Based on eroge (erotic game) Fukubiki! Triangle by Blue Gale. Having finally gotten together with Miharu, Ushio leads a healthy daily sex life. That comes to an end one day when Miharu takes a bad fall on the way to school and is hospitalised. Together with Miharu's sister, Futaba, Ushio keeps vigil at the hospital until Miharu finally awakens. However, she does so without any memory of Ushio! Not only that, she is no longer the cheerful and positive Miharu that Ushio is familiar with. Instead, this Miharu is dour and moody. Futaba reveals that this was the Miharu of the past, before she met Ushio. While Ushio was worrying about what to do, he becomes aware of Futaba's heavy breathing, flushed cheeks, and the lust in her upturned eyes. Despite his worry about Miharu, his will crumbles before Futaba's seduction.
Everyone should admit it: we've all got our own tastes. Instead of vainly trying to ignore these tastes, it's really best to acknowledge them. And here I do so: I have my own tastes. Why bring this up? Because I'm about to make a rather bold claim.
Lucky Draw Triangle ~Miharu After~ has the sexiest pair of hentai heroines I've EVER seen, and it has some of the sexiest sex I've EVER seen. On top of that, there's not really any rape or lolicon, which makes me totally comfortable with it. This should be my favorite hentai ever.
And yet, despite
this, I can't bring myself to think of Lucky Draw Triangle as a masterpiece. Why? Because of Nameless Male Protagonist #38567049. He has two impossibly attractive girls lusting insatiably after him, all because...um...he is a master of the art of inconspicuousness? Sure, he's moderately attractive-looking, but I can't forget this one scene where Futaba comments on NMP#38567049's wonderful facial expressions during sex, and HE LOOKS LIKE HE JUST DIED FIVE MINUTES AGO. In fact, he pretty much acts as if he were dead. As in, he basically doesn't act. He seems to be the definition of a human sex toy, except capable of occasional banal dialogue. As much as I love Miharu and Futaba, I feel a bit uncomfortable watching them lust after what is essentially an inanimate object.
Yes, if only NMP#whatever had a personality, I could love LDT~MA~ with all my heart and gonads. But, alas, I cannot. And, on that sad, depressing note, I move forward to the break-down:
Girl likes guy. Guy likes girl. Girl gets amnesia. Guy wants to cure amnesia. Girl's sister puts the moves on guy. Girl gets the moves put on her by guy. LOTS AND LOTS OF HAPPY, SUPER-SEXY SEX.
That is all. Seriously, it doesn't matter much, as LDT~MA~ is just a sex-fest. A glorious, consensual sexfest. If you're trying to watch hentai purely for engaging, complex stories, you've obviously made some sort of horrific reasoning error. As far as the story goes, it is solid but far from extraordinary. At least it doesn't NOT make sense, right? Although, really, in real life amnesia doesn't quite work the way it does in LDT~MA~, but since when has amnesia EVER been given a realistic treatment in anime? That's a rhetorical question; I'm sure it has been done at least once.
Oh dear lord, PoRo (the production studio) knows how to make me happy. Sharp lines, bright colors, designs that are slightly modest in the grand scheme of hentai. Animation is fluid, oh so sexfully fluid, and the seximatography is wonderful and pretty darn hardcore. Lots of positions, fluid animation, arching, wiggling, throes of passion, and it's all vanilla sex. My god, this is my hentai nirvana, as poor a combination of words as that phrase is. Words just cannot describe what I think of Miharu, the sex scenes, and Futaba (in that order), which perhaps explains why I am failing so hardcore at this review. To round out the art section, the backgrounds are colorful but pretty darn boring, BUT WHO CARES LOOK AT THE HOT ANIME GIRLS!!! Seriously.
In all honesty, I was too busy looking at the HOT ANIME GIRLS to pay attention to anything but the sex SFX (read: BGM? What BGM?), which were juicy and wonderful, as were the moans. But I find this to be typical of hentai. Oh, and Futaba talks a LOT during sex. It's kinda weird, since our Nameless Male Protagonist says nothing. It's awkward cause it's hard to remember that he's just the most realistic sex toy ever. Oh, and female voices are a bit on the high-pitched side, but any watcher of moe-ish hentai will probably be used to that by now.
Miharu is our main female lead, and she's amazing. Sexually liberated, playful, not really shy; a huge contrast to her amnesiac self and most other romance heroines (hentai or otherwise). I think she'd be a fun character even outside of hentai.
Futaba is Miharu's sister and rival in love and...well...kinda selfish and manipulative. Not very much so, but it's hard to get a reading on her.
NMP#huh is NMP#huh (his name may be Ushio in this anime). He is spectacularly bad, even for a Nameless Male Protagonist. Not only does he basically not exist most of the time, but also when he DOES exist, he cheats on his girlfriend and later sorta forces her into sex. No one is really unhappy during any of this, but it's still a bit unsettling. If this were a more serious show, I'd kinda expect Miharu to be seriously psychologically screwed up even when she recovers her memories. And for that there would be no forgiveness, since Miharu is a little sexy ball of sexy awesomeness. Sexy. Yay.
It's easy to see that I love this hentai far more than it deserves. That's because I think it is hot beyond all belief as well as not disturbing for the most part. In light of that, I generally forgive it for its flaws, which are many in the writing department. Oh well; this will simply go down in my books as legendarily sexy. The only thing in my opinion that is comparably sexy to LDC~MA~ is After Class Lesson (with its also-super-sexy Akari Mizuno), but After Class Lesson is also a bit disturbing and/or uncomfortable.
This could all change if PoRo manages to somehow engineer a RAGE ending, or to totally screw over Miharu (Miharu in the act of screwing is GREAT; screwing over Miharu is DOUBLEPLUS UNGOOD).