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AKA: いっしょにとれーにんぐ026(おふろ)(Issho ni Training 026: Ofuro); Stretch Time with Hinako
Genre: Fanservice / ecchi
Length: OAV, 25 minutes
Distributor: Currently licensed by Sentai Filmworks through their Maiden Japan label.
Content Rating: 16+ (nudity, incessant fan service)
Related Series: Training with Hinako, Sleeping with Hinako
Also Recommended: Committing seppuku for shaming your ancestors by watching this.
Notes: None.

Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko


Time to join Hinako in the bath! But don't think you're gonna get to see all of her without a bit of training ... time for some stretches! And then she's joined in the bath by a friend ...


This whole franchise is a stretch, but let's go with it.

What's hilarious about this show is that, despite being in the bath, Hinako never quite reveals the bits that would land this show in the Adults Only section of this website. Instead, we return to the exercise format of the first episode, though again there's those pesky cameramen to ensure the audience is paying attention to anything but fitness. And then Hinako's twelve-year-old (ATTENTION: NOT EVEN LEGAL IN JAPAN!) friend Hiyoko shows up to join her in the bath, and this whole franchise leaps headlong into ecchi territory with the kind of skinship groping that only a perverted Japanese man would be ballsy enough to animate into a cartoon.

In a series with no fourth wall, so you're right there with them.

I have to imagine my sixteen-year-old self would have pretty much thought the Hinako series was the coolest thing, like, ever, but my thirty-three-year-old self is having a hard time typing thanks to having one palm essentially stapled to my face through the entirety of this show, largely because I am not Glenn Quagmire. It's embarrassing, it's brainless, it's a lot of shoulders and knees and backs and blushing teenage girls groping each other and moaning because this sort of stuff clearly happens all the time in Japan.

We do at least get an in-depth cultural look at how bathing in Japan is fundamentally different than in Western countries, and as always, Mai Kadowaki is insanely cute as Hinako, but, you know ...

Honestly, why do I even bother writing full paragraphs about this? People who really like watching naked young cartoon girls might very well add a star or two, but frankly, why waste your time when there's plenty of hentai you could be watching instead? Carlos/Giancarla Ross

Recommended Audience: Rear nudity and censored frontal nudity. And lots of underage boob-groping. As this title constantly skirts the line of pornography, there is absolutely no reason this title should be anywhere near young children.

Version(s) Viewed: Dgitial source
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko © 2012 2010 Primastea
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