Discipline: The Record of a Crusade is based on a game by the same team that produced Bible Black a few years back. However, the Ero-Animes were produced by different companies. Personally, I prefer Discipline over Bible Black due to the complete absence of the occult material that the Bible Black was based on. It's just not my cup of tea. Discipline is more a comedy/action/myster­y series with very heavy sexual themes, after all, it's Hentai. The characters are what one would expect from it's source, very well drawn and most sex scenes are very detailed in the 6 episodes that the OVA covers.
Being a big fan of Bible Black, I approached Discipline with both anticipation (it might be good) and caution (it might be grossly inferior, being done by a different team at the same studio or something like that). After watching it through once, I have to say I still have mixed feelings, but of a different nature.
To simplify it, Discipline is inconsistent. At some points, the animation is stellar and the characters are deep... but in others, those same characters aren't draw as well, the dialogue and story descends into absurdities, and I wonder if those parts were really from another anime but spliced in.
Although some similarity can been seen between this and Bible Black, I don't think it is an appropriate comparison. They may have a few details in common sometimes, but BB was self-consistent and high quality... this, was all over the place in terms of pacing of story, details of plot, and mood (serious/comedy).
Moreover, there is too much random sex in this anime.
Not that they are too much sex scenes, but rather, they are too random and arbitrary. There's not much opportunity to gain any appreciation or knowledge of the characters, and the tension that was build in the graphic novel is lacking here.
For that matter, the art in the graphic novel (a slightly interactive PC game) was better presented. Given that the characters there had much more depth, it seems key members from the graphic novel team were missing from the anime planning and production team.
I can only guess, but, overall, I still have to say that it has mostly good points (I did rate it 7/10 overall), so I'll describe them briefly:
Excessive Ero Content:
I never thought I'd say that an ero/hentai anime has "too much" sex, but because the sex rudely interrupts the story and feels forced much of the time, and in addition, the characters have beyond-human sexual endurance (sometimes due to "special medicine", apparently, without spoiling what little plot there is), and that means for tons of long sex scenes, orgies, and a string of encounters that seems never-ending.
Excessive Unique Plot:
I won't spoil the details, but, the plot goes from a fairly typical school setting quickly into odd, and by the end, is totally unbelievable. I'm not sure if they meant it to be funny, or believable if you stretch your imagination, but I just laughed at it... I get the impression that the writing team just went crazy and put in whatever they felt would be potentially entertaining, forcing the various parts of the plot to link together, even if they didn't fit.
Excessive Sex Scenes:
Oh, wait, I mentioned this already. But, I should mention this again, because it seems that the only thing these characters do in this anime is have sex, dream about having sex, set up organizations in order to ensure they can have much more sex, and scheme and plot to force people to have more sex.
This is a lot of mindless sex, with an over-the-top plot which is impossible, even for an imaginary world, and can be treated as entertaining if you don't worry too much.
However, the overall quality is inconsistent, and the story was better presented in the graphic novel. So, comparisons to said novel, or other anime (esp. Bible Black, by the same studio apparently) will show this as coming up short.
My first hentai review. It may make me look weird on my profile, but fuck it! Oh, and before I start, please take it easy on me, because I don't remember what happened clearly. Fuck it, I'll just search it up.
The story revolves around Takurō Hayami, a transfer student to a mostly female populated boarding school St. Arcadia. Due to the school's very recent admission policy that allows male students, most female students initiate sexual intercourse with Takurō. Takurō appears like a regular student, but during the sex orgies, the girls realize (including the unwitting Takurō) that he has a special capability - an
"Ultimate Sex Power" that becomes the focus of St. Arcadia's sexual power struggle. The prequel story takes place one year before Takurō's transfer.
Copied straight from Wikipedia. WHAT R U GOIN TO DO ABOUT IT, EY?!
The character design and all that was absolutely incredible. I believe I watched this hentai uncensored, with no doors locked at all, in the morning, where anybody could barge in. What? No, I didn't fap, why would you ask that? I just watch it and see if it's good. Nothin' wrong with dat.
Hentai music. Why not? Why would I not judge the music? It's not actually just the music. The sounds it makes when someones dick is getting sucked or some shit like that, is pretty... pretty cool. I don't really watch too much hentai, because I'm afraid of faggots walking in, but I did watch 2 episodes and decided to drop it. That's it. I may watch the other 4.
It's uh... it's nothing just that the female characters are probably the ones you should pay most attention to. How could you not? They are extremely hot and beautiful. Why wouldn't you want to fap to them? Again, I did not fap.
Not too shabby of a hentai. One of the first ones I watched, I may watch another hentai from time to come, but it still might make my reputation look weird. But hey? Who cares what other think. Now that you've read this, if you haven't seen the hentai, hop onto Pornhub and fap. And if you do, please do not tell me, I do not want to know about your sexual activity.
I usually don't review Hentai works because it's pretty much pointless. It's like trying to review a 5 minute porno clip. I mean what's there to review? How the bed was screeching or how the "characters" were moaning for the duration of the vid? No, although I guess some reviewers would actually attempt to describe such things (and some do).
However, there is a hentai once in a while that offers a bit more than just two characters going at it until they drop from asphyxiation. That hentai is Discipline. The story is (for a hentai) unbelievably good. A guy named Tokuro Hayami transfers to
St. Arcadia school which is mostly populated by females. Now because this is a hentai and because we have one guy and a school with a lot of girls you immidiately know what's going to happen. Indeed it happens, not once not twice, but dozens of times throughout the whole series. But there is more to it. The male character is rumoured to have some kinda of a special sexual power, capable of pleasing every woman on the planet. Now all the girls in the school are after him, including the mysterious Leona Morimoto.
