Jul 16, 2012
Jun is a handsome young man who's got a well-earned reputation as the campus playboy. Although he can easily get it on with any girl in school, lately he's been feeling sort of empty. Now Jun is good friends with three sisters whom he has known practically all his life: Reina, Lina, and Mina. Jun has always gotten along with Mina best, but she moved away with their father when the sisters' parents divorced. Jun feels quite attracted to the soft-spoken Reina, but it's the bubbly and vivacious Lina who has always had a crush on him. Things get more confusing when the feisty Mina
moves back with her sisters after their father's death... and Jun finds himself thinking of her more and more as each day passes.
I wasn't really expecting anything out-of-the-ordinary from I Love You. The title struck me as one of those usual teenage romances where high schoolers just get together and have lots of sex without much premise. Much to my surprise however, a rather interesting plot began to form during the course of the first episode -- and then I knew I just had to watch I Love You in its entirety.
I Love You opens with a pretty green-haired girl practicing archery. Moments later, our hero Jun is shown having hot, unbridled sex with her. As it turns out, they're fuck buddies. There are no strings attached. They're just friends who want to have sex ever so often. Jun gets his release, but he also gets to thinking that he's tired of just screwing around. There must be something more to sex than just sex, and he concludes that it might actually be more satisfying if there were real feelings involved. Thus like any hentai hero, Jun goes off to look for true love. His candidates consist of three sisters he has known since childhood, and eventually he decides that Mina is the one for him. There is a flaw in Jun's plans for a happy lovelife though. Mina is not what she seems to be, and she has a problem that not just any person can solve. It's a nice twist to an otherwise commonplace story, which is a very welcome element in hentai.
The art and animation are of excellent quality. Character designs are beautiful, with each character possessing his/her own distinctive look. The three sisters don't even resemble each other in the slightest. Sex is portrayed very explicitly, albeit the action consists of nothing but the usual non-kinky heterosexual intercourse one would expect from high school sweethearts. Everything is purely consensual, and I rather enjoyed watching everyone have a good time.
Even if Jun and Mina's problem remain unresolved, I Love You ends on a positive and hopeful note. I can't really be any more descriptive as I could end up giving all of it away, but this is definitely something I'd recommend to anyone looking for a simple romantic hentai.
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