Hot Juicy Teacher Vol. #2 (of 3) (Mania.com)

By:Chris Beveridge
Review Date: Friday, October 07, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2005



What They Say
Yuichiro continues to plot his revenge against the Hot Juicy Teachers while Hiromi continues to bare the punishment to protect the one he loves. Same place, same time, two different stories. How will the two different sides connect with each other?

The Review!
Yuichiro finds his calling in the school now and begins to set his agenda into place step by step, woman by woman.

Audio:
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.

Video:
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.

Packaging:
While nowhere near as slick as the first volume, the second volume has a good looking setup of Yuichiro raising one of the teachers skits in class with a pointer while she's partially undressed. The style looks a bit softer and less defined than the first cover but it works well nonetheless. The artwork is just very attractive and the colors look great in combination with the design. 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.

Menu:
The main layout brings in a shot from the show of one of the teachers with her glasses on at the desk in front of her students while the Principal is set along the side in a different shot. Selections are lined along the center 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.

Extras:
The only included extra is a slideshow of artwork from the show.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The first installment of this series had a fair bit to do in order to set up the characters and why they are like they are, from moving Yuichiro out of the good guy image that he was into the more calculating type he is now, as well as establishing the level of power with the principal and how she is with her newly arrived daughter teaching at the school. This installment lets things heat up a bit more in several sex scenes that start moving the plot along.

Hiromi is still finding things difficult with the principal now giving him a hard time and making sure she's taking him further than the nurse did in the previous episode. Her methods are more cruel in some ways but more forward and simply far less gentle in general. Hiromi's such a wet milksop that he takes whatever he gets but at the same time how can you blame him? It may be messy with him pissing himself but he is getting some mighty fine looking women to jump all over him.

Yuichiro's domination over a teacher continues on nicely here as he basically has her in chains at one point and continues to work away at her. To his surprise, he's actually seen by the principal while doing this as she walks along the paths but instead of reprimanding him she drops her own panties and starts to enjoy the show which of course only stimulates him more and more. But he really has no idea how to handle this woman yet. When he comes across Hiromi later on being abused by a bunch of the guys again, he's ready to stop it but when it's pointed out that the principal is watching, he realizes he's better off not going near him at the moment. This is also a pivotal moment of the show because it introduces the old janitor, a man who knows everything that's going on and things that aren't as he gives Yuichiro a key to the social studies room and the idea that things should be done slowly and in steps.

It's from this point that he begins to start making his moves to take down the principal by going after the other teachers and bringing them under his control. To move beyond the basic nurse and teacher archetypes we've already seen, he heads off to the spacious and grand indoor swimming area where the teacher for that is quickly taken advantage of while she's in the pool. So now we move on to another teacher but she gets to wear the tight fighting spandex like school swimsuit. It's at least not like the junior high school ones though as it allows for far easier access. This volume brings in some pretty good sex scenes overall but it continues to move in the non-consensual direction and the bit of scat with Hiromi early on is just disturbing in general. This is close to on par with the first volume but without the extra setup that we had to go through.

In Summary:
Though the agenda isn't entirely clear yet, you know it has to be good when the creepy old janitor appears and hands you the keys to the castle. His words of wisdom resonate with Yuichiro and give him the impetus he needs to start making things right in a place where he sees a lot of wrongs. While I'm not keen on some of the sex in this installment, it's about the same as what we got in the previous volume and there are some good scenes to be had.

Features
Japanese 2.0 Language,English Subtitles.Slideshow

Review Equipment
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: B
Menus Rating: B
Extras Rating: C+
Age Rating: 18 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: JapanAnime
MSRP: 24.98
Running time: 30
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Hot Juicy Teacher