Tomomi and Takashi are two high school students (oh, come on, those school uniforms are a dead giveaway!) who are trying to take that next step towards adulthood - losing their virginity. But Takashi's lack of passion really puts a damper on things until he accidentally spies his teacher, Misaki-sensei, getting felt up on the train one day. He decides he wants to give it a try, and soon after, he and his teacher have an affair. (Amazing what a little bit of sexual harassment can do for you.) However, this still leaves Tomomi high and dry … but Misaki-sensei guides Takashi towards an inevitable meeting with his girlfriend that aims to fulfill all their desires.
Okay, was that flowery enough for you?
I'm surprised this one hasn't landed in SoftCel's or NuTech's library yet … or if it has, it's been renamed or I've just plain not noticed. For one, Hi.Me.Go.To is very well-drawn and well-animated for a hentai title, which is quite worth noting in a genre that is usually home to the worst animation in the business. The girls are pretty, the action has a decent frame-rate, and you can see they were even trying to go somewhere with the story. One could even say it's vaguely reminiscent of Please Teacher or Virgin Night in premise.
Unfortunately, this isn't either of those titles. This is porn.
Hi.Me.Go.To is a Pink Pineapple title in every way, so while the sex, I mean, animation runs smoothly, the screenwriting does not. The simply unbelievable teacher-student(s) affair was bad enough, but the climactic scene with Tomomi and Takashi rutting in a train station bathroom stall lands squarely in the category of "least romantic places to take your girlfriend's virginity". They didn't even bother to rent a room at the Aloha Motel.
Also, unlike many Pink Pineapple titles previously released in the States, Hi.Me.Go.To is not softcore. The sex is explicit and onscreen, though it's still subject to the ridiculous and idiosyncratic mosaics over the genital areas, as if we don't know what's going on. Not that this is for the squeamish to begin with, of course, but some Westerners might be a bit weirded out by the idea of high-school-girl Tomomi getting it on. Of course, this is hentai, so you get what you deserve if you watch this. All in all, it's neither blazingly offensive as the worst episodes of Cool Devices, nor just plain bad as U-Jin Brand.
If all you want is sex, then you'll get a LOT of it, especially for a one-shot (no pun intended). It's actually quite well-animated, too, so if you want to get your rocks off to some high school nookie, go right on ahead.
However, if you're looking for serious, earnest erotica, this ain't it.
Add two stars if all you're looking for is sex, and don't mind the ridiculously stupid and contrived situations that lead to it. Otherwise, a naughty, but often weird take on the student-teacher taboo. — Carlos Ross
Recommended Audience: Adults only. Duh. Graphic sex. Graphic sex. And even more graphic sex. Of course, if you're browsing this far into the review, chances are that you won't think of this as a bad thing.
Version(s) Viewed: Digital, raw Japanese
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Hi.Me.Go.To © 2001 UROBOROS / Pink Pineapple
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