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AKA: 性裁前編, Vanilla Series: Seisai, Sex Judge
Genre: Hentai suspense
Length: OAV, 2 episodes, 25 minutes each
Distributor: R1 DVD by Critical Mass / Right Stuf Entertainment
Content Rating: AO (explicit violence, rape, violence)
Related Series: Vanilla Series
Also Recommended: I recommend watching something completely different. Like Wet Summer Days.
Notes: Part of the omnibus Vanilla Series label.
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Vanilla Series: Perverse Investigations

Synopsis

High-schoolers "College students" Negishi Masayoshi and his sister Kizuna are mourning their favorite teacher "professor", Yuko-sensei, who was killed in a presumed accident, falling off the roof of the school.

Masayoshi has his suspicions that his teacher's attempts to enforce moral behavior among the students may have contributed to her not-so-accidental fall. With a band of his friends, he resolves to punish those responsible for her death, but as always, there is more here than is apparent on the surface.

Review

Hey, lookee, animated porn with a plot!

In past installments, the Vanilla Series has made something of a reputation for itself as more than a simple spooge fest, and Seisai (hilariously, if honestly retitled as Perverse Investigations) is no exception. However, instead of just sex, this short series features a rather creepy, sadistic, and occasionally over-the-top storyline which is often effective ... at making me really freaking queasy.

Still, most people aren't going to be watching this for the plot. The sex is about on par with most hentai, and while not particularly well-animated, it's not the worst I've ever seen either. The character designs are also fairly standard - I mean, gee, who'd have guessed that the girl with the pigtails was the school slut? *raises hand* And gee, is that Masayoshi breaking out the handcuffs? Hmm.

As the plot progresses, it becomes fairly obvious that Masayoshi isn't quite letting on his real motives in "punishing" the guilty, and I caught on to the "twist ending" pretty early. Still, the internal monologue was rather interesting, though it didn't dull the fact that almost every sex scene was non-consensual (something I find difficult to understand as "entertainment"). A gang rape near the middle of the series comes off as particularly brutal.

In the end, the "twist ending" is a total head-scratcher, and it's obvious that much of the plot was intended to be an excuse for sex (or, more correctly, rape), rather than coherent. You almost have to ask yourself why they even bothered, when all is said and done. On balance, these Perverse Investigations at least attempt to be somewhat interesting. That's gotta count for something, right?

Rape, rape, and more rape, with a couple of gang bangs thrown in for good measure. I guess you could add a star if you like this sort of thing. Carlos Ross

Recommended Audience: ADULTS ONLY. Lots of explicit sex, the majority of it nonconsensual and occasionally violent. One character death early in the series.



Version(s) Viewed: R1 DVD
Review Status: Full (2/2)
Vanilla Series: Perverse Investigations © 2003 Blue Gale / Digital Works