Miu and her family of four women are well-known in the media for being aspiring young celebrities. Her mother, Sayoko, is a famous fashion designer and has scored a job for the family to shoot a TV production, a rare opportunity for the family to be together and enjoy themselves. The girls travel to a small, isolated village in late August and the filming begins. Little do Miu and her family know however, the entire production is a scheme. This is the time for a local festival and they happened to unwillingly volunteer to be a key figure for this festival; the Shishigami. One by one, the girls are subjected to the traditions of the festival, experiencing first-hand just how serious it is.
Helter Skelter Hakudaku no Mura is a hentai based off of the visual novel of the same name written by Guilty who has done many other titles.
It took them about 5 years to fully release all the episodes, which could mean that the project would be a flop(i.e. Duke Nuke em and Aliens Colonial Marine) but it turned out well.
Right off the bat, I don’t think anyone had even heard of the game it was based on except those in the HongFire community. Likewise, I’ve never even played the VN before so I didn’t know what to expect coming into the hentai and to
be honest, I didn’t even know it was about rape, yet I thought it may have been one of the better hentai’s I’ve watched.
Not many hentai’s can draw you into the plot and actually give an atmosphere of darkness and despair as well as this one can. Of course, there are some which can really make you feel sick to your stomach, but none seem to be quite as good at making this darkness into something entertaining.
While it follows a conventional plot and doesn’t stray too far away from the conventional rape idea of women trying to have sex to save others from being raped themselves it goes beyond itself in a couple of ways. Let’s look at a couple of these.
First we have the characters and scenario choices. While I disliked the V.A. of the mother and thought Yuki and Haruka had so-so V.A s, whoever voiced Miyu needs a bit of respect. Her scene at 8:50 with non stop sound effects was done with total immersion and I can imagine how much of a pain it was to get this right in recording. All of her parts were acted flawlessly. Of all the characters in this, Miyu made this hentai what it was.Another character is the mascot, Hakudaku(chucky), who deserves mentioning just for what he is. I don’t think any character symbolizes the despair of our heroines as well as he does. Whoever drew him deserves a raise.
The choice to have volumes 3 and 4 follow a different scenario was a bold one that I thought went well. Continuations can be boring and hard to pull off so the decision to make this hentai follow a different scenario was an interesting one that was done well.
Next, the sound effects also made the hentai what it is. There were certain times where the director just brought out the sex atmosphere with the squishy sound effects really making it feel like it wasn’t an anime, but real life. Which could be quite disturbing with the amount of immersion they tried to put in, but somehow they pull it off and not make it seem like a grotesque rape where women loose their mind and values to a horrible oppressing force, but something appealing to the standard hentai audience. Yuki’s rape scene at 12:00 of volume 2 had some truly great S.E.’s that made it more attractive than the animation. Well, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but my point stands.
The animation. In some cases it’s hard to tell how good the animation really is since the video quality was only a mere 480p. Perhaps there was no 720p release or EroBeat decided they would only do a low quality release, whatever. I could still tell that some serious work had been put into making everything run smoothly and all the sex was entertaining and arousing(well the fourth volume has some exceptions). The characters were also drawn pretty well. Sometimes in hentai you can just ignore a bit of anatomy, but this one didn’t skimp on details.
lastly the soundtrack…
Now… there are only two song in the soundtrack that’s actually worth mentioning as something undeserving of a hentai, but they’re such a catchy tune that always reminds me of my childhood game Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings(that one song in the soundtrack). At 4:55 a song starts playing calmly but definitely signifying somethings about to go down. It seems like a simple little track, but the entrance at 6:20… the timing that they placed that instruments entrance at is amazingly appropriate. Lastly, the credits of volume 3 have a song with a similar instrument I just love. Some scenes were made great by the sound track. I’ve got a good deal of respect to whoever wrote these tracks.
Some other honorable mentions would be the soundtrack cueing at 5:15 and the one after at 6:00 of the first volume when Miyu overhears the elders plans to rape her and gets caught. It’s a good dark atmospheric piece. 9:25 of volume 2 also has a good rock/jazz feel to it with piano, drum and bass that fits with the atmosphere pretty well.
