May 28, 2021
English subs did not exist at the time of writing this, so I made my own to properly experience the story.
Notable hentai tags: vanilla, incest, urination.
80s hentai is a rare breed, not too many exist as it didn't start to become more common until the 90s. This hentai is rough, the art certainly did not age well, and artifacts of the old VHS era occur. However, it doesn't ruin the experience, in fact I think it adds to the vintage feel. It made me incredibly nostalgic for a time I did not live in.
Tropic Angel tells the story of Mina and Shigeru leaving
America to head back to Japan. However, disaster strikes (don't be frustrated when you don't get an answer to "that"), leaving them and a blonde American girl named Jenny stranded on an uninhabited island. This begins the tale of these three souls and their sexual urges overflowing.
The art is obviously very dated. It screams "80s" and if you're not used to it, it may take a bit to get comfortable with. And for a hentai that, as far as I know, never received a modern re-release, the quality is rather low, but it's not unbearable. Personally, I liked it, but I understand it's not for everyone.
Sound is actually surprisingly good! The BGM is pretty good for the H scenes, and even has a vocal cover in there too. Not something you hear too often outside of OP and ED songs.
Mina is the main protagonist of the OVA, as the events are told in her narrative. She is arguably the only one who gets any kind of character development (as much as you can get in a 22 minute hentai, anyways). Shigeru and Jenny are the other two protagonists, nothing really special to say about them.
Personal enjoyment was a solid 10/10. To live life on an uninhabited island, free of all worries, indulging yourself in the pleasures of sex and living a life of pure happiness, the world the OVA created is one that I can seeing myself fantasizing about.
It's a very, very simple and vanilla hentai, I can't stress that enough. But for me, it hit me in a fantastical, dreamy way. Perhaps the same may happen to you.
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