It's been a few months since Kiyoshi quit his job to fulfill his dream of running a candy store in the outskirts of Tokyo. He wanted to live the rest of his life watching little girls. His plan was a success, with the kids from the nearby school visiting his shop every day and talking with him happily like friends. However, soon after summer vacation started, something happened with some of his customers. Thus begins his summer vacation with small girls.
It's April 1st and the beauty of Spring is now upon us. The darkness of Winter has passed and life blossoms again. Shoujo Ramune is a magical anime that will make even the most cynical among us appreciate the joys of life! I was so inspired that I wrote this short poem in Japanese. 私は死にたいです
Shoujo Ramune is about young love. It's that pure, innocent love that one only feels in one's salad days. There is no sexual element. There is no consideration of finances or future planning. Not since Yoshifumi Kondo's Whisper of the Heart have I seen young romance portrayed so purely and so
serenely on screen.
From the beautiful shots of the Japanese countryside to the sound of cicadas chirping, to the feeling of wind blowing through the trees. This majestic anime can only be described as a visual poem. When the young girls stop at a friendly old country store to get ice cream, you feel like you're 8 years old again and you can taste it along with them. The voice acting is also sublime! It was so passionate and moving that it has motivated me to drop my job and learn Japanese.
If you want an anime for the whole family, there is no better choice than Shoujo Ramune. Finally an anime that you can proudly watch with your grandparents! I proudly award this anime with a perfect score and recommend it to all!
This hentai centers theme of old guy, sex, lolicon girls, and nudity and it serves a plate worth a dish for my feast.
Story is about these four little anime girls who enjoy the summer at the old dude's ice cream or sweet snacks store and each of those girls interact with the old guy.
The animation was a huge turn on. Every angle and position they display was hot, you will love it if you like hentai like this ;)
Sounds were terrific by the way. So pure and great at every pound the sequence delivers satisfaction
I mostly enjoyed the first and
second episode. If your looking for a hentai with a gem story, I don't think you'll find it here. After all, this was purely for the sole purpose for guys like me that are into anime little girls haha.
This is my first formal review as I normally just write my review-esque analysis in the comment section - I clarify this on my profile. I did not think my regular style would be enjoyable to write up so I gave this overall review a chance. None of the reviews on MAL really gave any effort, so I figured why not try something difficult and review a Hentai. I also welcome feedback on all my writings so don't be shy! There is only minor detail spoilers and bare in mind this review should read as a someone who just joined the Hentai genre with only
some prior knowledge.
Some things to note: we have no idea how old these lolis are, we don’t have any background on Kiyoshi Tachikawa (other than the synopsis of the anime), the initial art concepts of the shop are lacking all detail (looks like brushed paint), and the first sexually physical encounter with Kiyoshi is without protest or suspicion from Chie Sayama. So, this begs the question, have they already had other sexual encounters? If so then why wouldn’t this have been mentioned as it would have at least given some fluidity to this atrocity of a story? The naivety of characters is defined by their ages and that alone - yet this can only go so far with respect to the manipulation that Kiyoshi has over them as well as the dialog.
I suppose I should first tackle the fundamentals of this anime before getting into the specifics of my critiques; If the category is Hentai, and the goal is to maximize the sexual lust of your audience, then wouldn’t the inclusion of all aspects related to the story be of value? Hentai as defined by encyclopedia, “a subgenre of the Japanese genres of manga and anime, characterized by overtly sexualized characters and sexually explicit images and plots.”; Wikipedia puts it simply as “outside of Japan, Hentai is anime and manga pornography. In the Japanese language, however, ‘hentai’ is not a genre of media but any type of perverse or bizarre sexual desire or act”. This is obvious to anyone familiar with Anime and Manga, though I wonder to what extent is having a story at all if one tries to argue that its only purpose is for arousal/masturbation? This cavate is something to take seriously with regards to the question of what this anime really is and how they are planning to impact the audience.
Already one should be thinking to themselves “why am I really watching this and can an anime categorized as Hentai be taken seriously?”. Of course, the majority of opinions would disregard any type thoughts on the matter as waste time or irrelevant given the value of this production with respect to many others. There are a number of reasons why one might watch Shoujo Ramune, such as: curiosity, boredom, loli lust, meme humor, and another “tally on the list” to name a few. If we’re honest, the majority came for the lewding of lolis as well as second hand interests – of course I would put myself in the same boat along with my curiosity.
Parallel to those reasons, each and every review one can read on MAL or watch on YouTube is drenched in this guilty-dismissal of possible thought-crime (discussion boards are more optimal) – those who try to pick other routes have this innate condemnation or weak satirical conjectures regarding their side. Feeling the need to prime one’s position almost in an apologetic or ethical way, is a clear indication that they surmise they have done something wrong or lack all confidence in discussing the matter. One should only be worried if they associate the anime characters as real humans, as well, reach the same emotional status from an imaginative rendition of our own species. With today's culture in finding offence to everything and anything, it’s understandable that people are wary of what they say or how someone will perceive them – on the other hand, the legality of this is completely unclear no matter the opinion.
