Tentacles, back in fashion?!
When an anime is as aesthetically pleasing as La Blue Girl
Returns, occasionally minor details are overlooked
this case, the plot. Really, I'm sure there is one, but for
some reason I never seem able to follow it too attentively.
Somewhere along the line though, while searching for the Shikima
brain in order to prevent further attacks on the realm (as
seen in episodes one and two), certain forces assigned to
protect it are alerted to our favorite ninja girls' prying.
Cue tentacles emerging from a computer monitor (be afraid,
be very afraid) and Fubuki slipping into a dream where she
is whipped good by - you guessed it - tentacles! Yaku enters
said dream to save Fubuki by undergoing some sort of hypnosis
- curiously, she has to be naked for this to happen. This
is why I love this show. Oh and she finds Miko there too;
cue more tentacles
The DVD contains episodes three and four of this brand spanking
new OVA series and manage to introduce yet another sexy femme
fatale Nanako, a cute, perky (ahem) young girl with bright
pink hair who takes an immediate liking to Miko; obviously
it's not just horrific, ugly, tentacle-sprouting demons that
find Miko alluring. But hey, it makes for interesting viewing!
At heart La Blue Girl has always possessed a certain charm
and innocence, despite the unsavory goings on. As in Lady
Blue, Miko pursues a love interest and it's extremely cute
to see her blush and fumble with her words. It's also this
that I find most jarring about the show. Part comedy, part
romance, part brutal rape, rinse and repeat. There's a scene
in Shikima Lust wherein Miko begs a demon not to rape her
in front of her 'love interest', starts to cry and scream,
but of course it's in vain. Other than a few scenes, the whole
show is fairly innocuous and fun to watch. H content is slightly
lower than in previous installments, and perhaps not as gratuitous.
Detailed yes, but the scenes are not dwelled on for too long,
which may disappoint some viewers.
You know, sometimes I thank heavens for Green Bunny. They're
producing some of the most gorgeous looking hentai at the
present time, and the LBG Returns is quite possibly the best-looking
show in the American market to date. The whole thing literally
shines; the colors are amazingly vibrant and rich.
To conclude, it's not the most profound work of art and the
plot may well pass you by, as it did me, for the most part.
But it's fun, funny, silly and sexy, looks stunning, and well,
what more could you want?