This could have been a 9/10 but volume 4 ruined the immersion.
In basically all respects, the quality of this episode tanked. It was still good, but the plot was not up to par, the animation took shortcuts and the scenario was no longer believable. It was sometimes a bit of a drag to watch through all of this. The ending wasn’t bad though.
Either way, I still recommend this hentai since it stands well above the rest.
If you're going to watch Helter Skelter: Hakudaku no Mura, be prepared to feel disturbed, aroused, angry and perhaps a little sad. Helter Skelter is packed full of coercion, trickery, rape, and a whole lot of gang bangs. If you're into cocks thrusting into all orifices with no end in sight, then congratulations, Helter Skelter is the hentai for you.
Helter Skelter starts out rather mellow. It allows for the viewer to get to know the victims, four sisters, each with celebrity backgrounds. They get invited to a rural village hot spring hotel on the pretense that they would be models for a television
show. However, the planners of this little retreat has something else in mind. The villagers have a rather unusual festival that takes place every year where maidens are made into "shishigami's" to be "hunted" and "devoured". There's a little bit of a mystery involved and quite a shock when the naive little sister, Miyu, finds out about their sinister plan.
Story-wise, Helter Skelter is better than most titles out there in that there actually is a story. Not much, but enough to allow a series of events to unfold. You kind of know what's going to happen but still get shocked when it happens.
Characters in Helter Skelter are done well and have their respective personalities.
Saiyako is a famous fashion designer. She is a single mother of three daughters. She also has the biggest boobs. She has a strong motherly instinct and knows something is wrong with her daughters even when not apparently evident. She tries hard to protect all her daughters from harm even though all her efforts turn out to be futile.
Fubuki is the eldest daughter. She is a famous model of her mother's designer clothing. As the eldest sibling, Fubuki has a very strong and somewhat feisty attitude. She has the 2nd biggest boobs, not much smaller than her mom's.
The 2nd daughter, Miyu, is the winner of a beauty pageant. She's somewhat shy and naive but has a good nature. Her boobs are also big.
Haruka is the youngest. She's playful but gets scared easily. You'd think they'd throw in a small boobed character to contrast all the big boobage that goes on in the series, but nooo.... Haruka also has a huge rack.
The character design looks really good with distinct looks to fit each personality. The background and settings are quite detailed as well. Animation is done rather well also with well thought out scenes and not much repetition. There are some rather good novel gang bang scenes and a whole lot of virgin penetration. On the whole, Helter Skelter has rather high production value that hentai fans won't be disappointed.
Voice acting is great and portrays each character nicely. I've never heard so much throat gagging in my life. The thoughts that go through their minds while gagging cocks are a nice touch. The sad piano BG music really accentuates the loss of innocence. I really like the sound FX of the squishy squashy thrusting that goes on.
It's disturbing and shocking, but somehow you just can't look away. You'll either love it or hate it, and possibly both. Helter Skelter is filled with villains you love to hate, victims you feel bad for, and a whole lot of faceless naked dudes. A word of discretion: at no time do the sisters begin to enjoy getting gang raped. With that said, there is an admirable sisterly bond between the Mother and her three daughters that doesn't break, even until the end.
Helter Skelter, is a strange one. it's one that i think people can enjoy because of the excellent animation and sound.though i do not think many could enjoy it because of the story itself.(unless you are into this kind of thing,) Even if it does draw you in a little.
There are many horrid moments within this hentai, which'll make you feel dirty inside for just watching it. though that is what it is supposed to make you feel. and if that is what they were going for, i do not take away score because of it. though i do because i think that most
people would not enjoy it themselves, and that was quite a no no for me.
Basically this hentai is full of lies, trickery and manipulation, the rape of three young women, a mother and her two daughters. and you would feel sorry for them, though you would still be enjoying it.
By the end of the show i think most people would be asking themselves
"Why did i enjoy that so much?"
I have seen myself come back to this one a few time, knowing what is in store for me, and every time i cannot just feel sorry for the victims in this hentai,though fully enjoying it at the same time. it has some of the best animation i have seen in hentai. and is definitely recommended to watch if you already haven't though i have warned you.