It’s compilation time again as material from a few shows are mashed together for just the action.
What They Say
Come and watch some of the hottest anime girls get freaky tonight! They're dripping wet from excitement and can't wait!
This release is a monolingual production with only the original Japanese language track, in stereo, present here and encoded at 192kbps. It’s about what you’d expect as a lot of these shows are hard to even qualify as low budget productions so the audio is really basic and essentially a full mix without any real directionality or depth to it. Not that it needs it since so much of the show is flat and simple. What we do get is decent and serves the material well by not having any problems with dropouts, distortions or any other issues.
Anime Sluts, being a compilation, is presented each of the shows original aspect ratios which is thankfully all full frame material. Quality varies mostly by what the source material is like as the better animated parts hold up with a cleaner look while the MS Paint adventures have a fair bit of line noise and some mild cross coloration as well. Overall it’s fairly decent if you take into account the variance of the source shows, but it’s not something that’s going to stand out. What really, really detracts from this release is that the subtitles are burned into the print since they’re compilation pieces from other shows ASM has released. And since they were done at different times with different software or styles, each of the fonts looks different so there isn’t any consistency there either.
While the style may not be for everyone, I really enjoy the artwork style that ASM uses for their covers and this compilation is no different. The cover artwork features five different goals in various poses, some mildly clothed while most are completely naked and showing it all, with the logo in the center. The designs are highly appealing with the colors and detail though I continue to really cringe at the title itself in the center. The back cover features more of the characters, some naked and some not, with a couple of simple taglines that you’d expect to sell a compilation. The bottom covers the basics of the show and its technical information. Thankfully, because of the explicit nature, there’s a reverse side cover that’s not as explicit. The front cover uses the same artwork but adds in some clothes while the back cover zooms in on things to hide some of the explicit material. Sometimes more clothing is better!
The menu design for Anime Sluts is pretty basic with a photo montage along the right side with various pieces from the show while the logo is on the left with the menu navigation below it. There’s not much on the disc besides the show overall, and no language setup because of the hard subtitles, so it’s a simple and easy to run with menu that lets you get right into the show.
The only real extra included is about four minutes worth of still shots from various scenes that are spaced about ten seconds apart.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Compilation volumes of series are difficult no matter the source material, but adult material tends to be able to stand it better because you’re just going in to watch it for the action scenes themselves. An hour of action scenes from various Hollywood action TV series or movies wouldn’t be terribly engaging overall, at least past the first few minutes, but with hentai you’re watching it for a different kind of thrill.
Adult Source Media hits up another compilation with Anime Sluts and it mirrors their previous one overall as it takes scenes from various no-budget hentai productions and some low-budget ones that they have previously released on DVD such as Android. There’s no real changeover between scenes, it juts flows right into the next one, but there is some mild continuity as the no-budget portion of the show deals with a teacher and student piece involving a young woman named Madoka who really gets around. These are from the MS Paint trove of shows that ASM has found somewhere and has put out as bonus episodes on their previous releases that continue to boggle me. I really would like to know the origins of them and what really was the motivation for making them. After watching the show, I went back and watched a few of the scenes again at 10x and I think that may be the real way to watch them as they’re hysterical, especially the segment involving a whipping.
The mixture of the two styles overall is one that really just points out the no-budget quality of those scenes, but they are certainly ones that you can have fun making a drinking game over. They don’t really provide the intent of what hentai is, which is eroticism on some level, which is why these kinds of compilations fall short. Especially in this day and age. Perhaps back in the dark days of the 90’s before mainstream internet made such material so easily available, young men would flock to it and find it titillating on some level. Now, however, it’s at best served as bonus material on a real release, not making up the bulk of its own release as this isn’t material worth paying for. And if you like what you see in the better sections, you’re better off finding Harumi and Android and watching those in full.
Japanese 2.0 Language, English Subtitles (Non-Removable)
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" LCoS 1080P HDTV, Sony PlayStation3 Blu-ray player via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.