In this anime, you get to watch a overly-enthusiastic school girl sleep with you while acting like a 5-year-old. Making nasily "ehee" noises with this face: =^_^=.
Thus begins a 50-minute mystery journey that ends with a stunning revelation: Issho ni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako is a prequel to Bleach, and a sequel to the movie Inception.
Hear me out...
First of all, you can, and DO, teleport. Very often. Maybe you're a camera wearing a human disguise, maybe you're a wizard! Who wouldn't want to sleep with a wizard!? Maybe that's why she thinks she's five, you put a spell on her, you dirty old man,
This then goes into random dreams while she shows just how unhealthy her sleeping is by waking up every five minutes. Then she gets 3AM-horny and wants to kiss you, proceeds to ignore "you" for a body pillow, and then later gets a midnight snack thinking you are a ghost. Why would she "think" you're a ghost, unless...you are a ghost, and she doesn't want you to know that you're dead.
Really, if you think about it, that would explain everything. Why you don't have a physical body. Why you are in her bedroom despite her most certainly having parents that would object to a boy sleeping with her. Why only she can see you. Why you frightened her in the kitchen. Why you don't wake up at the alarm clock. Why you are able to teleport. Why she giggles every time she looks at you, and why when she's "kissing" you, the camera shows her kissing at nothing.
You are a god damned ghost. You're dead. And haunting her. She's your sister. She is happy to see you because she misses you. Give her a couple more years and she will run into a Shinigami and become a Faux Shinigami, you'll run away, and you will join them as an arrancar 100 episodes later. YOU are the final boss. YOU will end up killing the original Shinigami (her actual older sister) while the girl grows up to become Rukia Kuchiki, and Byakuya pretends to be her brother. Hinako IS Rukia Kuchiki. Issho ni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako is a prequel to Bleach, and it's possible that you get re-incarnated as Ichigo later on.
And then it turns into inception with not one, but TWO false awakenings.
It's a sequel to Inception, a prequel to Bleach, and the single greatest anime in existence. Ghost in the shell's got nothing on this...or DOES IT?
In the past year, we’ve seen a phenomenal glut of anime made almost exclusively for the sake of pandering. One of those titles was “Isshoni Training”, a lucrative fanservice anime with the premise of convincing anime fans to get off their butts and exercise, when in reality, it’s an excuse for the trainer to give the viewer a lot of T&A. It was a silly but profitable venture, and so it was hard to be surprised when a sequel was announced. Now here we have “Isshoni Sleeping” which takes the pandering of “Isshoni Training” to a whole new level, one that your humble reviewer is
both impressed and frightened at the implications this new level of pandering brings us to.
Capitalizing off its successor, “Isshoni Sleeping” continues with its nonexistence of a fourth wall. Hinako has returned in continuity of the first, saying it’s nice to see you again upon our first glance at her still very-well-endowed and very-loosely-dressed self, hanging spaghetti straps and all. This time, we start by going to sleep, and Hinako has agreed to go to sleep with us. At this point, I’d like to remind you all this is a 45 minute long anime and we’re only two minutes in. Anime being a visual and audible medium, to think we are going to sleep is ridiculous. The director and staff agree and what follows both scares and amazes me.
To begin with the scary part, anyone with previous knowledge of “Isshoni Training” went into this knowing there would be fanservice galore, and the next 40 minutes certainly does not skimp. 99% of the following frames are nothing but cheesecake shots. There are close-ups on Hinako’s cleavage, her camel toe, dragging the camera up and down her body and sometimes just focusing on her breasts, underwear, or lips for a good minute before moving to another just as degrading shot. In short, it is voyeurism and I don’t blame anyone who feels uncomfortable watching it… and yet at the same time, I don’t blame anyone who feels comfortable watching it either. Allow me to explain.
