The city streets of Tokyo are more dangerous than they’ve ever been before. Humans and demons exist side-by-side, with a sworn trust that they will not harm each other. But some humans have disregarded these sacred pledges and have teamed with demons to form groups and organizations, bent on death, destruction, and unholy human tragedy.
To help quell this tide of evil, there exists a group of female ninjas who hunt down and slay those demons who mean to harm others. Asagi Igawa is one of these ninjas, or at least, she was. Her demon hunting days have been put aside in favor of being with her boyfriend, Sawaki. Unfortunately for the couple, Asagi’s past is not as far behind her as she would like to think. Her previously defeated nemesis, Oboro, has somehow come back from the grave to get revenge.
Revenge in the twisted world of Taimanin Asagi is not something so simple as death however. By the time Oboro is done, Asagi and her shinobi sister Sakura will be sexually and physically transformed and tortured to the utter depths of depravity. Asagi is about to find out that none of her training as a ninja could ever prepare her for the power that pleasure holds when used as a weapon.
It is a well-known fact that the voicework of legendary seiyuu, "Emperor" Norio Wakamoto, is capable of causing orgasms. If you weren't aware of this, I don't know what corner of the online anime world you've been hiding in for the past several years. But don't worry; you haven't been hiding alone. Most hentai producers have been sitting right there next to you, not noticing the goldmine that is Emperor Wakamoto.
Until Taimanin Asagi.
Suddenly, someone at PIXY had a fantastic idea: cast Wakamoto as an all-powerful sex demon in a hentai, and just let his voice do the rest. This is a great concept; frankly, I was sold on Taimanin Asagi simply by that fact alone. However, it seems someone at PIXY didn't get the memo. Instead of running with the idea that Wakamoto's voice would accomplish the (viewer's) goal for most pornographic material, this idiot decided they needed some sort of INTERESTING STORY, excessively EDGY PRESENTATION, and, of course, TENTACLE RAPE. Then this person got it into their head that these elements would carry the show, and that they wouldn't need The Voice of the Heavens UNTIL THE VERY LAST EPISODE.
And this is why Taimanin Asagi isn't the greatest hentai ever made. It's also why I can't simply write "ALL HAIL EMPEROR WAKAMOTO'S HENTAI!" as my review. Well, that and both my dignity and my pride, which dictate that I bore you with two or three pages of analysis when all you really care about is the little number at the top right that tells you whether or not I share your taste in erotica.
Taimanin Asagi is a tentacle rape hentai that focuses on retired demon-hunter/ninja Asagi. A past nemesis, Oboro, returns from the grave and enslaves Asagi, forcing her to take part in some sort of colosseum of rape. For this event, she modifies Asagi's body to take orgasmic levels of pleasure from any sort of tactile sensation. Add in Asagi's younger sister, Sakura, who is also a ninja, then rape them both to hell and back, then also rape Oboro, and finally throw in the Vicious voice of Wakamoto, and VOILA! Taimanin Asagi!
Needless to say, if you're not a fan of rape or tentacles, this is probably going to be abhorrent, and I will say now that if you don't like these things, it is NOT worth sitting through them to get to the tootsie roll center of the tootsie pop (I'm obviously talking about yellow-ball/ninja-master Norio Wakamoto). This is some of the most hardcore rape I've ever seen; it borders on torture. I lack the technical terminology to describe what goes on without painting a picture for those who'd rather avoid the mental image, but let's just say that...uh...you can quite easily see what happens when you insert large moving objects into smaller...uh...female anatomy.
Anyways, the story. It's sort of okay, actually, at least insofar as there IS a story. It doesn't always manage to make sense, though, and the storytelling is quite disjointed. Exactly how the girls were confined or forced into what they did is a bit unclear, forcing me to attribute it to Hentai Female Lead Incompetence Syndrome (HFLIS, for short, but you can just pronounce it SI-FI-LIS, since it's close enough, really). So, yeah, apparently the females all have HFLIS, encouraging demon after demon to rape them. I really don't get it. I guess it's Oboro's revenge, but she works for Bison, known in this anime pretty much only as Black-sama, who facilitates the whole thing for reasons that are completely unknown. Apparently he finds it amusing. Hey, an all-powerful demon has to do SOMETHING in his spare time, and I suppose he has already beaten the 255th level of Pac-Man. Logically speaking, the only things left to do after that are watching girls get raped and conquering the world, and, well, he's just not ready to get around to the latter.
