Living Sex Toy Delivery Vol. #2 (of 2) (Mania.com)

By:Luis Cruz
Review Date: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Release Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



What They Say
Shouji is abducted to be used as disposable prey for a mysterious sex party. Barely escaping with his life, he vows revenge on all the women that were involved. Recruiting Yuka as his accomplice, he moves forward with his plans for the ultimate payback!

Using the explicit photographs and information that Yuka gathers for him as bait, Shouji stuffs his tormentors in a cardboard box and forces them into despicable carnal acts and shocking public humiliation!

The Review!
Shouji continues his "revenge in a box" scheme in this second Living Sex Toy Delivery. Unfortunately, the contents of the delivery have not changed much.

Audio:
For my primary viewing session, I listened to the Japanese audio; it is a simple stereo mix with the action concentrated on the center of the soundstage. There were no noticeable defects.

Video:
NuTech always provides a good video transfer, and this title is no exception. Bright colors and yellow, readable subtitles are the norm with one or two glaring grammatical errors in the subtitles. The animation is good looking better than most titles from this genre.

Packaging:
Shouji’s piercing gaze focuses on a bound Maria. The title is written across the middle of the cover with the "Totally Uncensored" bar; at the bottom and the standard NuTech warning bar at the top.

The back cover contains the requisite synopsis surrounded by screenshots. The warning bar is present at the top while the NuTech URL is at the bottom. A listing of the staff and a listing of the DVD features round out the back cover. There was no insert inside the case.

Menu:
Before the main menu loads, a brief animation piece sets up the background for the show. The main menu consists of a clip from the show playing in the background along with the haunting music that plays throughout the show. There was no delay time when transitioning between menus.

Extras:
The only real extra is a slideshow of images while more music plays in the background. Other than that, you have a screen that tells you about NuTech’s web site.

Content:(please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
After working his way up the sex party chain, Shouji learns that the two women who left him for dead are Akitsuki Maria, an executive, and Saijyo Satsuki, a college professor. Shouji also learns that a mysterious "chairman" has warned Satsuki that he is not dead and is taking revenge on the party-goers.

But first, he takes his revenge on Kirijima Nanami, a model by day and a call girl by night. After he is through with her, he sets his sights on Maria. The scenes are pretty much what was seen in the first volume but was thankfully scat-free. The focus is more on light bondage and orgies.

The introduction of a "chairman" tries to give the plot some sort of larger aspect, but it merely comes off as an obvious ploy to give Shouji more women to target especially since the volume ends with "To Be Continued". As with the previous volume, there is not much I can find in this title that is worth recommending.

Features
Japanese Language,English Language,English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Mitsubishi 27" TV, Pioneer DVL-919, Sony STR-DE915 DD receiver, Bose Acoustimass-6 speakers, generic S-Video and audio cable.




Mania Grade: C-
Audio Rating: A
Video Rating: B
Packaging Rating: B-
Menus Rating: A
Extras Rating: D+
Age Rating: 18 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: NuTech Digital, Inc.
MSRP: 24.95
Running time: 30
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Living Sex Toy