Part of pandering is rooting into what makes otaku tick and catering exclusively to that. But there’s always the problem of the fourth wall. Otaku are almost always kept out of the action, away from it all, and it tempts them so far that they end up bringing 3D items into their lives with depictions of these girls (see; dakimakura). Now here we have an anime of a young well-endowed girl who acts like a five-year-old and makes the audible mouth gestures of a two-year-old. Moe GOLD, and this is where the lack of a fourth wall is most beneficial to it. Because there is no fourth wall, there is nothing separating this 2D girl from her audience other than the screen. Hinako looks at you, blushes at you, sings to you, and dreams of you. Despite being animated, Hinako has been made to love you, thus rooting into the hopes and dreams of many lonely otaku. Though it can and probably will be used as ecchi material, there is a well-placed aspect of comfort to the audience that, as a marketing device, is hard not to be impressed with. The OVA knows its audience and wants the audience to be satisfied, and really you can’t fault this production for that.
Is the audience being used by the first-person gimmick? Absolutely. Is it true they’ll probably have another moe idol in a week? Wouldn’t be surprised. Yet, “Isshoni Sleeping” fulfills everything otaku look for in an anime and more. As fanservice, there’s better out there that’s both more revealing and far less shameful to watch, but as a detached look into the otaku psyche and a marketing approach, it’s rather stunning work. It is lucrative and enlightening, shameful and pure, and it will surely be polarizing, but it’s always honest about its motives, the good ones and the bad ones.
"...without precedent in the purity of its confrontation with the essence of cinema: the relationships between illusion and fact, space and time, subject and object. It is the first post-Warhol, post-Minimal movie; one of the few films to engage those higher conceptual orders which occupy modern painting and sculpture. It has rightly been described as a ‘triumph of contemplative cinema.'"
--Gene Youngblood, L.A. Free Press
Highly recommended for fans of Warhol's seminal works of structural film, "Sleeping" and "Taylor Mead's Ass."
Obviously for the uninitiated, this will just seem like academic wankery. Which is a shame because the film really says something very important about cinema and
the way we consume film.
In a very self-referential way, the film explores voyeurism. For example, Hinako notes being "embarrassed" facing the camera, identifying the scopophilia associated with taking others as objects, noting that she is being subjected to the male gaze. As noted by Laura Mulvey, "At first glance, the cinema would seem to be remote from the undercover world of
the surreptitious observation of an unknowing and unwilling victim" (Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema, 1975). But here, our victim is not unknowing or unwilling; in fact, she seems fully aware that she is being watched, informing the viewers of their own voyeurism. And Hinako not only identifies, but also reacts to the viewers by covering her face.
Deprived of scopophilia, what are we to make of film as a whole? The remainder of the film seeks to tackle this question. The crux of the message of the whole film is in fact the central paradox (the paradox arising from the fact that the film directly contradicts what it prescribes) that ensues: that film is a fundamentally voyeuristic medium, but that the proper response is to eschew self-awareness and make the subject unconscious, to turn her into an unknowing performer.
Film has often been described as a passive medium. Sleeping with Hinako takes this paradigm and turns it on its head for the duration of this section: here, the subject is in fact passive while the camera alone is actively engaging with its surroundings.
Often-times, the descriptions of structural films are reductive. For example, Wavelength (1967) is not just a 45-minute zoom but uses a variety of sophisticated editing techniques: jump cuts, strobing, etc. Here, our subject is not only passive, but sleeping, which suggests an engagement with another of cinema's favorite subjects, the oneiric. The first dream sequence within the film, albeit self-indulgent, explores the ways in which viewers engage with films as inhabiting a real space and not merely a diegetic space (of course, as we regard this as a non-narrative experimental film, the diegesis simply does not exist). The second and third explore the ways in which cinema (the dream, the expression of a wish according to Freud) relates to reality, as both times Hinako appears in the same position that occurs at the end of the dream.