Obviously, I don't have anything interesting to say about the story. It has some tonal problems as a rape and revenge plot, though, namely it rides that line between emotional breakdown for the victims and them actually enjoying it. It wasn't really clear what was going on in the end, since they didn't ACT like they particularly wanted to escape their situation. Granted, stories like this one often have that problem; balancing the two is awkward, and leaning to one side or the other is either crass or a disturbing turn-off. Other than that, I guess the one-and-a-half action sequences in the show were all right, though I guess that more appropriately falls into the realm of animation.
Because I fail at transitions today, I am going to talk about the characters (not the animation: that would have been a GOOD transition). Taimanin Asagi has precisely one good character; you may know him as Senbei, genie of misfortune. By that, I obviously mean Edwin Black, voiced by Norio Wakamoto. He is simply above everything, aloof yet still apparently evil. Not that his character is well-written; it is merely well-voiced. But good GOD, what a voice!
Asagi is strong-willed, I guess, but that does her little good as she is broken by her demonic captors. Rather, she's like on the verge of breaking the whole time, and it is really unclear what her mental state is. This isn't intentional ambiguity; it's poor writing. I find there to be nothing noteworthy about Sakura, and Oboro is basically just a typical evil demon bitch. So yeah, aside from Edwin von Blackenthal, there's nothing here that you haven't seen before.
What Taimanin Asagi has that you HAVEN'T seen before is in its visual presentation. Animators have long sought to replicate the feel of traditional filming techniques to enhance the realism of their works. This led to such things as digital lens flares, artificial changes in focus, and floating the camera to replicate the steadiness problems of hand-held cameras. Taimanin Asagi takes these techniques to their logical extreme. The camera position and focus are both constantly shifting, making it seem like Taimanin Asagi was somehow filmed by a complete and total novice. This is distracting, but it does add to the overall energy of the production, dizzying though it might be.
The animation itself is...interesting. I wouldn't say it is especially fluid, nor is it devoid of still-shots and looping, but the sex animations are on meth. I mean that it's like they animated standard hentai sex scenes, AND THEN DOUBLED THE FRAME-RATE WITHOUT DOUBLING THE FRAME-COUNT. This, too, is dizzying. At that rate, it becomes hard to follow what is going on. Pair this with overly-zoomed-in camera-work and generally lack-luster camera angles (talk about visual clutter and sight obstructions), and you get a show where you could swear that a ton of stuff is happening but be unable to tell (even vaguely) what that 'stuff' is. Regarding the character designs, it's fairly standard stuff, but the eye-designs are...soulless (they look almost like mind-controlled eyes). I don't know if this is an intentional effect or a random art choice, but it's not my thing. On the plus-side, though, the art quality is pretty decent, and the lighting is better than I've come to expect from this style of show.
Back to the sex, though. Although I said it before, first things are first: this OVA is entirely rape (well, save for the scene where Oboro is throwing herself on Black's whole horse, if you know what I mean). Not only that, but it's pretty brutal rape, and it's often gangbanging, whether by human or demon. Taimanin Asagi prominently features ABSURD AMOUNTS of thick, bubbly semen (sometimes with complementary pubic hairs, free of charge!), and the...uh...heroines often...uh...swish it around in their mouths and/or gag on it and/or puke it out in a manner that confuses me a bit (it, like, jumps out of their throats of its own accord; that's right: sentient, mobile semen). This design choice is hit-or-miss, to say the least. It does nothing for me (okay, it does SOMETHING: namely grossing me out). However, it appeals to some people. So does a particular facial expression, one that I believe is called "ahegao," and the females of Taimanin Asagi wear this expression a truly staggering amount of the time. (The ahegao is a face of sexual ecstasy, eyes rolled up and tongue lolling.) Just like this show's bubblegum manseed, the ahegao is hit-or-miss. I do not find it to be erotic. In summary, the big three things about the sex (brutal rape, super-semen, and mindless-ecstasy faces) don't appeal to me. Obviously, I didn't enjoy the sex scenes much.