To expand, having the luxury to travel and gain relevant information on others perspectives (or you can simply research online) – allows one to broaden their mind and understand the extent of sane art. Many would argue that Shoujo Ramune, in particular, is apart of the most controversial art category that exists – though this is a false dichotomy. Many forget that paintings, photos, and various other various forms of art of the same magnitude exist and no one has an issue with that. Of course, that isn’t saying two negatives make a positive or that all art is equivalent, but the majority are not going travel to a museum like the Louvre or the Sistine Chapel and disregard that art as something that can jail them. Think of how ridiculous it is to suggest that someone who looked at something imaginary is a felon? The very notion of it is Orwellian in nature and extending the law beyond real human interactions/situations is scary. Controversial conversations are a fundamental tool for our species to evaluate and grow from – whether its Balthus or Mary Jane studios there’s always something to be gained from dissecting the material. Extending even further would be movies/TV shows with real humans and the extent of what’s acceptable – though that is unnecessary and distracting from breaking down some key elements of what makes this [s]anime[/s] Hentai tick.
While on the topic of controversy, the story was abysmal when you consider everything that’s missing: Character personalities are non-existent, each loli repeats nearly the same dialog, only a few scenes with unique intercourse, absence of teasing/playfulness, and the lack of script for Kiyoshi. Playing devil’s advocate, one could argue a few things – (1) that since the majority of the show is ~porn, tailoring to loli fanbase was the first priority, (2) compared to conventional pornography the ideas of each character are enough for the imagination fill in the rest, and (3) this was just for fun and not to be critical about.
First, the intentions of the producers were to create the most lewdacris/dream worthy condition for someone in Kiyoshi’s situation. However, they didn’t want the path to turn darker than it already was and so they kept everyone happy by the end of intimate exchanges. It is also clear that they valued leading characters into scenes with something of an excuse – this is seen almost every time as a matter of fact. If they didn’t value story at all they could have just jumped right into them having sex, but they decided to actually add conversations and events. The reason for this is simple, it immerses you with the characters more and gives rise to events via the manipulation that Kiyoshi has on these lolis; the predatory like instances of using candy, yogurt, stardom, or even love as enticement rather than brute force showcases this.
Second, another part of storytelling is the tone and atmosphere of the scenes. We don’t see Kiyoshi aggressively pin or hit any of the lolis, nor do we ever hear him use aggressive/abusive language. This lets the audience relax even more rather than thoughts of the more sinister or thought provoking events taking place. To say nothing was thought of is a mistake, but to not be able to identify missed opportunities is an even bigger one. This is evident in the fact that they went as far as to break Tenka Adachi’s hymen in episode 2 - timestamp 5:45, where blood was coming out of her vagina. They played with more mature dialog even though these lolis are extremely oblivious to what’s acceptable adult behavior.
Thirdly, under-utilization of the loli’s innocents was not only a disservice to everyone, but to not discuss the matter at all would be disappointing in of itself. What makes the ideas here so unsatisfactory is the lack of dynamic emotions and discussion. Kiyoshi is raping these lolis and so why wouldn’t they have included a wide range of emotions from all characters, as well as, a variety of more interesting situations? For instance, there wasn’t any crying during the scenes with pain and distress; There wasn’t any attempts to stop Kiyoshi by pushing, hitting, kicking – nor was there any one who openly said they liked what he was doing (aside from the last episode with Tenka’s thoughts). The picture painted for the viewer shows the lack of commitment and direction that the creators were striving for – if the goal was just to do enough work to make money while trying to keep loli fans happy, then they completely failed. The fun aspects of getting to see a multitude of sexual positions with three different lolis is as basic of an imagination as you can get.
They even brought up some twisted realism about the possibility of getting pregnant or “getting caught” – of course these adult sentences are unsuitable and prove that the lines given to the lolis are completely inappropriate. There are many contradictory situations where they seem to have knowledge of the sexual conduct that is occurring, to being the naïve loli that is being taken advantage of. They could have contrasted the characters better by having Chie be the oblivious one who is indifferent with the intercourse, Tenka who loves the intimacy, and Komako who despises Kiyoshi for raping her. That is no more work than what they have done and would have given some value to this Hentai. Though, I will have to give credit for the animation as it looked pretty fluid with many camera angles. The FOV was particularly decent in contrasting the positions of the characters with respect to motion, definitely need to create more isometric views for me to be impressed. They did not even peruse Kiyoshi being chie’s dad role play anymore after episode 2 (fragments of conversation appeared but nothing worthy of a fetish). Also, I don’t understand why they blur out the private parts when they have come this far… but I suppose if anything it does lessen my immersion, thus dampen a bit of arousal (but not much). They should take some notes from Yosuga No Sora.
Finally, though Shoujo Ramune is my first introduction to Hentai – and I was initially excited to watch this for the lolis – the lack of ambition, cohesion and the sadly missed opportunities only serves as my comparator for the next Hentai.