Credits: Elf, Green Bunny, Licensed by NuTech
Cover Description: In 2030, nuclear war broke out over the
environmental pollution issue. Many people lost their lives due to radioactivity.
The people, who survived the barren Earth, started the Megaro Earth
Project to save human existence. In a last hope for survival against
nuclear war, a city was built in a dome in order to save civilization.
Gimmick, a mysterious man who leads a secret organization called Black
Widow, is planning to obstruct the implementation of the Megaro Earth
Project. In order to oppose Gimmick's organization, members of the counter
terrorism group, led by the lady sniper EL, were formed
Gawd, how I wished for censorship!
Perhaps it's time for me to admit that this is not my lucky month.
It must be because of the Chinese belief that August is the month
of souls and the dead. How else would you explain the barrage
of sickening H themes that I've been burdened with lately? I almost
want to wring my fiancé's neck for choosing hentai titles
based solely on art. Darn those deceptive covers and well-written
To understand what I am ranting about, it's as simple as this:
E'L ("Air" in the original Japanese version that I've
seen) has a decent storyline ala The Matrix, but you have to have
a strong stomach to last through the hentai scenes. My biggest
regret was that I did not watch it via my computer's DVD-ROM drive
so that I can easily skip scenes without having to look out for
the time to stop skipping. Watching it through a regular player,
pressing the fast forward button didn't do much as I was still
able to get a glimpse of the blood that came out of a poor victim
as she was pierced in various parts of her body. The torture sequences
were long and drawn-out and I believe that they were totally unnecessary.
The worst part of it is that every volume has at least 2 different
torture scenarios, featuring different girls subjected to various
methods of punishment. What person who isn't a loser would want
to see someone so soft and helpless being treated to enema while
getting herself pierced with various electrically charged pins
and other devices? It's enough to kill any hot-blooded viewer's
sexual appetite. If my fiancé hadn't been such a nice and
gentle person both in words and deed, I swear E'L would probably
make me think that all men are nothing but bruteslacking
in sexual skills, and clueless about how to handle the creatures
who gave birth to them.
The art is fine. It would have been better had the colors not
been too bright and shiny. The music is cute, but as expected
of many anime (even the regular ones), one can do away with listening
to bubblegum pop. Listeners, beware! The "I Love You Forever"
theme song has a nasty habit of lingering in your head and making
you sing it out loud.
The plot has a lot of potential, as every volume offers a different
story while presenting the same set of characters. If you have
played Emi's Fantasies,
you will probably get my meaning. The events make me think of
playing RPGs, where you, the player, choose your characters and
determine their paths.
|Art/Animation: 8 Story/Plot:
8 Characters: 7 Sounds: 7 Ecchi Level: 9
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