I will put aside this analysis for now to mention a number of in-jokes the film throws around. The mise-en-scene is sparse, but carefully chosen, for example, the recurring shot of the alarm clock, which has no hands, an obvious reference to Bergman's Wild Strawberries (the relevant piece of mise-en-scene appears within a dream sequence). The scene in which Hinako crawls on her hands (which occurs immediately after the second dream sequence) is a reference to the end of Keaton's Sherlock Jr. (which explores the way film informs our own lives).
We now arrive at the third section of the film, which attempts to rectify the central paradox mentioned earlier, as Hinako asks to look back at the viewer. The implied scopophilia on the part of the subject is, in fact, the self-awareness of self-reference. It is looking at cinema in the act of examining itself. This is parallelled with a shot of a row of stuffed animals (a subtle jab at the passive nature of film viewing). We also arrive at our fourth and fifth dream sequences that deconstruct the division between "reality" and "fiction" within the diegesis. Thus, we arrive at a way out of our central paradox, espousing the absolute freedom of cinema to do as it pleases, to look back on itself and to deconstruct dichotomies, while retaining the freedom to abandon self-awareness and explore the dream world.
So when they said "Sleeping with Hinako" they really meant it! I would say about 70% of the 49 minute video is still shots that continuously loop of Hinako sleeping, of course the camera angles are oh so perfectly aligned to help its otaku audience "sleep" as well.
Actually even for sleeping this seemed like a rather short episode, since around the 20-30 minute mark Hinako starts to have different dreams, thinking of how much shes fallen for you? (maybe seeing you doing so many awesome pushups last episode) and later she even goes get something to eat...while I appreciate the fact that this
is NOT just 49 minutes of still shots....BITCH NEEDS TO STOP MAKING SO MUCH NOISE IM TRYING TO SLEEP HERE DAMMIT!!!
I cant say I was able to get a good sleep out of this, this should probably be called "napping with Hinako" instead because of the short sleeping intervals it "might" offer you, but then again im not sure how many of you are not too busy "fapping with Hinako" to actually get any decent rest. This is probably a fansubber's "dream" episode though *crickets*
Oh wow. . . Never in my life have I seen an anime so perfectly put together. I don't know where to start. I guess I'll just go down the list.
Character: The character development was masterfully played through the entire OVA. To the untrained eye there seems to be little to no development, but in fact they use development through observation and not through action or spoken word. The constant shots of Hinako's panties show how innocent she is through the plain white non-slutty panties with the bow. An innocent pair of panties that is obviously seen by the guy she is having sleep over.
Also, the shots of the room tell us more about Hinako's hobbies and interests such as the animal plush and the mecha anime poster over her board; this shows us that she is an animal lover and into mecha anime. What's more innocent than an animal lover and mecha anime lover? And the guy sleeping over isn't doing anything while she's asleep, so his intentions are pure and not perverted at all, giving a pure and innocent character to Hinako and the boy.
Story: The story is hidden all in the camera. It's you. Hinako is talking to you as if you are actually with her which makes me feel like I'm actually sleeping with her and experiencing this romantic scene with Hineko. The anime gives me the sensation of actually falling in love with someone who has true feelings for me.
Sound: The sound of her breathing was so realistic in the silence of night. . . the sound of her peaceful slumber itself made me feel peaceful. It's odd, but it added to the realistic-ness of the anime, making me feel more like I was in the anime and that I was right there next to her.
Art: The art was nothing to shout about, but is was well illustrated in the unique shot to shot scenes of her mouth, cleavage, butt, and pubic region.
Enjoyment: I gave a 10/10 for enjoyment because my heart was racing. I really felt as though I was next to this beautiful girl sleeping ever so peacefully that I truly wanted to be with, it was a moment I could live again with the convenience of the "play again" button.
