Jul 19, 2022
And for the next entry in the -saku series... Isaku: Respect! This is by far my least favourite in the franchise, let me get into why..
Isaku: Respect is essentially an alternative retelling of the original -saku series, but instead of being from Kenta's POV it's from Kotomi's. The story starts with her receiving a note, and going to the old, abandoned school building (like the original) and then Isaku locks them and starts picking them off one by one.
Now instead of going the route of the original and having a who done it impostor type of deal with who's working with Isaku we instead
are gifted with a meathead Isaku who can't speak and just rapes people, he doesn't have helpers he's just a walking rape zombie.
After Isaku makes a few girls his sex slaves our original MC, Kenta, is tasked with saving them. Except it isn't really interesting and ends with him being held captive and getting his dick sucked.
It ends with Isaku having so much sex he falls asleep and doesn't wake up ever again, thus leaving the girls with trauma... and that's it, that's the entire show.
Isaku: Respect was animated by the people who did the original Shusaku, Production D.M.H. Unlike the original Shusaku though, Isaku: Respect does not have glowing yellow dicks. The art in this entry is by far the worst in the entire franchise, and the animation is also not too great, it's just really mediocre man.
The music was there I guess, but what really pissed me off is how Tsuji Shinpachi doesn't speak AT ALL for the entirety of this entry. What makes the -saku series so fun is hearing the Itou brother's voices as they torment, but in this one Isaku is a bumbling zombie and it really just isn't fun.
Pink Pineapple struck gold with some of these -saku series entries, but this was not one of them. Isaku: Respect illustrates pretty much everything that's wrong with the series in one entry, but despite all of that I don't actually hate it. The pacing isn't awful, and it tries SOME stuff, I have to give it credit for that. Is there any reason to watch this? No, not really, it's a stain on the franchise. I'm reluctantly giving this one a 5/10.
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