Based of the game by Candy Soft. Summary of the game:
The Hanabishi family and Hidaka family are next door neighbors.
The fathers of both households could be called best friends, so they all get along like one big happy family. In particular, Hidaka family’s only son Kouki was raised lovingly by the four Hanabishi sisters like he was their own brother.
One day, the Hanabishi and Hidaka parents were preparing for a long term overseas business trip together. Kantaro Hanabishi had only one problem holding him back from the trip; leaving his four daughters behind in Japan.
“Leave it to me. You can rely on me to watch over them!”
As a result of Kouki’s casual announcement, both parents happily departed on their trip.
“Ooh, how reliable! That was what I was waiting to hear!”
Between both of the parents, they had arranged for one of the four sisters to become Kouki's fiance.
After Kouki's graduation they would continue discussion of it further, but this recent event gave a chance to accelerate their plan.
Thus, all summer vacation Kouki will spend time alone under one roof with all four of the Hanabishi sisters.
The eldest daughter Yurina: Despite being good at her job, While at home she lazes around and makes Kouki work hard.
The second born daughter, Momone: Absolutely adores Kouki, and does nothing but spoil him.
The third daughter, Saori: She does all the housework, and although she is like a maid she prefers it to going outside.
The youngest daughter, Anzu: Has no reservation in calling Kouki her personal play toy.
Each of them have their own motives doing anything they can; at times even tempting him into sexual situations, so they can draw closer to making the Kouki they love their husband.
If Kouki ever chooses a bride, who will it be?
The energetic life with the quartet of sisters is about to begin.
Ok, so, harem hentai, right? I usually hate it. But for this one I'll make an exception. The story is as generic as it gets, a protagonist has to choose between 4 of his sisters. I can't for the life of me remember their names, so I'll name them what they are; Deredere-nee, Maid-nee, Tsundere-nee and Oujou-nee. This episode features Maid-nee followed by Oujou-nee.
The art is, on the whole, great. Not as good as Amakano or Gakuen de Jikan yo Tomare, but definitely above par for someone like me who is used to watching older stuff from Mary Jane and Milky animation. The girls are consistently in proportion, except for one of Maid-nee's asscheeks, which has a line that shouldn't be there. It bothered my inner artiste (I'm actually shit), but I survived it. The other boo-boo of note was that sometimes the protag's eyes looked creepily vacant, or boss-eyed. Obviously a case of slightly messing up the proportions of the lights in his eyes. Anime eyes are a bitch like that. Still made me expect him to go Higurashi on my ass or something. *Shudders*
The voice acting is, on the whole, good. Maid-nee sounded a bit wooden at times, but it wasn't really noticable. ALSO. Finally, a protagonist who isn't afraid to vocalize once in a while! It makes me love hentai again just because of a few occasional moans. See, PoRO? It's not that difficult to make Crusty happy!
Also, write down the date, because we can actually see this protagonist's eyes. Yay.
This hentai does differentiate from others in the genre, because: Thighs.
Rather, a thigh job? No, not quite. More like between-the-thighs-and-the-calf-job.
The first scene with Maid-nee is close to perfect in my honest opinion. The calf job(?) was creative and something I haven't really seen before. (The other hentai I saw it in was fat-old-man-rape-the-animation so it was kinda gross).
Sadly, the censoring is lazy and goes over the sides, but I generally look at a whole scene rather than just the nether regions, so while it disappointed me at first, it really didn't affect my "viewing" experience. There was also a kinda half-assed opening theme which I didn't care for. There wasn't really any momentum for it to ruin, so it wasn't as damaging as it has been in other hentai.
The introduction to the sisters etc is also insanely boring if you've ever played an eroge in your life. I may or may not have skipped 5 minutes.
Ok, ok, ok. I have to mention this, but I hate being too explicit in my reviews. Oh well. The fellatio in this episode is particularly good. By which I mean that it's more interesting than in other hentai. Usually hentai fellatio looks like an anime head bobbing about like a jellyfish for a while, partially offscreen. Crap, right? Well, I'm not gonna spoil it or be too explicit, but they are a whoooole lot more interesting here.
Also, the way Maid-nee sucks the protag after the first scene was amazing. I've never seen anything like it to be honest.
Erm, I'm just gonna mention this here; in the scene with Oujou-nee, during the climax of the scene, they randomly change positions, from missionary to cowgirl. Pretty weird, and offputting since it messes up the momentum of the scene.
So, should you watch it? YES. Erm, only if you want to, of course...
[Wow, this was a surprisingly normal review; I didn't crack many dumbass jokes this time round. Here, I'll compensate: Sex, hahahaha! Amirite?] read more
This is the very believable and realistic story of a young man having to choose a bride out of a group of four sisters — who all love him. They thankfully, or sadly depending on your fetish, aren’t his sisters. A situation that many can relate to, I’m sure. It’s a sweet deal, to say the least.
And Ane Yome Quartet is a sweet show in general. In a genre and medium filled with NTR and rape, a sweet vanilla show like this is a ray of sunshine. A sweet slice of unrealistic life… with fucking.
And it isn’t just a ray of sunshine in terms of themes and story–visually it’s a darling too. A charming art style, which is mature when it needs to be and cute when it needs to be, and animation which is slightly better than expected. Even if it is awkward in some places, the way the scenes and movement of character is animated feels… natural. Although it does take a slight downfall in the second episode, sadly.
The pacing is a little slow, but the sex scenes never feel drawn out or static. It definitely falls into the same ‘characters narrate what they are doing as they fuck’ hole that so many other hentai fall down, but it has enough interesting animation and cinematography for it to feel fresh.
If you’re looking to get away from the more hardcore dark themed hentai, and enjoy something cute and sweet, this is highly recommended.
Review on my blog: https://trashonthecurb.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/ane-yome-quartet-a-pornographic-adult-anime-review/read more