Tomonori is a university student. His mother passed away two years ago, but his father, Seiichi, soon got remarried to Hanae. He now happily lives with Seiichi, Hanae, and Marie, Hanae's daughter. But one day, he gets to know the fact that Seiichi had been committing adultery with Hanae. "He betrayed my mother.... Ok, I'll destroy everything around him! I'll steal his wife first." His devotion to Hanae has got crooked and his revenge starts though he knows it'll put his family into misery and he'll never be able to turn back....
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I literally decided to join this site just so I could write a review to inform people of what a train-wreck this hentai was (Translation: This is my first time writing a review for a hentai, so bear with me if I make mistakes). I find this especially necessary because, respectfully speaking, whoever wrote the synopsis has grossly mis-portrayed the way this hentai plays out. Note that this is the only time I will ever write a review with so much exposition in it. I apologize for doing so, but it's necessary to realize how low-quality this hentai
I decided to watch Haha Sange expecting a story about a son who seemingly assaults his mother and sister, making them think he hates them, only to reveal that his father is a faithless piece of crap showing that he really does care (I am being deliberately corny right now) and convinces them to let him be the one to pleasure them for the rest of their lives.
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STORY (2/10): What I got instead was a depressing, heartless story of a kid who blames his stepmother for driving out his real mother and taking her place (when in reality she was in the dark about her now-husband's shameless infidelity even before they got married) and resolves to rape her for what he thinks she "did" to his family. I know that this is supposed to be hentai, and that logic doesn't necessarily have a place here, but Haha Sange shoots straight past the fine line and goes for utter-bullshit-grade rationalism. Tomonori (the "protagonist" of the story) is one of the most narrow-minded, sadistic idiots I've seen in a hentai.
In the course of this series, he gets into a passionate, (w)incestuous romantic relationship with his willing stepsister, rapes his stepmother multiple times, and only reveals proof of his father's adulterous escapades to her AFTER he has physically, emotionally, and mentally traumatized her. The depressing bits don't stop there-- things continue spiral downward until the story culminates in a nearly-mindbroken stepmother having sex with Tomonori, and then dragging his horrified stepsister into it and pretty much raping her.
The final nail in the coffin came for me when the writers thought it would be funny to end the story by revealing that it was all just the ideal fantasy of some otaku at an adult video store looking for a video depicting it all.
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The only-- and I mean only-- redeeming feature about this hentai was the box cover art.
Even then, it betrays the poor quality of the content within.
ART (4/10): There's always a measure of difference between the art style and quality of the cover art (which is designed to make the video appealing to you before you even see it), and the art style and quality of the hentai itself-- I simply call this measure the "Cover-to-Screen difference", measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being an animation that mimics the art quality of the cover art almost or entirely flawlessly, and 10 being an animation whose quality is extremely poor compared to the cover art.
On the Cover-to-Screen difference scale, Haha Sange went up to 11. The artwork looks nothing like what is depicted on the cover (not even the styles are remotely similar). The colors used are washed out and dull, the animation looks like it was rushed together, and the bodily physics and motions during the sex scenes are utter crap. And then there's the censorship-- oh, GOD, the censorship. Whoever censored this thing obviously never heard of using a finely-pixeled censor to cover naughty bits, and instead went with the big blocky pixel censors that they use to completely obscure people's faces on COPS. Genitalia were all but unrecognizable in this hentai, and the censoring was extremely intrusive-- every face, or hand, or other body part that came within an inch of the censored genitalia became a blocky unidentifiable mass.
Sound (3/10): I would've given this a 6, if not for the fact that the makers tried to get "creative" and did things like inserting the sound of glass shattering every time Tomonori gets deeper in his mom during the first Tomonori/mother sex scene. I'm fairly sure they were trying to make it "symbolic" or something for how he was shattering every last vestige of purity she had or something, but it just came off as creepy and extremely UNarousing. And then there was the choice of music they used. The music in the Tomonori/sister scenes was passable, but the stuff they used in the Tomonori/mother scenes and the big rapey 3-way at the end sounded like it came out of a horror movie.
Character (3/10): Tomonori, the protagonist, was one of the most narrow-minded, sadistic, and unlikeable characters I've seen in a hentai. The makers try to get you to feel sorry for him with the backstory about his father abandoning Tomonori's ill, dying mother and carousing with his now-stepmother, but he acts like such a cruel, heartless bastard that you just feel contempt for him, nothing else.
ENJOYMENT (2/10): In case my tirade at the beginning didn't give it away, I was disgusted with this hentai.
OVERALL (3/10): You'd have to put a gun to my head to make me fap to this.