This is a definite must watch OVA, I never thought I would fall in love with a fictional character just by laying next to her in bed. A definite 10/10
Back in the year 1963, the famous Avant Garde artist Andy Warhol decided to make a movie that was nothing but 6 straight hours of a man sleeping. Fans of the Dada movement, which often embraced absurdly stupid and pretentious art, thought it was a masterpiece. In the year 2010, the blockheads at Primastea studios produced "Sleeping with Hinako", which is 45 minutes of watching a moe girl with big boobs sleeping. However, there is a bit of a difference between the 2.
In defense of Andy Warhol, he was making a film unlike any other that had been made to that point. The purpose
of Dada after WW1, was to embrace the notion of absurdism, that life has no meaning and we are all stuck in a fundamentally insane and totally absurd world. Both Dada and Absurdism were born in part from the artistic movement of Existentialism: that life has no inherent meaning beyond that which you yourself give to it. Existentialism was already established in the 1800s by thinkers like Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche, but really took off after WW1 shattered much of the idealism and optimistic beliefs of Europe concerning God, nation, war, and humanity. Unlike Warhol's movie "Sleep", the OVA "Sleeping with Hinako" isn't an attempt to lash out at the absurdity of life or challenge our view of the world. It is meant to help socially hopeless otaku... rub one out before going to sleep. Why you would ever want to masturbate to 45 minutes of an anime girl sleeping is completely beyond me!
If you want to watch "Avant Garde" or existential artistic anime that do a good job representing those movements, I would check out Tatami Galaxy, Mushishi, Ergo Proxy, or Serial Experiments Lain. If you want to masturbate before going to bed...just look up porn! Under no circumstance should you ever spend 45 minutes watching big boob moe girl sleep! There is simply no point!!!
Hey there you filthy weeb! Do you enjoy watching a big breasted girl sleep for about forty goddamn minutes as she occasionally moves around and the camera cuts to shots of her underwear or her cleavage? If you answered yes, then you're a creepy human being and I am genuinely frightened for you.
This show confuses me. Like a lot. I have no clue what the hell the creators for this show were thinking when they came up with this trash. If you're not aware, Hinako is a character that starred in three, one episode OVAs in which you, the audience, watch her perform various activities
through the eyes of the voiceless main male protagonist. In one OVA she does training, which, I can understand a little more why people would watch that since we get to see a girl with large boobs jump up and down continually on the spot and perform many exercises that require sexual moans, for all of the cave dwellers. The second OVA is bath time with Hinako. That's right! In case you didn't think this set-up in which a guy watches a girl sleeping wasn't creepy as fuck already, you can watch Hinako play in a bathtub instead! Oh what a wonderful time to be alive everyone! (I'm just hoping that bathtub was full of bleach so that dense as fuck Hinako may drink some, ending her pathetic, miserable life.)
Hinako, as a character, is the most one-dimensional character ever made. She is an airhead, has barely any personality and the only reason she exists is for some fan-service for all of the filthy weebs in Japan, but, even then, if you're looking for something this shallow you might as well watch full blown hentai since this girl does not put out! You'd think, that, at the very least, you'd see her naked or at least a nipple or something, but the entire series, all three OVAs are just an entire cock tease! And, besides, I can't even imagine this character being enticing in any form since it's essentially soft-core porn! You know nothing is going to happen so why the fuck would ANYONE waste their time on this trite? It baffles me how the creators believed that this character would work at all and how this lifeless, brain dead, moronic idiot could ever have sold when there are so many better alternatives.
