Immoral Sisters 2 (of 1) (Mania.com)
Review Date: Saturday, June 25, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
What They Say
Taketo returns for another competition with his father to see who can bed Yukie, and as many members of her family at one time and how often. Will they be able to call a truce, or will the sisters be caught in the crossfire? And when Yumi, his father’s secretary, gets in on the act, a six-way is inevitable.
Following-up on the first part of the OVA series, the strange new family must deal with the arrival of daddy.
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. The stereo mix is fairly standard for this kind of release where other than the music, very little of it really uses the stereo channels in any really effective way. Incidental sounds and dialogue are primarily center channel based and comes across clearly. We didn't have any problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback of either language track.
Originally released to video in 2003, the transfer for this two OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. Much like the original OVA series, the quality of the animation is great here and the transfer shows of much of the beauty with the colors and the designs. The transfer isn't flawless and nor are the masters in a sense as there's a bit of aliasing going on in a few scenes that's pretty minimal but some will notice it. The other is that recent trend of shows that have their brightness turned up, which means we get a couple of scenes where all the women are undressed and their already pale bodies seem to glow because of how the masters are. It's all how the animation was done so it's not a transfer issue but it's something that continues to bother with the releases that are like that.
The design for the cover is nice and continues to show that the folks at Kitty & Media Blasters love to use the length of a cover whenever they can. This time it's got a really good shot of the two sisters together (and the detail holds up much better here than when used in the menu) with plenty of panty showing as they get to embracing each other. There's an obscured shot of one of them in throes of passion to the left underneath some roses and the covers use of pink just works perfectly. This is a great looking cover all around. The back cover goes back to the normal layout and provides a full strip of images from the show along the right while one on the left does a full length shot of Yuki getting it from behind. The minimal plot results in a minimal summary and the rest of the cover is filled out with the production and technical information. No insert is included with this release.
The main menu is a decent looking static piece with a bit too much aliasing along some of the hair line areas but it's still an attractive piece as it has the two sisters getting close and their already shrunken clothes moving about in the right way. It's all set to a brief loop of the vocal song from the show and the menu navigation is pretty straightforward and simple. Access times are nice and fast and the disc correctly read our players' language presets and played accordingly.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The first couple of episodes of Immoral Sisters was the type of show that certainly garnered a number of fans due to its slick animation, deviant plot and the way that it managed to just have the lead character subjugate all the women in the household while the man of the house was away. Over that series Taketo managed to pretty much get what he wanted and with the help of Yumi, more than he certainly expected.
So where do you follow-up from there? Daddy's coming home! The entire family greets him at the airport – even Taketo – and the situation gets tense right from the start. Yukie introduces him as a new member of the family that's helped out a lot while their father was away but he's not liking what he sees in Taketo or the changes that his family seems to have undergone while he was out on a business trip again. These trips appear to be quite frequent and as we come to learn, part of the reason is that he's impotent in regards to his wife Yukie. This leads him into a shame spiral and she feels that she's not able to provide him with what he needs so there's some raw feelings between the two that just never seem to get fixed.
With Taketo there, his brusque nature allows him to push things out into the open. He just barges into the room when Yukie was with him and trying to arouse him to no avail and he simply starts in on Yukie right there, showing his ownership of her. Even worse, he had just been in the hall with Tomoko where she had been watching her parents and getting off on that, so her father now sees her there half undressed. And wouldn't you know what gets daddy going? Yep, you guessed it.
Apparently he's even gone so far as to take her school swimsuit with him on all his trips so it'd be close to him. He's got quite a thing for Tomoko but has never acted on it for the fear of what would happen afterwards. Events lead in that direction however and Taketo nudges them along nicely so that he can entrap him into doing what he wants to do thereby giving him plenty of ammunition and blackmail material if needed. Slowly but surely, the entire family starts screwing each other over and over, privately and publicly, leading to all sorts of interesting and arousing situations.
But it's all ok really because even though it's a family, nobody is actually a blood relation! How convenient! The daughters are adopted and obviously the marriage isn't by blood, so everyone gets to fulfill their desires but still keep it all in the family. Tomoko gets to scream out all kinds of daddy related material while he's screwing her on his desk and he gets to hear it and enjoy it even though it's not technically true. Even Rumi gets into things when she realizes that sleeping with her stepfather will allow her to let go of the fears of being kicked out of the house. Yukie's got it the roughest for a bit as she's mostly just teased along but even she finally gets to experience something she hasn't had in ages in being screwed by her husband.
There's one really great sequence where Taketo, Yumi and Tomoko hit the ferris wheel and all three of them engage in quite the sequence. What's amusing is that they actively point out who's watching and that only serves to arouse them more even though they deny it. This was one of the highlight sequences of this volume but it has a lot of really good material all the way through, right down to a massive family orgy at the end. It really helps that the character designs are attractive and the animation is pretty fluid and without many noticeable shortcuts so you get to doubly enjoy the experience. This set of episodes basically takes what came in the first couple of episodes and carries through to the logical conclusion without flinching.
The material here may make some queasy while others will just chuckle at the cute way out of making it really offensive and instead making it pretty simple and technically innocent. The family here is an amusing one that's dealing with a situation that's beyond the normal and finds that what's considered acceptable by some may not work for them and they have to figure something else out. These two episodes wrap things up fairly nicely but there's always room for more. Though a long time in coming, it's definitely worth the wait for a sense of conclusion to the show and to see what happens when the man of the house gets involved in his kids.
Japanese 2.0 Language,English 2.0 Language,English Subtitles
Panasonic PT50LC13 50" LCD RP HDTV, Zenith DVB-318 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player via DVI, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.
Mania Grade: B
Audio Rating: B+
Video Rating: A-
Packaging Rating: A
Menus Rating: B
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: 18 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Kitty Media
Running time: 60
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Immoral Sisters