Rance 01 is a hentai with both good looking "plot" as well as actual plot. Hard to believe, but it actually pulls off a story about a man on a journey to rescue one girl quite well despite some very nice looking sex scenes breaking it up.
This hentai follows a man named Rance. He's a pervert who owns a female slave and dreams of having sex with many different women. Despite all of the problems he has from that first statement, he's actually not a terrible person (except to his slave, Siru, who he's a pretty big dick to... literally as well). Fortunately this hentai takes a lighthearted approach to most things with good comedy and a colorful art-style that help lighten up the mood in some of it's darker moments. Granted this hentai does have rape as well as a slightly-sexualized torture and blatantly implied death scene at the end of episode 3, so be warned that this may be comedic, but it is not a vanilla hentai.
But that's not what really matters in this. As good as the plot and comedy might be, that's not what most people are thinking about watching this for. The sex scenes are still what matters most, and they deliver extremely well. The best part about them, in my opinion, is that they get better as the episodes progress (most likely due to the success of the hentai allowing them to spend more money on the animation). It was very nice to see episode 3 be spectacular even compared to the other two episodes. Rance 01 does a great job of not repeating shots over and over. It uses quite a range of angles and plenty of motion in it's sex scenes that will keep you very interested.
My only real complaint with the sex scenes is how few there are each episode. Each episode has one sex scene between Rance and Siru (the third episode's scene is the best scene so far in my opinion) and a scene between Rance and some other girl that he happens to come across in his journey. His relationships with each of these girls are nice to watch as he usually does help them despite making a couple of them have sex unwillingly at first. But since there's only two real sex scenes per episode, the rest is filled up with some surprisingly well-animated action for a hentai and some plot. Most of the plot takes up about half of the total episode time, so if you don't care about that stuff, just skip from sex scene to sex scene.
Rance 01, is a great-looking hentai though, and just keeps getting better and better. The animation is very fluid and the characters' positions and the main character actually having a personality will keep you drawn in during the sex scenes. Still, avoid it if you hate the idea of a man having a female slave who he treats like shit or just skip to episode 3 and stop after the second sex scene.read more
Rance 01 : Hikari wo Motomete The Animation, is a HENTAI, so here it goes~
-Story : this one is one of few hentai i've watched with some stories bound into it. The story revolves around our MC, Rance, in his quest to find Hikari. Pretty mediocore if i may say, but Rance 01 executed the story really well, really better than i expected. From ep 1 to the end they kept me interested and entertained no matter how stupid it may sound. But yeah, who watch hentai for stories ?
- Art : the colors and animation are awesomely drawn. I guess there are some flaws when the "scene" occurs, like badly-shaped character. But they're kinda minor so it's still good.
- Sound : i really love the sound department, because the voice-act is in place, and the Queen's and Sill's sound, cute!
- Character : the characters, even tho are kinda dull, but given that this is a hentai, they're good. Rance, for example, is your usual-MC-lust-driven-but-somehow-is-really-good-at-fighting. But how rance talk and act is kinda funny. And there are scenes when Rance hit Sill's head (lightly) which are fun to watch, kept me entertained the whole time.
- Enjoyment : no matter what i said in previous departments, Rance 01 is still a hentai afterall. The enjoyments depends on the "scenes". There are 1-3 "scenes" per episode, and kinda short (There are some BDSM stuff too, just a little). Fair enough.
Verdict : if you're bored with those hentai that just full of "scenes", go give Rance 01 a chance!read more