But, I better just get on with this OVA. If for whatever reason, you believe I'm exaggerating when I said you watch Hinako sleep for forty minutes, then you'd be wrong! I, the sad and pathetic person that I am, watched this terrible piece of trash in one sitting, as I slowly wrapped the noose around my neck, hoping to evacuate from this shitty world. The entire OVA is literally just some creepy guy watching Hinako sleep! That's it! No hyperbole, no exaggeration, no superlative! She, occasionally, moves her body, or dry humps one of her pillows, which I believe is trying to be sexual or enticing for the audience but it comes across more creepy when you stop and think that some random guy is WATCHING HER SLEEP! I just can't get my head around that fact! I feel so awkward while watching this OVA, as if I myself and some kind of ultimate pervert, twisting and contorting my body just to get a better glimpse at her ass and tits, since, the camera, which is all POV and is representative of the main character's vision, cuts to close-ups of her body, which creates the image in my mind that this guy is hunched over her on all fours like an animal sniffing meat. It's strange. During the night, she does wake up to see you staring at her, but all she does is give you a little kiss in her half-awake state and then fall right the fuck back to sleep! And, trust me. There is no deep, hidden symbolism or hidden commentary on the life or social structure of Japan at all It's just ... bizarre.
And that's it. Nothing else. In the final three minutes, the day has broken and Hinako is annoyed that you didn't wake her up or something, but by this point, I was too freaked out to even care since Hinako didn't even care that some guy watched her while sleeping! This OVA is so strange and bizarre and thank fuck Hinako's character is pretty much dead at this point. Thankfully, I never have to return to this series since I've pretty much reviewed all of the OVAs in one here since there is barely anything to say aside from the fact that they're awful and creepy as fuck! But, to be fair, I am looking forward to the forth and final OVA called "Hinako in a Nazi concentration camp". What fun times that will be...
Wow, Hinako sure has a lot of problems. In this episode, where we yet again get a slice of her life, Hinako isn't suffering from being a couch potato, she's suffering from FREAKING SCHIZOPHRENIA. Don't believe me? Look at the times after she talks to the camera, where the camera angle switches to a bird's-eye view. She's not holding anyone's hand, nor is there anyone for her to talk to. She just stares at freaking empty space, holding her hand out awkwardly, as the camera resumes its eye-rape.
This anime is seriously the scariest I've ever seen, for it's subtlety in showing Hinako's insanity. It
is High Octane Nightmare Fuel cranked up to eleven, and it achieves this just with Fridge Horror. However, there were boobs, so her complete insanity is instantly forgiven.
Issho ni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako is, by far, the best thing to ever grace my eyes and bless us all by bringing light to our dark basements through our computer screens.
In Isshoni Training Hinako helped us get up from our fat NEET asses and start losing some weight by showing us how to do pushups and offering suggestive shots of her cleavage. The prequel of Isshoni Sleeping was absolutely great, but it didn't even get close to the masterpiece that the second instalment of the series: the character development, art, sound design and everything else far surpass its predecessor and every other second grade
anime that has ever aired.
Let's talk about the protagonist. Now you might be thinking that the voluptuous heavy-breathing high school girl was the protagonist of this 49 minutes wonder, but you'd be wrong: the main character is not one of those shitty no-personality self-insert idiot anime MCs, YOU are the main character! You don't need to imagine being the protagonist and having 2D girls after your penis, because Hinako is right there, clearly telling you that she loves you and that she wants to sleep with you.
The story is outstanding and requires prior knowledge of the prequel, and develops in ways you cannot even imagine.
The introspection inside Hinako's dreams makes you feel so much closer to her and finally understand the inner intricacies of her mind. Her virtual breath, her enormously large staring eyes and the complex shots that allow you to see the fullness of her body allow you to have a complete vision of what it means to sleep with an anime girl and masturbate to sleeping girls, which is one of the most important staples in anime and surely one of the best (Just look at End of Evangelion).
All and all 10/10, never have I enjoyed anything more than this. The only negative thing about Isshoni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako is that it will take away all enjoyment you once received from anime and all other sorts of media.
Training with Hinako sold really well, selling out on release day, so Studio Hibari, the company behind the first OVA, decided to make a sequel to capitalize on the first, releasing it a quick 7 months after the first. This time around, instead of exercise, you're now falling asleep with Hinako, assuming that you're all tired out from the exercises from the first one. Or you're watching her as she sleeps, depending on what you're doing under those bed covers of yours.
