It's only the end of November and the hot springs town Yomase-machi was already a winter wonderland, having been dyed white from the falling snow. Yuuki moved to this snowy town to help his grandparents shovel snow at their home, the former boarding house Yamanouchi-sou. He met many warm-hearted people, including the shrine maiden Sayuki who worries about her inability to properly greet strangers, his mysterious but playful housemate and senpai Mizuki, and the local café's cheerful and energetic kouhai mascot Koharu. Even though he was still feeling lost, he tried to get used to living in this snowy land. During that time, his grandfather suggested that he find love while he is still young and lead a new life in earnest. Now's the time for him to take the first step and fall in love.
Amakano is probably a portmanteau of Sweet and Girl/Girlfriend. It's a vanilla series based off a homonymous visual novel (that I haven't read), and depicts part of what I assume to be the playroutes of all three girls. There's one girl for each of the first three episodes, and then shorter scenes with all three in the additional episode to finish the four.
Believable settings or storylines are almost unrelated to enjoyment for me in a hentai. Especially relevant in an anime based off a visual novel, where sexual scenes usually represent considerable progress along a relationship route. I wasn't
put off by anything story-wise so that gets a solid 5.
My completely biased opinion is that the art was fine. Each girl had decent aesthetic appeal, distinguishing facial features and it was easy to notice changes in expression from scene to scene. I didn't notice any glaring errors, the detail on their hairstyles was pretty good, and they looked great during sex. Even got two three angles per act which was nice (and a decent range of positions). I didn't feel the colour palette was dull, but the lighting could have been better. Overall a good 7.
The voices fit the characters and ranges of emotion and excitement were well-conveyed. There was plenty of dialogue exchanged before, during and after the scenes so it didn't suffer from any major awkwardness. The lines were stock, but the sound effects were decent, and the protagonist stayed fairly quiet when sessions got more intense. This will take a bit of a knock though, because I disliked the voice/performance over the strawberry-blonde which unfortunately offended my ears and 'viewing experience'. I think another 6 is fair.
Wasn't keen on the main character, but it's not particularly important. The girls were likeable enough, but unmemorable. I was satisfied that each girl's portrayed in a light that brings adorableness to the fore/ suggests greatest devotion to the protagonist. I won't remember any of their names (days from now) or anything unique about their personalities, so I won't go above a 7.
It was a mellow, pleasant watch. Didn't quite have me scrambling for a box of tissues, but I would recommend it to someone who liked vanilla hentai.
- BEST HENTAI VANILLA EVER!!
- The design of the girls is outstanding (Personality, breasts, etc.)
- Scenes and poses are very good. Absolutely good!
- Excellent animation! (It's a totally different animation to Toshi Densetsu Series)
- The episodes differ enough, it never becomes repetitive.
- The light bondage of episode 4 is so simple and beautiful at same time.
Close-ups are very good.
- I would have liked the stories to be related.
Amakano is undoubtedly of the best titles of 2016 that Mary Jane's studio has released along with Toshi Densetsu Series. Brilliant romance and excellent characters design stand out! I also recommend playing the visual nove; "Amakano, Amakano + and Amakano 2nd" One of the best adaptations of an Eroge. If you are looking for an excellent soft Hentai, this anime you will enjoy too much. I give a deserved 10/10
Yes, back to reviewing porn!
A friend recommended this to me with just the premise "you'll love it, Crusty". I was wondering what it was about this series that had made my friend so eager to tell me to watch it. And I saw the light, and saw that it was good.
It's great to see a lovely vanilla series come along, seeing as hentai as of late has been teetering towards the hardcore side (I'm pretty sure that Euphoria will go on forever). Now, I may be a girl, but that doesn't mean that I don't like the rough stuff. I happen to like S
and M, things like that. It's nice to get a breath of fresh air every now and again, and Amakano is just what the doctor ordered. Most likely Doctor Shameless, but that's a hentai for another time. Its hard to tell cause the title was in katakana, but I'm guessing that the title is a mix of the words 甘い/amai and 彼女/kanojo meaning sweet girlfriend. I will be so embarrassed if I'm just totally wrong. And that's exactly what this series is- very sweet.
The art, oh dear lord, the art. Hentai NEEDS to keep going in this direction, style-wise, just more polished, more professional-looking, and preferably less of that "Queen Bee" bollocks that seems to be seeping in through the cracks lately. Hentai seems to be getting colour schemes, and it's becoming more and more detailed. Basically, good all-round. One specific thing I must mention about the art in this hentai is the backgrounds. The snowy cabin, the inside, just everything. They are nothing less than beautiful and I dare to think of how long it must have taken to paint them. The whole hentai is gorgeous. Even the detail of the character designs impressed me.
The voice acting is notable since the female lead manages to stay believable and not become annoying with her loudness during the sexy times. Her trait of shyness stays prominent even through the sex scenes, something pretty rare. I'm not talking about a tsundere's shyness, I mean genuine shyness in a more adorable way. A bad habit hentai has is introducing a shy girl and then the second things become sexual, her personality goes out the window and she becomes just as loud and over-the-top as other more extroverted girls in the series. It's also nice to hear a younger boy protagonist, someone who is more of the "boku" type rather than "ore". I also like that he's not completely silent during sex like other protags tend to be.
Both character designs are attractive, but obviously the girl is more detailed than the boy. The main trait for both of them is shyness, since they both seem to stutter a lot and are very respectful of each other. It was a nice change to see a truly loving couple in a hentai, and it has somewhat reaffirmed my faith in the genre. I don't know where else I'm going to mention this, so I might as well do it now. The female character has odd-coloured eyes. I loved seeing something different, since I end up watching a lot of same-y things. I found the odd colours strangely attractive. Her cat-like eye shape is also worth noting, since a lot of shows tend to opt for more loli-esque, round eyes. She's not just a sexy female character; she's a genuinely beautiful girl with an adorable personality.
Obviously, I liked this series. It is outstanding, but didn't exactly blow me away enough to get a 10. It does however get a 9 for breaking away from the harem bullshit we're all expected to gulp down lately. The sex has a nice build-up; it doesn't just happen out of nowhere, and I find this to be a massive plus. the only thing that wasn't worth praise is that it could be considered "boring", since the episode I have seen is just "Here is a couple. This is their story. This is their sex. Cute, right? The end." I definitely don't think this way, but I know some people might not want something quite so vanilla.
Keep it up, hentai industry. Keep. It. Up. I'm liking it.
im a big fan of vanilla so i watch everything that comes out with vanilla genre...
this probably the best vanilla hentai ever...
its really rare for a hentai to have a plot...
+ both episodes have the same environment (snow)
+ i highly recommend this to everyone...
---episode 1's art is a bit simpler that the episode 2
girl character is less perv :P... unfortunately her left eye is blind which makes it more dramatic for some people, i guess...
---episode 2's art is more realistic
girl character is way more cute and cuddly (fluffy ^^) but she's a bit perv which makes it balanced... i really enjoyed
this hentai and it will be on my favorite forever...
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