Title: School of Darkness
Genre: Psycho Thriller
Credits: 1996 Pink Pineapple
US Release: NuTech
First Story - Yuko is trying to escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend,
Taki. After a horrible incident, Yuko seeks out Ayano, her best
friend and lover. Ayano invites Yuko to join her in the shower,
where she uses her tongue to comfort both Yuko's mind and luscious
Ayano is starting a new research project, and as part of her project,
she possesses an ancient scroll, a mummified body part, and a dagger.
Yuko offers to help her with her research by doing a biological
analysis on the mummified part. Several days later, Yuko endures
another traumatic encounter with Taki. After forcing himself on
Yuko, he commits an unimaginable act, leading to the resurrection
of the Lust-Demon!!! This time, the Demon will not be easily subdued...
A story filled with horror and mystery, you'll be sure to enjoy
this visual feast filled with red-hot sex and nightmarish imagery...
Second Story - Shiori, Kyoko, Yuko and Akemi are on a camping trip
with their teachers, Ms. Yayoi Mizuno and her fiancee, Mr. Tatsuya
Kubo. Surrounded by nature, good times and laughter fill the campground.
The class slut, Kyoko, quenches her lust by swallowing the cock
of a stranger. Later, she pants with pleasure as her boyfriend takes
her from behind in the great outdoors. Tatsuya prepares Yayoi for
a long night of hardcore sex as he gently probes her with his tongue
and fingers. Akemi and Yuko cry out in ecstasy as they furiously
pump away, connected by a double-ended dildo. Shiori, alone in her
tent, spreads her legs to finger her dripping pussy... Suddenly,
late at night, a fierce storm destroys the campground, and their
belongings. Everyone rushes into the nearby forest for cover. Unaware
of the terrifying horrors in their future, they wander deeper into
You know there’s something unique about a hentai title
when you notice little details that make it different from
the rest of the flock. In School of Darkness’ case,
it’s the essence of sweet revenge. Let’s delve
a little deeper into this angle a bit later, shall we?
First things first, School of Darkness actually reminds me
of Angel of Darkness.
It’s easy to mistake one for the other, for obvious
reasons (d-uh? Check the title). Both were set in campuses,
or at least had student-teacher situations. Both had diabolical
beings resulting from human experimentation. Both have central
characters getting possessed by said diabolical being. Both
never ran out of male chauvinist pigs hell-bent on slaking
their lust on every female flesh in sight.
I mentioned sweet revenge in the first paragraph. That’s
where the difference lies. School of Darkness is divided into
three parts, wherein the first volume stood on its own while
the second and last volumes form one whole story. The first
story had one violated teacher exacting vengeance on her rapist
boyfriend by draining his life force…and this only after
her vaginal muscles do the unthinkable. She then goes on to
suck the life of every sex maniac that crosses her path. It’s
not that she hates these maniacal bastards, it’s just
that they’re such easy prey. And all these are thanks
to an ancient demon that must feed on men.
The second story is about an experimental flora that must
fuse with a superior creature so that it may evolve into something
powerfully sinister. It’s not the plant itself that
I’m concerned with. It’s how the teacher Yayoi’s
relationship with her fiancé, Tatsuya, develops. At
first glance, you’d think they’re the love team
of the century: Tatsuya treating Yayoi with utmost care; brushing
her hair with his hands; adorning her tresses with pretty
white flowers; kissing her gently as they lay on a bed of
floral beauty. But wait! Don’t let Tatsuya get hungry,
because he metamorphs into a sadistic moron who bosses everyone
around. Not only that, it turns out that he’s not as
sweet or faithful as I was initially set up to believe. Now
this is where the interesting part comes in. Yayoi, thanks
to the experimental plant, leads Tatsuya into thinking that
his being a first class a-hole is perfectly all right with
her. And then when his guard is completely down…KATCHAK!
Let’s just say, I wouldn’t wish to be a man at
You might say that male mutilation is common in h-anime of
the horror genre, although this is the first time I’ve
actually seen dismemberment. Most of them
usually just cut off arms and legs…you know, limbs that
aren’t important in Hentaidom. But not with this one.
It hits right where it hurts most. What makes School of Darkness
unique is that phallic symbols no longer dominate the scenes.
Almost everything is about the vagina, from the backgrounds
down to the actual monsters.
Ok, I know I sound like I enjoyed seeing men being treated
that way, but I don’t. There is one
guy in this anime that is worth saving. Who that is, I’d
leave it up to you to find out. Unfortunately, as with all
H horror flicks, there is nary a happy ending to be found
here. My heart goes out to that guy. Excuse me while I sit
in a corner and cry.
The digitally re-mastered artwork and animation progress
from very bad to very good. So if you find yourself sneering
at the first volume’s crude art in disgust, wait till
you reach the final volume. Bonuses are standard NuTech: Dubbing/Subbing
options, preview trailers, animated chapter previews, and
H-scenes are very graphic, although I find myself wishing
they were longer. Nevertheless, I would still recommend this
to the avid anime porn fan—even to the guys out there.
It’s just a matter of knowing when to close your eyes.
Story/Plot: 7 Characters: 6 Sounds: 6 Ecchi
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