Much like the first OVA, Sleeping with Hinako is a few bits of original animation, like Hinako talking to you while you're both in
bed, a few moments from the first OVA followed by on a scale to see if she's losing the weight, to her brushing her teeth, her dreaming about snacks, and her getting up to go to the fridge to get snacks, only for you to catch her in the act. But most of it is reused animation, mostly of Hinako sleeping (obviously). It doesn't look bad, but you can tell the budget went into a few of the scenes, and then some of it was copy and pasted until they had something long enough to press to a DVD.
It doesn't even have the interactivity of the first one. I imagine that this was released on an even tighter schedule to try and get something released to capitalize on the success of the first one. I guess you could call it a step down, but there wasn't much going on in the first one, so it's more like shuffling in place then a step down.
There isn't too much to say about this one. Once you've read the description, you've got the gist of the OVA is about, and it's pretty obvious what this is and what it's trying to do from the DVD cover alone. I guess if you're a big fan of "Training with Hinako", then this is for you. But for me, it's the weakest of the three Hinako OVAs. It has a few cute moments here and there, with the going to the fridge in the middle of the night being the best part, but most of it is just watching the same animation of someone sleeping.
All of this sitting in silence watching this makes me wonder the logistics of the world, if more people have been sucked into this anime world, or if Hinako is the only. I was so underwhelmed with this that my brain started trying to figure out the logic behind it just so my brain had something to do.
So I actually watched it. And I see what they did there.
The OVA is incredibly good for what it's meant for, which is not plot or depth, I felt like Hinako and I were pressed up next to each other in my bed. I felt incredibly at peace and warm, like I would drift away any minute, that is not to say it was boring. If I had to compare it to something it would be a soothing lullaby that even though the song may be beautiful fatigue still creeps up and takes you over! But that's what it's suppose to do! Make you
fall asleep, the only reason it's nearly 50 minutes long is because first it's suppose to excite you and then give you enough time to rub one out, so that, tired from your exercise, you could fall into a good rest. Hinako and I will be having another sleep over in the future, that's for sure.
The Ishoni series is quite interesting and innovative. It's persuading loser otaku's who would never exercise or get in bed with a girl to do so. Hinako is the cure for the wretched plague that is otakuism.
But as fun and exciting as my time with Hinako was, it wasn't worth much as an anime. Which is why it gets a 6 over all.
This review contains minor plot spoilers. View at your own discretion.
Post modernism is an art movement that seeks to deconstruct and subvert existing pre-cognitions of modern art. I feel that the first half of Sleeping with Hinako is a post-modernist masterpiece. While the second half of Hinako is an offense to the viewer as much as it is a complete betrayal and reconstruction of the theme it tried so hard to explore and critiqued. In fact, it wouldn't surprised me if both halves were written by different people.
For post modernism to exist, it has to be compared to a modernist work. For Hinako, this means
that in order to properly judge and review it, one must compare it to a modernist work that Hinako was made in response to, this being of course the Slice of Life Genre of anime prevalent through the late 2000s/early 2010s. Hinako brilliantly subverts the themes commonly explored in Slice of Life by portraying the events that occur generally in those anime in a realm which may seem normal in a regular anime, but contradicts the general elements and common sense once one thinks and analyses each scene through and through. It is the Campbell Soup Cans in an art gallery, it makes a mockery of those anime by making us, the viewer, witness and participate in the act of sleeping with the main heroine.
Te first half also evokes great works of yore such as Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker". You are not meant to know Hinako's thoughts as she is dreaming. These details are kept away from the audience in order for a more immersive experience in which the audience asks themselves as to what dream Hinako may be thinking of. However, ultimately it does not and may not matter what dream she thinks about, as it ultimately doesn't matter much, a dream is ultimately a dream, and her future actions, and by extension the viewers futures actions do not means much in terms of the future. Indeed, it poses the philosophical question of does choice ultimately matter in out lives, seeing as how insignificant each person is in the grand scheme of the Universe.
