A little above average...
Heh. The first thing that my mind did, upon reading the back cover of this title, is to wonder how come it's called Classroom of Atonement when the rapists ravish female students just about everywhere. Their depravity is obviously not just exclusively practiced in the classroom. The other thought that occurred is that the rapists are just making excuses for their beast-like behavior because they don't seem to have qualms including innocent people into their list of victims. Not to mention, they seem to have made some sort of lucrative business out of it, since one of their activities, besides violating women, is pimping them. Passing judgment, bah!
The protagonist, Nanase, doesn't seem to be as dumb as most h-females are. She actually can put two and two together and make heads and tails of why she has to pay for her father's sins. She discovers that his history isn't all that complicated but that it is too shady and her involvement cannot be helped. This isn't too apparent in the first disc, however. You'd be led to think that Classroom of Atonement is just some mindless h-title where they try to justify excessive fornication with an oft-rehashed storyline about a daughter paying for her sire's debts. The first volume is filled with nothing but hentai clichés, such as women being subjected to gang bangs and the victims eventually loving the abuse. While some of the boys have believable reasons for wanting to defile Nanase, such as being rejected after professing their love, most of the scenes are just too unoriginal.
The true nature of the story unfolds in the second volume and I could say I was mildly (and pleasantly) surprised to find a few twists regarding Nanase's abusers. Then again, one of the twists isn't too difficult to figure out, since I'm sure most viewers will most likely notice something amiss about the leader of the rapist pack. The plot isn't too deep or too dark and it isn't even remotely as captivating as Bible Black, Mystery of the Necronomicon or School of Darkness. Classroom of Atonement just has enough flavor in it to make it a bit more palatable than the other mind-numbing animated porn out there.
The artwork is hit or miss. Nanase is extremely unattractive—I am constantly reminded of dumplings—and so are the rest of the cast, but then her main love interest looks bishie. He definitely is the only one you could consider eye candy in there. H-scenes are the usual: felatio, cunnilingus, conventional lovemaking, dildos, anal sex, and lesbian scenes. I actually found myself giggling over one of the rapist's lines, when he said something about getting excited over the yuri (girl-to-girl) piece of entertainment. I almost wanted to go in there and suggest that he and his gang do the same, since he seems to love looking at homosexual intercourse so much.
Overall, I'd say Classroom of Atonement is just a bit above average. It has nothing exceptional to offer, but it doesn't make you want to hurl like most hentai anime out there.