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AKA: フロントイノセント (Front Innocent), Lady Innocent
Genre: Hentai
Length: OAV, 25 minutes
Distributor: R1 DVD from Kitty Media
Content Rating: AO (explicit sex)
Related Series: N/A
Also Recommended: Koihime, Wet Summer Nights
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Another Lady Innocent

Synopsis

During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.

(from http://www.anime-legion.net/)

Review

So, if you've looked at the copyright information for this title, you might recognize a familiar name: Satoshi Urushihara. If you'll recall, he's the creator of, among other things, Plastic Little, the anime that singlehandedly invented the Jiggle Counter (tm).

So how does this apply to hentai? DAMN WELL, thank you. It makes perfect sense: after all, the creators have taken one man's obsession with animating bouncing breasts perfectly and given him the time and the budget to showcase this talent for making it come to life, swaying nipples and all. Hell, actual vulvas are rare in anime to begin with, as so much of it is simply just left undetailed. But not here. The sex is detailed and nearly relentless, and the girls are invariably Urushihara-cute. It's as if they have somehow cloned Captain Tina purely for the sake of mass orgasm. Also, no flashing lights, no gallons of spooge across the screen ... it's almost shocking, though there is some recycled animation, which is forgivable.

Where does this leave the plot? I'm not sure that most people will really care, and they didn't throw enough of a budget at the script for it to matter. In fact, the whole Lord Mark angle shows up for about ten seconds during the actual episode, and then only afterwards in the preview for Volume Two, which hasn't actually apparently been made yet. Oops. At least the inclusion of a backstory is kinda nice, and for a change, they don't strip down the little kid versions of the characters too. Yay!

Still, a lot of this is really incredibly silly, even for a silly genre. From the moment you first see Carson's maid harem (in maid frocks that *don't* cover tits or ass or crotch at all), it's hard not to stifle laughter. Even worse is when Carson is shooting a load into the maid on his lap, and suddenly his daughter, the main character Fey, runs in the room and hugs him mid-creampie. Only in hentai, I guess, but far worse things have happened in this genre.

Mild WTFery aside, Another Lady Innocent features appealing-looking adult characters having frequent, detailed, consensual sex in a vaguely period setting and costumes. It's strange, but almost refreshing to see out-and-out anime porn this well done.

This rating rides almost purely on the strength of the animation. Sticklers for plot should drop a star and watch a different genre.Carlos Ross

Recommended Audience: ADULTS ONLY! Explicit sex, and lots of it. There is an implied rape or threat thereof in the preview for the (as yet unproduced) second episode.



Version(s) Viewed: R1 DVD
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Another Lady Innocent © 2005 Satoshi Urushihara / Moonrock