Discipline then turns into a peculiar but interesting combination of action/mystery/hentai kind of anime. There are a lot of secrets lurking around in St. Arcadia and after the first 3 episodes the main characters set out on a quest to uncover the truth. Moreover, the last episodes feature an amazing amount dramatic twists and turns and at some point you might actually forget that you're watching a hentai. I was absolutely dumbstruck when I finished watching this series, I mean how the hell can a hentai come up with such a complex plot? Usually these type of works follow an older than world pattern. Two representatives of the opposite sex = coitus.
The makers of Discipline however managed to turn something predictable into something that will genuinely suprise you. Some people will certainly complain saying that the development in this anime is ridiculous and unbelievable but I for one, enjoyed it.
As always when it comes to sound well, nothing much to write about. Though I guess the moans were realistic. Art style is strickingly similar to the one used in Death Note, I don't know if anyone else has noticed that yet but it's certainly a worthy thing to mention.
To sum it up, a very good hentai for those seeking something with an actual story.
I watched Discipline because it was done by the same guy that was behind Bible Black. Now, I had played the computer game first, and I while the sex scenes were a little extreme for my tastes, the story wasn't too bad. When I watched this, I was highly anticipating seeing how it would unfold in anime form.
Boy, was I dissapointed.
This is Discipline-In-Name-Only. Same characters, and while some scenes from the game are maintained, it's a totally different story.
First, there's the bastardization of two of the characters, antagonist Leona/Reona Morimoto (I'm calling her Leona from this point on) and Maiko Kaneda. In
the game, Leona was this incredibly well done villain where nothing was sacred when it game to humiliating her enemies. She's described in the game as a demon-child, though unlike Bible Black this is just a way of describing her. In the series, she's still quite twisted, only she seems a lot more tame, and not nearly as twisted, and this I feel kills the character. She's also not quite as smart.
Maiko Kaneda, the other character from the game I enjoyed, goes from being a seemingly heartless girl (who's cruel but not as cruel as Leona) to actually growing into a more supportive role. In the game, Kaneda seems to care only about school, and is colder than a body on ice. In this series, she's warmed up a bit, actually helping people out. Again, this kills what I liked about the character.
The plot is also totally different, and some of the scenes they added in just completely defies the original game. While the game had some totally absurd scenes (like Leona showing up at school first in a Ferrari and then a frickin' Harrier jet), this has some things that go even beyond that on the absurdity index.
If you played the game, and you liked the game, STAY AWAY FROM THIS. This is like watching the Super Mario Brothers movie, or Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Even if you have a casual interest, STAY THE HELL AWAY. You'll thank me for saving you the time, and possibly money and or/bandwidth and hard drive space.
WARNING- GORE TORTURE warning. Yes that's correct, I'm warning you that I'm about to warn you of gore and torture.
I had heard this anime had a pretty interesting plot and the sounds were downright amazing. I also heard it was a step down from Bible Black in intensity and torture. Five minutes into episode 1 a woman gets stabbed in the cl** with a freaking metal pen. She falls over and the pen is covered in blood. I can NOT. And if you're like me then hopefully this review is helpful.
I got to hear some surprisingly high quality bj sounds, an attractive woman with a
pretty voice make sounds and the beginning of a cool sounding plot. And then STAB. There went her ability to use her urethra and there goes my interest. Gouged out by an uncalled-for pen, made of metal with ink that you're supposed to WRITE on paper with and go nowhere near the most sensitive part on a lady's body-- one of the possible worst ways to permanently damage a person.
Did she even DESERVE to get randomly stabbed in the cl** with a pen by this crazy looking lady? No. Did we even see it coming? No. Did I get to watch even 10 minutes of this so called step down from the torture in Bible Black without physically screaming "NO" on behalf of the characters? NO.
Even in Bible Black, nobody had that happen to them-- and a bunch, I mean a BUNCH, of sickening demented sh** happened in Bible Black. And I was able to watch Bible Black all the way through, in addition to other despicable hentai saved with either great art, interesting plot or great voices. This one had basically all 3 and in 5 minutes it makes people like me STILL lose interest.
Thankfully, "Discipline" didn't go down the same path Bible Black did. The enema, the people chanting whilst the characters are having sex... Mainly the sick and disgusting enema action.
It's a nice set-up: Takuro has THE DRAGON MEMBER. Nearly everybody wants to use it; friend and foe alike. His heart is really for the GND (girl next door) Saori, but the evil drilled-haired rich girl Leona refuses to take no for an answer.
The plotline is something out... It's something you find in "Chromeshelled Regios" and "Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou;" a guy trying to live a normal life but is more
powerful than even he can acknowledge. (Plot like that isn't done for anime anymore. In hentai, it's mainly hypnosis.) Going into part 3 and onwards, the plotline gets really screwy.
I'm truly saddened that the bottom fell out for the R1 adult anime "industry" like it did. (I blame this on the notable number of ingrates who refuse to put their money where their mouths are.) We, in the US, could've gotten Discipline Zero. And "Nee, Chanto Shiyou Yo" while we were at it. But no.
I honestly thought that Discipline was a good adult anime overall. One of these titles that should've had 13 episodes of sex and storyline, as oppose to just 6 and a 2-episode prelude.