Fencer of Minerva is that one rare series we all wish there were more like it; a hentai with a captivating story that doesn't revolve around sex but instead uses it as a component to the larger story.
(In case that isn't clear enough, no this isn't a fap-able title)
The Art for its time was actually fairly well done, the style grows on you throughout the series with no characters looking misshaped.
There is one minor misstep to consider before viewing this series -being that there are 2 versions. The Censored and Uncensored; most people would tend to go toward watching the Uncensored version however with
this series that would be a mistake. The Censored version actually covers the same content scene for scene but features a higher resolution. The Uncensored versions are also hard-subbed meaning the resolution affects how well they show up as well. As for those of you hoping to purchase the DVD be aware that there are 2 parts to this series listed as "The Tempest" and "The Emergence" so you don't miss out on half the series.
The Sound is the weakest point at least for the BGM from time to time, however there are no issues with the character voices which makes it easy to overlook.
This series may be listed as a hentai and have some dark themes on the outside, but watch it to completion and you'll realize it did such a tribute to the adventure genre that it's a little ironic we haven't seen another series like it in the 20 years since its release.
Story-10, Art-7, Sound-6, Characters-9, Enjoyment-10, Overall-10