The princess knight Lilia Evelvine is set to succeed her father as the ruler of the Leuven kingdom, but her jealous brother, Dirk, will do anything to halt her ascension to the throne. With the aid of Kiriko, his court enchantress, and Sand, the servant of the King of Demons, the dastardly prince enacts a coup to gain control of the castle and become the next king. He succeeds, but not before being reminded of his agreement with Sand: to extract the holy energy within Lilia as a tribute to the King of Demons. Dirk then proceeds to corrupt his mother and Lilia with all sorts of perversions, hoping to fulfill his task on time while turning the two into his loyal slaves.
This is my favorite hentai. The story may not be great, but that's not why hentai is produced. However, the characters, animation, and voice-acting is superb. Lilia's voice actor did a marvelous job portraying her character, and the animators did the same for her emotions and expressions. The same can be said about Kiriko. There are plenty of excellent sex scenes as well. I would recommend this to any avid hentai viewer.
Now, now, this ain't your run-of-the-mill Hentai. This is not for the faint of heart.
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Story and Characters? Nothing complex. A Princess and a Queen, both beautiful and well-endowed, are put through almost every fantastic sexual torment ever by none other than their brother/son and his demoness accomplice to gather the Princess' Holy Energy, and the ladies, as well as anyone who could help them, is suddenly as stupid or incompetent as heck, even though Lilia, at the very beginning, proves to be one of the ultimate badasses ever. I guess that hand-to-hand combat training is inexistent in their world. I guess that being
in a Hentai world causes instant debuffs.
Story has few twists and surprises. The ladies eventually start to give in to forbidden passions, until they lose any dignity and pride they had and cannot think of anything else besides being ravaged. The female villain, believe it or not, eventually becomes another slave of the male lead, who in the end makes Caligula look like a sane, reasonable guy.
Most characters are good-looking, ladies are lovely and voluptuous, save for the lolita-like Catgirl, and males are passable, save for the occasional middle-aged guy, who fortunately show up just for a few scenes through the six episodes, and of course, even during those scenes, the action mostly focuses on Lilia. Heck, there are even different kinds of Tentacle monsters! Despite being a creepy as heck scene, the change in Lillia's facial expression, when the aforementioned transformation-during-sex takes place, was amazingly done.
Background themes are appropiate to the situations at hand, and the theme "Stand Up, Princess Knight" is quite good. I watched the Japanese dub, none of the characters' voices sound out-of-place. Sound Effects were spot-on.
Sex scenes involve almost every possible crazy fetish that can be imagined: Incest, public degradation, blindfolded, voulots of tentacle sex, gangbang, blowjobs and handjobs, drinking sperm, monster and demon penetration, peeing, (The nastiest case is just in Ep. 3, fortunately. Subsequent urinations are much more subdued), demonic transformation during sex, death by sex (Which is mostly without blood, and even covered in shadows in one case), threesomes and foursomes, and one of the biggest, craziest gangbangs in the story of Hentai. Fortunately, this doesn't reach the extreme insanity of Bondage Game.
I won't spoil the ending, but I have to tell you all this: If you're like me, and can't stand sad, tragic and bad endings... well, I'll just say that, when Karma bites back, it bites hard! Best credits ever! Stand Up, Princess Knight!
That needs to be firmly stated. This series has various fetishes that will surely turn some people off instantly. If you don't enjoy tentacle or monster based hentai, then you should start running away now! On top of this, there's inflation, internal views, orgies, huge penetrations, cum drinking/swallowing, a petite catgirl, incest, and yeah. If anything in that list disgusts you but you're still interested, you have been warned. But hey, it's not Bondage Games or anything -ultimately- disturbing or deranged.
And really I think it's a fantastic hentai from Pixy, which was their first release. Based off the game of the
same name from Black-Lilith (like all Pixy's h-anime). The animators from Sexy Magical Girl Ai worked on this one and compared to some of Pixy's other releases over the last two years they've been active, Lilia still remains as one of the best in terms of quality. The tone is a little darker than Ai's, no surprise being set in a medievil setting. The detail is definitely there in the characters and everything, besides the catgirl it does generally come off as a bit more serious than Ai's designs. Because of this connection some can probably already guess the tentacles are more on the extreme side, you can see them moving around Lilia and poking around. Never do they violently poke through or anything of that sort however.
Which kind of brings me to another point. While the series is more on the extreme side and there are a few deaths here and there (some just suggested. minor characters too), they aren't that violent. For instance compared to older hentai like Twin Angels and some of the various Darkness titles, there isn't a case here where you see a girl getting raped then exploding into guts and whatnot. So, despite all the fetishes there is no guro/extreme violence here in sight. Definitely a plus I'd say.
The storyline is decent, for a hentai I guess you could say. The music is decent, as with a lot of hentai out there it's not that special or anything, probably one of my only disappointments. But it's not a huge deal.
As with all of Pixy's releases this series hasn't been licensed so there's no uncensored versions available, though it has been subbed by X-SASG (might see me in the credits, heh). The only bad thing is that episode 3 clearly leaves us off with a huge cliffhanger and despite being Pixy's first h-anime adaptation, we haven't gotten any news or updates for another installment in the series for several months, while other series continue to get more episodes (like Rei and Fuko). This is somewhat disturbing because I clearly believe Lilia is one of Pixy's best works. Hopefully it hits Pixy in the head sometime.
All in all if you're in it for the h-enjoyment and have some of those quirky fetishes, then Himekishi Lilia is highly recommended. Definitely not for the newbies or those who are picky about their h-anime, though.
This episode came out awhile after I wrote up the review for 1-3, figured I'd add a little input about the newest episode. It's clear that episode 4 is still not quite the end of the series, which isn't a bad thinig I'd say! (apparently being Pixy's most popular series next to Taimanin Asagi). The plot doesn't develop much, though there's two plot twists, one between Kiriko and Dirk which you probably saw coming at the end of episode 3, then a nice cliffhanger.
The animation and art is still pretty much the same, though the characters seem a bit more vibrant and detailed this time (afterall it has been a year between this and episode 3's releases). The facial expressions Lilia makes are awesome, very sexy. The sexual content is just like the previous episodes, more extreme and not for the average fans. This episode mainly focuses on tentacles which is great because I wanted an episode from this series with pretty much nothing but this. First there's a scene with Lilia's mother, Lyla and some tentacles which is a little short, then Lilia is forced to "train" with some royal member of the castle. You can tell Lilia has pretty much lost it here, she seems almost like a sexual pet in this one. You almost feel bad for her! The guy was poisoned by Kiriko and eventually mutates into some huge froglike monster than proceeds to continue having sex with Lilia, she gets a little freaked out now. He spawns some slimey tentacles and that's pretty much the rest of the episode, this scene is a little lengthy and pretty nice. Basically if you enjoyed the series already, check out the newest episode. show less