Aside from the stupid-fast animation speed and what I believe to be poor cinematography, the sex was not...bad...it just didn't appeal to me. There was plenty of oral and vaginal sex, plus some boobjobs and handjobs, as well as tentacle rape of every orifice. The actual positions involved, though not portrayed very clearly, are quite diverse, some of which were made possible only be the amazing power of tentacles to lift and twist. There was also some S&M/Bondage, obviously of the non-consensual variety. After all, since when has hentai shown that actual S&M/Bondage is an agreement between all individuals involved? Anyways, that's about it for the sex, except for Sakura's breasts, which are HUGE. Sorry, let me try that again: THEY'RE. FUCKING. HUGE. They probably have moons in orbit around them due to their colossal mass. Other than her, the average breast size was still pretty large, which is totally normal for hentai. There are no petite builds.
Annnnnnnnywho, sound. The score for Taimanin Asagi ranged from unobtrusively minimalist to pulse-pounding techno. It was actually rather good, although I thought the music towards the beginning and towards the end was better than in the middle. In general, the series used synths of the ominous or overbearing variety (often synth-strings), with the occasional oriental-style woodwind. Sometimes there were electric guitars, probably because electric guitars are HARDCORE.
When it comes to the voice acting, Chiyo-chan's dadcat was obviously fantastic, so it's more enlightening to talk about the voice acting OTHER than that of Wakamoto. It was generally competent, although Sakura's voice was HIGH (oh so very high), which is typical yet annoying. However, a noteworthy thing occurs during the sex scenes. Remember the whole thing about ahegao? Well, a funny thing happens when you try to talk with your tongue lolling out of your mouth: you slur all your speech. (This also often happens when hentai ladies attempt to discuss the details of the oral pleasuring of a male WHILE DOING SO.) Also, remember when I said that Taimanin Asagi has a staggering amount of ahegao? Well, this assessment can be heard to apply even when you can't see the characters' faces. Yes, the girls will slur EVERYTHING they say. Your mileage will vary on whether or not this pseudo-cutesy slurring is erotic or not. For some reason, I actually do. Just sayin'. It does still gross me out a bit, but...yeah. Still, though, not as orgasmic as Woodchuck as he chucks wood, if you know what I mean; Wakamoto is still the best part of all of the audio of Taimanin Asagi.
Really, I'm out of ideas here. It's late at night, my brain is fried, and I did not NEARLY get as much hailing of Britannia from this as I had hoped when I learned that the Emperor is the OVA's Big Bad. In summary, Taimanin Asagi is really a hit-or-miss show. A lot of its non-Wakamoto appeal is going to rely on whether or not it is personal fetish material and whether you happen to think that the visual presentation is avant-garde in a GOOD way. My own answers to those are "no" and "no," so Taimanin Asagi did not turn out to be my kind of thing.
ALL HAIL THE EMPEROR'S HENTAI!!! But really, you might want to watch Urotsukidoji instead for your animated sex with a side of Wakamoto. I hear that one's classic, and it ALSO has tentacles. Win-win, right? ...Right?read more
This is my favorite hentai. For a long time I've wanted to give it the positive review that I believe it deserves. So finally got around to typing something out, I shall keep it reasonably short and sweet.
Now first things first Taimanin Asagi has many dark and hardcore H themes & fetishes like tentacle/monster rape, gang rape, sexual torture, body distortion, large insertions and more that are sure to turn some people off. So I'd recommend either don't watch or expect to enjoy it if that's you, simple as that.
Brought to us by Pixy-Soft Taimanin Asagi was released in 2007, adapted from the Eroge by Lilith-Soft.
I won't spoil what little story there is a short read of the plot synopsis will do you fine, enjoy discovering the rest for yourself. If story is a major part of hentai for you then perhaps whats here might disappoint but for those watching mainly for the sexual content (the intro scene being any indication is a big focus here) it will serve. Especially being a hentai in this genre the story is solid and does what it needs to providing context for most sexual scenes which there are many of, making them that much more impactful and a turn on than they would have been just skipping through. Those it does not give context for you can put down to the fact that the heroines are in the hands of perverted demon orcs etc, so shits gonna happen. If you still find yourself questioning things.. just remember it's a hentai and one of the furthest from reality!
Art & Character:
The art is great. Murakami being director it has that distinct style of his which I myself am a big fan of, If you've viewed any of his other works you will know what to expect here. If not well I guess it's as good a place to start as any. Coming off the Eroge/VN games from Lilith I already loved the franchise and art from the master Kagami, seeing Asagi Igawa and the rest make the transition to animation was a treat and I was very pleased with the outcome. The main characters are of course Asagi the heroine, her sister Sakura, her nemesis Oboro and big bad guy Edwin Black. The character designs are top notch Asagi has to be one of the hottest H heroines out there, she's likeable right off the bat and It's hard not to be instantly into her.. that damn bodysuit and everything else, perfect. I wasn't crazy about Sakura to begin with but over time the character grew on me making her scenes all the greater, her tits get very feckin' big too If you like that sorta thing. Finally Oboro has a more mature look she's a vengeful, hateful bitch her character design resembling that well. She is fueled by revenge and lust which is a combination that works out well here.
