Dec 16, 2019
Issunboushi (also know as "The Erotic Adventures of Tom Thumb") is a two-part OVA series by Y.O.U.C. It's a rather unique hentai, and quite fun as well.
Firstly, what about the story? Well, unlike a lot of hentai, this actually has a pretty fleshed out story. The story follows an impoverished college student named Issun. He falls asleep from hunger one night and meets his ancestor in his dream. His ancestor is naturally displeased at how much of a loser Issun is, and he doesn't want his bloodline to end. So he decides to "help" Issun by shrinking him down
to a miniscule size.
The shrinking person story has been done many times before, but I quite like the way it was handled in this OVA. Plenty of perverted jokes and situations, lol. Speaking of which, there's a lot of "comedy" in this hentai. I personally didn't find it very funny, but this hentai has a fairly lighthearted tone, so it's not really a problem.
Issun's ancestor is particularly disturbed by that fact that he doesn't have a girlfriend, so there're naturally several female characters in the story as well. Thankfully, they're all pretty unique. There's Issun's childhood friend, who's kind of silly and a bit tsundere. His college professor, who's very sly and horny. And the best character, Issun's classmate Liz. She's a rich foreign girl, and she gets the most of the screen time. Almost more than the other two combined.
And that's probably my biggest gripe with this OVA series. It really could've used another episode, because it comes off as rather rushed.
Now, how's the art/animation? The animation is average, not good or bad, it just gets the job done. The art is more of a mixed bag. I generally really like it, however, the characters faces are drawn poorly in some scenes. This is mainly an issue in the first episode, and it seems to mostly resolve itself in the second episode.
I watched the Japanese version, and the voice actors did a decent job. Nobody really stood out, but no one did a noticeably bad job either (barring one exception). Interestingly, since Liz is a foreigner (presumably American), we get treated to some classic Engrish.
Overall, Issunboushi is a pretty good hentai OVA. It's not particularly great, but it does offer some nice lighthearted fun and a creative plot. It has plenty of well-designed characters, and some decent h-scenes as well. 6.5/10
So, would I reccomend you watch this OVA series? If you like hentai, and don't mind watching older releases, then go for it! This series definitely needs more attention.
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