animation (direction). Oh, and the exceptionally perverse direction that fans of Taimanin Asagi, Kangoku Senkan, and Kazama Mana, which has essentially become Teruaki Murakami's trademark, is completely absent in Yukikaze (no drunk cameras, no erotic sperm swallowing, etc.) because he didn't even work on the project, disappointingly enough. Yukikaze only attained any semblance of popularity on brand name alone; don't be fooled.
Putting aside the first episode, the rest of Yukikaze is almost completely unsalvageable aside from one aspectーーhandjob clouds. Not nearly enough to redeem the entire experience, but pretty damn close. I believe that every hentai should include at least some form of a handjob cloud from now on; Yukikaze's one great innovation in the hentai medium. You can do a lot better than Yukikaze, and I argue that you shouldn't have to subject yourself to low-effort, mediocre hentai or no-effort, terrible hentai like Taimanin Yukikaze. There are plenty of high-quality, extremely arousing, and incredibly hentai out there waiting to be fapped to, and Taimanin Yukikaze is most certainly not one of them.read more