The fact that Hinako can be analysed and this gives the viewer a huge amount of interaction and freedom to interpret it to their own will is indeed innovative and unheard of in other more conventional anime. It reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 2 in a way, where the author deliberately set up false expectations for its viewers in order to deliver a separate message by subverting expectations of the viewer.
That was the first half, if it all ended there, then Hinako wod be a definite 10/10 anime from me, but alas, perhaps due to Executive Meddling, the second half is a complete reversal and betrayal of the first half so much that it completely destroys the experience.
The second half occurs as the viewer finally is able to peek into Hinako's mind and view her dream, the otherwise peaceful atmosphere is completely destroyed and a plot is finally established, ruining the multiple viewpoints and multiple interpretations outlook the first half was going for. The viewer is directly addressed more often, however, it becomes apparent that the viewer is also a canonical entity in the story. We can assume that the "viewer" referred to in the second half may be a poltergeist or some sort, an entity only Hinako can see, like elves or hedgehogs.
It also betrays the goal of the anime. The anime's title is "Sleeping with Hinako", however Hinako doesn't sleep in the second half much, she entices the viewer to perform innate vapid acts with her such as singing and trying to sleep (oh the irony), before falling asleep herself. It becomes apparent that free will is stripped entirely from the viewer, and the only way to win is to not watch the anime at all.
In conclusion, this anime is cruel and offensive to me, in which a cruel painful joke is played to the audience, where the punchline is wasted potential this anime could have offered.
I'm afraid this anime only deserves one of the very few 1/10 ratings I rarely give to anime.
Well after you're finished Training with Hinako you are certainly bound to get a little tired, so what better a followup than sleeping with her. Based on the titile you might think ooh sounds like fun, but instead we are just going to watch her sleep and talk to herself for 50 minutes, which in itself is a tad creepy. dialogue is mediocre at best, i mean what can you honestly expect from somebody who is sleeping.
Story: We are watching a girl sleep...
Art: alright but nothing over the top, nothing really special, a lot of frames get reused.
Sound: Nothing special, seiyuu kind
of grows on you after a while tho.
Character: Well Theres the ditzy yet somewhat cute character Hinako. thats about it.
Enjoyment: Honestly speaking i got kind of bored about 4 minutes in.
Overall: I wouldnt mind having the 50 minutes of my life back but whatever. wasnt too bad.
Sleeping with hinako was one of the worst sleeping aids I have ever attempted. The brightness of my screen while I tried to sleep definitely didn't help and neither was all the noise coming from this show. Even worse was the fact that they didn't even show me how to sleep properly or anything and halfway through the protagonist started having drams and waking up which waked me up. This anime isn't even long enough to have a good nap. If you're looking for a sleeping aid I suggest you avoid watching this.
((Same as Issho ni Training: Training with Hinako and Issho ni Training Ofuro: Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko))
Well, this is one of the perverted shows that sometimes come from Japan. It’s not hentai… although it really should be. The only real people who would be buying this would probably be very, very lonely men with much to much time on there hands who will wack off to cute little girls that look a bit to young.
The artwork and camera angles are only to show these strange little angles for a ‘better view of the training’… ya right. No girl in their right mind would
let the camera get these angles if it was not to turn the viewer on. Now on a lighter note, yes… the artwork is beautiful, just used highly to sexualize her is all.
Her voice is annoying as well, the cutesy little high pitch squeak. I really could not stand most of this.
This review is going to perform the function of an analysis more so than a review, because you probably already know everything you need to know about the content from the synopsis and other reviews.
However, I am writing this because I feel that Issho ni Sleeping is a very misunderstood OVA. At first glance, it is a complete waste of 20 minutes that is focused solely on fanservice. However, I believe that rather than having the goal of providing entertainment to its audience, Issho ni Sleeping's true intention is to convey a deeper message to viewers: Issho ni Sleeping is primarily a critique on
the anime industry as a whole and some of the characteristics that have sadly become all too common in anime nowadays.
