Mar 22, 2011
Shin Ringetsu is the alternative version of Ringetsu the Animation. They're both base off a game so I guess there is nothing wrong with having different arcs of the same story.
In case you haven't heard already, your fiance died in a car accident. You are the heir of an important family and you must provide an offspring to carry on the family name.
From then on out, Shin Ringetsu branches out in a whole other direction than the original, which is refreshing. You're not watching another remake. It's a totally different thing.
First off you'll notice that the art and animation is completely on a new level.
It's much detailed and the animation more fluid. It's much better is what I'm saying. The character design is also different, although there is some resemblance, their personalities are more refined and likable. One touch I really appreciate is the blushing on the female characters. A rosy hue that accentuates the embarrassment as well as arousal.
In terms of character, Shin Ringetsu chooses to focus on two females instead of the original harem plot. Mainly Suzume, the dead fiance (supposedly) and Ayumi, her sister which closest resembles her. The motherly Yuiko, the dominant Shion, and the loli Mizuna appear but do not engage in any sexual activity. In some ways it is kind of disappointing but doesn't take away from being a great hentai.
[Spoiler Alert!] Suzume isn't dead. You've been told a lie! Which is a good change because you really get to know Suzume as a character rather than her live through Ayumi. She's cute and spunky and you really begin to fall for her lively attitude.
On the other hand, Ayumi is still the shy, beautiful, and good-natured girl we all love. It is also nice to see Naoto become more of a man than the weak character of the original. The three have somewhat of a love triangle with a series of drama that smooths everything out in the end. A Happy Ending.
Form a hentai aspect, there are plenty of lengthy sex scenes which are much repeating frames. Though my only complaint is that it's zoom in too close a lot of the times and there are no uncensored versions at the moment. Bummer dude. Oh well, but I have to give it credit with the originality of pregnancy sex. Yes, you heard me, sex with pregnant women. I thought I would be turned off by it but I wasn't. In fact it was rather alleviating to see in done in a loving manner. Which brings me to my point: It's all consensual sex, rather loving consensual sex, might I add.
What I like about Shin Ringetsu and what sets it apart from other hentais is that it's based on LOVE and deals with pregnancy in a rather direct and "in your face" sort of way. But it does so nicely with out sacrificing erotica. It really brings out family oriented togetherness and love that's usually missing in hentai.
Reviewer’s Rating: 9
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