Hot Juicy Teacher Vol. #3 (of 3) (Mania.com)
Review Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2005
What They Say
Hiromi meets Mikoto Todo, sister of Honoka Todo. He becomes close with her and she offers Hiromi her sister to protect him. Meanwhile, Yuichiro now has two teachers as his personal slaves, but his sights are set higher and his conquest does not end there. He now has eyes on Honoka Todo!
Hot Juicy Teacher comes to a confused and garbled conclusion as those with the power simply get mean and what little story is left just falls apart.
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. Unfortunately, this is also the only language track on there as no dub was produced for the release. The Japanese track is a decent sounding stereo mix that doesn't have a whole lot of activity going on in terms of directionality but does have a nice full sounding effect overall. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.
Originally released in 2002, the transfer for this OVA is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The transfer for this release overall looks really good. During the episode, there's some occasional aliasing where the lines start losing their smoothness and turn jagged but this is pretty minimal. Colors look good and maintain a solid feel even during the dark blacks and blues, cross coloration is pretty much a non-issue and the show is presented with the original opening and ending. At the end of it, a translated section of credits rolls as well.
Whil Japan Anime has been using great covers, the material for this series must be weak since the first volume was great but the subsequent ones just felt off and almost like they weren't trying. Thie one leaves us with another teacher in bondage as the students surround her but it's simply just so dark with the outfits and background and a rather unappealing shot of the woman that it doesn't entice in the slightest. The back cover provides several shots from the show and plenty of nudity and action. The summary is fairly short but well done while the bottom half is a much cleaned up and nicely laid out technical section and production information piece. No insert is included with this release.
The main layout along the right side which looks brightened up a bit while the left has some swirling video effects looping around. Selections are lined along the left side and are quick and easy to navigate while a brief loop of music plays along to the menu. Access times are nice and fast and the layout very simple to navigate as there isn't much here beside the show and the trailers.
The only included extra is a slideshow of artwork from the show.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
When Hot Juicy Teacher started it out, it wowed us with some sweet looking artwork and opened with a potentially interesting storyline which is subsequently seemed to drop after about ten minutes as it moved onto something else as the setting changed and the lead character almost became diminished. As it progressed, the show developed a rather mean tone and as the final volume of the show plays out, it keeps to that and just becomes more and more uninteresting.
A lot of the things that are just unappealing about it is how badly the characters that are under submission get treated. That is part of the submissive side but that's typically in more controlled relationships and where it's not something where the characters are trying to dominate and crush the other person. For Hiromi, his natural attraction to Mikoto and hers to him leads to some uncomfortable scenes where the head teacher has them up in her little dungeon room and forces him to have anal sex with her, which leads to a bloody mess of its own, but she gets him to do it by sticking her heel in his own back end which makes it even bloodier and more cringe inducing. The material simply doesn't appeal at all at this point.
For Yuichiro, he's still intent on fixing some things and making a change in how things are going at this school and he learns, upon making his way into the dungeon lair of the queen bitch of the school, makes his target Honoka, the science teacher who has come up with the nasty little liquid that causes the sexual intensity to go up. He messes with her nicely but things don't go well for him in the long run as he's being watched and manipulated into everything he's doing. His attempts to make things right lead him to being caught up in the disturbing dominating clutches that Hiromi finds himself in. It's not a pretty thing and it turns just as bloody and cringe inducing as those scenes.
The story really goes out the window for the most part here from whatever little was left of it and it just feels so very uninteresting right from the start. When Hiromi gets his anal rape sequence the interesting level just drops off considerably and what little attempts to keep it going just lead into more disturbing areas that aren't worth watching. The series started off interesting enough and looked like it could be fun but it really just wanted to settle into a realm of sexual fetishes that don't appeal and whose animation seemed to drop with each new episode. There's a serious cruel streak running through the show that I'm sure appeals to people and they'll enjoy this far more than I did but it left me just wanting it all to be over at the end.
Japanese 2.0 Language,English Subtitles,Slideshow
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: D+
Audio Rating: B
Video Rating: B+
Packaging Rating: B-
Menus Rating: B
Extras Rating: C+
Age Rating: 18 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: JapanAnime
Running time: 30
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Hot Juicy Teacher