From the animation director of City Hunter and Captain
Harlock comes another brilliant masterpiece. Almost along
the lines of thought presented in Sins
of the Flesh, Sins of the Sisters is also set in a
world where religion, particularly that of the Catholic Faith,
becomes a source of conflict and internal struggle. Sins of
the Sisters, however, uses history as its leverage. From there,
all time--past, present, future--coincide to settle an avenging
spirit's old score.
Sins of the Sisters is full of abstractions. Like in Sins
of the Flesh, one must know what surfaces to scratch in order
to fully comprehend the subliminal meanings behind what is being
shown. In short, shallow appreciation is an unforgiveable crime.
The character design is brilliant because every figure has so
many facets, so many forms. In the earlier part of the anime,
telling one soul from another can be quite difficult, considering
the subtle play of emotion in every time frame. This is the main
challenge, however, because the twists and turns reside on every
character's past, present, and future selves. This is where basic
philosophical premises come to play.
The hentai scenes are quite mild, though. The only shocking element
comes from the androgynous females in this title. They have a
special music video clip at the end of the final episode, but
it's actually one of the more intimate scenes shared by Aiko and
her ladylove. If you must buy Sins of the Sisters, buy
it not for the sex, but mostly for its plot. In truth, even if
you remove all those lovemaking sequences, you'd still have a
beautiful series with a definitive story in your hands.