Animation & Sound:
The animation and crazy camera work are again what to expect from Murakami, It seems to be a love or hate thing I've noticed. Personally I think all the tricks work here perfectly, making the scenes feel very intense and ultra fast, a joy if you can keep up with it. If you break down a scene perhaps the animation can be fairly simple at times, however when the puzzle is put together I at least tend not to notice, I'm fooled by all the wazzle and dazzle.. whatever that means but point is all I see is awesomeness. There are four episodes in the series each managing to stay consistent in quality, every episode has its own one or two epic scenes and the rest of them are sure to hold your attention all the way through too. If you want to go straight to some stand out scenes (IMO) you can't go wrong with the Tentacle scene and end orc gang rape of ep.1, the giant monster scene of ep.2, the end tentacle scene of ep.3 and the first orc scene of ep.4, so good. It's also important to mention that the re-watch value here is incredibly high, 6 years on and still not getting old there isn't many hentai that I can watch again and again like Taimanin Asagi.
The Sound design is amazing, every detailed sound fitting with what you see on screen perfectly it's almost scary. The music score complements it nicely, very fitting beats. The voice actresses too all do an outstanding job each voice feeling natural to the character, especially the voice of Asagi, Yuka nails it she is the true voice of Asagi to me, makes it hard to go back to the Eroge VA.
All in all Taimanin Asagi succeeds on all levels for me while it may not be perfect (What is?) for people into this type of hentai it's as close as one can likely get so 10/10 it is! Again this will definitely not be for everyone and this review of course is just personal opinion not fact, still I hope it convinces some to watch and hopefully enjoy it too! Thanks for reading.
There is also a bonus scene that came with the box-set it's short and nothing spectacular but certainly worth a watch for you fans. I can only hope by some miracle Pixy get Murakami and the cast back to adapt more Taimanin Asagi in the future, with the popularity of TA 3 you would think it would be a good idea. read more
after watching all 4 episodes of taimanin asagi, i was just left feeling disgusted. im sorry but isnt the whole purpose of hentai meant to arouse the viewer? because i find nothing arousing or sexy about taimanin asagi. there's nothing sexy about rape or abuse, which is all this hentai ever focuses on, there is no real plot, just the main characters being raped, sexually abused, nothing, just boring and painful.
the art and animation is very good, but that doesnt save this hentai from being awful. infact, taimanin asagi is nothing but a waste of animation and good artwork, the creators could have made this hentai interesting or watchable, but they were just too lazy too give a damn, and they throw un-needed shock value in our faces, along with anti-sexy rape scenes, expecting us to be turned on by that. it's like the creators cant even tell the difference between 'sexy' and 'shock value'.
the characters themselves are very bland, you wont find yourself liking them. that's all i'll say about the characters.
i'm surprised there's people giving this hentai scores of an 8 out of 10, come on already, do you guys even know what a good hentai is?
overall this hentai is just a real waste of time, good animation and artwork are just wasted, boring characters, disgusting rape scenes that will only arouse the mind of a sicko, horrible story, just unwatchable. i'd rather watch la blue girl.
Taimanin Asagi is a Hentai that mainly contains the Genres of Tentacle, GangBang Rape and torture. Also be warned that there are scences in which the girls pee or/and barf, especially in the later episodes. besides this i enjoyed the rapes and public massive gangbang of asagi alot which leads to the 6, even if i got disgusted by some pee scenes and of very big boobies o_Ò
Besides the great character design there were kind of bad animations, a few things were repeating and it was too much zoomed in my opinion, some more camera angles from above. also the camera style wasn't too good for my eyes: it often blurred and the camera moved pretty fast, much too fast in some situations that i lost orientation T_T Even if i don't get turned on from tentacle stuff and don't watch it much, the animation wasn't really good, sometimes it reminded me of simple gif animations, right to left, left to right *eeek* :o
But like i said, especially the GangBang scenes are woth a try for Hardcore lovers and with a better animation and less dusgusting stuff there would have been a really great Hentai-Anime :)read more