Based on a game by ivory (JANIS). Makihara Kosuke works as a substitute janitor of woman dormitory, “Sazanami So”, while the regular janitor, who is his aunt, travels abroad. The contract term is almost over, but he has one thing worried about. Among the member of the dormitory, only Jinnai Mio doesn’t open out to him and doesn’t try to eat his dishes. Then, he makes the former janitor’s favorite dish to let her eat.
Hello everyone and welcome to my first review on MAL. I just finished Triangle Heart : Sazanami Joshi Ryo and started the sequel. The review will contain spoiler at the 3rd block because the synopsis don't reviel enough. But first, Let me ask you, the reader, two simple question :
-Are you here reading this because of the serie named "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha" ?
-Do you plan to watch this for a good fap ?
If you answer a single one of those question with "yes", stop right there and read this, otherwise, you will lose 2h30 of your precious time.
What's "Triangle Heart : Sazanami Joshi Ryo"
and how is it related to the Nanoha serie ? Let me answer your question with some historical stuff related about everything on the origin of Nanoha. At first, there was an eroge named Triangle Heart back in the end of the last century. Eroge at the time was a new market on Windows PC and the genre was just starting to getting popular in the Otaku subculture. When you succeed to have a popular title, you try to use the trademark you already paid for and use that brand name to make sale of anything, just for milking the brand for getting more money. Triangle Heart was one of those brand at the time. They made an unrelated sequel using the brand name which was about a dude getting a job as janitor in a woman dormitory, it was a success and they wanted more profit from the brand and decide to adapt all the arc of the eroge into a 5 episode anime which's literally this anime (Sazanami Joshi Ryo). Each arc have different storyline which seem not getting any relation between them, mostly like the original Triangle Heart and Triangle Heart 2 was not related, the arc are sharing the setting and character but not the same plot.
Episode 1 was like an introduction of the character and trying to make the Cat God Girl liking the dude. Episode 2's another arc, now they want to make the samurai girl laugh because she's too stiff. Episode 3's the one where i start to loss it and it's when i start to say it don't make any sense anymore. Episode 3 has a plot in the same setting has the anime Isuca from Winter 2014/2015, the samurai girl and two of her relative are now fighting again demonic spirit with their katana. Finally, Episode 4 & 5 has the same arc, it's something who has a plot similar to Elfen Lied... I know your reaction, WTF ! Isuca to Elfen Lied. The story's about a girl of the dorm being a genetic engineered angel who has a genetic engineered fairy friend with ESP power with a degenerative condition taking a lot of pill for her ESP power which has some making her really horny (PS : Not worth the fap because no booner, will explain later). They both fight again another ESP genetic engineered fairy which has the same DNA has the other Fairy. Add some terrorist plot and you have the story of the last arc. Add also unrelated scene like some basketball game and you get it.
Now, you want to know why it's not a good hentai for fapping ? I would not event call this an hentai nor an ecchi. At first, it has nudity but there's no teasing like in an ecchi and the boob grabbing scene has some bad voice actress. The first two episode has a straight sex scene between the janitor and the same girl. The main problem, it's slow to begin the fun and it end in less than 1 minutes after it begin. The H-Scene are literally less than 3min per episode which are 30min each. It has the biggest mosaic i have ever seen and it's really miss-positioned that it hide non sex stuff, the moans are bad and not event exciting, it sound like an old milf faking really hard on a microphone it's not event enough to gave you an erection and if you do, you will loss it because the h-scene are a single small 3 minutes run time per episode, can you came in 30sec ? No, then don't event try to fap. The 3rd episode's has an unneeded Yuri h-scene between the samurai girl and her cousins. She's supposed possessed from a demon which force her to ask why she was treated like a kid... It don't event look like she's possess at all. 4th episode's has a female masturbation scene with the angel girl starting in her room after taking some pill of drug, i don't know how the transition was done but seem they change the cut to the bathroom directly with no transition... Being horny, she masturbate on the border of the bath and when her wing opened and golden shower... -_- Last episode start with another Yuri h-scene between the angel and the fairy because the fairy took the drug, another background change without transition, both flying, some licking and leg crossing masturbation and the fairy climax and she make another golden shower. It totally lack originality and the short duration will make you lose your flaccid erection if you manage to get one.
So, returning about the history about how it's related to Nanoha. Triangle Heart 2 was not the last opus using the brand, there was 2 Triangle Heart 3 and a bonus short eroge. One of the Triangle Heart 3's the Nanoha eroge (no english translation, sorry folk) and the other one's the unrelated sequel with Nanoha's brother and sister being something like anti-terrorist agent using katana. This one's the one you want to watch it anime which's totally unrelated to Sazanami Joshi Ryo. It's named Sweet Songs Forever. For Nanoha, it has got an AMV which's called "Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha : Lyrical Toy Box". The AMV was so popular they milked the story and made the well know Nanoha Anime Serie we all know today. On all those anime serie, the only thing related was the art style and character who has a lot of them looking like Fate from Nanoha in both Triangle Heart anime. So, what happened to Triangle Heart eroge ? Ivory decide to make a new eroge called Wanko to Kurasou and finally got closed down from Janis who own Ivory. With Ivory being closed down by Janis which own the right of Nanoha, it took 8 year to finally get the sequel named Vivid. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrickerS was made around the time Ivory disappear and there was only remake of the first two season before the new series named Vivid. Also, if you did not know, the voice actress of Nanoha's quitting from being a senyuu, so enjoy Vivid while it last.
It was a long review with a ton of information, i did not enjoy it very much and was mostly confusing about the plot of the anime starting with episode 3 and i came worse each following scene on episode 4 and 5. Overall, it was so much confusing than i literally got the impression i lost 2h30 of my time thinking it was related to Nanoha... Final score 4/10. Don't watch except if you did read the eroge Triangle Heart 2 and want to see the nice old school adaptation.