Did you get the feeling that nothing was really happening as you were watching Issho ni Sleeping? Now think about it again - have you ever gotten the same feeling as you were actually watching anime? The lack of anything, really, in Issho ni Sleeping is a subtle reference to the prevalence of filler episodes in anime, as well as an implication that many anime lack a concrete plotline, and that in order to draw viewers, resort to heavy doses of panty shots and jiggling breasts, which is parodied in Hinako's disproportionate breasts. The lack of speaking in the OVA is also a critique of the lack of sensible dialogue that serves to progress the plot in most anime. As many people have noted, many scenes in Issho ni Sleeping are looped and repeated, which at face value, is a critique on the overuse of stock footage. However, this also serves to critique the many unoriginal storylines and stock characters that exist in anime (I'm looking at you, Guilty Crown).
While Issho ni Sleeping seems very shallow at first glance and is perhaps not intended to fill viewers with excitement or elicit tears from eyes, it is in actuality a very meaningful critique of the degeneration of anime into overly in-your-face fanservice, as well as many other practices that make anime less enjoyable, and has much more value than many may think upon their first impression of this OVA.
OK seriously, this series is emblematic of exactly why I got out of anime for years. It's basically a waifu simulator. A generic moe girl dresses sexy, acts like a toddler, and addresses the audience directly, allowing you to live out what the animators thought was your fantasy. And sadly, given that it was successful enough to have a sequel, it really is the fantasy of a lot of horrible otaku. It really brings to the forefront all of the terrible subtext that's far too common in anime, laying bare the things many of us have tried to pretend aren't there
or aren't important. It's almost like this show was a dadaist experiment to try to unmake anime. And honestly, it may have worked. There's no way I could watch something trying to be moe without thinking that they were basically making this with a veneer of story over it.
This may be the worst anime ever, but it's a must see for anyone wondering why some people hate anime. What they see is this, and the more I think about it, the more I wonder if they're really that far off.
Have you ever had that feeling that you were being watched? Hinako does, in fact she is being closely watched... BY YOU! Yes, for about 45 minutes you stare at this klutzy girl snoozing and you have never seen anything more magnificent. From the constant camera switches to show off Hinako's better sides to the dream sequences, you would never guess that this was a plot to troll the biggest anime fans. The best way to watch this time waster is to riff on it MST3K style. Without that, you may just doze off yourself, a fate far better than watching this anime.
Lets see lets see...
Well to begin with I don't recommend this to anyone... this is just 45 minutes of watching a big breasted semi naked girl sleep with the occasional dream or other "event"
The story is non existent this is just for otakus that want to fawn over panty shots and similiar camera angles, just go watch any ecchi anime you can find and repeat some scene and you will get as much enjoyment story wise...
The art is just art, nothing bad but nothing good
Same with the sound guess they could add some music or something but well..
Character... She is just an clumsy a
bit stupid girl that I guess am supposed to make otakus love her and go yelling "moe moe!" but if you ask me she is just irritating... just like the thing itself
Enjoyment... I watched 10 minutes of her sleeping the camera changing angles and her occasionaly moving then I turned on my TV and watched something else while watching so I wouldnt go raving insane from the bordedom... didnt help... in the end I started to almost slam my head in my desk while just asking god to make it end...
Overall... I actually think you will find more enjoyment from watching an hentai in everyway you can figure, this is just as it says 45 minutes of Hinako sleeping, talking to you, and dreaming. Then it seems that they have some sort of cut scenes so you can make this into a lot of diffrent morning wake up calls... And that is the only use I can ever see of this. Seriously... Don't watch this you will either fall asleep (Might actually be what is intended), go raving mad or write a review about it. And if you do decide to watch it, have something in hand to ease your boredom while she is just laying there while you see a lot of diffrent camera angles of her and for some reason, her desk.